Yin Chang

Recent Role:

Star on The Bling Ring


New York City, New York

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  • Yin Chang is a rising Chinese American actress. Yin was born in New York and has lived there ever since. Her acting career began in commercials and advertisements for numerous companies including Best Buy, Verizon, Mastercard and MTV. She has guest starred on Six Degrees, and both Law and Order:Criminal Intent and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. In 2008 she landed a recurring role on Gossip Girl as Nelly Yuki.



    Birth Place:

    New York City, New York

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  • Quotes (4)

    • Yin Chang:(On giving advice to aspiring actors): Don't give up. I know it sounds cliché, but it's true. I've booked a few guest spots on TV and national commercials here and there but they weren't consistent. Thank goodness I have a very loving and supporting family and other things to keep me busy, or I would have been a bit upset. Just consistently study your craft, work hard and keep auditioning. If you don't land the audition, think of it as practice. I know rejections are hard, but try not to take it personally. And it's always best to do other things besides acting so you have something else to concentrate on if you don't get a role. I think a lot of luck and timing also play a huge role in it. It makes me upset when I hear my actor-friends giving up their dreams. I know their time will come where a role is just perfect for them, and it wouldn't be fair to them if they just gave up. Sooner or later, you'll get there! The very best of luck!

    • Yin Chang: I keep my acting life separate from school. I have no real friends [at Hunter]. I commute an hour and a half, so I don't have time to linger and socialize.

    • Yin Chang: My parents wanted me to be a doctor or a pharmacist but they are still really supportive. They kept me motivated to stay home [and go to college] and I'm glad I did because now I have something to fall back on.

    • Yin Chang: (On her role on Gossip Girl) Before the shoot, I was doing a fitting and the stylist told me they want me to play a stereotypical Asian nerd. I wasn't offended but I was like 'Wow, can't there be a normal Asian girl.' But I've never played a nerd or anything so it is fun.

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    • Yin Chang started acting as a teenager.

    • Since landing a role on

    • Yin Chang considered dropping out of college and moving to LA, but her parents convinced her to continue her education.

    • Yin Chang's first movie role was in 2007's Paper Girl in which she plays Peiyu a girl sent away from home for a better life who faces immoral foster parents.

    • Yin Chang is represented by CESD and managed by JMM, but for theatrical and legit she is represented by Abrams Artists Agency.

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