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VIP Celebrity Guests

 

Lynn Chen

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Lynn Chen is an actor (Silicon Valley, Fear the Walking Dead) who started blogging six years ago (The Actor’s Diet, Thick Dumpling Skin). Marie Claire Magazine called her one of their “New Change Agents – the next generation of Social Activists.” She also hosts two podcasts, makes Videos for BuzzFeed, Tastemade’s Facet, Hello Giggles and ISATV, and is an Ambassador for The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and Skype.

 

Michelle Krusiec

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Born in Taiwan and raised in America by her Taiwanese aunt and American uncle, Ms. Krusiec works in Los Angeles, New York and Asia. She is Bi-lingual in Mandarin and English. She most recently starred opposite Michael Huisman and Logan Marshall Green in the soon to be released THE INVITATION. Other film credits include Far North with Michelle Yeoh and Sean Bean (Venice Film Festival), What Happens in Vegas, Duplex, Live!, Sweet Home Alabama, The River Murders, Pumpkin, Henry Pool Is Here, Nanking and Nixon to name a few.

 

Christine Minji Chang

Christine Minji Chang
Christine Minji Chang is an actor, host, and community activist currently presiding as the Global Executive Director of Kollaboration, a 17 year strong platform and grassroots movement spanning North America by means of 14 city chapters. Kollaboration discovers, connects, and elevates Asian Pacific Islander American artists through live showcases, community events, video content, and weekly podcasts featuring special guests to discuss Asian American culture and lifestyle. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a major in Public Health and exploring bizarre and silly careers in community health, medicine and technology, she finally came to her senses and decided to pursue the much more stable and practical career of acting & non-profit work. After numerous short films and commercial work in her native San Francisco, she moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to carve out her place in Tinseltown. She trained at UC Berkeley, the American University in Paris, Beverly Hills Playhouse San Francisco with Robert Zimmerman and currently trains with at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. You may have seen her in recent viral BuzzFeed videos playing a lovable Korean mom or making stink faces in “How Much Do You Hate People?” For the record, Minji loves pretty much everyone.

 

Dante Basco

Dante Basco
Dante Basco is best known as “Rufio” in Steve Spielberg’s Hook and “Prince Zuko” in Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender, but he’s also a writer/producer and partner in Kinetic Films, which specializes in Asian American films. Along with his work in film he’s the founder of DPL: Da Poetry Lounge, the largest spoken word venue in the country and #WeOwnThe8th, an Asian American arts collective that is helping to nurture and inspire the next generation of content creators.

 

David Choi

David Choi
David Choi is a native Los Angeles singer/songwriter/producer and former Warner Chappell Music staff writer whose songs and tracks have been heard on NBC, FOX, VH1, MTV, A&E, E!, Travel Channel, Style, PBS, Food Network, Disney, retail stores all over the world, as well as in national commercials overseas. He has worked with brands such as Kelloggs, Starburst, American Cancer Society, GE, YesStyle, Blue Microphones, Google, Toyota, Samsung, Hyundai and JC Penney. On YouTube, David has close to a million subscribers and over 125,000,000 total video views. He has been interviewed by such notables such as Larry King (Larry King Now), Baek Ji Yeon from “People Inside” (Korea), and was recently invited to be a speaker at the prestigious Tedx in Orange County.

 

Christine Chen

Christine Chen
Having a huge heart for the Asian American community and young women, Christine Chen strives to encourage and empower by living by example to find one’s calling in life and live it fully. Christine is a film producer, events director, and lover of all things cute + cozy. Her producing background started 5 years ago at Wong Fu Productions where Christine grew to manage their operations from producing film shoots, events, world wide tours, company culture, to even Wong Fu’s most recent accomplishment, their first feature length film, Everything Before Us.

From being behind the scenes to now an in front of camera personality, Christine currently hosts, produces, and is the creative director to her new weekly show “XOXO Christine” where she creates crafting projects as well as candid conversations about life, insecurities, breaking social constraints, and discovering who you are created to be. Christine’s newest venture is developing her own youtube channel for women by women to openly discuss and express issues that we face in our daily lives.

 

Brian Yang

Brian Yang
Brian Yang is an actor and producer. Yang well known for his role as Charlie Fong in the TV Series, Hawaii Five-0. He is the producer of Linsanity, a documentary on basketball player Jeremy Lin, which won the Asian Media Award in the 2013 Asian American International Film Festival. Yang was also the host of Shanghai Rush, a reality show in China in which teams raced, performed tasks, and competed in the districts of Shanghai.

 

Amy Hill

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Amy Hill is an actress and writer, well known for playing maternal roles. One of her notable roles is from TV series, All American Girls, as Yung-Hee “Grandma” Kim. Hill has also voiced many American mainstream television characters in roles like Mama Tohru in Jackie Chan Adventures, Mrs. Hasagawa in Lilo & Stitch: The Series, and Mah Mah Ling in American Dad!. She is currently casted as Dr. Wagerstein in UnREAL and Lourdes Chan in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

 

Aaron Takahashi

Aaron_436_Retouched_Actors Access Aaron Takahashi is a comedic actor, improviser, and sketch writer/performer.  He was an instructor and core performing member of the Asian American improv group Cold Tofu, and has written and performed sketch at ACME Comedy Theatre in Hollywood.  Of Aaron’s over 50 national commercial appearances, he is probably best known for the Amp’d Mobile spot in which he raps to himself in a public restroom before getting busted.  Last year, Aaron starred in the Screen Gems feature The Wedding Ringer.  He currently has a recurring character on the critically acclaimed USA Network show “Mr. Robot,” which airs Wednesdays at 10pm.

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