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 New York City in 2017. Since making her San Francisco stage debut with 3Girls Theatre Company, and signing across the board with MDT Agency, Zoe has worked with multiple theatre companies, including Theatre of Yugen, Left Coast Theatre Company, SF Youth Theatre, No Nude Men Productions, and 3GT. Selected credits include Theatre of Yugen's TBA-Recommended production of A Noh Christmas Carol, 3GT's Meth and Even What Little She Has, LCTC's The Princess and the Pornstar, and a touring production of The Afterlife, a play by award-winning author Gary Soto. Zoe is honored to have recently made her international stage debut in Banja Luka, Bosnia, where she reprised her role in The Afterlife in the Kestenburg International Theatre Festival.
Zoe recently closed Left Coast Theatre Company's TBA-Recommended production of The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told. 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 and will be a part of the 2020 New Works Festival. You can also see Zoe as the lead in Shaky Ground, a short film by Francina Morel, which was selected for screening and nominated for "Best Acting Duo" and "Best Comedy Short" at the Los Angeles International Film Festival: Indie Short Fest. Zoe is thrilled to announce that she will be reprising her role in The Afterlife for a final production in March of 2020.