Tara grew up in Carefree, Arizona and has been entertaining audiences practically since birth. From her debutperformance at age 5 as the narrator in “Jack and the Beanstalk”, acting became her passion. At her request, she began dance lessons, followed by piano, musical theatre, acting, and voice. She consistently trained and soon began to compete and perform professionally in the arts. Determined to pursue her dream, Tara accomplished graduating with honors from high school at age 16. Immediately after graduating she made the move to Los Angeles and began training with acting coach Amy Lyndon, who helped her land her first role in the Weinstein Company film "The Boston Strangler: The Untold Story." Soon after she was hired to perform as the face of Princess Leia in the video game phenomenon “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.” Well versed in both comedy and drama, Tara has since then starred in many festival award-winning independent films.She continues to play classical piano and train in all areas of dance. In her spare time, Tara enjoys singing and writing music, drawing, snowboarding, and reading Shakespeare to her toy poodle Ophelia.
Cat Navarro developed her love for the arts at a young age. At 3 years old she had all the songs from Grease memorized and would belt out “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee” slightly off key but with a strong accent. Her family moved to northern California from the Philippines when she was a toddler. She grew up in Sacramento and the Bay Area. Growing up, her pastimes included watching movies, writing poetry, rescuing animals, and acting out dramatic scenes with her family inspired by Filipino soap operas. In college, Cat continued to pursue her love for the arts. She studied theatre and communication at the University of California San Diego. In 2009, Cat moved to Los Angeles where she continues to pursue her love for the arts. She enjoys doing improv with Monkey Butler Comedy and working on sketch comedy with her friends. Her favorite projects are those that speak truth, go against the grain, and make people see life a little differently.
Michelle Young Cho
Michelle Young Cho was born in Korea but raised in America. She has a BA in Political Science International Affairs from University of California,
Riverside. She is an Asian American actor and is also working at Korea Herald Business. She has studied at the Steve Eastin Acting Studio and the East West Players . Michelle's accomplishments include musicals, being featured on StandOff, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and commercials for Alphas and Center Bank. She has also theatrically performed on stage for Company of Angels’, Angel Island at the Gene Autry Museum and at East West Player’s studio lab project.
Kristina Wong is an internationally presented solo performer, writer and cultural commentator named "One of the Seven Funniest Eco-Comedians" by Mother Nature Network. Her most notable touring show-- "Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" looked at the high rates of depression and suicide among Asian American women and toured to over 40 venues since 2006. It's now a broadcast quality DVD that has been acquired by university libraries nationwide and is also available for home use at Amazon.com (www.flyingwong.com). "Going Green the Wong Way" is her fifth solo show. She's been a commentator for American Public Media's Marketplace, PBS, Jezebel and Playgirl Magazine. Her work has been awarded with grants from Creative Capital, The Map Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation, the Durfee Foundation, National Performance Network, four grants from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and a residency from the MacDowell Colony. www.kristinawong.com
Lori has a BA in Music with an emphasis in Theater and Dance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She currently works as Studio Manager at Soundworks, a recording studio in Burbank, CA. She pursues acting and music in her free time and loves living in Hollywood.
A lover of entertainment, entrepreneurship and food, Frances Tang is taking Orange County by storm. She graduated with a BA in Communications from UC San Diego. She works for a tech company by day and as a Polynesian dancer and model by night. She loves pastry arts, networking and creating new ideas and opportunities. The only food she will not eat is eggplant. To find out more about daytime Frances, please visit www.francestang.net. To learn more about nighttime Frances, please visit www.leolanit.com.
Linda Nguyen Lee
Originally from Washington State, Linda Nguyen Lee now resides in Orange County, CA. She studied Business Administration and Marketing at the University of Washington and works as a Marketing Consultant for Farmers Insurance Group. Linda has a passion for giving back to the community and serves on the board for NAAAP - Southern California (National Association of Asian American
Professionals) and is involved with other non-profit organizations in the community.
For more about NAAAP-SC please visit: http://www.naaapsocal.org/
A San Francisco Bay Area native, was born and raised in San Jose, California. She graduated from Santa Clara University, with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. Miss Field’s ethnicity is half Korean, half English/Irish/German. Jennifer holds the title of Miss Asian America 2007..For leisure, Jennifer enjoys fine dining, boxing, Western horseback riding, and snowboarding. An avid hiker, she annually vacations to one of the nation’s beautiful National Parks—her most beloved park of all is Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Jennifer has visited nearly every national park and monument in the western United States. Jennifer Field’s ultimate goal in life is to be a respected actress, and her biggest dream is to win an Emmy or Oscar someday…and make her friends and family proud.
For more on Jennifer visit: http://www.jennfield.com/
Judy is an actress, dancer, and model. Her love for the entertainment world began when she was in middle school and consists of acting in film, theatre, dance, and fashion shows. She graduated from the University
of California, San Diego where she hosted her own TV show and did acting there as well. She studied theatre, costume design, and psychology at UCSD. Besides her interest in acting and hosting, she also enjoys costume design, event managing, and helping kids with special needs. She has traveled a lot for several marketing companies working on national tours and promos. She also loves to travel abroad; she has been to Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Mexico. She is fluent in Spanish. To see some photos of previous work go to: Judy Loren - photos
Alison Minami is an actress and writer in Los Angeles. She has worked with Pan Asian Repertory of New York and East West Players Theatre of L.A. Most recently, she
performed in The Vampire Masquerade at the Next Stage Theatre and was selected to be on the Moth Radio Hour. As a writer, she was a finalist for
fiction in the Meyerson Southwest Review and a 2012 finalist
in California Exchange Award for Poets and Writers. Her play "Face to the Sun" has had two staged readings at East West Players. She served on the 2013 Jury for the Monaco Charity Film Festival. She hails from Boston, MA.
This Burmese-American SAG/AFTRA Actor, TV/Radio Host, Producer and Entrepreneur is one to keep a watchful eye on. Most widely known for his Emmy-Winning Broad-band Drama “Satacracy 88,” his Stereotype-Breaking Role as Syrus Primoris on Syfy Television Series “The Resistance Series,” and Starting Projects Launching his own Career, this Actor, Host, Producer is never the one to sit around waiting for things to happen. Working 48 hours a day to create Project after Project, fearlessly paving his own path and grabbing destiny by its horns, Adrian shoots for the sky and aims to be among the stars. And we have a feeling his destination will be much, much further.
For more about Adrian visit: http://www.adrianzaw.com/
The letter “C” for Courtney stands for creativity, confidence, curiosity, courage, collaboration, compassion and just the right amount of crazy. Courtney is an actor who is passionate about telling stories and connecting with people. Her acting journey includes completing South Coast Repertory Theater’s Professional Intensive and Conservatory where her favorite role was Martha Cratchit in A Christmas Carol and work for Nickelodeon, Animal Planet, NBC and commercials. In addition, to her work on stage and film she graduated California State University, Fullerton with a BA in Communications with a Public Relations concentration. For more information about Courtney check out her website and her blog at courtneykato.com Let your light shine!
Khristine grew up in the Philippines where she studied singing and acting at Repertory Philippines. As a young girl, she was an avid fan of musicals, especially “Miss Saigon”. She also took singing and acting classes and performed with the East West Players Studio Lab Projects. Not only does she enjoy performing, she also enjoys working out and training in Muay Thai kickboxing.
She previously worked in the financial industry but took a leap of faith and seek a career in the medical field. Currently, she works as a Registered Respiratory Therapist at a prestigious hospital in Los Angeles. Being able to entertain and take care of people are her greatest passions.
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