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Laura Kai Chen

Laura Kai Chen

Music Adjunct Faculty

Music and Performing Arts Professions

Laura Kai Chen’s extensive acting work ranges from starring on stage  at Lincoln Center Theater, The Public, and Manhattan Theater Club to being featured in Spike Jonze’s Academy Award-winning film Her. She recently appeared in Evil (CBS), Madam Secretary (CBS), and What/If (Netflix), as well as myriad other film and television projects. She also originated the groundbreaking role of Melinda Trask on NBC’s Days of Our Lives. An in-demand voiceover artist in addition to a veteran commercial presence, Laura has worked consistently in both NY and LA since graduating from the prestigious Graduate Acting Program at NYU. Laura is a recipient of the Weston Acting Award at Brown University, where she received her BA in Comparative Literature with honors. In addition to her work as a performer, she is a passionate teacher, currently on faculty at NYU Steinhardt.