Nagasawa Masami

Nagasawa Masami, born June 3, 1987 in Iwata, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, is a Japanese actress.

She is also known as "Ma-chan" or, as Yamashita Tomohisa calls her, "Maa-tan". On her radio show, she introduces herself as "Gasawa," a nickname chosen by fans. She is the daughter of Nagasawa Kazuaki, the former manager of the J. League team Júbilo Iwata; she was born on the season when they won their first league championship.

In 2002, her appearance in the Nabisco CM earned her the title of "The Pretty Girl from the Nabisco CM" in magazines and TV shows, as her name was not yet well-known at the time.

In 2003, she had her very first leading role in the movie, Robokon and Masami commented that it was this movie that first brought out her acting skills, and that it remains one of her favourite works to this day.

In April 2007, she co-starred with Yamashita Tomohisa for the second time in the fantasy love comedy, Proposal Daisakusen (first time was in Dragon Zakura), featuring the former model Eikura Nana. The show enjoyed high ratings and the cast also swept the Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix Awards for Spring of 2007, winning in all 5 categories: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Drama.

In 2004, Masami starred as the heroine of the story, a teenage girl who died of leukemia, in the big hit movie, Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World. The movie was a box office hit in Japan, earning 8.5 billion Yen in total. It was in this movie that she decided to shave off all her hair to accommodate her role as a leukemia patient. Her outstanding performance in this movie gave her recognition as an actress and earned her numerous awards including the Best Supporting Actress Prize (the youngest ever) in the 28th Japanese Academy Awards.

Nagasawa graduated from Horikoshi High School, which also counts among alumni performers like Hamasaki Ayumi, Haruka Ayase, Ueto Aya, Matsumoto Jun, Yuya Tegoshi, Yamashita Tomohisa, Toma Ikuta and Koki Tanaka.

For three consecutive years since 2005, she has been the cover girl for Toho Calendar, which has a history of over 50 years

In summer 2007, Masami was ranked 9th in 2007 Most Influential People In Japan and was the only female in the ranking. The order is as follows: Takuya Kimura, Takeshi Kitano, Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Monta Mino, Sanma Akashiya, Shingo Katori, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Nagasawa Masami, Masahiro Nakai, according to magazine Flash.



(Source: Wikipedia)

Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2014
0
Yashiro Takako Supporting Role
8.1
2014
15
Chen Si Qian Hui Main Role
6.4
2013
7
Otonashi Tsukiko Main Role
7.3
2013
11
Ichikura Kasumi Supporting Role
7.3
2013
2
Oichi Supporting Role
7.6
2012
13
Haruyama Kyoko Main Role
7.1
2012
11
Aoyama Yayoi (ep. 6) Main Role
7.4
2012
9
Otonashi Tsukiko Main Role
7.1
2012
5
Ujie Mariko/Kobayashi Futaba Main Role
7.3
2011
1
Katsuragi Asako Main Role
6.4
2010
11
Nikura Rika Main Role
7.0
2010
3
Ichinose Yukari Supporting Role
7.6
2010
4
Tachibana Hitomi (ep 4) Main Role
6.7
2009
11
Egami Saya Main Role
6.1
2009
47
Hatsune Supporting Role
8.0
2008
6
Takeko Main Role
7.2
2008
1
Shionoya Akari Supporting Role
7.8
2008
1
Aida Michiru Main Role
7.2
2008
11
Aida Michiru Main Role
8.1
2008
1
Yoshida Rei Main Role
7.7
2007
10
Sawada Yuri Main Role
6.3
2007
2
Teruko Takano Main Role
7.3
2007
11
Yoshida Rei Main Role
7.6
2007
1
Kihira Juri Main Role
6.3
2007
1
Kouda Miyuki Supporting Role
N/A
2006
7
Hoshi Izumi Main Role
7.0
2006
49
Orin Guest Role
6.5
2005
1
Yajima Maki Main Role
8.3
2005
11
Mizuno Naomi Main Role
7.5
2005
11
Minagawa Azusa Main Role
7.4
2004
11
Onizuka Sari Supporting Role
8.1
2004
11
Morimoto Mayu (Ep. 5) Main Role
7.3
2001
12
Seta Maru Supporting Role
N/A

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2015
Yoshino Kouda (Second sister) Main Role
N/A
2014
Main Role
9.0
2014
Ishii Naoki Main Role
N/A
2013
Kanna Seto Main Role
7.6
2013
Unknown Role
8.5
2013
Risa Main Role
N/A
2011
Miyuki Main Role
7.3
2011
Mitsumura Kouchi Supporting Role
7.8
2011
Shiina Kumi Main Role
7.8
2009
Yone Sakurai Main Role
6.3
2009
Ryoko Main Role
7.0
2008
Yukihime Main Role
6.7
2007
Suzune Morikawa / Karin Takigawa Main Role
6.6
2006
Aragaki Kaoru Main Role
7.3
2006
Ninomiya Ami Main Role
6.6
2005
Asakura Minami Main Role
7.0
2004
Shobijin (Twin Fairy) Guest Role
7.5
2004
Kanako Doi Supporting Role
7.5
2004
Hirose Aki Main Role
7.4
2003
Shobijin Supporting Role
7.8
2003
Hazawa Satomi Main Role
6.1
2003
Morishita Naomi Supporting Role
7.5

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Details

  • Name:

    Nagasawa Masami
  • Native name:

    長澤まさみ (ながさわ まさみ)
  • Also Known as:

    Gasawa; Maa chan; Mas san; Maa tan; まあちゃん; がっさーわー; まっさん
  • Nationality:

    Japanese
  • Gender:

    Female
  • Born:

    June 3, 1987
  • Age:

    27