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Erika Sawajiri

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Has anyone here heard of Erika Sawajiri?
She is a singer, actress and a model
here is some info abt her
Erika Sawajiri is a Japanese actress, model and singer. She is currently affiliated with Stardust Promotion, and became popular after playing a girl who suffered from an intractable disease called spinocerebellar degeneration (SCD) in the nonfiction drama "1 Litre of Tears". From there on her popularity increased steadily, but she also faced the dark side of the business. There were big and small scandals started/researched by people who don't like her at all. Recently another woman (Aoki), an announcer of TBS, suffered from the same kind of scandals.
Basic Facts:
Name: 窶佚イツ尻ニ竪ニ椎?ニ谷 (Erika Sawajiri)
Nickname: Deco (childhood), Kacchan, Aachan
Profession: Actress, model and singer
Birthdate: 1986-April-08
Birthplace: Nerima,Tokyo, Japan
Height: 160cm
Star sign: Aries
Blood type: A
Talent agency: Stardust
B/W/H:83 / 58 / 86 (in cm)
Ethnicity:Ethnicity: Japanese/French-Algerian (Her mother is French-Algerian mixed)
Charming points:Long eyelashes, forehead and small ears
Hobbies:people-watching, shopping, collecting cheap candies & cooking
Talent: Jazz dance, horse riding, swimming
Bad habit:playing with her hands
Character: My-Pace
Idol: Amuro Namie
Record Label: Sony Music Japan as Kaoru Amane and Erika
Extra Facts:
* Charm Points: long eye lashes, small ears, her forehead
* Hobbies: observing people, shopping, collecting candy
* Specialties: swimming, dancing (jazz dance), horseback riding
* T-B-W-H: 160-83-58-86
* Strong Points: incredibly beautiful, healthy, smart and talented girl who is bursting with energy
* another Strong Point: a good friend who helps out and gives advices
* Weak Points: a really moody person, day-dreaming, doesn't finish things
* Likes: Salmon, olive, avocado, sushi, meat, blue and red clothes, Amuro Namie, karaoke
* Appeal: appealing to both sexes, girls like her fashion and males buy her photobooks (of course there are also normal fans who like her for her acting)
* Goal/Aim: becoming a person who has a good influence on other people (reaching them in a good and positive way)
* Ideal Man: kind
Tv dramas/series
Ichi Rittoru no Namida SP (Fuji TV, 2007)[Aya Ikeuchi]
Taiyou no Uta (TBS, 2006)[Kaoru Amane]
Ichi Rittoru no Namida (Fuji TV, 2005)[Aya Ikeuchi]
Aikurushii (TBS, 2005)[Honoka Kizaki]
Sakura Sakumade (2004)[Naoko Hayashi]
Cheers~Tenkou e no Ouenka (2004)[Yukari Akikawa]
Mumei (2004)
North Point - FRIENDS (2003)[Mami Iwasa]
HOTMAN (TBS, 2003)[ Satsuki Akikawa]
Hitonatsu no Papa e (TBS, 2003) [Satsuki]
Movies
Closed Note (2007)
Tegami / The Letter(2006) [Yumiko Iraishi]
Sugar & Spice~Fuumi Zekka~ / Suger & Spice~What Little Girls are Made Of~(2006) [Noriko Watanabe]
Tenshi no Tamago (2006) [Natsuki Saito]
Sharei (2006)
Otoshimono / Ghost Train (2006)
Mamiya Kyoudai / Mamiya Brothers(2006) [Naomi Honma]
PACCHIGI! (2005) [Lee Kyung-ja]
Ashurajo no Hitomi (2005)
Shinobi(2005) [Hotarubi]
Mondai no nai Watashitachi (2002) [Shintani Maki]
CMs
2007;SonyEricsson W51S SonyEricsson
2007:Subaru Stella + R2 Subaru
2007;SonyEricsson W52S SonyEricsson
2007: Pepsi NEX
2007: Meiji XYLISH
2006: Sony Ericsson W51S
2006: Kanebo SALA
Awards
2006 Japan Academy Awards: Best Newcomer for PACCHIGI!
2002: FujiTV's Visual Queen of the Year
2001: Young Jump Uniform Collection Runner Up
Pacchigi
[2005] 18th Nikkan Sports Movie Grand-Prix - Best Newcomer
[2005] 30th Information Movie Award - Best Newcomer
[2005] 27th Yokohama Film Festival - Most Valuable Newcomer
[2005] 15th Tokyo Sports Movie Grand-Prix - Best Newcomer
[2005] 79th Kinema Ten-Day Report - Best New Actress
[2005] 29th Nippon Academy-sho - Excellent New Actress
1 Litre no Namida
[2006] Elandor - Best Newcomer
[2006] Golden Arrow - Best Newcomer
Singles
[2006.08.30] Taiyou no Uta (Kaoru Amane)
[2007.07.04] FREE (ERIKA)
Kaoru Amane
481,000
copies sold
Taiyou no Uta
* Released: August 30, 2006
* Oricon Weekly Peak: #1
* Oricon Year 2006: #10
* Certification: Double platinum (RIAJ) [1]
* Theme song of TV Drama, Taiyou no Uta
* 150,056 copies sold in first week.
* Highest selling female single of 2006
Erika
110,231
copies sold
(still charting)
FREE
* Released: July 04, 2007
* Oricon Weekly Peak: #1
* Certification: TBR
* FREE Commercial song of, Subaru
* FANTASY Commercial song of, music.jp
Photobooks
[2002.10.xx] P-chu!
[2004.04.08] erika
[2007.08.29] ERIKA 2007
PVs
[2003] Kishidan - Secret Love Story
[2003] ZEEBRA feat. HIRO - Big Big Money
[2006] Rip Slyme - Hey, Brother!
[2006] Sunset Swish - Kimi ga Iru Kara
[2006] Kato Miliyah - I Will
[2006] Takahashi Hitomi - KO·MO·RE·BI
Erika's own PVs
[2006]Kaoru Amane - A Song to the Sun (Taiyou No Uta)
[2006]Kaoru Amane - Stay With Me
[2007]Erika - Free
[2007]Erika - Fantasy
Variety Shows
Year Variety Show
2001 Harajuku Ronchazu
2002 The Night of Hit Parade
2002 Super VIP
2002-2003 B-1
2003-2004 Aidoru wa -
Unknown Mecha x2 Ikederu!
DVDs
Year DVD
2002 Cava?
2003 D-Splash!
2003 Erica
2005 Color
Interesting facts
* Her father is Japanese while her mother is of Algerian-French heritage.
* She's the youngest of three siblings, having two older brothers. The younger of her brothers died in a motorcycle accident when she was in her sophomore year of high school.
* Entered Stardust through an audition. She decided to audition because she wanted to meet singer Amuro Namie, whom she idolizes.
* Her hobbies include people-watching, shopping, collecting cheap candies & cooking while her talents are dancing to jazz music, horseback riding & swimming.
* Has released a special single, Taiyou no Uta, under the name Kaoru Amane. Taiyo no Uta was one of the biggest selling singles of 2006, having sold more than 480,000 copies.
* Has released a new single, Free, using the name ERIKA
information as in wiki.theppn
Sawajiri Erika is a Japanese actress, model and gravure idol. Debuting in 1999, she has participated in films such as "Pacchigi" and dramas such as "1 Litre no Namida".
Sawajiri Erika passed the Stardust audition in 1999 after graduating from elementary school. The following year she became part of the idol unit "ANGEL EYES" and began modelling for junior fashion magazines like CUTiE and nicola. In 2001 she won the Grand Prize for that year's Seikore and became a regular on the BS news program Harajuku Launchers.
In 2002 Erika began taking on more tasks as an actress and gravure idol. She was one of Fuji TV's Visual Queens for the year (along with Ichikawa Yui, Karina, and Yarita Ayano), and also had a part in the film Mondai no nai Watashitachi. She became a regular of the NTV music variety show THE YORU mo Hit Parade from April to late June, and shortly before leaving the program was on the CX News program Chou VIP Fortune no Tobira from mid-June to late August. In November she was on the CBC variety show Bijou Dokyuu and also on the TBS show B-1.
Erika continued her work into 2003, this time getting roles in PVs. She also began acting in various dramas, including a small role in the popular drama HOTMAN. In 2004 Erika continued to act in dramas, but it can be said she earned the most attention in 2005 for her portrayal of Ikeuchi Aya in the drama 1 Litre no Namida, a young girl with a degenerating brain disease that affects one's motor skills. It was also in 2005 that she starred in the film PACCHIGI!.
2006 proved to be yet another busy year for Erika, as she starred in two films and the drama adaptation of Taiyou no Uta. She also released a single in her role as Amane Kaoru for the drama entitled "Taiyou no Uta", of which rocker Shiratori Maika penned the lyrics for. The single became the highest selling female single of 2006, selling over 480,000 copies.
In 2007, Sawajiri re-debuted in the music scene with the single FREE in July (under the stage name ERIKA).
info in wiki
Erika Sawajiri ( Sawajiri Erika, born April 8, 1986 in Nerima, Tokyo) is a Japanese actress, model, and musician. Her alias in her music career was Kaoru Amane, but she has recently started her own project under the name Erika. She is currently affiliated with Stardust Promotion, and became popular after playing a girl who suffered from an intractable disease called spinocerebellar degeneration (SCD) in the nonfiction drama "1 Litre of Tears".
Erika was born to a Japanese father and an Algerian-French mother and is the youngest of three brothers and sisters. Her name is derived from an orchids's name, Ericaceae's Erica. Her father owned sixteen racehorses, including the horse, Edonokoban . Her father died of cancer when she was in her third year at junior high school. Her second eldest brother died in a car accident when she was in her first year at high school. Her mother manages a Mediterranean restaurant now and Erika sometimes helps with it. Erika has been horseback riding since she was a child.
In 1999, Erika passed the Stardust audition after graduating from elementary school. She became part of the idol unit Angel Eyes and began modeling for junior fashion magazines such as CUTiE and nicola. She later won the grand prize for the 2001 Seikore and became a regular on the BS news program Harajuku Launchers. In 2002, Erika started her career in film as well as extending her modeling career as a gravure idol. Her first film was Mondai no nai Watashitachi.
She also became one of Fuji TV's Visual Queens in 2002. On the NTV variety show The Yoru mo Hit Parade, she became a regular from April till late June, shortly after leaving the program for the CX news program Chou VIP Fortune no Tobira from mid-June till late August. In November, she was on the CBC variety show Bijou Dokyuu and TBS show B-1. She got her big break when she was casted in the TBS TV drama Hotman. Her most notable role was in 1 Litre of Tears in 2005 when she portrayed a girl with the degenerative disease spinocerebellar degeneration.
Erika first started her music career under the name "Kaoru Amane," the name of her character in her last drama, the TV adaptation of A Song to the Sun (Taiyou no Uta). The single went into number 1 in its second and fourth week. On July 16, 2007, Erika released her 'debut' single under only Erika entitled "Free". The single was immediately ranked on it's first day as number one on the Oricon Charts. Oricon stated that she is the only artist in 39 years to get their first two single hit number one since Hiroko Yakushimaru in 1983.
She decided to enter the entertainment world because she wanted to meet singer Namie Amuro whom she idolizes.
 

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I like Sawajiri ^^ She's really cool, I love all of her songs aswell. I don't watched many movies/dramas with her though, I like her singing more I guess :)
 

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Did anyone hear about her recent scandal?

I watched a video on youtube about it and made me dislike her more as a person =x......
 

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About her being bitchy? I don't know why people make such a big fuss about it, she's just a human aswell,I actually like her more because of it XD
 

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loved her song Stay with Me in taiyou no uta. she's a very good singer and actress as well. and very cute too!
 

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Bulletin

This is a late bulletin so you may already know this. Erika, who was superb in movies like "Pacchigi," "Closed Note," and "1 Liter of Tears," and supposed to star in a new movie with Kimutaku, was recently fired by her production company! :eek2:

She behaved unbelievably churlishly and unprofessionally - acting like a petulant teenager- at a press conference for the movie. That might have been the straw that broke the camel's back, leading to her sudden termination. (But there may have been some side issues as well.)

She wasn't always like that. In this vid, made when she was just an "idol," she shows her charming side.

Sawajiri Erika demonstrating how to make a tasty lunch.

[youtube]PJqstmUVmXU&feature=related[/youtube]

She mistook a zucchini for a cucumber. :)
 
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