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Hong Chau

Golden Globe Nominated Actress, Best Known for "Downsizing"

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Hong Chau Biography

Hong Chau is an American actress who is most known for her performance in the 2022 film "The Whale," for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and other supporting-actress awards. Her breakthrough role was in the 2017 film "Downsizing," for which she was nominated for several supporting-actress awards. Variety wrote in 2022 that Chau had "been prolific in recent years" and that she had "an acclaimed turn" in the TV series "Watchmen" (2019) and "Homecoming" (2018–2020).

Before "Downsizing," she appeared in the TV series "Treme" (2010–2013) and the film "Inherent Vice" (2014). In 2018, she had guest star roles in several TV series. In 2019, she played a supporting role in the limited series "Watchmen," and had leading roles in the films "American Woman" and "Driveways." In 2020, she had a starring role in the second season of the TV series "Homecoming," having had a supporting role in its first season in 2018. In 2022, she appeared in supporting roles in the films "Showing Up," "The Menu," and "The Whale."

Chau was born to Vietnamese parents who lived in a refugee camp in Thailand after fleeing Vietnam in the late 1970s. A Vietnamese Catholic church in New Orleans, Louisiana sponsored Chau and her family to move to the United States. She grew up in New Orleans and majored in film studies at Boston University College of Communication before pursuing an acting career.

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  • 10 Actors to Watch: Hong Chau – Variety

    Hong Chau is one of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch for 2017. For the full list, click here. When Chau met Alexander Payne to discuss his film “Downsizing,” she left feeling uncertain she'd landed the part. “We talked, but not even about the movie necessarily,” Chau says.

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  • How do I book Hong Chau to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Hong Chau for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Hong Chau, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Hong Chau or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Hong Chau

    Speaking fees for Hong Chau, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Hong Chau are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Hong Chau, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Hong Chau speak about?

    Hong Chau is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Actors, Asian American Heritage, Diversity Speakers, Entertainers, Entertainment.
  • Where does Hong Chau travel from?

    Hong Chau generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Hong Chau’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Hong Chau for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Hong Chau for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Hong Chau or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Golden Globe Nominated Actress, Best Known for "Downsizing"

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Hong Chau Biography

Hong Chau is an American actress who is most known for her performance in the 2022 film "The Whale," for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and other supporting-actress awards. Her breakthrough role was in the 2017 film "Downsizing," for which she was nominated for several supporting-actress awards. Variety wrote in 2022 that Chau had "been prolific in recent years" and that she had "an acclaimed turn" in the TV series "Watchmen" (2019) and "Homecoming" (2018–2020).

Before "Downsizing," she appeared in the TV series "Treme" (2010–2013) and the film "Inherent Vice" (2014). In 2018, she had guest star roles in several TV series. In 2019, she played a supporting role in the limited series "Watchmen," and had leading roles in the films "American Woman" and "Driveways." In 2020, she had a starring role in the second season of the TV series "Homecoming," having had a supporting role in its first season in 2018. In 2022, she appeared in supporting roles in the films "Showing Up," "The Menu," and "The Whale."

Chau was born to Vietnamese parents who lived in a refugee camp in Thailand after fleeing Vietnam in the late 1970s. A Vietnamese Catholic church in New Orleans, Louisiana sponsored Chau and her family to move to the United States. She grew up in New Orleans and majored in film studies at Boston University College of Communication before pursuing an acting career.

Hong Chau Videos

  • Hong Chau On Intensely Focused Filming of 'The Whale' | Oscars 2023
    Best supporting actress nominee Hong Chau shares how focused and intense the cast and crew were on set while filming 'The Whale.'
  • Hong Chau discusses starring in new movie, 'The Whale'
    Actress Hong Chau talks about what it was like to film alongside Brendan Fraser in the emotional new film, “The Whale.”
  • Hong Chau Shares how a Public Speaking Class Led to Her Acting Career
    Hong Chau talks about how a public speaking class led to her career in acting, working with Darren Aronofsky on The Whale and having a baby during...

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FAQs on booking Hong Chau

  • How do I book Hong Chau to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Hong Chau for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Hong Chau, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Hong Chau or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Hong Chau

    Speaking fees for Hong Chau, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Hong Chau are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Hong Chau, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Hong Chau speak about?

    Hong Chau is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Actors, Asian American Heritage, Diversity Speakers, Entertainers, Entertainment.
  • Where does Hong Chau travel from?

    Hong Chau generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Hong Chau’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Hong Chau for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Hong Chau for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Hong Chau or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Hong Chau is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Hong Chau for your event is available upon request. Hong Chau generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Stephanie Hsu, Jameela Jamil, Zazie Beetz, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez and Elsie Fisher. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Hong Chau for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Hong Chau Speaker Videos

  • Hong Chau On Intensely Focused Filming of 'The Whale' | Oscars 2023
    Best supporting actress nominee Hong Chau shares how focused and intense the cast and crew were on set while filming 'The Whale.'
    Hong Chau discusses starring in new movie, 'The Whale'
    Actress Hong Chau talks about what it was like to film alongside Brendan Fraser in the emotional new film, “The Whale.”
  • Hong Chau Shares how a Public Speaking Class Led to Her Acting Career
    Hong Chau talks about how a public speaking class led to her career in acting, working with Darren Aronofsky on The Whale and having a baby during the pandemic.
    Downsizing Press Conference | TIFF17
    Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau and Director Alexander Payne attend the Toronto press conference for their movie Downsizing.

Hong Chau News

  • 10 Actors to Watch: Hong Chau – Variety

    Hong Chau is one of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch for 2017. For the full list, click here. When Chau met Alexander Payne to discuss his film “Downsizing,” she left feeling uncertain she'd landed the part. “We talked, but not even about the movie necessarily,” Chau says.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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