Kiki Kirin

Keiko Uchida

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  • First Name: Keiko
  • Family Name: Uchida
  • Native name: 樹木希林
  • Also Known as: Keiko Nakatani;Nakatani Keiko;中谷啓子;Chiho Yūki;悠木千帆;Yūki Chiho
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: January 15, 1943
  • Died: September 15, 2018

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Kiki Kirin

  • Name: Kiki Kirin
  • Native name: 樹木希林
  • Given name: Uchida Keiko
  • Also Known as: Keiko Nakatani;Nakatani Keiko;中谷啓子;Chiho Yūki;悠木千帆;Yūki Chiho
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: January 15, 1943
  • Died: September 15, 2018
Kiki was born in the Kanda area of Tokyo as the daughter of a master of the biwa lute. After graduating from high school, she started her acting career in the early 1960s as a member of the Bungakuza theater troupe using the stage name Chiho Yuki. She eventually gained fame for performing uniquely comedic and eccentric roles on such television shows as Jikan desu yo and Terauchi Kantarō ikka and in television commercials. She changed her name to "Kirin Kiki" when, after being asked on a television show to auction off something of hers, she ended up selling her first stage name, claiming she had "nothing else to sell."
While battling various ailments, including a detached retina in 2003 and breast cancer in 2005, Kiki has continued to act and has won several awards, including the best actress Japan Academy Prize for Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad in 2008, the best supporting actress award from the Yokohama Film Festival for her work in Kamikaze Girls and Half a Confession in 2004, and the best supporting actress Blue Ribbon Award for Still Walking in 2008.
Kiki married fellow Bungakuza actor Shin Kishida, but they divorced in 1968. She is currently married to the rock musician Yuya Uchida. Her daughter, Yayako Uchida, is an essayist and musician; notably, Uchida portrayed the younger self of Kiki's character in the film Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad. Yayako Uchida is married to the actor Masahiro Motoki, who was adopted into the Uchida family as a mukoyōshi.
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Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2001 Mukai Arata no Doubutsu Nikki: Aiken Rosinante no Sainan
Japanese Drama, 2001, 10 eps
Haruko (Support Role)
10
Haruko
Support Role
8.1
1995 Kagayake! Rintaro
Japanese Drama, 1995, 12 eps
Rin (Main Role)
12
Rin
Main Role
9.3
1995 Aji Ichimonme: Season 1
Japanese Drama, 1995, 10 eps
(Support Role)
10
Support Role
8.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2018 Every Day A Good Day
Japanese Movie, 2018,
[Teacher Takeda] (Main Role)
[Teacher Takeda]
Main Role
7.5
2018 Shoplifters
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Hatsue Shibata (Main Role)
Hatsue Shibata
Main Role
8.7
2018 Mori, The Artist's Habitat
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Hideko (Main Role)
Hideko
Main Role
5.3
2017 Life Is Fruity
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Narration (voice) (Unknown)
Narration (voice)
Unknown
8.0
2016 After the Storm
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Yoshiko (Main Role)
Yoshiko
Main Role
7.6
2015 Our Little Sister
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Fumiyo Kikuchi (Support Role)
Fumiyo Kikuchi
Support Role
8.2
2015 Sweet Bean
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Tokue (Main Role)
Tokue
Main Role
8.4
2015 Kakekomi
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Genbee (Goyo yado owner) (Support Role)
Genbee (Goyo yado owner)
Support Role
7.8
2013 Like Father, Like Son
Japanese Movie, 2013,
Riko Ishizeki (Support Role)
Riko Ishizeki
Support Role
8.3
2012 Until the Break of Dawn
Japanese Movie, 2012,
[Ayumi's grandmother] (Main Role)
[Ayumi's grandmother]
Main Role
8.1
2012 Chronicles Of My Mother
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Yae (Main Role)
Yae
Main Role
7.3
2011 I Wish
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Osako Hideko (Support Role)
Osako Hideko
Support Role
7.8
2011 A Honeymoon in Hell: Mr. and Mrs. Oki's Fabulous Trip
Japanese Movie, 2011,
[fortune teller] (Support Role)
[fortune teller]
Support Role
7.5
2010 Ghost
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Unten (Support Role)
Unten
Support Role
7.4
2010 Villain
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Shimizu Fusae (Support Role)
Shimizu Fusae
Support Role
7.6
2008 Still Walking
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Toshiko Yokoyama (Support Role)
Toshiko Yokoyama
Support Role
7.9
2007 Tokyo Tower: Mom & Me, and Sometimes Dad
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Eiko ( the mom) (Support Role)
Eiko ( the mom)
Support Role
8.1
2006 Red Whale, White Snake
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Ohara Midori (Support Role)
Ohara Midori
Support Role
0.0
2004 The Taste of Tea
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Obaa (Guest Role)
Obaa
Guest Role
7.6
2004 Hotaru no Hoshi
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Principal Hashimoto (Support Role)
Principal Hashimoto
Support Role
8.0
2004 Kamikaze Girls
Japanese Movie, 2004,
[Momoko's grandmother] (Support Role)
[Momoko's grandmother]
Support Role
7.6
2004 Half a Confession
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Yasuko Shimamura (Support Role)
Yasuko Shimamura
Support Role
8.5
2002 The Returner
Japanese Movie, 2002,
Shi (Support Role)
Shi
Support Role
7.3
1991 Rainbow Kids
Japanese Movie, 1991,
Kura Ku-chan Nakamura (Main Role)
Kura Ku-chan Nakamura
Main Role
8.8
1985 Yumechiyo's Diary
Japanese Movie, 1985,
(Support Role)
Support Role
8.8
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2015 Ito no Mori no Ie
Japanese Special, 2015, 2 eps
Oharu-san (Support Role)
2
Oharu-san
Support Role
7.5
2015 Kono Mystery ga Sugoi!
Japanese Special, 2015, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
7.5
2013 Aji Ichimonme: 2013 Special
Japanese Special, 2013, 1 eps
Fujimura Yoshie (Support Role)
1
Fujimura Yoshie
Support Role
0.0
2011 Aji Ichimonme: 2011 Special
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
0.0
2008 Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari: 2008 SMAP Special
Japanese Special, 2008, 1 eps
(Main Role)
1
Main Role
0.0
2001 Kikujiro and Saki SP
Japanese Special, 2001, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
0.0
2001 Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari: SMAP Special Edition
Japanese Special, 2001, 1 eps
( BLACK ROOM) (Support Role)
1
( BLACK ROOM)
Support Role
7.8
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