Collaborating with directors to realize their vision for the stage or screen - bringing a writer's words to life in a real human being - THAT is my goal as an actor and collaborator.
Recently, I graduated from DePaul University with an MFA in Acting, and I love telling stories that further diversify what it means to be Asian American. I am also passionate about researching basic human needs through story, which spans the psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual. I do my best to bring all of myself to each role, in both comedic and dramatic styles.
Going back to the beginning, I grew up in Tucson, Arizona, surrounded both by my Chinese culture at home and popular American culture at school. I was often one of the only Asians in grade school, and grew up to develop my own Asian American identity. My creative outlets included performing in plays at school as often as I could, and writing/directing 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 and planned on going the medical route instead.
At Duke University, I gradually switched full-time to an arts degree, and joined various performance groups on campus, including Duke Asian American Theater, where I discovered Asian American theatre, and directed DAAT's first full-length production, 'Ching Chong Chinaman' by Lauren Yee.
Going headfirst into theatre and performance, I appeared in the Theater Department's production of 'ENRON', directed by award-winning director Talya Klein, "An Experiment with An Air Pump" directed by Jules Odendahl-James, and "BOB: A Life in Five Acts" directed by Ellen Hemphill. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Psychology, and decided to pursue further training at DePaul's MFA in Acting program, where I successfully earned my degree.
Currently, I am an actress-musician based in Chicago, pursuing acting on stage and screen. I'm always looking to contribute to awesome projects! Please contact me. I'd love to meet you!