About Mia Tagano:
My first acting job was in the Fourth Grade Play. I was the only Second Grader to be asked. I memorized everyone’s lines. I knew I would be an actor.
Odd, perhaps. I was a shy girl from a tribe of poor but honest California farmers. It wasn’t until my Junior year in high school that I actually saw a play: Annie. It changed my life.
I earned a Masters in Theatre, moved to New York, toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company in England, and performed in scores of stage productions since.
I’m Japanese, Armenian and German.
I’m a vegetarian who eats fish. (There’s a name for that, but it sounds pretentious.)
I ran a marathon, just to see if I could.
And, I volunteer for a community group to improve my neighborhood.
My 92-year-old grandmother is my best friend. She teaches me to be in the moment.
I agree with Bill Keane who said: “The past is history, the future is a mystery and today is a gift”.
I love reads that are real and authentic. I can be exotic or homespun. Perky or subdued. Complex or straight-forward.
And I believe in the power of voice to change people’s minds.
Let’s work together.