Emily S. Chang
Actor • Singer • Dancer
Emily S. Chang (she/her) is a NY-based actor. Originally from Illinois, she grew up watching theater in Chicago and eventually performed there herself - making her debuts at Steppenwolf Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Quickly, her love of the arts became a passion. In the years that followed, that passion for performing and storytelling continued to grow and led her to the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.
At CMU, Emily’s dance skills and experience earned her a spot in the musical-theater dance track. She continued expanding her singing repertoire through vocal lessons. Her favorite collaborations included creating student work with her classmates during Playground and the annual dance concert. In 2022, she choreographed a dance piece based on one of the most influential people in her life: her grandmother.
Now calling Brooklyn home, Emily was most recently seen in the NY premiere workshop of The Ballad of Keith King as Dee. She also returned to the Texas Shakespeare Festival for her third year in their 2022 season where she played Miranda in the Tempest and Lady Castlemaine in Nell Gwynn.
Outside of performance, you can find Emily watching a Marvel movie for the hundredth time, taking a walk, or playing her ukulele. Emily is a proud Asian-American and is extremely passionate about work that uplifts and honors Asian-American/BIPOC stories and experiences. To promote diversity in the community she served as a teaching assistant for CMU’s Anti-Racist Theatre course. She is so grateful to be surrounded by family and friends who have shown her the power and beauty of her identity. Emily hopes to contribute to and expand Asian-American voices in the industry by creating meaningful work.
Photo by Louis Stein Photography
As of September 2022, Emily is signed with CESD Talent Agency in their OC/Commercial department.
Emily was a member of the Texas Shakespeare Festival's 2022 Acting Company this past summer, performing as Miranda in the Tempest, Ethel in the Music Man, and Lady Castlemaine in Nell Gwynn, as well as appearing in a reading of a new play.
Emily is thrilled to be represented by Untitled Entertainment.