Minami

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Biography

ACTRESS Minami, an exotic blend of Japanese and French ethnicities, is a passionate and dynamic actress. Daughter of a French father and Japanese mother, Minami grew up in a culturally diverse background, shaping her deep and rich emotional palette. Born in Tokyo, Minami was drawn to acting from a young age and started her career at 13 years old. Since then, she has worked with a wide array of acclaimed directors in Japan such as Kinji Fukasaku, Yukio Ninagawa and Hideki Noda. Most recently, Minami was featured in Naomi Kawase’s new film Vision starring Juliette Binoche, to be released in 2018. After appearing in more than 60 plays, movies and TV series, Minami wanted to take on a new challenge in her acting career. In 2015, she moved to Paris with the support of the Japanese Ministry of Culture. Minami trained at the Jacques Lecoq Theater School and is currently represented by the VMA Agency in Paris. In her spare time, Minami enjoys painting, singing, Krav Maga, and also classical, contemporary and traditional Japanese dance.

Feature Films

2018 : Vision / Hana (supporting lead) / NAOMI KAWASE 2015 : Dust And Illusion Miki (supporting lead) / SATOSHI SUZUKI 2015 : Her Granddaughter / Maho Sanjoji (guest star) / RYUICHI HIROKI 2014 : Adult Drop Lilly (guest star) /KEN IIZUKA 2013 : King Of Excuse / Lilly (supporting lead) / NOBUO MIZUTA 2012 : Milocrorze / narration / YOSHIMASA ISHIBASHI 2012 : Afro Tanaka / Saki (guest star) / DAIGO MATSUI 2012 : Ballon Relay / Emi Tanaka (guest star) / RYOHEI FUJIMURA 2010 : Vengeance Can Wait / Nanase (lead) / MASANORI TOMINAGA 2008 : Detroit metal City / Nina (guest star) / TOSHIO LEE 2007 : Robo Rock / Kiriko (supporting lead) / TAIKAN SUGA 2007 : Fuking Runaway / Hanachan (lead) / KEITA MOTOHASHI 2007 : Sakuran / Wakagiku (featured) / MIKA NINAGAWA 2006 : Humoresque / Sony (lead) / YUKI INOMATA 2005 : Tomie Revenge / Saki (lead) / ATARU OIKAWA 2004 : Problem Free Us / Maria Shiozaki (supporting lead) / YOSHIYUKI MORIOKA 2003 : Embraced By Mana / Emi (featured) / SATOSHI ISAKA 2002 : The Song Of Sheeps / Yo Yaegashi (supporting lead) / JYUNJI HANADO 2002 : Yumeko’s Night Mare / Yumeko (lead) / TUTOMU KUBOYAMA 2000 : Battle Royal / Keiko (guest star) / KINJI FUKASAKU

Short Movies

Minami et les trous noirs Minami (Lead) / Marc-Antoine Vaugeois Tomoko TOMOKO (Lead) / Margaux Esclapez Rhinocéros Woman (Lead) / Minami

TV

2015 : Indigo's lover for NHK (Miyuki) 2014 : Kindaichi Case Files for NTV(Keiko Minami) 2014 : Spectacle black and red for CX (Kaori Tahara) 2014 : Legal Hight for CX (Honoka Kumai) 2013 : Inemuri Sensei for NTV (Fumiko) 2013 : My Time to Shine for TBS/MC 2013 : Bread,Soup and the Time for Cats for WOWOW (Yuki) 2012 : Best Proposal for BeeTV (Mashiro Ooba) 2012 : Tokkan for NTV (Megumi Aizawa) 2012 : Person Of Destiny for TBS (Jahana Michi) 2011 : Ichiro le mameshiba for TBS (Yuki Kitajyo) 2011 : Human Metamorphosis for WOWOW (Toshiko Tomura) 2011 : Banquet Of The Lower Class for NHK (Tamao Miyagi) 2010 : TRICK for TV ASAHI (Kikue Sasaki) 2009 : The Quiz Show for NTV (Mika) 2009 : OL Nippon for NTV (Sakura Yabe) 2008 : Save the Future for NHK (Shiori Inoue) 2008 : Ikemen Paradise for NTV (Julia) 2008 : Loss Time Life for CX (Yoshie Yukari) 2008 : Minami 21 inKobe for TBS (My self) 2007 : Yukan Club for NTV (Yuri Kenbishi) 2007 : Ururun Word Travel for NTV (documentary-myself) 2007 : Operation Mystery Second File for NHK (Sayuri Ogawa) 2004 : Cheer Heaven for NTV (Miho Tamura) 2002 : Funny Familly Trip for NTV 2002 : Girls named P for CX 2001 : Jungle Book for TV ASAHI (documentary)

Theatre

2018 : Villain by Shyuichi Yoshida dir. Naoe Gozu (Mitsuyo Magome) in Theater Trum and on tour in Japan 2017 : The cherry orchard, 24 street by Kazuyoshi Kushida dir. Kazuyoshi Kushida (Varia) in theater Cocoonand and on tour in Japan 2016 : ESORA by Shintaro Asanuma dir. Shintaro Asanuma (Sofia) in Space Zero Shinjuku 2015 : ZERO ZONE by Yoshimasa Shirai dir. Yoshimasa Shirai (Woman) in Kyoto Art Center 2014 : Lost Memory Theater by Akira Shirai by. Akira Shirai (Woman) in Kanagawa Art Theater and on tour in Japan 2014 : The Condemned of Altona by Jean-Paul Sartre dir.Satoshi Kamimura (Johanna) in New National Theatre Tokyo 2013 : ISAMU by Tetsuya Suzuki dir. Amon Miyamoto (Yoshiko Yamaguchi) in Kanagawa Act Theater 2013 : Super Sound Theater Mars Red by Senjyaku Fujisawa (Akane Shirasawa) in Maihama Amphitheater 2013 : Metamorphoses Gogh by Nishida Chatner dir. Shatner Nishida (béatrice) in Akasaka Act Theater and on tour in Japan 2012 : Sounan by Yukiko Motoya dir. Yukiko Motoya (Ekuni) in Ikebukuro art Theater and on tour in Japan 2012 : Liliom by Franz Molnar dir. Daigo Matsui (Julie) in Aoyama Arena Theater 2012 : Madame de Sade by Yukio Mishima dir. Mansai Nomura (Anne) in Setagaya Public Theater and on tour in Japan 2011 : The Shape Of Things by Neil Labute dir. Daisuke Miura (Evelyn) in Aoyama Arena Theater and on tour in Japan 2010 : Herper Reagan by Simon Stephens dir. Keishi Nagatsuka (Sara Leagan) in Parco Theater and on tour in Japan 2010 : The Character by Hideki Noda dir. Hideki Noda (Daphnée) in Ikebukuro Art Theater 2009 : Love Letters by Yoji Aoyama (Melissa) in Parco Theater 2009 : Coast Of Utopia by Tom Stoppard dir. Yukio Ninagawa (Tatiana Bakunin, Tata Alexander) in Theater Cocoon 2009 : Asakusa Paradise by Narito Kaneko dir. Ishi Rasal (Yae) in Embujyou Sinbashi 2008 : The Seagull by Anton Chekhov dir. Tamiya Kuriyama (Nina) in Akasaka Act Theater and on tour in Japan 2007 : Erendira by Garcia Marquez dir. Yukio Ninagawa (Erendira) in Saitama Art Theater and on tour in Japan 2006 : Tensei Kumpu by Tsuyoshi Kida dir. Tsuyoshi Kida (Otoki) in Aoyama Theater and on tour in Japan 2005 : Counterfeit Crime and Punishment by Hideki Noda dir. Hideki Noda (Tomo) in theater Cocoon and on tour in Japan 2005 : Never Land A GO GO by Shintaro Asanuma dir. Shintaro Asanuma (Minnie) in theater V Akasaka

Commercials

2005 : PANASONIC / Viera 2005 : NAGATANIEN 2004~2005 : LOTTE / Pione , Custard Cake 2003~2010 : SHISEIDO / Majolica Majolca 2003: MOS BURGER / Barbercue Focaccia 2003 : J-PHONE / (SOFTBANK) J-SH53

Radio

2013 ~ 2014: Sky Perfect TV La Cinémathèque du Dimanche

Directing

2015 : RHINOCEROS (short film) / film director, actress 2005 : eN (short film) / film director, actress

Art Expositions

2016 : Exposition au Musée Matsumoto in Okayama 2011 : Exposition à la Galerie Parco in Tokyo 2011 : Exposition à la Galerie Sunday in Tokyo