Monday, June 9, 2008

Rosa Kato 加藤ローサ

Full Name: 加藤ローサ
Romaji Name: Kato Rosa
Profession: Actress and Commercial Model
Birthdate: June 22, 1985
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Height: 160cm (5'2")
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Blood Type: A
Family: Parents (Italian father and Japanese mother)
Hobbies: Collecting Hello Kitty key holders
Talent Agency: Ken-on

Kato was born in Naples, Italy to an Italian father and a Japanese mother, and they all moved to Kagoshima, Japan when she was 6 years old. She spoke fluent Italian when she was still little, but she completely lost the capability of speaking it when she was 6.

Most of the TV advertisements and commercials of Kato are usually colorful and lively. She had done an ice cream commercial for Glico and a lipstick commercial for Maxfactor. However, the TV advertisement that brought her to fame was her commercial for the bridal magazine, Zekushi (Zexy).

Later in 2005, she started to appear in Japanese television dramas in supporting roles. A year later, she bagged the Best Newcomer Award for her performance in the Japanese television drama, Dance Drill from the most prominent entertainment magazine in Japan, Television.

She was finally able to star in her own drama two years after her television breakthrough on 2005. Her drama, Jotei, where she starred alongside Hana Yori Dango star, Matsuda Shota was unfortunately a minor success in Tokyo yet a satisfactory hit in the Kansai region.

She is also a regular on NHK's Italian language study program.

FilmsYear Title
2005 Tokyo Tower
A Day Beyond The Horizon~Itsuka Nami no Kanata ni
2006 Catch A Wave
Youki na Gang ga Chikyuu wo Mawasu
Ichiban Kirei na Mizu
Yoru no Pikunikku
2007 Unfair: The Movie
Smile Seiya no Kiseki
Pokémon 10th Movie: Dialga Vs. Palkia Vs. Darkrai.

TV DramasTitle Year Network
Division 1 - Yuku Na Ryoma! 2005 Fuji TV
Kindaichi Shounen No Jikenbo 2005 NTV
Dance Drill 2006 Fuji TV
Yakusha Damashii 2006 Fuji TV
Tsubasa No Oreta Tenshitachi 2 2006 Fuji TV
Onna No Ichidaiki SP 2006 Fuji TV
Tokkyu Tanaka San Go 2007 TBS
Jotei 2007 TV Asahi
Change 2008 Fuji TV

Catch, Tough, Yoshi
Glico - Ice Cream
Toyota - Passo
Kanebo - Limited
SAGAWA - E-collect
Oolong Tea

50th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Newcomer (Dance Drill)

Most Beautiful (2006)
2007 Calendar - Kato Rosa
2008 Calendar - Kato Rosa (in Pre-Order period)