“Ba-zing!” is to Emily as “Did I do thaaat?” is to Steve Urkel.
“Ba-zing!” is to Emily as “Did I do thaaat?” is to Steve Urkel.
Someone I Used to Know, a feature starring Emily, Rex Lee (Lloyd from Entourage), Brian Yang (Hawaii Five-0) & a great ensemble cast, premieres in LA on May 6! It’s a finalist for Best Narrative and the Jury Award at the LA Asian Pacific American Film Festival.
Emily has booked a national Chili’s commercial! Bring on them baby back ribs.
Hooray…the short film, “A Second Opinion,” is going to Cannes Film Fest!
Total Recall is out on Blu-Ray! Check out Emily in all 3 acts as Lien Nguyen.
Plus Emily has booked a Honda commercial!
Pluuuuus Complex Magazine named Emily Top 10 Hottest Girls from Commercials for her Ruffles spot. Ba-ziiiiinnnnggg!
Emily has booked the role of Lisa Litko on the Fox hit TV show, Bones. She’s also booked the role of Christina in the short film, “A Second Opinion.”
Emily has booked a recurring role on the CBS soap opera, The Young & The Restless.
Emily has booked a guest-starring role as Phyllis Moss in the hit CBS television series, NCIS.
Emily booked a Verizon commercial!
Emily has booked the role of Christina in the upcoming movie Layover, starring Lauren Holly (Dumb and Dumber).
Emily booked a national Ruffles commercial! She’s part of their new “Ruffles Ultimate” brand marketing. Recognize her from this much-played commercial on TV?
Emily has booked a role in the upcoming remake of TOTAL RECALL, starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, and Jessica Biel! More info coming soon.
A few fun updates:
-Emily has booked a recurring lead role on the Sci-Fi/Crime pilot, The Dark Son.
-Emily has booked a guest star on the new web series, “Dogs and Me.”
-Emily has booked a supporting lead role in the upcoming feature, “The Asthmatic Lover,” shooting in Thailand, NYC, and India this spring.
-Mouthbreather, written by & starring Emily, featuring Marc Valera (Melrose Place, CSI), and directed by Rules of Engagement/How I Met Your Mother writer/producer Gloria Calderon-Kellett, has been officially selected to premiere at the renowned Newport Beach Film Festival as well as the Los Angeles Asian American Film Festival! We’ll have updates soon.
The Lid has changed its name to Cruel Will and is premiering very soon! Shanghai Hotel, in which Emily plays the young version of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon‘s Cheng Pei Pei, won the Best Film Award at the BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta. Emily was interviewed about both projects, as well as nightdreamblues, here and here.
Emily has just wrapped shooting the feature film, nightdreamblues, featuring Rex Lee (Entourage, Suburgatory), Kara Crane (Disney 360), & Brian Yang (Hawaii Five-0).
Emily recently booked & shot a role on the ABC series, Body of Proof! She also booked and shot a role in the SAG showcase short, The Reginald Lewis Story, a true biopic about the first African American billionaire.
Emily booked a costar on the new highly anticipated Sarah Michelle Gellar show, Ringer.
Pre-production for ‘nightdreamblues’ beginning now!
Emily booked a national commercial for Time Warner Cable. She also booked and shot the short film, “One Mistake,” as part of the 48 Hour Film Project – San Diego. One Mistake won the Audience Choice Award and went onto the finals “Best Of” night in SD, where Emily won the award for Best Actress!
Emily recently booked a co-star on 90210, fulfilling her 5th grade dreams of being closer to Dylan McKay.
She also booked the role of Bonnie in the upcoming ensemble feature film, Nightdreamblues, produced by 408 films.
Emily was featured on The Creative Life podcast! This hour-long interview w/ Emily delves into the life of a working artist/creative person. To listen to the podcast free, visit The Creative Life page.
Emily has just wrapped shooting on the short film, Mouthbreather, directed by Gloria Calderon Kellet (Rules of Engagement, How I Met Your Mother) and produced by Angela Lee (Vox3 Films) & Emily herself.
See our fundraising video & stills on our Kickstarter page .
ABC’s Brothers & Sisters (TV)
The Lid (feature film)
Pursued by Bear Comedy’s “Singthis” sketch comedy
“We Used to Toast to the Dreamers…” (rdg)- East West Players
“The Last of the Nisei Cougars” (rdg) – JANM
Fallout: New Vegas (hosting for LiveatBestBuy / IGN.com)
Chevron (national print campaign)
The Conley Brothers’ indie feature film, Colin Hearts Kay, starring Emily as title character Kay, won the Audience Award & Best Editing Award at the Brooklyn International Film Festival. All 3 screenings were sold out. It also won the Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature & the Audience Award at the New York United Film Fest. Congrats to the cast/crew!
Emily just got back to LA from the 53rd Annual New York Emmy Awards Gala, where she and her team won an Emmy® Award in Best Business/Consumer Feature/Program for The Atlantic Monthly’s documentary series, “On the Frontlines.” Alongside Emily was her amazing co-host, NPR/The Atlantic’s national correspondent James Fallows, and the NY Times’ Joe Nocera, and of course the heart of the team, producers Bob Schapiro and Dovar Chen. The series beat out 1600 other entries and was nominated in 2 categories, Best Documentary and Business/Consumer Feature. Best of all, the awards were presented by Dr. Ruth and Rocco di Spirito. Can’t beat that! Congrats to all!
Just got word that Emily has been nominated for 2 Emmy® Awards for her work with The Atlantic’s On The Frontlines: Doing Business in China!!! The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – New York Chapter announced on Feb. 26 that the team was nominated in the Documentary and the Business/Consumer categories.
-Emily booked & shot a series of 6 more national spots for Optimum (Cablevision), to run through August.
~Emily booked & shot an industrial with Sealed Air Corp (the makers of bubble wrap!). Covered by Jimmy Fallon, The Colbert Report, and the broadcast news networks, this was the company’s 50 Year Anniversary commemoration video and seen by over 17,000 employees nationwide.
~Emily has relocated to Los Angeles! She’s currently enrolled in the Comedy Intensive at Lesly Kahn Institute (studying with Lesly). More news to come soon!
~Colin Hearts Kay has wrapped! For updates and more info, check out the website at www.colinheartskay.com.
~Emily booked a high-concept branding ad for corporate brand, Juniper.
~Emily is featured (alongside designer Anna Sui, newsman Ti Hua Chang, hip hop artist Taiyo, etc.) in the new permanent interactive exhibit at the Museum of the Chinese in the Americas, designed by famed architect, Maya Lin.
~Emily booked a print job for international paper products company, MWV.
~Emily booked a job for the Kodak Experience, where she plays around with the new Flip camera!
~In production for Colin Hearts Kay.
~Shooting for feature film, Colin Hearts Kay.
~Emily booked and shot a commercial for auto superstore, Carmax.
~Emily booked the lead for independent feature film, Colin Hearts Kay, directed by Emmy-winner Sebastian Conley.
~Emily booked and shot a series of 5 more commercials for Optimum Cable Online.
~Emily booked a print job for Eli LIlly Pharmaceuticals.
~Emily is hired as the new host for Voyage TV‘s signature luxury travel series! First up, shooting in Las Vegas.
~Emily booked a promo for HBO’s fabulously trashy original series, True Blood. Vampire fangs and all!
~Emily booked the lead in an as-yet untitled art film, directed by Anura Idupuganti (Man Push Cart, Guest of Cindy Sherman)