Born : October 6, 1988 Tokyo, Japan
Occupation : Actress
Maki Horikita 堀北 真希 Horikita Maki?, born October 6, 1988 is a Japanese actress. She debuted in 2003 as a U-15 idol and has since starred in Japanese television dramas, television and magazine advertisements, and movies. Horikita's roles include the shy student Nobuko "Nobuta" Kotani in Nobuta wo Produce, the righteous law student Tsurara Yoshikawa in Kurosagi, and the crossdressing sports fan Mizuki Ashiya in Hanazakari no Kimitachi e.
Maki Horikita was born on October 6, 1988 in Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan. Horikita is the eldest of three daughters, she has two younger sisters. Known to be boyish in her childhood, Horikita enjoyed playing basketball and baseball as well as mock games of Dragon Ball Z with boys. Despite her boyishness, Horikita looked up to her mother. This was revealed when she appeared in an episode of KAT-TUN's now-defunct variety show Cartoon KAT-TUN where she mentioned that she liked imitating her mother when she was younger.
In junior high school, Horikita served as the vice-president of the student council and the vice-captain of the basketball club. In class, she was dubbed "The Boss of 3-C” in recognition of her status as the class representative. As she became more active in the entertainment industry, she put her club and council activities on hold. Being unable to meet her many commitments, she finally withdrew from her extracurricular activities, concentrating solely on completing her high school education and developing her career in show business.
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