Sumire is a Japanese actress/singer/dancer/model who moved to Honolulu, Hawaii at age 7 and studied at Punahou School from 7th grade for 6 years. She studied for a BFA in Musical Theatre and Acting at Carnegie Mellon University, but decided after two years of training to continue her career in the Japanese entertainment industry, and moved to Tokyo. Sumire has been appearing on the stage and on television all throughout Japan, as well as commercial/campaign work, magazine work, and company events/parties.
She was recently invited by MaxMara to attend the "Women In Film Awards 2012" in Los Angeles, CA as the Japanese Actress Representative. Also chosen exclusively by Il Divo and their team to participate in the making of their new CD, "Wicked Game" throughout America and Asia. When she first came back to Japan, she was cast as Cha Cha, the historical Japanese princess in the traditional play, "Goemon", with the renowned movie/stage actor, Taichi Saotome. Sumire appeared in two musicals last year, at the Imperial Theatre, portraying Lucy Manette in "A Tale of Two Cities", and Hope Harcourt in "Anything Goes". Since the spring of 2012, she has come out with 3 hit singles, "Season In The Sun", "Tasogare No Begin", and "Flower of Love", in which she composed her own lyrics.
Specialties: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Hula, Yoga, Surfing, Martial Arts, Stage Combat, Driver's License, Japanese Passport, Permanent Resident Card in America, fluent in English and Japanese; can speak Spanish, accents.
Height: 5' 10"/Weight: 116lbs Eyes/Hair: Dark Brown
3 Size: B 85cm W 63cm H 90cm Shoes 24.5cm/7in
2017 "The Shack"as Sarayu by Stuart Hazeldine
▼ The stage
2013 musical:"Anything Goes"as Hope Hercourt
2013 Musical:"A Tale of Two Cities"as Lucy Manette
2012 Musical: "tick, tick... BOOM!" as Susan
2012 "GOEMON" as Princess Cha Cha opposite Taichi Saotome as Goemon
Directed by Kenichi Okamura
『Carnegie Mellon University BFA Musical Theatre and Acting』
2011 "Twelve Night" as Olivia, directed by Tony Mckay
2010 "Strange Snow" as Martha, directed by Barbara Mackenzie-Wood
2010 "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" as Roberta, directed by Barbara M.-W.
2010 "Hunter Gatherers" as Wendy, directed by Tami Dixon
▼ Official site
2011 Il Divo "WICKED GAME" CD Release (11/9)
English Bonus Track "Crying ft. Sumire"
2013〜TBS｢Chubou Desu yo!｣MC
2013〜NHK World TV｢CHOICE OF THE WEEK｣、｢VIEWRS'CHOICE｣navigator
▼ Receiving a prize
2009 "President's Award" Punahou School
2007~2008 "Actor Award in Academic Excellence" Punahou School
2001 "Dance Excellence Award" Mid Pacific Institute
2009〜2012 asics Campaign/Commercial (Spokesperson / Image Character)
2008 Uniqlo World Campaign
2008+ Japan Coca Cola 『爽健美茶』 Tea Campaign/Commercial
2007 Shiseido 『TSUBAKI』 Campaign/Commercial
2007+ Japan Airlines "Hawaii~Japan"
2007 Uniqlo Summer Polo Shirt Campaign/Commercial