Time with NISA:5 Years.
Key Strengths:Emotional fortitude. Trace evidence. Carnie games.
Observed Interests:Toxins. Canines. Documentaries. Childbirth. Documentaries on childbirth.
Observed Weaknesses:Small talk. Weddings. Pet names. Criticism.
Grace Lynn Kung (JoJo Kwan)
Grace Lynn Kung recently received a Gemini nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role for her role on INSECURITY.
The Ottawa-born actress has had a versatile career. A Dean's Honour Roll graduate, she has worked along side Academy Award and Tony Award winning actors like Eva Marie Saint and Rita Moreno (Open House - CBS), esteemed directors like Sarah Polley (Away from Her), Léa Pool (Lost and Delirious) and Gemini Award winning director Jerry Ciccoritti.
Select credits include the perky but delicate assistant stage manager Emily on Slings and Arrows with Paul Gross (Mongrel Media/TMN), the sarcastic nihilist Allison on House Party (Comedy Network), as well as Erica's successor Meeri, on Being Erica (CBC).
She has lent her voice to documentaries, radio plays, adverts and government guides - both in her native Canada as well as London, England, where she now resides.
A two-time recipient of the Jean Gascon Award for Acting, she holds two certificates of distinction in Speech and Drama from Trinity College in London (UK).
An advocate of natural health, nutrition, diet and green living, she is currently pursuing a degree in natural medicine and nutritional therapy at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London, England, and recently completed her first year of studies.
Kung 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, as well as portraying writer-historian Iris Chang in the world premiere of a nanking winter by Marjorie Chan (Nightwood Theatre).