Harumi Inoue is an actress, model and accomplished swimmer.
She has a younger sister, Mami Inoue, who is also pursuing a similar career. Also, a younger brother, Eiki Kitamura, with whom she performed alongside in Rock Musical Bleach. Because of her spontaneity, poise and effortless abilities in front of a camera, there are also various DVDs, books and calendars dedicated to her image to be found in her native Japan. She has released pop singles. She was the character "Hiromi Ueda" in the 1995 TV series Kimi To Deatte Kara.
Asakusa Kid is based on a semi-autobiographical book of the same name by the avant-garde comedian Takeshi Kitano.
Inoue graduated from Shinjuku Yamabuki High School in Tokyo.