Native in French and Japanese, fluent in English French/Japanese actress, Minami is known mainly for her performances in Vision (2018) alongside Juliette Binoche and MINAMATA (2020) playing the female lead opposite Johnny Depp. Born in Tokyo, Minami started her career at 13 with a role in Battle Royale (2000, directed by Kinji Fukasaku). She has since worked with a wide array of important directors in Japan including Yukio Ninagawa (Erendira, 2006), Mika Ninagawa (Sakuran, 2007), Masanori Tominaga (Vengeance Can Wait, 2010), Hideki Noda (the Character, 2010). After acting in more than 20 plays and 40 movies and TV series in Japan, Minami moved to Paris in 2014 with the support of the Japanese Ministry of Culture, to pursue further acting studies and to expand her career internationally. Minami now splits her time between Los Angeles, Tokyo and Paris. Minami is also a painter. Her art has been exhibited in international galleries. She is also an accomplished dancer, practicing classical and contemporary technique.

Filming : Mother Tongue (Lead) MIKE FIGGIS
2020 : MINAMATA Aileen Smith (main female lead)  ANDREW 
2019 : Tezuka’s Barbara Shigaki Satomi (guest star)  MAKOTO TEZUKA
2018 : Vision Hana(supporting lead) NAOMI KAWASE
2015 : Dust And Illusion Miki(supporting lead) SATOSHI SUZUKI
2015 : Her Granddaughter Maho Sanjoji (guest star)  RYUICHI HIROKI
2014 : Adult Drop Lilly (guest star) KEN IIZUKA
2013 : King Of Excuse Lilly (supporting lead) NOBUO MIZUTA
2012 : Milocrorze narration YOSHIMASA ISHIBASHI
2012 : Afro Tanaka Saki (guest star) DAIGO MATSUI
2012 : Ballon Relay Emi Tanaka (guest star) RYOHEI FUJIMURA
2010 : Vengeance Can Wait Nanase (lead) MASANORI TOMINAGA
2008 : Detroit metal City Nina (guest star) TOSHIO LEE
2007 : Robo Rock Kiriko (supporting lead)TAIKAN SUGA
2007 : Fuking Runaway Hanachan (lead)KEITA MOTOHASHI
2007 : Sakuran Wakagiku (featured) MIKA NINAGAWA
2006 : Humoresque Sony (lead) YUKI INOMATA
2005 : Tomie Revenge Saki (lead) ATARU OIKAWA
2004 : I was a bully Maria Shiozaki (supporting lead)  YOSHIYUKI MORIOKA
2003 : Embraced By Mana Emi (featured) SATOSHI ISAKA
2002 : The Song Of Sheeps Yo Yaegashi (supporting lead)  JYUNJI HANADO
2002 : Yumeko’s Night Mare Yumeko (lead) TUTOMU KUBOYAMA
2000 : Battle Royal Keiko (guest star) KINJI FUKASAKU

  • Minami et les trous noirs Minami (Lead) / Marc-Antoine Vaugeois
    Tomoko TOMOKO (Lead) / Margaux Esclapez
    Rhinocéros Woman (Lead) / Minami

2015 : Indigo’s Lover for NHK BS
2014 : Kindaichi Case Files for NTV
2014 : Obasan-Bengoshi for CX
2014 : Legal Hight for CX
2013 : Inemuri Sensei for EX
2013 : MY TIME TO SHINE for TBS
2013 : Bread,Soup and a-Cat-Day for WOWOW
2012 : Best Proposal for BeeTV
2012 : Tokkan for NTV
2012 : Person Of Destiny for TBS
2011 : Mameshiba Ichiro for JAITS
2011 : Human Metamorphosis for WOWOW
2011 : Banquet Of The Lower Class for NHK
2010 : TRICK for EX
2009 : The Quiz Show for NTV
2009 : OL Nippon for NTV
2008 : Save the Future for NHK
2008 : Ikemen Paradise for CX
2008 : Loss Time Life for CX
2008 : Minami, 21years old for KTV
2007 : Yukan Club for CX
2007 : Ururun Word Travel for TBS
2007 : Operation Mystery Second File for NHK
2004 : Cheer Heaven for NTV
2002 : Funny Familly Trip for NTV
2002 : My Girl Friend P for CX
2001 : Jungle Book for EX

2019 : Fahrenheit 451 dir. AKira Shirai a KAAT and tour in Japan
2018 : Villain dir. Naoe Gozu in Theater Trum and on tour in Japan
2017 : The cherry orchard, 24st dir. Kazuyoshi Kushida in theater Cocoon and on tour in Japan
2016 : ESORA dir. Shintaro Asanuma in Space Zero Shinjuku
2015 : ZERO ZONE dir. Yoshimasa Shirai in Kyoto Art Center
2014 : Lost Memory Theater dir. Akira Shirai in Kanagawa Art Theater and on tour in Japan
2014 : The Condemned of Altona dir.Satoshi Kamimura in New National Theatre Tokyo
2013 : ISAMU dir. Amon Miyamoto in Kanagawa Act Theater and on tour in Japan
2013 : Super Sound Theater Mars Red dir. Senjyaku Fujisawa in Maihama Amphitheater
2013 : Metamorphoses Gogh dir. Shatner Nishida in Akasaka Act Theater and on tour in Japan
2012 : Sounan dir. Yukiko Motoya in Ikebukuro art Theater and on tour in Japan
2012 : Liliom dir. Daigo Matsui in Aoyama Arena Theater
2012 : Madame de Sade dir. Mansai Nomura in Setagaya Public Theater and on tour in Japan
2011 : The Shape Of Things dir. Daisuke Miura in Aoyama Arena Theater and on tour in Japan
2010 : Herper Reagan dir. Keishi Nagatsuka in Parco Theater and on tour in Japan
2010 : The Character dir. Hideki Noda in Ikebukuro Art Theater
2009 : Love Letters dir. Yoji Aoyama in Parco Theater
2009 : Coast Of Utopia dir. Yukio Ninagawa in Theater Cocoon
2009 : Asakusa Paradise dir. Ishi Rasal in Embujyou Sinbashi
2008 : The Seagull dir. Tamiya Kuriyama in Akasaka Act Theater and on tour in Japan
2007 : Erendira dir. Yukio Ninagawa in Saitama Art Theater and on tour in Japan
2006 : Tensei Kumpu dir. Tsuyoshi Kida in Aoyama Theater and on tour in Japan
2005 : Counterfeit Crime and Punishment dir. Hideki Noda in theater Cocoon and on tour
2005 : Never Land A GO GO dir. Shintaro Asanuma in theater V Akasaka

2019 : ALBION / Skin Conditioner
2005 : PANASONIC / Viera
2005 : NAGATANIEN
2004~2005 : LOTTE / Pione , Custard Cake
2003~2010 : SHISEIDO / Majolica Majolca
2003: MOS BURGER / Barbercue Focaccia
2003 : J-PHONE / (SOFTBANK) J-SH53

2013 ~ 2014: Sky Perfect TV La Cinémathèque du Dimanche

2015 : RHINOCEROS (short film) film director, actress
2005 : eN (short film) film director, actress

2021 : Solo Exhibition in Tokyo Imperial Hotel
2016 : Solo Exhibition at Matsumoto Museum in Okayama
2011 : Exhibition at Parco art gallery in Tokyo
2011 : Solo Exhibition at Sunday art gallery in Tokyo

Native in French and Japanese, fluent in English

French/Japanese actress, Minami is known mainly for her performances in Vision (2018) alongside Juliette Binoche and Minamata (2020) playing the female lead opposite Johnny Depp.

Born in Tokyo, Minami started her career at 13 with a role in Battle Royale (2000, directed by Kinji Fukasaku). She has since worked with a wide array of important directors in Japan including Yukio Ninagawa (Erendira, 2006), Mika Ninagawa (Sakuran, 2007), Masanori Tominaga (Vengeance Can Wait, 2010), Hideki Noda (the Character, 2010).

After acting in more than 20 plays and 40 movies and TV series in Japan, Minami moved to Paris in 2014 with the support of the Japanese Ministry of Culture, to pursue further acting studies and to expand her career internationally. Minami now splits her time between Los Angeles, Tokyo and Paris.

Minami is also a painter. Her art has been exhibited in international galleries. She is also an accomplished dancer, practicing classical and contemporary technique.

2020 : Minamata 
Aileen Smith (main female lead)  ANDREW LEVITAS

2019 : Tezuka’s Barbara 
Shigaki Satomi (guest star) MAKOTO TEZUKA

2018 : Vision 
Hana (supporting lead) NAOMI KAWASE

2015 : Dust And Illusion 
Miki(supporting lead) SATOSHI SUZUKI

2015 : Her Granddaughter 
Maho Sanjoji (guest star) RYUICHI HIROKI

2014 : Adult Drop 
Lilly (guest star) KEN IIZUKA

2013 : King Of Excuse 
Lilly (supporting lead) NOBUO MIZUTA

2012 : Milocrorze 
narration YOSHIMASA ISHIBASHI

2012 : Afro Tanaka 
Saki (guest star) DAIGO MATSUI

2012 : Ballon Relay 
Emi Tanaka (guest star) RYOHEI FUJIMURA

2010 : Vengeance Can Wait 
Nanase (lead) MASANORI TOMINAGA

2008 : Detroit metal City 
Nina (guest star) TOSHIO LEE

2007 : Robo Rock 
Kiriko (supporting lead) TAIKAN SUGA

2007 : Fuking Runaway 
Hanachan (lead) KEITA MOTOHASHI

2007 : Sakuran 
Wakagiku (featured) MIKA NINAGAWA

2006 : Humoresque 
Sony (lead) YUKI INOMATA

2005 : Tomie Revenge 
Saki (lead) ATARU OIKAWA

2004 : I was a bully 
Maria Shiozaki (supporting lead)  YOSHIYUKI MORIOKA

2003 : Embraced By Mana 
Emi (featured) SATOSHI ISAKA

2002 : The Song Of Sheeps 
Yo Yaegashi (supporting lead)  JYUNJI HANADO

2002 : Yumeko’s Night Mare 
Yumeko (lead) TUTOMU KUBOYAMA

2000 : Battle Royal 
Keiko (guest star) KINJI FUKASAKU


Minami et les trous noirs
 Minami (Lead) / Marc-Antoine Vaugeois

Tomoko TOMOKO (Lead) / Margaux Esclapez

Rhinocéros Woman (Lead) / Minami

2015 : 
Indigo’s Lover for NHK BS

2014 : 
Kindaichi Case Files for NTV

2014 : 
Obasan-Bengoshi for CX

2014 : 
Legal Hight
 for CX

2013 : 
Inemuri Sensei for EX

2013 : 
MY TIME TO SHINE for TBS

2013 : 
Bread,Soup and a-Cat-Day for WOWOW

2012 : 
Best Proposal
 for BeeTV

2012 : 
Tokkan
 for NTV

2012 : 
Person Of Destiny
 for TBS

2011 : 
Mameshiba Ichiro for JAITS

2011 : 
Human Metamorphosis for WOWOW

2011 : 
Banquet Of The Lower Class for NHK

2010 : 
TRICK
 for EX

2009 : 
The Quiz Show for NTV

2009 : 
OL Nippon
 for NTV

2008 : 
Save the Future
 for NHK

2008 : 
Ikemen Paradise for CX

2008 : 
Loss Time Life for CX

2008 : 
Minami, 21years old for KTV

2007 : 
Yukan Club for CX

2007 : 
Ururun Word Travel
 for TBS

2007 : 
Operation Mystery Second File for NHK

2004 : 
Cheer Heaven for NTV

2002 : 
Funny Familly Trip for NTV

2002 : 
My Girl Friend P for CX

2001 : 
Jungle Book for EX

2019 : 
Fahrenheit 451 
dir. AKira Shirai a KAAT and tour in Japan

2018 : 
Villain 
dir. Naoe Gozu in Theater Trum and on tour in Japan

2017 : 
The cherry orchard, 24st 
dir. Kazuyoshi Kushida in theater Cocoon and on tour in Japan

2016 : 
ESORA 
dir. Shintaro Asanuma in Space Zero Shinjuku

2015 : 
ZERO ZONE 
dir. Yoshimasa Shirai in Kyoto Art Center

2014 : 
Lost Memory Theater 
dir. Akira Shirai in Kanagawa Art Theater and on tour in Japan

2014 : 
The Condemned of Altona 
dir.Satoshi Kamimura in New National Theatre Tokyo

2013 : 
ISAMU 
dir. Amon Miyamoto in Kanagawa Act Theater and on tour in Japan

2013 : 
Super Sound Theater Mars Red 
dir. Senjyaku Fujisawa in Maihama Amphitheater

2013 : 
Metamorphoses Gogh 
dir. Shatner Nishida in Akasaka Act Theater and on tour in Japan

2012 : 
Sounan 
dir. Yukiko Motoya in Ikebukuro art Theater and on tour in Japan

2012 : 
Liliom
 
dir. Daigo Matsui in Aoyama Arena Theater

2012 : 
Madame de Sade dir. Mansai Nomura in Setagaya Public Theater and on tour in Japan

2011 : 
The Shape Of Things 
dir. Daisuke Miura in Aoyama Arena Theater and on tour in Japan

2010 : 
Herper Reagan 
dir. Keishi Nagatsuka in Parco Theater and on tour in Japan

2010 : 
The Character 
dir. Hideki Noda in Ikebukuro Art Theater

2009 : 
Love Letters 
dir. Yoji Aoyama in Parco Theater

2009 : 
Coast Of Utopia 
dir. Yukio Ninagawa in Theater Cocoon

2009 : 
Asakusa Paradise 
dir. Ishi Rasal in Embujyou Sinbashi

2008 : 
The Seagull 
dir. Tamiya Kuriyama in Akasaka Act Theater and on tour in Japan

2007 : 
Erendira 
dir. Yukio Ninagawa in Saitama Art Theater and on tour in Japan

2006 : 
Tensei Kumpu 
dir. Tsuyoshi Kida in Aoyama Theater and on tour in Japan

2005 : 
Counterfeit Crime and Punishment 
dir. Hideki Noda in theater Cocoon and on tour

2005 : 
Never Land A GO GO 
dir. Shintaro Asanuma in theater V Akasaka

2019 : 
ALBION / Skin Conditioner

2005 : 
PANASONIC
 / Viera

2005 : 
NAGATANIEN

2004~2005 : 
LOTTE / Pione , Custard Cake

2003~2010 : 
SHISEIDO / Majolica Majolca

2003: MOS BURGER / Barbercue Focaccia

2003 : J-PHONE / (SOFTBANK) J-SH53

2013 ~ 2014: Sky Perfect TV La Cinémathèque du Dimanche

2015 : 
RHINOCEROS (short film)
film director, actress

2005 : 
eN (short film)
film director, actress

2016 :
Exhibition at Matsumoto Museum in Okayama

2011 :
Exhibition at Parco art gallery in Tokyo

2011 :
Exhibition at Sunday art gallery in Tokyo