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Sakura Ando

With parents in the show business perhaps it is not surprising that Sakura Ando would become an actress and, moreover, also end up marrying an actor. She was born to actor/director Okuda Eiji and celebrity Kazu Ando on 18.02.1986. Her great grandfather was prime minister Tsuyoshi. Her older sister is director Ando Momoko. She saw her father on stage at age five and decided to become an actress while in second grade. She was often ill as a child. Her disease made her dizzy, lose her balance and more throughout her childhood. Her brain would shut down. She would opt for her mother's maiden surname for her professional career. Sono Sion picked her for his film Love Exposure and gave her a major start on the big screen. She won an award as the Best Supporting Actress for her work in it at the 31st Yokohama Film Festival. Earlier her father cast her in his film Kaze No Sotogawa ('Outside The Wind') alongside her mother and sister. She has since appeared in multiple movies and serials and won several more awards. She married actor Emoto Tasuku in 2012. She had met him on a train in 2008 and had obtained her father's permission to date and marry. She was a boxer in 100 Yen Love, which was fortunate since she had practiced boxing when she was fourteen-years-old. She gave birth to her first child, a girl, in 2017. She won the award for Best Actress at the 42nd Japan Academy Prize for her work on 2018's Shoplifters. By then she was considered one of several top young actresses in Japan next to Yu Aoi, Miyazaki Aoi and perhaps Aso Kumiko. Interestingly, she had earlier decided to retire and focus on raising her child. She is a graduate of Gakushuin Women's College.

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Feb 18, 1986 In Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series At-Home Dad 2004-04-13
Latest Project:
Movie A Man 2022
Known For
Poster of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War
Poster of Magic × Warrior MagiMajo Pures!
Poster of Sound of Waves
Poster of Love Exposure
Movie A Man Unknown 2022
Series Girl Gun Lady Daisy 2021-04-05
Movie Ryuukou Kanbou Haruko 2021-04-10
Movie Once upon a time... "Shoplifters" Unknown 2021-05-19
Movie The Great Yokai War –Guardians– Ubume 2021-07-01
Series Today's Nekomura Scared wife 2020-04-08
Movie Kaguya-sama: Love Is War 2019-09-06
Series Mango no Ki no Shita de Unknown 2019-08-08
Series Magic × Warrior MagiMajo Pures! Mokonyan (voice) 2018-04-01
Series Manpuku Imai (Tachibana) Fukuko 2018-10-01
Movie Shoplifters Nobuyo Shibata 2018-06-02
Movie Reminiscence Ryoko Nishina 2017-05-06
Series Love Exposure: The TV-Show Aya Koike 2017-02-04
Movie Tornado Girl Yu Mikami 2017-09-16
Movie Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura Grim Reaper 2017-12-09
Series We're Millennials. Got a problem? Akane Miyashita 2016-04-17
Movie Seed Unknown 2016-02-17
Movie Dias Police: Dirty Yellow Boys Yumeko 2016-09-03
Movie Sound of Waves Unknown 2016-10-30
Series Like a Girl Playing House Onchi Eiko 2016-08-30
Movie Her Granddaughter Misaki Akimoto 2015-02-14
Movie Asleep Terako 2015-04-25
Movie Climbing to Spring Yuri Nakagawa 2014-06-14
Movie Homeland Unknown 2014-03-01
Movie 0.5 mm Sawa 2014-11-08
Movie 100 Yen Love Ichiko Saito 2014-11-15
Movie Yellow Elephant Kanyu the dog (voice) 2013-02-02
Series The Brothers Karamazov Shiori Kurosawa 2013-01-12
Series Shotenin Michiru no Mi no Uebanashi Haruko Hatsuyama 2013-01-08
Movie ラジオ Sasayama Yuki 2013-03-26
Movie Case of Kyoko, Case of Shuichi Kyoko 2013-08-24
Movie Petal Dance Motoko 2013-04-19
Movie The Stork Nest Unknown 2013-11-25
Movie Penance Akiko Takano 2013-05-29
Series ATARU Eiko Sasai 2012-04-15
Series Penance Akiko Takano 2012-01-08
Movie For Love's Sake Gum-ko 2012-06-16
Movie Our Homeland Rie 2012-07-01
Movie The Samurai That Night Mika 2012-11-17
Movie Torso Mina 2010-03-11
Movie All to the Sea Unknown 2010-01-23
Movie Making of Love Exposure Unknown 2010-01-25
Movie Sweet Little Lies Miyako 2010-03-13
Movie A Crowd of Three Kayo 2010-06-12
Movie Teto Unknown 2010-11-16
Movie 8000 Miles 2: Girls Rapper Unknown 2010-06-26
Movie Love Exposure Aya Koike 2009-01-31
Movie Make the Last Wish Meiko 2009-01-09
Movie Crime or Punishment?!? Momo Mimikawa 2009-02-28
Series Chance! Unknown 2009-03-07
Movie Bokura wa aruku, tada soredake Miyuki Matsunaka 2009-11-15
Movie The Wonderful World of Captain Kuhio Rika Kinoshita 2009-10-10
Movie Ain't No Tomorrows Chizu 2008-11-22
Movie Out of the Wind Mariko Iwata 2007-12-22
Series At-Home Dad Rie Yamamura 2004-04-13