Koyuki began her career after winning a modeling competition in 1995 for Non-No magazine. Two years later, she became a professional model. In 1998, she landed several supporting roles in television dramas and appeared in numerous print ads and tv commercials. In 2003, Koyuki played her first starring role in a drama, Kimi wa Pet, an adaptation of Yayoi Ogawa's manga series of the same name. She plays Sumire, an intelligent, beautiful and accomplished journalist who comes in contact with a young man played by Matsumoto Jun who becomes her "pet." That same year, Koyuki made her Hollywood film debut in The Last Samurai. Koyuki plays Taka, the sister of Lord Katsumoto and wife of the red-masked Samurai Hirotaro.

In 2005, Koyuki starred in the movie Always - 3chome no Yuhi. Her performance earned her a Best Actress nomination at the Japanese Academy Awards.
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On April 1st 2011 she married actor Matsuyama Kenichi who co-starred with her in Kamui Gaiden.

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[add roles]Dramas

Year Title # of Epis. Role Rating
2014 Long Goodbye 5 Supporting Role Aiko 10.00
2013 Legal High 2 10 Supporting Role Ando Kiwa 8.45
2013 Onna Nobunaga 2 Supporting Role Ono 7.78
2010 Women Play Twice 5 Guest Role 6.90
2009 Fumo Chitai 19 Supporting Role Akitsu Chisato 8.48
2009 MR. BRAIN 8 Guest Role Miyase Kumiko 8.29
2008 The Sasaki Couple's Merciless Battle 10 Main Role Sasaki Ritsuko 6.67
2005 Engine 11 Main Role Mizukoshi Tomomi 7.72
2004 Boku to Kanojo to Kanojo no Ikiru Michi 12 Supporting Role Kitajima Yura 8.09
2003 Suekko Chounan Ane Sannin 10 Supporting Role Kashiwakura Sachiko 7.00
2003 Kimi wa Petto 10 Main Role Iwaya Sumire 7.67
2002 Tentai Kansoku 12 Main Role Sawamura Mifuyu 8.00
2001 Antique 11 Supporting Role Izuka Momoko 6.74
2001 Koi ga Shitai x3 11 Guest Role Kuroki Reiko (ep9) 7.06
2001 Mukodono! 12 Supporting Role Tatsuyama Chitsuru 7.25
2000 Ikebukuro West Gate Park 11 Supporting Role Matsui Kana 8.01
2000 Beautiful Life 11 Supporting Role Nakajima Satsuki 7.71
1998 Tabloid 10 Guest Role 8.00

[add roles]Films

Year Title Role Rating
2012 Always: Sunset on Third Street 3 Main Role Hiromi Ishizaki 7.77
2011 Phone Call To The Bar Supporting Role Saori 7.60
2010 Shin-san: Tanko-machi no Serenade Main Role Michiyo N/A
2009 Kamui Gaiden Supporting Role Sugaru 6.54
2009 Blood: The Last Vampire Main Role Onigen 6.52
2007 Gegege no Kitaro Supporting Role Tenko 6.84
2005 Always: Sunset on Third Street Main Role Ishizaki Hiromi 7.94
2002 Laundry Main Role Mizue 7.38
2001 Pulse Supporting Role Harue Karasawa 6.40
2000 Keizoku: The Movie Supporting Role Kirishima Nanami 7.80

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Kato Koyuki

Kato Koyuki


  • Name: Kato Koyuki
  • Native name: 加藤小雪

Personal Details

  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: December 18, 1976
  • Age: 37
  • Nationality: Japanese