HONG CHAU (Ngoc Lan) stars opposite Matt Damon and Christoph Waltz
in director Alexander Payne's DOWNSIZING. DOWNSIZING follows the adventures
of Paul Safranek (Matt Damon), an everyman from Omaha who, along with his
wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig), dreams of a better life. As the world faces an
overpopulation crisis, scientists develop a radical solution that can shrink
to five inches tall. People soon discover how much further money goes in a
smaller world, and with the promise of a lavish lifestyle beyond their wildest
imaginations, Paul and Audrey decide to risk the controversial procedure and
embark upon an adventure that will change their lives forever. Chau plays Ngoc
Lam, a Vietnamese immigrant who finds herself in a new world against her
wishes. The film will be released by Paramount on December 22, 2017.
Chau was recently seen in HBO's critically acclaimed, dark comedy
drama miniseries, BIG LITTLE LIES, based on the same-titled best-selling novel
Liane Moriarty. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, the miniseries weaves a tale of
murder and mischief in the tranquil beachfront town of Monterey, California.
Chau appears as Jackie, a comedic, wary parent at the school opposite Reese
Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Alexander Skarsgard.
In 2014, Chau co-starred in Paul Thomas Anderson's Oscar nominated
INHERENT VICE, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon. Chau appeared in the
film alongside Joaquin Phoenix and played the hilarious strip mall brothel
employee, Jade. The film was awarded with the Robert Altman Award at the
2015 Independent Spirit Award. Chau was also seen on the NBC comedy series A
TO Z. Narrated by Katey Sagal, the half-hour comedy starred Ben Feldman and
Cristin Milioti. Chau played Lora, Andrew's co-worker whose own romantic
entanglements cloud her judgment as she tries to help him navigate his woes
In 2010, Chau first came to prominence as a fan favorite on the critically
acclaimed series TREME where she played Linh, the daughter of a Vietnamese
fisherman. The series followed the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as the
of New Orleans tried to rebuild their lives, their homes and their unique
Created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer, the series received multiple Emmy
nominations, a Grammy nomination and a Peabody Award.
Chau grew up in New Orleans and graduated from The Boston University
Film Studies program and later studied acting in New York City. She resides in
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