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Overview (2)

Born in Tokyo, Japan
Height 4' 11½" (1.51 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Maeda Ai has been in several iconic films including Battle Royale. She was born in Tokyo on October 4th, 1983. She was a child actress who started in the world of advertising before expanding her horizons to both on-camera and voice acting. She debuted in a McDonald's commercial at age ten in 1993 with her younger sister Aki who would also become an actress. She was in elementary school when shooting her first commercial. She would sign with the Crayon talent agency and appear in Appare Sanma Dai Sensei as a schoolgirl. She would change her management company to Granpapa in 1997. That same year she was in the pop group Pretty Chat and release the video and single Wake Up Girls. That was the act's sole record. She also had a song with her sister called Don't Cry in 1998. She would continue modelling, including with her sister, until age sixteen when she would earnestly move into the world of feature-length film. She would move to Vancouver, Canada for almost a year to study English in 2000. She subsequently graduated from the Tokyo-based Christian college Aoyama Gakuin University. She married actor Nakamura Kankuroo in October 2009. She had met him when she was 17, and he was 19, while filming Hikari No Teikoku. At first she was not convinced of the need for marriage, but following several familial and personal problems and his help she would come around. They have two sons. One was born in 2011 and the second was born in 2013. Both sons have appeared on the kabuki stage. Ai cites piano as a skill. As of this writing she has nine photo books. She should not be confused with the voice actress with the same name, although this Maeda Ai has also ventured into that territory.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: aghaemi

Spouse (1)

Ryôtarô Okiayu (January 2013 - present)

Trivia (6)

Older sister of Aki Maeda.
Although they do not appear in the same scenes, Ai and her sister Aki both appear in the 1995 version of School Mystery (1995) and in Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999).
Maeda Ai appeared with Yûka Nomura in the 1996 TV series "Gakko No Kaidan." Maeda and Nomura would be reunited in the 1998 version of School Mystery (1995).
Not to be confused with the "older" Ai Maeda.
Her sister and she were both in Battle Royale.
Her two young sons are following their parents' path and are child actors.

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