Masami Nagasawa Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Masami Nagasawa Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Masami Nagasawa (, Nagasawa Masami, born June 3, 1987) is a model and actress from Japan. She has had a productive cinema career since her adolescence, starring in numerous blockbusters and collecting numerous awards, including five Japan Academy cinema Prizes and four Blue Ribbon Awards.

Nagasawa made her acting debut at the age of twelve, playing a young psychic orphan in the science fiction film Pyrokinesis (2000). She starred as one of the Shobijin in Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) and Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) while still in high school, and she would go on to win a Blue Ribbon Award for Best Supporting Actress and two Japan Academy Film Prizes for her leading role in Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004).

Nagasawa was nominated for the Japan Academy Film Prize for Best Leading Actress in 2007 and received the Bunshun Raspberry Award for her performance as the titular character in Tears for You (2006). Nagasawa's career advanced with her roles as Princess Yuki in Shinji Higuchi's Hidden Fortress: The Last Princess (2008), Umi Matsuzaki in Gor Miyazaki's From Up on Poppy Hill (2011), and Miyuki Matsuo in the romantic comedy Love Strikes! (2011), for which she received a second Blue Ribbon Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Following her role as a supporting character in Makoto Shinkai's Your Name (2016), she starred as the protagonist in the critically acclaimed science fiction drama Before We Vanish (2017), for which she received the Mainichi Film Award for Best Actress. In 2019, she starred in the murder thriller Masquerade Hotel and played Yang Duan He in the action-adventure Kingdom, for which she received a Nikkan Sports Film Award nomination. Nagasawa has also played Darko in the JP film trilogy The Confidence Man (2019-2022), Anna Kobayashi in Chen Sicheng's buddy comedy Detective Chinatown 3 (2021), and Hiroko Asami in Higuchi's critically praised superhero picture Shin Ultraman (2022).

Background and early life

Nagasawa was born in Iwata, Shizuoka, on June 3, 1987. She noted that her father, former Jbilo Iwata manager Kazuaki Nagasawa, "wasn't at home much because of work" when she was a child. Her older brother is characterized as "handsome" by actress Yoshino Kimura and "cool" by Nagasawa.


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Nagasawa won the Grand Prix at the 5th Toho Cinderella Audition in 2000, beating out 35,153 female rivals. Toho instructed filmmaker Shusuke Kaneko to cast her in his science fiction action picture Pyrokinesis after she won the competition. She portrayed Kurata, an orphan with psychic abilities such as pyrokinesis and psychometry. Kaneko admitted to having "no experience and directing her was a pain in the ass" at the film's wrap party. She appeared in tiny roles in Nobuhiko Obayashi's Nagori Yuki and Akihiko Shiota's Yomigaeri two years later. She also appeared in Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) and Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) as a Shobijin. Her first lead part in a film was in Robot Contest in 2003.

Nagasawa won a Blue Ribbon Award and a Japan Academy Prize for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Crying Out Love in the Center of the World.

She was nominated for a Japan Academy Prize in the Best Actress category in 2007 for her portrayal in the 2006 film Nada Ss (Tears for You). Following a succession of lesser-known films such as Gunjo and Magare Spoon!, she starred in the 2011 film version of Mitsuru Kubo's manga Moteki. Nagasawa's work in Moteki earned her a Blue Ribbon Award for Best Supporting Actress, and she was nominated for a Japan Academy Award for Best Actress. That same year, Nagasawa ventured into voice acting with the role "Umi Matsuzaki" in Studio Ghibli's From Up on Poppy Hill. She gave the voice of "Miki Okudera" in the international blockbuster Your Name in 2016.

Nagasawa during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival (second from right).

Her live-action films have also garnered international acclaim. Kiyoku Yawaku (Beyond the Memories), a live-action version of Ryo Ikuemi's manga series, premiered in 2013 at the 17th annual Japanese Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia. At the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Umimachi Diary (Our Little Sister), a live-action version of Akimi Yoshida's manga, competed for the Palme d'Or. Nagasawa appeared in Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Before We Vanish in 2017, which competed in the Un Certain Regard category at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Her performance in Before We Vanish earned her a Mainichi Film Award for Best Lead Actress and a nomination for a Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in Japan.

She appeared in 50 First Kisses, a Japanese version of the 2004 American film 50 First Dates, in 2018.


Nagasawa appeared in a number of Japanese television drama series. Early roles in the 2002 NHK drama Asadora Sakura and the 2005 Tokyo Broadcasting System Television live action manga adaption Dragon Zakura led to more TV work, including a main role in the 2007 Fuji TV drama Proposal Daisakusen (Operation Love). In the Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix Best Actress category, her performance in Proposal Daisakusen (Operation Love) garnered the most votes.

Nagasawa continued to appear in both supporting and main roles in television dramas after her initial popularity. In 2009, she appeared in the NHK taiga drama Tenchijin, and in 2010, she co-starred with several other leading Japanese actors in the Fuji TV 50th anniversary mini-series Wagaya no Rekishi. In 2012, she won the 73rd Television Drama Academy Best Actress Award for her work in the TV Asahi drama Toshi densetsu no onna. She learnt Chinese in 2013 in order to play a lead role in the Taiwan Television adaptation of the manga series Chocolat. Nagasawa made a comeback on NHK in 2016 with the taiga drama Sanada Maru.

Personal life

Nagasawa lives in Meguro, Tokyo.



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2000PyrokinesisKaori KurataActing debut
2002Nagori YukiMaho Mizuta
2003YomigaeriNaomi Morishita
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.Mana, one of the Shobijin
Robot ContestSatomi HazawaLead role
Like AsuraYōko Satomi
2004Crying Out Love in the Center of the WorldAki HiroseLead role
Breathe In, Breathe OutKanako Doi
Godzilla: Final WarsOne of the Shobijin
2005TouchMinami AsakuraLead role
2006RoughAmi NinomiyaLead role
Tears for YouKaoruLead role
2007Say Hello for MeKarin Takigawa/Suzune MorikawaLead role
2008Hidden Fortress: The Last PrincessPrincess Yuki
La Maison en Petits CubesNarrator
2009Cobalt BlueRyoko NakamuraLead role
Go Find a Psychic!Yone SakuraiLead role
2010Sunshine AheadChurashima Okinawa Ambassador
2011Gaku: Minna no YamaKumi Shiina
From Up on Poppy HillUmi Matsuzaki (voice)Lead role
Love Strikes!Miyuki Matsuo
I WishKōchi Mimura
2012Japan's Wildlife: The Untold StoryNarrator
2013Beyond the MemoriesKanna SetoLead role
The Last Chance: Diary of ComediansKumi
2014Wood Job!Naoki Ishii
The Crossing Part 1Masako ShimuraChinese-Hong Kong film
2015Our Little SisterYoshino KōdaLead role
The Crossing Part 2Masako ShimuraChinese-Hong Kong film
I Am a HeroYabu / Tsugumi Oda
2016Good Morning ShowKeiko Ogawa
Gold Medal ManMs. Sano, teacher
Your NameMiki Okudera (voice)
2017ReminiscenceMinako Shikata
GintamaTae Shimura
Before We VanishNarumi KaseLead role
2018Doraemon: Nobita's Treasure IslandFiona (voice)Guest appearance
The Lies She LovedYukari KawaharaLead role
50 First KissesRui FujishimaLead role
Gintama 2Tae Shimura
BleachMasaki Kurosaki
2019Masquerade HotelNaomi Yamagishi
KingdomYang Duan He
The Confidence Man JP: The MovieDarkoLead role
2020The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the PrincessDarkoLead role
MotherAkiko MisumiLead role
2021Detective Chinatown 3Anna KobayashiChinese film
Under the Open SkyYoshizawa
Masquerade NightNaomi Yamagishi
2022The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the HeroDarkoLead role
Shin UltramanHiroko Asami
A Hundred FlowersKaori Kasai
2023Shin Kamen RiderScorpion Augment-01
Do Unto OthersHidemi Ōtomo
Kingdom 3 Not yet releasedYang Duan He


2016SingAsh2017 Japanese dub
2021Sing 2Ash2022 Japanese dub


2001Pure SoulMaru Seta
2002SakuraKanako NumataAsadora
2004True Horror StoryMayu Morimoto
RunawayOnizuka Sari
Mystery Theater: Satsujin StuntHitomi TakamizawaGuest
2005Affectionate TimeAzusa Minagawa
Hiroshima Showa 20 nen 8 Gatsu MuikaMaki YajimaTV movie
2005–2021Dragon SakuraNaomi Mizuno2 seasons
2006Kōmyō ga TsujiKorinTaiga drama
Sailor Suit and Machine GunHoshi IzumiLead role
2007Akechi MitsuhideTsumaki HirokoTV movie
Romeo and JulietJuliet Kihira
The Reason Mama CooksMiyuki KoudaSpecial appearance
Proposal DaisakusenRei YoshidaLead role
Butterfly Stroke in Ganges RiverTeruko TakanoLead role
20 Year Old LoverSawada YuriLead role
2008Proposal Daikusen SPRei YoshidaLead role
Last FriendsMichiru AidaLead role
Galileo: Episode ZeroAkari Shionoya
Fujiko F. Fujio no Parallel Space Nebumi CameraTakekoLead role
2009TenchijinHatsuneTaiga drama
Soka, Mo Kimi wa Inai no KaYōkoTV movie
My SisterSayaLead role
2010Sotsu UtaHitomi TachibanaLead role
Wagaya no RekishiYukari IchinoseMini-series
2012BunshinMariko/Futaba/AkikoLead role
High School Entrance ExamKyōko HaruyamaLead role
2012–2013I Love Tokyo Legend - Kawaii DetectiveTsukiko OtonashiLead role; 2 seasons
2013ChocolatChie TatsumiLead role
Summer NudeKasumi Ichikura
2014All About My SiblingsTakako Yashiro
2016Sanada MaruKiriTaiga drama
2018The Confidence Man JPDarkoLead role
2022The 13 Lords of the ShogunNarratorTaiga drama
ElpisEna AsakawaLead role

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
200425th Yokohama Film FestivalBest New TalentLike AsuraRobot ContestWon
27th Japan Academy Film PrizeNewcomer of the YearRobot ContestWon
200529th Elan d'or AwardsNewcomer of the Year
47th Blue Ribbon AwardsBest Supporting ActressCrying Out Love in the Center of the WorldWon
28th Japan Academy Film PrizeBest Supporting ActressWon
Popularity Award WinnerWon
20074th Bunshun Raspberry AwardsWorst ActressTears for YouWon
30th Japan Academy Film PrizeBest ActressNominated
11th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand PrixBest ActressProposal DaisakusenNominated
201254th Blue Ribbon AwardsBest Supporting ActressLove Strikes!Won
35th Japan Academy Film PrizeBest ActressNominated
11th New York Asian Film FestivalStar Asia Rising Star AwardWon
VoCE Beauty AwardsThe Best Beauty of The Year
Television Drama Academy AwardsBest ActressToshi Densetsu no OnnaWon
201872nd Mainichi Film AwardsBest ActressBefore We VanishWon
41st Japan Academy Film PrizeBest ActressNominated
201944th Hochi Film AwardsBest ActressMasquerade HotelThe Confidence Man JP: The MovieWon
32nd Nikkan Sports Film AwardsBest Supporting ActressMasquerade HotelKingdomNominated
202062nd Blue Ribbon AwardsBest ActressThe Confidence Man JP: The MovieWon
Best Supporting ActressMasquerade HotelKingdomNominated
43rd Japan Academy Film PrizeBest Supporting ActressKingdomWon
45th Hochi Film AwardsBest ActressMotherThe Confidence Man JP: Episode of the PrincessNominated
33rd Nikkan Sports Film AwardsBest ActressWon
202163rd Blue Ribbon AwardsBest ActressWon
75th Mainichi Film AwardsBest ActressMotherNominated
44th Japan Academy Film PrizeBest ActressWon
The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the PrincessNominated
46th Hochi Film AwardsBest ActressMasquerade NightNominated

Masami Nagasawa Biography, Facts & Life Story

Body Measurements35-22-34 Inches
Height5 Feet 6 Inches (1.68 m)
Weight55 kg (122 lbs)
Waist22 Inches
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBlack
Shoe Size7 US
Dress Size4 US
Age35 years old (in 2023)
Date of BirthJune 3, 1987
Full NameMasami Nagasawa
ProfessionActress, Model
BirthplaceIwata, Shizuoka, Japan
Zodiac SignGemini

Masami Nagasawa Education

School: Horikoshi High School
Chuo University High School

Masami Nagasawa Career

Profession: Actress, Model

Net Worth: $5 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Kazuaki Nagasawa

Marital Status: Single

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