Kitana Turnbull is a multitalented American child star who although may still be legally too young to do a lot of things, has shown that she is not too young to build a career as an actress, a dancer, and a singer. She claimed her first rise to fame when she was only 7 as a singer and then a dancer before complimenting her young career as an actress. She is already making waves in Hollywood and has appeared in several movies and TV series. She is most popular for her role as Carmelita Spats, a tyrannical and insufferable bully on Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Despite the light that is shining on her professional life, so much about her personal life seems to still be in the dark.
Kitana Turnbull’s Mother Had The Greatest Influence In Her Early Career
Kitana Turnbull was born on the 8th of August 2005 in the United States of America. The young talent is raised in an Asian/Italian family. While her mother is Italian, her father was born in Taipei while her grandmother was born in China but when she was only 3, she was forced to move to Taiwan as a result of a war. Her father came to the United States when he was three years old.
Her mother had a difficult childhood, but she ensured that her young daughter has one that is easy. She taught her how to be strong and humble while being hardworking at the same time.
The youngest of five kids, she got the opportunity to express and figure her way out very early, thanks to the help and support of her family. As a little girl, she got involved in school plays, talent shows, dance, as well as theater. It was thanks to her involvement in all these that she was discovered by an agency that took an interest in her, marking the start of her journey into the world of entertainment.
Turnbull can be said to have grown up in the eyes of the camera but she has kept so much about her childhood and education away from public knowledge.
She Made Her First Foray Into Showbiz When She Was 3
As stated, Kitana Turnbull was born with a natural aptitude for the performing arts and thus, she commenced her career at an early age. At three, she had already turned on the ignition to her career as a dancer. She got to take part in many competitions including a hip hop competition which she won.
She later commenced her Hollywood career in 2014 (at the age of nine), appearing in two short films, Monster in a House and Goodnight Lucy. The former is a short drama about a little girl, named Miah, who has to battle with monsters created by her parents’ fights. Turnbull played the leading role of Miah and received positive reactions for her performance. The Independent Critic described her performance as “heart-breaking vulnerability” and “mesmerizing”.
Since this amazing debut, Turnbull has not rested on her oars. She has gone on to garner appearances in several movies, TV series, and animations. They include Supergirl (2015), kid-A-Ma-Jigs (2015), Elena of Avalor (2016), The Bachelors (2017), Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (2017), Shimmer and Shine (2017), Next Gen (2018), Puppy Dog Pals (2018), Costume Quest (2019), and A Series of Unfortunate Events (ASOUE). ASOUE is a Netflix remake of the classic children’s novel.
It follows the trials and tribulations faced by the three Baudelaire children after the death of their parents in a mysterious fire. In the series, Kitana Turnbull plays the role of Carmelita Spats – the resident bully at the Prufrock Prep School where the Baudelaire children find themselves. She makes the children’s lives miserable and even figures out a way to sneak their arch-enemy, Count Olaf, into the school. As is common knowledge, ASOUE is full of villains but Turnbull managed to stand out with her maniacal performance. Her excellent showing fetched her rave reviews and there was even a whole Reddit thread dedicated to her brilliant performance.
The Italian and Asian American Actress’s Music Career Is On The Rise
Kitana Turnbull was first a singer before she became an actress even though she is more famous for her acting skills. The first video she shared on her YouTube channel is a video of a cover for Adele’s – Rolling in the Deep which she did when she was either 5 or 6 for a school audition.
She has performed in a few events and shows and has made covers of songs including Rihanna’s Stay, James Brown’s I Feel Good, and Justin Beiber’s Baby among others all of which she shared on her channel. Her song, Forever 7 which she released in 2016 has got more than 133,000 views on YouTube.
The Smart And Talented Kitana Turnbull Is Dyslexic
Kitana is amazing to behold on stage and screen. She has so much going for her that even her ardent fans will hardly get to know she is extremely dyslexic. Because of this learning difficulty, she had a great teacher who for two years, taught her techniques to make it easier to learn.
Before she got the help, the young multitalented actress did not only get M’s and W’s mixed, but she would go ahead and write everything backward.
She Has Multiple Streams Of Income Which Give Her A Decent Net Worth
Kitana Turnbull is one young lady who has multiple sources of income. Apart from acting, she has also has done commercials for companies such as KFC, Samsung, Pizza Hut, Honda, Macy’s, Tide, and Converse. She has a unique and interesting voice which also ensures she cashes in from various voice-over roles.
The actress is also earning a regular income from her Instagram account where she promotes various products using her ASOUE signature phrase – cakesniffers. Given these several sources of income, there is no doubt that Turnbull must have accumulated a small fortune which some random sources pegged at $200,000.
Too Young To Be In A Relationship?
Kitana Turnbull is single for the time being. This should not come as a surprise, given that she is still a young girl and has her whole life ahead of her. Additionally, she is involved in an industry that demands a lot of focus and hard work in order for an individual to succeed. Therefore, most of her energy is geared towards building a thriving career in Hollywood.
Of Average Height, Kitana Turnbull Is Still Growing Tall
Kitana Turnbull’s height, as well as other body measurements, are not yet available. However, a simple glance at the actress will reveal that she is of average height and has a slim build. Given that she is still a growing child, there is no doubt that she will definitely grow taller as the years go by.
Asides from acting, Turnbull is a dance enthusiast, as already revealed, and has taken part in several dancing competitions. All these will definitely contribute in keeping her in good physical shape in the future.