Yuka Itaya is a Japanese actress, singer, model and caster. She is a very popular celebrity in Japan, and has worked in the Japanese film and music industry for several years. In all this time, she has had many notable works to her name, eventually making her one of the most celebrated actresses in Japan.
Early Life and Childhood: Yuka Itaya
Yuka Itaya was born in one of the most populous cities of Japan, the Fukuoka Prefecture, on 22nd June, 1975. Although she is a very popular actress, not a lot is known about her personal family life from before she became a popular actress. Not much has been known about her parents, and it is also not known if she is an only child or happens to have siblings.
Yuka Itaya was born in Japan, and she did her schooling from there only. She went to the Kyushu International University High School, then later graduated from the Fukuoka Jogakuin University Junior College. It is not known what subject she graduated in.
Career: Yuka Itaya
Yuka Itaya is one of the most popular and well-known actresses in Japan, and she began her acting career soon after completing her formal education. She has acted in a huge number of movies and television shows so far, and has been a part of the Japanese film and television industry for many years. She started her acting career in 1996 in the role of a student in the show Italia Go Kaiwa. She then became a popular face in many other shows and television dramas. She also acted in several Japanese movies.
Some of her most popular works have been in the television dramas of Perfect Love, Nurse Man, Part-time Tantei and many more. She made her movie debut with her role in the film Avec Mon Mari, and following that, her more popular roles have been in the movies Hikari No Ame, Dodge, Go! Go!, A Stranger of Mine, Survive Style 5+ and many more. Starting from 1994, Yuka Itaya has had a flourishing career as an actress for almost thirty years. She is currently hosting Love Is Blind : Japan, a popular dating game show on Netflix Japan.
Prior to her acting career, Yuka Itaya also had a symbolic career as a model. She worked exclusively as a model for the brand PeeWee in the year 1994. In 1995, she collaborated with Hanamaru Hakata, who at that time was known as Hakata Tsuraya and Otako Pu, and released a single “So.ta.i”
Yuka made her acting debut in Avec Mon Mari in which she acted alongside Kentaro Otani, and her acting in this film won her the Best New Talent Award at the Yokohama Film Festival. In 2006, she won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the Mainichi Film Awards for her role in A Stranger of Mine, and in 2007, she won another Best Supporting Actress Award at the Takasaki Film Festival for her role in Sad Vacation.
Yuka Itaya married wardrobe stylist Hirohiko Furuta in 2007, and together they have two sons.