Masami Nagasawa is a Japanese actress under Toho Entertainment. She has performed in many famous movies and television dramas including Crying out Love, In the Center of the World, Dragon Zakura and Proposal Daisakusen. She graduated from Horikoshi High School in 2006. She is also known as “Ma-chan” or as Yamashita Tomohisa calls her “Maa-tan”. On her radio show, she introduces herself as “Gasawa,” a nickname chosen by fans. In 2000, she auditioned in the 5th (Year 2000) Toho “Cinderella” Contest at the age of 12, and emerged as the youngest winner ever out of a total contestant pool of 35,153 individuals.