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20 Questions With

Futaba Shioda

Born- Boston, MA
Lives- New York, NY
Occupation- Actor
Interviewed in
Seattle, WA

1. Where do you consider home? 

The Northeast, Massachusettes, or New York City


2. Favorite place you've been in the world?

The Concord House, in Concord Massachusettes

3. If you could go to one place, where would it be?

Versaille, I want to see how Marie Antionette lost it all. 

4 If you could have dinner with one person dead or alive, who would it be?

Harriet Tubman, she's just, I mean, wow.

5. If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you choose?

My mom's homemade beef curry and a side of tomatoes

6. What's your irrational fear?

Putting my energy into the wrong things. 

7. What's your favorite word?


8. What would your tombstone say?

Check elsewhere, I was cremated. 

9. Tell me a joke?

Our system of checks and balances in the government. 

10. What's your favorite movie?

I like Miyazaki movies, probably Princess Mononoke

11. If you could pick one age to be forever, what age would you be?

I wouldn't want to be one age forever, the point is to keep changing. 

12. How do you want to be remembered?

That I took as much space as possible and made Asian Americans as visible as I could. 

13. What did your 8-year-old self-think you’d be doing at this stage of life?

It was either this (acting) or settling into retirement after winning an Olympic gold in figure skating. 

14. Is there another profession you would pursue if you weren’t an actor?

A trapeze artist, or a congresswoman, or a sex Ed Teacher. 

15. Who's the last person you called?


16. Name one odd thing that no one could ever guess about you?

I feel really uncomfortable with my hair right now.

17. If you had to describe yourself in 3 words, what would they be?

Passionate, Opinionated, Resilient 

18. What song would you want to play every time you walk into a room?

Electric Lady, by Janelle Monae

19. What kind of animal would you be?

A Parrot

20. What's the best advice you've ever received?

Norm Lewis taught my class once, he said, "Let them tell you no, never tell yourself no."

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