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Ueto Aya

Aya Ueto

Details

  • Name: Ueto Aya
  • Native name: 上戸彩 (うえと あや)
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: September 14, 1985
  • Age: 32
Aya Ueto

Aya Ueto

  • Name: Ueto Aya
  • Native name: 上戸彩 (うえと あや)
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: September 14, 1985
  • Age: 32
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
Year Title # Role Rating
2015 I'm Home
Japanese Drama, 2015, 10 eps
Ieji Megumi (Main Role)
10
Ieji Megumi
Main Role
8.0
2014 Hirugao
Japanese Drama, 2014, 11 eps
Sasamoto Sawa (Main Role)
11
Sasamoto Sawa
Main Role
8.0
2014 Itsuka Hi no Ataru Basho de SP
Japanese Special, 2014, 1 eps
Komoriya Hako (Main Role)
1
Komoriya Hako
Main Role
7.6
2013 Hanzawa Naoki
Japanese Drama, 2013, 10 eps
Hanzawa Hana (Support Role)
10
Hanzawa Hana
Support Role
8.8
2013 Itsuka Hi no Ataru Basho de
Japanese Drama, 2013, 10 eps
Komoriya Hako (Main Role)
10
Komoriya Hako
Main Role
7.8
2012 I Will Fly to the Sky on a Wheelchair!
Japanese Special, 2012, 1 eps
Kato Kumi (Support Role)
1
Kato Kumi
Support Role
8.3
2012 Kaneko Misuzu Monogatari - minna chigatte, minna ii
Japanese Special, 2012, 1 eps
Kaneko Teru (Main Role)
1
Kaneko Teru
Main Role
7.8
2011 Zettai Reido 2
Japanese Drama, 2011, 11 eps
Sakuragi Izumi (Main Role)
11
Sakuragi Izumi
Main Role
7.8
2011 Zettai Reido SP
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
Sakuragi Izumi (Main Role)
1
Sakuragi Izumi
Main Role
8.1
2010 Nagareboshi
Japanese Drama, 2010, 10 eps
Makihara Risa (Main Role)
10
Makihara Risa
Main Role
7.9
2010 Ai wa Mieru
Japanese Special, 2010, 1 eps
Tatematsu Juri (Main Role)
1
Tatematsu Juri
Main Role
7.8
2010 Juunen Saki mo Kimi ni Koishite
Japanese Drama, 2010, 6 eps
Onozawa Rika (Main Role)
6
Onozawa Rika
Main Role
7.2
2010 Zettai Reido
Japanese Drama, 2010, 11 eps
Sakuragi Izumi (Main Role)
11
Sakuragi Izumi
Main Role
7.7
2009 Kekkon
Japanese Special, 2009, 1 eps
Uehara Chikage (Main Role)
1
Uehara Chikage
Main Role
5.0
2009 Konkatsu!
Japanese Drama, 2009, 11 eps
Tobita Haruno (Main Role)
11
Tobita Haruno
Main Role
6.7
2008 Celeb to Binbo Taro
Japanese Drama, 2008, 11 eps
Mitazono Alice (Main Role)
11
Mitazono Alice
Main Role
6.7
2008 Hokaben
Japanese Drama, 2008, 10 eps
Domoto Akari (Main Role)
10
Domoto Akari
Main Role
6.6
2008 Attention Please 2008
Japanese Special, 2008, 1 eps
Misaki Youko (Main Role)
1
Misaki Youko
Main Role
7.2
2007 Abarenbo Mama
Japanese Drama, 2007, 10 eps
Ayu Kawa (Main Role)
10
Ayu Kawa
Main Role
6.8
2007 Wachigaiya Itosato
Japanese Special, 2007, 2 eps
Wachigaiya Itosato (Main Role)
2
Wachigaiya Itosato
Main Role
0.0
2007 Hotelier
Japanese Drama, 2007, 9 eps
Odagiri Kyoko (Main Role)
9
Odagiri Kyoko
Main Role
6.6
2007 Ri Kouran
Japanese Special, 2007, 2 eps
Ri Kouran (Yamaguchi Yoshiko) (Main Role)
2
Ri Kouran (Yamaguchi Yoshiko)
Main Role
7.9
2007 Attention Please 2007
Japanese Special, 2007, 1 eps
Misaki Youko (Main Role)
1
Misaki Youko
Main Role
7.1
2006 Shimokita Sundays
Japanese Drama, 2006, 9 eps
Satonaka Yuika (Main Role)
9
Satonaka Yuika
Main Role
6.6
2006 Attention Please
Japanese Drama, 2006, 11 eps
Misaki Yoko (Main Role)
11
Misaki Yoko
Main Role
7.2
2006 Tsubasa no Oreta Tenshitachi
Japanese Drama, 2006, 4 eps
Komine Nanako (Episode 1) (Main Role)
4
Komine Nanako (Episode 1)
Main Role
7.3
2005 Nada So So
Japanese Special, 2005, 1 eps
Oda Miki (Main Role)
1
Oda Miki
Main Role
0.0
2005 Attack No.1
Japanese Drama, 2005, 11 eps
Ayuhara Kozue (Main Role)
11
Ayuhara Kozue
Main Role
7.3
2005 Yoshitsune
Japanese Drama, 2005, 49 eps
Utsubo (Support Role)
49
Utsubo
Support Role
7.5
2004 Ace wo Nerae! Kiseki e no Chousen
Japanese Special, 2004, 1 eps
Oka Hiromi (Main Role)
1
Oka Hiromi
Main Role
7.5
2004 Reikan Bus Guide Jikenbo
Japanese Drama, 2004, 19 eps
Misaki Aoyama (Support Role)
19
Misaki Aoyama
Support Role
6.0
2004 Ace wo Nerae!
Japanese Drama, 2004, 9 eps
Oka Hiromi (Main Role)
9
Oka Hiromi
Main Role
6.9
2003 Satokibi Batake no Uta
Japanese Drama, 2003, 1 eps
Hirayama Mie (Support Role)
1
Hirayama Mie
Support Role
6.6
2003 Hitonatsu no Papa e
Japanese Drama, 2003, 10 eps
Mochizuki Marimo (Main Role)
10
Mochizuki Marimo
Main Role
7.0
2003 Kou Kou Kyoushi 2003
Japanese Drama, 2003, 11 eps
Machida Hina (Main Role)
11
Machida Hina
Main Role
7.2
2002 My Little Chef
Japanese Drama, 2002, 10 eps
Kamosawa Nazuna (Main Role)
10
Kamosawa Nazuna
Main Role
6.7
2001 3 nen B gumi Kinpachi Sensei 6
Japanese Drama, 2001, 23 eps
Tsurumoto Nao (Support Role)
23
Tsurumoto Nao
Support Role
8.5
2000 Namida wo Fuite
Japanese Drama, 2000, 11 eps
Fuchigami Momo (Support Role)
11
Fuchigami Momo
Support Role
7.5
1990 Wataru Seken wa oni Bakari
Japanese Drama, 1990, 49 eps
Kojima Kana (Support Role)
49
Kojima Kana
Support Role
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2017 Hirugao
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Sasamoto Sawa (Main Role)
Sasamoto Sawa
Main Role
9.3
2014 Thermae Romae 2
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Mami (Main Role)
Mami
Main Role
7.6
2013 A Tale Of Samurai Cooking - A True Love Story
Japanese Movie, 2013,
Oharu Funaki (Main Role)
Oharu Funaki
Main Role
8.0
2013 Oshin
Japanese Movie, 2013,
Fuji Tanimura (Oshin's mother) (Support Role)
Fuji Tanimura (Oshin's mother)
Support Role
8.1
2012 Thermae Romae
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Yamakoshi Mami (Main Role)
Yamakoshi Mami
Main Role
7.3
2008 The Cherry Orchard: Blossoming
Japanese Movie, 2008,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2005 Azumi 2: Death or Love
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Azumi (Main Role)
Azumi
Main Role
7.1
2004 Install
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Asako Nozawa (Main Role)
Asako Nozawa
Main Role
6.0
2003 Azumi
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Azumi (Main Role)
Azumi
Main Role
7.2
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2008 Vs Arashi
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 412 eps
(Ep. 93, 145, 347) (Guest)
412
(Ep. 93, 145, 347)
Guest
9.3
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