Aya Ueto

Aya Ueto

actress, soundtrack

Aya Ueto was born on Sep 14, 1985 in Japan. Aya Ueto's big-screen debut came with Azumi directed by Ryûhei Kitamura in 2003. Aya Ueto is known for Hirugao: Love Affairs in the Afternoon directed by Hiroshi Nishitani, Aya Ueto stars as Sawa Sasamoto and Michiko Kichise as Rikako Takigawa. Aya Ueto has got 2 awards and 2 nominations so far. The most recent award Aya Ueto achieved is Awards of the Japanese Academy. The upcoming new movie Aya Ueto plays is Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer which will be released on Apr 13, 2018.

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1985, Aya Ueto received her first break in August 1997 when, at the age of 11, she won the Special Jury Prize at the 7th All-Japan Bishoujo Contest. After this initial success, she tried her hand at both acting and singing, appearing in various minor TV drama roles, as well as a low budget action movie, and formed a short-lived pop quartet, "Z-1", with other winners of the Bishoujo Contest. After her passionate portrayal of a high school student with Gender Identity Disorder in the 6th series of the long-running classroom drama Kinpachi sensei, 3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi Sensei (1979), endeared her to the Japanese nation, she was able to pursue a solo music career with her first single, "Pureness", released in August 2002. It was this performance that also convinced cult movie director Ryûhei Kitamura to cast her in the title role of Azumi (2003). With the film's release date coinciding with the sale of her debut album "AYAUETO" in the spring of 2003, Aya was set for super-stardom. Her famous smile has since earned her increasing numbers of commercial contracts and magazine covers - all important exposure for any idol - combined with starring roles in a number of popular television dramas have meant she is rarely out of the limelight and has cemented her position as one of Japan's top entertainers.

  • Birthday

    Sep 14, 1985
  • Place of Birth

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Also known

    上户彩, 우에토 아야, 上戶彩, 上戸彩, Ueto Aya

Known For


2 wins & 2 nominations

Awards of the Japanese Academy
Azumi (2003)
Winner - Newcomer of the Year
Most Popular Performer
Winner - Newcomer of the Year
Best Actress
Winner - Newcomer of the Year

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows