This interview took place shortly after her return from the San Francisco premiere of her film, which also marked her directorial debut. Origin Story follows her journey back to Laos to learn the truth about her biological father and marks a significant moment in the children of the Lao diaspora coming to terms with the complexity of their journeys and how families rebuild. Origin Story also features the art of Lao American artist Nor Sanavongsay and music by the talented composers Michael Cassaday, Steve Jablonsky and Lao American singer Lina Luangrath.
Kulap Vilaysack was born in Washington DC and grew up in Eagan, Minnesota. Lao American, she is an LA-based actor, writer and comedian. She co-hosted a weekly popular podcast, “Who Charted?” with Howard Kremer for over 7 years and is a frequent guest on other podcasts. Kulap’s TV acting credits include The Office, Parks and Recreation, Happy Endings, Bob’s Burgers, The Sarah Silverman Program and Reno 911! She has had recurring roles in Childrens Hospital and Comedy Bang! Bang! Her film credits include I Love You Man and Welcome to Me starring Kristen Wiig. She also created, showran, and directed the show Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ that ran for four seasons.
To learn more about the film you can visit http://www.originstorydoc.com
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