Matsu Takako, born June 10, 1977 in Tokyo, Japan, is a Japanese actress and pop singer/songwriter.
She was born into a traditional buyo house, and her buyo name is Matsumoto Koka. Her father is Matsumoto Koshiro IX, kabuki actor and head of the buyo house; her uncle is Kichiemon Nakamura II; her older brother is Somegoro Ichikawa VII; her sister, six years her elder is Matsumoto Kiyo. Her mother's name is Matsumoto Noriko. She selected her last name as "Matsu" to honor her parents. In one interview, she notes that she and her two brothers are relatively close to her mother. Her highest education is Asia University, from which she did not graduate.
Takako debuted in theater when she was sixteen years old, in Ninjo Hanashi Bun Nana Motoyu (Emotions Inscribed in Seven Hair-tying Paper Cords) at Tokyo Kabuki-za in 1993. Her first lead role in television was in the NHK Drama Hana no Ran (War of Roses) in 1994. Afterwards, she increased in succession the number of lead role appearances in theater and television drama, becoming preeminent as a young actress.