Actress Kichise Michiko (35) announced on her blog today that she got married on Christmas Day. She said she met her husband, a 45-year-old entrepreneur who works both in Japan and overseas, about five years ago when she was considering a career change from modeling to acting. Standing 167cm tall, Kichise was scouted by a modeling agency while working at a cafe in her hometown of Asakura in Fukuoka Prefecture. She moved to Tokyo at the age of 20, where she landed regular work for fashion magazines and in TV commercials. The last few years have seen her win accolades for her TV appearances in such dramas as “Liar Game” (2007) and “Bloody Monday” (2008). She landed her first leading role in the NTV drama “Mousou Shimai” in early 2009.