Ayako Fujitani (藤谷文子 Fujitani Ayako; b. 7 December 1979 in Osaka, Japan). Events 43 BC - Marcus Tullius Cicero assassinated 1696 - Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) is a city in Japan, located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, in the Kansai region of the main island of Honshū For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics.
A writer and actress, she is the daughter of Steven Seagal and his first wife, aikido master Miyako Fujitani. An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Steven F Seagal (born April 10 1951 is an American Action movie Actor, producer, writer director, Martial artist is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies philosophy and religious beliefs
Is fluent in English and Japanese.
Ayako currently stars in Michel Gondry's Interior Design, one of three stories comprised in Tôkyô! (2008). Michel Gondry, born May 8 1963 is a French Academy Award -winning Screenwriter, Film, commercial and Music video director
Despite popular belief that her fame is a mere result of her father's influence, Ayako has earned attention in her own right from a young age, and has since proven her unique talents in both acting and writing.
At age 12, Ayako's looks and martial arts skills enabled her to win the Asian Beauty Contest, held in commemoration of the Japanese release of the film Police Story 3. Police Story 3 Supercop ( also known as Supercop in North America, is a 1992 Hong Kong action - Comedy
At age 13 she became the 6th girl to lead the prestigious Mitsui ReHouse advertising campaign. This sparked off her career as a model, featuring regularly in magazines and television commecials.
An avid fan of film, she made her screen debut and appeared in the sequels of the Heisei Gamera (1995-1999) series, after a chance meeting at a film festival with director Shusuke Kaneko. In the context of Japanese monster cinema ( daikaiju Eiga) the Heisei Era refers not to the current era in Japan but to all daikaiju eiga made Appearance Gamera's size rivals that of Toho 's own Kaiju, Godzilla. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) is a Japanese Film director. Kaneko directed one very well received Godzilla film titled Godzilla Mothra & King Ghidorah Giant Monsters All-Out Attack She worked again with him on an episode he directed of Ultraman Max. was a new Ultraman show which started airing on 7 July 2005, and produced by Tsuburaya Productions and Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Co
After spending a few teenage years in Los Angeles studying acting and English, Ayako began to write for the Japanese magazine Roadshow. Her literary skills became more evident with the publication of her coupled novellas Touhimu (Flee-Dream) and Yakeinu (Burnt Dog). The former is often incorrectly referred to as semi-biographical, though it is a completely fictional story of a young suicidal girl trying to make sense of life, death, family, and love. The latter is the story of the relationship between a man and the girl he has raised in his cellar.
Ayako has since established herself as an accomplished writer in Japan of both fiction and non-fiction, regularly contributing essays and short stories to various national publications.
After returning to Japan, Ayako co-adapted Touhimu (Flee-Dream) into the film Shiki-Jitsu (2000) with writer and director Hideaki Anno, of Evangelion and Love & Pop fame. Shiki-Jitsu (式日 ( 2000) is Hideaki Anno 's second Live-action film born 22 May 1960 in Ube Yamaguchi, Japan, is a Japanese animation and film director. Love & Pop (ラブ&ポップ Rabu & Poppu) is director Hideaki Anno 's first live action film an adaptation of Ryu Murakami 's novel Topaz She also stars in the title role. Being the first non-animated feature released by Studio Ghibli (under the Studio Kajino label), Shiki-Jitsu won the Artistic Award at the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival, was officially invited to the Hong Kong International Film Festival, and co-stars Swallowtail Butterfly director Shunji Iwai. is a Japanese Animation Film studio, and previously was a subsidiary of Tokuma Shoten. Studio Kajino is a subsidiary of Japanese production company Studio Ghibli. Shiki-Jitsu (式日 ( 2000) is Hideaki Anno 's second Live-action film Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF is a Film festival established in 1985 The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF is an annual event first held in 1977. Swallowtail (スワロウテイル Suwarōteiru) also known as Swallowtail Butterfly or Yentown, is a 1996 Movie Shunji Iwai (岩井俊二 Iwai Shunji, born January 24 1963 in Sendai, Japan, Miyagi prefecture)
Ayako has also displayed musical talent, being a member of the band Father's Girls, and in 2006 she directed a short drama for TV Tokyo's Drama Factory program. is a TV station based in Tokyo, Japan. It is also known as, a Portmanteau of "terebi" and "Tokyo Being raised in Osaka, which is commonly referred to as the comedy capital of Japan, she is also reknowned for her keen sense of humor.
Despite being relatively unknown to non-Japanese audiences, she has also been featured in the French film Sansa (2003).
She is currently busy writing her next novels.