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Gwendoline immigrated from Singapore to America. She graduated from the SF Conservatory of Music with a diploma in Piano & The Chinese Long Zither. Then went on to receive her Bachelor’s from UCLA - Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude & won Miss Chinatown USA shortly after graduation.
In Film: she was discovered by Robert Duvall to star in his Western Broken Trail & garnered her a best supporting actress NAMIC Vision Award nomination. She then won two Best Actress Awards at both the Houston & Iowa International Film Festivals for indie feature film Heathens & Thieves. Other notable features include The Jane Austen Book Club & The Day Without A Mexican.
In TV: She was a Series Regular on Desperate Housewives, handpicked by Academy Award Winner John Ridley to be part of his cast on American Crime which garnered ten Emmy Nominations in 2015, and guest starred on hit shows Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds BB, Castle, Chuck & 24.
As Scribe: She wrote, produced & starred in a successful run of her one-woman show “Laughing With My Mouth Wide Open” at the El Centro Theater which the LA Times reviewed as “Hilarious, poignant & brilliant.” She adapted her story to screenplay & was a Sundance Writing Lab Invitee and now authoring a book on her profound growth while traveling through the 50 states of America.
She has an extensive voice over career including 4 action fingers from games and cartoons. She’s designed a sold out limited edition clothing line where significant percentage of profits were donated to Appalachia, in the poorest region of Eastern Kentucky - an area she spent an incredible week, and was humbled for the attention the press brought to the often forgotten region. (click press tab)
A proud Bruin, she was deeply honored to be chosen 2016’s APA UCLA Alumni of the Year.