Momona Tamada
Actor, Dancer
UBCP/ ACTRA
“My favorite of the bunch is Momona Tamada as Claudia… Tamada is a delight as Claudia, witty and warm and adept at creating a credible bond between Claudia and the other girls.”
– Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair

From appearing in one of Netflix’s most successful global film franchises to date and bringing charming, heartfelt characters to life in television, actress Momona Tamada has quickly become “one to watch” in the entertainment industry.

In 2021 Momona will reprise her breakout role as Claudia Kishi in season two of Netflix’s “The Baby-Sitters Club.” Based on Ann M. Martin’s beloved books, the series follows a group of girlfriends and their homegrown babysitting company. Momona shines as vice-president of the club, creative artist, and all-around fashion maven, Claudia. Season one debuted to rave reviews, with the critics calling the show “refreshing” (The Daily Beast), “a worldview-one of warmth, empathy, and optimism” (Esquire), “a richly detailed, nuanced portrait of what it’s like to be a young woman” (Collider), and “sweet but not cloying, smart but not cynical, full-hearted and funny” (The New York Times). “The Baby-Sitters Club” will return to Netflix with season 2, this fall.

In film, Momona recently wrapped production on Paramount’s upcoming action film “Secret Headquarters.” The film, which also stars Owen Wilson and Michael Peña, follows a kid who discovers the secret headquarters of the world’s most powerful superhero (release date TBA). Additional recent credits for Momona include appearing as a young Lara Jean (Lana Condor) in Netflix’s global sensation “To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” its follow-up “To All The Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean,” and a lead role in Netflix’s family film “The Main Event.” In television, Momona appeared on AMC’s award-winning series “The Terror” and Amazon’s “The Boys.”

Raised in Vancouver, Canada, Momona was born to Japanese immigrant parents. Her name aptly means ‘hundreds of beaches,’ inspired by her hometown of Vancouver. Aside from acting, Momona is an award-winning dancer and has been competing since the age of four. She has performed in the B.C. Summer Games Opening Ceremonies, and with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Commercially, Momona has modeled in the ivivva campaign for Canadian powerhouse athletic wear brand lululemon.

Momona is fluent in Japanese and is a well-balanced student achieving excellence in all of her studies. In her free time, Momona is an avid baker and cake decorator.