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
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
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.
Off-Broadway: A PERSISTENT MEMORY, MBL Productions (Jessi D. Hill, dir.); DOUBLE FALSEHOOD, Letter of Marque (Andrew Borthwick-Leslie, dir.); FAR EAST, Lincoln Center Theater (Daniel Sullivan, dir.); SHOGUN MACBETH, CAMBODIA AGONISTES, Pan Asian Repertory. Selected Off-Off/Regional: MY ANNIVERSARY, Theatre for One; MADE IN CHINA (NYT Critics Pick), Wakka Wakka; ALL WE HAVE LEFT, Eugene O’Neill/La Mama ETC; THE IMBIBLE (FringeNYC Encore Award). TV/Film: No Loss Here, Title VII, Future Folk, Don’t Let Me Drown; “Girls5Eva,” “Occupy White House Sprites”, “Tell Me A Story”, “Bull,” “Blue Bloods”, “The Americans”, “One Life to Live”, “Another World”. www.arielestrada.com
Maryam is thrilled to make her Model Majority Debut! She is a writer, performer, and improvisor based in New York City. Maryam currently performs with her indie team, The Hard Maybe, and with Barracks at Armory Comedy. She is also the proud ED of The LUNAR Collective, the first organization for Asian American Jews. She enjoys watering her plants, eating cheese, and going to bed on time.
Chris Paul Morales
Chris Paul Morales (@chrispaulmorales) is excited to join Model Majority's Monster Mash Show! From Queens, Morales is an actor, producer and writer who made his Off-Broadway debut as Alec in Theater for the New City's "1-2-3 Manhunt" and returned for TNC's "Sometime Child". He has trained professionally with the Susan Batson Studio, the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts and Warner Loughlin Studio. Morales plays Jhason in the internationally screened short "Never Forget", and most recently appeared in "Failure!" starring Ted Raimi that debuted at the 76th Cannes Film Festival. chrispaulmorales.com
GINO CLICK is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and writer who enjoys creating bright, magical stories that center underrepresented people and also his cat’s Tiktoks.