is a Japanese pop singer and actress. She was born in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. She married Yūichi Takasō in 1998, and divorced on July 31, 2010.[1] She and Yūichi have one son, born in 1999.[2] She is particularly popular in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Her best-selling single to date is Aoi Usagi (碧いうさぎ?, "blue rabbit"). Sakai released her debut single, "Otoko no Ko ni Naritai" (男のコになりたい?, "I Want to Be a Boy") on February 5, 1987, nine days short of her sixteenth birthday. Over 40,000 copies of the single were sold. In the early years of her career, she used the nickname Nori-P (のりピー?), although around the mid-1990s she started to distance herself from it.[3][4][5] Sakai recently re-emerged in the headlines again for a drug scandal in August 2009, where she received a three-year suspended sentence for drug abuse.

[add roles]Dramas

Year Title # of Epis. Role Rating
2005 Fight 162 Supporting Role Kido Asako N/A
2003 Mukodono 2003 11 Supporting Role Minami Ishihara 6.97
2000 Tenshi ga kieta machi 12 Unknown Role 6.67
1996 Heaven's Coin 2 12 Main Role Kuramoto Aya 6.70
1995 Heaven's Coin 12 Main Role Kuramoto Aya 7.43
1993 Under One Roof 12 Supporting Role Kashiwagi Koyuki 8.95

[add roles]Films

Year Title Role Rating
2004 Premonition Main Role Satomi Ayaka 6.75
2004 Moonlight Jellyfish Supporting Role Terasawa Yukiko 7.00
2003 The Grudge 2 Main Role Harase Kyouko 7.31

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Sakai Noriko

Sakai Noriko


  • Name: Sakai Noriko
  • Native name: 酒井法子

Personal Details

  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: February 14, 1971
  • Age: 43
  • Nationality: Japanese