Shannon Dang
Althea Shen

 

SHANNON DANG

Althea Shen in “Kung Fu”

 

Shannon Dang stars as Althea Shen, Nicky’s (Olivia Liang) larger-than-life older sister, on The CW’s series “Kung Fu.”

 

Dang has previously guest starred opposite Diane Lane in Amazon’s “The Romanoffs,” with supporting roles in the films “Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison,” “The Gene Generation” and Marshall Cook’s “Film Fest,” which premiered at the 2020 Austin Film Festival. Her television credits include “Sorry For Your Loss,” “American Vandal,” “Doubt,” “The Off Season,” “Major Crimes” and “East Los High.”

 

Dang was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she discovered her love for performing at an early age.  By the age of thirteen, she was a professional dancer for the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks and later went on to spend three seasons dancing for the NBA Los Angeles Clippers and three seasons with the NFL Los Angeles Rams, which included performing at Super Bowl LIII.

 

Dang’s great-grandparents were one of the founding families in Los Angeles Chinatown, in which Hollywood would source Asian shop owners to be actors in their productions. Dang’s career came full circle when she told her family that she booked “Kung Fu,” and discovered that her grandfather was in the original 1970’s series.

 

Dang graduated with a Business degree from the University of California, Riverside. She enjoys traveling, visiting Disneyland and has a passion for sushi, pizza and peanut butter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2022