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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Z Nation “Dr. Sun Mei”
Go to Sleep: A Lao Ghost Story
Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio
Tai Dam people
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