Shota Matsuda

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Shota Matsuda
Native name
松田 翔太
Born (1985-09-10) September 10, 1985 (age 33)
OccupationActor
Years active2005—present
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Spouse(s)Kozue Akimoto (m. 2018)
Parent(s)
RelativesRyuhei Matsuda (older brother) Yuki Matsuda (younger sister)
Websiteoffice-saku.com/artists/shota_matsuda.html

Shota Matsuda (松田 翔太, Matsuda Shōta, born September 10, 1985) is a Japanese actor. Matsuda is best known for his roles in the Hana Yori Dango series, the Liar Game series, and Love Shuffle.

Personal life[edit]

Matsuda was born on September 10, 1985[1] in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan, to Yūsaku Matsuda, a Japanese actor of partial Korean ancestry,[2] and Miyuki Matsuda (née Kumagai). Matsuda was the second son and second child born of his parents' marriage. He has an older brother, Ryuhei Matsuda, who is also an actor, and a younger sister by his parents' marriage and one older half-sister by his father's first marriage. His father died in 1989 from bladder cancer, when Matsuda was 4 years old.

Matsuda's maternal aunt, Mami Kumagai, is also an actress. Matsuda's sister-in-law is Russian-Japanese model Lina Ohta, who is married to his older brother Ryuhei.

Matsuda directed Radio Foundation's music video "Brain Washing" as a tribute to their lead vocalist, Kenma Miyaoku, who died from a heart attack on July 12, 2009.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Drama[edit]

Year English Title Channel Japanese Title Role Note
2003 Drop-out Teacher Returns to School TBS Yankee Bokou ni Kaeru Noriyuki Takahashi
2005 Boy's Over Flowers TBS Hana Yori Dango Sojiro Nishikado
2006 Regatta TV Asahi レガッタ 君といた永遠 Seiya Yagi
Top Caster Fuji TV トップキャスター Shunpei Iga
2007 The Empress Of Ginza TV Asahi Jyotei Date Naoto
Liar Game Fuji TV ライアーゲーム Akiyama Shinichi Co-star
Boy's Over Flowers 2 TBS Hana Yori Dango 2 Sojiro Nishikado
2008 Flower Shop Without Rose Fuji TV Bara no nai Hanaya Naoya Kudo
Princess Atsu NHK Atsuhime Tokugawa Iemochi Taiga drama
2009 Lessons for a Perfect Dectective Story TV Asahi Meitantei no Okite Daigoro Tenkaichi Lead role
Love Shuffle TBS ラブシャッフル Ojiro Sera
Liar Game: Season 2 Fuji TV ライアーゲーム ~シーズン2 Shinichi Akiyama Co-star
2010 Moon Lovers Fuji TV Tsuki no Koibito Kazami Sai
Nagareboshi Fuji TV 流れ星 Ryo Kamiya
2011 Don Quixote NTV ドン★キホーテ Masataka Shirota Lead role
2012 Taira no Kiyomori NHK 平清盛 Emperor Go-Shirakawa Taiga drama
2013 Undercover Agent Lizard TBS Sennyu Tantei Tokage Oribe Toru Lead role
2014 Clinic on the Sea Fuji TV Umi no Ue no Shinryoujo Sezaki Kota Lead role
2016 Dias Police: Ihou Keisatsu TBS ディアスポリス-異邦警察 Saki Kubozuka Lead role
2018 Segodon NHK 西郷どん Tokugawa Yoshinobu Taiga drama
Boys Over Flowers Season 2 TBS 花のち晴れ〜花男 Next Season〜 Sojiro Nishikado Cameo

TV Film[edit]

Year Title Channel Role Note
2006 Poem of Love TBS Takumi Nanase
2008 Rokumeikan TV Asahi Hisao Kiyohara
2014 Miyamoto Musashi SP TV Asahi Seijuro Yoshioka
2015 Koko ni Aru Shiawase NHK Hiroyuki Tachikawa Lead role

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Note
2006 A Cheerful Gang turns the Earth Koun
A Long Walk Wataru
2007 Waruboro Ko-chan Lead role
2008 Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit Kengo Fujimoto Lead role
Boys Over Flowers: Final Sojiro Nishikado
2010 A Crowd of Three Kenta Lead role
Liar Game: The Final Stage Shinichi Akiyama Co-star
2011 Hard Romantic-er Gu Lead role
Smuggler Sumagura / police officer Lead role
2012 Afro Tanaka Hiroshi Tanaka Lead role
Liar Game: Reborn Shinichi Akiyama Co-star
2013 1905 Tamotsu Kato Production cancelled February 2013[4]
2014 Sweet Poolside Mitsuhiko Ota (Toshihiko’s older brother)
2015 Initiation Love Suzuki Lead role
2016 Over the Fence Kazuhisa
Dias Police: Dirty Yellow Boys Saki Kubozuka Lead role
2019 Tokyo Ghoul 2 Shū Tsukiyama

Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2008 Ikigami Nikkan Sports Film Awards: Yujiro Ishihara New Actor Award Won[5]
Waruboro Mainichi Film Awards: Sponichi Grand Prize New Talent Award Won[6]
2009 Ikigami 32nd Japan Academy Prize: Newcomer of the Year Won[7]
Hana Yori Dango Final Asian Film Awards: Best Newcomer Nominated[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shota Matsuda's Official Profile
  2. ^ Matsuda, Michiko (2008). Ekkyōsha-Matsuda Yūsaku [Border-transgressor Yusaku Matsuda] (in Japanese). Shinchosha. ISBN 978-4-10-306451-0.
  3. ^ "Radio Foundation – Brain Washing PV". Tokyo Dandy. 2010-07-12. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  4. ^ 中堅映画会社のプレノン・アッシュが破産 尖閣問題の影響でトニー・レオンが出演見送り [Film company Prenom H goes bankrupt - Tony Leung's involvement cancelled due to Senkaku dispute]. MSN Sankei News (in Japanese). Japan: The Sankei Shimbun & Sankei Digital. 25 February 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-02-26. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  5. ^ 2008 Nikkan Sports Film Awards Retrieved October 25, 2010.
  6. ^ 2008 Mainichi Film Awards Retrieved October 25, 2010.
  7. ^ 2009 Japanese Academy Awards Retrieved October 25, 2010.
  8. ^ 2009 Asian Film Awards Retrieved October 25, 2010.

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