Japanese singer and actress best known for her work in the pop group AKB48. She began pursuing a solo career in 2012.
She first became a member of AKB48's A-team at age fourteen.
She won the Popularity Award for Actor/Actress at the 2012 Japan Academy Awards for her work in the film Moshidora.
She has dated kabuki actor Matsuya Onoe.
She and Sayaka Akimoto have both been members of AKB48.