Artist Bio

Jennifer Lim

(Bio as of June 2014)

Jennifer Lim returns to Goodman Theater where she starred in the world premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish, for which she earned a Jeff and Chicago Theater Critic’s Beat Awards nominations. Following the show’s move to Broadway, she received a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut, the IASNY Trophy for Excellence and a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play. In addition to landing on numerous top ten lists, New York magazine named her “Most Exciting Broadway Newcomer 2011”. Her off-Broadway credits include The Urban Retreat (Public Theater); The Most Deserving (Women’s Project); Cry, Trojans! (Wooster Group); Golden Child (Signature Theatre); Vengeance Can Wait (P.S.122); Young Jean Lee’s Songs of The Dragons (HERE Arts Center); Yokastas Redux (La MaMa E.T.C.) and Ching Chong Chinaman (Pan Asian Repertory). Her international credits include This Isn’t Romance (Soho Theatre, London); European tours for Cry, Trojans! and Songs of The Dragons; The Medea (Adana State Theater Festival, Turkey) and a Chinese production of Hamlet (Shanghai Experimental Theatre Festival & Grotowski Int’l Theatre Festival, Wroclaw). Ms. Lim’s television and film credits include Person of Interest, Elementary, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Law &Order: Criminal Intent, Royal Pains, The Savages and 27 Dresses. She is a Hong Kong native, fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, as well as some basic Korean. She holds a BA in drama from Bristol University in the U.K., and an MFA in Acting from Yale School of Drama.

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