Michelle Krusiec, Actress
Michelle Krusiec is best known for her starring role opposite Joan Chen in the
romantic comedy Saving Face, directed by Alice Wu. The role garnered her a
Chinese Language Oscar for Best Actress in the 2005 Golden Horse Ceremony.
Born in Taiwan and raised in America by her Taiwanese aunt and American
uncle, Ms. Krusiec works in Los Angeles, New York and Asia. Scouted by a
talent agent at the age of twelve, Ms. Krusiec has accumulated close to 300
film/tv/stage credits. She has starred opposite the likes of Anthony Hopkins,
Sandra Oh, Michelle Yeoh, Sean Bean, Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Drew Barrymore, Eva Mendes, Ben Stiller, Reese Witherspoon, Cristina Ricci, James Cromwell, Christian Slater, Ray Liotta, Donald Sutherland…. In television, Ms. Krusiec globetrotted around the world as host of the Discovery travel series Travelers. She starred on the NBC sitcom, One World and has graced TV’s critically acclaimed hits like Touch, Fringe, Community, Blue Bloods, Secret Life of the American Teenager, Dirty Sexy Money, NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, Weeds, Mind of the Married Man, Monk among others. On stage, Ms. Krusiec recently starred in the Broadway International Tour of David Henry Hwang’s play Chinglish.
Ms. Krusiec is sole creator and performer of her tour-de-force solo show Made in Taiwan (MIT). The show, currently being adapted into a feature film with Visual Communications, is a darkly comedic coming of age story based on Krusiec’s own family. It premiered at the HBO Aspen comedy festival placing Michelle on the Hollywood Reporter’s Top Ten Rising Stars of Hollywood. The show has played at the NY Asian American Theatre Festival, LA Women’s Theatre Festival, 2010 NY Fringe Fest and NY Fringe Encores. In 2011, Ms. Krusiec became state certified to work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. She is currently developing a performance piece on these issues in conjunction with CPAF, Center for the Pacific Asian Family.