Born and raised in Taiwan, Barbie discovered her passion for acting in 2003 as an exchange student in Eugene. After earning her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, she received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Southern Methodist University in 2014.
She happily returns to Artists Repertory Theatre after appearing in Everybody and Magellanica this past year. Her previous credits include Cobweb in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Anonymous Theatre Company), Mika Endo in The Mermaid Hour (Theatro Milagro), Katherina Serafima Gleb in Slavs! (Southern Methodist University), Kattrin in Mother Courage (Oregon Contemporary Theatre), Puck in Shakespeare in Hollywood (Very Little Theatre), Cordelia in King Lear (Lane Community College) and was a founding ensemble member of Bootstrap Theater Company in Truckee, California.
Barbie is a teaching artist with Hand2Mouth, Portland’s longest running theatre ensemble, and a barista at Tōv, Portland’s only double decker coffee bus. She thanks Artists Repertory Theatre for being a welcoming home for theatre artists.