Christina Mei Chen

ACTOR. SINGER. PLAYWRIGHT. TRAVELLER.

Hi there! My name is Christina and I’m a taurus. I love being outdoors (preferably with a dog), dark chocolate, and the atlantic ocean. Currently living my best NYC dreams!

Raised by Chinese and Italian-American parents, I am a multicultural woman (she/her/hers) with roots in New Jersey, Tokyo, Beijing, and California. I had a pretty nomadic childhood, so theatre and organized sports kept me grounded. My parents raised me and my sister to be fluent in both English and Mandarin so we could communicate and connect with both sides of our family.

Most of my adolescent years were spent onstage as an actor, on a football field as a cheerleader, or in a pool as a synchronized swimmer. I was sixteen when my passion for acting truly ignited while playing Essie Carmichael, an eccentric, loving, and self-proclaimed ballerina, in You Can't Take It With You.

I recently spent five years in Boston, where I earned my BA in Theatre Performance from Northeastern University and worked at various Regional Theaters in the area, including the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Company One, and SpeakEasy Stage. During this time, I also trained at the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).

Some of my plays include A FINE LINE, which had it’s premiere at Manhattan Repertory Theatre in 2018, and HOUSE PARTY, which is currently in pre-production.

When I’m not acting, I’m either writing songs, writing plays, or seeing a show - I believe the best way to learn is through experience, and there is nothing I love more than watching live theatre. If I’m not doing any of those things, you can probably find me recharging in Central Park, a yoga studio, or anywhere there’s a dog!

portraits by Victoria Romulo: https://www.victoriaromulo.com/