5 Fast Facts about actress Milanis Clark
11 year old Milanis Clark has recently hit Broadway as part of the cast for “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W 46th St, in New York City.
The fun loving afro-latina Harlem, New York native 5th grader started acting at the age of five in school productions for School House Rocks and the Michael Jackson vs. Prince Collections. She started singing at the age of 3 at school talent shows and in local restaurants, which led to her being booked to play at more high profile events.
“I love what I do and I plan on being an entertainer for the rest of my life, this is my passion.” – Milanis
Milanis Clark comes from a family full of talent; Her mother Yeimis is a longtime professional dancer who currently tours with the legendary Lisa Lisa from the iconic 80s group Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam and is co-founder of the nonprofit Designed 2 Dance Inc, and her step-mother Toni Menage – a renowned singer and performer in her own right – is the Personal Manager and Musical Director for Lisa Lisa and has helped guide the careers of many artists of note throughout her illustrious career on the management side of the business.
Besides her gifts of song and on stage, Milanis also loves to dance, to paint and just to laugh! She’s double jointed! She likes funky glasses! Milanis is pure energy and just plain fun. Check out her YouTube show “Mila Tales” at https://youtu.be/g-ncDpnd9UU
Watch Milanis in the Disney + movie “Better Nate Than Ever” (Directed by Tim Federle with cast including Rueby Wood, Aria Brooks, Lisa Kudrow and Joshua Bassett) on your favorite device of choice.
Here’s 5 fast facts about Milanis!
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She’s met one of her favorite actresses EVER.
OMG!! The best memorable showbiz moment I’ve had thus far was meeting Lisa Kudrow on set of Better Nate Than Ever. The kids had no idea she was even in the movie at that point in time. When she appeared all you heard was screams because we were so surprised. I know I was in shock because I watch her almost every night on tv (and she is my favorite character on that show). I ran to my mom and said PHOEBE’s here lol. Everything about being in a movie was such a great moment though. Excited to do it again soon and meet more people.
She made her Broadway debut on “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical!”
The biggest thing I was looking forward to on Tina is performing live on stage every night in front of an audience. I would sing, act and dance in front of my mirror all the time and to see it come true is just amazing. I was also excited to meet the cast and crew and taking in all the information as I can. I want to be a sponge and learn from my experience and the experience of cast members as well. I’m ready and super excited for my journeys, especially this being my Broadway Debut!
What her best friends might say aboout her:
My friends would say I am very loving and caring. I truly am. I care about the way people are treated, and am usually empathetic to their feelings. I am a big advocate for homelessness, and believe every human deserves to live under a roof. I get sad when people are going through something, but I also get super excited and happy when people are celebrating accomplishments. If I have it my way everyone would live happy and enjoy life doing what they love. I am a big supporter in everyone’s personal goals.
Horror movies and books? Yes please!
People are surprised to know that I love horror movies and books! I LOVE it. I’m not sure where I get the love for it from because both of my parents do not EVER watch anything remotely close to horror. Lol. But I do enjoy it a lot.
Carbs suit her just fine.
OK. So, I love Baked Macaroni and Cheese and if I can have it every week I would live like a queen! My mom refuses to make it every week though because its a lot of work and she claims she doesn’t live life to shred cheese all the time. Lol. But what I do eat every week would be pasta. I mean who doesn’t like pasta!