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Have you discovered Netflix’s latest feel-good family gem? If you have, you’ll agree that Finding ‘Ohana couldn’t have been released at a better time. The film follows two Brooklyn siblings on their journey to reconnect with their Hawaiian ancestry — and potentially some buried treasure — on the island of O’ahu. The Netflix original, which has been described as “The Goonies 2.0” with a Hawaiian twist, is an adventure-packed comfort movie that combines 80s nostalgia with a compelling plot and a pinch of family-friendly romance.
Finding ‘Ohana was released only a few days ago (January 29), but the cast has already generated plenty of buzz. One performance in particular may have put an emerging star on the map. So, who is the actress behind Ioane’s love interest? Here’s what you need to know about Lindsay Watson.
Who Plays Hana in Finding ‘Ohana?
Meet Lindsay Watson. The Maui native has become a big name overnight after her breakout performance as Hana Okumura. Even more impressive is the fact that Finding ‘Ohana is her first ever movie! She doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page yet, though that’s sure to change very soon. The up and coming actress, who recently relocated to Los Angeles, already has another movie lined up. Watson will be playing Pi’ilani in The Wind & The Reckoning, which is based on Jack London’s writings about colonial occupation in Hawai’i. Her sophomore debut is currently in post-production and has yet to receive a release date.
Is Lindsay Watson Hawaiian?
Yes! Lindsay Watson, whose character’s Hawaiian heritage is an integral aspect of Finding ‘Ohana, is Hawaiian herself, as well. She has described her ethnic background as “Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Irish, Spanish, Native American, and maybe more!” Watson has also shared her traditional Hawaiian name, Anuhea, which translates to the “cool, sweet fragrance of the upland forest.”
How Old is Lindsay Watson?
The burgeoning star was born in 1995 and is currently 25 years old. 10 points to the Millennials!
Is Lindsay Watson from Finding ‘Ohana on Instagram?
She sure is! Watson already has nearly 30k followers on the social media platform. Give her a follow to see what she’s up to next!
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