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Aoi Miyazaki at the Élan d'or Award ceremony in 2009
November 30, 1985 |
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
(m. 2007; div. 2011)
Aoi Miyazaki (宮﨑 あおい Miyazaki Aoi?, born November 30, 1985) is a Japanese actress. She is best known for roles such as in Nana and Virgin Snow. Her brother Masaru Miyazaki is also an actor, and they starred together in the film Hatsukoi. She married Sosuke Takaoka on June 15, 2007, her partner since she was fifteen. However, they divorced in December 2011. She is considered one of Japan's most beautiful women.
Miyazaki started working in the entertainment industry at the age of four. Initially she appeared mostly in commercials, magazine advertisements, and as an extra in television dramas. Miyazaki made her film debut in Ano Natsu no Hi at the age of fourteen.
Also at the age of 14, Miyazaki began to draw international attention for her role as the survivor of a traumatic bus hijack in Shinji Aoyama's Eureka. The film won the International Federation of Film Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2000, and resulted in her receiving the Best Actress award at the Japanese Professional Movie Awards. In 2003, she also made her musical debut in The Little Prince.
Later, Miyazaki won Best Actress award in the Cinemanila International Film Festival for her performance in Harmful Insect. She teamed up with Aoyama again in Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani?, an Un Certain Regard selection at Cannes 2005. Later in the same year, she co-starred with Mika Nakashima in the mainstream and commercially successful Nana.
Miyazaki has appeared in commercials for major corporations including Aflac, Tokyo Metro, NTT DoCoMo and Olympus. In early 2008, she was also selected as Emporio Armani's new print advertisement model. Miyazaki has been the face of the Japanese popular apparel brand Earth music&ecology since 2010.
In recent years, Miyazaki has taken a more prominent position in humanitarian activism projects.
In 2005, she traveled with her older brother Masaru Miyazaki to India to experience poverty firsthand, and they highlighted the problems then found in their 2006 photobook Tarinai Peace.
In 2006, the siblings traveled to Denmark and Finland to investigate global warming. Their experiences were then published in their 2007 photobooks Love, Peace, and Green Tarinai, Peace2.
Her 2008 film Children of the Dark also addresses issues of child exploitation.
|1999||Ano Natsu no Hi||Tama Kobayashi|
|2000||Swing Man||Futami Minase|
|2002||Harmful Insect||Sachiko Kita||Lead role|
|Pakodate-jin||Hikaru "Pikaru" Hino||Lead role|
|Tomie: The Final Chapter - Forbidden Fruit||Tomie Hashimoto||Lead role|
|2003||Lovers' Kiss||Eriko Kawana|
|A Blue Automobile||Konomi Saeki|
|Amoretto||Female high-school student|
|2005||All About My Dog||Mika||Lead role|
|Nana||Nana Komatsu||Lead role|
|2006||Gin-iro no Kami no Agito||Toola||Voice, lead role|
|Gimme Heaven||Mari Michiki|
|Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani?||Hana|
|Su-ki-da||Yu (young)||Lead role|
|Heavenly Forest||Shizuru Satonaka||Lead role|
|Umi de no Hanashi||Kaede Fukino||Lead role|
|2007||Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad||DJ Idol|
|Virgin Snow||Nanae Sasaki|
|Sad Vacation||Kozue Tamura|
|2008||Bloody Snake Under the Sun||An Anjo|
|Flowers in the Shadows||Naruko/Hisako|
|Children of the Dark||Keiko Otowa|
|2009||The Shōnen Merikensack||Kanna Kurita||Lead role|
|Mt. Tsurugidake||Hatsuyo Shibasaki|
|Here Comes the Bride, My Mom!||Tsukiko Morii|
|2011||Kamisama no Karute||Haruna Kurihara|
|Tsure ga Utsu ni Narimashite||Haruko||Lead Role|
|Chronicle of My Mother||Kotoko|
|2012||Wolf Children Ame and Yuki||Hana||Lead role (voice)|
|Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer||En|
|The Great Passage||Kaguya Hayashi|
|Yellow Elephant||Aiko Tsumari|
|2014||Kamisama no Karute 2||Haruna Kurihara|
|The Vancouver Asahi||Toyoko|
|2015||The Boy and the Beast||Kyūta (child)||Voice|
|If Cats Disappeared From the World||She|
|2017||Last Recipe||Chizuru Yamagata|
|1999||Genroku Ryoran||Sayo Yatō|
|2000||Hatachi no Kekkon||Shiori Chūganji|
|Girl||Azusa Minami||Lead role|
|Himitsu Club O-daiba.com||Rei Kōgen|
|2001||Kabushikikaisha O-daiba.com||Rei Kōgen|
|Fure, Fure Jinsei!||Kyōko Yūki|
|Ao to Shiro de Mizuiro||Kaeda Uchiyama||Lead role, television special|
|2002||Shiawase No Shippo||Moe Sasamoto|
|Keitaideka Zenigata Ai||Ai Zenigata||Lead role|
|2004||Chotto Matte Kamisama||Akihiko Amagi|
|Chichi no Umi, Boku no Sora||Honoka Arai|
|2006||Junjo Kirari||Sakurako Arimori||Lead role, Asadora|
|2008||Atsuhime||Okatsu/Atsuhime||Lead role, Taiga drama|
|2015||Asa ga Kita||Hatsu Imai||Asadora|
|2001||23rd Three Continents Festival||Best Actress||Harmful Insect||Won|
|2002||Cinemanila International Film Festival||Best Actress||Won|
|15th Nikkan Sports Film Award||Best New Talent||Won|
|11th Japan Film Professional Awards||Best New Encouragement||Eureka||Won|
|16th Takasaki Film Festival||Best New Actress||Won|
|2008||Vogue Japan Women of the Year||Won|
|2009||53rd Elan d'or Awards||Newcomer of the Year||Atsuhime||Won|
|12th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix||Best Actress||Won|
|45th Galaxy Award||Individual Award||Won|
|5th TVnavi's Drama of the Year 2008||Best Actress||Won|
|2010||33rd Japan Academy Prize||Best Actress||Shonen Merikensack||Nominated|
|2011||24th Nikkan Sports Film Award||Best Actress||Tsure ga Utsu ni Narimashite and Kamisama no Karute||Won|
|2012||35th Japan Academy Prize||Best Actress||Tsure ga Utsu ni Narimashite||Nominated|
|2013||36th Japan Academy Prize||Best Supporting Actress||Chronicle of My Mother||Nominated|
|2014||37th Japan Academy Prize||Best Actress||The Great Passage||Nominated|
|2016||41st Hochi Film Award||Best Supporting Actress||Rage, If Cats Disappeared From the World and Birthday Card||Nominated|
|29th Nikkan Sports Film Award||Best Supporting Actress||Rage and If Cats Disappeared From the World||Won|
|2017||71st Mainichi Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Rage||Nominated|
|59th Blue Ribbon Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Rage and If Cats Disappeared From the World||Pending|
|40th Japan Academy Prize||Best Actress||Rage||Pending|
|Best Supporting Actress||Birthday Card||Pending|
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- Aoi Miyazaki: from TV princess to rescuer of trafficked children, Japan Times, 2008/07/17. Retrieved October 10, 2008.
- "Sakurai Sho chooses work over family at 'Kamisama no Karute 2' press conference". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- "Aoi Miyazaki, Juri Ueno named Vogue's Women of the Year". Tokyograph. 2008-11-28. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
- "2009 Elan d'or Awards". Tokyograph. 2009-02-06. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
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