|Field||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||15 November 1958, Iwate Prefecture, Japan|
Rika Miura (三浦リカ, Miura Rika, born November 15, 1958) is a Japanese actress. She was born in Iwaizumi, Iwate and moved to Saitama Prefecture as a child. She graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan Yoyogi High School.
Rika earned money as a child model, and made her debut in television commercials advertising Kirin Lemon, a soft drink, in 1974, as the product's fourth image girl. Her first lead role was in Sachiko no Shiawase Since then, Rika has appeared eight times as a guest star on the jidaigeki Mito Kōmon, more than any other woman. Other jidaigeki appearances include Tōyama no Kin-san, two versions of the Hissatsu series, Shadow Warriors and -IV, the live-action show Sabu to Ichi Torimono Hikae, Abarenbō Shōgun, and Ōoka Echizen. She has also had roles in modern and fantasy drama including G-Men '75 and '82, the lead actress in the tokusatsu version of Spider-Man, Battle Fever J, and the 1985 television show Toki o Kakeru Shōjo. A celebrity, Rika has appeared on variety and travel programs too. In addition to film and television, she has acted on stage.
Rika's older sister, Mayumi Miura, is also an actress. Rika is married to actor Daijirō Tsutsumi, who regularly portrays the shōgun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi on Mito Kōmon.
This article incorporates material translated from 三浦リカ (Miura Rika) in the Japanese Wikipedia, retrieved on August 8, 2008.