Hong-hu Ada is an actress, English mother tongue, best known for her starring roles in the films "Mary"and "Go go Tales" by Abel Ferrara, "Il figlio più piccolo" and "Il papa di Giovanna" by Pupi Avati, "Ice Age 4: Continental Drift" just to name a few. Hong-hu Ada grew up in the United States. She spent her early childhood in the USA speaking English as her native language, but she was born in Italy to a Japanese father and Italian mother. In fact, she is an Italian-Japanese actress, but her grandfather was from Haiti. Hong-hu Ada began learning her craft in the theatre performing the drama of Shakespeare, Milton and Keats at the age of 6 years old. However, it wasn't' until she landed small roles in several films in USA at the age of 18 that she discovered acting was the love of her life. She is graduated from New York Film Academy and was immediately cast as Juliet in the Broadway production of " Romeo and Juliet" in Broadway, and later won the role of Varja in " Cherry Orchard" by A. Cechov. Following her work on Broadway American director Abel Ferrara cast her for his film "Mary" with Juliette Binoche and then later in "Go Go Tales" shot in Rome and New York. Italian director Pupi Avati reached out to Hong-hu and invited her to work on two films: "Il papa di Giovanna" in 2008 and in " Il figlio più piccolo" in 2009. She worked in other movies like "Time Killer", "The border crime" and in "Habemus Papam" by Nanni Moretti. Her big break came in 2011 when she was cast as the leading actress in the western film "Shuna, the Legend" by Emiliano Ferrera. The film set in 1870s, New Mexico, tells the story of the Comanche, a tribe of natives, who were being persecuted for the control of their territory. The lone survivor was a young woman named Shuna, who vows revenge again those responsible for her tribe's genocide. She becomes a warrior known throughout the West. For this role, Hong-hu learned to ride without a saddle and learned to shoot with the sawed-off shotgun. In the following year, 20th Century Fox cast her as the voice of the leading character Shira, the tigress, in the Animated Movie "Ice Age 4: Continental Drift"(for the Italian version) by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier. The 20th Century Fox also asked Hong-hu to sing her character's parts in the movie's entire soundtrack of the Ice Age 4. Around this time the 20th Century Fox cast her in the leading role of "Viper" in "X Men-The Wolverine" starring with Hugh Jackman . Unfortunately, the project changed director and script, and the film was re-cast. The season 2013/2014 the fan can watch her perform at Covent Garden in London as the protagonist Cordelia in the theatrical production of William Shakespeare "King Lear". Hong-hu Ada plays piano and koto, a particular Japanese instrument. She speaks 6 languages fluently, she is also graduated in Political Science from University and people also know her as a great singer, composer and songwriter. She has released 3 albums and two singles in USA and Italy. She sang on several film soundtracks and animated movies. Always focused on charity events she works tenaciously for the defense of "Human Right" and humanitarian campaigns for World hunger.
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