Yukie Nakama (仲間 由紀恵), a Japanese actress, singer and former idol, was born in Urasoe, Okinawa, Japan. Her list of dramas and movies from 1996-present is long (see Wikipedia).
Highlights from her career:
- 14th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Jan-Mar 2011): Best Actress for Utsukushi Rinjin
- 2009: Japan Academy Prize (film): Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Watashi wa Kai ni Naritai
- 57th (Aug. 2008) Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Actress in Gokusen 3
- 44th (winter 2005) Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Actress in Gokusen 2
- 42nd(summer 2004) Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Outfit in Tokyo Wankei
- 39th (fall 2003) Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Actress in Trick 3
- 37th (spring 2003) Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Actress in Kao
- 33rd (spring 2002) Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Actress in Gokusen
- CO-HOST: 56th NHK Kouhaku Uta-Gassen
- CAPTAIN: Red Team, 57th NHK Kouhaku Uta-Gassen (DramaWiki 7.14.13)
“Yukie Nakama – Interview” uploaded to YouTube by hoody232 on 8.27.09.
“J-Movie “g@me.” Yukie Nakama & Naohito Fujiki” uploaded to YouTube by maruton6523 on 9.27.09.
i had never seen a star like her in entire my life shes the best because she has true feeling and eyes reactions so i believe her when she act a role some times i think its real but when return to mind i know it’s serious so arigato nakama yukie we will be your fans for ever and i wish some day to come to japan and learn from this great culture
Apologies for the late reply, Lolo. Yes, I think you nailed it. Yukie’s eyes are amazingly expressive. She doesn’t have to overact. She can convey a wide range of emotions and character types with just her eyes. Her characters are all very unique and believable.
She’s the best.. 🙂 I want to watch all of her movies and dramas.. 🙂
Kristel, I agree. I try to watch everything she acts in. She has a depth and warmth that makes each character come alive. I wish she’d appear in more dramas. -Jim