Oct. 15, 2021

Actress Jona Xiao Talks "Hightown" and Her Character "Daisy"| Season 2 On STARZ (10/17/21)

It's Friday! Today on the Brett Allan Show we are hanging out with actress Jona Xiao who can be seen as "Daisy" in season 2 of "Hightown", Streaming on 10/17 only on STARZ. We talk about her first ZOOM table read with Louis Guzman, how she developed the character, her keys to success as an actor and how she defines success. Also, her philanthropic work helping other actors secure better paying and legitimate jobs in the industry! All this and more.


It's Friday! Today on the Brett Allan Show we are hanging out with actress Jona Xiao who can be seen as "Daisy" in season 2 of "Hightown", Streaming on 10/17 only on STARZ. We talk about her first ZOOM table read with Louis Guzman, how she developed the character, her keys to success as an actor and how she defines success. Also, her philanthropic work helping other actors secure better paying and legitimate jobs in the industry! All this and more.

In March 2021, Jona lent a powerful voice as Young Namaari in Disney’s fantasy action- adventure animated film "Raya and the Last Dragon” (Disney+). Jona also recently starred as Carrie Bates / Rainbow Raider in The CW’s “The Flash,” and starred as Shen May in Netflix’s “Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness”. Her previous film credits include "Gifted" for Fox Searchlight Pictures opposite Chris Evans, Jenny Slate, and Octavia Spencer, "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (Columbia Pictures) and "Keeping Up with the Joneses" (Twentieth Century Fox) alongside Gal Gadot, Zach Galifianakis, and Jon Hamm.

Jona grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where she began acting in middle school. While performing was always one of Jona’s greatest passions, she also loved sports. She was a quarterback on the National US Women's flag football preliminary roster. She's also a dodgeball player and an avid board game enthusiast. Jona is incredibly passionate about helping others succeed, leading her to build Career ACTivate, a company founded to help thousands of actors get great reps and book more work.

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