|Birth place||Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan|
|Birth date||August 22, 1986|
|Occupation(s)||Actor, Model (formerly)|
|First Works||Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon|
|Notable Work(s)||Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Mop Girl|
|Films(s)||The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift|
Kitagawa was an exclusive model for the Japanese Seventeen magazine from late 2003 to mid-2006, and left modeling when she left the magazine. Her first acting role was Sailor Mars in the Sailor Moon live action show Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (2003-4), and after her role in the film Mamiya Kyōdai, she left modeling to concentrate on acting.
She has appeared in several films, including The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) and Handsome Suit (2008), and has played leading roles in the TV Dramas Mop Girl (2007), Homeroom on the Beachside (2008), Buzzer Beat (2009, Lady Saigo no Hanzai Profile (2011) and "Akumu-chan" (2012).