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Jennifer Lim

 
Bio:
Jennifer Lim starred in the premiere of CHINGLISH at the Goodman Theatre. Jennifer was born and grew up in Hong Kong but now resides, works and dreams out of NYC. After graduating with a BA in Drama from Bristol University in the U.K., she attended the Yale School of Drama for her MFA in Acting. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Jennifer Lim starred in the premiere of CHINGLISH at the Goodman Theatre. Jennifer was born and grew up in Hong Kong but now resides, works and dreams out of NYC. After graduating with a BA in Drama from Bristol University in the U.K., she attended the Yale School of Drama for her MFA in Acting. ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Theatre For A New Audience Off-Broadway Revival, 2019
Cast
  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Guest Performer
Guest Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Underground World Premiere, 2018
Woman
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere, 2016
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway, 2015
Sunny
  [Off-Broadway]
Women's Project Theater Production, 0
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Xi Yan

Jennifer Lim Biography

Jennifer Lim starred in the premiere of CHINGLISH at the Goodman Theatre. Jennifer was born and grew up in Hong Kong but now resides, works and dreams out of NYC. After graduating with a BA in Drama from Bristol University in the U.K., she attended the Yale School of Drama for her MFA in Acting. Her New York credits include the world premiere of Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven (by Obie Award winner Young Jean Lee) at HERE Arts Center, Ching Chong Chinaman at Pan Asian Rep, Vengeance Can Wait at P.S.122 and YokastaS Redux (directed by Richard Schechner) at La MaMa, E.T.C. Regionally, she has appeared in Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella and Iphigenia at Aulis at Yale Rep and A Christmas Carol at Actors Theatre of Louisville. International theater credits include This Isn't Romance at Soho Theatre in London; the European tour of Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven; The Medea at Adana State Theatre Festival, Turkey and Hamlet at Shanghai Experimental Theatre Festival and Grotowski International Theatre Festival, Wroclaw, Poland. Her film credits include The Savages, 27 Dresses and The Boy Who Cried Bitch: The Adolescent Years, and on television she has appeared in The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: CI, Royal Pains and Dirty Sexy Money. Jennifer is also a member of Gia Forakis & Co.

Jennifer Lim Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Jennifer Lim, Chinglish
 
Theatre World Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Debut Performance Gold Star
Jennifer Lim, Chinglish

Jennifer Lim News

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for the World Premiere of BALD SISTERS at Steppenwolf Th Photo Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for the World Premiere of BALD SISTERS at Steppenwolf Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2022

See rehearsal photos of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world premiere of Vichet Chum’s Bald Sisters, a brazen, comic examination of the ties that bind multigenerational families of immigrants together.

Steppenwolf Theatre to Present the World Premiere of BALD SISTERS by Vichet Chum in D Photo Steppenwolf Theatre to Present the World Premiere of BALD SISTERS by Vichet Chum in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will continue its 47th¬†season with the world premiere of¬†Vichet Chum‚Äôs¬†Bald Sisters,¬†a brazen, comic¬†examination of the ties that bind multigenerational families of immigrants together. Directed by¬†Jesca Prudencio,¬†Bald Sisters¬†will play¬†December 1, 2022 ‚Äď January 15, 2023.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2022

Almeida Theatre Announces Cast for THE KEY WORKERS CYCLE Photo Almeida Theatre Announces Cast for THE KEY WORKERS CYCLE
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 3, 2022

The Almeida Theatre has announced the professional cast joining the previously announced eighty strong community company for The Key Workers Cycle, a cycle of nine new plays celebrating the stories of those who keep our daily lives running.

CAN Launches Augmented Chinatown 2.0 Photo CAN Launches Augmented Chinatown 2.0
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2020

Augmented Chinatown 2.0 is an app from the UK's leading platform for British Chinese artists, Chinese Arts Now, producers and creators of art telling Chinese stories in contemporary and innovative ways.

Open Letter Written To The Culture Secretary From Black, Asian & Ethnically Diverse T Photo Open Letter Written To The Culture Secretary From Black, Asian & Ethnically Diverse Theatre Artistic Directors and Cultural Leaders
by Stephi Wild - May 28, 2020

An Open Letter has been written to Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Culture, from black, Asian, and ethnically diverse theatre artistic directors and cultural leaders. The letter was written to emphasize the importance  of protecting representation in the sector.

Moongate Productions and Omnibus Theatre Present Digital Arts Event WEARENOTVIRUS Photo Moongate Productions and Omnibus Theatre Present Digital Arts Event WEARENOTVIRUS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2020

A collective of leading actors, writers, directors and creatives of East and South East Asian heritage from the UK's performing arts industry will be joining forces online next month to present a new digital arts event titled WeRNotVirus.

Papergang Theatre Presents INVISIBLE HARMONY and FREEDOM HI at VAULT Festival Photo Papergang Theatre Presents INVISIBLE HARMONY and FREEDOM HI at VAULT Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2020

Hong Kong has been convulsed by an ongoing protest movement which has increasingly been seen as a last stand for its semi-autonomy from China since March 2019; a year which also saw the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre and the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Solidarity movements have formed across the globe, including repeated gatherings of up to 4,000 people outside the Chinese embassy in London.

Photo Coverage: The Stars Arrive at the Steinberg Playwrights Awards Photo Photo Coverage: The Stars Arrive at the Steinberg Playwrights Awards
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 14, 2020

Steinberg Playwright Awards took place Monday, January 13, 2020.

Theatre for a New Audience Announces First and Final Extension of FEFU AND HER FRIEND Photo Theatre for a New Audience Announces First and Final Extension of FEFU AND HER FRIENDS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2019

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a first and final extension of Fefu and Her Friends, one of the most beloved plays of the late, nine-time Obie Award-winning Cuban-American playwright and director María Irene Fornés, 'arguably the most influential American dramatist whose work hasn't become a staple of the mainstream repertoire' (LA Times). Lileana Blain-Cruz, winner of two Obie Awards (Suzan-Lori Parks' The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World and Jackie Sibblies Drury's Marys Seacole) stages the play in her TFANA directing debut, the first Off-Broadway revival of Fefu and Her Friends since American Place Theatre's 1978 staging. Fefu now plays on the Samuel H. Scripps Mainstage at TFANA's home, Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn), through December 12, 2019, with four performances added Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30pm, Wednesday, December 11 at 2pm and 7:30pm, Thursday, December 12 at 7:30pm.

Jennifer Lim Videos

In Performance Video: Telly Leung & Jennifer Lim in THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2015

This week's New York Times In Performance video features Telly Leung and Jennifer Lim in a scene from THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MTC's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 23, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club presents The World of Extreme Happiness, the new play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Eric Ting. The World of Extreme Happiness opens tomorrow night, Tuesday, February 24 at MTC's New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Check out highlights from the play below!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Signature Theatre's GOLDEN CHILD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 13, 2012

Signature Theatre presents Golden Child by David Henry Hwang, directed by Leigh Silverman, playing through Sunday, December 16. The production opens tonight, November 13 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Check out highlights from the show below!

BWW TV: Inside the 2012 Theatre World Awards - Jeremy Jordan, Josh Young & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2012

Last week, the 68th annual Theatre World Awards were held on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 at an invitation-only ceremony celebrating the 2012 Theatre World Award winners for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performances during the 2011-2012 theatrical season. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you inside the ceremony and brings you presentation and performance highlights!

STAGE TUBE: Brian d'Arcy James and Jennifer Lim Perform Excerpt from CHINGLISH
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2012

SMASH's Brian d'Arcy James (SHREK, NEXT TO NORMAL) and Jennifer Lim (CHINGLISH) recently participated in a staged reading of the Broadway play CHINGLISH at The Greene Space. This particular evening also featured a conversation with Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of the Public Theater in NYC and readings by David Henry Hwang and additional readers Francis Jue and BD Wong. In this video, James and Lim perform a hilarious excerpt from CHINGLISH.

STAGE TUBE: Learn Chinese with the Cast of CHINGLISH!
by Stage Tube - Dec 28, 2011

CHINGLISH, by Tony Award-winning and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly), is playing at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Tickets are available on Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. In the videos below, Kate Walsh and C.S. Lee teach the cast important Chinese phrase. Check them out by clicking below!

BWW TV: Meet the Cast of Broadway's CHINGLISH!
by Broadway Beat - Sep 12, 2011

CHINGLISH, the new comedy by Tony Award-winning and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly), and directed by OBIE Award winner Leigh Silverman, will begin previews at the Longacre Theatre on Tuesday, October 11th. The show comes to Broadway following its acclaimed world premiere production at Goodman Theatre in Chicago this summer.


Jennifer Lim Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jennifer Lim been in?
Jennifer Lim has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Jennifer Lim been in?
Jennifer Lim has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jennifer Lim been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Chinglish and Outstanding Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Chinglish .

What awards has Jennifer Lim won?
Outstanding Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Chinglish.