Rosa Kato

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Rosa Kato
Born (1985-06-22) June 22, 1985 (age 30)
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Daisuke Matsui (22 June 2011–present)

Rosa Kato (加藤 ローサ Katō Rōsa?, born 22 June 1985) is a Japanese actress and commercial model.



From April 2004 to March 2005, Kato was a regular guest student on Italian Conversation,[1] a 25-minute NHK TV program for beginners of Italian.

She subsequently began appearing in commercials and became a popular model after appearing in Zexy, a Japanese bridal magazine, in 2004.[2] She appeared in the Japanese film Tokyo Tower with Jun Matsumoto in 2005. In late 2005, she began appearing in Japanese television dramas such as Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo. She later won the "Best Newcomer Award" for her performance in Dance Drill (also known as Dandori in Japan) in 2006.[3]

In 2007, she starred in the Japanese drama Jotei with Hana Yori Dango actor Shota Matsuda.

In 2008, Kato appeared in several TV dramas such as Oh! My Girl! with Mokomichi Hayami and Change with Takuya Kimura.

Early life[edit]

Kato's mother is Japanese and her father is Italian. They first met at an Italian restaurant her father worked at in Yokohama. When she was 5 years old, they lived in Naples, Italy. At that time she was able to speak and understand Italian, but has since forgotten almost every word. Hence, Kato was a regular guest student on Italian Conversation NHK TV program.[4] She was named Rosa after her paternal grandmother.[5]

Personal life[edit]

On 22 June 2011, Kato's 26th birthday, she married Japanese football player Daisuke Matsui.[6] The next day, she announced on her blog her four-month pregnancy with their first child.[7] She gave birth to a son on 14 December 2011 at 6:30 AM in France.[8]



Year Title
2005 Tokyo Tower
A Day Beyond The Horizon: Itsuka Nami no Kanata ni
2006 Catch A Wave
Youki na Gang ga Chikyuu wo Mawasu
Ichiban Kirei na Mizu
Yoru no Pikunikku (Night Time Picnic)
Taki 183
2007 Unfair: The Movie
Smile Seiya no Kiseki
Pokémon 10th Movie: Dialga Vs. Palkia Vs. Darkrai
2008 Detroit Metal City
Tengoku wa Mada Tooku
2012 Girls For Keeps (Garu)

TV dramas[edit]

Title Year Network
Division 1 - Yuku Na Ryoma! 2005 Fuji TV
Kindaichi Shounen No Jikenbo 2005 NTV
Yakusha Damashii 2006 Fuji TV
Tsubasa No Oreta Tenshitachi 2 2006 Fuji TV
Onna No Ichidaiki SP 2006 Fuji TV
Tokkyu Tanaka San Go 2007 TBS
Jotei 2007 TV Asahi
Change 2008 Fuji TV
Oh! My Girl!! 2008 NTV
Ketsuekigatabetsu Onna ga Kekkon Suru Hoho (血液型別オンナが結婚する方法?) 2009 Fuji TV
Door To Door 2009 TBS
Samayoi Zakura (サマヨイザクラ?) 2009 Fuji TV
Koishite Akuma (恋して悪魔?) 2009 Fuji TV
Pro Golfer Hana 2010 NTV
Fuyu no Sakura 2011 TBS


50th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Newcomer (Dance Drill)


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