There are a lot of culturally fluid actors and actresses in the movie industry and one of them is Pom Klementieff.
Klementieff has parents from different countries: a Korean mother and French-Russian father. She is a Third Culture Kid because her father was a diplomat, and as a child she got to live in different places around the world.
Born in Quebec, Canada, Klementieff is technically a Canadian citizen, but only lived there for a year before her family started moving around to different places. They lived in Japan, Côte d’Ivoire and finally settled in France where her father worked for the French government.
When she was 19, Klementieff entered Cours Florent Drama School in Paris and she debuted in a French independent film called “Après lui” in 2007. Her first Hollywood film was Spike Lee’s “Old Boy.” In 2015, she joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in “Guardians of Galaxy” Volumes 1 and 2, “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: End Game.”
Klementieff has said she can relate a lot to her role as Mantis in the Marvel movies via her reserved demeanor in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Klementieff has starred mostly in action and science fiction movies, and perhaps her appreciation of other countries has encouraged her to choose the characters in the films she’s been in. She clearly has a lot to talk about via her cultural upbringing and cultural insights. I hope that she continues to leave us with great impressions through films, hopefully through those that deal with cultures.