Yoshitaka Yuriko

Yuriko Yoshitaka (吉高 由里子, Yoshitaka Yuriko, born July 22, 1988 in Tokyo) is a Japanese actress who is represented by the Japanese agency Amuse.

Yoshitaka made her acting debut in 2006. She was given the lead role in the live-action adaptation of Hitomi Kanehara's award-winning novel Snakes and Earrings in 2007. Portraying Lui, a teenager whose life goes into a downward spiral after meeting the forked-tongued and tattooed Ama, the role was Yoshitaka's breakthrough role. The Japanese public began to take notice of her, and in a poll conducted by Oricon, Yoshitaka was the fifth promising young actress of 2009 and 2009's freshest female celebrity. In 2010, Oricon again conducted a poll on the most promising actress and she managed climb up to top the poll.

Yoshitaka began to receive more work in 2008 as she appeared in Flow's music video "Arigatō" (ありがとう, "Thanks"), was given her first lead role in the comedy drama Konno-san to Asobo (紺野さんと遊ぼう, Let's Play with Konno-san) and took up the lead role in the film Yubae Shōjo (夕映え少女, A Girl in the Sunset) before the theatrical release of her other lead film Snakes and Earrings.

In 2009, Yoshitaka was given the role of the suicidal Kairi Hayakawa in the romantic-comedy drama Love Shuffle. Later in the year, she portrayed Yūki Matsunaga (松永 由岐, Matsunaga Yūki) in the police drama Tokyo Dogs with Shun Oguri and Hiro Mizushima as her co-stars.

In 2010, she starred as all three sisters in a short drama series titled Tofu Shimai (豆腐姉妹, lit. Tofu Sisters). It was announced on May 13, 2010 that Yoshitaka was given her first lead role in a network television drama series called Mioka (美丘), portraying a university student with an incurable illness.

She is set to play Tae Kojima of the two-part 2011 live-action adaptation of the sci-fi and action manga Gantz. It was announced that Yoshitaka will take up the lead role in Kōji Maeda's movie Konzen Tokkyū, portraying a young woman dating multiple men in hopes of finding the right one to marry. The movie is set to premiere in Spring 2011.

While she was preparing for her role in Snakes and Earrings, Yoshitaka was involved with a traffic accident in September 2007, causing her to fracture her jaw. She stayed in the ICU for five days as a result.

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Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2014
156
Ando Hana / Muraoka Hanako Main Role
8.0
2013
1
Kishitani Misa Supporting Role
7.9
2013
11
Kishitani Misa Main Role
7.8
2012
11
Runa (Japanese fortune-teller - ep 2 & 9) Guest Role
8.6
2011
10
Saki Ogura Main Role
7.7
2010
10
Minegishi Mioka Main Role
7.4
2009
10
Matsunaga Yuki Main Role
7.8
2009
11
Nishida Shiori Supporting Role
8.2
2009
2
Yasuda Moe Main Role
7.3
2009
10
Hayakawa Kairi Main Role
8.1
2008
12
Kashiwaba Mika Main Role
6.3
2008
10
Yashima Akari Supporting Role
7.3
2008
12
Konno Miyuki Main Role
5.1
2008
11
Yoimachi Shinobu Unknown Role
7.2
2007
11
(ep8) Guest Role
6.2
2006
1
Aoki Miharu (young) Supporting Role
N/A

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2013
Misa Kishitani Supporting Role
7.7
2013
Yosano Shoko Main Role
8.1
2012
Nanami Takahashi Supporting Role
8.0
2012
Takahashi Nanami (Nana) Main Role
8.0
2012
Miki Supporting Role
8.2
2012
Yoko Sasaki Supporting Role
7.5
2011
Yumi Ishida Main Role
7.7
2011
Kojima Tae Supporting Role
8.2
2011
Tae Kojima Supporting Role
7.5
2011
Ikeshita Chie Main Role
6.2
2011
Tae Kojima Supporting Role
8.0
2010
Kamome (Kamome) Main Role
6.8
2010
Shizuko Kunuki Supporting Role
N/A
2009
Natsuko Supporting Role
7.6
2008
Nakazawa Rui Main Role
7.5
2008
Hana Supporting Role
6.8
2008
Student in 22nd Century Supporting Role
7.7
2007
Fufumi Supporting Role
7.7
2006
Shimabara Yuka Supporting Role
6.7
2005
Girl From Room 7 Guest Role
6.9

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    katrina21 19 hours ago

    happy birthday!!!! :D

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    mecchaumai Jun 3, 2014

    Watching her in Hanako to Anne, her acting has matured a lot since Love Shuffle, it seems :).

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    kit1186 May 11, 2014

    Tokyo Dogs
    I totally wanted her to end up with So. She and Oguri Shun had so much chemistry

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    TakiyaGensan Feb 6, 2014

    Vampire Prosecutor lead me to be her Fan <3<3<3 ^_^ So Cute ^_^<3<3

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    katrina21 Jul 22, 2013

    happy birthday love u!!! :D

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    Shugo-Shana Mar 8, 2013

    She was cute in Gantz <3

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    Alice_In_Wonderland Feb 24, 2013

    I was watching Bokura Ga Ita and I was like "I seriously saw this face somewhere before!" And then I remembered that she was also one of the main cast in Love Shuffle. ^^
    Love her in Bokura ga ita!! <3

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    forever_shawol Oct 2, 2012

    she's awesome I loved her as ghost girl in Love SHuffle with Matsu SHota <3

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    CandyMan May 9, 2011

    I love you Yuriko

Details

  • Name:

    Yoshitaka Yuriko
  • Native name:

    吉高由里子 (よしたか ゆりこ)
  • Nationality:

    Japanese
  • Gender:

    Female
  • Born:

    July 22, 1988
  • Age:

    26