Healing Out Lao'd

E8: Sydney Viengluang on navigating Hollywood as a Lao American actor + remembering resilience in maternal lineage

June 17, 2019 Season 1
Healing Out Lao'd
E8: Sydney Viengluang on navigating Hollywood as a Lao American actor + remembering resilience in maternal lineage
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Healing Out Lao'd
E8: Sydney Viengluang on navigating Hollywood as a Lao American actor + remembering resilience in maternal lineage
Jun 17, 2019 Season 1
Rita Phetmixay
Show Notes

MEET HOL GUEST: Sydney Viengluang

In episode 8 of HOL, Sydney joins Rita for a conversation about her family’s story of escape from Laos to the U.S., growing up as a child of Lao refugees in Wichita, Kansas, her motivation to move to LA to pursue acting and what it was like meeting the Laos Angeles community. 

“Sydney has quickly become “one to watch” in the entertainment industry, bringing dynamic, diverse, and powerful female characters to life on screen.  This year, Viengluang will continue to star on SYFY’s hit, zombie apocalyptic series “Z Nation,” which debuted its fifth season in October 2018.  Viengluang joined the cast during season three and instantly became a fan favorite as Dr. Sun Mei, a biological researcher in search of the zombie virus to save humanity.  Aside from her work on “Z Nation,” Viengluang has worked on a handful of high profile television projects, including appearing on “Jane the Virgin,” “Scorpion,” and “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.”  Viengluang also executive produced and starred in the award-winning short film, “The Letter,” which won the Flicks4Chicks 2016 Short Film Contest Grand Prize for Diversity and Best Drama Award.”

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REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE:
Laos Angeles
Kulap Vilaysack
Saengthong Douangdara
Z Nation “Dr. Sun Mei”
Z Nation
Go to Sleep: A Lao Ghost Story
Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio
Tai Dam people

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HUGE SHOUT OUTS TO:

Laos Angeles Roots Members Andrew David Vilaythong for mixing/producing the beats for HOL and "mystery person" @LaosSupply for the beautiful logo design!  

*SPECIAL KOP JAI & THANKS* to KITS Creativ for designing HOL's website & sponsoring this episode*

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