Gwendoline immigrated from Singapore to America. She received her Bachelor’s from UCLA - Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude & won Miss Chinatown USA launching her acting career, kicking off as a Series Regular on Desperate Housewives. She caught the eye of critics in Broken Trail which garnered her a best supporting actress NAMIC Vision Award nomination as well as winning two Best Actress Awards at the Houston International Film Festival for feature Heathens & Thieves. She’s guest starred on hit shows 24, Chuck, The Mentalist, Castle, Grey’s Anatomy & was handpicked by Academy Award Winner John Ridley to be part of his cast on American Crime which garnered ten Emmy Nominations in 2015.
She’s voiced over fifty games/cartoons & has three action figures: Paine from FinalFantasyX2, Cato Parassiti in Clone Wars & X-Men’s Domino. She wrote, produced & starred in a successful run of her one-woman show at the El Centro Theatre which the LA Times reviewed as “Brilliant.” She adapted her story to screenplay & was a Sundance Writing Lab Invitee. She has her own clothing line with Nine Deep where she was invited to Design their women’s collection - significant portion of proceeds donated to impoverished children of Appalachia. She has been honored with 2016’s APA UCLA Alumni of the year Award.