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Yu Aoi in an advertisement for Kirin "I♥Tea"

Yu Aoi (蒼井優 Aoi Yuu) is a Japanese model and actress. She was a model in elementary school and was chosen from about 10,000 children to be in a stage production of Annie in 1999. She made her film debut in the 2001 Shunji Iwai film All About Lily Chou-Chou. 2005 was a particular active year for Aoi, as she appeared in 7 different films and gained a lot of public exposure for her acting. Although Aoi has had several major roles in films her most critically acclaimed performance to date has been in the 2006 film Hula Girls, which netted her several awards for her acting. She is currently represented by Itoh Company.

Profile[]

  • Name: Yu Aoi (蒼井優 Aoi Yuu)
  • Birth date: August 17, 1985
  • Birthplace: Kasuga, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Blood type: A
  • Height: 5' 3" (160cm)
  • Hobbies: Attending stage performances, watching videos, sky watching
  • Specialties: Tap dancing, ballet, piano

Awards[]

  • 2005 Japanese Professional Movie Awards
  • 2006 Hochi Film Awards
    • Best Supporting Actress for Hula Girls and Rainbow Song and Honey & Clover (won)
  • 2006 Nikkan Sports Film Awards
    • Best New Talent for Hula Girls (won)
  • 2007 Awards of the Japanese Academy
    • Best Supporting Actress for Hula Girls (won)
    • Best Supporting Actress for Yamato (nominated)
  • 2007 Blue Ribbon Awards
  • 2007 Kinema Junpo Awards
    • Best Supporting Actress for Hula Girls and Rainbow Song and Honey & Clover (won)
  • 2007 Mainichi Film Concours
    • Best Supporting Actress for Hula Girls and Rainbow Song and Honey & Clover (won)
  • 2007 Yokohama Film Festival

Filmography[]

Movies[]

Television[]

  • [2003] Koko Kyoshi ... Mami Ezawa

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