Before she even turned 15-years-old, Tamara Smart appeared in a BBC program and a Disney movie. An active kid from her childhood, the actress, danced, did gymnastics, and also found time for acting. And through the casting process, landed the role of Kelly Ferguson in the Netflix movie A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting.
Tamara Smart has only been in the movie and TV industry for about three years now, but she has appeared in some massive productions. She has found exposure worldwide, and helping her further in her career will be her new movie coming on Netflix. Here are five quick facts you need to know about the young actress from the UK.
Tamara Smart is 15-Years-Old - She is From the UK
Tamara Smart is 15-years-old and she is from the UK.
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Tamara Smart was born on 14 June 2005 in North London to her parents, father Cornelius Smart, and mother, Fiona Smart. She was born Tamara Valerie Smart and was raised by her parents around her birthplace.
From a young age, Tamara showed an affinity towards performing, which resulted in her parents getting her in a dance school for young kids. She was only three years old when she joined the DanceCrazy Studio, later moving on to theatre, where she developed her passion for acting.
Tamara Smart Plays Kelly Ferguson in the Netflix Movie A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting
As Halloween is coming to town and COVID is dampening the festivities, Netflix is looking to put some spark on the Holiday period with their original programming. A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting is the new movie from the streaming platform playing with the Halloween theme.
A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting is based on the book of the same name, and it started shooting in about two years ago. The story follows a reluctant Babysitter who takes care of her ward only for Halloween monsters to kidnap the kid resulting in her going on a hunt to find the child and get him back before his mother comes home.
Tamara Smart plays Kelly Ferguson in the Netflix movie A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting.
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Tamara Smart plays Kelly Ferguson in the Netflix movie A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting. Kelly is asked to take over as a Babysitter during Halloween. But when Kelly loses the kid to a kidnapping plot, she realizes she is part of a group of a monster-hunting group tasked with protecting kids. With her new friends' help, Kelly goes on her new journey, which will take her through some terrifying horrors.
Netflix is releasing the new movie on 15 October 2020. The cast of the A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting is led by Tamara Smart as Kelly Ferguson, Oona Laurence as Liz Lerue, Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson as Berna Vincent, Lynn Masako Cheng as Cassie, Ty Consiglio as Curtis Critter, and Harry Potter fame actor Tom Felton playing The Great Guignol.
Dancing and Modeling - Getting Her Start
Tamara Smart was only three-years-old when she joined a dance academy. The actress fell in love with dancing and carried on with the artform, which came in handy later in her career. She was also involved in modeling from a young age.
She was involved in the marketing campaign of New Look and Marks and Spencer. But modeling was never her end goal as Tamara was aiming to make it big on the small and big screen, and soon her dream became a reality.
The Career of Tamara Smart
After getting her first exposure through dancing, Tamara Smart joined Razzamatazz. The actress also found theatre interesting, which resulted in her getting interested in performing in front of the camera. Soon she was off going from audition to audition and landing some big roles.
Her first role was in the Hulu series Hard Sun where she had a small part. Then she was off to her first major production in The Worst Witch, where Tamara played Enid Nightshade in over 40 episodes. While appearing in the show, the actress also joined the Nickelodeon series cast Are You Afraid of the Dark?.
But the role which got Tamara really excited was when she got the role of Juliet Butler in the Disney movie Artemis Fowl. Growing up watching fantasy movies, it was a dream come true for the actress to appear in a Disney movie. And now, she is getting ready to bring Kelly to the worldwide audience.
Social Media Presence and Getting Active with Social Causes
The actress still has a great following on social media for someone so young and still without a major defining role to her name. She has close to 55,000 followers on Instagram, and the actress frequently posts about her new projects and life events on the page.
Tamara Smart also spoke about being active in social causes. In an interview with Pop Sugar, she explained that with age has come wisdom and enlightenment towards the social cause as she condemned the violence against black people by the police, citing the George Floyd murder. Tamara also spoke about being a positive role model for young audiences around the world.