Remember the lead character, Hyo-Ryeong from All of Us Are Dead? She’s portrayed by Kim Bo-Yoon and voiced by Lisa Yamada in the English dub. Well, now you can see the latter on-screen in the second season of Cruel Summer.
Keep reading this Lisa Yamada Bio to learn more about her.
Lisa Yamada On Cruel Summer
Cruel Summer returned for its second installment on May 31, 2022, and it was filled with new characters and a new town. However, Lisa Yamada was just one of the supporting cast who played Queen Bee Parker, one of the suspects in the story.
“Parker is a bit of a … b*tch, I would say. She’s not very personable or likable at the beginning. She’s the leader of the pack,” Lisa explained her character. “Parker’s giving very much Regina George in Mean Girls in a sense where she is the pack leader, as I mentioned. But she has the best outfits, the best hair, and the best makeup.”
As this season went back to the Y2K timeline and aesthetic, Lisa’s character was a “more grunge Y2K-type — influenced by Gwen Stefani in her “No Doubi” era and Avril Lavigne in her “Sk8er Boi” era.”
Thanks to this, Lisa’s favorite part about filming was the wardrobe and the hair and makeup team. “We had the most amazing wardrobe and hair and makeup department. They were so collaborative,” she said.
Every morning the actor would step into the Hair & Makeup trailer, and they’d say, “Okay, so what do you have in mind for today?” before she showed them her huge Pinterest boards.
Now, coming back to her character, even though Lisa described her to be “not very personable,” she’s just a teenage girl dealing with her insecurities and seeking male validation. She didn’t have the best female friendships, so she didn’t know what it was like to be a girl’s girl and be kind.
Parker is completely different from Lisa in real life. But the actor enjoyed tapping into the mean girl character. “It was fun to tap into that darker side of me,” she said. “Even if other people don’t like her, you have to find reasons why you like her. And why you see the world in the way she does. It was fun for me to play her and prove everyone wrong,”
Excited for everyone to meet Parker, she wrote on IG, “Incredibly grateful. still pinching myself. so excited for this new chapter in my life!! I can’t wait for everyone to meet Parker. I hope you’ll love her as much as I do.”
How Much Is Lisa Yamada Net Worth?
Lisa Yamada garnered a net worth of under $300 thousand by 2023.
An actor by profession, Lisa started her career in a Verizon commercial that aired in Asia. “I remember we had to film different versions of the commercial in a variety of languages because it was gonna air in so many Asian countries,” she recalled.
Now, the actor has over 20 movies and TV shows to her name. Some of them include Smashed (2012), Extant (2014), Game Shakers (2015), The Kicks (2016), Little Fires Everywhere (2020), Promised Land (2022), Never Have I Ever (2022), Missing (2023), and Cruel Summer (2023).
Besides acting, Lisa is also well-versed in dancing. So far, she’s graced the stages of the Tokyo City Cup, ISSE Hair Show, Orange County Japan Fair, International Womans Football League Half Time Show, and Bridge USA Japanese Cultural Festival as a dancer.
Also, the actor is a future nurse. Before booking Cruel Summer, she was taking classes to become a nurse! “I took a bunch of science classes and I was on track to start nursing school in the following semester. I had a 4.0 GPA and even made the dean’s list,” she shared.
On top of being a brilliant student, Lisa also was a varsity cheerleader in high school. Sadly, she got bumped down to junior varsity after missing so many cheer practices, thanks to her TV auditions. “Whatever. It was worth it,” she said.
As for her training, she has studied acting at Margie Haber Studio, Tess Kirsch Acting Studio, Ivana Chubbuck Youth, and Talent House Academy. Also, she’s had private lessons with Lori Lively, Lisa Picotte, and Walter Pridgen.
Lisa Yamada Age
Lisa Yamada was 20 years of age when she appeared in Cruel Summer in 2023.
However, she was a year younger when she filmed the show.
Who Are Lisa Yamada Parents?
Lisa Yamada was born to Japanese immigrant parents.
Her IG followers might have seen her mother on her Instagram story highlights for Mother’s Day in 2022.
What Is Lisa Yamada Ethnicity?
Lisa Yamada flaunts Japanese-American ethnicity.
She spent the first 5 to 6 years of her life only speaking Japanese.
Now, she’s fluent in bother American and Japanese.
Lisa Yamada Height
Lisa Yamada stands tall at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (162 cm) and weighs 52 kg (115 lbs).
Mentioning her distinct features. Lisa has long brown hair, a sharp jawline, and over eight tattoos on her body.
Fun Fact: Her angel number is 777. So, she really wanted to get 777 tattooed on her body. But her mom asked her to “take a break from getting more tattoos!”
Lisa Yamada Boyfriend
Lisa Yamada didn’t reveal her boyfriend.
When Is Lisa Yamada Birthday?
According to famousbirthdays.com, Lisa receives her birthday wishes on September 5.
Where Is Lisa Yamada From?
Lisa was born and raised in California.
Is Lisa Yamada On Instagram And Facebook?
We couldn’t find her Facebook.