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Overview (2)

Born in Taipei, Taiwan
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Barney Cheng landed on the Hollywood map as an actor in 2002 with his acclaimed performance in Woody Allen's Hollywood Ending. The New York Times described Cheng's comedic timing as "surgically precise." The Orange County Register raved that Cheng "steals every scene he's in." Cheng accompanied Allen to promote the film and to open the 55th Cannes Film Festival.

In addition to acting, Cheng is an award-winning writer-director. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and his cross-cultural, Chinese-English language feature film Baby Steps received Tribeca Film Institute's All-Access Fellowship in 2014 as well as jury and audience choice awards for best feature at numerous festivals.

The San Francisco Chronicle calls Baby Steps an "engaging" and "touching" film. The State Department hosted U.S. embassy screenings of the film in six major cities in mainland China, including Beijing and Shanghai.

Because of his keen understanding of both American and Chinese film markets and his unique bilingual background, Cheng is a highly sought-after writer-director for co-production projects.

Cheng is a Writer/Director Film Independent Fellow and a Finalist for the NBCUniversal Directing Fellowship. His scripts Stolen Wines and A Doorknob Away, a Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition winner, are in development for US-China co-productions.

Grew up in Los Angeles, Cheng attended Stanford University and read political philosophy at Oxford University.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (2)

Grew up in Los Angeles and moved to New York City after graduating from Stanford University with a political science degree.
Read political theory and philosophy at Oxford University.

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