Who is Ramona Young?

Ramona Young is an American actress, possibly best known to the world as Kaya in the TV series “Z Nation” (2016-2018), then as Mona Wu in the TV series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (2018-2020), and most recently as Eleanor Wong in the TV series “Never Have I Ever” (2020-2022), among several other notable roles that she’s secured in her decade-long acting career.

Ramona Young Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Ramona Abish Young was born on 23 May 1998 under the Gemini zodiac sign, in Los Angeles, California USA.

Ramona is the first generation Chinese-American since her parents are from Hong Kong, and she divided time between there and the US for the first eight years of her life. She hasn’t revealed the names of her parents but has said that her mother was in the US Navy, and that her father is a professor and a psychologist. Her mother’s occupation forced frequent family moves, and as a result, young Ramona attended over 40 schools throughout her teenage years.

After eventually matriculating, Ramona enrolled at California State University, Los Angeles, from which she obtained a degree in Theatre and Dance, and continued to take acting lessons at Playhouse West, which is one of the top acting schools and repertory theaters headquartered in Los Angeles, with another in Philadelphia; it was founded by Robert Carnegie and Jeff Goldblum.

Career Beginnings

Ramona’s career started when she was just 12 years old, as a double role in the short film “Specter” as Eve/Ghost.

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Two years later, Ramona had a minor role in the TV series “The Indie Thing”, which starred Steve Royall, Sacaar Williams and Joshua Kwak, then waited another two years for her next part, when she featured in a support role in the TV series “Super Fun Night” (2014), and in 2015, she was Missy Tollegs in the award-winning comedy film “Twelve”, which marked her big-screen debut.

Rise to Prominence

Ramona continued her career with roles in short films, such as “Wanderers” and “Reflections” both in 2015, while in 2016,  she was selected for her first recurring role, as Allison in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated comedy-drama series “The Real O’Neals”, starring Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, and Noah Galvin.

She featured in six episodes of the series, portraying the lesbian teenager, before she was chosen for the part of Inuk woman Kaya, in the TV action horror-comedy series “Z Nation”. She was promoted to the main cast for the fourth and fifth season of the popular series, and her praised performance gained her new roles.

She was Ramona in the TV series “Santa Clarita Diet” (2017-2019), while meantime in 2018 Ramona secured the role of Mona Wu in the TV action fantasy series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” – she was in the main cast in the fourth season, while for the fifth season her character was diminished to a recurring role, but in total, Ramona appeared in 17 episodes of this award-winning action-drama series, sharing the screen with such acting stars as Brandon Routh and Nick Zano among others.

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In 2020, Ramona secured yet another prominent role, this time as Emily in the award-winning comedy-drama film “Unpregnant”, with Haley Lu Richardson, Barbie Ferreira and Giancarlo Esposito as the main stars of the film. Moreover, Ramona has portrayed Eleanor Wong in the TV comedy series “Never Have I Ever”, based on Mindy Kipling’s childhood and teenage years, with Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, and Darren Barnet in the lead roles. Her character was promoted to the main cast in the second season of the series, and she’s appeared in 16 episodes out of 21 so far.

To speak further of her accomplishments, Ramona is now working on the comedy film “The Prank”, in which she will co-star next to Rita Moreno and Connor Kalopsis.

Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend, Single?

When it comes to her personal life, Ramona has been rather secretive about her own aspirations, and is only talking about her professional endeavors. Having played a lesbian character, the fact that she enjoys mostly female company, and her secretive nature, all added to rumors of her being lesbian, however, once you look into her social media accounts, she seems single and enjoying her life and career.

Net Worth

As of mid- 2021, Ramona Young’s net worth has been estimated to be around $1 million, earned through her acting career, during which she has made over 30 film and TV appearances. She is also a writer and producer, having worked on the short films “Reflections”, “Star Crossed”, and “Bottomland”, which have added to her wealth.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

This prominent actress has black hair and dark brown eyes. she stands at a height of 5ft 4ins (1.64m), weighs about 112lbs (51kgs), while her vital statistics are 32-25-34, bra size 32B.

Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia

Proud of her Chinese roots, Ramona is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, and can understand several far less popular dialects, thanks to her grandmother who taught her.

She is a mixed martial artist, having joined a mixed martial art club at the young age of four, and excels in Kungfu.

Despite her short stature, Ramona plays various sports including baseball and basketball, and she’s also a skateboarder.

She makes music too, and is an avid songwriter, but for now, Ramona hasn’t pursued music professionally.

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