Momona Tamada, 17, is an actress of Japanese descent who is acclaimed for The Baby Sitter Club(2020), To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020), and The Main Event (2020).
Aside from enjoying acclaim for her screen roles, the Canadian-born has versatile skills which include dancing and creating content on social media sites like Tiktok.
Who Is Momona Tamada?
She is an actress born on September 28, 2006, in Vancouver Canada. Momona’s parents are Japanese immigrants who moved to Canada earlier on.
As to other members of her family, Momona has a brother named Hiro Tamada. Despite being born in another country, her parents instilled Japanese ideas of respect in her while she was growing up. Also, her strong sense of cultural identity is seen in her ability to speak both English and Japanese.
Thus, she lives her life with a strong value attached to the things around her whether it is people or her house and work.
She Started Dancing At the Age of Four
Momona started showcasing her talent at quite a tender age. At age four, she delved into entertainment to compete in dance competitions.
She danced at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and at the B.C. Summer Games Opening Ceremonies.
Aside from this, Momona appeared in the TV series Gabby Duran & The Unsittables as a dancer in 2020.
In fact, when her agency first auditioned her, it was for the part of a dancer. Thankfully, she ended up being chosen among 200 other participants who had turned up for the audition.
The performer gave a good presentation that later landed her a role in her earliest screen roles.
She has also Modeled in the Past
Aside from starting as a dancer, Momona has experience as a model. She did commercial modeling for the Ivivva campaign for the athletic brand, lululemon, one of the biggest in Canada.
While the company name was made to attract Japanese consumers, it was a play on how they could not pronounce the letter ‘L’.
Away from the commercial, Momona is described as a fashionable person.
Momona Tamada Became Famous for The Baby-Sitters Club
As stated earlier, she launched her career as a dancer, yet she made her screen debut in 2018 when she was only 11 years old.
Even at this, her career breakout as an actress was in The Baby-Sitters Club reboot in 2020.
The Vancouver native’s role as Claudia Kishi is her The Baby-Sister Club as she added color to the interesting story of a group of friends who started a babysitting company. The movie is based on the novel by Ann M. Martins, The Baby-Sitters Club.
So far, she has also appeared in the second season of the Netflix series to reprise her role. Sadly, Momona will not be seen in the third season of The Babysitters Club since there will not be another release. The reason per reports is that the second series failed to get good ratings despite enjoying great reviews from fans.
More to her career and a name that means hundred of beaches, it is not surprising that she has brought to life her translation of roles into All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You as Lara Jean and the lead role in The Main Event among many others.
The 17 Years Old Switched to Online School Due to her Acting Career
Since her role in The Baby-Sitters Club, Momona had to make new changes to her life. For instance, she had to stop attending a regular school but this did not mean she quit education completely.
Moreso, the law frowns against the education of child actors being disrupted. Thus, they have to continue their education whether through public, private, or homeschooling channels.
As such, the rising actress, Momona has continued her studies through an online school. Like her, there are many child actors and entertainers in Hollywood who are known to have gone through a similar process.
While many now use the online option, there are some that had to be homeschooled or given lessons by private tutors. Other celebrities that left regular schooling to concentrate on their careers include Elle Fanning, Justin Bieber, and Hillary Duff.
The Actress and Dancer is a Social Media Creator
Having proven how versatile she is, Momona is also a creator on Tiktok and Instagram with many followers. For now, the content she shares on her channel is filled with humor while she features others.
Aside from this, she also enjoys baking and decorating cakes. She shared a picture of making her sixteenth birthday cake via her Instagram page in September 2022.
Momona Tamada Net Worth
The 5 ft 0-inch dancer cum actress and influencer is quoted to have a net worth of $700 by many sources. However, Momona has not verified this.
Per TMZ reports of the earnings of the top actors in The Babysitters Club, each actress is paid $15,000 in their minor contracts. Since she is one of the outstanding characters, it is likely that she also gets paid an amount within the range.
Considering how fast her career is growing, the Canadian-born likely has such a net worth.