An actress from Los Angeles, born and raised in San Jose, CA, and moved to Vietnam in 2009 where she established herself as an award winning leading lady with international appeal. Her success gave her the opportunity to emerge not only as a triple threat (writer, producer, actress) in 2013’s box-office hit HOW TO FIGHT IN SIX INCH HEELS (Am Muu Giay Got Nhon) but also landed her second prestigious Golden Kite Award (Canh Dieu Vang) – BEST LEADING ACTRESS 2013 in Vietnam. (Vietnam’s Oscars).
Prior to this, Uyen starred opposite Dustin Nguyen in FOOL FOR LOVE (De Mai Tinh) which broke box-office records for opening day in 2010. Her charismatic debut performance introducing her to Vietnam audiences was in Victor Vu’s 2009 PASSPORT TO LOVE (Chuyen Tinh Xa Xu) which won her first Best Supporting Actress award at 2009 Golden Kite Awards.
In August 2010, Uyen was the female lead in Simon Yin’s SUPER CAPITALIST filmed on location in Hong Kong & NY starring Derek Ting, Linus Roache, Richard Ng. In September 2010, she had a supporting role in Talun Hsu’s WHITE ON RICE, a college comedy feature filmed in Los Angeles.
Besides acting in numerous films and television shows such as HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, ASIAN STORIES (BOOK 3), SKIDMARKS, AND FINISHING THE GAME directed by Justin Lin. Uyen has been in demand to grace the covers of many top fashion magazines in Vietnam including Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Elle and Esquire.
The PHOENIX CIRCLE is Uyen’s next feature film – a marital arts comedy. Currently, Kathy is in development for her directorial debut.