Maki Nishiyama

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Maki Nishiyama
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Born (1985-11-16) November 16, 1985 (age 31)
Occupation Model, actress
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Taichi Saotome (m. 2013)
Children 2
Modeling information
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)

Maki Nishiyama (西山茉希, Nishiyama Maki; born November 16, 1985) is a Japanese model,[1][2] and actress.[3] Her best-known modeling work with the Japanese fashion magazine, CanCam.


In 2005, Nishiyama started her career as a model for the Japanese fashion magazine CanCam under an exclusive contract. She has also appeared in television advertisements for several companies, from Nivea-Kao in 2006 to McDonald's Japan in 2009.[citation needed] She played a role in a TV drama, Moon lovers (Tsuki no koibito) in 2010.[citation needed] She played the role of Nabiki Tendo in the Ranma 1/2 live-action special aired in December 2011.[3]


List of acting performances in television
Year Title Role Notes Source
2011 Rebound Yuki Naito
2011 Ranma 1/2 live-action special Nabiki Tendo


  1. ^ "Maki Nishiyama on the hunt for 'green' guys". Japan Today. GPlusMedia. May 15, 2010. Retrieved August 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Maki Nishiyama top Japanese fashion model - Japan Sugoi - Everything cool about Japan". Japan Sugoi. Retrieved August 22, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Loo, Egan (October 6, 2011). "Live-Action Ranma 1/2 Special's Cast Further Revealed". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 1, 2015.