Althea Shen in “Kung Fu”
Shannon Dang stars as Althea Shen, Nicky’s (Olivia Liang) larger-than-life and newly engaged older sister, on The CW’s series “Kung Fu.”
Dang was born and raised in Pasadena, California where she discovered her love of dance at an early age. By the age of 13, she was dancing for the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks and later went on to spend three seasons dancing for the Los Angeles Clippers and three seasons with the Los Angeles Rams.
Dang can be seen opposite Romany Malco in his comedic film “Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison.” She also appeared opposite Diane Lane in Amazon’s “The Romanoffs.”
In 2018, Dang performed in the ABC Discovers Talent Showcase and has numerous television credits, which include recurring on Facebook Watch’s “Sorry For Your Loss” and Netflix’s “American Vandal.” Other television credits include “Doubt,” “The Off Season,” “Major Crimes” and “East Los High.”
Dang’s film credits include supporting roles in Marshall Cook’s “Film Fest,” which premiered at the 2020 Austin Film Festival. She also appeared as the young version of actress Bai Ling in “The Gene Generation.”
Dang attributes much of her success to her parents who nurtured her love for the performing arts through various dance and musical theatre programs. She graduated with a Business degree from the University of California Riverside. In her free time, she loves to travel, take trips to Disneyland and is still a big LA Rams fan.