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Name: 堀北真希 (ほりきた まき)
Name (romaji): Horikita Maki
Nicknames: Maki-maki, Homaki, Makinpo, Horikitty
Birth Name: Hara Marina
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1988-Oct-06
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 160cm
Star sign: Libra
Blood type: B
Talent agency: Sweet Power

Dramas:
Atsu-hime as Kazunomiya Chikako (NHK, 2008)
Koi no Kara Sawagi Drama Special Love Stories IV (NTV, 2007)
Galileo (Fuji TV, 2007, ep6)
Deru Toko Demasho! as Shizuka Kamei (Fuji TV, 2007)
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e as Ashiya Mizuki (Fuji TV, 2007)
Seito Shokun! as Kimura Juria (TV Asahi, 2007)
Teppan Shoujo Akane!! as Kagura Akane (TBS, 2006)
Densha Otoko Deluxe as Yamada Aoi (Fuji TV, 2006)
Kurosagi as Yoshikawa Tsurara (TBS, 2006)
Tsubasa no Oreta Tenshitachi as Yuna (Fuji TV, 2006)
Nobuta wo Produce as Kotani Nobuko (NTV, 2005)
Densha Otoko as Yamada Aoi (Fuji TV, 2005)
Akechi Kogorou VS Kindaichi Kousuke (2005)
Ningen no Shoumei as Kouri Sayaka (Fuji TV, 2004)
Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro (怪談新耳袋) 幽霊屋敷と呼ばれる家 (TBS, 2004)
Division 1 Houkago as Michida Mayuko (Fuji TV, 2004)
Doubutsu no Oisha-san (2003)
Keitai Deka Zenigata Mai as Zenigata Mai (TBS, 2003)
Densha (2003)

Movies
Tokyo Shonen (2008)
Kurosagi (2008)
Always - Zoku 3chome no Yuhi (2007)
Koisuru Nichiyoubi Watashi Koishita (2007)
Argentine Baba (2007)
Chakusin Ari FINAL / One Missed Call FINAL (2006)
Keitai Deka THE MOVIE (2006)
TRICK Movie 2 (2006)
Haru no Ibasho (2006)
Always - 3chome no Yuhi / Always - Sunset on Third Street (2005)
Shinku (2005)
HINOKIO (2005)
Gyakkyou Nine (2005)
Yogen (2005)
HIRAKATA (2004)
Sekai no Chuushin de Ai o Sakebu (2004)
Shibuya Kaidan 2 (2004)
Shibuya Kaidan (2004)
Seventh Anniversary (2003)
Cosmic Rescue (2003)

Recognitions
54th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Actress for Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
49th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress for Kurosagi
29th Japan Academy Awards: Best Newcomer for Always -Sunset on Third Street
47th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress for Nobuta wo Produce

Biography
Childhood
Horikita Maki was born the eldest of three girls on the 6 October 1988 in Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan. She tends to be boyish during her childhood days, like in middle school, she enjoyed playing basketball or baseball with her friends on holidays. While she was in junior high, she preferred to play Dragon Ball with the boys more than playing with the girls. This was because with the girls, she couldn’t play the princess the way she wanted in the princess make-believe games.

While a guest on KAT-TUN's variety show, Cartoon KAT-TUN, she stated that she loved imitating her mother during her childhood.

Education
In her junior high years, she served as student council vice-president and vice-captain of the basketball club. She was also described as the “Boss of 3-C” in a number of various writings. This was in recognition of her status as class leader. As she became more active in the entertainment industry, she put her club and council activities on hold. Being unable to meet her many commitments, she finally withdrew from her school activities after much deliberation, concentrating plainly on her studies and career.[2]

After completing her senior high education, she passed the entrance examination for Chuo University, known for its Law school, but it is uncertain whether she will study Law

Career
Modeling
Later in 2003, Horikita started to model for various advertisements and star in TV dramas and films in supporting roles. Her first photobooks featured her as a mild-themed gravure model. However, her career in the said modeling field was indeed short-lived because she eventually left the said field when she started to get busy with TV appearances.

Her well-known commercials are her advertisements for Fujifilm, wherein she appeared alongside Japanese idol Nagase Tomoya, and Lotte, particularly its sub-brands Ghana and Airs. Her current advertisements for the said chocolate brand are the Ice Yogurt and Shasha.

Horikita has appeared in numerous men's and teenage magazines, most of them featuring her in the cover.


Media
She gained much recognition from her back to back TV dramas, Densha Otoko and Nobuta wo Produce in 2005.

Her exemplary portrayal in Nobuta wo Produce as the shy Nobuko Kotani, bagged her a Best Supporting Actress award in a Japanese award-giving body. On the other hand, the chemistry between her character, Nobuko, commonly called as Nobuta, and Kusano Akira, played by Japanese male idol Yamashita Tomohisa, was recognized as well, leading both of them to star in another drama, Kurosagi. Horikita bagged another Best Supporting Actress award from the same award-giving body for her performance in the drama.

On the other hand, Horikita has been hosting the radio show, GIRLS LOCKS!, a sub-portion of the Japanese radio program, SCHOOL OF LOCKS!. She usually gives her letter-senders a call as a form of reply and gives book recommendations to her listeners. Her stint is during 22:00 evening every third or fourth week of the month. Other hosts of the said radio show include Aragaki Yui and Toda Erika.

Came 2007, her role as Ashiya Mizuki in the gender-bender Japanese adaptation of the manga Hanazakari No Kimitachi e earned her a Best Actress award, her first one to date. After filming the series, she has been attending press conferences for her three projects: the Taiga drama, Atsuhime; the suspense movie where she plays the lead character who has a multiple personality disorder, Tokyo Shounen and the sequel of her breakthrough movie, Always: Sunset on Third Street.

Currently, Horikita is a constantly praised U-20 Japanese idol, her rise to fame seemingly gradual but certain.


Miscellaneous
She is very much into reading too, having served as a special judge in a children's literature contest on March 2007[3] where Japanese idol Ueto Aya was the previous special judge from the said event. Horikita was also applauded by about 2,000 attendees of her movie's, Argentine Hag, premiere screening after reading an excerpt from the original novel by Banana Yoshimoto[4].

She has recently debuted as an anime seiyu for a Doraemon animated movie, Doraemon: Nobita and the Legend of the Green Giant as the young princess of the "Green Planet," who transfers all of Earth's plants there because of the Earth's advancing environmental destruction

Personality
Horikita Maki has been said to possess an independent character, one that refuses to lose under any circumstance. “Even in trifle playing around, she can become dead serious," according to acquaintances (from FLASH EX 2006 January 30 Edition).

Maki also has neutral views regarding romance. One time, in a Gout Temps Nouveau episode, Esumi Makiko asked if seeing Yamashita Tomohisa caused her heart to start racing. Maki answered, “My co-star is someone I work with and I cannot see him in any other light.” With regards to marriage, this is her opinion, "If one is going to marry, financial freedom is also important.” (from CIRCUS)

“I feel that the question of when someone connects with their loved one is insignificant," Maki says. “If my parents were to choose for me, I would greatly appreciate it.” Like her views in marriage, her views of having a long-distance relationship are rather well-opinionated as well. “I don’t think I am the type that can sustain something like a long distance relationship. Even if it’s only the neighbouring high school, I would get the feeling that it’s become a great distance.” (from JUNON May Issue “Horikita Maki’s Love and Friendship Counseling Room”)[2]

(NOTE: All the "Personality" and "Trivia" information is translated from the Japanese Wikipedia page of Horikita Maki by a forum member in D-Addicts. The link of the site is cited below, in the "External Links" and "References" section. Some information are paraphrased.)

Trivia
-When she was young, she wanted to become Sailor Moon, a female ninja, a policewoman, and a rich person.
-On her days off, she generally spends it indoors. If outdoors, she can be spotted shopping with friends or going to the karaoke.
-She treasures her family and enjoys spending time with them. Their family is well accustomed with cooking.
-She can quickly sleep anywhere in any given condition, i.e. standing on a public shuttle train.
-In middle school, she had a boyfriend of three years. “They’d split up time and time again, but they usually worked out their differences and it continued like this for three years," according to acquaintances.
-Kuroki and Horikita in their joint photobook, Miss x MatcShe has a weird fetish for insects.
-She’s highly capable of reading the questioner’s mind, making her see through the answers in multiple-choice tests. She has mentioned that she can score 40 points on multiple-choice questions alone. (A good proportion of the correct answers in the national language test are “u” ("c" in Western culture), according to her).
-She likes the band EXILE very much. According to her official blog, she even had a miniature flag for EXILE during the band's summer concert.
-She’s under the same agency as Kuroki Meisa and is good friends with her. A year and a half since graduating from middle school, they were on living terms at the agency’s dormitories. (from SPA!) She is highly appreciative of Meisa’s leading stage roles in “Atami Satsujin Jiken (Atami Murder Case)” and “Azumi".
-Because of the shadow patterns that fall on her face and the ambience that results, she has made countless appearances as the lead of horror films.
-She is very comfortable with fellow Hana Kimi actor, Ikuta Toma. In fact, as of July 2007, Ikuta has guested twice in her radio show.
-She was once rumoured to have been dating Kazuya Kamenashi of J-Pop Idol Group KAT-TUN, her co-star from the 2005 hit drama "Nobuta wo Produce" [6] but apparently Kamenashi is only a friend with whom she chats with on her cell phone.

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Posted 12/9/07
wow i like her biodata, so amazing, it is like she is destined to be what she is today lol
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Posted 12/13/07
nice.... cant wait for more of her movies!!!
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Posted 12/16/07
is it true that she had plastic surgery?? changed her eyes and lips.. saw a video on youtube..
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Posted 12/16/07
im just like her when she was just a child....im actually kind'da boyish too...hehehe...
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Posted 12/17/07

tashneem wrote:

is it true that she had plastic surgery?? changed her eyes and lips.. saw a video on youtube..


no way.....=.=""

Posted 12/18/07

tashneem wrote:

is it true that she had plastic surgery?? changed her eyes and lips.. saw a video on youtube..


OMGZ!!! Theres no way -_-'' maki-chan would never do that,
she can only go as far as Cutting her hair short, But she only did
that for her drama, Please send me that video 0-0 I must see if this is
true, If it is I'll cry
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Posted 12/18/07

x0xhayleyhinatax0x wrote:


tashneem wrote:

is it true that she had plastic surgery?? changed her eyes and lips.. saw a video on youtube..


OMGZ!!! Theres no way -_-'' maki-chan would never do that,
she can only go as far as Cutting her hair short, But she only did
that for her drama, Please send me that video 0-0 I must see if this is
true, If it is I'll cry


go to youtube and type in "Japanese Plastic Surgery".. therell be a series of results but just click those that says japanese.. shes in about 3 vids...

but lately ive searched the net and found out that it MAY NOT BE TRUE.. accordingly theres this crazy korean who makes these videos about japanese celebrities whom she accuses whove gone to surgeries just to look good.. ive found out that some of her (i thnk the korean is a she) featured celebs are unreliable.. like nishkado ryo, she wants to prove that hed taken surgery but fact is he hasnt.. hes goodlooking since a kid.. the photos she presented arent true.. though the picture does kinda resemble ryo...

and about maki, though the Before picture of maki horikita she posted is quite conceivable -- the girl in the pic has maki's forehead and smile -- but eyes and nose differ.. and the After pic of maki is stunning pretty as she is now... so it kinda plays in your mind...

oh and btw, the korean has also presented a Before pic of yamapi and is certainly credulous..!! so that psycho korean shud not be given credits...

Posted 12/19/07

tashneem wrote:


x0xhayleyhinatax0x wrote:


tashneem wrote:

is it true that she had plastic surgery?? changed her eyes and lips.. saw a video on youtube..


OMGZ!!! Theres no way -_-'' maki-chan would never do that,
she can only go as far as Cutting her hair short, But she only did
that for her drama, Please send me that video 0-0 I must see if this is
true, If it is I'll cry


go to youtube and type in "Japanese Plastic Surgery".. therell be a series of results but just click those that says japanese.. shes in about 3 vids...

but lately ive searched the net and found out that it MAY NOT BE TRUE.. accordingly theres this crazy korean who makes these videos about japanese celebrities whom she accuses whove gone to surgeries just to look good.. ive found out that some of her (i thnk the korean is a she) featured celebs are unreliable.. like nishkado ryo, she wants to prove that hed taken surgery but fact is he hasnt.. hes goodlooking since a kid.. the photos she presented arent true.. though the picture does kinda resemble ryo...

and about maki, though the Before picture of maki horikita she posted is quite conceivable -- the girl in the pic has maki's forehead and smile -- but eyes and nose differ.. and the After pic of maki is stunning pretty as she is now... so it kinda plays in your mind...

oh and btw, the korean has also presented a Before pic of yamapi and is certainly credulous..!! so that psycho korean shud not be given credits...



Omg I saw that -`_´- that crazy korean Girl? should just lay of the jealousy
Shes just jealous shes not as pretty as some of those Japanese Actresses
Oh and about the fact she put Yamapi in there, he was still pretty cute when
he was little --_-- it annoys me how she put anyone in there like
Kame from Kat-tun Ahh and Gackt, I hate her guts >:/
But thanks for telling me *hugs* At least we know its not true :3
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Posted 12/20/07
i dont think that she has done any plastic surgery..
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Posted 12/21/07
saw the video in youtube. it doesn't look like a plastic surgery to me... more like a make over- and a good one at that !
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Posted 12/22/07

mizu13hi wrote:

saw the video in youtube. it doesn't look like a plastic surgery to me... more like a make over- and a good one at that !


it cud also be makeup as you say.. you know Professional Makeup does wonders.. consider contact lenses and the angle of the photoshoot...

and another is, the usage of PHOTOSHOP.. its like picture plastic surgery... one can become incredible pretty with just a few strokes of smudge feature.... or lightening etc... in a picture..
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what did she had a surgeory ,
Posted 12/31/07
umm...lots of ppl change wen they start growing up...
i got pissed wen i saw the video...u noe, ppl can change...just becuz they are pretty and hot doesnt mean they did plastic surgery to become that way...they can just be naturally pretty...
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hey cud i sydtrak u guyz 4 2 minz frm dis topic?! huevers watched the movie One Missed Call Final..did u also watch d first 2 movies of Missed Call b4 watchin d Final or wot? coz im only gna watch the final coz Maki's in it
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