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
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)
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.
Non Kuramoto is a New York based Japanese actor, comedian, writer, and feminist-art-slut. She uses laughter and absurdity as tools to elevate voices of Asian women, experimenting with various art forms to find the funny in paranoia, identity crises, and depression. Non made her Off-Broadway debut in The Sex Myth: A Devised Play. Her play, The Fart Play (I'm Sad): A Dance, was produced at Nasty Women Unite Festival. She runs "Nonsense," an Insta-Active comedy show at New Women Space every first and third Thursday!
Kal Mansoor is a British-Indian actor who has appeared on Nickelodeon's iCarly, the Lifetime movie William & Kate and Discovering Egypt for the BBC as well as television commercials for Microsoft, Intel and Tostitos. He recently finished performing his one-man comedy show, A Brief History of Colonization, at the New York Fringe Festival and the Players Theatre. He is delighted to be part of the Model Majority sketch team, where he has yet to be asked to blow himself up or drive a cab.
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.
Ellen Ko is an actor and improvisor based in New York City. She gravitates towards comedy and is deeply influenced by physical theater such as clown, mask, and mime. Previous stage performances include sketch comedy and improv with the AloHaHas, Dead Dog, the IN Studios Team.
Ellen is a graduate of Atlantic Acting School (Full Time Professional Conservatory), Improvisation News Studio Conservatory (Improvisational Theater, Sketch Writing), and Oberlin College (BA Dance Performance). Please visit EllenKo.com for more info!
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.
Bibin is excited to be making his Model Majority debut!
Christine is a NY-based actor and improviser drawn to roles that have a blend of the comedy and tragedy of life. Through Model Majority, she has started writing more comedy, focusing on the lightness that can come from extracting the conflicts and pains in her own life.
Christine has spent time in more than 54 cities around the world, often on her own. Some of her most favorite times. She has studied acting in NY/LA, improv in NY, clown in Paris, and Shakespeare in London. She wants to keep pushing the limits of what she thinks her performance capabilities are and being a part of MM and performing sketches have certainly added to her quality of work.
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.
Kayte Zhang was born in Shenyang, China, and flew to America in 1998 as an unaccompanied minor. Not knowing much about phonics, she gave herself the name Kayte, which is pronounced like “Kate” and not like “Katie.” Kayte has studied improv at Magnet and UCB and sketch at UCB. Kayte created a web series called Three Chinese Sisters, which you can find on YouTube and Facebook. She is also an actor and has performed at LaMaMa and various regional theatres across the country. Kayte would like to thank dogs, for being unapologetically wonderful and true to themselves.
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
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.
He has appeared in not MadTV, not Harold and Kumar, and also not The Daily Show as a senior correspondent.