Yūko Takeuchi (竹内 結子, Takeuchi Yūko?, born April 1, 1980 in Saitama, Saitama, Japan) is a Japanese actress. She made her big break with NHK's television series Asuka and JT Green's commercial. She has gone on to star in many TV shows, movies, and commercials.
On May 10, 2005, Takeuchi married Shidō Nakamura, a Kabuki actor. They met during the filming of the movie Be with You. They divorced on February 29, 2008.
She is popular for her cute looks and cheerful image. She is said to be like Meg Ryan by a Japanese magazine, and Audrey Hepburn by director Kichitaro Negishi.