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“Chen, especially, gets plenty of belly laughs every time she is onstage.” –WhatsOnStage on Avenue Q

“Shin-Fei Chen, looking back from the present with warmth but also curiously elegiac” – Exeunt Magazine on Three Sisters

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MAJOR FILM & TELEVISION

  • BERLIN STATION (Series 2, Ep 1) | Analyst | Paramount TV
  • CHINESE BURN | Elizabeth | BBC
  • THE 101-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO SKIPPED THE BILL AND DISAPPEARED | Cindy | FLX
  • DOCTOR WHO (Series 9, Ep 1) | Newsreader | BBC

INDEPENDENT FILM

  • SOUTH PAW* | Lead (Sonya) | dir: John Raposas
  • FAA IHEIHE | Lead (Midori) | dir: Daniel Michalos
  • REPUBLIC OF PRUNUS PERSICA | Lead (Sarah) | dir: Shahid Kamal

*Received Best Comedy Honourable Mention from Asians On Film 2015

THEATRE

  • THREE SISTERS | Natasha (Siu Jing) | Lyric Theatre Belfast
  • ANON | Actor | Welsh National Opera
  • AVENUE Q | Christmas Eve | Upstairs at the Gatehouse
  • IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE END | Ensemble | dreamthinkspeak
  • THE HIT | Mrs. Sasamori | InterContinental Hotels

COMMERCIAL credits available upon request

CORPORATE credits: Barclays, GSK, Philips, McCann-Erickson, Nokia, Stratasys, Cambridge University Press

VOICEOVER credits: CBBC, Discovery Channel, TRW Automotive, Oxford University Press, Macmillan Publishers, TIAA-CREF, Beijing Yogurt

STILL PHOTOGRAPHY credits: Dulux, Speed Queen, Hoseasons, Pfizer

TRAINING

  • Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
  • Shari Carlson Studio (acting – ongoing)
  • Katt Shea (acting – ongoing)

STATS: Height: 5’2″ / Hair Colour: Black / Eye Colour: Brown

SPECIAL SKILLS (*denotes native or highly skilled)

  • LANGUAGES: English*, Mandarin Chinese*, Taiwanese
  • ACCENTS: American-Standard*, Mid-Atlantic*, British RP*, Chinese* 
  • MUSIC & DANCE: Mezzo-soprano*, ballroom dancing
  • SPORTS: snowboarding, tai-chi, yoga
  • PERFORMANCE: Musical theatre*, physical theatre*, voiceover*, presenting
  • OTHER SKILLS: Writing*, interviewing/voxpop*, devising, translating

OTHER

  • Dual citizenship in USA & Republic of China, work visa in UK
  • Member of Equity (UK)
  • M.A. Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
  • B.S. University of California, Berkeley
  • Co-writer of upcoming Roughcut TV / BBC3 comedy