Born : April 1, 1989 Osaka, Japan
Occupation : Actress, model, gravure idol, singer
Yumi Sugimoto 杉本 有美 Sugimoto Yumi?, born April 1, 1989 is a Japanese model, actress, gravure idol and soloist under Hello! Project. Sugimoto began her career in modeling during elementary school, when she was chosen in a Grand-Prix semi-audition for the girls manga magazine Ribon.
In July 2007 she received her first lead role in TV Tokyo's late TV drama series Boys Esté. Her latest role is Miu Sutō/Go-on Silver in the 2008 TV Asahi's tokusatsu series Engine Sentai Go-onger. She stars also in Mutant Girls Squad under the direction from Tak Sakaguchi, Noburu Iguchi and Yoshihiro Nishimura.
Aside from singing character portrayal songs in Engine Sentai Go-onger, Sugimoto has expressed an interest in producing music. She released her debut single under Hello! Project, "Harukoi", composed by Tomosuke Funaki,produced by Tsunku on February 17, 2010.
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