Founder and Executive Producer of Model Majority. Veronica is an award-winning director/actor/writer and comedian. You may have seen her on TV or teaching people about Yellow Fever at comedy clubs around NYC. She loves rehabbing rescue dogs and hates guys who tell her to smile. Check out her internationally acclaimed webseries Subway: The Series, which is on Marie Claire's list of "Webseries You'll Want to Ditch Netflix for" www.SubwayTheSeries.com
For more about Veronica go to www.iVeronicaDang.com
Carol first fell in love with acting in the 4th grade when she got the lead role in her class play, which started her on the path to becoming...a sorta working artist?
She is the ditziest smart person you will ever meet and is as comfortable as the vapid valley girl as she is as the nerdy Asian girl...but has the most fun being the bitchy girl.
Outside of Model Majority, Carol co-stars as Karen Chang on the web-series Bougie Betty, whose pilot was fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts. You may also find her as Penny on another web-series, Math Warriors, or looking annoyed and shocked in the background of random TV shows. She at times freelances as a video editor, director, and producer. Carol also bakes pastries, buys too much makeup, and is a nail polish addict.
Father of two Park Slope girls, Kevin spends his nights watching action movies and working on his autobiography, Secret Asian Man: The Life of a Token Asian Actor and his blog, "inside the brain of Chewness." He dreams of one day becoming Keanu Reeves. Acting credits include: The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Ray Donovan, and Step Up 3D. (SAG-AFTRA)
Monica is an actress, singer and comedy sketch performer who enjoys a dual citizenship between New York and New Jersey. Some of her favorite professional credits include “Eunice” from the viral video “When Asian Actors Audition for Commercials,” Julia Chang’s film “Over You” (Suzie) and Common Man Musicals’ “The Monkey King” (The Herald). She is a proud member of both SAG-AFTRA and AEA. Monica is thrilled to be a part of Model Majority and its mission to increase Asian representation in comedy. You can follow her on IG: @Gamine_MoniVilla and her website: www.MonicaRVilla.com
ARIEL ESTRADA has performed on television, film, commercials, industrials, digital media, and Off- and Off-Off-Broadway. Ariel is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Leviathan Lab, an award-winning creative studio for Asian American performing artists, an arts advocate, grant writer; and Fortune 500-level graphic designer. arielestrada.com | leviathanlab.org | FB: /ariel.estrada1 | TW: @arielestrada | IG: @arielestrada1 | LI: /arielestrada
Alex is a crazy cat lady, even though she only has one cat. Some of her favorite credits include Broadway’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at Madison Square Garden, Little Red Riding Hood in “Into the Woods” with Prospect Theatre Co/National Asian Artist Project (NAAP), Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at Fire Island Pines Arts Project, Minnie Fey in “Hello Dolly” with NAAP/Signature Theatre, “Bubble Boy” staring Alice Ripley (Stage & Original Cast Recording) 54 Below. She is the Editor-in-Chief of www.HapaMag.com - an online magazine. Alex is also a co-host on the podcast We’re Not All Ninjas (http://werenotallninjas.libsyn.com/)
She can also be seen in several National Commercials including H&M, UPS, and Popeyes.
Follow her IG @AlexFChester www.AlexChester.com
Julie went from chorus to college theater to whatever this is. She's a native to Brooklyn with a Swiss-made watch for comedic timing, she goes to the darkest of places for a good laugh.
JEREMY RAFAL is a New York based actor, musician, writer, and educator. He was born in the Philippines and raised in Hawaii. Theater credits include his own two solo plays The Boy from Bantay (FringeNYC) & Funhouse Funk (NYWinterfest), as well as I'll Never Love Again (Bushwick Starr), #serials@theflea (The Flea), King John as Philip the Bastard (American Theater of Actors), among others. He has also appeared on film and TV including Bikini Moon, I’d Kill for You, The Sound of Coins Hitting Brass, Quinta Planta, as well as several commercials. Besides being an actor and musician, Jeremy is also into linguistics, CrossFit, and jump roping.
Rob Chen is an NYC actor working in film, music, and media. He stars in the web series, Analysis Paralysis, as well as the film Secret Lives Of Asians At Night which has been screened domestically and internationally, and he co-hosts China On The Internet, a podcast that delivers news on Chinese modern culture and entertainment. Rob made his Model Majority debut at Magnet Theater’s King of Shows and he's excited to be a part of another Model Majority virtual show!
Lindsay is a comedian born and raised about an hour outside of Los Angeles. She is a content creator, who primarily makes comedic videos about all things theatre on her YouTube and TikTok channels. Her work has been shared by Josh Groban and Rosie O’Donnell, featured multiple times on WhoHaha, and brought her to VidCon as a guest speaker. Beyond her online work, she has trained with UCB, Second City, The Groundlings, and iO West in improv and sketch writing. Follow her at @lindsaykburton on Instagram for more!
ERICK ESTEBAN, an honored new Model Majority member is an actor, comedian, writer, producer born and raised in Chicago living and grinding in Los Angeles currently writing and performing in New York on Zoom.
Emily Ballou (she/her) is a NYC-based actor, singer, and dancer from Vermont. She found her love for sketch in college as a member of Middlebury Discount Comedy. A favorite past performance was an independent project she created, directed, produced, and acted in, titled finally, which highlighted Asian representation through a compilation of works by contemporary Asian American playwrights. When she’s not laughing or trying to get people to laugh with (at?) her, Emily enjoys curating charcuterie boards and impersonating Danny Devito. Previous training: Clown Gym, BDC, Stella Adler Studio, BoCo, BA Middlebury College. IG @em_ballou