Exploring Maria Zhang’s Mother, Father & Family!

Anup Jung Pandey

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blurred-reality.com – Maria Zhang was raised in a mixed-culture family. While her father was Chinese, her mother was Polish. However, she has yet to reveal the identities of her mom and dad.

The highly awaited live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender is now available to stream in its entirety on Netflix, with fans captivated by this new take on the popular animation series.

The live-action series takes us back to the beginning when Aang is still a youthful and carefree boy, unknowing of his actual identity but already a prodigy. Over the course of eight episodes, he goes on a perilous journey just to realize that there is still much work to be done if he wants to take on his mantle as the world’s savior.

The Netflix series stars a fresh cast, including Gordon Cormier, Dallas Liu, Kiawentiio Tarbell, Ian Ousley, and Daniel Dae Kim, in iconic roles. Aside from their performances, another cast who has gathered the attention of many viewers is the Suki actress, Maria Zhang.

With her impressive and powerful performance, Zhang’s personal life has been a popular subject of discussion among viewers. They want to know a lot of things about her, especially her mom, dad, and upbringing. Well, we’ve got you covered.

Maria Zhang Was Born to a Polish Mother and a Chinese Father!

Born on August 8, 1999, to parents from different parts of the world, Maria Zhang had an interesting upbringing. Having a Polish mother and a Chinese father wasn’t normal at the time.

While the identities of her mother and father have not been revealed yet, it’s safe to assume that the Suki actress was raised in two different cultural environments. Even though she was born in Poland, she spent most of her early days in Beijing, China.

Maria, along with her family, moved to China when she was just a year old. She eventually moved again (this time to Southern California in the United States) for college. She had lived in three different countries before even graduating.

aria Zhang was born to parents of different ethnicity. blurred-reality.comMaria Zhang was born into a family of different ethnicities.
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Growing up, she not only learned Polish and Chinese but she also learned Russian as her mom and dad mostly communicated in Russian. In an interview with Mixed Asian Media (MAM), she explained,

So I’m half Polish, half Chinese. My mom is Polish, my dad is Chinese, and I grew up in a house where my parents spoke Russian to each other (I spoke Polish to my mom and Chinese to my dad), so it was a whole jumble of languages and cultures. To me that just felt like the norm, but whenever I’d tell other people that, they’d be like, ‘Oh my God, this is crazy.’

As of now, we are not sure if she still lives with her family. She barely posts any updates about them on her Instagram. The last she posted anything about them was in 2020 on the occasion of Polish Mother’s Day. She posted a series of pictures with her mother with the caption, “Happy Polish Mother’s Day to this magical woman that I call my mama.”

Maria Zhang’s Passion for Acting Wasn’t Harmed by Her Ethnical Background

Despite being born into a multi-diverse family, Maria Zhang’s passion for acting wasn’t harmed by the difference in her mom’s and dad’s ethnical backgrounds.

Born in Poland, Maria moved to China when she was just a year old. However, her passion for acting was so strong that she used to go to Poland every summer as part of a theatre group. She previously told,

My grandma actually saw this newspaper clipping asking for young actors to come do this community theatre show. They were doing ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ and I was like, ‘I have to do this!’ I ended up going back to Poland every summer, just to be a part of this theatre group. It was like magic, ‘cause it was in the middle-of-nowhere countryside of Poland. We would run on the grass, pouring our hearts and souls into weeks of rehearsals to create this imaginary world.

o travel a lot because of her passion for acting. blurred-reality.comMaria Zhang used to travel a lot because of her passion for acting.
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Her acting participation in plays was what made her pursue a career in acting. That is how she became an actress. Not just an actress but a good one as her performance in Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series has impressed many.

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