Rising star Kyndra Sanchez was born on 24th August 2006, in The Bronx, New York City, USA, and is perhaps best known for playing Dawn Schafer in season two of “The Baby-Sitters Club”. She was reportedly raised in a middle-class family, although she has yet to post her parents or other close family members on Instagram. During her childhood, Kyndra was a skilled gymnast who participated in many local competitions; however, she ultimately decided to focus on acting.
Kyndra made her TV debut at ten years old, with a minor voiceover role in “Dora and Friends: Into the City!”. Two years later, she began voicing Dottie, Brooke, and other characters in the kids’ show “Butterbean’s Café”. In 2019, she also had a small role in an episode of “Sesame Street”.
In 2020, Kyndra continued to do voiceover work in “Santiago of the Seas” and “The Queen’s Gambit”. The following year, she played Yoli Greenberg in the family-friendly movie “Finding ‘Ohana” and took over from Xochitl Gomez to play Dawn in “The Baby-Sitters Club” due to production scheduling conflicts.
Although Dawn only appeared in eight episodes of the hit Netflix show, Kyndra found herself being inundated by offers and has since done several projects such as “Marry Me”, “Theater Camp”, and “Christmas With You”. She has also guest-starred in an episode of “Blue Bloods” and branched out into other avenues, such as writing and fashion.
In September 2023, the brunette revealed that she’d contributed a poem and drawing to “Dear Rebel”, an anthology book in which over 125 women shared their secrets to ‘taking on the world’. ‘I let my heart take the lead in this process, as well as the classical music I was listening to,’ Kyndra shared with her 150,000 Instagram followers. ‘My drawing and poem became a testament to the beauty of embracing one’s self, and being proud of who you are and where you come from.’
2023 has been an excellent year for Kyndra, as she and the cast of “Theater Camp” won the US Dramatic Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival. She also developed a close bond with Luke Islam and other co-stars, as they enjoyed a cozy reunion dinner in New York City to celebrate how well the movie was doing.
Taking it back to December 2022, there were rumors of “The Baby-Sitters Club” being revived or picked up for a TV movie when the show won two Emmy awards. As executive producer Rachel Shukert told Variety magazine, ‘We’re talking about it in a very preliminary way’, adding that the possible revival or TV movie would have to be set in the future to reflect the characters’ physical changes.
More recently, Kyndra enjoyed her 17th birthday in Serbia in the company of friends and loved ones, and celebrated National Girls’ Day by signing copies of “Dear Rebel” at a Barnes and Noble bookstore. As the actress has no new projects in the works that we’re aware of, she’s taking some time off and possibly deciding whether to continue with her studies or not.
Over the last year or so, Kyndra has also done plenty of charity work with Team Young Hollywood, a collective of young actors which raised over $10,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in October 2022. The actress is believed to be single; as for her physical stats, the Netflix star is 5ft 3in (160cm) tall and weighs about 45kgs (99lbs).
Kyndra’s “Baby-Sitters Club” co-stars have all gone on to do great things, since the show was unexpectedly cancelled after two seasons. For example, Shay Rudolph – also known for her roles in “The Adventures of Thomasina Sawyer” and “Less Than Zero” – is currently doing a weekly podcast which discusses pressing issues such as mental health, indie movies such as “The Present”. And fashion campaigns with Diane von Furstenberg.
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Shay was born in California in September 2005 and has been acting professionally since the young age of twelve. These days, she boasts over a million Instagram followers, and typically receives hundreds of thousands of likes on every post.
As for Momona Tamada, her portrayal of Claudia Kishi in “The Baby-Sitters Club” became her breakthrough role just two years after her acting debut in “The Boys”. Momona’s other projects include “The Terror”, “To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You”, and “The Spiderwick Chronicles”.
Momona was born in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, in September 2006, and is of Japanese descent. According to her online biography, she switched to online schooling after landing the role of Claudia in “Baby-Sitters Club”, in order to have time to study her character and film for the show. In September 2022, the brunette was cast as Ty Lee in “Avatar: The Last Airbender”, which will premiere on Netflix in February 2024.
Momona recently enjoyed a trip to New Orleans which was sponsored by the Four Seasons Hotel. In September 2023, she celebrated her 17th birthday with a small get-together, and did a fashion campaign for the Rodarte Spring/Summer Portrait Series. Although some of the “Baby-Sitters Club” alum appear to have drifted apart after the show, she and Xochitl remain as close as ever and often post together on Instagram.
Thirdly, actress Sophie Grace (“Business as Unusual”, “Genesis”, “Terror in the Woods”) is signed to representation agencies in the West and East coasts and is working overtime to balance her career, studies and charitable efforts. The blonde was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April 2006, and began acting in local plays at just three; seven years later, she underwent professional training and hired an agent.
Sophie, who currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Jacksonville, is a HALO Foundation ambassador, who also supports Horses for Mental Health and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In October 2023, she posted a Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign and shared her own story, but received backlash from a few followers for not using gender-neutral terms, and so deleted the caption.
Finally, Malia Baker played Mary-Anne Spier in the show, and had just four minor roles under her belt when she became a Netflix sensation. Her acting debut was the 2018 holiday movie “Hope at Christmas”, and although Malia hasn’t done much TV work since her stint as a Baby-Sitter came to an end, she’s joined the cast of five movies, four of which are currently in post-production stages: “Thena”, “Spider & Jessie”, “Harvest Moon”, and “Descendants: The Rise of Red”.
The latter project is perhaps the most exciting for Malia, as she’ll be playing Chloe Charming, the daughter of Cinderella and Prince Charming. “The Rise of Red” is a musical fantasy film, so we can expect Malia to showcase her singing and dancing talents in the “Descendants” spin-off. Although no official release date has been confirmed for the time being, “The Rise of Red” will be available on Disney+ sometime in 2024.