Anne Watanabe

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Anne Watanabe
Anne Watanabe 2014.jpg
Watanabe at Narita-san Temple in Osaka, February 2014
Native name 渡辺 杏
Born (1986-04-14) 14 April 1986 (age 30)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality  Japan
Occupation
  • Fashion model
  • singer
  • actress
  • TV host
Years active 2010–present
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Spouse(s) Masahiro Higashide (married 2015–)
Children twin daughters (born. May 2016)
Parent(s) Ken Watanabe
Website www.topcoat.co.jp/artist/anne/

Anne Watanabe (渡辺 杏 Watanabe An?, born 14 April 1986 in Tokyo) is a Japanese fashion model, actress, and singer.[2] She is the daughter of film actor Ken Watanabe and his first wife Yumiko. In her modeling work, she is known by the mononym Anne.[3]

Career[edit]

Watanabe's first high-profile modeling season was spring/summer 2006, in which she was featured in runway shows for Anna Sui, Diane von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, and Vivienne Tam, among others. She also walked for Baby Phat, Imitation of Christ, Karl Lagerfeld, Lacoste, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Thakoon in subsequent seasons.

Watanabe has been featured in print advertisements for Anna Sui and NARS Cosmetics.[4] She was the main visual model for Sui's Secret Wish Magic Romance fragrancefor both print and video.[5]

Works[edit]

TV drama[edit]

  • Tengoku to Jigoku (TV Asahi, 2007)
  • Tenchijin (NHK, 2009), Megohime
  • Karei Naru Spy (NTV, 2009)
  • Samurai High School (NTV, 2009)
  • Shinzanmono (TBS, 2010, ep1)
  • Naka nai to Kimeta Hi (Fuji TV, 2010)
  • Joker: Yurusarezaru Sōsakan (Fuji TV, 2010)
  • Namae o Nakushita Megami (Fuji TV, 2011)
  • Yokai Ningen Bem (NTV, 2011)
  • Taira no Kiyomori (NHK, 2012), Hōjō Masako
  • xxxHOLiC (WOWOW, 2013)
  • Kasuka na Kanojo (Fuji TV, 2013)
  • Gochisōsan (NHK, 2013)
  • Hanasaki Mai Speaks Out (NTV, 2014–), Mai Hanasaki
  • Date - Koi to wa Donna Mono Kashira (Fuji TV, 2015)

Film[edit]

  • Sakura no Sono (2008)
  • Fashion Week (2009)
  • Bandage (2010)
  • Ninja Kids!!! (2011)
  • Yōkai Ningen Bem The Movie (2012)
  • Platinum Data (2013)
  • Midsummer's Equation (2013)
  • Miss Hokusai (2015), Oei (voice)
  • Hoshigaoka Wonderland (2016)
  • Golden Orchestra (2016)

Radio[edit]

  • Book Bar (2008–present, J-Wave)

Discography[edit]

Mini-albums[edit]

  • Lights (2010, Epic/Sony)
  • Ai o Anata ni (2012, Epic/Sony)

Personal life[edit]

In Japan, Watanabe is also a well-known reki-jo (history girl) -- a female history otaku.[3]

She married actor Masahiro Higashide on 1 January 2015.[6]

In May 2016, Watanabe gave birth to twin daughters.

Recognitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anne Watanabe". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 2014-12-17. 
  2. ^ "Anne to debut as a singer". Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Kuhn, Anthony. "For Japanese Women, The Past Is The Latest Fad"
  4. ^ "Anne Watanabe profile". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Magic Romance (Anna Sui) (Video) (YouTube). PrivatePerfume. October 31, 2008. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  6. ^ 杏&東出昌大が元日結婚!春には挙式・披露宴 熱愛発覚から1年 [Anne and Masahiro Higashide to marry on New Year's Day! ceremony to be held in spring]. Sponichi Annex (in Japanese). Japan: Sports Nippon Newspapers. 26 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "FEC - Fashion Editors Club of Japan". FECJ. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "テレビ番組表 - テレビ欄・番組表のSmartザテレビジョン". Smartザテレビジョン. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "エランドール賞". All Nippon Producers Association. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "Tokyo Drama Awards 2012". The Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  11. ^ "杏が橋田賞新人賞を受賞". The Hochi Shimbun. April 4, 2015. Archived from the original on April 2, 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  12. ^ "第52回ギャラクシー賞入賞作品一覧". Association Of Broadcast Critics NPO. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "杏、ギャラクシー賞個人賞!フジ「デート」などの演技評価". Sankei Shimbun. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 

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