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Hong Chau  

Golden Globe Nominated Actress, Best Known for "Downsizing"

Hong Chau is an actor who has appeared in television shows such as Treme and Big Little Lies. She had roles in the films Inherent Vice, American Woman, and Downsizing. She studied film at Boston University where she intended to make a career behind the camera, before she was encouraged to pursue acting, which she did in New York City. Chau's first major television role was in Treme and her first feature film role was in Inherent Vice. In 2017 she was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Downsizing. She was also named to Variety's 10 Actors to watch in 2017 list.

Chau's parents fled Vietnam in the 1970s and Chau was born in a refugee camp in Thailand, before her family moved to New Orleans, LA.


10 Actors to Watch: Hong Chau – Variety

Hong Chau is one of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch for 2017. For the full list, click here. When Chau met Alexander Payne to discuss his film “Downsizing,” she left feeling uncertain she'd landed the part. “We talked, but not even about the movie necessarily,” Chau says.

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