The Origin Story
Veronica Dang was born in Pennsylvania to a large family who escaped Saigon alongside the last U.S. troops in Vietnam. Her family eventually settled in Virginia just outside Washington DC. Veronica was following a traditional Asian-American path - classical pianist starting at the age of 5 then receiving a B.S. degree in Biochemistry on her way to medical school - when she realized her long-suppressed passion for the arts surpassed her love of centrifuges. So she left the world of science and applied her tireless work ethic to studying at New York University, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Upright Citizens Brigade and training with the legendary Wynn Handman.
Veronica is a rising star featured in various television shows, ranging from hipster who finds a dead body on Law & Order: SVU, to representing sweatshop workers on Saturday Night Live. She has starred in independent films and Off-Broadway shows and been featured in a wide variety of commercials, print campaigns, and more.
Veronica is often praised for her deep intellect, striking beauty, "understated hostility" stand up comedy and the passion she brings to every role.
Like many New Yorkers, Veronica endures a love-hate relationship with the city’s subway system, inspiring her to create internationally acclaimed multiple award-winning comedy webseries Subway: the Series (www.SubwayTheSeries.com),
the not-even-remotely autobiographical tale of a laid-off computer tech raised by Pennsylvania Dutch parents surviving in the big city. Subway: The Series has been written up in Huffington Post, Marie Claire and more as a must watch webseries.
Veronica is often busy directing for stage and screen. She directed a night of 11 one act plays and 18 actors for Athena Theatre at Symphony Space, the dramatic play In Between Place by acclaimed playwright Michael Oatman, political satire with puppets Birds Should Fly Free at The New York International Fringe Festival, an original breast cancer drama Scars named Best Play finalist in Between Us Productions' Take Ten Festival and zombie comedy Inalienable Rights.
Veronica is an award-winning filmmaker currently in post-production on a short drama about grieving Missed Calls which she directed and co-wrote. She co-wrote female buddy comedy Mila and Mimi Too which won the Lionsgate/Spy That Dumped Me's Female Filmmaker Contest and been accepted to multiple festivals including Women in Comedy Festival, Atlanta Comedy Festival and Palm Springs International Comedy Festival. Her latest film Extinct which she directed, wrote and starred in won Grand Jury Prize in the AAFL 72 Hour Shootout and Best Short Film at Katra Film Series.
Veronica spends her time between NYC, DMV and LA. When not acting, Veronica is often eating and cooking but also works managing events and has worked with a variety of world-famous stars, national and local elected officials and other high-profile personalities. She is active with several charitable organizations, including dog training and fostering for several animal rescue organizations.
Veronica can be seen on stage performing stand up, improv, sketch and Shakespeare. She founded NYC's premier All Asian American Sketch Comedy Team Model Majority which has sold out all their New York Times and Timeout NY recommended live shows.
Follow her on social media to find out when you can see her in person. And if you come to a show, she may feed you and/or teach you about Yellow Fever.