Andrea Bang

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Andrea Bang
BornBurnaby, British Columbia, Canada
EducationUniversity of British Columbia '12 - Psychology
OccupationActress, writer
Years active2011–present
Websiteandreabang.com

Andrea Bang is a Korean Canadian actress from Burnaby, British Columbia.[1] She is best known for playing Janet Kim in the CBC sitcom Kim's Convenience,[2] for which she garnered a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series at the 5th Canadian Screen Awards.[3]

Background[edit]

Bang was born in Burnaby to Korean immigrant parents.[2] Her sister, Diana Bang, is also an actress and writer.[2] She received a degree in Psychology from University of British Columbia in 2012 while also taking acting lessons.[2]

Filmography[4][edit]

Year Television Series Role Note
2015 Playdate Fran (Francesca) Short Film
2016–current Kim's Convenience Janet Kim Lead character
2016 Networking with James Erica Short Film
Sunnyhearts Community Centre Lucille Web-Series
Bon Bon Fire Sinclaire Suzuki Short Film
Convos with my 2-Year Old Girl Guide #2 Web-Series
2017 Android Employed May Web-Series
The Prodigal Dad Teresa Independent Film
Lucy Dies Lucy Short-Film
Adventures in Public School Autumn Minor role
2018 Even the Devil Swiped Right Jen Short-Film
The Date Girl on Date Short-Film
2018 Karaoke Mamas Director Short-Film

Writing[edit]

Year Title
2011 Schnitzel or Spaetzle
2015 Playdate
2017 Lucy Dies
2018 Karaoke Mamas

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burnaby actor's lead role in Kim's Convenience a rarity in mainstream TV". Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  2. ^ a b c d Craig Takeuchi (2016-10-06). "Vancouver's Andrea Bang hopes Kim's Convenience helps boost Asian Canadian representation". Georgia Straight. Retrieved 2017-11-28. As for her own parents, who immigrated here from Korea, she says she think it was "distressing" to them that both her and her sister Diana decided to pursue acting as a career.
  3. ^ "Orphan Black, Schitt's Creek, Kim's Convenience up for Canadian Screen Awards". CBC News, January 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "Andrea Bang". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-08-20.

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