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AYAKO FUJITANI

profile01_enHAIR: black
HEIGHT: 5ft4in (164cm)
EYES: brown
WEIGHT: 105lb (47 kg)

SPECIAL SKILLS

"Aikido" (Japanese Martial Art)
Fluent in English & Japanese

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY

Atami's investigator (2010) Dir: Satoshi Miki - Supporting
Ayako's story "How to blow up a helicopter" (2009) Dir: Michel Gondry - documentary
Tokyo! CANNES festival invited (2008) Dir: Michel Gondry - Lead
Death of Domomata (2007) Dir: Shutaro Oku - Supporting
Captain Tokio (2007) Dir: Kazushi Watanabe - Supporting
Private Eye No. 5 Series (2006) Dir: Kazushi Watanabe - Guest Lead
Ikusa (2006) Dir: Ryuichi Honda - Supporting
Sansa CANNES festival invited (2003) Dir: Siegried - Supporting
STAY FREE (2002) Dir: Kazushi Watanabe - Lead
Shiki-jitsu Tokyo International Film Festival "Best Artistic Film" award (2000) Dir: Hideaki Anno - Lead & Novel
The Patriot (2000) Dir: Dean Semler US Production
GAMERA 3 (1998) Dir: Shusuke Kaneko - Supporting
GAMERA 2 (1995) Dir: Shusuke Kaneko - Supporting
Musashi (1995) Dir: Sho Nobushi - Lead
GAMERA (1993) Dir: Shusuke Kaneko - Lead

THEATRICAL WORKS

Mellow Yellow (2010)
Black Cat (2008)
Kung Fu John (2007)
ROPE (2006)
Hiking For Human Life (2005)

PUBLISHED WORKS

Novellas

  • JAPAN
    • "Touhimu"
    • "Yakeinu"

Regular Essays

  • U.S.
    • "Giant Robot" (pop culture magazine)
  • JAPAN
    • "Roadshow" (movie magazine)
    • "Pee Wee" (fashion magazine)
    • "Eiga Hihou" (movie magazine)
    • "Re:S" (art magazine)
    • "Tokyo Calendar" (lifestyle magazine)

BIOGRAPHY

profile02_enAyako Fujitani was born and raised in Osaka, Japan.

Making her film debut at theage of 13, Ayako has been a popular actress in Japanesefilm, television, commercialsand theater for over a decade.

She spent her high school years in the US to perfect her English skills, where she alsobegan writing.

Ayako has since contributed essays, film critiques and short stories to a variety of publications, with her first novel later adapted into thefilm Shiki-jitsu, directed by Hideaki Anno (Evangelion), and starring Ayako oppositeShunji Iwai (New York, I LoveYou).

Michel Gondry hand-picked Ayako to star in his segment of Tokyo! (2008), which hasrecently given her greater international exposure.

Ayako currently resides in Los Angeles.