Interview: Sydney Viengluang "Z Nation"
Happy New Year! Sydney Viengluang from SYFY's Z Nation joins host Elias on this week's episode. Sydney joined the cast during season three and instantly became a fan favorite as Dr. Sun Mei, a biological researcher in search of the zombie virus to save humanity. Aside from her work on “Z Nation,” Sydney has worked on a handful of high-profile television projects, including appearing on “Jane the Virgin,” “Scorpion,” and “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.
Born in Vientiane, Laos in Southeast Asia, Sydney spent the first two years of her life in refugee camps in Thailand and the Philippines after her family escaped from insurgency and military conflict throughout the country. Once her family was sponsored, they landed in Wichita, Kansas where she was raised and went to high school and college. Upon graduating from college, Sydney moved to Los Angeles to start a career in accounting and finance at a movie studio. After sitting behind a desk for a year and learning more about the entertainment industry, she wanted to try her hand at acting and started to take classes.
As soon as she started auditioning, Sydney started to book jobs leading up to her current role on “Z Nation."
You can find Sydney on Instagram @sydneyviengluang and Twitter @sydneyvieng
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