Anne Watanabe

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Anne Watanabe
Anne Watanabe 2014.jpg
Watanabe at Narita-san Temple in Osaka, February 2014
Native name 渡辺 杏
Born (1986-04-14) 14 April 1986 (age 33)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Fashion model, singer, actress, TV host
Years active 2010–present
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Spouse(s) Masahiro Higashide (married 2015–)
Children 2
Parent(s) Ken Watanabe
Website www.topcoat.co.jp/artist/anne/

Anne Watanabe (渡辺 杏 Watanabe An?, born 14 April 1986 in Tokyo) is a Japanese fashion model, actress, and singer.[2] She is the daughter of film actor Ken Watanabe. In her modeling work, she is known by the mononym Anne.[3]

Career

Watanabe's first high-profile modeling season was spring/summer 2006, in which she was featured in runway shows for Anna Sui, Diane von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, and Vivienne Tam, among others. She also walked for Baby Phat, Imitation of Christ, Karl Lagerfeld, Lacoste, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Thakoon in subsequent seasons.

Watanabe has been featured in print advertisements for Anna Sui and NARS Cosmetics.[4]

Works

TV drama

  • Tengoku to Jigoku (TV Asahi, 2007)
  • Tenchijin (NHK, 2009), Megohime
  • Karei Naru Spy (NTV, 2009)
  • Samurai High School (NTV, 2009)
  • Shinzanmono (TBS, 2010, ep1)
  • Naka nai to Kimeta Hi (Fuji TV, 2010)
  • Joker: Yurusarezaru Sōsakan (Fuji TV, 2010)
  • Namae o Nakushita Megami (Fuji TV, 2011)
  • Yokai Ningen Bem (NTV, 2011)
  • Taira no Kiyomori (NHK, 2012), Hōjō Masako
  • xxxHOLiC (WOWOW, 2013)
  • Kasuka na Kanojo (Fuji TV, 2013)
  • Gochisōsan (NHK, 2013)
  • Hanasaki Mai Speaks Out (NTV, 2014–), Mai Hanasaki
  • Date - Koi to wa Donna Mono Kashira (Fuji TV, 2015)

Film

  • Sakura no Sono (2008)
  • Fashion Week (2009)
  • Bandage (2010)
  • Ninja Kids!!! (2011)
  • Yōkai Ningen Bem The Movie (2012)
  • Platinum Data (2013)
  • Midsummer's Equation (2013)
  • Miss Hokusai (2015), Oei (voice)
  • Hoshigaoka Wonderland (2016)

Radio

  • Book Bar (2008–present, J-Wave)

Discography

Mini-albums

  • Lights (2010, Epic/Sony)
  • Ai o Anata ni (2012, Epic/Sony)

Personal life

In Japan, Watanabe is also a well-known reki-jo (history girl) -- a female history otaku.[3]

She married actor Masahiro Higashide on 1 January 2015.[5]

In May 2016, Watanabe gave birth into twin daughter.

Recognitions

  • 64th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress for Naka nai to Kimeta Hi[6]

References

  1. "Anne Watanabe". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 2014-12-17.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Anne to debut as a singer". Retrieved 29 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kuhn, Anthony. "For Japanese Women, The Past Is The Latest Fad"
  4. "Anne Watanabe profile". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 20 January 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 杏&東出昌大が元日結婚!春には挙式・披露宴 熱愛発覚から1年. Sponichi Annex (in Japanese). Japan: Sports Nippon Newspapers. 26 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "テレビ番組表 - テレビ欄・番組表のSmartザテレビジョン". Smartザテレビジョン. Retrieved 29 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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