'Fresh Off the Boat' Star Constance Wu Signs With UTA (Exclusive)
She's earned two Critics' Choice nominations for her breakout role.
Fresh Off the Boat's Constance Wu has signed with UTA, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. She previously was with WME.
The Virginia native is a favorite as the ABC family comedy's tough, outspoken but loving mom Jessica Huang, a role which has earned her two straight Critics' Choice nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy, plus a TCA nomination for Individual Achievement in Comedy. The show has been renewed for a third season.
Since landing her breakout role, Wu has become an outspoken and eloquent proponent of inclusivity in Hollywood, telling THR's Off the Cuff podcast last year that "working on Fresh Off the Boat has been really enlightening to me, because it's made me think about the roles that Asians and Asian-American women have played in media."
Previously, Wu was a regular on the acclaimed web drama Eastsiders and got her start in indie films, appearing in Stephanie Daley, Year of the Fish and Sound of My Voice, as well as the Fox Digital Studios feature Parallels, which Netflix released in March of last year.
Wu continues to be represented by Principal Entertainment, The Gotham Group and Hansen Jacobson.