August 29, 2012

Grace Lynn Kung

Grace Lynn Kung

Actor Grace Lynn Kung (BFA ’02) has worked alongside Academy Award and Tony Award winning actors such as Eva Marie Saint and Rita Moreno (Open House – CBS) and esteemed directors like Sarah Polley (Away from Her), Léa Pool (Lost and Delirious), Emmy Award winning producer-director Ron Murphy, and Gemini Award-winner Jerry Ciccoritti. In 2011, she was nominated for a Gemini for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role for her role as secret agent JoJo Kwan in the CBC Television series InSecurity.

It has just been announced that Grace will be playing the role of “Janet” in  the London, UK run of BFA ’99 Ins Choi’s play, Kim’s Convenience, (NOW: ★★★★★) 2012 winner of the Toronto Theatre Critics award for Best New Play.

Kung’s screen credits include Emily on Slings and Arrows with Paul Gross (Mongrel Media/TMN), Allison on House Party (Comedy Network) and Meeri, on Being Erica (CBC). For the stage, she has collaborated with playwrights like Judith Thompson and contributed to numerous projects with Factory Theatre, Canadian Rep Theatre, Native Earth and Fu-Gen Theatre Company. She portrayed writer-historian Iris Chang in Nightwood Theatre’s world premiere production of a nanking winter by Marjorie Chan.

Kung has also lent her voice to documentaries, radio plays, commercials and government guides both in her native Canada as well as London, England, where she now lives.

A Dean’s Honour Roll graduate, Kung was a two-time recipient of the Jean Gascon Award for Acting in the Department of Theatre at York. She also earned two certificates of distinction in Speech and Drama from Trinity College London/UK.

Grace Lynn Kung was featured on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on CBC Television in January 2012.