Saturday, September 25, 2021

Rule 5 Saturday - Amy Shi

This week's Rule 5 post features Amy Shi
Born in southern China, Amy was secretly raised by her grandmother in a small village far away from the city where her parents lived. Five years later, Amy returned to her family fold to greet her baby brother, but the impact of her earliest years close to nature left a deep impression on her. Amy grew up liberated in spirit, inheriting the fearlessness of her grandmother from those early years. She studied intensely, earning top grades, and aspired to be a scientist. She earned her BA in marketing and computer science, and eventually a MBA.
Although Amy acted in school plays and was scouted at her teen age, she didn't think of pursuing acting till she was strongly encouraged by a mentor while living in Chicago. She studied improv at the legendary Second City and attended major acting schools. Soon she signed with a major agency in Chicago, and she was cast in theater shows such as "Autumn Moon", TV/Film projects including "Shameless". Amy relocated to Los Angeles in 2016 and continued her stage work in the play "Wonder Women." Her film work includes "Samurai Cop 2" "Tales of Frankenstein," the award-winning film "Whisper," "Zalla", "Deep Feelings", to name a few. She received the Best Lead Actress Award at the 2017 Canada Golden Maple Film Festival for her portraying of scientist Dianna in Whisper.
While pursuing a career in acting, Amy also worked as banker for two of the most prestigious banks. She was the 2018 Ms. Los Angeles at the 11th Ms. Corporate America pageant and a recipient of "The Spirit Award". Amy was also an honoree of 2018 Mandarin Leader in recognition of her excellence in Art amongst Chinese Americans. Amy started producing movies since 2017, helping funding creative projects.
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