I, Carol Lee, first fell in love with acting in the 4th grade when my teacher gave me the lead role of “Jenny” in our class play Everywhere Christmas. The role of "Jenny" started me on the path of becoming a (sorta working) struggling artist years later (Thanks, Mr. Falconer).
I graduated magna cum laude with a BA from SUNY New Paltz in Communications and Media, with a concentration on TV Production, and also minored in Theatre. I’ve been told I’m the ditziest smart person one will ever meet and have been cast as the vapid valley girl...and I’ve been cast as the nerdy Asian girl. But it's so much more fun to be the bitchy girl.
Fun stuff going on: I’m a founding member of the first NYC all-Asian-American sketch comedy team, Model Majority. I'm so excited to flex my atrophied comedy writing muscles again as well as direct, edit, produce, and perform some hilarious sketches written by my fellow team members. Our first show in November 2018 sold out and we have been continuing the streak of sold out/oversold shows ever since. Despite quarantine, we are continuing with our shows, just livestreamed! We were one of only 4 sketch comedy teams accepted into the Jersey City Comedy Festival in August. Recent shows: AAPI History 201 - Abridged replay is on YouTube (Time Out NY Recommended), Lunar New Year Comedy Spectacular (Time Out NY recommended), Model Majority guest spot on The Rumble with Mahayla & Matt (Ars Nova). I also recently had the role of Luanne in the short film Banana Zakary. I'll sleep when I die! So many exclamation points! Additionally, I co-star as Karen Chang in a new web-series Bougie Betty, the pilot of which is fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts.
If I’m not acting, I’m busy working as a video editor and producer. Except not now because COVID shutdowns, womp womp. I also bake pastries and make cupcake towers for my friends' weddings and take lots of food porn. My dream though, since before it was everyone else’s dream, is to have a show on the Food Network. Though I've discovered I hate cooking; I'm awesome at it, but I'd rather someone else cook the fancy food. Ok, new dream: comedic series and film roles and national commercials (cough). We can do better than a handful of Asian-Americans in 20 years on SNL. Emma Stone doesn't count.
You can catch my ramblings, food porn, and indie nail polish obsession on Instagram.