height: 5'2" weight: 115 lbs
age range: 40s - 50s,
with some makeup and wardrobe,
mid 30s and early 60s.
Dawn Ying Yuen is a Singaporean-American actress based in Los Angeles since 2001. At 19, Dawn was one of 30 from a pool of 2000 participants selected to receive acting training at the Television Corporation of Singapore. She acted in local drama, and did TVC and print advertising. In 2001, she moved to Los Angeles, and started a series of acting classes, and trained in Meisner technique for a few years. Her last training ground was at The Beverly Hills Playhouse which lasted three years. Stella Adler's The Art of Acting is one of her favorite books she reads and re-reads to keep her craft sharp.
Dawn Ying Yuen is known for her role in My Mother’s Jade directed by Irene Young, and is currently playing on YouTube. in 2019, she played an immigrant mom in Zoetic (a HBO APA Visionaries Top Three for 2019), directed by Julie Zhan and Wesley Chan (WongFu Productions), was on HBO Go 2019/ 2020. After the pandemic, Dawn completed a feature film, The Harvest, a family biopic written and acted by Doua Moua (Gran Torino) and directed by Caylee So (In the Life of Music), playing the role of the mother of the Protagonist. And, in a short film, Lunchbox (Winner of Short Narrative for two Film Festivals), directed by Award Winning Director Anne Hu, Dawn played the role of a Taiwanese mom struggling to connect with her Taiwanese American daughter.
Dawn Ying Yuen speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese and some Taiwanese. She speaks asian accented English, which makes her a good choice for roles of overseas asians and immigrants. Dawn danced Chinese Modern Dance for 10 years and recently is learning Ballroom Dancing.