Born and raised in the concrete jungle of Shenzhen, China and having spent the past 6 years in the US, this city girl now calls both NYC and Shenzhen home. Ann grew up speaking Mandarin Chinese and English, and has been dancing, singing and playing the piano for as long as she could remember.
Ann has just graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts & The Stella Adler Studio of Acting (BFA Acting '17 with Honors), with minors in Linguistics and Business of Entertainment, Media & Technology. She has spent the past two summers at Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Hangar Theatre upstate.
...and yes, she's probably already heard all of the possible puns to her last name, dang it.
...also YES: she can legally work in the U.S.
Upcoming Short Film "Free"
Currently in production for an upcoming short film titled "Free" (written and directed by Jen Kim). I am playin the lead role Hyun Hee, a young girl in Korea confronted with the difficult choice of what to do with her pregnancy in the wake of her Mother's death and her Father's grief. The film will be submitted for the HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition.
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Hangar Theatre Lab Company 2017
I performed in three shows and one cabaret this summer, directed by this year's Drama League Directing Fellows. Check out more photos here!
KIDDSTUFF • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (by Kevin Kling) as Mom
directed by Jillian Carucci, June 12th - June 17th @ Hangar Theatre
THE WEDGE • The Messenger (by Olivia Dufault) as Widow
directed by Tom Costello, June 26th - July 3rd @ The Cherry Arts Space
LATE NIGHT CABARET
directed by Jillian Carucci, July 1st @ Hangar Theatre
THE WEDGE • Pullman Car Hiawatha (by Thornton Wilder) as Parkersburg/Jupiter/12:00
directed by Gabriel Weissmann, July 17th - July 24th @ The Cherry Arts Space
Columbia MFA Play-Reading 04/27/17
I got to be a part of ARC: A Showcase of Female Playwrights at Columbia University, performing in a new play, Abby in Beijing (written by Ruoxin Xu) as the titular character, a 17-year-old Chinese American girl visiting her father's country for the first time.
Thursday 04/27 @ Schapiro Theatre, 615 W 115th St, New York, NY 10025
NYU Tisch Film&TV - "I Love You, Lucy Liu!" 04/21/17
I played the lead in multi-camera studio project at NYU Tisch, written and directed by Joel Rao.
Women Without Men @ Stella Adler/NYU Tisch 2/28/17-3/5/17
I played the vivacious schoolteacher Ruby Ridgeway in Women Without Men by Hazel Ellis at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, directed by Suzi Takahashi.
Check out more photos from the show here!
Clip: How To Get Away With Murder
Short reel: Film & TV work
Clip: Fresh Off The Boat
Clip from Chinglish at Columbia University