HONG CHAU is best known for her breakout role in the Paramount film DOWNSIZING (2017, dir. Alexander Payne) as Vietnamese amputee and political activist Ngoc Lan Tran. For her performance, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, among many others. This past year, she received critical acclaim for her roles in Darren Aronofsky’s THE WHALE (A24), opposite Brendan Fraser, and THE MENU (Searchlight), for both of which she received numerous critics group nominations and recognition. She will next star in Netflix’s series The Night Agent, A24’s SHOWING UP (dir. Kelly Reichardt), and Wes Anderson’s ASTEROID CITY (Universal).
Chau is also known for her roles in the Amazon series Homecoming and HBO’s Emmy Award winning limited series Watchmen. She has also appeared in the HBO television series TREME and the Warner Bros. film INHERENT VICE (2014, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson), and has guest starred in several TV series, including Netflix’s BOJACK HORSEMAN and HBO’s BIG LITTLE LIES, amongst others. Her performance in DRIVEWAYS (2019, dir. Andrew Ahn), which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, earned her a Best Female Lead nomination for the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards.