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Asano Tadanobu

Asano Tadanobu (2009)

Tadanobu Asano was born on November 27th, 1973 in Yokohama, Kanagawa. When he was a child, he made his acting debut. Because his father worked as an actor's agent, he had the opportunity to audition for the TV program "Kinpachi-Sensei". And after this, his life as an actor started. In 1995,he met Chara while filming "PiCNiC" and they were married since 1995 with 2 children. In 2009, Asano and Chara have divorced. The sudden news appeared on Chara's official website and Asano's agency's website. According to the message, signed by both of them, Asano and Chara decided to divorce after much discussion. In order to maintain their respect and friendship with each other, they chose to go their separate ways. They further plan to cooperate in their duties as parents of their two children.


  • Name: Asano Tadanobu (浅野忠信)
  • Date of Birth: November 27th, 1973
  • Birthplace: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Sometimes Credited As: Tadanobu Sato
  • Height: 5'9 (179cm)
  • Weight: 128lbs (58kg)
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Black
  • Shoe size: 10 1/2 to 11 (28,28.5cm)
  • Inseam: 29 inches (76cm)
  • Special Skills and Interests: Driving, Swimming, Drawing, Karate, Motorbike, playing the guitar, Horse riding, also composes and plays music with his band
  • Family: Chara (ex-Wife), Himi (Son), Sumire (Daughter)


  • Grandfather is native American.
  • His father, Yukihisa Sato, derived the first part of Asano's first name - Tada - in honor of Japanese pop-art maestro Tadanori Yokoo.
  • Tadanobu Asano got his ears pierced at the age of 13 by his mother.
  • Tadanobu Asano's brother Kujun is a musician, playing ambient/electro music.


Asano Tadanobu
Asano Tadanobu with Chara



  • [2002] Shiritsu Tantei Hama Mike (ep10)
  • [1998] Tobu Otoko (翔ぶ男)
  • [1997] Typhoon Shelter (タイフ-ン シェルタ-)
  • [1996] Inochi Sasage Soro (命捧げ候)
  • [1996] Ultraman Tiga (ep40)
  • [1995] Watashi no Ojisan (私の叔父さん)
  • [1994] Masui (麻酔)
  • [1994] Mabataki no Umi ni (まばたきの海に)
  • [1993] Chance (ep5)
  • [1993] Fried Dragon Fish
  • [1993] Haru no Ichizoku (春の一族)
  • [1988] 3 nen B gumi Kinpachi sensei 3

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