Yu Yamada

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Yu Yamada
Native name 山田 優
Born (1984-07-05) July 5, 1984 (age 30)
Okinawa, Japan
Occupation Model, actress, singer, TV personality
Years active 1999–present
Employer K-Dash
Pony Canyon
Agent K-Dash
Spouse(s) Shun Oguri (2012-present)
Children 1
Website
ameblo.jp/yamada-yu

Yu Yamada (山田 優 Yamada Yū?, born July 5, 1984, Okinawa) is a Japanese model, actress, and singer best known from her modeling work with CanCam magazine. Shintaro Yamada is her brother.

Career[edit]

Yamada graduated from Okinawa Actors School. In 1999, while working as a model for the Japanese fashion magazine CanCam under an exclusive contract, she also worked as a singer in the group y'z factory (formed with two other students of the Okinawa Actors School) and released a total of six singles and one album, but in 2002 the group disbanded.[citation needed]

Following the group's break up, she moved to television, making her acting debut in the 2001 drama series Kabachitare! which led to many other drama roles such as in Kange! Danjiki Goikkosama, and Orange Days as well as hosting jobs for NTV’s Minna no Terebi and Fuji TV’s F1 Grand Prix.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

On March 14, 2012, Yamada married Japanese actor Oguri Shun. [1] Their first child was born in 2014.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album information Oricon
Albums
Charts
2008 Myusic
  • Released: May 14, 2008
  • Label: Pony Canyon
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD
38

Singles[edit]

Single information Notes
"Real You"
  • Released: September 20, 2006
  • Oricon Top 100 weekly peak: 10
  • From album: Myusic
"Eyes on Me"
  • Released: March 7, 2007
  • Oricon Top 100 weekly peak: 30
  • From album: Myusic
  • Label: Pony Canyon
  • Yu Yamada and this song featured in a 2007 television advertisement for Sofina Raycious cosmetics.
  • B-side: "Feel My Heart"
  • "Eyes on Me" is not to be confused with Faye Wong's song of the same name.
"Fly So High"[2]
  • Released: June 13, 2007
  • Oricon Top 100 weekly peak: 27
  • From album: Myusic
  • Label: Pony Canyon
"Fiesta! Fiesta!"
  • Released: September 5, 2007
  • Oricon Top 100 weekly peak: 47
  • From album: Myusic
  • Label: Pony Canyon
  • Yu Yamada and this song featured in another 2007 television advertisement for Sofina Raycious.
  • The B-side, "Palm", served as the ending theme to the Fuji TV horseracing show Umanade.
  • Composed by Toshinobu Kubota.
"Leave All Behind"
  • Released: April 23, 2008
"My All"
  • Released: January 21, 2009
"Free"
  • Released: May 20, 2009
  • Ending theme for the anime series Basquash!

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • Route 58 (2003) as Rin
  • Kiseki wa Sora Kara Futte Kuru (2005) as Reiko Aoyama
  • Akihabara@Deep (2006) as Akira
  • Pulukogi (2007)
  • Surf's Up (Japanese dub) (2007) as Lani Aliikai
  • Kanna-san, Daiseiko Desu! (2008) as Kanna

Dramas[edit]

  • Kabachitare! (2001)
  • Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo (2001)
  • Kangei Danjiki Goikkou-sama (2001)
  • Shiawase no Shippo (2002)
  • Cosmetic (2003)
  • Aisuru Tame ni Aisaretai Loved to Love (2003)
  • Sore wa, Totsuzen, Arashi no youni... (2004)
  • Orange Days (2004)
  • Be-Bop High School (2004)
  • Nihon no Kowai Yoru "Daiseikubi" (2004)
  • X'mas Nante Daikirai (2004)
  • Tales of Japan (2004)
  • Be-Bop High School 2 (2005)
  • Fukigen na Gene (2005)
  • Yume de Aimashou (2005)
  • Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari "Happunkan" (2005)
  • Satomi Hakenden" (2006)
  • Tsubasa no Oreta Tenshitachi "Actress" (2006)
  • Zenibana (2006)
  • Damens' Walker (2006)
  • Karei ni Naru Ichizoku (2007)
  • Zenibana 2 (2007)
  • Nodame Cantabile in Europe (2008)
  • Gokusen 3 (2008)
  • Binbō Danshi (2008)
  • Seigi no Mikata (2008)
  • Akuma no Temari Uta (2009)
  • Mei-chan no Shitsuji (2009)
  • Gakeppuchi no Eri (2010)

Anime[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oguri Shun, Yamada Yu to marry on March 14". Tokyograph. 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  2. ^ '“Fly So High”'. (September 2007) Newtype USA. Volume 6, Number 9, page 126.

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