After taking Acting 101 for education credit, actress Momo Nakamura knew she had something special. That “something” was the gift of acting. Momo had taking theater classes to be a director or designer. Since acting was a challenge, Momo jumped at the chance since she has a competitive drive to succeed in whatever she does.The challenge of acting eventually grew into a love of acting.
Born in Japan, Momo looks at acting as “a great creative collaboration”. Momo credits acting with helping her to speak English. She doesn’t feel bad that her love for theater and independent films run neck and neck. With theater, Momo enjoys backstage work just as much as being on stage to perform. At the end of the day Momo is thrilled that she can “enjoy working with creative people”.
The Towson University alum biggest mentor has been filmmaker Barry Gribble. She has acted in independent films like “Loop”, “He Drove”, “Dog”, “Welcome Home: The Jay Randall Story” and “The Date”. Momo appeared in nine webisodes of the series “Buddy Jackson”. While living in Baltimore, Momo’s acting jobs are usually in Washington D.C., but she is eager to show her acting talents more in Baltimore. In the near future Momo wants to tackle the role of producing an indie film and theater production. Momo biggest strength is that she has the flexibility to move for a theater production or indie film.
Momo recently played the role of Mary Moylan in “Trial of the Catonsville Nine” with Spotlight UB. Before that she played Shelly in “Evil Dead – The Musical” with Landless Theatre Company. Momo is currently in rehearsal for “Boeing Boeing” with the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick. She will also do a staged reading for Baltimore Playwright Festival. To contact actress Momo Nakamura please go to www.linkedin.com/pub/momo-nakamura/b/81b/92.