Mikako Ichikawa

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Mikako Ichikawa
Godzilla Resurgence World Premiere Red Carpet- Ichikawa Mikako.jpg
Born (1978-06-13) June 13, 1978 (age 39)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Actress and model
Years active 1994–present
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)

Mikako Ichikawa (市川 実日子, Ichikawa Mikako, born 13 June 1978) is a Japanese actress and model from Tokyo, Japan. Her older sister is the actress and model Miwako Ichikawa.

Biography[edit]

Due to her older sister being in the modeling business, Ichikawa made several appearances in the fashion magazine Olive during her teens. She then became a model in 1994 under exclusive contract with the magazine. In 1998, she started modeling for other magazines such as CUTiE, spoon. and Zipper. She made her acting debut in the 1998 short film How To Jujutsu, directed by Takashi Homma. Among the most notable movies she has appeared in are Blue, Cutie Honey, Memories of Matsuko and Shin Godzilla. For her role in Blue she won the award for Best Actress at the 24th Moscow International Film Festival.[1] She was given a Best New Talent award at the 2003 Yokohama Film Festival.[2]

Ichikawa's hobbies are photography and handicrafts.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

  • Timeless Melody (2000) - Chikako
  • Blue (2001) - Kayako Kirishima
  • A Woman's Work (2002) - Rina
  • Lovers' Kiss (2003) - Miki Ozaki
  • Pretty Woman (2003)
  • Cutie Honey (2004) - Natsuko Aki
  • Be with You (2004) - Midori Nagase; Takumi's co-worker
  • Animusu anima (2005) - Office lady
  • Rampo Noir (2005) segment "Kagami jigoku"
  • Memories of Matsuko (2006) - Kumi Kawajiri; Matsuko's sister
  • Ten Dreamy Nights (2006) segment 'The 5th Night'
  • Life Can Be So Wonderful (2007) - Kanoko
  • Megane (2007)
  • Kissho Tennyo (2007)
  • Oto-na-ri (2009)
  • Mother Water (2010) - Hatsumi
  • Rent-a-Cat (2012) Sayoko
  • Jinsei no Yakusoku (2016)
  • Museum (2016)
  • Shin Godzilla (2016)
  • The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue (2017)
  • The Third Murder (2017) - Shinohara
  • Narratage (2017)
  • Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura (2017)
  • Hitsuji no Ki (2018) - Yasu Sakurakōji

Television[edit]

  • Psycho Doctor (NTV, 2002)
  • Suika (2003) - Shibamoto Yuka
  • With the Light | Hikari to Tomo ni... (NTV, 2004)
  • Kuitan (NTV, 2006)
  • Atsuhime (NHK TV, 2008)
  • Samurai High School (2009) - Sayaka Miki: Home Room Teacher
  • Kenji Miyazawa's Table (Wowow, 2017) - Masajirō Miyazawa
  • Unnatural (TBS, 2018)

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2002 24th Moscow International Film Festival Best Actress Blue Won
2003 24th Yokohama Film Festival Best New Talent Travail Won
2017 40th Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actress Shin Godzilla Nominated
71st Mainichi Film Award Best Supporting Actress Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "24th Moscow International Film Festival (2002)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ "Yokohama Film Festival: 2003". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 

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