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Overview (1)

Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sunny Chen is a Canadian actress, singer-songwriter, and filmmaker. At six years old, Sunny immigrated from Nanjing, China, to Canada's beautiful west coast, where she fell in love with the blue sky and sea (#OceanGirlMV). She finished high school in Langley, BC, and discovered her unique self in the arts. As a teen, she traveled throughout North America to perform at music festivals, such as Idaho's Lionel Hampton Jazz Fest, with her choirs and concert band.

Sunny moved to Vancouver at 17 years old and completed her BA in psychology and English literature at the University of British Columbia. During her studies, she starred as Janet Weiss in a university production of The Rocky Horror Show, recorded live YouTube covers of Lana Del Rey's discography, and acted in her friends' indie films, which led to her professional pursuit of film and music.

In 2019, Sunny won the leading role of "Ho Shee" in Karin Lee's period drama Ts'ekoo Cha Ke (The Girl with Big Feet) (2019), playing a Chinese-Canadian immigrant in the late 1800s. For this complex role, Sunny prepared all of her dialogue in two new languages: Toisan (a Chinese dialect originating from the southern part of Guangdong province) and Chinook (an American indigenous trade jargon). She also starred as stand-up comic "Fifi" in Godfrey, written and directed by Ken Mok (writer/producer of America's Next Top Model), and worked on the CW's Supergirl (2015) and Lifetime's A Sweet Christmas Romance (2019). Sunny portrayed "Lisa" in Killer Cheerleader (2020).

When she's not on set or onstage, Sunny directs, writes, and produces music videos and web series. Sunny writes and performs original pop/R&B music, available on all streaming platforms, under alias "Sad China". She also enjoys twerking, cuddling cute animals, beach hangs (even in the fall), skateboarding, making soup, and watching Netflix. Sunny looks forward to every storytelling opportunity, and always advocates for gender equality and equity, as well as diverse representation in media.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: S.C.

Trivia (3)

Speaks English fluently but learned Mandarin first.
Completed the International Baccalaureate program with higher level courses of English, psychology, and chemistry.
Learned to skateboard when she was 19.

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