2021
Academy Member
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Maika Quashie

Maika was born in Vancouver, BC and is a new actress known for her first acting role as young Wendy in Lifetime’s Wendy Williams: The Movie. She landed her first role at the age of 11 and has been working on her craft of acting with very talented actors & acting coaches. She enjoys attending her acting classes and is very passionate about dance. She is an active competitive dancer in lyrical, contemporary, jazz, hip hop and ballet.





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41st Young Artist Academy™ Awards

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Academy Newsletter Interview - August 2021

From dancing to acting, Academy Member Maika Charlie Quashie loves entertaining.
The 12-year old actress from Vancouver, British Columbia shares what she loves about working in Entertainment, and what she found to be eye-opening about the audition process this year.

I am new to this industry so I have participated only in the Wendy Williams movie playing young Wendy Williams. It was my first ever role and it taught me so much about this industry, but I have so much more to learn ... and I’m looking forward to it! Another passion of mine is dancing. I'm a competitive dancer and I have been dancing since I was 4-years old.
Working in Entertainment, I love that you never know what can happen next or what characters you might be playing and I love how nice and supporting everyone was on set. The most eye opening thing [this year, was] that it was almost easier (after we got all the technical stuff figured out) the self tapes were a lot less stressful than being in front of actual casting directors.

Networking Tip: One tip is to surround yourself with people in the industry, like my acting coaches, acting friends i've met on set, connect with them on social media, text, etc.

Business Advice: Never give up!

Follow Maika on IG @Maikaque

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