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December 29, 1960|
|Height||1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)|
In 1976 at a Hideki Saijo concert in Yokohama Dreamland, Kishimoto was scouted by Saijo and joined the agency. She debuted in the 1977 TBS drama “Mu” and first appeared as an idol in TV dramas, movies and commercials. She also began singing. She became a serious TV and movie actress, winning several well-known awards.
Kishimoto gained popularity for her commercials, including a Manzai double act with Kirin Kiki in the 1980s, Fujifilm, Orient Finance and her performance alongside Sonny Chiba in Toyota Carina commercials.
Recently she appeared in several Takeshi Kitano films playing characters with complex personalities. She continues to appear in television dramas and variety shows and wrote essays and novels.
- Hana-bi (1997) (Miyuki)
- Kikujiro (1999)
- Himitsu (1999)
- Dolls (2002)
- Takeshis (2005)
- Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007)
- When Will You Return? (2017)
- Suzuki-ke no Uso (2018)
- Totto TV (2016), Sadako Sawamura
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