Jenny Woo recently received critical acclaim and a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award nomination for her performances as the title role in Red Thread and as Hwang Chin-i in 29 Views of Hwang Chin-i, a one-woman show written and directed by Stephen Legawiec.
Jenny’s many credits include originating the role of Lady Sazuko in James Clavell’s Shogun at the Kennedy Center and on Broadway, Ophelia in Hamlet at the Singapore Repertory Theater, Yasako in Kokoro with the Santa Monica Theater Guild, and The Woman Warrior at the Ahmanson Theater. Jenny also starred in John Moritsugu’s film, Terminal USA, Ivonov at the American Conservatory Theatre, Figaro Gets a Divorce at La Jolla Playhouse with Robert Woodruff, and Chava in Fiddler on the Roof at Sacramento Civic Light Opera. Jenny’s television credits include The Beast, directed by Mimi Leder, Judging Amy, American Family, VIP, Chicago Hope, Picket Fences, Models Inc., and the independent feature One Night Stand.
A graduate of UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures program, Jenny wrote, choreographed, directed and performed in the one-woman show, Humanart, based on her studies abroad at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. Jenny is a graduate of the American Conservatory Theatre’s Advanced Training Program, where she received her Master of Fine Arts degree in acting. Jenny is represented by The Suchin Company.