Who is Paige Tamada?
Paige Yukiko Tamada was born on 11 January 1985, in Los Angeles, California, USA, and is a retired actress, best known for her role in the Christmas fantasy film entitled “The Santa Clause” in which she played the role of Judy the Elf. She also had roles in other projects before deciding to retire from acting.
The Net Worth of Paige Tamada
How rich is Paige Tamada? As of early 2020, sources inform of a net worth that is over $1.3 million, earned largely through a successful career in acting. After retiring from acting, she focused on other career paths, which may have continued to build her wealth.
Tim Allen and Paige Tamada in The Santa Clause. © 1994 Walt Disney Pictures
Early Life and Education
There is limited information regarding Paige’s life before the start of her acting career, as there are no details regarding her family, and very little about her childhood apart from her acting roles. She grew up in Los Angeles and attended the International School of Los Angeles located in Santa Ana, California. It is a private dual immersion international French school in the area which holds accreditation with the French Ministry of Education, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley to complete a degree in English. The university was founded in 1868 and is the flagship campus of the ten of the University of California. They enroll over 40,000 students and maintain close relationships with numerous institutions. They have distinguished alumni, faculty members, and researchers, with many winning high profile awards during their tenure. It is rated fifth internationally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Tamada’s acting career began way when she was six years old – one of her first roles came when and was given the minor role of Jessie in the 1991 television show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, a sitcom which aired on NBC from 1990 to 1996, starring Will Smith reputedly playing a younger version of himself. He is a teenager from West Philadelphia, who is sent to move in and live with his wealthy uncle and aunt living in Bel Air after he got into a fight. In the show, his outlook on life is often portrayed to clash with the lifestyle of his relatives.
After her debut, Paige was cast in other projects such as “Evening Shade”, in which she played Eleanor from 1991 to 1995. It is a sitcom starring Burt Reynolds playing an ex-professional football player, who returns to his rural hometown to coach a high school football team. She also took on a role in “Full House”, a sitcom aired on the ABC, which follows a widowed father who enlists his best friend and brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters.
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Latter Career and Santa Clause
In 1994, Paige got her most notable and memorable role when she was cast in the family comedy film entitled “The Santa Clause”, in which she portrayed the character Judy the Elf. The film is the first in the series starring Tim Allen as a man who accidentally causes Santa Clause to fall from his roof. He helps Santa complete his deliveries, and realises that he must become the new Santa, trying to convince the people he loves that he has indeed become Clause. The film received generally positive reviews, and was a box office hit.
Following this appearance, she was involved in projects including “Untamed Love”, “Mad City”, and “Milo”. One of her last projects was a support role in an episode of “Ally McBeal” in 1999 – the series is a legal comedy drama which aired on Fox from 1997 to 2002. It follows the titular lawyer played by Calista Flockhart working in a fictional Boston law firm. She often engages with other lawyers whose lives are dramatic, eccentric, and humorous.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, not much is known of any of Tamada’s romantic relationships.
Following her stepping away from an acting career, not much information has been revealed about her, and media coverage surrounding her is scarce. No one has made an effort to track her down and discover her current endeavors. There are rumors going around that she later found a career in business, establishing herself as an executive for a retail company, however, this hasn’t been confirmed. There were two sequels following the success of “Santa Clause”, but she was no longer a part of the franchise then, with the films also declining in quality and popularity.
One of the reasons there is very limited information about her is due to the lack of any social media presence. She doesn’t have accounts on any of the major social media websites as she has decided to retain her privacy, no longer seeking the fame that once surrounded her youth. There are photos of her as an adult circulating, though taken years ago, so she may look different or it may not be her at all due to the lack of validation. It is not known if she is married or has started a family.