Yuriko Yoshitaka is a Japanese actress born July 22, 1988. She began her career with the lead role in the live-action adaptation of Hitomi Kanehara’s award-winning novel Snakes and Earrings in 2007. Portraying Lui, a teenager whose life goes into a downward spiral after meeting a forked-tongued and tattooed girl called Ama. In this movie Yuriko Yoshitaka also appeared nude and the Japanese public noticed her, who allow her to acquire visibility.
After that breakthrough role Yuriko Yoshitaka began to receive more work in 2008 as she appeared in Flow’s music video “Arigatō“, in the comedy drama Konno-san to Asobo and took up the lead role in the film Yubae Shōjo. In 2009, Yoshitaka was given the role of the suicidal Kairi Hayakawa in the romantic-comedy drama Love Shuffle. Later in the year, she portrayed Yūki Matsunagain the police drama Tokyo Dogs with Shun Oguri and Hiro Mizushima as her co-stars.
She played Tae Kojima in the two-part 2011 live-action adaptation of the sci-fi and action manga Gantz. From March 31, 2014 to September 27, 2014 she portrayed Hanako Muraoka (1893–1968) in Hanako to Anne, a Japanese television drama series broadcast on NHK. In 2017 she will appear in the TV drama Tokyo Tarareba Musume with the lead role of Rinko Kamata and in the movie Yurigokoro, where she plays Misako.