Montana Jacobowitz

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Montana L. Jacobowitz (born November 26, 2001) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, musician, and advocate from Scranton, Pennsylvania. She is best known for her role as Peaches Thomas in the Amazon Prime series 2Real4U. She is also known for her appearance in the CBS film Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (film).

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Jacobowitz in 2019
Background information
Birth nameMontana Lil'1 Jacobowitz
BornNovember 26, 2001 (age 19)
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Actress, Singer-Songwriter, Musician
InstrumentsVocals, Multi-instrumentalist
Years active2014-present
WebsiteMontanaJacobowitz.com
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NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States of America

Personal life

Jacobowitz was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She is of American, Alaskan, and European American descent. Her parents are Irwin and Pearl Jacobowitz. She has two brothers, Dakota Jacobowitz and Arizona Jacobowitz. [1] [2] [3] [4]

Early life and career

Jacobowitz began acting at the age of 7 years old at her school and local theater productions. [5] [6] When she was 10 years old, she wrote an inspirational play (later adapted short film) called, My Brother Arizona, about her brother Arizona, who is autistic. The video later became a school wide sensation on YouTube. [7] By the age of 13, she booked her first major project on a PBS TV show called Teenage Critic as a co-host. [8] Two years later she appeared in the CBS film Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (film). In 2019, she began playing the recurring role of Peaches Thomas in the Amazon Prime (and later TV show) series 2Real4U.

Jacobowitz was nominated in three categories at the 5th Young Entertainer Awards and named Best Young Actress in a music video on October 25, 2020, for her song Let Me In. [9] The following month, she was nominated in four categories at the 41st Young Artist Awards and won the award for "Outstanding Vocalist" on November 21, 2020, for her original song, Ask Me Why I Cry. [10] In 2019, she was nominated for Actress of the Year for her work in the streaming TV series 2Real4U at the Inaugural Youth Actors Awards. The same year, she was chosen as a finalist on November 16th, for her advocacy work at the Global Youth Awards. [11]

Her parents signed her up for dance at the age of 3 years old and then gymnastics and cheerleading at the age of 11 years old. Jacobowitz started writing her own songs at the age of 12 years old and in 2019, she released her own music including Let Me In, Ask Me Why I Cry, The Things I've Done, and Reckless. [12] [13] [14] [15] She began playing the violin, cello, chimes, alto saxophone, guitar, and ukulele from a very young age. She has recently expanded with learning to play the piano and drums. [16]

Jacobowitz has always been big on advocating ever since she was 6 years old. She takes pride in her efforts to bring attention to the homelessness, children with special needs, education issues, cancer, women empowerment, bullying, climate change, abuse, etc. [17] She has shown a desire to be a part of the United Nations and become a UN Goodwill Ambassador. Jacobowitz has also shown a desire to study law and possibly open her own school to teach the special needs population and to protect their rights through advocacy and the legal process. She believes in spreading peace throughout the World is a global effort and necessary to conquer poverty. [18] [19]

Artistry

Sound

Jacobowitz has been described as a very versatile artist between singing pop, r&b/soul, indie, rap, and latino. [20] She has a mezzo-soprano vocal range.

Influences

Jacobowitz has cited that her musical influences are Alicia Keys, Alessia Cara, Arlissa, Andra Day, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé, Rihanna, Adele, Julia Michaels, Lewis Capaldi, Sam Smith, and Jessie Reyez, "they also sing very powerful originals and write real powerful messages in their music, just like me." [21] She has also mentioned actors that have influences including, Emma Watson, Melissa Gilbert, and Leonardo DiCaprio, "I feel that they have taught me a few acting techniques just by watching them. [22]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Edgewood, Ohio Maxine Short film
2019 Learning Curve Sydney Corbin Short film
2017 Proverbs Photographer Outside Courthouse
2016 Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Student Uncredited
2015 Shake Off the World High School Student Uncredited
2013 The Mystery of the Talent Show Gymnast Short film
2012 My Brother Arizona Montana Short film

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2019-2020 2Real4U Peaches Thomas Recurring role; 3 episodes
2018 Celebration of Music Contestant 1 episode
2014 Teenage Critic Co-host 5 episodes

Discography

Singles

Title Year
Reckless 2020
The Things I've Done 2020
Ask Me Why I Cry 2019
Let Me In 2019

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2020 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Vocalist Ask Me Why I Cry Won
2020 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Music Single Let Me In Nominated
2020 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Streaming Series - Teen Artist 2Real4U Nominated
2020 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Short Film - Teen Actress Edgewood, Ohio Nominated
2020 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Influencer Influencer Nominated
2020 Young Entertainer Award Best Young Actress - Music Video Let Me In Won
2020 Young Entertainer Award Best Music Single Ask Me Why I Cry Nominated
2020 Young Entertainer Award Best Young Actress - Short Film Edgewood, Ohio Nominated
2019 Diamondnique Productions - Inaugural Youth Actors Award Best Film Youth Actress of the Year 2Real4U Nominated
2019 Global Youth Awards Advocate Advocacy For Change Finalist

References

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  3. "Meet Montana Jacobowitz". VoyageATL. 27 May 2020. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  4. "MONTANA JACOBOWITZ TALKS SINGLE "LET ME IN" IN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW! (@IAMMONTANAJ)". CelebrityHaute Spot. 30 September 2019. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  5. Uluocha, Brian (16 July 2020). "Montana L. Jacobowitz Proves You Can Do It All". Jejune Magazine. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  6. De Marco, Cheryl (July 2020). "INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN" (8). Uploader Magazine. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  7. "Montana Jacobowitz". teenLook Magazine. July 2020. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  8. "Montana Jacobowitz". IMDb. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  9. "Young Entertainer Awards". Young Entertainer Awards. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  10. "Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Academy. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  11. Taing, Pitched (31 July 2020). "Femme Feature Friday - Montana Jacobowitz". YOU GOT THIS, GIRL!. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  12. Maeoka, Toshio (16 June 2020). "Montana Jacobowitz Drops New Music Video for "Reckless"". PM Studio Worldwide News. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  13. Frometa, RJ (20 April 2020). "INTERVIEW: Montana Jacobowitz". Vents Magazine. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  14. Hutto, Ainsley (23 April 2020). "Montana Jacobowitz Chats With TMI About Her New Releases". teen music insider. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  15. Franco V, Edelmiro (June 2020). "Reckless: Un corto musical que empodera las mujeres". Globedia (in español). Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  16. "5 Fast Facts about actress and singer Montana Jacobowitz". Teens Wanna Know!. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  17. Bujnosek, Bailey (21 October 2020). "Montana Jacobowitz talks acting, singing and being an advocate". GIRLS' LIFE. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  18. "Montana Jacobowitz" (19). Katwalk Fashion Magazine. June 2020. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  19. "Montana Jacobowitz". YV Hip Hop Magazine. May 2020. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  20. "Montana Jacobowitz". Indie Shark. May 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  21. "Montana L. Jacobowitz under 21 selects for Aug 2020". OUCH MAGAZINE. 7 August 2020. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  22. G, Victoria (22 April 2020). "Victoria G Interviews Montana Jacobowitz". Wattpad. Retrieved 5 December 2020.

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