Kitagawa Keiko, born August 22, 1986 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, is a Japanese actress and former model.
She grew up in Kobe, and lost many friends in the Great Hanshin earthquake in 1995. As a child, she wanted to be a doctor, but by the time she reached high school she was uncertain as to whether she could do that, and not sure what to do in the future. At around this time, she was scouted by a talent agency, and she decided to try the entertainment world. Her parents were initially opposed, but they gave their permission, on two conditions: that she give up if she was making no progress within a year, and that she put her studies first and graduate from university. She majored in Commerce at Meiji University and graduated from the school in March of 2009.
She was an exclusive model for the Japanese Seventeen magazine from late 2003 to mid 2006, and left modeling when she left the magazine.
She has appeared in several films, including The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) and Handsome Suit (2008), and has played leading roles in the TV Dramas Mop Girl (2007), Homeroom on the Beachside (2008), Buzzer Beat (2009) and "Lady Saigo no Hanzai Profile".
She describes herself as a stay-at-home person, and likes watching DVDs, listening to music, and reading books. When asked what she would do if the world was going to end tomorrow, she said "read books". She also likes swimming, particularly backstroke. She has a pet (male) cat, called Jill.
News & Articles
|Year||Title||# of Epis.||Role||Rating|
|2012||Akumu Chan||11||Main Role||Mutoi Ayami||7.89|
|2012||Miwotsukushi Ryoricho||1||Main Role||mio||8.10|
|2012||Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de SP||1||Main Role||Hosho Reiko||7.51|
|2011||Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de||10||Main Role||Hosho Reiko||7.49|
|2011||Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni||1||Main Role||Suzu||7.11|
|2011||LADY~Saigo no Hanzai Profile~||10||Main Role||Kazuki Shoko||7.46|
|2010||Tsuki no Koibito||8||Supporting Role||Onuki Yuzuki||6.64|
|2010||Hitsudan Hostess||1||Main Role||Rie Saito||8.23|
|2009||Buzzer Beat||11||Main Role||Shirakawa Riko||7.97|
|2008||Taiyo to Umi no Kyoshitsu||10||Main Role||Enokido Wakaba||7.31|
|2007||Mop Girl||10||Main Role||Hasegawa Momoko||7.46|
|2004||Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: Special Act||1||Main Role||Rei Hino/Sailor Mars||7.18|
|2003||Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon||49||Main Role||Hino Rei / Sailor Mars||6.92|
|2013||Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de||Main Role||Reiko Hosho||7.47|
|2011||Paradise Kiss||Main Role||Yukari 'Caroline' Hayasaka||7.99|
|2010||Shikeidai no Elevator||Supporting Role||Matsumoto Mikayo||7.00|
|2010||Matataki||Main Role||Sonoda Izumi||7.02|
|2010||After The Flowers||Main Role||Ito||6.83|
|2009||Last Operations Under the Orion||Main Role||Kuramoto Izumi / Arisawa Shiduko||7.29|
|2008||Handsome Suit||Supporting Role||Hoshino Hiroko||6.71|
|2007||Say Hello for Me||Supporting Role||Momoka||6.64|
|2007||Dear Friends||Main Role||Rina||7.85|
|2007||Heat Island||Main Role||6.67|
|2006||Cherry Pie||Main Role||Kiyohara Tsugumi||6.50|
|2006||The Mamiya Brothers||Supporting Role||Honma Yumi||6.33|
- Name: Kitagawa Keiko
- Native name: 北川景子
- Gender: Female
- Birthday: August 22, 1986
- Age: 26
- Nationality: Japanese