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Lia Chang Biography

 
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United States
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Lia Chang made her stage debut as Liat in the national tour of South Pacific with Barbara Eden and Robert Goulet, and last appeared onstage in Lorey Hayes' Power Play at the National Black Theatre Festival opposite Pauletta Washington and Roscoe Orman. She was featured as Sally and Joy in the ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: United States

Bio:
Lia Chang made her stage debut as Liat in the national tour of South Pacific with Barbara Eden and Robert Goulet, and last appeared onstage in Lorey Hayes' Power Play at the National Black Theatre Festival opposite Pauletta Washington and Roscoe Orman. She was featured as Sally and Joy in the ... (read complete bio)

Lia Chang made her stage debut as Liat in the national tour of South Pacific with Barbara Eden and Robert Goulet, and last appeared onstage in Lorey Hayes' Power Play at the National Black Theatre Festival opposite Pauletta Washington and Roscoe Orman. She was featured as Sally and Joy in the Signature Theater Company's revival of Sam Shepard's 1965 Obie award winning play, Chicago, directed by Joseph Chaikin at the Public Theater. Off Broadway credits include: Jeff Weiss' Obie Award winning Hot Keys (Naked Angels), Diana Son's R.A.W. 'Cause I'm a Woman (Ohio Theatre), Lonnie Carter's Gulliver opposite André De Shields (La MaMa E.T.C.), The Confirmation (The Vineyard), Behind Closed Doors (MCC), Lorey Hayes' Power Play (Billie Holiday Theatre), Marina Shron's King of Rats at Soho Rep (New Georges), Two Gentlemen of Verona, Underground Soap, and Famine Plays (Cucaracha Theatre). Chang's feature film and TV credits include: Wolf, New Jack City, Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and has had recurring roles as Nurse Lia on the daytime soap operas "One Life to Live" and "As the World Turns," and guest starred on "New York Undercover."

Chang is also an award-winning multiplatform journalist, and an internationally published and exhibited photographer. Selections of Chang's archive of Asian Pacific Americans are in the Lia Chang Theater Portfolio in the APA Performing Arts Archives housed in the Library of Congress Asian Division's Asian American Pacific Islander Collection.

In 2015, Chang co-produced, co-wrote and starred in the short film Hide and Seek, which was named among the top ten films of the Asian American Film Lab‘s 72 Hour Shootout -Two Faces – Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination.

Credits include:
Power Play
[Reading-2013]
National Black Theatre Festival
Carole Barbara

Yellow Fever
[Reading, 2011]
Mu Performing Arts
Sam Shikaze

Trim, The Tiger Woods What If Story
New Dramatists Reading, 2011
Performer

Marie Laveau
Reading, 2009
New Federal Theatre
Performer

Power Play
[Off-Off-Broadway]
Billie Holiday Theatre Production, 2005
Carole Barbara

Waitin to End Hell
[Off-Broadway]
New Federal Theatre/47th Street Playhouse, 2004
Angela

King of Rats
[Off-Off-Broadway]
New Georges Theatre Company Production, 1997
Girl

Chicago
[Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Company Production, 1996
Sally, Joy

R.A.W. ‘Cause I’m a Woman
[Off-Off Broadway]
Ohio Theater Production, 1995
Sarang Hae

Knock Off Balance
New Dramatists Workshop, 1993
Doris

Gulliver with André De Shields
[Off-Off-Broadway]
La MaMa Etc. Production, 1993
Princess Noel

Hot Keys
[Off-Off-Broadway]
Late Night Theater Soap Opera
Naked Angels, P.S. 122, 1992-1994
Mary Lois, Suzy

Yin Chin Bow
[Off-Off-Broadway]
Urban Stages Production, 1992
Mai

Two Gentlemen of Verona
[Off-Off-Broadway]
Cucaracha Theatre Company Production, 1991
Lucetta

Underground Soap
[Off-Off-Broadway]
Late Night Theater Soap Opera
Cucaracha Theatre Company Production, 1991-92
Leg/Fog
1992

Famine Plays
[Off-Off-Broadway]
Cucaracha Theatre Company Production, 1990
Edie

The Citykids Repertory Company 1988-89
New York
Founding Member

South Pacific
[U.S. and Canadian Tour with Robert Goulet and Barbara Eden]
1986
Liat