Macao, China – (LMS) 15th-October 2013- Kerry Berry Brogan, the gorgeous Mandarin-speaking American actress, raised eyebrows this week as she hit the red carpet alongside top Hollywood and Chinese stars at the 2013 Huading Awards in Macao, China. Better known amongst Chinese audiences than American, Brogan has appeared in a wide variety of dramatic, comedic, starring and supporting roles in over 60 Chinese films and television series. She is China’s most coveted Western actress for Chinese language movies.
Established in 2007 by Beijing-based Global Talents Media Group, the Huading Awards is a vote-based show to celebrate top talent in entertainment.
This year, the organizers of the show focused on bringing together the East with the West and attracted many A-list Hollywood celebrities including Nicole Kidman, Quentin Tarantino, Jeremy Irons, Avril Lavigne, and Sam Worthington. A-listers from Asia included Jackie Chan, Jessica Jung, Nick Cheung and Fala Chen. According to Mr. Wangkun, founder of the Huading Awards, Brogan was the only China-based Western talent in attendance.
“There was a lot about tonight that was unexpected,” said Brogan. “The Chinese film industry is so explosive in so many ways. I’m from the States but I’ve been here for so many years just doing my thing. It’s always felt like two divided worlds to me but tonight they started to come together.
“I just got to sit back and observe, and I think I was one of only a few who got to enjoy the jokes from both sides, which was just funny in itself!”
The actress, who showed up in jet-black hair for her new role, is currently filming a dark comedy in which she plays the daughter of an Italian, New York-based, godfather-like figure who plots her revenge after getting shamed off of a voice talent competition.
Brogan is currently filming a dark comedy in which she plays the daughter of an Italian, New York-based, godfather-like figure who plots her revenge after getting shamed off of a voice talent competition. This explains why the brunette showed up for the awards with long, jet-black locks!
About Kerry Berry Brogan
Kerry Berry Brogan is a Mandarin-speaking American actress based in China who has appeared in leading roles in more than 60 Chinese films and television series.
Off-screen, she is well known for her work in promoting better Sino-American cultural understanding and in recent years was the youngest recipient of the Goddess Artemis Award (Euro-American Women’s Council) and the Sino-American Friendship Award (U.S.-China Foundation). She is also the China Film Ambassador for Film Auckland and the Goodwill Ambassador for the Flying Tiger Historical Organization.
In 2012, Kerry Berry Brogan established Lotus Ray Media to facilitate film and television co-productions between China, New Zealand and the United States.
Official Website of Kerry Berry Brogan: http://kerrybrogan.com/
Still Photo: Courtesy of Sina com