American actress and voice actor Ally Matsumura is better known by her stage name, Ally Maki. Her most well-known performance was in the comedic series Wrecked on TBS as Jess Kato.

Young Maki

At the age of 14, Japanese-American actress Ally Maki relocated to Los Angeles following a talent agent’s scouting visit to her hometown of Kirkland, Washington. She recently completed the Space pilot. Her prior TV appearances include the Marvel series Cloak & Dagger on Freeform and the comedic series Wrecked on TBS.

Maki’s Height

Ally Maki height might be pretty average but her career and talent are not. She soars high by multi-tasking with perfection. Her height is around 5 ft 1 in.

Maki’s Success

At the age of 14, a talent agent in Seattle scouted Maki. She relocated to a shared residence for artists in Santa Clarita, California, in 2001. After that, she was chosen by Columbia Records to play keyboards for the female group The Valli Girls. She attended DJ lessons at Freakbeat Records as part of her preparation. Maki appeared in several television shows and films, including Step Up 3D (2010) and The Big Bang Theory (2010), in addition to the 2008 television movie iCarly: iGo to Japan. Geography Club (2013) and The Family Tree (2011), two comedy-drama films, both featured her in supporting parts.

Maki played Dawn in the comedy-drama series 10 Things I Hate About You from 2009 to 2010. She appeared as Dr. Tanaka, a Japanese forensic expert, in a guest spot on the television show Bones during its fourth season. In the 2012 drama film The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Maki was given the last opportunity to play Alice; the role ultimately went to Erin Wilhelmi. She played Jess Kato in the TBS comedy series Wrecked from 2016 to 2018. She portrayed a recurring supporting character on Freeform in Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger from 2018 to 2019.

As Ikumi in Dear White People and in the Toy Story universe, she is the first Asian-American woman to play a major part.

Maki’s Family

Maki grew up in Kirkland, Washington, where she was born. She shared a room with Chloe Bennet, an actress. She is a Yonsei, or fourth-generation Japanese American. During World War II, her grandmother Miyo was detained in the Japanese internment camp at Heart Mountain Relocation Centre in Wyoming. Her grandfather served in the 442nd Infantry Regiment, which was mostly made up of soldiers who were Japanese Americans. She is a sharecropper in Mountain View, California’s great-granddaughter. Two of her brothers are older. She goes by “Maki” both as her middle name and her great-grandmother’s first name.

Not just an Actor

Ally has put a lot of effort into making sure that, in addition to acting, representation in Hollywood is acknowledged. She is the creator of the clothing line Asian American Girl Club, which seeks to reimagine what it means to be a contemporary Asian American woman. She also collaborated with GIRLS INC. To assist young women’s emancipation.

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