An's journey is a testament to the power of talent, hard work, determination, and a lifelong commitment to learning. Raised in a small Arkansas town by immigrant parents, she embraced humility, conservatism, and strong religious values. Despite financial challenges, her artistic talents shone brightly early, earning her numerous awards.
An pursued an Honors degree in the Arts from Oklahoma and a Master's in Acting for Film in Los Angeles. Her relentless pursuit of knowledge doesn't stop there; she's currently working toward earning her Ph.D., demonstrating her unwavering dedication to self-improvement and expertise in her field.
She quickly made a name for herself with roles in popular shows like HBO's "Euphoria" and Showtime's "KIDDING," along with a notable role in the film "The Dust Child."
Beyond acting, An wrote, produced, and starred in the award-winning short film "GOLD," earning recognition with awards like Top Shorts: Best Original Story and Los Angeles Film Awards 2018: Best Actress (Indie Film).
As a TEDx TALKS speaker, An addressed the challenges Asian actors face in Hollywood, emphasizing the importance of embracing one's ethnicity. Her commitment to her Vietnamese heritage is evident through titles like
Miss Arkansas State Queen, Miss Talent Vietnam USA, and Miss Vietnam America Regency International 2021, as well as features in VOGUE Italia and the front cover of Viet Lifestyles Magazine.
She showcases her talents and serves as an Ambassador for the National Organization of Vietnamese American Leadership of Greater Washington, DC (NOVAL-DC) and was a guest speaker for NAAAP-DC.
She also dedicates time to mentoring young girls in beauty pageants and is fluent in Vietnamese, thanks to her deep love for her heritage.
In addition to her achievements, An hosts an AAPI talk show in Beverly Hills, partnered with the Asian Media Network, to raise funds for mental health therapy support for AAPI artists for her non-profit organization.
She is the CEO and Founder of a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization, AAPI ARTISTS FOR MENTAL ILLNESS (AAMI), working to destigmatize mental health issues within the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities through art, storytelling, and collaboration with artists, activists, and mental health professionals.
An's commitment to promoting mental health awareness, empowering the younger generation, and pursuing a Ph.D. reflects her dedication to using her talent, influence, and continued education for the greater good.