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Constance Wu

Biography

American actress who landed her breakthrough role as Jessica Huang over the ABC sitcom Clean Off the Sail boat. She previously acquired a recurring function on One Lifestyle to reside and several guest areas on Torchwood, Covert Affairs, and Franklin & Bash. She examined her craft on the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute and graduated from Condition University of NY at Purchase’s Conservatory of Theater Arts in ’09 2009. In 2006, she produced her display screen debut contrary Tilda Swinton within the 2006 play film Stephanie Daley. She was created and bred in Richmond, Virginia. She has the on-screen wife of Randall Park’s personality in Clean Off the Sail boat.

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Full Name Constance Wu
Date Of Birth March 22, 1982
Place Of Birth Richmond, VA
Height 1.63 m
Profession TV Actress
Education State University of New York at Purchase
Nationality American
Nominations Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy
Movies Stephanie Daley, The Architect, Watching TV with the Red Chinese, Sound of My Voice, Electric Slide, Parallels, The Feels, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Crazy Rich Asians, Deadly Revenge
TV Shows Fresh Off the Boat, EastSiders, Dimension 404
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1Graduate with a BFA from the prestigious SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Acting, '09. Alumni include Stanley Tucci, Edie Falco, Melissa Leo, Jay O. Sanders, Wesley Snipes, Sherry Stringfield, and Parker Posey.
2An avid long-distance runner.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Low Budget Ethnic Movie2017post-productionSara
The Feels2017post-productionAndi
All the Creatures Were Stirringpost-production
Crazy Rich Asianspre-productionRachel Chu
Nine Minutes2017ShortLilian
Dimension 4042017TV SeriesJane
Fresh Off the Boat2015-2017TV SeriesJessica Huang
Royal Pains2016TV SeriesAmy Chang
Childrens Hospital2015TV SeriesPepsi Lamarr
Parallels2015/IPolly
Eastsiders2012-2015TV SeriesKathy
Franklin & Bash2014TV SeriesCaroline Chilton
High Moon2014TV MovieMikiko Kobiyashi
Spooked2014TV SeriesAmanda
Electric Slide2014Mika Oh
Taylor Manifest2013ShortVal
Ties2013Video shortShannon O
Deadly Revenge2013Kym
Covert Affairs2013TV SeriesWendy Chen
Browsers2013TV MoviePrudence Yu
Best Friends Forever2013/IMelanie
Watching TV with the Red Chinese2012Kimi Hu
Middle Ages2012TV Movie
Torchwood2011TV SeriesShawnie
Sound of My Voice2011Christine
Year of the Fish2007Lucy
One Life to Live2007TV SeriesLaudine
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2006TV SeriesCandy
The Architect2006Michelle
Stephanie Daley2006Jenn

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Mother Is Not a Fish2013Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Mother Is Not a Fish2013Short writer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Mother Is Not a Fish2013Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Mother Is Not a Fish2013Short music supervisor

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Mother Is Not a Fish2013Short executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Browsers2013TV Movie performer: "My Life", "Goin' Viral"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
100 Years2017Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
Rachael Ray2016TV SeriesHerself
21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards2016TV MovieHerself - Presenter
Live with Kelly and Michael2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Soup2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Game Night2015TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
The 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
2013 New Now Next Awards2013TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesFresh Off the Boat (2015)
2016Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesFresh Off the Boat (2015)
2016Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Lead ActressFresh Off the Boat (2015)
2016ISAIndie Series AwardsBest Guest Actress - DramaEastsiders (2012)
2016TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in ComedyFresh Off the Boat (2015)
2015Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesFresh Off the Boat (2015)
2015Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Lead ActressFresh Off the Boat (2015)
2015TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in ComedyFresh Off the Boat (2015)
2014ISAIndie Series AwardsBest Supporting Actress - DramaEastsiders (2012)


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#Quote
1I'm constantly paranoid that I'll be unemployed for the rest of my life... and have to go back folding shirts at the Gap, which you know... you gotta do what you gotta do.
2My parents did not pay a cent for my education; they didn't give me a car or furniture - I did that 100% on my own. I had to pay back a lot.
3When I was a teenager, I worked at the Gap for a summer folding shirts. That was pretty mindless and soul-sucking.
4Usually, I'll be auditioning for the third lead, and there will be Latina actresses, Indian actresses, African American actresses because it will be like, 'Let's check off this box. We have our lead white girl, and we need an ethnic slot.'
5I do think there are some actors that can get away with trying to be funny, and they're still funny because they're just likeable, and you want to see them. Me, though, when you see me trying to be funny, it's like the worst thing in the world. It's needy, it's cloying, it's manipulative - it's bad.
6The more you know about somebody's back story, the deeper you can delve into that well, and the more your comedic choices resonate full-body instead of just being quick, quippy one-liners that are just like a bunch of people trying to be clever. Because after a while, cleverness is just really obnoxious!
7I was emotional. I wanted to be taken seriously. I was pretty emo. I was reciting Shakespeare monologues when I was 10. I still know the whole 'To be, or not to be...' monologue, because I knew it when I was 10.
8Authentic programming that shows the outside world garners authentic interest.
9People are embracing the thing that made them different growing up instead of letting that thing elicit shame.
10Working on 'Fresh Off the Boat' has been really enlightening to me because it's made me actually think about the roles that Asians and Asian-American women have played in media. Not because I didn't think it was important before, but because before, I was really focused on just paying my rent.
11All the networks have always been willing to have ethnic people as the third or fourth lead or the best friend to the white person. But to actually let a black family or an Asian family carry a show, that's something where there hasn't really been a precedent set in terms of a real financial gain.
12I feel like I could carry a movie or a show, and I'll mess up here and there, and I'll learn from those things.
13If the writing is good, then the writing is already funny. All you have to do is make this funny writing true to the very deepest of your heart, and the fact that you are capable of making this true will be hysterical.
14It's my privilege to be able to play somebody not myself. I'm an actor who creates characters based in voice, movement, emotional quality, speech.
15I'm always hungry for the next thing. I'm never resting on my laurels.
16I don't aspire to just play things that are like me. Whether the accent is Taiwanese or British or Canadian - that is the very craft in which I was trained. It is my absolute privilege and honor to do that.
17Specificity is what makes good storytelling, and good storytelling is what makes money, and making money is then what encourages new producers to invest in different stories about Asians.
18You're never going to please everyone, and if you do, there's something wrong.
19People's passion and desire for authenticity is strong.


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