Name: Kitano Kie / Kitano Kii
Profession: Actress and singer
Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Star sign: Pieces
Blood type: O
Talent agency: Foster
Kie Kitano is a singer, gravure idol and an actress in Japan. She is signed with the Foster agency.
Kitano is a former member of the celebrity girls futsal team Miss Magazine. In 2005, Kitano won a Miss Magazine Award, becoming the youngest (age 14) to receive that award.
In 2007, Kitano was chosen for the first time star in the drama Life. To properly portray her character, Kitano saved up and bought every volume of the manga on which the drama is based. With Kofuku no Shokutaku, she has won 31st Japan Academy Award in the New Actor category. In February 2008, she has also won the 29th Yokohama Film Festival with the same film.
After acting in Life and Kofuku no Shokutaku, she was chosen to appear in the promotional video for the single released on October 10, 2007 by Little. Between December 2007 and January 2008, she was chosen as the third cheering manager for Japan's High School Soccer Tournament, following Maki Horikita and Yui Aragaki.