[edit]Biography

Keiko Matsuzaka (松坂慶子, Matsuzaka Keiko) (born July 20, 1952) is a Japanese actress.

Born in Ōta, Tokyo, her father was a naturalized South Korean while her mother was Japanese. Active as a child actress in the 1960s, she came into her own as an adult with Daiei, then in 1972 with Shochiku.

Keiko played the "Madonna" role in the 1981 film Naniwa no Koi no Torajirō, the 27th in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series. The producers called on her again for that role in Torajirō no Endan, the 46th of the 49 installments (1993). Keiko also appeared in Legend of the Eight Samurai (1983), Shin Izakaya Yūrei (1996), Dr. Akagi by Shōhei Imamura (1998), Runin: Banished by Eiji Okuda (2004), and Inugamike no Ichizoku (scheduled for release in 2007). She won the award for best actress at the 6th Hochi Film Award for The Gate of Youth and Tora-san's Love in Osaka, and at the 15th Hochi Film Award for The Sting of Death.

Her early television appearances have included the tokusatsu superhero series Ultra Seven (1968). She portrayed Nohime, wife of Oda Nobunaga, in the 1973 NHK Taiga drama Kunitori Monogatari. From 1973 to 1981, she appeared in Edo o Kiru, including five seasons as the character Oyuki. The 1975 Taiga drama Genroku Taiheiki featured Keiko as Aguri (Yōzen'in), the wife and later widow of Asano Naganori in the dramatization of the events of the Forty-seven Ronin. She then appeared in Kusa Moeru in the same time slot in 1979, and portrayed Sada (Kawakami Sadayakko), the lead role in the 1985 Taiga drama Haru no Hatō. Having portrayed Aguri, Keiko also played Riku, the wife of Oishi Yoshio, in Chūshingura Yōzen'in no Inbō, broadcast on January 2, 2007. She has made numerous other television appearances in series and specials, jidaigeki, contemporary dramas, and variety shows. Recently she is portrayed "Ikushima" in the 2008 NHK Taiga Drama Atsuhime.

Matsuzaka has represented a variety of products and companies in television commercials. These include Nippon Menard Cosmetic Co., Nissin Foods, Yutoku Phamaceutical Industries, Nissan Sunny, Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Kleenex, and Ōtsuka Foods.

Among her other works are songs released in 1979 and 2002, and a book of photographs of her, also in 2002.

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[add roles]Dramas

Year Title # of Epis. Role Rating
2013 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou 11 Supporting Role Goura Eri 7.49
2012 Naniwa Shōnen Tanteidan 12 Supporting Role Takeuchi Taeko 6.75
2012 Quilt no Ie 2 Supporting Role Sakurai Kazue N/A
2011 Madonna Verde 6 Main Role Yamazaki Midori 6.67
2010 Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku 10 Supporting Role Kusunoki Machiko 7.22
2010 Gegege no Nyobo 156 Supporting Role Tanaka Michiko 8.08
2009 Kekkon 1 Main Role 6.00
2008 Atsu Hime 50 Supporting Role Ikushima 7.95
2007 I've Been Married to Hell! 9 Main Role Yamamoto Shimako 7.25
2005 Yoshitsune 49 Supporting Role Tokiko 7.19
2004 Mother and Lover 12 Main Role 6.00
2004 Pride 11 Guest Role Halu's mother 8.39
2004 Ranpo R 10 Guest Role Midorikawa (ep.4) 5.75

[add roles]Films

Year Title Role Rating
2013 Garo And The Wailing Dragon Supporting Role Judam 7.48
2012 Tsuna Hiichatta! Supporting Role Yoko Nishikawa 7.33
2012 Take the 'A' Train Supporting Role Hokuto Minori 7.00
2010 Shodo Girls: Blue Blue Sky Supporting Role N/A
2009 Instant Numa Supporting Role Midori Jinchoge 7.23
2009 Honokaa Boy Supporting Role Edeli 6.74
2008 Grave Of The Fireflies Supporting Role Widow - Seita's aunt 8.15
2007 The Signs of Love Supporting Role Miyamoto Yoko 6.50
2007 Glory to the Filmmaker! Unknown Role 8.17
2006 Free and Easy 20: Final Supporting Role N/A
2006 Murder of the Inugami Clan Supporting Role Takeko Inugami 7.80
2004 Color Blossoms Main Role Madam Umeki N/A
2001 The Happiness of the Katakuris Main Role Terue Katakuri 6.00
1991 Goodbye Mama Main Role N/A
1983 Legend of the Eight Samurai Supporting Role Fuse-Hime 8.33

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Matsuzaka Keiko

Matsuzaka Keiko

Name

  • Name: Matsuzaka Keiko
  • Native name: 松坂慶子

Personal Details

  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: July 20, 1952
  • Age: 61
  • Nationality: Japanese