Asian American Child Actors to Speak

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A panel discussion with Asian American child actors will be presented in conjunction with Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at the Japanese American National Museum’s Tateuchi Democracy Forum, 100 N. Central Ave. in Little Tokyo.

Jeff and Hudson Yang at the East West Players Visionary Awards gala last month. (MIKEY HIRANO CULROSS/Rafu Shimpo(

Jeff and Hudson Yang at the East West Players Visionary Awards gala last month. (MIKEY HIRANO CULROSS/Rafu Shimpo)

Moderated by writer Jeff Yang, the program will feature Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, and Ian Chen, who play brothers Eddie, Emery and Evan Huang on ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” and Ashley Liao, who plays Lola on the Netflix original series “Fuller House.” (Jeff and Hudson Yang are father and son.)

The actors will talk about their lives, their work, and what it’s like to be famous at such a young age.

Hudson Yang has also guest-starred on Disney’s “Liv and Maddie” and appeared in the movie “The Sisterhood of Night.”

Wheeler’s other credits include the TV series “Chasing Life,” “Community,” “New Girl,” and “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” and the movies “Such Good People” and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.”

Chen has guest-starred on “Modern Family,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Dr. Ken.”

Liao has guest-starred on “Bad Teacher,” “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” and “The Kicks.”

This event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are recommended. For more information, call (213) 625-0414 or visit www.janm.org.

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