Actor. Filmmaker. Advocate.
Carolyn Kang is a native New Yorker who caught the performing bug at age 4, when she begged her mom for piano and singing lessons (thanks mom!) She has a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University, where she discovered Psychology’s surprising connection with acting—they are both the study of human behavior, after all. Her recent work includes playing a teen bully on the latest season of “Awkwafina is Nora From Queens” on HBO Max, a fierce, small town preppy girl in the upcoming rom com “Escaping Ohio”, and as the voice of the 2022 American Girl "Girl of the Year", Corinne Tan.
Carolyn is also a writer, producer, and co-founder of Chatty Rats Productions. Her debut film And Along Came Lily just premiered at Big Apple Film Festival. She is an advocate for mental health, gender equality, and racial justice. Recently, she made headlines after starting an initiative giving away safety alarms to AAPI New Yorkers amidst a national uptick in hate crimes against Asian-Americans. Her advocacy and filmmaking work are intersectional, with the ultimate goal of telling stories with rich, complex, AAPI characters. When she’s not acting, she’s listening to true crime podcasts and hanging with her dog Pepper.