Founder and fearless leader 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 dogs and eating. She 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 and 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.
IG: @carolleeshoots | Twitter: @carolleetweets
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)
Originally from Hawaii, Viet thought moving from that island to the island of Manhattan was going to be the same. Until he realized there were no beaches, just a lot of pavement. However, he has had many a great opportunity to work with amazing as well as well known people. For that, he is living beyond his dreams. Theatre: ROMEO AND BERNADETTE, CAROUSEL, FISHING FOR WIVES, MISS SAIGON, MIKADO. TV/FILM: THE BLACKLIST, A CRIME TO REMEMBER, TALES OF THE CITY, LOST.
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.
Non Kuramoto is a New York based iconic feminist-art-queer, originally from Japan. She speaks truth wrapped in glittery, colorful wrapping paper that’s fun for everyone to open; a jester, if you will. Her infectious joy turns even the most dark and dirty musings into a celebration of life. She will hold your hand as you escape together from the land of “should” and run towards the lands of would and could.
IG @nyanchatte, nonkuramoto.com
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
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!
Rebecca Lee Lerman
Rebecca Lee Lerman is a New York City based performer and writer. Favorite roles include Cynthia in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Leah in Beautiful Thing and Ermengarde in Hello Dolly. Her plays and screenplays were featured at The Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, The Midtown International Theatre Festival, Universe Multicultural Film Festival and We So Hapa, which celebrates people of mixed race. As writer, actor and film editor, she participated in the 72 hour shootout competition and her short film was selected as the top 40 out of 400 to be screened at the Asian American Film Festival. Her full length musical, Her Hotel had a virtual premiere with the Women’s Theatre Festival, 2020. Rebecca is also a contributor to the magazine, Hapa Mag, which is an online magazine by mixed Asians for everyone. www.rebeccasings.com @rebeccaleesings
Rita Sengupta is an actor and comedian based in Brooklyn, NY. She is passionate about telling intentional stories and uplifting the voices of the under-and-misrepresented. Her work has been featured in Buzzfeed, Glamour Magazine, and A Plus Media. One her favorite roles was portraying the historical bartender, Ada Coleman, in an immersive, original theater piece, Ruth and Ada at The Savoy, which took place in an operating cocktail bar.
Fred Chong Rutherford
Fred Chong Rutherford is a writer, producer, and performer who does artist type things like make puppets and wear hats. He also tells stories and is working on a new solo shot and a podcast, because we all need things to do during lockdown.
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
Devin Southard is a writer, producer, and filmmaker from Baltimore, Maryland. While studying at Temple University, Devin worked on a number of projects before joining MTV in New York. She continues to work on a variety of projects and is in pre-production on a dark comedy short she wrote. Her current hobbies include staring into the abyss and letting it stare back.
Devin is also a member of Model Majority's sister team, GLOMM
Lauren is a writer and actress based in Los Angeles. She was the Mosaic Scholar and is a graduate of the Conservatory Program at The Second City. She has a BA in Theater Performance and a MS in Communications from Northwestern University. She is the founder, head writer, and director of the all black female sketch group, “The Black Pantherettes” (UCB, The Second City Hollywood, The PIT, NY Sketchfest, LA Diversity in Comedy Festival, The Harlem Comedy Festival). The group just released Season 1 of their digital series which can be viewed at TheBlackPantherettes.com
A scientist-turned-comedian, Maura delights audiences with her witty characters, dynamic crowdwork, and astute observations. She's performed at the Broadway Comedy Club, Standup New York, the Upright Citizens Brigade, as well as on SiriusXM, and on Amazon Prime's "The Holidays".
When she's not making audiences howl with laughter, she works as a STEM teacher in midtown and enjoys hiking and camping.
Andrew Barlow is a Long Island idiot who moved to NYC by way of Boston. After performing improv and sketch in Boston for 5 years, he decided to give NYC a shot (and to be selfishly closer to his family!) Less than two years into moving, Andrew was performing at UCB, BoogieManja, the BK stand-up scene, as well as some stage and film acting. Then a pandemic hit! Now he is only funny online, @sirbizlow on twitter and Instagram.