Paige Tamada is an American actress who began her career as a charming and enchanting young lady. Paige has acted in several TV series and movies and is best known for her role as Judy the elf in the 1994 American Christmas fantasy film The Santa Clause.
The beautiful American actress was born on January 11, 1985, as Paige Yukiko Tamada in Los Angeles, California, where she also grew up. Although there is little or no information about Paige’s education, sources indicate that she attended the French-American School of Lila in Santa Ana, California, and the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied English.
Paige Tamada was introduced to the entertainment industry at a very young age. She began her acting career at the age of six with a supporting role as Jessie in the television show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1991) and later played various roles in other television series such as Eleanor in Evening Shade (1991 to 1995), as Marie in Full House (1992 to 1995), as Clara in Seinfeld (1996), as Tiffany in Tim Allen’s show Home Improvement (1993) and L.A. Fighters.
However, she is best known for the 1994 family comedy classic, Santa Claus, in which she played the role of Judy the elf, a character who remains one of the most iconic and memorable in the film. Santa Claus is a popular holiday movie based on the story of Santa Claus and the North Pole. It is a simple story about a somewhat bitterly divorced Scott Calvin (Tim Allen), who unexpectedly finds himself a new Santa Claus when the last one had an accident at his house. When the real Santa Claus falls from his roof and dies, Calvin adorns himself with the suit and takes on the role of Santa Claus to ensure that the Christmas presents are delivered, and finally lands at the North Pole, colorful land of elves, where he is immediately welcomed as the new Santa Claus. While stuck in Wonderland, a place built from pure fantasy, a little girl, Judy the elf (Paige Tamada), arrives and serves as hostess to the new Santa Claus (Tim Allen). She brings a legendary delicious hot chocolate with a special recipe that took her 1200 years to perfect. But her role is much more spectacular, as she was able to convince Calvin (who stopped believing in Santa Claus as a child) to believe in magic with her famous line “Seeing is not believing, believing is seeing”. As expected, Calvin later accepted the idea and made it his own.
After the holiday comedy that was Paige’s claim to fame, she played roles in other films such as The Child in Untamed Love (1994), The Kids in Mad City (1997), and Young May in Milo (1998). However, since 1999, after playing “Girlfriend #2” in an episode of Ally McBeal, she hasn’t appeared in any movie since.
Santa Claus was indeed a hit, grossing $144,833,357 in the U.S., and although we’re not sure about Tamada’s current value, sources indicate that the leading lady with dark brown hair and eye color has an estimated net value of $1.3 million for her contributions to the industry in the 1990s.
In what was written about the actress, everything revolved around her and not much about her family. However, it is known with certainty that she is of white ethnic origin and belongs to the American nationality.
Since she started to appear on the screen as a child, it can be said that her family supported her acting talent as soon as they saw it in the bud. Apart from that, it is not known what names her parents have and whether she has siblings or not.
Where is Paige Tamada Now?
Interestingly, there were two more sequels to the successful Christmas classic; The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006), but the silver-speckled elf gave up a role and did not appear in any of them, which, according to ratings, lost popularity compared to the success of the original Disney holiday movie. More than two decades have passed since the original film, and the talented actress seems to have simply had enough of the spotlight. Either she’s taking a long break now or she’s left the entertainment industry for no apparent reason. More than that, she doesn’t seem to be very present in social media.
Given the sudden disappearance of Paige Tamada from both the public and the media during her teenage years, she has left no clues as to her personal life and current aspirations. However, some sources indicate that Tamada retired completely from the entertainment business after graduating from Berkeley and is now working in an unidentified large retail company in a senior position.