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Constance Wu was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother is a computer programmer and her father is a college professor. Both are Taiwanese immigrants. Constance grew up in Richmond performing in the local community theatre scene. At sixteen, she moved to New York to study at the famed Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and she’s been busy ever since. While in New York, she worked in classical theatre and quickly transitioned to film work. She soon appeared in several Sundance Feature Films including “Stephanie Daley,” and “Year of the Fish.” In 2010, she moved to Los Angeles where her theatre and film background helped land her a role in another Sundance Feature, “The Sound of My Voice.” In 2014, she was cast as Jessica Huang in the ABC comedy series, “Fresh Off the Boat,” scheduled to premiere in early 2015. Based on Eddie Huang’s memoir, it is set in the 1990s and revolves around a Taiwanese family that moves to suburban Orlando. She enjoys long-distance running, camping, piano, and reading. She lives in Silverlake, Los Angeles with her pet bunny Lida Rose.
Interesting Facts about Constance Wu
- Graduate with a BFA from the prestigious SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Acting, ’09. Alumni include Stanley Tucci, Edie Falco, Melissa Leo, Jay O. Sanders, Wesley Snipes, Sherry Stringfield, and Parker Posey.
- Merited a place in TIME magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People” issue with an homage written by Lena Dunham. [May 2017]
- An avid long-distance runner.
Personal Quotes by Constance Wu
People are embracing the thing that made them different growing up instead of letting that thing elicit shame.- Constance Wu
I was emotional. I wanted to be taken seriously. I was pretty emo. I was reciting Shakespeare monologues when I was 10. I still know the whole ‘To be, or not to be…’ monologue, because I knew it when I was 10.- Constance Wu
My dad got a job as a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. He teaches biology and genetics. My dad has been obsessed with science his whole life. Both my paternal grandparents were illiterate bamboo farmers, so he really worked his way up and then got a Ph.D., full ride and everything, from universities in America.- Constance Wu
If the writing is good, then the writing is already funny. All you have to do is make this funny writing true to the very deepest of your heart, and the fact that you are capable of making this true will be hysterical.- Constance Wu
I don’t fear being outspoken. The only thing I fear is losing my sense of integrity or losing sight of the values on which I guide my life. So I don’t think it’s particularly brave or unusual for me to speak out.- Constance Wu