Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer & co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with & produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Chang is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, an award-winning multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Chang has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek.
Chang, a former syndicated columnist for KYODO News, writes about culture, style and Asian American issues for a variety of publications and her Backstage Pass with Lia Chang blog.
Chang is a National Tropical Botanical Garden Environmental Journalism Fellow, a Scripps Howard New Media Fellow at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, a Visual Journalism Fellow at the Poynter Institute for New Media and a Western Knight Fellow at USC’s Annenberg College of Communications for Specialized Journalism on Entertainment Journalism in the Digital Age. She is the recipient of the Asian American Journalists Association 2001 National Award for New Media & the 2000 OCA Chinese American Journalist Award. Avenue Magazine named her one of the “One Hundred Most Influential Asian Americans” in 1997. She is featured in Joann Faung Jean Lee’s book “Asian American actors: oral histories from stage, screen, and television”.
Selections of Chang's theater photography portfolio have been acquired by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts & are in the Lia Chang Theater Portfolio in the APA Performing Arts Archives housed in the Library of Congress Asian Division’s AAPI Collection.