|Mari Natsuki Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4¼ in|
|Date of Birth||May 2, 1952|
Mari Natsuki is a Japanese singer, dancer, actor, and voice actor who is known for her roles like Yubaba (voice) in the animated fantasy film Spirited Away and Katharine in the television drama series Nobuta o Produce. Additionally, she has also worked in many other movies and shows such as Sugar and Spice, The Hunted, Vision, Jittemai, Fireflies in the North, Samurai Fiction, Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Boku no Ojisan, Surônin makaritôru, Okusama wa Majo, The Future Is in Our Hands, Hana saku ashita, Death Powder, Carnation, Legend of the Eight Samurai, Densetsu no kyôshi, Hachidai shôgun Yôshimune, Onimasa, Ping Pong, Yoshitsune, Ferris Wheel at Night, Priceless, Isle of Dogs, Shōjo, Sakuran, Angry Rice Wives, Okusama wa majo, Girl in the Sunny Place, Rinshô Hanzai Gakusha Himura Hideo no Suiri, I Shared My Husband, Namae wo nakushita onnatachi, Ikiru Machi, Iryû: Team Medical Dragon, Meet Me After School, Followers, and Kimi wa Kanata. Mari Natsuki has at least twice been nominated for a Japanese Academy Award.
Singer, Dancer, Actor, Voice Actor
5 ft 4¼ in or 163 cm
52 kg or 114.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Mari Natsuki has dated –
- Nobu Saitō – She announced her engagement to musician and percussionist Nobu Saitō in 2007 and the duo got married in Spring 2008.
Race / Ethnicity
Mari Natsuki is of Japanese descent.
Mari Natsuki Facts
- She started working as a singer in her younger years.
- She was cast as the evil queen Tamazusa in the 1983 historical martial arts fantasy film Legend of the Eight Samurai.
- In 2005, Mari Natsuki appeared as Katherine in the television drama series Nobuta wo Produce, which follows the high school lives of Kiritani and Kusano as they attempt to make a shy Kotani into the most popular girl in school.
- She co-starred as Grandma in the 2006 romantic drama film Sugar and Spice.
- Mari Natsuki played Oshita (Mysterious Old Lady) in the 2013 fantasy romance film Girl in the Sunny Place.
- She was cast as Aki in the 2018 French-Japanese drama film Vision.
- In 2018, she provided vocals to the character of Auntie in the stop-motion adult animated science-fiction comedy film Isle of Dogs. Mari Natsuki was included in the film’s lead cast alongside actors like Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Ken Watanabe, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Yoko Ono, Harvey Keitel, and others.
- Mari Natsuki has done voiceover work for video games like Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.
- In 2021, she played a wealthy woman named Sayaka Nitta in the television drama series Okaeri Mone.
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