The Baby-Sitters Club is currently one of the top trending shows on Netflix. Premiering on July 3, 2020, it is based on the popular book series by Ann M. Martin as well as a reboot of the 1990 TV show adaptation.
Like many reboots nowadays, Netflix’s Baby-Sitters Club is introducing fans to a more diverse cast as
well as story lines that fit in with today’s social climate. If you are curious
about the young girls who are now the face of this remarkable franchise, read
on below to learn more about the stars of the new 2020 series.
Sophie Grace as Kristy Thomas
Actress Sophie Grace plays Kristy Thomas, the president and
creator of the Baby-Sitters Club.
Sophie Grace is 14 years old and from Philadelphia. She
started acting professionally in 2018 with a few roles in short movies.
In an interview with Seventeen,
she shared that she and Kristy are similar in that they are both “natural
leaders” and “goal-setters.” However, unlike Kristy, she does not play sports
despite coming from a sporty family.
Malia Baker as Mary-Anne Spier
Actress Malia Baker plays Mary-Anne Spier, the secretary of the Baby-Sitters Club.
Baker is 13 years old. She was born in Botswana but raised
in Canada. Before The Baby-Sitters Club,
she appeared on A Million Little Things
and The Flash.
Baker shared with Seventeen that, like Mary-Anne, she is a
shy person. However, she can be more assertive than her character, saying, “When
my opinion is welcome and I can state it clearly, I’ll do that and I’ll have
debates, while Mary-Anne does not do that.”
Momona Tamada as Claudia Kishi
Actress Momona Tamada plays Claudia Kishi, the vice
president of the Baby-Sitters Club. For years, the character of Claudia has
been praised for being a positive representation of Asian-Americans.
Tamada herself is 13 years old and has already had an impressive resume. She has appeared on shows like The Boys and The Terror. Most notably, fans might know her work as young Lara Jean in To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You.
Speaking to J-14
about her character on The Baby-Sitters
Club, Tamada said: “I relate to Claudia a lot actually! I love art and
during school, I would always draw little doodles all over my work turning
numbers into animals and words into pictures… From a young age, I was
definitely into creating new things! I love fashion but Claudia’s wardrobe was
a definite eye opener and encouraged me to try new clothes out.”
Shay Rudolph as Stacey McGill
Actress Shay Rudolph plays Stacey McGill, the treasurer of
the Baby-Sitters Club. McGill is known for being a New York City girl who moved
Rudolph is 14 years old and already has some TV experience.
She played Maya Flynn on FOX’s Lethal
Weapon from 2018 to 2019.
Rudolph shared with Seventeen that she and Stacey both are “genuine,
loving” people who care about friends. However, when speaking about the
difference between her and Stacey, Rudolph said, “She’s pretty boy crazy and
I’m not so much.”
Xochitl Gomez as Dawn Shafer
Actress Xochitl Gomez plays Dawn Shafer, the “alternate
officer” of the Baby-Sitters Club and Mary-Anne’s half sister.
Gomez is 14 years old and has appeared in numerous works in
the past few years, such as the series You’re
the Worst and Gentefied.
In terms of how she is like Dawn, Gomez explained to
Seventeen that they are both “very confident and very chill.” However, she
admits that Dawn is more passionate about activism than she is.