|Agent||Avex Management, Inc.|
|Spouse(s)||Seiji Hattori (1982-1987)|
Sanma Akashiya (1988-1992)
Shinobu Otake (大竹 しのぶ, Ōtake Shinobu, born 17 July 1957) is a Japanese actress. She has won three Japanese Academy Awards: the 2000 Best Actress award for Railroad Man, and the 1979 awards for both Best Actress (The Incident) and Best Supporting Actress (Seishoku no ishibumi). She also won the award for best actress at the 12th Hochi Film Award for Eien no 1/2. At the 25th Moscow International Film Festival she won the award for Best Actress for her role in Owl. She has received a total of 12 nominations.
She was the favoured lead actress of director Kaneto Shindo after his previous lead actress, Nobuko Otowa, died in 1994, and featured in several of his films from A Last Note in 1995 to Postcard in 2011.
Otake has also acted on the stage.
Otake was born and grew up mostly in Tokyo. In 1982 she married Seiji Hattori, a Tokyo Broadcasting director who died in 1987. One year later, Otake married Akashiya Sanma, but got divorced in 1992. In the early 1990s Otake lived with playwright Hideki Noda.
Otake has two children, Nichika, a son by Hattori and Imaru, a daughter by Sanma. After her divorce she kept custody.
|1975||The Gate of Youth||Orie Maki||Kirio Urayama|
|1976||The Human Revolution 2||Nobuko||Toshio Masuda|
|1977||The Gate of Youth Part 2||Orie Maki||Kirio Urayama|
|Tora-san Plays Cupid||Yoji Yamada|
|1978||The Demon||Yoshitarō Nomura|
|The Incident||Yoshitarō Nomura|
|Seishoku no ishibumi||Shirō Moritani|
|1979||Nomugi Pass||Mine Masai||Satsuo Yamamoto||Lead|
|Oh, My son!||Keisuke Kinoshita|
|1980||Twelve Months||Anja (voice)||Kimio Yabuki||Lead|
|1983||Children of Nagasaki||Keisuke Kinoshita|
|1984||Mahjong Hōrōki||Makoto Wada|
|1985||Family Without a Dinner Table||Masaki Kobayashi|
|1986||Beyond the Shining Sea||Toshiya Fujita|
|1987||Eien no 1/2||Kichitaro Negishi||Lead|
|1992||Original Sin||Nami Tsuchiya||Takashi Ishii||Lead|
|1993||Rex: A Dinosaur's Story||Haruki Kadokawa|
|1996||Five Women||Takashi Ishii|
|1998||Gakko III: The New Voyage||Yoji Yamada|
|1999||Railroad Man||Shizue Satō||Yasuo Furuhata|
|The Black House||Yoshimitsu Morita|
|Will to Live||Kaneto Shindo|
|2003||Like Asura||Yoshimitsu Morita||Lead|
|2004||Otakus in Love||Suzuki Matsuo|
|Into the Faraway Sky||Isao Yukisada|
|Welcome to the Quiet Room||Nishino||Suzuki Matsuo|
|2010||My Darling is a Foreigner||Kazuaki Ue|
|Arrietty||Homily (voice)||Hiromasa Yonebayashi|
|Surely Someday||Shun Oguri|
|Here Comes the Bride, My Mom!||Yōko Morii||Mipo O||Lead|
|2013||Before the Vigil||Isao Yukisada|
|Leaving on the 15th Spring||Yasuhiro Yoshida|
|The Wind Rises||Mrs. Kurokawa (voice)||Hayao Miyazaki|
|2015||The Mourner||Yukihiko Tsutsumi|
|Pieta in the Toilet||Daishi Matsunaga|
|Our Little Sister||Hirokazu Kore-eda|
|Galaxy Turnpike||Kōki Mitani|
|2016||Black Widow Business||Sayoko Takeuchi||Yasuo Tsuruhashi||Lead|
|Sanada 10 Braves||Yodo-dono||Yukihiko Tsutsumi|
|2017||Mary and the Witch's Flower||Charlotte (voice)||Hiromasa Yonebayashi|
|2018||Flea-picking Samurai||Osuzu||Yasuo Tsuruhashi|
|2021||Nikuko of the Fishing Harbor||Nikuko (voice)||Ayumu Watanabe||Lead|||
|1975||Mizuiro no Toki||Tomoko Matsumiya||NHK||Lead, Asadora|
|Taiyō ni Hoero!||Yōko Hamada||NTV||Ep. 276|
|1980||Shishi no Jidai||Chiyo||NHK||Taiga drama|
|1983||Tokugawa Ieyasu||Odai no Kata||NHK||Taiga drama|
|1986||Seven Men and Women, Summer Story||Momoko Kanzaki||TBS|
|1987||Seven Men and Women, Autumn Story||Momoko Kanzaki||TBS|
|1994||The Misery of Others is as Sweet as Honey||Mayuko Kurebayashi||TBS||Lead|
|1999||Genroku Ryōran||Riku||NHK||Taiga drama|
|2017||I'm Sorry, I Love You||Reiko Hyūga||TBS|
|2019||Idaten||Ikue Ikebe||NHK||Taiga drama|
- Medal with Purple Ribbon (2011)
- 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
- "25th Moscow International Film Festival (2003)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 3 April 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
- Shindo, Kaneto (2012). Nagase, Hiroko (ed.). 100 sai no ryugi [The Centenarian's Way] (in Japanese). PHP. ISBN 978-4-569-80434-7.
- "大竹しのぶ、明石家さんま企画・プロデュースの映画に声優出演「漁港の肉子ちゃん」主人公役". eiga.com. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
- "「らくらくスマートフォン」20日予約開始、大竹しのぶがミニスカ登場". 17 July 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2013.