Machiko Ono

Born 1981 in Nara, Japan. In 1997, Ono made her feature film debut in “Suzaku”, directed by Kawase Naomi. The film went on to win the Camera d’Or Award at the 50th Cannes International Film Festival, and Ono herself received Best Actress awards at the Singapore International Film Festival and Takasaki Film Festival, among others.
In 2007, she teamed up again with Kawase for ”The Mourning Forest”, which won the Grand Prix at Cannes. Her lead performance in the NHK TV series “Carnation” (2011-12), based on the life of Koshino Ayako - mother of three world-acclaimed fashion designers, the Koshino sisters - firmly established her as one of Japan’s leading actresses.

Further credits include “Climber’s High” (2008), “Rail Truck” (2010) and “The Castle of Crossed Destinies” (2012), as well as the TV series “Goldfish” (2009) and “The Best Divorce” (2013), among others. Upcoming films include “Detective in the Bar 2”, directed by Hashimoto Hajime, and Mizuta Nobuo’s “Shazai no Osama.”