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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. 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.

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Jennifer Lim 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 Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actress in a Play

Jennifer Lim, Chinglish


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Theatre World Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Debut Performance

Jennifer Lim, Chinglish

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A Is For to Present ALL IT TAKES IS ONE ACT Playwriting Festival PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL

The A is For Playwriting Contest and ONE ACT Festival engages playwrights who support abortion rights and reproductive justice. Tickets are on sale for the 3rd annual festival featuring readings of the winning plays at Signature Theatre in NYC on Dec 9-10.

Photos: First Look at WORTH at the Arcola Theatre

New Earth Theatre and Storyhouse, in association with Arcola Theatre, present the world première production of WORTH, a new darkly comic drama exploring immigration and family secrets from Chinese Canadian writer, Joanne Lau. Check out all new production photos here!

New Earth Theatre Announce Full Cast For World Première Of Joanne Lau's WORTH

New Earth Theatre and Storyhouse, in association with Arcola Theatre, today announce the full cast for the world première production of WORTH, a new darkly comic drama exploring immigration and family secrets from Chinese Canadian writer, Joanne Lau. Mingyu Lin directs Arthur Lee (Jacob) and Jennifer Lim (Penny), Stephen Hoo (Ted),  Sara Chia-Jewell (May), Zachary Hing (Anthony).

Viola Davis, Jeff Daniels, Billy Porter And More Among 2023 Audie Award Finalists

The Audio Publishers Association has announced finalists for the 2023 Audie Awards®, the premier awards program recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. Winners across 26 competitive categories will be revealed at the Audie Awards Gala on March 28. The ceremony will be streamed to the public from Chelsea Piers’ Pier Sixty in NYC. 

BALD SISTERS Extended for Additional Week at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has added week of performances for its world premiere of Vichet Chum’s Bald Sisters, now extended through January 21, 2023.

Video: First Look at BALD SISTERS World Premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre

Get a first look at footage 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.

Review: BALD SISTERS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

What did our critic think of BALD SISTERS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company? Steppenwolf presents a new twist on the well-trod territory of the dysfunctional family drama with Vichet Chum’s BALD SISTERS. As far as dysfunctional families go, too, the family in BALD SISTERS doesn’t have the most baggage. That said, Chum’s characters still have plenty to contend with as sisters Him and Sophea mourn the loss of their mother. The play is a meditation on the circle of life, but I appreciate that BALD SISTERS is an exercise in subtlety as far as family dramas go. As a result, some of Chum’s scenes meander and don’t seem to have a purpose within the context of the play, but I like that BALD SISTERS has themes that wash over audiences rather than hit them over the head.

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of BALD SISTERS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Get a first look at production 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. 

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for the World Premiere of BALD SISTERS at Steppenwolf Theatre

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 December

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will continue its 47th season with the world premiere of Vichet Chum’s 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 – January 15, 2023.

Almeida Theatre Announces Cast for THE KEY WORKERS CYCLE

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

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 Theatre Artistic Directors and Cultural Leaders

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

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

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

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

Theatre for a New Audience Announces First and Final Extension of FEFU AND HER FRIENDS

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.

Theatre for a New Audience Presents FEFU AND HER FRIENDS

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents 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. 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 plays on the Samuel H. Scripps Mainstage at TFANA's home, Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn), November 16-December 8, 2019.

BWW Review: Clubbed Thumb Presents Zhu Yi's Chinese Gentrification Story YOU NEVER TOUCHED THE DIRT

Though Zhu Yi's YOU NEVER TOUCHED THE DIRT is set in a large estate on the outskirts of Shanghai, New Yorkers will certainly recognize it as a gentrification story, where the homogeneous conveniences of the modern would come at the expense of a community's history and distinctive character.

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Julyana Soelistyo, Jennifer Lim, John D. Haggerty And More Celebrate YOU NEVER TOUCHED THE DIRT Opening Night

Zhu Yi's YOU NEVER TOUCHED THE DIRT opened at The Wild Project (195 E 3rd Street) in Manhattan on June 6 as part of SUMMERWORKS, Clubbed Thumb's annual series of new plays. The limited run ends on Thursday, June 13 and due to popular demand, an additional 3:00 p.m. matinee has been added on June 13. Single tickets are on sale for $25 ($20 for students) here.

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?

Jennifer Lim has been nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for her performance in Chinglish. She was also nominated for Outstanding Debut Performance at the Theatre World Awards for her role in Chinglish.

What awards has Jennifer Lim won?

Jennifer Lim won the Outstanding Debut Performance at the Theatre World Awards for her role in Chinglish.

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