Kieu Chinh Cast as Recurring Guest Star in Upcoming HBO/A24 Drama Series “The Sympathizer”

Allen Edelman Management is happy to announce our client Kieu Chinh has been cast as a recurring guest star in the upcoming HBO/A24 drama series The Sympathizer starring Robert Downey Jr; and directed by Park Chan-wook.

The series is an adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer. The novel is an espionage thriller and cross-culture satire about the struggles of a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist spy during the final days of the Vietnam War and his resulting exile in the United States.

Kieu-Chinh is a legendary Vietnamese-American actress with over six decades of international contributions to the motion picture industry from: Vietnam, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, China, India, Australia, and Canada. Following the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, Kieu-Chinh became a refugee.  She came to the U.S. under the generosity and sponsorship of actress, Tippi Hedren, whom helped Chinh get back to work in Hollywood.

Chinh’s appearances exceed more than 100 film and television shows such as: M*A*S*H, China Beach, Dynasty, ER, NCIS: Los Angeles, A Yank In Vietnam, Operation C.I.A., The Joy Luck Club, Catfish in Black Bean Sauce, Face, and Journey From The Fall, which garnered her critical acclaim, numerous accolades, and awards throughout her career including: The Best Actress Award of South Vietnam (1969), Best Leading Actress from the Asian Film Festival in Taipei (1973), Cinema Delle Donne Film Festival in Italy (2003), Lifetime Achievement Awards from Vietnamese International Film Festival-VIFF (2003), San Diego Film Festival (2006), San Francisco Global Movie Festival – Festival of Globe (2015) and Lifetime Achievement Award – Asian World Film Festival (2021).

She is currently on a book tour of her recent memoir entitled, Kieu Chinh An Artist in Exile.

Kieu Chinh is represented by her long-time manager, Kevin Dyett of Allen Edelman Management.

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