Haruka Ayase (born March 24, 1985), is a Japanese actress, gravure idol, singer, and model. She has gained attention for her role in the 2004 dorama Sekai no Chuushin de, Ai wo Sakebu.
In 2000, she successfully passed the 25th Horipro Talent Scout Caravan audition. She first achieved widespread recognition for her starring roles in the short film Justice; in 2004 she rose to stardom as Aki in the TV series Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World.
On March 24, 2006 she released her first single, titled “Period” (ピリオド Periodo), the lyrics of which were written by Kaori Mochida from Every Little Thing and Takeshi Kobayashi. Kobayashi also composed and arranged the music, as well as producing the single.
She has also released two photo books: Birth in 2001 and Heroine in 2004.
Official Website: http://horipro.co.jp/talent/PF061/
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