The Asian entertainment industry can boast of several popular actors and actresses who have made a mark in the world of show business. Among these notable personalities is Satomi Ishihara, a veteran actress of Japanese origin whose acting career took off at the age of 17. Since then, the actress has played the lead in several movies and television series, however, she is best known for her appearance on the TV series Shitsuren Chocolatier which gave her the pride of place on Yahoo as the most searched actress of Japanese origin. Another popular series she appeared in is Bī Bappu Hai Sukūru while her most notable movies include The Incite Mill and Ningen Shikkaku.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Satomi Ishihara
1. Birth Details
Satomi Ishihara was born just a day before Christmas, on the 24th of December 1986 in Tokyo, Japan with the given name of Kuniko Ishigami. Nothing is known about her parents except for the fact that they are both from Asia, and it is further not known whether or not she is an only child or has any siblings. Also, information regarding her education is not available.
2. Religious Inclination
With her being of Asian ancestry, it is not surprising to find out that Satomi Ishihara is a follower of Buddhism, the fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers. She was born into the religion and has been faithful to it ever since.
3. Relationship History
A recent report by a local tabloid stated that Satomi Ishihara was spotted in the company of Yuji Maeda – the chief executive officer of Showroom, insinuating that the duo are romantically involved. However, no confirmation or rebuttal has come from either of them.
The actress was previously involved with Tomohisa Yamashita but left him after she discovered that he was cheating on her with another model.
4. She Mirrored Nurses At a Hospital When Preparing For a Role
While preparing for her role as a nurse in Nurse Aoi, Satomi Ishihara tried to get into the character by working in a hospital where she interacted with nurses in a bid to learn their skills and mannerism. She went on to learn a few nursing skills like how to use an X-Ray machine and check blood pressure.
5. Body Statistics
While not much is known about her body measurements, it is public knowledge that the popular Japanese actress has a height of 5 feet 2 inches and a body weight of 45 kg.
Life Achievements of the Actresses
The career of Satomi Ishihara started in lead roles, unlike many others who had to work their way up the ladder. She played the lead in the movie My Grandpa and television series Mado o Aketara, but letter portrayed supporting characters in Term Teru Kazoku as well as Kimi wa Pet, winning the Newcomer Prize at the 16th edition of the Nikkan Sports Movie Grand-Prix.
With her career well on the right track, Ishihara began making appearances in productions like Be-Bop High School – a drama series where she portrayed Kyōko Izumi and caught the attention of critics. By 2005, her choices were already expanding as she appeared in Akai Giwaku as Yukiko Oshima, after which she played the lead in the follow-up of Be-Bop High School.
The young talent came as Tae Komatsubara on the set of One Year in the North and in 2006, she gained more popularity by joining the cast of the hit comic series Ns’ Aoi giving expression to the character of Misora Aoi. She was also part of the 2006 television series, Hyōten.
Between 2007 and 2014, Satomi Ishihara made appearances in films like Hōtai Club, No Longer Human as well as The Incite Mill and The Sadako 3D. Within this period, she made appearances in supporting roles prior to her big break which was achieved on the set of Shitsuren Chocolatier, where she gave life to the character of Saeko Takahashi. Eventually, Satomi was honored at the Tokyo International Drama Festival with an award of Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.
2015 saw her on the set of television drama 5-ji Kara 9-ji Made: Watashi ni Koi Shita Obōsan where she put in a performance that earned her a Television Drama Academy Award in the category of the Best Actress.
She then went on to star as the title character in the NTV television drama Jimi ni Sugoi! Kōetsu Girl: Kouno Etsuko with the spin-off following on Hulu. Before the year ran out, Satomi Ishihara showed up in Shin Godzilla as the president’s envoy. Her most recent work was on the set of Unnatural – a television mini-series which cast her as a pathologist.