Keiko Kitagawa Biography
Keiko Kitagawa is a Japanese actress and former model by her major profession at present. In past she had been an exclusive model for the Japanese Seventeen magazine from late 2003 to mid-2006. Her first acting role was Sailor Mars in the Sailor Moon live action show Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (2003-4), and after her role in the film Mamiya Kydai. By the present time, she has appeared in several films, which includes The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) and Handsome Suit (2008), and has played leading roles in the TV Dramas Mop Girl (2007), Homeroom on the Beachside (2008), Buzzer Beat (2009, Lady Saigo no Hanzai Profile (2011) and "Akumu-chan" (2012).
Keiko was born on August 22, 1986 in Hy?go Prefecture, Kobe, Japan. As for her family siblings, she has a younger brother. As a child she had a dream to be an actor but by the time she reached her high school she was uncertain as to whether to be a doctor or not. She was totally confused about her future. At around this time, she was scouted by a talent agency, and she decided to try the entertainment world. At first her parents opposed on her decision but later gave permission on two conditions: that she give up if she was making no progress within a year, and that she put her studies first and graduate from university. She kept her promise for 2 years and got graduated in commercial science from Meiji University in Tokyo in March 2009.
One year time limit did not prove to be a problem for her. Within a week of joining an agency, she had been selected as both a model and an actress. She was chosen as Miss Seventeen 2003, which led to her working as a model with the Japanese Seventeen until she graduated from the magazine in September 2006. In the latter part of the run, she had her own regular feature, "Keiko's Beauty Honey". As an actress, she was given the role of Rei Hino in the live action television series of Sailor Moon, which began her acting career. On her course of being an actress her first significant film role was in Mamiya Ky?dai, which influenced the director, Yoshimitsu Morita and finally she decided to concentrate on acting rather than modeling. She moved to Tokyo when she started working as an actress and model, and has lived there since. She traveled to California for the filming of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and returned there to study English for a couple of months early in 2006.
Her long movie list includes the films like, Mizu ni Sumu Hana (2006), Mamiya Kydai (2006), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Cherry Pie (lead role) (2006), Dear Friends (lead role) (2007), Sono Toki ha Kare ni Yoroshiku (2007), Southbound (2007), Heat Island (2007), Handsome Suit (2008), Orion in Midsummer (2009), I'll Pay (2009), After the Flowers (lead role) (2010), and Matataki (lead role) (2010), and Elevator to the Scaffold (2010). Apart from her successful films, she has also appeared on different TV dramas, as like Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (2003-4), Mop Girl (lead role) (2007), Homeroom on the Beachside (2008), Buzzer Beat (2009), and Moon Lovers (2010).
Talking about her personal life profile, 28 years old Keiko has been enjoying her single and successful life at fullest. She has not made her mind yet to choose her life partner. She has been working hard to raise her fame to higher level of appreciation. Every single day number of fans and followers are raising. She has been significantly popular among her audience by her acting ability. Her recent life goals are to be a top actress in film industry and to win heart of millions of people.