I love telling stories that further diversify what it means to be Asian American. I am also interested in the intersection of faith, mental health, and cultural identity. I am passionate about researching basic human needs and motivation through story, which spans the psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual. I strive to bring all of myself to each role, through collaboration and experimentation.
Rewinding to the beginning of my life, I was born and raised in sunny Tucson, Arizona. I spoke Mandarin with my parents at home from a young age, and grappled with the duality of my Chinese heritage and greater American culture. My creative outlets included performing in plays at school, playing piano, Chinese dance and painting. As often as I could, I would also write and direct our Christmas plays at church. Even since I was young, I felt drawn to the art of live theatre and performance, but never considered it as a potential profession until college.
At Duke University, I gradually embraced an arts degree, and joined various performance groups on campus, including Antic Shakespeare, TemptAsians a cappella, Duke Student Broadcasting, and Duke Asian American Theater, where I directed DAAT's first full-length production, 'Ching Chong Chinaman' by Lauren Yee. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Psychology, and decided to receive further training at DePaul's MFA in Acting program, where I recently completed my studies.
Currently, I am an actress and voiceover artist working in both Los Angeles and Chicago. I am represented by Avant Artists in Los Angeles, and Lily's Talent in Chicago.
I'm always looking to contribute to awesome projects! Please contact me. I'd love to meet you!