Mari Natsuki

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Mari Natsuki
BornMari Natsuki
夏木 マリ

(1952-05-02) 2 May 1952 (age 61)
Tokyo, Japan
NationalityJapanese
Other namesJunko Nakajima
OccupationSinger, dancer, actress
 
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Mari Natsuki
BornMari Natsuki
夏木 マリ

(1952-05-02) 2 May 1952 (age 61)
Tokyo, Japan
NationalityJapanese
Other namesJunko Nakajima
OccupationSinger, dancer, actress

Junko Nakajima (中島 淳子 Nakajima Junko?, born 2 May 1952), more commonly known by her stage name Mari Natsuki (夏木 マリ Natsuki Mari?), is a Japanese singer, dancer and actress. Born in Tokyo, she started work as a singer from a young age. In 2007 she announced her engagement to percussionist Nobu Saitō, with their marriage taking place in Spring 2008.

She has participated in musical theatre, including that of Yukio Ninagawa. She provided the voice of Yubaba in Spirited Away, played the young witch's mother in the Japanese TV remake of Bewitched, and has twice been nominated for a Japanese Academy Award. She plays the character Big Mama in the Japanese version of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.[1] She has also acted in television dramas, such as the 2005 series Nobuta o Produce, in which she played the Vice Principal, Katharine.

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Films[edit]

1983 Satomi Hakkenden (Legend of the Eight Samurai)
1984 Kita no Hotaru
1986 Jittemai
1986 Death Powder
1989 Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Boku no Ojisan
1995 The Hunted
1998 Samurai Fiction
2001 Spirited Away
2001 Shōjo
2002 Ping Pong
2004 Okusama wa Majo
2006 Sugar and Spice
2007 Sakuran

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