November 27, 1964
Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
She attended Myōjō Academy in Mitaka, later transferring to and graduating from NHK Gakuen (NHK Academy). At age 7, she made her debut in the NTV television series Papa to Yobanai de. Her portrayal of a pregnant middle-school student in an episode of the TBS series Kinpachi-sensei brought widespread media exposure.
In the series Ikenaka Genta 80 Kilo, she not only played the female lead, but sang the song Tori no Uta, which was released and sold 280,000 copies, reaching number 10 on the weekly Oricon charts.
- Nutcracker Fantasy (1979)
- The Gate of Youth (1981)
- Tora-san Goes Religious? (1983)
- Dead or Alive (1999)
- Lakeside Murder Case (2004)
- Oh! Oku (2006)
- Kinpachi-sensei (1979)
- Ikenaka Genta 80 Kilo (1980)
- Sanbiki ga Kiru! (1987)
- Nurse Aoi (2006)
- Kurosagi (2006)
- Fushin no Toki: Woman Wars (2006)
- Joyū Gokko (1998)
- Russell Edwards (September 2, 2007). "Variety Reviews - Oh-oku: The Women of the Inner Palace". Variety.
- Christopher Bourne (June 15, 2012). "Review: Takashi Miike’s "Dead or Alive"". Meniscus.
- Kaoru Sugita at the Internet Movie Database
- Kaoru Sugita at the Japanese Movie Database (Japanese)
- Connell, Ryann (June 25, 2005). "Top dog Sugita digs her way to freedom". Mainichi Shimbun. Retrieved 2007-04-29.
- "Deserted daughter causes howls when she bolts from 'whipped dog' kennel". Mainichi Shimbun. January 28, 2005. Retrieved 2007-04-29.