Shota Matsuda (
Shota Matsuda was born on September 10, 1985 in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan to Japanese actors, Yusaku and Miyuki Matsuda. Matsuda has an older brother, the actor Ryuhei Matsuda (born 1983), a younger sister, Yuki (born 1988), who debuted as a musician in 2015, and an older half-sister from his father's previous marriage. His father died on November 6, 1989 from bladder cancer, when Matsuda was four years old.
Matsuda debuted in 2005 on TBS's Yankee Bokou ni Kaeru. He went on to costar in Hana Yori Dango as Sojiro Nishikado the same year. In 2006, Matsuda made his film debut in Yoki na Gang ga Chikyu o Mawasu. The following year, Matsuda costarred in Hana Yori Dango Returns and Liar Game. He went on to appear in Hana Yori Dango Final (2008), Liar Game: Season 2 (2009), and Liar Game: The Final Stage (2010).
|2005||Yankee Bokou ni Kaeru||Noriyuki Takahashi|
|Hana Yori Dango||Sojiro Nishikado|
|2006||Aru Ai no Uta||Takumi Nanase|
|Top Caster||Shunpei Iga|
|2007||Hana Yori Dango Returns||Sojiro Nishikado|
|Liar Game||Shinichi Akiyama|
|Bara no nai Hanaya||Naoya Kudo|
|2009||Love Shuffle||Ojiro Sera|
|Meitantei no Okite||Daigoro Tenkaichi|
|Liar Game: Season 2||Shinichi Akiyama|
|2010||Tsuki no Koibito||Kazami Sai|
|2011||Don Quixote||Masataka Shirota|
|2012||Taira no Kiyomori||Emperor Go-Shirakawa|
|2013||Sennyu Tantei Tokage||Toru Oribe|
|Clinic on the Sea||Sezaki Kota|
|2014||Musashi Miyamoto||Seijuro Yoshioka|
|2015||Koko ni Aru Shiawase||Hiroyuki Tachikawa|
|2016||Dias Police: Ihou Keisatsu||Saki Kubozuka|
|2006||Yoki na Gang ga Chikyu o Mawasu||Koun|
|A Long Walk||Wataru|
|2008||Hana Yori Dango Final||Sojiro Nishikado|
|2009||Soul Red: Matsuda Yusaku||himself|
|2010||Liar Game: The Final Stage||Shinichi Akiyama|
|Kenta to Jun to Kayo-chan no Kuni||Kenta|
|2011||Smuggler: Omae no Mirai wo Hakobe||Policeman|
|2012||Afro Tanaka||Hiroshi Tanaka|
|Liar Game: Reborn||Shinichi Akiyama|
|2014||Sweet Poolside||Mitsuhiko Oota|
|2016||Over Fence||Kazuhisa Daishima|
|Dias Police||Saki Kubozuka|
- Matsuda appeared in Tsuki no Koibito and Musashi Miyamoto with Takuya Kimura, who voiced Rui Hanazawa in the drama CDs.
- He starred in Don Quixote with Yuki Uchida, Tsukushi Makino in the 1995 film.
- Koji Yamamoto and Naohito Fujiki, who both portrayed Rui Hanazawa, appeared in Taira no Kiyomori with Matsuda.