Zoe Chien holds a BFA in Theater from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she trained at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, Playwrights Horizons Theater School, and the Stonestreet Studios for Television and Film.
She feels lucky to be an actor in a time when so much art is being made in response to our social and political climate. As a woman of mixed race (Taiwanese and Italian-American), Zoe is especially inspired by projects that celebrate women and diversity.
You may know Zoe from her originated role as Angie in Lucy Thurber's play East Coast Curriculum, which premiered in NYC in 2017. After making her SF stage debut with 3Girls Theater Company in Frodo Lives, and signing across the board with MDT Agency, Zoe closed LCTC's production of Besties and then starred in Theatre of Yugen's TBA-Recommended production of A Noh Christmas Carol. She then originated the role of Pauline in Meth, a new Elizabeth Flanagan play, and closed The Afterlife, a touring production of the play by award-winning author Gary Soto. Zoe is thrilled to announce her international stage debut: She will be reprising her role in The Afterlife later this year in the Kestenburg International Festival of Theatre in Banja Luka, Bosnia.
Zoe then originated the role of Celeste Sparxx in LCTC's reading of The Princess and the Pornstar. She was also in Generation Sex, a part of 3GT's LezwritesBTQ performances. She is excited to announce she will be reprising her role in Meth, which won a finalist slot in 3Girls Theatre Company's Salon Series. You can next see Zoe as the lead in Shaky Ground, an upcoming short film by Francina Morel, which has been selected for screening at Los Angeles International Film Festival: Indie Short Fest. Zoe is thrilled to be in Even What Little She Has, a reading of a new Liz Gjelten play, and is currently in rehearsals for Left Coast Theatre Company's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, opening November 8th.