Asian Actors in Network TV Pilots 2017-18

by JohnJones2000 | created - 28 Apr 2017 | updated - 28 Apr 2017 | Public

1. Sandrine Holt

Actress | House of Cards

Sandrine Holt made her feature film debut in Bruce Beresford's epic Black Robe (1991), which earned her a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She has starred in such films as Rapa Nui (1994), Dance Me Outside (1994) and Pocahontas: The Legend (1995). In addition, she co-starred with ...

Sandrine Holt is set as the lead in ABC's THE CROSSING.

2. Justin Chon

Actor | Twilight

Justin Chon was born in Garden Grove, Orange County, California, and was raised in Irvine, California. He is the son of Kyung, a pianist, and Sang Chon, a former child actor. Justin is of Korean descent.

Justin Chon is a writer, director, and actor known for his '90s LA Riots drama Gook (2017), ...

Justin Chon is set to star in ABC's DECEPTION.

3. Irene Keng

Actress | The Curse of La Llorona

Irene Keng is an actress and producer, known for The Curse of la Llorona (2019), Liza on Demand (2018) and The Good Doctor (2017).

Irene Keng will star in ABC's THE GOOD DOCTOR

4. Mike Moh

Actor | Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Mike grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was inspired by one of his heroes, Jackie Chan, while working as a stuntman in Hong Kong on the film "Robin-B-Hood" to pursue a career in acting. Mike relocated to Los Angeles and landed roles in numerous commercials, TV shows, and films like "Street Fighter:...

Mike Moh will star in Marvel and ABC's INHUMANS as Triton!

5. Ken Leung

Actor | The Sopranos

Ken Leung was raised in the Two Bridges section of the Lower East Side in New York City. His family moved to Midwood, Brooklyn where he grew up before finishing high school in Old Bridge, New Jersey. He attended NYU and studied acting with Catherine Russell and Nan Smithner, then briefly with Anne ...

Ken Leung will star in Marvel and ABC's INHUMANS as Karnak!

6. Sonya Balmores

Actress | Inhumans

Sonya Balmores is an actress and writer, known for Inhumans (2017), Den of Thieves (2018) and Soul Surfer (2011). She is married to Kanoa Chung.

Sonya Balmores will star in Marvel and ABC's INHUMANS!

7. Elaine Tan

Actress | Tully

Elaine was born in London, England. She attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School and performed in West End stage productions, including South Pacific and The King & I, Royal Variety Shows, film, television, radio and commercials. After leaving to attend a regular academic school, she continued ...

Elaine Tan will star in ABC's SALAMANDER!

8. Tim Kang

Actor | Rambo

Tim Kang was born on March 16, 1973 in San Francisco, California, USA as Yila Timothy Kang. He is an actor and producer, known for Rambo (2008), Two Weeks Notice (2002) and The Forgotten (2004).

Tim Kang will star in ABC's THE TRUSTEE!

9. Camille Chen

Actress | Game Night

Camille Chen was born on September 1, 1979 in Taipei, Taiwan. She is an actress and director, known for Game Night (2018), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) and The New Guy (2002). She has been married to Christian Anderson since March 4, 2017.

Camille Chen will star in ABC's LOSING IT!

10. Bobby Lee

Actor | A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

Bobby Lee was born on September 17, 1972 in San Diego, California, USA as Robert Lee Jr. He is an actor and writer, known for A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011), Paul (2011) and Pineapple Express (2008).

Bobby Lee will star in ABC's SPLITTING UP TOGETHER!

11. Amy Hill

Actress | 50 First Dates

Amy Hill's television and film credits number over 168. She is recurring on "Crazy Ex Girlfriend", "UnReal", "Preacher" and "MOM". She's a regular on Amazon Prime's "Just Add Magic" which is streaming the first, second and season 2 part 2. As a voice actor, she's been heard as recurring characters ...

Amy Hill will star in ABC's Untitled Single Dad Project.

12. Jeananne Goossen

Actress | The Walking Dead

Jeananne Goossen is a dual citizen of the US and Canada, raised in Toronto, New York and various cities in Japan.

Her mother, Tam Goossen, is from Hong Kong and became an activist and municipally elected official in education after immigrating to Toronto. Her father, Ted Goossen, from Manhattan, NY,...

Jeananne Goossen will star in CBS' THE GET!

13. Liza Lapira

Actress | 21

Liza Lapira was born in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for 21 (2008), Fast & Furious (2009) and Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011).

Liza Lapira will star in CBS' 9J, 9K, and 9L!

14. Brenda Song

Actress | The Social Network

Brenda Song was born in Carmichael, California. Her father is Hmong and her mother is Thai-American. Brenda, her parents, and her younger brothers Timmy and Nathan now live in a suburb of Los Angeles.

Brenda was named an All-American Scholar in ninth grade and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

She ...

Brenda Song will star in CBS' REAL LIFE!

15. Jamie Chung

Actress | Big Hero 6

Jamie Chung was born and raised in California, the daughter of Korean parents. She studied Economics at the University of California, Riverside. Chung's break came in 2004, when she was working in a sports bar. MTV held auditions for The Real World (1992) there, she tried out, and was successful, ...

Jamie Chung will star in Marvel and ABC's Untitled X-Men Pilot as Blink!

16. Rodney To

Actor | Parks and Recreation

Rodney To is an actor and producer, known for Parks and Recreation (2009), Barry (2018) and Good Girls (2018).

Rodney To will star in NBC's Redliners

17. Jessica Lu

Actress | Awkward.

Jessica Lu was born and raised in a northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, to artistic parents who grew up in more practical times. Her parents are from South Korea, with her father being Chinese and Japanese, and her mother being Chinese. They speak English, Mandarin and Korean at home. Despite ...

Jessica Lu will star in NBC's REVERIE!

18. Nadia Gan

Actress | Mr. Robot

Nadia Gan is an actress, known for Mr. Robot (2015), The Leftovers (2014) and The Affair (2014).

Nadia Gan will star in NBC's SHELTER!

19. Isabella Russo

Actress | The Toycracker: A Mini-Musical Spectacular

Born in New Jersey, Isabella Russo spent most of her childhood on the road traveling the US/Canada with her father's work in Wicked the musical (1st national tour) from 2005-2015. At the age of 11, she was cast as "Summer Hathaway" in the Off-Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of ...

Isabella Russo is set as the lead of NBC's WHERE I'M FROM!

20. Kenneth Choi

Actor | The Wolf of Wall Street

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Choi dreamed of becoming an actor. Against his family's wishes, Choi left college to pursue that dream. He literally ran away from home, cutting all ties with his family for 5 years to train and study before moving to Los Angeles. His dream became a reality as ...

Kenneth Choi will star in NBC's WHERE I'M FROM!

21. Mary Sohn

Actress | Between Two Ferns: The Movie

Mary Sohn is an actress and writer, known for Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019), The Boss (2016) and A.P. Bio (2018).

Mary Sohn will star in NBC's A.P. BIO!

22. Eddie Shin

Actor | Alexa & Katie

Eddie Shin was born on July 17, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Edward Andrew Yoon Beom Shin. He is an actor, known for Alexa & Katie (2018), Westworld (2016) and The Man in the High Castle (2015).

Eddie Shin will star in NBC's WHAT ABOUT BARB?

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