Born In: Canada
Momona Tamada is a Canadian child actress. She has garnered widespread recognition for portraying Claudia Kishi in the Netflix series, The Baby-Sitters Club, and Erica in the Netflix film, The Main Event. A native of Vancouver, Tamada developed an interest in acting quite early in her life. In 2019, she made her screen debut in the Prime Video series The Boys. The Main Event is the first film of her still fledging career in the industry. Despite this, she has been able to draw the attention of critics and audience alike with her successive memorable performances and is hailed as one of the most promising young thespians of today.
Momona Tamada was born on September 28, 2006, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Her parents are Japanese immigrants. According to her IMDb page, her first name, “Momona”, means “hundreds of beaches” in Japanese, a reference to Vancouver.
Apart from acting, she is passionate about dancing. Having started dancing when she was four years old, she has won a number of awards for it. She recently danced at the British Columbia Summer Games Opening Ceremony and with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
Tamada is bilingual. She is fluent in both English and Japanese.
Momona Tamada was 12 years old when she appeared in the episode, The Innocents, of the first season of The Boys, playing a minor role credited as Young the Female. In the same year, she guest-starred in a season-two episode of The Terror, the AMC series inspired by author Dan Simmons's 2007 novel of the same name.
In March 2020, it was announced that Momona Tamada had joined the cast of the upcoming Netflix show based on children’s fiction writer Ann M. Martin’s award-winning book series, The Baby-Sitters Club. The show was made available on Netflix on July 3, 2020. Tamada’s character, Claudia Kishi, is a popular girl at her school, who serves as the vice-president of the titular club. She is Japanese-American, though unlike her real-life counterpart, she can’t speak a word in Japanese.
She portrayed the younger version of the protagonist Lara Jean (Lana Condor) in the web film To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, which is a sequel to the 2018 movie To All the Boys I've Loved Before, and is slated to return in the third instalment in the series, To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean. The movies are based on author Jenny Han’s trilogy of novels that came out between 2014 and 2017.
She will also appear in another Netflix film, A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting. This is the second project after The Baby-Sitters Club in which she is playing a babysitter.
Momona Tamada has done some modelling works as well. She has been part of the Ivivva campaign for Canadian athletic wear brand Lululemon.
Momona Tamada has mentioned baking and cake decorating as two of her most favourite activities whenever she is free.
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