Hara’s first film role was with Yukie Nakama and Hideaki Ito in the 2001 film Love Song. In the same year, she appeared with Yuko Takeuchi and SMAP leader Masahiro Nakai in the TV medical drama, Shiroi Kage.
In 2002, she had to learn sign language to prepare for her role as a deaf-mute in Shiawase no Shippo. Hara was then cast as Miyuki Kobayakawa in the live action version of Taiho Shichauzo. In 2005 she was cast alongside Yuki Amami and Mirai Shida in the dark grade school drama, Jyoou no Kyoushitsu.
In 2005 alone, she appeared in five films, including Hinokio and Semishigure. She made her first voice acting performance in the critically acclaimed Japanese animated film, Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo in 2006. Her latest film, Postman was released in theaters on March 22, 2008.
She usually appears in TV drama specials, variety shows and cultural events. She also remains active as endorser. Aside from co-starring with Abe Hiroshi in Sekisuiheim commercials, she is also doing promotional work for energy drink Lipovitan Fine (with Shun Oguri).
On April 25, 2007, NHK announced that Hara would be part of its 77th Asadora, Chiritotechin. Hara’s role as freelance writer Natsuko Ogata in Chiritotechin was her first in a morning drama, and her longest, as the series ran for 151 episodes from October 1, 2007 to March 29, 2008.
Her most recent prominent role in a TV drama was as lawyer Taeko Ijima in the second season of the revived TV Asahi drama, Shichinin no Onna Bengoshi. The 11-episode series was aired from April 10 to June 19, 2008.
|2005||Mail de Todoita Monogatari|
|Madamada Abunai Deka||Ryoko Misaki|
|2006||Toki wo kakeru Shoujo||Kazuko Yoshiyama (voice)|
|2007||Smile Seiya no Kiseki||actress (cameo)|
|1997||Beach Boys||Hazuki Terao||Fuji TV|
|Eve ~Santa Claus Dreaming||Fuji TV|
|Odoru daisosasen - Nenmatsu tokubetsu keikai Special||Fuji TV|
|1998||With Love||Midori||Fuji TV|
|Sekai de Ichiban Papa ga Suki||Fuji TV|
|1999||Omizu no Hanamichi||Aya||Fuji TV|
|Out ~ Tsumatachi no Hanzai||Yayoi Yamamoto||Fuji TV|
|2000||Cinderella wa Nemuranai||Yoko Hashimoto||NTV|
|Ai wo Kudasai||Shindo||Fuji TV|
|2001||Shiroi Kage||Mikiko Gyoda||TBS|
|Shin Omizu no Hanamichi||Aya||Fuji TV|
|Sekai de Ichiban Atsui Natsu||Ryoko Enomoto||TBS|
|Shitto no Kaori||- (ep6-)||TV Asahi|
|2002||Shiawase No Shippo||Syouko Kayano||TBS|
|Taiho Shichauzo||Miyuki Kobayakawa||TV Asahi|
|2003||Shiroi Kage SP||Mikiko Gyoda||TBS|
|Diamond Girl||Shiori Sonoda||Fuji TV|
|Hakusen Nagashi ~25-sai||Misato Yoshikawa||Fuji TV|
|Yume miru Budou||NHK|
|2004||Denchi ga Kireru Made||Wakaba Mizushima||TV Asahi|
|Water Boys 2||Kiwako Ashikawa (ep10-12)||Fuji TV|
|Order Made ~Shiawase Iro no Shinshi Fuku Mise~||- (eps2-3)||NHK|
|2005||Jyoou no Kyoushitsu||Shiori Tendo||NTV|
|Hakusen Nagashi ~Yume Miru Goro wo Sugitemo||Misato Yoshikawa||Fuji TV|
|Aibou 4||Hana Sugishita (ep16)||TV Asahi|
|2006||Tsugaru Kaikyo Mystery Koro||- (Part 5)||Fuji TV|
|Shichinin no Onna Bengoshi||Taeko Ijima||TV Asahi|
|Kaigo Etoile||Yoko Baba||NHK|
|Isshou Wasurenai Monogatari||Madoka Taniguchi||TV Asahi|
|Kamisama Kara Hitokoto||Yuri Shishido||WOWOW|
|2007||Saga no Gabai-baachan||Fuji TV|
|Hissatsu Shigotonin 2007||Kaoru||TV Asahi|
|Ten to Sen||Otoki||TV Asahi|
|2008||Shichinin no Onna bengoshi 2||Taeko Ijima||TV Asahi|
|Shokatsu Keiji 4||Fuji TV|
|Hitmaker Aku Yu Monogatari||NTV|
|Saigo no Senpan||NHK|
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