A Kauai teen is starring in the limelight with a new television series and upcoming movie.
Born on the Garden Isle in 2004, Siena Agudong is paving her way in the entertainment industry at just 13 years old. She has captivated audiences through her performances, whether on stage or on screen, and is now part of a Nickelodeon series and Warner Brothers movie.
Her favorite part of acting is seeing everything she’s done coming together in the final project.
“I also love reading the scripts,” Agudong said. “I just love the idea of playing someone completely different.”
Her first break was in 2014 when Agudong portrayed Lulu Parker through her recurring role on ABC’s Texas Ranger drama, “Killer Women,” which aired in early 2014. She has since been a steady guest star on Nickelodeon’s “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn” as well as playing Tiffany in her recurring role on TVLand’s “Teachers.”
“The hardest part is that you have to make a lot of sacrifices along the way,” Agudong said. “But in my opinion, I see why it’s all worth it in the end. As long as I have the support from my family and my team, I feel like I can do it.”
With her love of theater, she dominated the stage as the Wicked Witch in the “Wizard of Oz.” Her passion for acting has earned her several Young Entertainer and Young Artist Award nominations in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In spring 2017, she was awarded “Best Guest Starring Young Actress 12 &Under.”
Her advice to aspiring actors and actresses on Kauai is, “dream big.”
“Just believe in yourself and just go for the ride and have fun and work really hard for your dreams and don’t give up,” she said.
Agudong recently wrapped up filming for her starring role in “Star Falls,” which premiered March 31 on Nickelodeon.
“I am currently auditioning for new projects, and I am working on my craft, and I am crossing my fingers for season two of Star Falls,” Agudong said.
She will also entertain audiences in her debut Warner Brothers movie, “Alex and Me,” starring alongside US soccer starlet Alex Morgan, an Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion.
“I learned so many things from her as well,” Agudong said. “She was such an amazing person, and it was such an honor to be able to work with her.”
“It was definitely tricking in the beginning,” Agudong said. “I did two and a half weeks of training with a professional soccer player who’s from Scotland actually…. There’s a lot of challenges that came up, but it was so fun to shoot.”
The new movie is set to be released this summer and will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD June 19.
“I love all my support on Kauai and I really appreciate it,” Agudong said. “Watch for ‘Alex and Me’ coming out this June!”
John Steinhorst, reporter, can be reached at 245-0435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.