Multi-talented Voice Over Actor/Actor/Dancer/Singer Annie Chen expands her resumé as a series regular playing Liann in the animated series Lego Friends: The Next Chapter currently airing on the Lego YouTube Channel
Roles on ABC’s Designated Survivor and Schitt’s Creek showcase her talents
Multi-talented Voice Over Actor/Actor/Dancer/Singer/Annie Chen continues to expand her resumé with her series regular role as Liann on the Lego animated series Lego Friends: The Next Chapter, just released and airing on the Lego YouTube Channel, with more than 3.4 million viewers tuning in. Annie appreciates her quirky, weird, and a little sassy character, Liann, as the representation is culturally authentic for her. Lego Friends: The Next Chapter is produced by Spun Productions.
Annie’s first recurring acting role was Lily on the ABC Critics Choice Award television series Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland and now airing on Netflix. Annie’s scenes were mainly with Kiefer, Kal Penn, Italia Ricci, and Paulo Costanzo. She credits Paulo for his advice on set when she had her trickiest dialogue in pivotal scenes and is forever grateful for the acknowledgment and advice received while working on this project with big celebrity names.
For the Cabaret 5th season Finale of the Golden Globes Award-winning series, Annie had several weeks of rehearsals and filming with the cast of Schitt’s Creek. She cherishes the time she spent with Dan Levy, Noah Reid, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire, and Sarah Levy on this production. Other television roles include Beth Ann in the Killer High movie premiered on the Syfy channel and additional TV appearances on the series The Good Witch, Private Eyes and the made-for-TV movie A Whirlwind Wedding.
Annie has a thriving voice-over career spanning platforms such as Spotify, TVO Kids, YouTube, Audible, Nintendo, Nickelodeon and more. The first animation performance to put Annie on casting directors’ radars was the role of Hazel in Polly Pocket. Watch for upcoming projects, yet to be announced, later this year!
Annie Chen’s focus, today, is on Acting and Voice Acting; however, her first outstanding career opportunity was dancing with Lady Gaga at the Much Music Video Awards. Annie rehearsed and performed Grease the Musical for 6 months at The Elgin Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto, performing the role of Frenchy alongside Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars) as Sandy and Katie Findlay (How To Get Away with Murder) as Rizzo.
Annie Chen was born in Taiwan and lived in Indonesia for some time during her early childhood. During that time, she watched Taiwanese and Chinese drama series and dreamt of becoming an actor. When Annie’s family eventually immigrated to Delta, BC in Canada (when she was 6yrs old), the only words Annie knew in English were ‘yes’ and ‘no’. Her dreams finally began to take shape when she moved to Toronto at 12yrs and began her training as a performer.
Annie went to the same arts high school as Noah Reid from Schitt’s Creek where she was a dance major and took drama and musical theatre as an elective. She was immediately bitten by the acting bug and began training with a variety of coaches who were working actors for film, tv and voiceover as well as improv at The Second City, in Toronto. For three years part of Annie’s study was a style of clowning called Bouffon with a Cirque Du Solei coach.
In 2020, Annie relocated to Vancouver to continue pursuing her career in the on-camera and voice-over avenues of the entertainment industry, where success came almost immediately.
Annie Chen’s rise as a successful English speaking Taiwanese performer is amazing given the two English words she started with. She is now working as a full-time actor, voice actor and coach, primarily in the English language.
Annie had a life-changing injury in January 2021. She woke up and was unable to walk, stand, or sit for very long. In June of 2021, she had hip surgery. Nine days post op she attended a zoom call back for a show that would become her first series regular role. That’s determination!
Annie shares her time between Vancouver and Toronto and is available for interviews and photos upon request.
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