Honami Suzuki

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Honami Suzuki
Born (1966-08-14) August 14, 1966 (age 52)
Years active1986–present

Honami Suzuki (鈴木 保奈美, Suzuki Honami, born 14 August 1966[1]) is a Japanese actress.


Suzuki began acting after high school and debuted at age 19 in the television drama Asobi Ja Nai No Yo, Kono Koi Wa (TBS, 1986).[2] Her breakthrough came in 1991 with the role of Rika in the Fuji TV television adaptation of Fumi Saimon's manga Tokyo Love Story. The scholar Alisa Freedman has said that "Tokyo Love Story grabbed media and viewer attention because of the main character Rika",[3] and the show made Suzuki famous at home and in Asia.[2] She married the comedian Takaaki Ishibashi in 1998, and dropped out of show business in 1999 after giving birth to a daughter. She resumed her acting career with the NHK Taiga drama (2011).[4]

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Year Award Category Work(s) Result
1990 14th Elan d'or Awards Newcomer of the Year Herself Won


  1. ^ "Suzuki Honami". Kotobanku. Asahi Shinbun. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b Poole, Robert Michael; Takaya, Ryouko. "Honami Suzuki reflects on stardom, family and a middle-aged comeback | CNN Travel". CNN Travel. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  3. ^ Freedman, Alisa (2015). "Working women and romance on Japanese television dramas: Changes since Tokyo Love Story". In Tay, Jinna; Turner, Graeme. Television Histories in Asia: Issues and Contexts. Routledge. p. 120. ISBN 9781135008079.
  4. ^ "Honami Suzuki returns to NHK Taiga drama after 11 years". Japan Today. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Fuji TV's getsu9 recovers as "SUITS" hits 14.2% for premiere episode". Arama Japan. Retrieved December 15, 2018.

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