Breaking into Hollywood as a Chinese American

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Memoir by Grace Yang reveals the ins and outs of the entertainment business

It's a Long Way from China to Hollywood by Grace Yang

I'm now doing what I love because I was willing to follow my daughter's heart.

Growing up, Grace Yang was always mesmerized by the lives of Chinese actors but never had the opportunity to pursue a career in entertainment. When Yang and her family uprooted from China to the U.S., she was determined to make her dream come true.

After obtaining auditions and opportunities in Hollywood for her daughter Yvonne, who is a successful model and actress in the U.S. and China, Yang achieved her dream of being an actress and producer. She has appeared in shows such as “Weeds,” “Happy Endings” and the hit show “24,” as well as feature roles in the blockbuster movies “Gamblers” and “Gangster Squad.”

Today, Yang shares her struggles and successes of leaving China to pursue what seemed impossible in the memoir, “It’s a Long Way from China to Hollywood.” This mother, daughter success story takes readers inside the entertainment world and what it takes to raise a child in the industry.

“Stay involved with your children and be willing and open to their ideas,” Yang said. “I'm now doing what I love because I was willing to follow my daughter's heart.”

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“It’s a Long Way from China to Hollywood”
By Grace Yang
ISBN: 978-1-4502-9660-5
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iUniverse

About the author
Grace Yang is the founder and board of director of the American Dream Association of Culture Exchange and the Art & Acting Academy of Hollywood. She speaks Mandarin and English fluently. For the past five years her voice over work has been heard on commercial and private airlines. Yang lived in Houston, Texas when she immigrated to the U.S. Currently she lives in Burbank, California.

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