Well known for her roles in such Japanese television shows as Liar Game, You Taught Me All the Precious Things, The Clinic on the Sea, and The Perfect Insider, she is also notable for her work in the films For Love's Sake, Rurouni Kenshin, and Clover. In 2013, she won both a Japan Academy Award and an Elan d'Or Award.
She entered the entertainment industry as a fashion model, winning two awards at the eleventh annual Japan Bishojo Contest and subsequently appearing in numerous issues of Seventeen magazine. Early in her acting career, she appeared in a dozen episodes of the Japanese television series Otomen: Natsu.
In late 2011, she released a pop music single that rose to number six on Japan's Oricon Weekly music chart.
She spent her youth in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
She is a contemporary of fellow Japanese actress Mayuko Fukuda.