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 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 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 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)
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
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.
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
Dewey just finished taking IMPROV LEVEL 2 at the Magnet. Current work was the department of transportation for New York. You can find his face in midtown or buses in BK. Loves comedy and is excited to be a part of the team.
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 their first virtual show!
Betsy Abraham is an Indian-American writer who decided to try comedy after accidentally making people laugh at a drop-in improv show. She’s taken classes at Magnet Theater and was once an extra in a Meg Ryan film that no one watched. She’s still trying to figure out if she’s weird, funny or both and she’s honored to figure it out alongside the talented Model Majority team. Follow her at @wideeyedindian
Inam Quazi Is a comedian, producer and actor lives in Brooklyn. He is the Founder of Brooklyn
Rebound Podcast Network & Co-Founder of PoDBoYz Productions. He has two famous dog
musicians Bob Dog Marley & Bruce Dog Springsteen.
Andy is a Chinese American standup comic and writer. His Asian American credits include childhood weekend trips to Costco in his mom’s BMW, 10+ years of violin lessons, and enrolling in pre-pre-pre SAT school when he was 11. In addition to being asked “where are you really from?”, he also is frequently carded by white folks, mistaken for a high schooler, and confused for a Korean.
Ariel Estrada is an actor and advocate in support of Asian American equity in the performing arts. As an actor, he has performed on television, film, commercials, digital media, and on, Off-, and Off-Off-Broadway. As a producer, Ariel is the Founder/Producing Artistic Director for Leviathan Lab, a nonprofit creative studio for Asian American performing artists. As an arts advocate, he is the Communications Manager for the Consortium of Asian American Theatres and Artists. He is a 2019 fellow in NY Foundation for the Arts’ Emerging Arts Leaders program. In 2018, Theatre Communications Group designated him a Rising Leader of Color. arielestrada.com | leviathanlab.com