‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Actress Momona Tamada: Parents, Net Worth, Age & Height

Candian Actress Momona Tamada Is Oldest Of Two Kids Of Japanese Parents

Momona Tamada, a Canadian aspiring actress, set a new benchmark with her portrayal of Ty Lee in the live-adaption series “Avatar: The Last Airbender”.

Having made her on-screen debut in her early teens, it didn’t take her long to excel in transitioning from dance to acting.

She notably portrayed Claudia Kishi in the 2020 Netflix adaptation of The Baby-Sitters Club. By 2022, Tamada made her firm grip on the big screen too; thanks to her role as Maya in Secret Headquarters (2022).

With her eyes set on Hollywood prominence, she is already an eye-candy of many with her charming looks & captivating acting skills.

How Old Is Momona Tamada? When Is Her Birthday?

Born in 2006, in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Canadian actress is 17 years old as of 2024.  She celebrates her birthday on September 28. Her zodiac sign is Libra.

The black-haired and brown-haired actress has a height of 5 feet (1.53 m).

Who Are Momona Tamada’s Parents? Family, Wiki & Nationality

Momona Tamda is the oldest of two children of her parents, Yoshi and Eri Tamada. Her parents are Japanese immigrants who moved and settled in Canada.

So, her nationality is Canadian, and she has an Asian ethnicity. As reported, her dad is a businessman and her mom is a homemaker.

Actress Momona Tamada with her younger brother, Hiro
Actress Momona Tamada with her younger brother, Hiro | Source: Instagram

She has a younger brother named Hiro Tamada. The actress often features her family on her Instagram posts.

Many presume that her brother will also follow her into the glamour world of movies and TV shows. But for now, according to his Instagram (@hirotamada_), he is into skateboarding.

The Tamada siblings are first-generation-born Canadians, born to Issei parents.

The meaning of Momona’s name in Japanese is ‘hundreds of beaches’; the beaches of Vancouver inspired her father & mother to name her. As for her brother, his name “Hiro” has different meanings in Japanese: “abundant,” “generous,” or “prosperous.”

Does Tamada Speak Japanese?

Yes, the Vancouver-raised actress Tamada speaks Japanese and working on her proficiency in the language.

In an interview with Variety in 2020, she said that when her grandmother (who lives in Japan) visited her, they had some language barrier, so, it promoted her to hone her Japanese language.

When And How Did Momona Start Acting?

Momona started acting at the age of 11, in 2017, after transitioning from dance, which she told in an interview with Nylon.com in July 2020.

At four years old, she competed in dance shows & has performed in the B.C. Summer Games Opening Ceremonies, and with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Signed to an agency, Tamada started with dancing auditions and later went for acting auditions, where she started booking commercials. Notably, she has modeled in the Ivivva campaign for Lululemon, an athletic wear brand.

Breakthrough As Claudia In ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’: How She Got The Role?

In 2020, when Momona appeared in the role of Claudia Kishi in the Netflix series adaptation of The Baby-Sitters Club, she entered global stardom. It is based on the children’s novel series of the same name.

There, she shared the screen with Sophie Grace, Shay Rudolph, Alicia Silverstone, Malia Baker, and Xochitl Gomez.

In the series, her teenage character is a Japanese-American, the vice president of the club, who never learned to speak Japanese and struggled with studies (in real life, she speaks Japanese & is good with studies).

Momona Tamada as Claudia Kishi in The Baby-Sitters Club
Momona Tamada as Claudia Kishi in The Baby-Sitters Club | Source: Digital Spy

When she got the role of Claudia, she switched her schooling to online. At that time, Tamada was 14 & was in her ninth grade.

In an interview with Nylon, Momona opened up briefly on how she got the role in The Baby-Sitters Club.

While at elementary school, she read the book and when she found out about the reboot of the show via e-mail, she sent in a video audition, and then a callback on Skype.

Later, the Canadian actress flew to LA and booked the role, but it was not until later that she found out she was portraying Claudia.

The Netflix series ran for two seasons until its cancelation in March 2022.

Other On-Screen Credits: Movies And TV Shows

Before her breakthrough role in The Baby-Sitters Club, she gathered acting stints with a couple of TV series & films.

In 2019, she made a one-episode appearance as young Kimiko Miyashiro aka “The Female” in the Amazon Prime superhero series The BoysThe older version of Kimiko is portrayed by Karen Fukuhara. Other notable casts in the series were Karl Urban, Erin Moriarty, and Antony Starr.

The same year, she guest starred in The Terror (2019), and later in the 2020 film To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You.

In 2022, Momona got her featuring movie role as Maya in Secret Headquarters, starring Percy Jackson actor Walker Scobell and veteran star Owen Wilson.

Momona Tamada Portrays Ty Lee In ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

In September 2022, Tamada was cast in the role of Ty Lee for Avatar: The Last Airbender. It is a live adaption of the animated series of the same name, distributed by Netflix.

Her character, Ty Lee, is an acrobatic friend of Princess Azula’s (actress Elizabeth Yu) and is skilled in chi-blocking.

Other cast in the series are Gordon Cormier (as Aang), Kiawentiio (as Katara), Ian Ousley (as Sokka), and Dallas Liu (as Prince Zuko).

Actress Tamada is set to portray Ty Lee in Avatar: The Last Airbender
Actress Tamada is set to portray Ty Lee in Avatar: The Last Airbender

The Netflix series with eight episodes premiers on February 22, 2024.

Also, Momona will as a recurring cast, Emiko, in the upcoming series The Spiderwick Chronicles, scheduled for release in early 2024.

Does Momona Have A Boyfriend? Relationship & Social Media

No, the Secret Headquarters actress doesn’t have a boyfriend at the moment. She is more inclined to broaden her horizon in her acting career and focus on harnessing her skills.

Currently, she resides with her parents and brother, with whom, she shares a close bond.

Momona with her mother, Eri Tamada
Momona with her mother, Eri Tamada

Momona is an avid user of Instagram and TikTok. She is also active on Facebook and Twitter.

She reached one million followers milestone on her Instagram in October 2022. As of this writing, her IG account (@momonatamada) has more than 1.1 million followers, while her TikTok followers count over 4.9 million.

Momona Tamada Net Worth In 2024

Tamada is only spreading her wings for a high fly in the film industry. Yet already with notable TV & movie roles in her bag, she booked a decent sum of money.

As of 2024, Momona has an estimated net worth of $150,000.

Presumably, she earns a salary in the 5-digit figure from her acting venture. Besides on-screen career, her income comes from modeling & endorsements.

Given her huge fan-following & engagement on social media, it collects a considerable amount from sponsorships.

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