Japanese actress who became known for her role as Kayako Saeki in The Grudge film franchise.
She studied acting at Aoyama Gakuin University and joined the Ein Theatrical Company.
She became an accomplished ballet dancer and learned to speak Japanese and English.
She was married to her theater co-star, Watanabe Joji, from 2000 to 2005.
She starred in The Grudge films with Sarah Michelle Gellar.