10 Of The Outstanding Japanese-American Celebrities

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Japan is well-known for its incredible artworks in the creation of popular animes series that is well-known across the world. Aside from anime, Japan is also famous for its landmarks, which are most people’s reasons for visiting the country. In fact, Japan has previously been used as a filming location for movies such as “The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift.”

Furthermore, Japan also developed remarkable artists who are gradually accumulating prominence for their roles in various American films. The following list introduces Japanese-American actors and actresses who have displayed exceptional talent:

#10: Masi Oka

Masayori “Masi” Oka is a Japanese-American actor, film producer, and digital effects artist who earned international fame for his roles as Hiro Nakamura in NBC’s “Heroes” and Doctor Max Bergman in CBS’s “Hawaii Five-0.”

Masi Oka’s Early Life

Masayori Oka was born in Tokyo, Japan, on December 27, 1974. After his parents divorced a month after he was born, he was then raised by his mother, Setsuko Oka, alone in a single-parent household.

Masi was born and lived his first five years of life in Japan, where at the age of five, he took an I.Q. test and received a score of 189. Thus, Setsuko decided to go to the U.S. because she thought his brilliance would be better developed there than in Japan.

He started his early schooling in Los Angeles at the Mirman School, a facility for talented kids. He then made an appearance on “Child’s Play” on CBS at the age of 8, and four years later, he was featured on the cover of Time Magazine with the title “Those Asian-American Whiz Kids.”

He enrolled in the independent, co-ed Harvard-Westlake School for his secondary studies, receiving his diploma in 1992. Before enrolling at Brown University in Rhode Island to pursue a computer science and mathematics degree, he previously worked as an English, Spanish, and Japanese interpreter at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Masi Oka’s Early Role

Before Masi Oka pursued being an actor, he first became a digital effect artist. He joined Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) as a digital artist after he graduated from Brown University, earning B.S. in computer science and mathematics.

Masi’s first big project was to co-create a computer program to make water effects, featured in A Perfect Storm,” bringing waves crashing down on the commercial fishing boat. He also worked on the “Star Wars” trilogy, shattering a million asteroids.

The “Mighty Young Joe,” “Mission to Mars,” “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,” “Hulk,” “War of the Worlds,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” were among his other notable projects.

While working at ILM, he began taking acting training, focusing on comedy, and soon decided to give a try at acting before it was too late. He became a member of the Screen Actors Guild in 2000 after participating in industry films.

Nonetheless, despite his minor roles in his acting career, Masi considered quitting; however, after his management got a pilot, everything changed greatly. For a role in the science fiction television drama series “Heroes,” they needed someone fluent in Japanese, had a comedic background, and who had worked on American television, to which role fitted Masi.

Oka quickly rose to prominence, starring in sixty-six episodes of the series and garnering multiple awards and nominations for his performance. Furthermore, he continued to work in other films, making several guest appearances.

#9: Yuji Okumoto

Yuji Don Okumoto is a Japanese-American actor, producer, and Eagle Scout. He is well recognized for his intimidating film portrayals, primarily as villains, such as Chozen Toguchi in “The Karate Kid Part II,” “Inception,” and “Johnny Tsunami.”

Yuji Okumoto’s Early Life

Yuji Don Okumoto, a third-generation Japanese American, was born on April 20, 1959, in Los Angeles, California, USA. At the age of 13, he began his martial arts training in Chito-Ryu Karate.

He later studied Shotokan, Kajukenbo, and Judo. He then learned Yau Kung Moon, a southern style of Gung Fu. Furthermore, Okumoto went to Cal State Fullerton and Hollywood High School, where he played basketball and baseball and eventually turned his profession to acting.

In addition, Okumoto has worked with several theater groups, including the renowned East West Players, where he featured in the play Webster Street Blues.

Yuji Okumoto’s Early Role

Yuji Okumoto discovered acting when he was still a student and afterward started working with several theater companies in California. Then, he started working more frequently in television in the early ’90s, most notably as Art Nam on the evening soap “Knots Landing.”

In 1985, Yuji played Fenton in the comedy “Real Genius,” which was his first acting debut. Later the same year, in the movie “Better Off Dead,” he then played the Korean immigrant Yee Sook Ree.

However, his first notable screen role was actually in the popular sequel “The Karate Kid, Part II” as gang leader Chozen. Then, owing partly to his charisma and presence in the role, he played Shu Kai Kim, a young Korean imprisoned for a gangland crime, in the James Woods and Robert Downey Jr. legal-conspiracy thriller “True Believer.”

In the 2000s, Okumoto continued to balance minor roles in blockbuster films with television appearances, including one in the Michael Bay epic “Pearl Harbor” and others on sitcoms like “Just Shoot Me!” and one on the police procedural “Bones.”

Additionally, Yuji appeared in the sequel to “Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board” from 2007 and the 1999 Disney Channel original movie “Johnny Tsunami.” Yuji appeared in “The Crow: Wicked Prayer” and “Only the Brave” in 2005.

He also appeared in the 2010 suspense film “Inception.” His appearances in prime-time dramas were punctuated by supporting roles in some major Hollywood films, such as David Fincher’s mind-bending thriller “The Game” and Peter Weir’s comedy-drama “The Truman Show.”

#8: Mark Dacascos

Mark Alan Dacascos is an American actor, TV personality, and martial artist. “Brotherhood of the Wolf,” “Drive,” “Only the Strong,” “Cradle to the Grave,” “Only the Brave,” “Code Name: The Cleaner,” and “Nomad” are just a few of the movies he has acted in, along with being a martial artist.

Mark Dacascos’s Early Life

Mark Alan Dacascos was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 26, 1964. The Dacascos has a blend of Japanese, Filipino, Spanish, Irish, and Chinese ancestry; despite multiple ancestry mixes, he is only fluent in German and Mandarin.

His parents were both national champions in martial arts and also instructors. His father is Al Dacascos; he was from Hawaii and taught martial arts. His parents were of Chinese, Filipino, and Spanish descent and were born in the Philippines.

While his biological mother’s name is Moriko McVey-Murray, and she is of Irish and Japanese descent. On the other note, his stepmother is Malia Bernal, an award-winning martial artist.

He competed in gymnastics while attending Los Angeles Valley College. Additionally, he went to Portland State University in Oregon. He is skilled in Wun Hop Kuen Do, the martial art style of his father.

Dacascos has also learned Capoeira, Tai Chi, Wushu, Muay Thai, and Chin Na, giving him a martial arts record as diverse as his heritage.

Mark Dacascos’s Early Role

Mark Dacascos has acted in more than 40 feature films, including the haunting French movie “Brotherhood of the Wolf,” which was a box office hit, “Cradle to the Grave,” where he played Jett Li’s antagonist, and the cult classic action movie “Drive.”

Between the ages of 7 and 18, Dacascos won numerous karate and different forms of kung fu tournaments. At the start of 2005, January, he played “the Chairman” on the Food Network television series “Iron Chef America.” Dacascos’ character is portrayed as Takeshi Kaga’s nephew, even though the two actors are unrelated. Takeshi Kaga previously performed this role in the original “Japanese Iron Chef.”

In addition, he has played Mr. Giyera on the popular tv show “Agents of SHIELD,” Wo Fat in the hit CBS series “Hawaii 5-0,” and the lead of the series “The Crow.” Mark has made appearances in several tv programs, including “Chicago P.D.,” “Lucifer,” and the wildly successful Hallmark series “The Perfect Bride” and “The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells.”

On the popular ABC show “Dancing with the Stars,” he also had a turn on the dance floor, transforming his martial arts moves into dancing magic. Additionally, millions of people have loved seeing Mark in the wildly successful and well-liked web series “Mortal Kombat Legacy” and the global web series “The Way.”

#7: Merle Dandridge

Merle Dandridge is a Japanese-American actress, voice actress, and singer. She is most known for voicing in the video games “The Last of Us” and “The Last of Us Part II” and for her Broadway performances in shows including “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Spamalot,” “Rent,” and “Once on This Island.”

Merle Dandridge’s Early Life

Merle Dandridge was born in Okinawa, Japan, on May 31, 1975. Her mother is of Korean and Japanese descent, while his father is of African-American descent serving in the US Air Force.

Due to her father’s employment, Dandridge and her parents relocated back to the United States, where they initially resided at Beale Air Force Base in California. Later, they moved to Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska, where she spent the rest of her childhood.

After completing her high school education in Papillion, Nebraska, she received a full scholarship to attend the Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University in Chicago and earned a BFA in theatre.

Merle Dandridge’s Early Role

Merle Dandridge began her career by making an appearance in a Chicago theater show in 1994. She has earned further recognition for her roles as Marlene in “The Last of Us” and Alyx Vance in the critically acclaimed action game “Half-Life 2” and its sequels, Episode One and Episode Two.

She appeared as a guest on several shows, including “Drop Dead Diva,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Newsroom,” “NCIS,” and “24.” She was chosen for a regular role as Chief in the NBC drama series “Chicago Fire” in 2012; however, Eamonn Walker took her role after the pilot episode.

In 2014, Dandridge also played Rita Roosevelt in the recurring roles of the FX drama “Sons of Anarchy” and the short-lived teen drama “Star-Crossed” on The CW. She co-starred as Gwen Gaskin in the second season of the NBC medical drama “The Night Shift” in 2015.

In the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series “Greenleaf,” with Lynn Whitfield, Dandridge was cast in the leading role in 2015. As the estranged daughter of Greenleaf, she portrays Grace Greenleaf. For her first leading role in cinema, Dandridge has garnered favorable reviews.

#6: Keiko Agena

Keiko Agena is a Japanese-American actress. She is notable for her TV series in portraying roles in “Prodigal son” as Dr. Edrisa Tanaka, “Gilmore Girls” as Lane Kim, and “Better Call Saul.”

Keiko Agena’s Early Life

Keiko Agena was born on October 3, 1973, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Her parents are Japanese-American.

She spent her early years at Oahu’s Mid-Pacific Institute and spent one year majoring in acting at Whitman College.

Keiko Agena, who has been married to her longtime partner Shin Kawasaki, is also a mother. The couple was married on December 19, 2005, and celebrated their union in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Keiko Agena’s Early Role

Keiko Agena started her acting career at the age of 10. Since the early 1990s, she has portrayed many Asian-American roles in films and television.

Agena is a versatile actress who excels in minor character roles with a wide range of ages and ethnicities. In 2000, she started her most well-known role as 16-year-old Korean-American high school student Lane Kim on the popular TV show “Gilmore Girls” at the age of 27.

In “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” Agena also played Mearing’s Aide, with Frances McDormand portraying Mearing. She further had an appearance in three episodes of “Felicity” as Leila Foster.

She was honored with the Best Female Actor Ammy Award, given to Asian and Asian-American artists in film or television. Agena performed minor roles in several indie movies while the series was in production, most notably “The Perfect Party,” a comedy-drama about an Asian-American wedding.

Additionally, “Hair Show,” a comedy-drama with a beauty salon setting featuring comedian and actress Mo’Nique. Moreover, in the well-known Disney animated series “Kim Possible,” Agena also delivers the voice of the character Yori.

In addition to ER’s season 12 episode, she appeared as a guest star on “Private Practice,” “Castle,” and “Private Practice.” As an army private, she co-starred with Jessica Simpson in the movie “Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous.”

She performed in Santa Monica, California’s “No-No Boy” in 2010. Later, she played Dr. Cheng in an episode of “House.” She took part in two live tapings of the podcast “Gilmore Guys” while she was in Austin, Texas, for the “Gilmore Girls” reunion panel at the 2015 ATX Television Festival.

In the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” Agena plays a high school teacher. In 2015, a Verizon Wireless commercial called “Flipside Testimonials: Apartment” and a UnitedHealthcare commercial called “Pool Vault” were both featured by her.

#5: Ally Maki

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Ally Matsumura, better known as Ally Maki, is a multitalented American actress. Her most notable roles include playing Jess Kato in the TBS comedy series “Wrecked” and delivering the voice of Giggle McDimples in “Toy Story 4.”

Ally Maki's Early Life

Ally Maki, named Ally Matsumura by birth, was born on December 29, 1986, in Seattle, Washington. She was, however, primarily raised by her parents in a white neighborhood.

Her grandfather served in the 442nd infantry regiment, which was mostly made up of Japanese American soldiers, and her grandmother, Miyo, was interned in the Japanese internment camp at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming, during World War II.

Moreover, Ally is of Asian ancestry and has Japanese citizenship. When she was 14 years old, Ally Maki relocated to Los Angeles after being discovered by a talent agency.

At the age of eight, Ally’s mother enrolled her in acting classes in the hopes that the stage would help her overcome her shyness. Then, she soon discovered her talent gift for comedy.

Ally Maki's Early Role

A fourteen-year-old Ally Maki joined the all-girl band “The Valli Girls” after moving to Los Angeles and was immediately signed to Columbia Records. Along with her numerous cameo roles in movies and television shows like Step Up 3D 2010, Ally Maki had an appearance in the 2008 television movie iCarly: iGo to Japan.

The comedy-drama movies “The Family Tree” in 2011 and “Geography Club” in 2013 featured her in supporting roles. In contrast, Maki played the character Dawn in the comedy-drama series “10 Things I Hate About You” from 2009 to 2010.

She portrayed the final role of “Alice” in the drama film “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (2012) before Erin Wilhelmi got the role. Furthermore, she played Min in the 2013 film “Geography Club.”

Between 2016 through 2018, she played “Jess,” the witty and hopeless romantic of the ensemble cast in the “TBS” comedy series “Wrecked,” showcasing her comedic acting skills.

The show’s main plot revolves around a group of airplane accident survivors adjusting to life on a remote island and a new world. The second season of “Wrecked,” which debuted as the top cable comedy of 2016, is airing to growing ratings.

 In 2018, Ally appeared in “Marvel’s Cloak” and “Dagger on Freeform.” Other television appearances include recurring parts on “Privileged” on The CW, “Franklin and Bash” on TNT, and guest appearances on “New Girl,” “2 Broke Girls,” “NCIS,” and “The Big Bang Theory.”

#4: Tamlyn Tomita

Tamlyn Naomi Tomita, also known as Tamlyn Tomita, is a Japanese-American actress and singer. She is renowned for playing Waverly in “The Joy Luck Club” (1993). In “The Karate Kid Part II,” she made her acting debut as Kumiko and returned to the role for the streaming series “Cobra Kai.”

Tamlyn Tomita’s Early Life

Tamlyn Naomi Tomita was born on January 27, 1966, in Okinawa, Japan, to Shiro and Asako Tomita. He first met her mother while serving in the army stationed in Okinawa between the Korean and Vietnam wars.

After serving in Manzanar, California, as a base during World War II, her father, who is of American-Japanese ancestry, joined the Los Angeles police department, advanced to the rank of sergeant, and was a key figure in the creation of the first Asian Task Force inside the LAPD.

Her mother, who was of Filipino descent and was born in Manila, moved to Okinawa after World War II. In 1990, her dad passed away from cancer.

Tomita completed her high school education in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. Tomita received the titles of Queen and Miss Nikkei International in the Nisei Week Pageant in Los Angeles in 1984 and 1985, respectively, before beginning her career as an actress.

Tamlyn Tomita’s Early Role

Tamlyn won the Nisei Week Pageant in Los Angeles in 1984 and was named Miss Nikkei International in 1985. This title greatly aided her in beginning her acting career as she traveled to Hawaii as Queen of Nisei Week, where fans and local talent agents welcomed her.

She also received a call from John G. Avildsen, who cast her in the movie “The Karate Kid II,” in which she played the female lead, Kumiko. Tamlyn Tomita made her acting debut in one of the lead roles in the 1986 martial arts drama film “The Karate Kid Part II,” directed by John G. Avildsen.

Then, in the following year, Tamlyn debuted as a singer in Japan under the Polydor banner. She portrayed the title character in the drama movie “Come See the Paradise” in 1990. Despite receiving favorable reviews, the film was a commercial disaster.

Before the 1980s came to an end, Tamlyn worked on several other remarkable projects, such as the action movie “Hawaiian Dream” in 1987, the same year she joined the cast of the top-rated TV show “Santa Barbara” (1987-1988).

Her following notable performance on the big screen was in Wayne Wang’s 1993 film “The Joy Luck Club.” The movie was commercially successful, making around three times what it cost. The film focuses on the relationships between Chinese-American women and their Chinese moms. She appeared in the critically praised movie “Picture Bride” the following year.

She appeared in several movies during the following two decades, such as “Four Rooms,” “Robot Stories,” “Gaijin 2: Love Me as I am”, “Tekken,” and “Teacher of the Year” (2014). Additionally, she had numerous short film appearances, including those in “Betty Anderson,” “Peace,” “Starlight Inn,” and “Real Artists.” She received several nominations and awards for her work in “Real Artists.”

#3: Dean Cain

Dean Cain, born with the name of Dean George Tanaka, is an American actor, film producer, TV host, and former footballer. He achieved success when he played Clark Kent/Superman in the television series “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.”

Dean Cain’s Early Life

Dean George Tanaka, professionally known as Dean Cain, was born on July 31, 1966, in Mount Clemens, Michigan. His mother’s name is Sharon Thomas Cain, who is an actress, and his father is Roger Tanaka.

But not long after his birth, his mother brought him and his older brother, Roger, to Los Angeles. Later, his mother’s second husband, filmmaker Christopher Cain, adopted Dean.

When Dean was three years old, his mother wed Christopher Cain, his adoptive father. Although he was born and raised in Malibu and graduated from Santa Monica High School, he preferred professional football to an acting career.

He graduated from Princeton with a history degree, dated Brooke Shields for two years, and established an interception season record (12). A knee injury cut his professional career shortly after joining the Buffalo Bills.

Dean Cain’s Early Role

Dean Cain joined the NFL football team Buffalo Bills as a free agent right after graduating, but a knee injury incurred in training camp cut short his football career before it even began.

His chances of returning to sports were slim, so he turned to screenwriting and acting. He starred in several commercials, including a well-known volleyball commercial for Kellogg’s Frosties, and made appearances on major television programs like “Grapevine,” “A Different World,” and “Beverly Hills,” “90210.”

In the 1993 tv series “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” Cain played the title character, Superman, which was his most prominent role to that point. It would draw an average of at least 15 million viewers every episode during its heyday; however, the show’s four-season run came to an end in 1997.

The TBS Superstation television series “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” was produced by Cain’s Angry Dragon Entertainment, which he founded in 1998. Additionally, he has been in several movies, such as “Bailey’s Billion$” (2004), “Out of Time (2003),” and “The Broken Hearts Club” (2000).

He played Scott Peterson in “The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story,” a made-for-television film based on actual events, in 2004. In the television show “Las Vegas,” he played the character Casey Manning on a regular basis.

In a seventh season episode of “Smallville,” Cain makes a comeback to the “Superman” universe as the immortal Dr. Curtis Knox, a figure modeled after the DC Comics villain “Vandal Savage.” On VH1’s 40 Hottest Hotties of the 1990s, he ranks as number 33. Additionally, Cain has been in the comical new Internet Explorer 8 commercials.

#2: Devon Aoki

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Devon Edwenna Aoki, better known as Devon Aoki, is an American actress and a famous model. Aoki has starred in several movies, including D.O.A.: Dead or Alive (2006) and Mutant Chronicles (2008), and has also been in minor roles such as 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and Sin City (2005).

Devon Aoki’s Early Life

Devon Edwenna Aoki was born in New York on August 10, 1982, but raised in California. The lavish lifestyles of the famous and wealthy are nothing new to Devon Aoki.

Her father is Rocky Aoki, a former Olympic wrestler and business tycoon who owns Benihana restaurants, while her mother is Pamela Hilburger, a jewelry designer.

Devon has German and English ancestry from her mother, as well as Japanese from her father. She was 13 when she began her modeling career; her godmother introduced her to fashion icon Kate Moss the same year.

Devon Aoki’s Early Role

As aforementioned, Devon Aoki started her modeling career in 1997 at the age of thirteen. She was discovered at the Rancid concert and ended up her first shoot for an Interview in a magazine story.

Then, her grandmother introduced her to the famous English model and businesswoman Kate Moss in the same year. She worked for major fashion labels such Balenciaga, Comme des Garçons, Chanel, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Kenzo, and Hugo Boss, either walking for them or appearing in their advertising campaigns, which helped her modeling career take off.

She also worked on advertising campaigns for the jewelry and specialty retailer Tiffany & Co. and the cosmetic companies L’Oreal and Lancome. Additionally, she made appearances on the covers of international fashion publications, such as Her World, Wonderland, Nylon, and Harper’s Bazaar, as well as CosmoGirl and Jalouse from Korea.

Since the beginning of her career, Devon Aoki has collaborated with several bands and solo artists, appearing in their music videos. She worked with the Scottish rock group “Primal Scream” and English band “Duran Duran” on the respective music videos for “Electric Barbarella” and “Kowalski” in 1997.

She collaborated with American artists Ludacris and Ginuwine on the music videos for their songs Act a Fool and, In Those Jeans, respectively, a few years later in 2003.

Finally, she worked on the video for Steve Aoki’s song “Waste It On Me” in 2018 with her half-brother, an American music executive and record producer. After finding success in modeling, she gave acting a shot.

She starred in the supporting role of Suki in the sequel to “2 Fast 2 Furious” the same year as the release of her debut film, “Death of a Dynasty.” She had an appearance in the action-comedy “D.E.B.S.” in 2004 and acted in the neo-noir criminal anthology movie “Sin City” in 2005.

The most recent movie received a Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards nomination for Best Acting Ensemble for the Critics’ Choice Award (2006).

Her three movies, “Sean Lennon’s Friendly Fire,” “D.O.A.: Dead or Alive,” and “Zoom,” were all released in 2006. “War (2007),” “Mutant Chronicles (2008),” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead” came after them (2009). She also appeared in the documentaries “Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer” (2015) and “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” (2016).

#1: Momona Tamada

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Momona Tamada is a famous American child actress, model, dancer, and internet sensation from Canada. She rose to fame in the country thanks to her portrayal as Claudia Kishi in the Netflix series “The Baby-Sitters Club.”

Momona Tamada’s Early Life

Momona Tamada was born on September 28, 2006, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Her parents are both immigrants from Japan.

In addition to acting, Momona is a renowned dancer who has been participating in competitions since the age of four. She has danced with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and at the Opening Ceremonies of the British Columbia Summer Games.

 In a commercial role, Momona modeled for lululemon, a powerhouse sports apparel brand in Canada, for the ivivva campaign. Momona is an excellent student who is proficient in Japanese and maintains a healthy balance between her studies.

Momona loves to bake and decorate cakes in her spare time. Additionally, Momona’s name, which was given to her after moving to Vancouver, Canada, appropriately means “hundreds of beaches.”

Momona Tamada’s Early Role

Actress Momona Tamada has quickly established herself as “one to watch” in the entertainment world thanks to her roles in two of Netflix’s most famous global film franchises to date and her portrayal of endearing, heartfelt characters on television.

The Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix, based on the well-known books by Ann M. Martin, follows a group of pals and their in-house babysitting business in season two of 2021, with Momona reprising her breakout role as Claudia Kishi.

Before anything else, Momona Tamada made her television debut at the age of 12 in the “The Boys” episode “The Innocents” as a supporting role under the name ‘Young the Female.’ She made her television debut in the same year as a guest star in The Terror, an AMC series based on the 2007 novel of the same name by author Dan Simmons.

It was announced in March 2020 that Momona Tamada had joined the cast of the forthcoming Netflix series “The Baby-Sitters Club,” based on the bestselling “The Baby-Sitters Club” book series by children’s novelist Ann M. Martin. Netflix started offering the program on July 3, 2020.

She also appeared with other well-known sports entertainers, including Renee Young, Corey Graves, and Kofi Kingston, in the 2020 comedy “The Main Event,” which centers on professional wrestling.

Furthermore, in the web movie “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” a sequel to the 2018 film “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” she played the younger version of the lead character Lara Jean who was played by Lana Condor.

She also anticipates reprising her part in “To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean,” the third installment of the series. The films are based on the trilogy of books by Jenny Han, published between 2014 and 2017.

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