Photo by Mario Di Donato

Photo by Mario Di Donato

 

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). After briefly working for local televisions in her home town and modeling in Milan, at the age of 20, Ada moved and worked extensively 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 his exceptionally long running popular and Guinness World Record winning 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—now more than ever—than to eagerly study and research about her two passions: organic food/nutrition and human behavior.

Her lifelong journey and experience along with her findings are what eventually developed into her blogs, upcoming book, podcasts and ADAMAURO.COM.