USC APASA is proud to present - Keeping It Fresh: A Conversation with Constance Wu, as our signature speaker event for our 2016 Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival (APAHF) - Discovering Voices
Join us as we welcome Constance Wu to USC on Tuesday, February 16th from 6pm to 7:30pm at Bovard Auditorium! Lines will begin at 4pm and doors open at 5:30pm. Please arrive on time to guarantee a good seat!
FREE ADMISSION AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
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Stay tuned to find out how to win a chance to meet and greet with Constance Wu after the event.
Nominated for a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in BOTH 2015 and 2016? Check.
Nominated for a TCA Award in Individual Achievement in Comedy Award in 2015? Check.
Named a breakout star by E! in 2015? Check.
Starring in critically acclaimed hit ABC comedy series Fresh Off The Boat? Check.
"As a result of her unapologetic and hilarious portrayal of ‘Jessica Huang’ on ABC’s hit comedy “Fresh Off the Boat,” the spotlight on Constance Wu is brighter than ever in her first foray into comedy.
Currently, Wu is the costar of the show "Fresh Off the Boat", a memoir by Eddie Huang set in the 1990’s which revolves around a Taiwanese family that moves to suburban Orlando. The series debuted last February with much critical acclaim and garnered 8 million viewers, becoming the second highest rated comedy to premiere during the season. Wu was instantly praised as the breakout star of the comedy season for her interpretation as the no-nonsense, pragmatic mom and received nominations for a Critics’ Choice Television Award for ‘Best Actress in a Comedy’ and a TCA Award for ‘Individual Achievement in Comedy.’
Wu was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia where she grew up performing in the local community theatre scene. At 16, she moved to New York to study at the famed Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and the Conservatory for Theatre Arts at S.U.N.Y Purchase.
While in New York, she worked in classical theatre and quickly transitioned to film. She soon appeared in several Sundance Feature Films including “Stephanie Daley,” and “Year of the Fish.” In 2010, she moved to Los Angeles where her theatre and film background helped land her a role in another Sundance Feature, “The Sound of My Voice.” She next appeared a series regular on the LogoTV web series, “East Siders,” and the Fox Digital Studios film, Parallels, which was released by Netflix on March 3rd, 2015.
In addition to her indie films, Wu has had memorable guest appearances on “Children’s Hospital,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Torchwood,” “Covert Affairs,” and “Franklin & Bash.”
She currently resides in Silverlake, Los Angeles with her pet bunny, Lida Rose."
Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival (APAHF) is a series of events to showcase our Asian Pacific American history, culture and community. It is a series of events put on by Asian Pacific American Student Assembly (USC APASA) as well as our 21 member organizations, to highlight and raise dialogue on various aspects of what it means to be Asian Pacific American. This year we have also included various cosponsored APASA events as well as those put on soley by USC Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS) and DESI Project to connect you with more programming that aims to serve all Asian Pacific American students on campus.
This year's APAHF theme: "Discovering Voices" is meant to be a continuation of last year's theme of "Building Bridges". The first step to empowerment is understanding one’s own identity. Therefore, Discovering Voices is about reclaiming portrayals and sharing stories; it’s about uncovering and exploring the diversity within the APA community. Discovering Voices is about understanding how far our identity can take us and is ultimately about taking back our voice for the world to discover
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