|When Maiko Ito was a young girl, she was just an ordinary
high school student. One day, her friend sent Maiko's portrait picture
to a popular magazine publisher to let her enter its beauty pageant.
Maiko did not expect her friend to send the portrait; however, Maiko was
one of the finalists and then selected Queen.
After that, Maiko was scouted by a talent agent, and she was featured in the main cast of a TV drama series. It was extremely successful with Maiko becoming one of the most popular actresses in Japan.
Recently, she can be seen working on TV dramas, movies, theater, etc. Her latest work is being the main cast of the Japanese longest running (38 years) TV drama called "Junior High School Student's Diary". She is featured as a science teacher at the Junior High School. The episode is based on an actual story contributed by real junior high school students.
Born on August 18, 1964. Has two older brothers. Birthplace is Nagoya, Japan.
Hobby: Watching movies, Reading books, Walking with her Golden Retriever "Atom", Traveling, etc.
Favorite Actor: Robert De Niro
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