Juri Ueno Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Juri Ueno Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Juri Ueno (Juri Ueno, born May 25, 1986) is a Japanese actress. She rose to prominence after appearing in the 2005 film Swing Girls, for which she received the Newcomer of the Year award at the Japanese Academy Awards. Ueno rose to prominence as the title character in the live-action adaptations of the manga Nodame Cantabile, for which she won Best Lead Actress at the 51st Television Drama Academy Awards in 2007. She went on to win Best Supporting Actress at the Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix and the 57th Television Drama Academy Awards in 2008 for her part in the television series Last Friends.


Ueno made her television debut in the NHK series Seizon at the age of 16 in 2002 before making her first significant film appearance in 2003 in Chirosoku no Natsu, which earned her the Sponichi Grand Prize New Talent Award at the Mainichi Film Awards, as well as her performance in the 2004 film Swing Girls. Swing Girls gave her critical acclaim and accolades for Best Newcomer at the Yokohama Film Festival (she was also honoured for her role in Joze to Tora to Sakana Tachi) and the Japanese Academy accolades.

In 2004, Ueno appeared as Misae Hoshino in TBS's romance drama Orange Days, and in 2005, she co-starred with Takuya Kimura in Fuji TV's romantic comedy Engine as Misae Hoshino. The same year, she co-starred with Kazuya Kamenashi in the special television movie Kinda'ichi Shnen no Jikenbo, taking over the role of Miyuki Nanase from Anne Suzuki.

Ueno's fame skyrocketed after she was cast as Megumi Noda ("Nodame") in the 2006 live-action television adaptation of the popular manga Nodame Cantabile. The series' 11-episode run, which co-starred Hiroshi Tamaki, was a success, with an average viewership rate of 18.79%, with the season finale receiving 21.7% of the viewership share for its time slot. At the 51st Television Drama Academy Awards, Ueno's portrayal of the eccentric and disorganised but immensely friendly and skilled pianist won her "Best Lead Actress," while the show received "Best Drama." The show was also recognised internationally, winning "Best Miniseries" at the 2nd Seoul Drama Festival. Ueno and Tamaki reprised their roles in the two-part special Nodame Cantabile Shinshun Special in Europe in 2007, which chronicled their individual attempts to achieve success on Europe's legendary classical music stage while being separated from each other.

Ueno returned with Nodame co-stars Eita and Asami Mizukawa in the 2008 Fuji TV drama Last Friends as Ruka Kishimoto, a skilled motocross racer with a hidden secret she cannot reveal with friends or family. Taeko Asano, the screenwriter of Last Friends, lauded Ueno's performance as Ruka, calling her a "natural genius" who transformed into "the character itself." Ueno was nominated for "Best Supporting Actress" at both the 12th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix and the 57th Television Drama Academy Awards for her performance. For her part in Wanko, she was named "Best Student Voice Actress" at the 2008 MTV Student Voice Awards.

She was chosen one of the "Women of the Year 2008" by Vogue Japan.

It was reported on December 9, 2008, that she would reprise her role as "Nodame" in a new Nodame Cantabile two-movie sequel set for release in 2010, with filming to begin in May 2009.

On January 25, 2010, it was revealed that Ueno would star in the 2011 NHK Taiga drama G, which was based on an original story written by Atsuhime writer Kumiko Tabuchi (, Tabuchi Kumiko). Filming began in August of 2010. Ueno's first role in a historical drama is in this series. G is NHK's 50th Taiga drama, and only its 10th with a female protagonist. Ueno, along with Eita, Hero Jaejoong, Megumi Seki, and Tetsuji Tamayama, took on the character of "Haru" in the spring J-Drama Sunao ni Narenakute, which depicts the narrative of the developing relationship between five individuals through Twitter.

On September 11, 2010, Ueno appeared as a guest on MBC's We Got Married Season 2 to promote Nodame Cantabile - The Movie and met SNSD's Seohyun and CN Blue's Jung Yong-hwa. She returned to acting in 2013 with a prominent part in the romantic film Girl in the Sunny Place, based on the best-selling novel of the same name, opposite actor Jun Matsumoto. On October 12, the film was released in Japanese theatres and was a commercial triumph, topping the box office and grossing $763 million after eight days.

In 2014, she played as Mizuno Asumi in the TBS revenge drama Alice no Toge, a young lady who becomes a doctor at the hospital where her father was treated in order to exact revenge on those responsible for his death. This was followed by a starring role in the TBS television drama Ouroboros, based on the manga of the same name, in which he co-starred with Toma Ikuta and Shun Oguri. This is her debut appearance in a detective drama. She also appeared in the romantic Web drama Secret Message opposite Korean artist TOP. 

Ueno appeared in 'Is Love Sustainable?' in 2021.

On May 26, 2016, Ueno married Triceratops band member Sho Wada.



2003Josee, the Tiger and the FishKanae
2004Swing GirlsTomoko Suzuki (Tenor Sax)Lead role
The Stars ConvergeMari Sugiyama
2005Summer Time Machine BluesHaruka Shibata
Turtles Are Surprisingly Fast SwimmersSuzume KatakuraLead role
2006Arch AngelsFumio Shijo
Christmas on July 24th AvenueMegumi Kamibayashi
Rainbow SongAoi Sato
Shiawase no SwitchRei InadaLead role
Sea Without ExitMinako Narumi
2008Child by Children

Goo Goo, The CatNaomi
Kung-Fu Kun

Wanko the Movie 2Narrator
NaokoNaoko ShinomiyaLead role
2009Killer Virgin RoadHirokoLead role
Nodame Cantabile The Movie INoda Megumi aka "Nodame"Lead role
2010Nodame Cantabile The Movie IINoda Megumi aka "Nodame"Lead role
2013Girl in the Sunny PlaceMao Watarai
2015The Beauty InsideWoo-jinSouth Korean film
2016Yell for the Blue SkyYōko Sugimura
My Dad and Mr. ItoAyaLead role


2001Sayonara, Ozu sensei
Fuji TV
2003The In-LawsKaori Matsui

Teru Teru KazokuAkiko IwataNHKAsadora
2004Orange DaysAyumi KirishimaTBS
2005EngineMisae Hoshino

Kyuketsuki Densetsu Satsujin JikenMiyuki Nanase
TV movie
2006Bokutachi no SensouMinami Kamoshita
TV movie
Tsubasa No Oreta TenshitachiRyoko Shimojo
Lead role
Nodame CantabileMegumi NodaFuji TVLead role
2007Jodan Ja Nai!Eren TakamuraTBS
Marumaru Chibi Maruko-chan SPMaruko-chanFuji TV
2008Nodame Cantabile New Year Special in EuropeMegumi NodaFuji TVLead role
Loss Time Life
Fuji TVLead role
Last FriendsRuka KishimotoFuji TV
2009Ueno Juri to Itsutsu no KabanHerself WowowLead role
2010Sunao ni NarenakuteTukiko Mizuno Fuji TVLead role
2011NHKLead role, Taiga drama
2014Europe Kikaku 26th Century FoxFumiko SawanoFuji TV
Alisu no TogeAsumi MizunoTBSLead role
Hard to say I love youHaruFuji TV
2015OuroborosInspector Mizuki HibinoTBS
The Secret MessageHarukaNaver TV Cast-LINELead role
2016The State of UnionHanako KumagaiTBS
2018Good DoctorNatsumi SetoFuji TV
2019Medical Examiner AsagaoAsagao MakiFuji TVLead role
2020Ship of TheseusYuki TamuraTBSSpecial appearance
2022He's ExpectingAki SetoNetflixLead role

Photo books

  • A Piacere (2006)

Selected awards


  • 28th Japanese Academy Awards – Newcomer of the Year for Swing Girls
  • 59th Mainichi Film Awards: Sponichi Grand Prize New Talent Award – Best Newcomer for Swing Girls and Chirusoku no Natsu
  • 25th Yokohama Film Festival – Best New Talent for Swing GirlsJoze to tora to sakana tachi and Chirusoku no Natsu


  • 51st Television Drama Academy Awards – Best Lead Actress for Nodame Cantabile
  • Elan d'or Awards – Best Newcomer for Nodame Cantabile


  • 12th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix Award (Spring 2008) – Best Supporting Actress for Last Friends
  • The Galaxy Award – monthly award (June), for the performance in Last Friends
  • 57th Television Drama Academy Awards – Best Supporting Actress for Last Friends
  • MTV Student Voice Award – Best Student Voice Actress
  • 21st Japan Best Dressed Eyes Awards – Special Award
  • International Drama Festival in Tokyo Awards 2008 – Best Actress for Nodame Cantabile in Europe
  • Vogue – Women of the Year 2008


  • TV Life 18th Annual Drama Awards 2008 – Best Supporting Actress for Last Friends
  • TV Navi Drama of The Year 2008 – Best Supporting Actress for Last Friends
  • 17th Hashida Awards – Best Newcomer

Juri Ueno Biography, Facts & Life Story

Body Measurements32-23-33 inches
Height5 feet 5¼ inches (1.66 m)
Weight50 kg (110 lbs)
Hair ColorBrown Dark
Eye ColorBrown Dark
Age36 years old (in 2023)
Date of BirthMay 25, 1986
Full NameJuri Ueno
BirthplaceKakogawa, Hyogo, Japan
Zodiac SignGemini

Juri Ueno Education

Qualification: High School Graduate

Juri Ueno Career

Profession: Actress

Known For: Nodame kantâbire

Net Worth: $400,000 Approx

Family & Relatives

Sister: juri ueno dj saori, Mana Ueno Musician

Marital Status: Married

Husband: Sho Wada (m. 2016)

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