Diana Nguyen is an actor, comedian and writer. She has worked in the industry for 16 years and has appeared on The Project, Q&A, 5 bedrooms, How to Stay Married and more.
In 2020, Diana spoke at her first TedTalk titled “Joy is my Caffeine – JoyFool.” It was a defining moment of years performing standup and theatre coming to one place to tell a story in 13 minutes what Joy meant to her and how it saved her life.
She wrote "5 ways to disappoint your Vietnamese mother" in Alice Pung's book in 2008 Growing up Asian in Australia which opened the Pandora box for writing. In 2011 Diana and co-creator Fiona Chau wrote Phi and Me. A sold out sensational hit with 4.5 stars in the Herald Sun, and touring around Australia, LA and Edinburgh it was time to make the stage show into a web series. With crowdfunding and funding from Screen Australia, the first ever Vietnamese Australian family comedy series was released in June 2019.
Diana has completed a co-adaption writing commission for Melbourne Theatre Company with Petra Kalive called Laurinda by Alice Pung.
Diana has performed three successful runs of her stand up shows NAKED (4.95 stars), Dirty Diana (4 stars) and this year Chasing Keanu Reeves (4 stars).
Diana is a LinkedIn Video Content Creator behind #DancingDiana and The Snort Cast with over 73k followers, and hosts a Linkedin Live Interview show interviewing funny people around the world including Jo Stanley, Kevin Kropinyeri, Peter Helliar, Nina Oyama, Bev Killick and more.
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