May 18, 1989
Jona Xiao (born May 18, 1989) is an American actress born in China.
Xiao was born in Changsha, China and moved to New York as infant, before ultimately settling in St. Louis, Missouri with her family; starting acting in middle school. Growing up, she was called 'chink' and 'yellow' and decided to be an actress to break against stereotypes. Xiao founded Career ACTivate, which specializes in helping actors jumpstart and progress their careers.
Xiao was cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming in a role that she denies was initially written for an Asian-American actress. Marisa Tomei, who plays Aunt May in the film, lobbied for Xiao to be cast. Her role ended up getting cut in the final film.
|2009||The Forgotten||Female Med Student||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2012||Female Vampires Online||Jin||Episode: "Her Highness"|
|Victorious||Nina||Episode: "Driving Tori Crazy"|
|Crackhorse Presents||Rebecca||Episode: "Becoming One"|
|Paul Goetz's Last Ditch Effort||Lori||Episode: "Thumb and Thumber"|
|2 Broke Girls||Hipster #3||Episode: "And the Pearl Necklace"|
|2013||Kroll Show||TBA||2 episodes|
|Bones||Miriam Young||Episode: "The Party in the Pants"|
|The Young and the Restless||Angie||1 episode|
|Trophy Wife||Graduate 3||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2014||Days of Our Lives||Joelle||1 episode|
|Saving Face||Soo Jin Park||TV Pilot|
|Rizzoli & Isles||Young Mother||Episode: "It Takes a Village"|
|2016||Halt and Catch Fire||Julie Yang||4 episodes|
|2017||Being Mary Jane||Natalie Wu||Recurring (season 4)|
|2021||Hightown||Daisy||Recurring (season 2)|
|Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness||Shen May (voice)||Web series|
|The Flash||Rainbow Raider 2.0 / Carrie Bates||Episode: "Good-Bye Vibrations"|
|2007||Alice Upside Down||Loretta|
|2010||The Mandarin Orange Boy||Lian|
|2016||Keeping Up with the Joneses||Stacey Chung|
|2018||Flavors of Youth||Lulu (voice)||English dub|
|2021||Raya and the Last Dragon||Young Namaari (voice)|
- Pham, Jason (April 12, 2017). "A Long Way From 'Rappingstiltskin': Jona Xiao Talks 'Spider-Man,' Diversity and Teaching Mandarin to Jon Hamm". NBC News. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
- Yong, Haren (November 2, 2013). "Exclusive Interview with Rising Starlet Jona Xiao". Gornoblonde. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
- Smith, Deborah (March 19, 2015). ""Create Yourself." Spotlight Interview with Jona Xiao by Deborah Smith". Ms. in the Biz. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
- Alexander, Julia (June 27, 2017). "Spider-Man: Homecoming actress teases important, secret role in film (update)". Polygon. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
- "Actress Jona Xiao Proves Powerful as Young Antagonist in Disney's 'Raya and the Last Dragon'". Ein Presswire. March 3, 2021. Retrieved May 1, 2021.