Who is Naomi J. Ogawa?
Naomi J. Ogawa is a British actress. She is best known for playing a major role in the 2022 Netflix series, ‘Wednesday’. She is a mix of discoveries right from the go-getter, energetic, playful, and yet really concerned about what acting means to her, especially in a changing industry that is now creating room for talented bi-racial actors like her.
Naomi values acting greatly since it allows her to tell stories effectively and truly comprehend the feelings of others. Naomi said in an interview that “When you take on a character, you can’t criticize them. You have to approach them with empathy in order to understand who they are.”
Naomi J. Ogawa Age
J. Ogawa is 23 years old as of 2022. She was born on August 24, 1999, in London, United Kingdom.
Naomi stands at an average height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Naomi J. Ogawa Ethnicity
J. Ogawa comes from a multiethnic family of Portuguese, English, and Japanese ancestry. She wants to contribute to the transformation that will see more Asian actors included in the industry on a deeper level because she works in the industry and is of mixed race.
She feels like there is still a long way to go even if there has been a positive change in the previous few years despite the presence of Asian and Asian-American actors. When she began acting, it was really difficult for her because she was informed that due to her mixed ancestry, it would be very challenging to cast her because she would either be too white to play a fully Asian part or too Asian to portray a white character.
She believes that no actor should be made to feel as though their race is a burden. According to her, viewers should be able to relate to and connect with the characters they see on television and in movies.
Naomi J. Ogawa Podcast
J. Ogawa is the host of her own podcast named, ‘The Identity Issues Podcast’. She has been generating ideas and working to come up with interesting content for her podcast. She feels a combination of excitement and anxiety because everything is so new to her.
Naomi J. Ogawa ‘Wednesday’
Wednesday series premiered on November 16, 2022, and was made available on Netflix on November 23. Naomi was chosen to play the role of a vampire named Yoko. One thing she cites about her role is her strangeness. She doesn’t give a damn what people think of her because as a child, she struggled with doing things her own way, but she overcame it.
However, if we were to look at Yoko from a different perspective, we would see that the vampire student on the screen is also a result of Naomi’s work on the fantasy game’s high-demand set and collaboration with veteran industry figures.
She gave her best effort throughout the first audition for the role since she was eager to get the chance. Every day was like a fresh learning experience for her because this is only her second acting gig ever. She was therefore really keen to learn how to work on set and adjust to everything.
The fantasy aspect of it really caught her eye too. She was eager to embrace the strange realm because playing a gothic vampire offers her freedom to examine, use her creativity, and indulge in her childlike humor.
Where Did Naomi Go to College?
Naomi attended the Drama Center London School.
Where is Actress J. Ogawa From?
J. Ogawa is a native of London, United Kingdom. Her birth sign is Virgo.
Is Naomi a Fan of The Addams Family?
Yes! In fact, she grew up watching it. Naomi said that what she loves most about it is that it really just focuses on the weirdness of this family and how they’re different.