BCB Profilin’: Lynn Chen

This edition of BCB Profilin’ features Lynn Muthafuckin’ Chen — awesome actor (Saving Face), food blogger, and co-founder of the new site Thick Dumpling Skin, which serves as a forum for APIAs to discuss and support each other in struggles around body image and eating disorders.

photo by Chopper Platt

Lynn’s got a heckuva lot going on, including her role in this year’s SFIAAFF’s Feature Surrogate Valentine (co-starring musician Goh Nakamura as himself, and directed by White on Rice‘s Danny Boyle), which premiered last Saturday at SXSW.

Judging from the trailer, Surrogate Valentine looks pretty marvelous. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a 3-D version. Go check out the film this Thursday March 17th at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas (tickets here) and Sunday March 20th at Camera 12 Cinemas (tickets here).

Plus, did you know Lynn is in a band?! Gal’s got so many talents it makes my head spin and then feel bad about myself. Read on in awe and envy…

Greetings, I am…

Lynn Chen

I’ve been known to bitch about…

Weather, mosquito bites, overpriced food.

My influences are…

The Food Network, NPR, and films about the 70’s made after the 70’s.

On a Saturday night you can find me….

Eating at a restaurant or watching a movie in the theater.

On a Tuesday night you can find me…

Eating takeout at home while watching a movie on DVD.

My usual drink/poison is….

Water (room temp).

If I was a superhero my name would be…

Lynn X. Chen

The last song/album I listened to is…

The Andrews Sisters Greatest Hits.

I have a borderline unhealthy obsession with…

food and blogging.

Favorite thing to do in LA….

See something at The Arclight and eat vegan gelato from Scoops afterwards.

Free Association time! First word I think of after “Asian America”:

Gelato.  Sorry, it was still on my mind.  But the two Scoops are Asian-owned.

My weapon of choice is….

My dog Julius.  He’ll kill you with cuteness.

Be sure to check out my…

food blog: The Actor’s Diet body image blog: Thick Dumpling Skin and two new movies: Surrogate Valentine and Via Text.

Thanks Lynn!


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