Momona Tamada
Actor, Voice Over Actor, Dancer
“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 on television, actress Momona Tamada has quickly become “one to watch” in the entertainment industry today.

This year Momona can be seen starring in Paramount’s action feature film “Secret Headquarters” opposite Owen Wilson and Michael Peña. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the film follows a kid who discovers a secret headquarters under his home that seems to belong to a superhero. He shares it with his friends, and they start to believe that his estranged father might have a secret double life. “Secret Headquarters” debuted exclusively on Paramount+ this past August (2022) in the U.S. and Canada and select international territories where the steaming service is available. Additionally, Momona can be seen starring as Ty Lee in the live-action “Avatar: The Last Airbender” opposite George Takei, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Danny Audi, and Arden Cho to name a few. The release date is to be confirmed. In animation, Momona can be seen starring in the mythological adventure series “ONI: Thunder God’s Tale,” a four-part animated event that is now debuting on Netflix.

In television, Momona recently reprised 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 followed a group of girlfriends and their homegrown babysitting company. Momona was a standout as vice-president of the club, creative artist, and all-around fashion maven. Both seasons 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” is currently streaming on Netflix.

Additional recent credits for Momona include appearing as a young Lara Jean 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.