Ueto Aya

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1985, Aya Ueto received her first break in August 1997 when, at the age of 11, she won the Special Jury Prize at the 7th All-Japan Bishoujo Contest. After this initial success, she tried her hand at both acting and singing, appearing in various minor TV drama roles, as well as a low budget action movie, and formed a short-lived pop quartet, "Z-1", with other winners of the Bishoujo Contest. After her passionate portrayal of a high school student with Gender Identity Disorder in the 6th series of the long-running classroom drama Kinpachi sensei, "3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi sensei 6" (2001), endeared her to the Japanese nation, she was able to pursue a solo music career with her first single, "Pureness", released in August 2002. It was this performance that also convinced cult movie director Ryûhei Kitamura to cast her in the title role of Azumi (2003). With the film's release date coinciding with the sale of her debut album "AYAUETO" in the spring of 2003, Aya was set for super-stardom. Her famous smile has since earned her increasing numbers of commercial contracts and magazine covers - all important exposure for any idol - combined with starring roles in a number of popular television dramas have meant she is rarely out of the limelight and has cemented her position as one of Japan's top entertainers.
She has been married to Hiroyuki Igarashi (HIRO of EXILE) since September 14, 2014.

Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2015
10
Ieji Megumi Main Role
8.0
2014
11
Sasamoto Sawa Main Role
8.0
2014
1
Komoriya Hako Main Role
7.5
2013
10
Hanzawa Hana Supporting Role
8.7
2013
10
Komoriya Hako Main Role
7.8
2012
1
Kato Kumi Supporting Role
8.3
2012
1
Kaneko Teru Main Role
7.8
2011
11
Sakuragi Izumi Main Role
7.8
2011
1
Sakuragi Izumi Main Role
8.1
2010
10
Makihara Risa Main Role
7.9
2010
1
Tatematsu Juri Main Role
7.8
2010
6
Onozawa Rika Main Role
7.2
2010
11
Sakuragi Izumi Main Role
7.6
2009
1
Uehara Chikage Main Role
5.0
2009
11
Tobita Haruno Main Role
6.6
2008
11
Mitazono Alice Main Role
6.7
2008
10
Domoto Akari Main Role
6.6
2008
1
Misaki Youko Main Role
7.1
2007
10
Ayu Kawa Main Role
6.8
2007
9
Odagiri Kyoko Main Role
6.6
2007
2
Ri Kouran (Yamaguchi Yoshiko) Main Role
7.9
2007
1
Misaki Youko Main Role
7.1
2006
9
Satonaka Yuika Main Role
6.6
2006
11
Misaki Yoko Main Role
7.2
2006
4
Komine Nanako (Episode 1) Main Role
7.3
2005
1
Oda Miki Main Role
N/A
2005
11
Ayuhara Kozue Main Role
7.3
2005
49
Utsubo Supporting Role
7.5
2004
1
Oka Hiromi Main Role
7.5
2004
19
Misaki Aoyama Supporting Role
6.0
2004
9
Oka Hiromi Main Role
6.9
2003
1
Hirayama Mie Supporting Role
6.8
2003
10
Mochizuki Marimo Main Role
6.9
2003
11
Machida Hina Main Role
7.2
2002
10
Kamosawa Nazuna Main Role
6.6
2001
23
Tsurumoto Nao Supporting Role
8.5
2001
11
Mayu Shinjou Unknown Role
7.1
2000
11
Fuchigami Momo Supporting Role
7.5
1990
0
Kojima Kana Supporting Role
N/A

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2017
Sasamoto Sawa Main Role
N/A
2014
Mami Main Role
7.6
2013
Oharu Funaki Main Role
7.9
2013
Fuji Tanimura (Oshin's mother) Supporting Role
8.1
2012
Yamakoshi Mami Main Role
7.3
2010
as herself Guest Role
7.6
2008
Main Role
7.0
2005
Azumi Main Role
7.1
2004
Asako Nozawa Main Role
6.0
2003
Azumi Main Role
7.2

Comments (41)

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    KimsaAbe Apr 5, 2017

    Excellent acting skill.. Gorgeous and Beautiful as well.

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    katrina21 Sep 14, 2016

    happy birthday :D

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    khjfan01 Feb 6, 2016

    She kinda looks like Ishihara Satomi...

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    superpasta Sep 16, 2015

    happy 30th birthday! most natural beauty ever <3

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    katrina21 Sep 14, 2015

    happy 30th birthday!!!! :D

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    Ace Jul 20, 2015

    She's so freaking pretty

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    sambart Jun 25, 2015

    Can't stand her. She annoys the hell outta me.
    (There's no reason to tell the internet my hate but just wanted it out there).

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    shinju Apr 13, 2015

    She is pregnant now :')
    Happy for her :')

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    scarlet Dec 21, 2014

    With all my respect and admiration to Ms. Aya Ueto for delivering the message of the drama Hirugao by portraying the negative role in a very decent way. Congratulations !!!

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    Blademan2 Oct 3, 2014 - edited

    Love you Aya san!!!

    I so retrack that, shame on Ueto Aya for playing just a despicable role, shows where her morals are, so off my fav's list... Shallow and despicable...

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    superpasta Sep 15, 2014

    happy birthday ayaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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    katrina21 Sep 14, 2014

    happy birthday aya-san!!!! :D

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    fadetoblack Mar 5, 2014

    she reminds me of my cousin because he was a big fan of hers but then he passed away

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    shinju Mar 3, 2014 - edited

    someone change her pic please -__-

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      frost May 22, 2014

      Agree to this...>.>

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    superpasta Nov 20, 2013

    she is already 28 years old~ i heard some rumors that her and hiro are not doing well >w> anyway. i cannot wait to see oshin and bushi no kondate~

Details

  • Name:

    Ueto Aya
  • Native name:

    上戸彩 (うえと あや)
  • Nationality:

    Japanese
  • Gender:

    Female
  • Born:

    September 14, 1985
  • Age:

    31