CONSTANCE WU (Rachel Chu). As a result of her unapologetic and hilarious
of Jessica Huang on ABC's hit comedy "Fresh Off the Boat," her first foray into
spotlight on Constance Wu is brighter than ever.
The fourth season of "Fresh Off the Boat" premiered on ABC on October 3, 2017,
reprising her role as the family matriarch and mother of three opposite Randall
Park. Based on
Eddie Huang's memoir, the show is set in the 1990s and revolves around a
Taiwanese family that
moves to suburban Orlando. It debuted in February 2015 to much critical acclaim
8 million viewers, becoming the second highest-rated comedy to premiere during
the season. Wu
was instantly praised as the breakout star of the comedy season for her
interpretation as the nononsense,
pragmatic mom and has received two nominations from the Critics' Choice
Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy, as well as two TCA Award nominations for
Achievement in Comedy in 2015 and 2016. The show has been picked up for a fifth
Recently, Wu was seen in the independent film "The Feels," and will be seen in
Me Both," an independent road trip film in which she plays a struggling addict.
She has also signed
on as part of the voice cast of the animated feature "Wish Dragon," alongside
Jackie Chan. The
picture is a modern re-telling of the classic genie-in-a-bottle tale from 1001
Wu can also be seen as the lead in a stand-alone episode of Hulu's
anthology series "Dimension 404." She plays Jane, a military psychologist on
active duty who
wants nothing more than to spend Christmas leave with her wife and daughter. Wu
alongside Megan Mullally in the episode. She has also joined the cast of
"Rainbow Crow," the
new animated VR series from Baobab Studios that John Legend is producing and
first chapter of the series, which is based on a Native American legend,
premiered on April 21st at
the Tribeca Film Festival.
Wu was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, where she grew up performing in
community theatre scene. At 16, she moved to New York to study at the famed Lee
Theatre institute and the Conservatory for Theatre Arts at S.U.N.Y Purchase.
While in New York,
she worked in classical theatre and quickly transitioned to film. She soon
appeared in several
Sundance Feature Films, including "Stephanie Daley" and "Year of the Fish."
In 2010, she moved to Los Angeles, where her theatre and film background helped
her a role in another Sundance Feature, "The Sound of My Voice." She next
appeared as a series
regular on the LogoTV web series "EastSiders," and the Fox Digital Studios film
was released by Netflix on March 3rd, 2015.
Additionally, Wu has had memorable guest appearances on "Children's Hospital,"
Order: SVU," "Torchwood," "Covert Affairs," and "Franklin & Bash." She currently
Silverlake, Los Angeles with her pet bunny, Lida Rose.