Yuki Uchida
Japanese idol
Yuki Uchida
(born in Tokyo on November 16, 1975) is a Japanese actress, and a popular 1990s Japanese idol, model and singer.
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    THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 31
    After 10 years away from the big screen, she made her come back to cinema in 2007, in Takeshi Kitano's "Kantoku Banzai!
    More Details Hide Details ", and in the leading role of "Welcome to the Quiet Room", movie set in a psychiatric hospital, in which she appears in all the scenes. Incidentally, popular actor Shun Oguri, big fan of Yuki Uchida, stated that he unintentionally started his career by joining Uchida's acting school in the 90s with the only hope of meeting her. Interestingly, he played Rui Hanazawa, Tsukushi Makino's first love, in the Japanese drama "Hana Yori Dango" ten years after she played Makino in the film. Movies TV movie Drama Concert videos Other videos Photobooks Radio
  • TWENTIES
  • 2002
    Age 26
    She retired from show-business when she married actor Hidetaka Yoshioka on November 28, 2002, but returned to acting in 2006, after her divorce in December 2005.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1995
    Age 19
    She was cast in many dramas and movies, often as the lead actress, most notably in the live movies adaptations of the famous manga Hana yori dango (Boys over Flowers) (as Makino) in 1995, and Cat's Eye (as Ai) in 1997.
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  • 1994
    Age 18
    She released her first single at the end of 1994, "TENCA wo Torou!", theme of one of her dramas, which ranked number 1 at oricon music charts, the first time for a solo debuting female singer, with a record of sales in this category only topped by Erika Sawajiri's debut single 12 years later.
    More Details Hide Details She went on a successful singing career for the next two years, her first album ranking number 1, with hits written by Tetsuya Komuro (notably "Only You" and "Baby's Growing Up"), a career which she stopped in 2000 to concentrate on acting.
    She began to get large exposure in commercials and media, and hosted her own weekly 30mn late radio show, Yozora ni YOUKISS!, from April 1994 to March 2001 on Nippon Broadcasting.
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  • 1993
    Age 17
    She became a swimsuit model for the swimwear company Unitika in 1993, and got popular as an idol, partly due to her then unusual tomboyish look with short hair and husky voice.
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  • 1992
    Age 16
    She began her career as a model in commercials, notably for the confectionery company Lotte (ロッテ), then debuted in acting in 1992 in the drama Sono Toki, Heart wa Nusumareta.
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  • 1991
    Age 15
    She practiced fencing in high school, and ranked 3rd in a tournament in Tokyo in 1991.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born
    Born on November 16, 1975.
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