Other notable roles include Phoebe in Elizabeth Gjelten's Even What Little She Has, and Pauline in Liz Flanagan's Meth, which won 3Girls Theatre Company's Salon Series as part of the 2021 New Works Festival. She can be heard as the voice of Simone in The Sins & Secrets of Tabard Lake, a radio play produced by 3GT. Zoe was thrilled to accept her understudy role as Orangutan in the SF Playhouse production of Water by the Spoonful.
Zoe is honored to have played Kathy Kleiner on Ted Bundy: The Survivors, a true-crime documentary available on Reelz. You can also see her in ads for Honeylove Shapewear, Facebook Messenger Rooms, and Instacart. Zoe recently walked the runway for couture designer HSY, and works frequently as an actor with Academy of Art University. You can next see Zoe in 3Girls Theatre Company's 2023 New Works Festival.
Zoe Chien is an actor and model with 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. Her work includes theatre, film, television, commercial, voiceover, print, and runway.
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, most notably SF Playhouse, Theatre of Yugen, Left Coast Theatre Company, SF Youth Theatre, 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 TBA-Recommended production of The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, and a touring production of The Afterlife, a play by award-winning author Gary Soto. Zoe is honored to have made her international stage debut in Banja Luka, Bosnia, where she reprised her role in The Afterlife in the Kestenburg International Theatre Festival. Zoe also reprised her role in The Afterlife for its final production at the historic Flight Deck Theater.