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Not to be confused with Saki Takaoka.

Saki (咲嬉 (さき) born June 21, 1985 in Sendai, Japan), previously known professionally as Saki Seto (瀬戸 早妃 (せと さき) Seto Saki), is an actress, model and tarento. She also worked as a gravure idol until 2017. Saki is best known for her roles in Shimokita Glory Days and Hana Yori Dango.

Saki portrayed Yuriko Asai in the 2005 drama, Hana Yori Dango, and the sequel, Hana Yori Dango Returns.

Biography

Early life

Saki was born June 21, 1985 in Sendai, the capital city of Japan's Miyagi Prefecture.[1] She has two older brothers.[2] Saki graduated from a local all-girls high school.

Career

Saki was first scouted in high school, initially turning down the opportunity.[3] She officially debuted in 2001[4] as a gravure idol. In 2003, she was selected as "Miss Weekly Shonen Magazine" for Miss Magazine's annual contest.[5] Following a few small television roles, Saki had her film debut in Seoul Raider, a 2005 Hong Kong production.[6] The same year, she had supporting roles in the dramas, Haruka Seventeen[7] and Hana Yori Dango.[8]

In 2013, she transferred to the agency, Production Ogi.[9] Saki transferred to Vesta in 2017.[10]

Personal life

On May 27, 2019, Saki announced her engagement to singer and actor Mario Tashiro (田代万里生 () ). They first met during the spring of 2010, but did not start dating until meeting again in January 2014.[11]

Filmography

Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Dunichi Love Episode 7
17-Sai Natsu Jun Episode 10
2004 19 Borders Tae Matsuyama
Mito Komon season 33 Matsuhime Episode 10
2005 Mito Komon season 34 Mika Sakaguchi
Haruka Seventeen Yuri Sakura
Hana Yori Dango Yuriko Asai
2006 Gekidan Engimono: Otoko no Yume Yokoyama
Toritsu Mizusho! Mari Oda Special
Shimokita Glory Days Minori Tajima
Kiraware Matsuko no Issho Reiko
2007 Hana Yori Dango Returns Yuriko Asai
Shindo 0 Hitomi Aso Special
Mito Komon season 37 Mika Sakaguchi
2008 Hakui no Tenshi wa Mita Sumiko Egawa
2011 Futari Ecchi Miyuki Kikuchi
Nishimura Kyotaro Suspense Totsukawa Keibu Kumi Igarashi Season 45
2013 Tank Top Fighter Akiko Kamijo Episode 5
Inochi: Tengoku no Mama e Reimi Kizu
2014 White Lab: Keishicho Tokubetsu Kagaku Sosahan Nao Hirose Episode 1
Hanasaki Mai ga Damattenai Ayana Episodes 1-2
Osaka Kokusaikuko Satsujin Jiken Midori Takahashi
2015 Sai Sosa Keiji Kataoka Yusuke season 8 Miyuki Maejima
2017 Doctor-X: Surgeon Michiko Daimon season 5 Prosecutor
2018 Legal V: Moto Bengoshi Kotoriasobu Shoko Episode 7

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Seoul Raiders Saya
2008 Sora e: Sukui no Tsubasa Rescue Wings Meiko Yokoyama
2012 Nana to Kaoru Chapter 2 Michiko Tachibana
2014 Happy Negative Marriage Shimako Akio
Happy Negative Marriage Part 2
2016 Love Stories 2 Misaki "Yureru Kokoro"

Notes

Saki with Nami Tamaki and Ririka Kato in early 2016

  • Saki is a huge fan of musicals which began with Les Misérables.[20] She also frequents Takarazuka Revue productions.[21][22]

  • References

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