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 can be seen as Luanne in Banana Zakary (Point Lookout Film Festival Best Concept, Grove Film Festival Best Film), co-starring as Karen Chang on the web-series Bougie Betty, 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 | imdb.me/carollee
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
Rob Chen is a proud NYC Asian American actor, artist, and storyteller working in theater, film/TV, and multimedia. His TV credits include shows like Law & Order: SVU, The Sinner, and Billions. He is also the creator of The Blu Room, a one man multilingual, multimedia sketch show about AAPI identity. When he's not performing, Rob enjoys eating dimsum, making TikTok videos, and dancing bachata with his friends. Follow him on TikTok & IG: @robchenhere
Marissa Carpio (SAG-AFTRA) is thrilled to be gallivanting about on stage to teach you all some AANHPI History. Marissa has worked on-screen with comedy legends such as Bette Midler in Hocus Pocus 2 (Disney+), Ken Marino in The Sleepover (Netflix), and Ryan Reynolds in "Krafty Kid" -and of course, the fabulous, talented folks of Model Majority! Additional credits: Boston Strangler (Hulu), FBI (CBS), & Don't Look Up (Netflix) in deleted scenes with Meryl, Leo & Jonah. Producing credits: English-language World Premiere of Yukio Mishima’s The Lighthouse (Provincetown, MA), various film projects that have screened at festivals nationwide. Marissa enjoys volunteering with Apex, a wonderful organization that empowers Asian American youth through storytelling and arts. Learn more at www.MarissaCarpio.com | IG @_marissacarpio. Follow on TikTok @lecarpsicle for more AANHPI History and musings.
Elijah Guo is an actor, screenwriter, playwright, musician and Cat Dad. Film & TV credits include Law & Order: SVU (NBC), The Blacklist (NBC), Power (Starz), Patriots Day (Lionsgate/CBS Films), Fit Model (New York Film Festival), and recurring roles on High Maintenance (HBO) and StartUp (Netflix) opposite Adam Brody and Ron Perlman. His original Shakespeare-themed TV pilot, My Friend Will, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and is currently streaming on the Roku Channel. His original series Stand-Ins premiered at the Emmys-sponsored Catalyst Institute. Elijah is an Upright Citizens Brigade Improv Academy-level graduate, Sundance Screenwriting Challenge winner, Emmys Screenwriting Fellowship finalist, and alum of the ‘22 Jeff Sagansky Harvardwood TV Writing Fellowship cohort and the ‘21-’22 Clubbed Thumb Early Career Writers’ Group. He holds an MFA in acting from the American Repertory Theater / Moscow Art Theater School at Harvard University. SAG-AFTRA / AEA.
Instagram: @elijahguo | Website: www.elijahguo.com
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!
JEREMY RAFAL was born in the Ilocos region of the Philippines and grew up in Hawaii. He is now a New York based actor, musician, writer, and educator. Theater credits Joker (National Queer Theater), King John as Philip the Bastard (American Theatre of Actors), I'll Never Love Again (Bushwick Starr), #serials@theflea (The Flea), She-She-She (Hook & Eye Theater), among others.
Katie May Porter
Katie May Porter is an actor, filmmaker, engineer, and native New Yorker. She has a degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Theater Arts from MIT – and has long since been balancing both her left-brain engineering and right-brain creative worlds. Recent performances include: 2G/Ma-Yi Theater Company’s Short Stack Playfest, Imaginarium Theatre Company, The Open Fist Theatre Company in Los Angeles, the Women’s Theatre Festival, and Westchester Collaborative Theater. She previously performed with the LA-based Asian American sketch comedy team No MSG Added. IG and twitter: @ActressEngineer
Sarcastic, satirical, smart, social media savant, and shameless. These "S" alliterations comprise of Marcus' comedic style. The by-product of middle class rural Maine upbringings, Filipino immigrant parenting, TV addiction, post college debt depression, under protest private school attendance, and an all too self aware Peter Pan syndrome. Marcus' youthful storytelling abilities and coming to grips with "adulting", social interactions, politics, stereotypes, pop culture, life, and relationships in the social media age is an original post-postmodern comedic commentary you don't want to miss out on.