is an award-winning Japanese teen actress
. Besides acting, she is also attending school and has a variety of hobbies including classical ballet, Japanese tea ceremony
, rollerblading, snowboarding, playing the piano, and skiing. She is represented by CATAMARAN.
Ohgo began acting in 2000 age of seven, when she joined Sunflower (Himawari), a theatrical company. She debuted with the company at the Meiji-za
in Story of a National Thief
In early 2005, Ohgo debuted in her first major film, , directed by Isao Yukisada
, with the well known actor Ken Watanabe
, where she played the role of Tae Komatsubara. In December 2005, she debuted in Hollywood
with Memoirs of a Geisha
, directed by Rob Marshall
, where she played the child version of the main protagonist Nitta Sayuri (the adult version is played by Chinese
actress Zhang Ziyi
). As a child, however, she is called Sakamoto Chiyo instead of Sayuri. During the same year, she also won the Japan Film Critics Award for Best Newcomer.
In 2006, Ohgo also starred in , which was released in June 2006 and is set during World War I
, where she plays a girl of mixed German-Japanese heritage trying to find her German father who may be held there.
In 2008, she began lending her voice to anime in Michiko to Hatchin
as Hana (AKA: "Hatchin").