Japanese screen actress known for her work in such films as Steamboy, Tokyo Park, and Strangers in the City. Her television credits include roles in Orange Days, Hotman, and Ruri no Shima.
She made her film debut in Blue, a 2001 lesbian romance directed by Hiroshi Ando.
She won both Mainichi and Yokohama Best Actress Awards for her role in the 2009 film Nonchan Noriben.
She was born and raised in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima, Japan.
She starred as Harue Nimura in the 2006 Kiyoshi Kurosawa film Retribution.