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Actor

Shirley
Chen

Shirley Chen is an award-winning actress who received the “Best Acting in a Narrative Short” recognition at SXSW 2018 for her role in Krista. Her television credits include ABC’s Speechless (2017), Disney XD’s Gamer’s Guide (2016), and NBC’s Parenthood (2014). When not acting, Shirley moonlights as a Harvard student, studying History & Literature with a focus in Asian-American Studies and minor in Theater, Dance & Media. As a freshman at the university, Shirley became one of the first six women cast in the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, America’s oldest theatrical group with a nearly 200-year-long history. Shirley stars as the female lead in Beast Beast, based on the short Krista, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2020. Shirley is represented by KMR and Gem Entertainment Group.

Geffen Playhouse Productions