Luanda de Hilster was acting before she was born. Her birth plays a prominent part in the overall storyline of the de Hilster family with her mom, Doris de Hilster, having a neural-muscular junction disease. Since she was very small, Luanda was always dancing, singing, and acting giving her first formal voice recital at 5 years old.
Luanda currently is 11 years old and in a short time, has become quite an talented actor and singer. In the 6th grade, she won a principle part which required a strong voice beating out many 7th and 8th graders for the part. Her father and director of this film wrote an article about her recently on his own blog you can read here: http://www.dehilster.com/home/nurturing-natural-talent.