Friday, March 14, 2008

Satomi Ishihara 石原さとみ

* Stage Name: Ishihara Satomi
* Date of Birth: December 24, 1986
* Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan
* Height: 157cm
* Profession: Actress/Radio Variety Show Host
* Agency: Horipro
* Vital Statistics:
o Bust: 82cm
o Waist: 58cm
o Hips: 82cm
* Hobbies: piano, koto, classical ballet, hip-hop dancing
* Favorite Sports: Basketball and Tennis
* Favorite Food: Natto Spaghetti

Popular all over Asia, but mostly in Japan, she has gained recognition for her acting talents. At the moment, she is considered one of the hottest idols on the scene and is in high demand. She has acted in Japanese television dramas since 2003. She also has appeared in various commercials, has released photobooks, DVD photo collections and calendars.

Television Dramas
Title Character Role type Dates Broadcast network External information
Hanayome to Papa (花嫁とパパ) Uzaki Aiko Leading April 10 2007- Fuji TV Official Website
Tsubasa No Oreta Tenshitachi 2 (翼の折れた天使たち 2) Yoshimura Yui Leading February 26th, 2007 - March 1st, 2007 Fuji TV Official Website
Nurse Aoi (Ns’ あおい) Aoi Misora (美空あおい Misora Aoi) Leading January 10th, 2006 - March 21st, 2006 Fuji TV JDorama
Akai Giwaku (赤い疑惑) 大島幸子 Leading June 15th - June 29th, 2005 TBS DramaWiki
H2~Kimi to itahibi (H2~君といた日々) Haruka Koga (古賀春華役 Koga Haruka) Leading January 13th, 2005 - March 24th, 2005 TBS JDorama
Yoshitsune (義経) Shizuka (静) Leading January 9th, 2005 - December 10th, 2005 NHK JDorama
Water Boys 2 (ウォーターボーイズ2) Shiori Yazawa (矢沢栞 Yazawa Shiori) Supporting July 6th, 2004 - September 21st, 2004 Fuji TV JDorama
Teru Teru Kazoku (てるてる家族) Fuyuko (冬子) Supporting September 29th, 2003 - March 27th, 2004 NHK JDorama
Kimi Wa Petto Rumi Shibusawa Supporting April 9th, 2003 - June 18th, 2003 TBS JDorama

Title Character Role type Date External information
Hōtai Club Wara Leading Fall 2007 Official website
One Year in the North (北の零年) Tae Komatsubara (小松原多恵 Komatsubara Tae) Leading January 15th, 2005 Official website
My Grandpa (わたしのグランパ) Tamako Godai (五代珠子 Godai Tamako) Leading April 5th, 2003 Official website

* Pocky
Image:Ishihara Pocky CM Cap.jpg
A screenshot from Satomi Ishihara's Pocky CM

 Pocky commercial index
* Aisu no Mi (アイスの実)

 Aisu no comercial index
* Impressive Life Nutritional Supplements
* Suntory Boss Coffee

Radio Variety Show
* Say To Me (Every Sunday, 9:30 PM, Nippon Hoso)

* First Pictorial (2002)
* Natsu no Yuki (DVD, June 18th, 2003)

* Satomi Ishihara 2006 Calendar (2006)

* Japanese U-20 Scholar Idol Ranking 2007: Placed #5 (2007)
* 8th Nikkan Sports Drama Award: Best Supporting Actress (Water Boys 2) (2004)
* 41st Golden Arrow: Newcomer Prize (Teru Teru Kazoku) (2003)
* 16th Nikkan Sports Movie Grand-Prix: Newcomer Prize (My Grandpa) (2003)
* 27th Talent Scout Caravan "Pure Girl 2002": Grand Prix prize winner (2002)

* She wears glasses part of the time.
* Her names convey important meanings. Ishihara means stone field, and Satomi can be translated as beautiful or wise. As for her true names, Ishigami means stone god and Kuniko means country child.
* She says she would like to get better at English and make her mark on the international entertainment scene.
* Besides filming commercials abroad, her only real exposure overseas has been two home stays in Sydney and Saipan.
* To prepare for her role in Nurse Aoi, she exposed her self to what nurses and medical facility staff people do in the hospital: taking blood pressure, operating the X-ray machines and such.