Already starting her career in the acting industry several years ago, Olivia Liang initially made some small acting projects to establish her career.
Back in the previous 2016, she once made a short video entitled We, Like Sheep and appeared as a dancer.
Not only that, but Olivia also acted in Sessions, a video short, where she played Mulan’s character.
One year later, in 2017, she then began to see some new opportunities to be a big actress by joining Cereal, a TV mini-series, as Ming.
During that year, she also appeared for some short movies, such as The Best and The Loneliest Days and the series Pillow Talk.
After that, Olivia continued her acting career in 2018 and made some appearances for One Day at a Time and Grey’s Anatomy.
In 2019, she appeared in the series Dating After College as Wendy.
She also acted in a short movie with the title of Handle with Care: A Holiday Story (2019) and played a role as Lisa.
Her career breakthrough then happened later, when she appeared in Into the Dark (2020), Legacies (2020), and finally starring in Kung Fu (2021).
- Real Name: Olivia Liang
- Stage Name: Olivia Liang
- Nickname: Olivia
- Birthday: May 11, 1993
- Birthplace: New York, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Nationality: American
- Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
- Weight: 55 kg (121 lbs)
- Blood Type: –
- Religion: –
- Profession: Actress, Director
- Education: University of California San Diego
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- Parents: –
- Siblings: 1 sister
- Boyfriend: –
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- Instagram: @itmeolive
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- Many people said that she and her fellow Kung Fu cast, Shannon Dang, are siblings, but in fact, they aren’t.
- She has of Chinese descent.
- Olivia said that she is proud of her identity as a Chinese.
- She said that she wouldn’t learn martial arts until someone pays her to do that.
- Olivia Liang was successful to beat 150 young actresses for her audition as the main character of Kung Fu.
- Olivia is considered to be a charming and athletic actress.
- She said that she was never interested in online dating.
- Her ideal type is…
- Her net worth is around $500,000.
- Handle with Care: A Holiday Story (2019), as Lisa (short movie)
- The Best and the Loneliest Days (2017), as Vivian (short movie)
- Kung Fu (The CW | 2021-2022), as Nicky Shen
- Legacies (The CW | 2020-2021), as Alyssa Chang
- Into the Dark (Hulu | 2020), as Yuejin
- Dating After College (2019), as Wendy
- Grey’s Anatomy (ABC | 2018), as teacher’s assistant
- One Day at a Time (Netflix | 2018), as Suehee
- Pillow Talk (2017), as Jenna
- Cereal (2017), as Ming
“Sometimes, all you need is permission to feel. Sometimes, what causes the most pain is actually the attempt to resist feeling, or the shame that grows up like thorns around it.”
“Why do you put yourself in unsafe places? Because something in you feels fundamentally devoid of worth.”
“I was walled up inside myself, and certainly a very long way from anyone else.”
“Loneliness, longing, does not mean one has failed, but simply that one is alive.”
“What does it feel like to be lonely? It feels like being hungry: like being hungry when everyone around you is readying for a feast.”
“I felt like I was in danger of vanishing, though at the same time the feelings I had were so raw and overwhelming that I often wished I could find a way of losing myself altogether, perhaps for a few months, until the intensity diminished.”
“Loneliness grows around them, like mould or fur, a prophylactic that inhibits contact, no matter how badly contact is desired.”
“You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particular flavour to the loneliness that comes from living in a city, surrounded by millions of people.”
“If I could have put what I was feeling into words, the words would have been an infant’s wail: I don’t want to be alone. I want someone to want me. I’m lonely. I’m scared. I need to be loved, to be touched, to be held.”
“What does it feel like to be lonely? It feels like being hungry: like being hungry when everyone around you is readying for a feast. It feels shameful and alarming, and over time these feelings radiate outwards, making the lonely person increasingly isolated, increasingly estranged. It hurts, in the way that feelings do, and it also has physical consequences that take place invisibly, inside the closed compartments of the body. It advances, is what I’m trying to say, cold as ice and clear as glass, enclosing and engulfing.”
“I wanted very much not to be where I was. In fact part of the trouble seemed to be that where I was wasn’t anywhere at all. My life felt empty and unreal… I felt like I was in danger of vanishing, though at the same time the feelings I had were so raw and overwhelming that I often wished I could find a way of losing myself altogether, perhaps for a few months, until the intensity diminished.”
“So much of the pain of loneliness is to do with concealment, with feeling compelled to hide vulnerability, to tuck ugliness away, to cover up scars as if they are literally repulsive. But why hide? What’s so shameful about wanting, about desire, about having failed to achieve satisfaction, about experiencing unhappiness? Why this need to constantly inhabit peak states, or to be comfortably sealed inside a unit of two, turned inward from the world at large?”
“I don’t believe the cure for loneliness is meeting someone, not necessarily. I think it’s about two things: learning how to befriend yourself and understanding that many of the things that seem to afflict us as individuals are in fact a result of larger forces of stigma and exclusion, which can and should be resisted.”
“Of these latter, desolating states, she comments: ‘Loneliness, in its quintessential form, is of a nature that is incommunicable by the one who suffers it. Nor, unlike other non-communicable emotional experiences, can it be shared via empathy. It may well be that the second person’s empathic abilities are obstructed by the anxiety-arousing quality of the mere emanations of the first person’s loneliness.”
“Cities can be lonely places, and in admitting this we see that loneliness doesn’t necessarily require physical solitude, but rather an absence or paucity of connection, closeness, kinship: an inability, for one reason or another, to find as much intimacy as is desired.”
Olivia Liang is the epitome of a hard-working actress. She never gives up to do her best to reach her own dream. Salute!