An actress from Los Angeles, born and raised in San Jose, CA, and moved to Vietnam in 2009 where she established herself as an award winning leading lady with international appeal. Her success gave her the opportunity to emerge not only as a triple threat (writer, producer, actress) in 2013’s box-office hit HOW TO FIGHT IN SIX INCH HEELS (Am Muu Giay Got Nhon) but also landed her second prestigious Golden Kite Award (Canh Dieu Vang) - BEST LEADING ACTRESS 2013 in Vietnam. (Vietnam’s Oscars).

    In closing out a successful year 2013, Uyen is the recipient of “WOMAN OF THE MONTH” by Esquire Vietnam for October and “WOMEN of the YEAR” by The Thao Van Hoa Dan Ong (leading men's magazine).

    Prior to this, Uyen starred opposite Dustin Nguyen in FOOL FOR LOVE (De Mai Tinh) which broke box-office records for opening day in 2010. Her charismatic debut performance introducing her to Vietnam audiences was in Victor Vu’s 2009 PASSPORT TO LOVE (Chuyen Tinh Xa Xu) which won her first Best Supporting Actress award at 2009 Golden Kite Awards (Vietnam’s Oscar).

    In August 2010, Uyen was the female lead in Simon Yin’s SUPER CAPITALIST filmed on location in Hong Kong & NY starring Derek Ting, Linus Roache, Richard Ng. In September 2010, she had a supporting role in Talun Hsu’s WHITE ON RICE, a college comedy feature filmed in Los Angeles.

    Besides acting in numerous films and television shows such as HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, ASIAN STORIES (BOOK 3), SKIDMARKS, AND FINISHING THE GAME directed by Justin Lin. Uyen has been in demand to grace the covers of many top fashion magazines in Vietnam including Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Elle and Esquire.

    The PHOENIX CIRCLE is Uyen’s next feature film – a marital arts comedy. Filming begins in the fall of 2014.

FULL NAME: Kathy Uyen Nguyen
STAGE NAME: Kathy Uyen
PROFESSION: Film Actress/Live event MC/Producer
 
BORN: San Jose, California
BIRTHDAY: April 28
CURRENTLY: Saigon, Vietnam and Los Angeles, CA
ETHNICITY: Vietnamese American
 
HEIGHT: 5’4” /  1.65m
WEIGHT:101 lbs/ 46 kg
MEASUREMENTS: 34-26-36 / 85-64-89
 
HAIR COLOR: Black/Medium Length
EYE COLOR: Dark Brown
 
LANGUAGES: English, Vietnamese
HOBBIES: Fashion, Singing, Dancing, Yoga, Cooking, Traveling
 
 

FEATURE FILM CREDITS:
 
HOW TO FIGHT IN SIX INCH HEELS (2013)
LEAD, character of Anne
Directed by Ham Tran
Produced by Irene Trinh, Timothy Linh Bui              
 
SUPERCAPITALIST  (2012)
 LEAD, character of Natalie Wang
Directed by Simon Yin           
*Opposite Derek Ting
 
WHITE ON RICE (2012)
LEAD, character of Veronica                                                                                                           
Directed by Talun Hsu                                               
 
DE MAI TINH  /FOOL FOR LOVE (2010)
LEAD, character of Mai
Directed by Charlie Nguyen                                      
*Opposite Dustin Nguyen                
 
CHUYEN TINH XA XU/PASSPORT TO LOVE (2009)    
Supporting LEAD, character of Tiffany Ngo
Directed by Victor Vu                                                
*winner of Golden Kite awards’ Best Supporting Actress
 
INITIATION(short) (2009)
LEAD (character of Marla)
Directed by Nadine Truong                                                   
 
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (2009)
Co-Star, character of Julia
CBS Studios                                                      
 
ASIAN TASK FORCE(short) (2007)
LEAD, character of Miko                                                          
Directed by William Lu                                      
 
SKIDMARKS (2007)                                                   
LEAD, character of Le Mai                                                      
Directed by Karl Kozak                                     
 
FINISHING THE GAME (2007)
Co-Star, character of Kimberly
Directed by Justin Lin                                      
 
ON THE ROCKS (2006)
LEAD, character of Julie                                                       
Directed by Sun Tae Hwang                           
 
ASIAN STORIES (2006)                                             
LEAD, character of Amanda
Directed by Ron Oda                                     
*Opposite James Kyson Lee
 
KIEU (2006)
TITLE LEAD, character of Kieu                                                     
Directed by Vu Thu Ha                                  
 
OAN HON/SPIRITS (2005)
LEAD, character of Hoa                                                              
Directed by Victor Vu                                    
 
 
LIVE EVENT MC/HOST
 
F “Fashion Blvd” Magazine Launch                                                  
Intercontinental Hotel, HCMC, VN

Chanel Launch Dinner Gala                                                        
Park Hyatt, HCMC, VN       
   
Christian Louboutin Launch          
Park Hyatt, HCMC, VN

Operation Smile Art Auction Gala                                                    
Intercontinental Hotel, Hanoi, VN

Yves Rocher’s Elixir 7.9 Launch                                                       
Intercontinental Hotel, HCMC, VN

Vietnam’s Next Top Model Press Conference, 1st Season           
Intercontinental Hotel, HCMC, VN

“Star of the Year” Awards party (Ngoisao.net)                              
Riverside Palace Hotel, HCMC, VN

Boudoir Lounge Opening Celebration                                                           
Sofitel Saigon Plaza Hotel, HCMC, VN

Grand Opening “Bobby Chinns”                                                       
Bobby Chinns Fine Dining Restaurant

Mild 7 “Nudes in Lomography” Photo Exhibit                                             
Rooftop Lounge, Hanoi

Mild 7 “Nudes in Lomography” Celebrity Photographer                 
Maya Lounge, HCMC                  
     
Christian Louboutin welcoming to Vietnam                                      
Ly Club Private Lounge, HCMC, VN

Ha Anh Vu’s music single launch                                                     
Park Hyatt, HCMC, VN

Fashion & Art Charity Auction                                                                       
Press Club, Hanoi, VN

Poretics Hip Hop Show (Co-Host with Dat Phan)                           
Saigon Performance Art Center, CA
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
                                   
 
 
 
 
 

ASIA INJURY PREVENTION FOUNDATION
Goodwill Ambassador 2010
 
OPERATION SMILE VIETNAM
Goodwill Ambassador 2010-ongoing