An Italian born actress, linguist, chef, and inspirational speaker, Ada is what show business in Japan calls "maruchi-tarento" (multi-talent), a talent with a wide range of performing skill, from comedy to drama, but specialized in improv and live-performing. Ada has worked in Tokyo, all over Japan, and internationally as an actress, comedienne, host, reporter and a live magazine anchor. She became a household name there working side by side with top Japanese comedian Tamori in the exceptionally popular and long-running (32 years) TV show "Waratte ii to mo!" Signed by the top talent agency in Tokyo (Tanabe Agency), Ada starred in numerous other popular TV shows, and later in film and theater. She enjoyed the love and support of many, from teenagers to elderly loyal fans, whom she continues to cherish. Ada trained and worked as an actress in New York and Los Angeles, both in theater and on camera. After getting married and having her first child, she stopped working to focus exclusively on her family. While raising her two children, Ada's original desire for understanding what leads to the wellbeing and happiness of the human soul, (what originally sparked her passion for traveling and exploring new cultures), grew stronger. As a mother and wife, nothing seemed more relevant or worthwhile, motivating her, now more than ever, to eagerly study and research about her two passions: organic food/nutrition and human behavior. Her lifelong journey along with her findings are what eventually developed into her blogs, upcoming podcasts and ADAMAURO.COM
Ada was lucky to have been born in a family of chefs and great cooks and, (even though she started as a horribly picky eater as a child), evolved into a strict gourmet foodie and chef. She was also a vegan for 7 years and continues to have a deep love for fruits and vegetables, which makes her cuisine and interest in food diverse, extra creative and healthy. Ada has starred in the top cooking shows in Japan (Gochisoosama and Ryori Tengoku), as a celebrity guest chef. She was also the co-owner and the executive chef for the Italian restaurant Cara, in the affluent and fashionable Aoyama, in Tokyo. Ada loves lavishing friends and family at every opportunity with her home made delicacies. Her cooking is known for its unforgettable flavors and eagerly anticipated by friends around the world.
Ada advocates that there is so much we can learn from our need for food and that it can teach us more about ourselves than we realize.
She believes that cooking and enjoying delicious food together is a fantastic way to bond and share life. It is also the perfect environment for organically learning, growing, and digesting more than just the wonderful food we eat.