If you were around in the ’90s you almost certainly saw a Tina Majorino movie, although you may not have realized it. Majorino was a child star who appeared in films including Waterworld and When a Man Loves a Woman. But before long, she grew up and seemingly vanished from our screens – save for one iconic role. So where did she go? And what’s she up to now?
From a very young age, Majorino seemed desperate to become an actor; watching The Wizard of Oz was all it took to stir her interest. So Majorino persuaded her parents to let her follow her dream – and, ultimately, she was successful. And at first, she appeared in TV adverts – including one also featuring Christopher Reeve. When Majorino was seven, though, she won a part in ABC’s Camp Wilder.
And Majorino’s role in the sitcom moved her towards Hollywood and some decent movie roles. In 1994, for example, she appeared in When a Man Loves a Woman, a drama that also starred Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia. That same year, she also played the main human character in the children’s film Andre, about a little girl who befriends a seal.