Haruka Ayase is a popular Japanese actress, model, and singer who was discovered during a prestigious talent contest in 2000. Starting off as a gravure idol, she went on to become a mainstream model, actress and singer. Her singles ranked high in weekly charts. She has set herself apart by showcasing her acting skills by playing diverse characters in TV series and movies. Her talent has fetched her several awards, not only in Japan, but in Asia as well. Her most popular films include ‘Our Little Sister’, ‘Oppai Volleyball’ and ‘Kyō wa Kaisha Yasumimasu’. She is also remembered for her role as a nurse in the Edo dramas ‘Jin’ and ‘Jin 2’. She became a popular face among the public and went on to become the brand ambassador for many reputed companies, including SK-II Skincare and Gilco, and was the hostess of many TV shows. Ayase currently lives in Tokyo and is represented by HoriPro talent agency.