Actor and Writer Sandy Yu is Today’s Honoree

sandyyuSandy Yu was born in the Philippines but calls Los Angeles, California her home. After receiving her degree in Mathematics from UCLA, she went against all that is logical and started to pursue a career as an actor and a writer.

She recently played a supporting role in a film directed by Andy Dylan that stars Billy Gallo (“Crash,” “Pretty Woman”) and Kristen Renton (Sons of Anarchy). She has also been in various tv and commercial projects including, a comedy spoof on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and a campaign with that earned a Telly Award for commercials.

In 2014, Sandy created and starred in the award-winning web series, “Miss Guidance” that has screened in numerous film festivals in Canada and cities across the US, including at the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Her performance garnered her a nomination for OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS in a comedy at the 2015 LA Web Fest. Her previous writing’s also been showcased in shows produced by Hereandnow Theatre Company and Actors At Play.

In addition to film work and her writing, she’s also been blessed to appear in theater productions presented by Playwrights’ Arena, East West Players, Grove Theatre Center and Company of Angels and, has toured all over the US with Hereandnow Theatre Company. A recent highlight was playing the lead role in the 2013 world premiere of DALLAS NON-STOP (LA Times Critic’s Choice) presented by Playwrights’ Arena.

She trained as a comedy improviser at the Upright Citizens Brigade and regularly performed with her indie team, Hot Moms, throughout Los Angeles. She continues her comedy training at the Harvey Lembeck Comedy Workshop working with Emmy award-winning director, Michael Lembeck, and his sister, Helaine Lembeck. She also completed a summer intensive program from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2010 and has since studied with acting coach Billy O’Leary, and actor/director/mentor Elizabeth Sung.

Sandy is a self-proclaimed jill-of-all-trades who enjoys a hearty laugh, a productive afternoon in a coffee shop and anything chocolate. She dreams on working with Ms. Sandra Bullock and on continuing to make people laugh in her very own tv sitcom.

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