Amy Shi Named 2018 Honoree by Mandarin Leader, Recognizing Excellence in the Chinese Community in North America.
Chinese-American entrepreneur, actress and producer Amy Shi will represent Los Angeles in the annual Ms./Mrs. Corporate America Competition (http://www.misscorporateamerica.com) held in Orlando, Florida. In its 11th year, the three-day event will feature workshops, photo shoots and exclusive dinners, culminating with a gala live finale on the evening of Saturday, April 7 at the Omni Resort at Championsgate in Orlando.
“I believe in women’s empowerment and the strength found within us,” comments Amy. “Ms. Corporate America provides a powerful platform for women to promote their personal and business goals, enhance self confidence and strengthen leadership skills, all while establishing important friendships and connections with other professional women from around the country. I’m honored to be representing Los Angeles in this prestigious competition.”
Recognizing excellence in the Chinese community in North America, Mandarin-Leader (www.mandarin-leader.com) has named Amy Shi as one of the organization’s 2018 Honorees. She also recently appeared on the Chinese/English TV show Hollywood Talk, that airs on Channel GE.
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Born in China’s Hunan Province, Amy was secretly raised by her grandmother in a small rural village far away from the city where her parents lived. She grew up liberated in spirit, inheriting the fearlessness of her grandmother from those early years.
Amy earned her BA in marketing and computer science, and an MBA. After graduation, she worked as a management consultant in Chicago. While living in Chicago, her path took a very different turn. She studied improv at the legendary Second City and attended acting classes, and soon was cast in several TV projects, including “Shameless,” “Chop-Chop Chicago,” “Chicago PD,” and films “Time Sentry: The Box” and “Ju-Yuki.”
Amy relocated to Los Angeles in 2016 and continued her stage work in the play “Wonder Women.” Her film work includes “Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance,” “Tales of Frankenstein,” “Street 2 Death Fight,” “The Man Deletes Everything,” “James Dilemma,” the award-winning film “Whisper,” and sci-fi short “Zalla,” in which she stars in the title role. She received the Best Lead Actress Award at the 2017 Canada Golden Maple Film Festival.
She began producing movies since 2017 and is executive producer on “Zalla,” and co-producer on “Street 2 Death Fight.” She is the co-founder of Hollywood Dream Factory LLC, a company dedicated to promoting diversity in Hollywood productions.
Her corporate responsibilities have been in the banking and high tech sectors, working for such top companies as JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Apple Inc.