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 is a resident artist and educator at Artists Repertory Theatre and was featured in Today Is My Birthday Audio Drama, Better Maybe, Magellanica Audio Drama, A Doll’s House, Part 2, Everybody, and Magellanica. Her other credits include The Break (Long Distance Affair, a co-production of Juggerknot Theatre and PopUP Theatrics), Renaissance: Technically! (Portland Center Stage), The Wolves (Portland Playhouse), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Anonymous Theatre Company), The Mermaid Hour (Theatro Milagro), Slavs! (Southern Methodist University), Mother Courage (Oregon Contemporary Theatre), Shakespeare in Hollywood (Very Little Theatre), 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.