Zao Wang

NEWS! The film I starred in as a villain, WE ARE LIVING THINGS, is now playing in LA (Laemmle Monica) & NYC (Quad Cinema)! Check it out!

Hello, I am an LA-based Writer-Director-Actor, available for rehearsal + self-tape + scene analysis.

* NYU Tisch - MFA in Directing
* Ivana Chubbuck - Acting, LA
* Tom Noonan - Acting, NYC
* Lee Grant - Acting, NYC

As an NYU-trained Director, my short films and feature work have been shown at Tribeca, Palm Springs, Edinburgh, etc. I will help you spot the arc of the character as well as the scene, and give you directions so you can bring out the nuance in your reading.

Also as an actor, I starred in We Are Living Things, which premiered at Slamdance 2022 and 47th Deauville Film Festival in France. I know intimately how important it is to feel relaxed so you can bring your best game to an auction. The more relaxed you are, the more focused you can be. As a director and a reader, I can put you at ease instantly, and help to bring out all that’s unique about you.

Feel free to reach out via IG (@zaowangactor) or email (

I prefer Venmo (@Zao-Wang) over PayPal. Thank you.

* NYU Tisch - MFA in Directing
* Ivana Chubbuck - Acting, LA
* Tom Noonan - Acting, NYC
* Lee Grant - Acting, NYC

- American
- Southern
- New York
- Chinese
- Japanese
- Korean

UTA Thruline Entertainment

79 Reader Reviews

" Amazing work as always! "
" Patient, present, and helpful. Thank you! "
" Great reader! good feedback. easy to work with "
" Amazing!!! Zao always does a great job on his reads and helps me find my character. He pushes me to go further and think beyond what the pages is telling me. "
" Excellent partner to act with & has really useful adjustments. Thanks! "
" Amazing. my new favorite reader! "
" Awesome reader!!! Zao gives some of the best adjustments on this app! Book him!! "
" Awesome, thank you so much! "
" Great energy! And always gives great notes. "
" Awesome guy 5 stars "
" Zao is awesome!! He's got great feedback and creates a positive environment to work in. Thanks Zao!! "
" Really great guy. Solid notes. Excellent reader. "
" He is a rock star!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "
" Zao was very helpful I am really glad I choose him to help me with my scene. Thank you so much! "
" The best, great COLLABORATOR "
" Generous and creative! Really got into the work with me, and let me play! Thanks, Zao! "
" Zao was great. He even gave me challenges to pursue on takes while doing my scene to give the scene more color. Very talented and truly understands the craft. Amazing reader. -Jabbar Adam White "
" Great as always! "
" Great reader! Very present and great to play off of. He also gave me great direction. Would definitely hire again! "
" Superb cold reader! "
" Very supportive and has great ideas! thank you, Zao. "
" Perfect reader, friendly and quick read!! "
" Great grounded energy, could really lean on him for a strong performance! "
" Zao was so friendly and helpful. Gave me good notes and tips to do some different things with my read. Definitely recommend him! "
" Upbeat, focused, on point, encouraging. When I see Zao is available I will book him! "
" Love Zao's positive and upbeat energy. Always down for you and the material. Keeps the audition and reading process fun for me! "
" Really patient, easy going and very helpful "
" Wonderful reader, super helpful and had great ideas, advice and inputs to make the scene pop! "
" Gives excellent notes and has an amazing voice to read with! "
" Fantastic ideas and a joy to work with! "
" ZAO WAS INCREDIBLE!! I had a very intimidating audition and Zao helped me stay connected and immersed in the world rather than getting caught up in the words. Will definitely be calling him again! "
" Zao was a great reader! "
" Great reader, I'll sure try to find Zao again on here for next audition. "
" Patient and puts story first. "
" Great reader ! "
" Wonderful! It was my first time using the platform and Zao was so patient with me. Great energy, great read, GREAT direction! I appreciate you! ~Milah "
" Great Reader! Very helpful. :) "
" Great reader. Good notes . Specific direct. "
" Zao was amazing!!! Such a great reader, gave 100%, will definitely read with him again! Thank you! "
" The best reader I've had on WeAudition so far. Great to play off of, gave great ideas, super enthusiastic and game. Thank you! "
" Zao is a full pro who is fun, skilled and kind! Thank You so much for your help! "
" He is very thorough and easy to work with. "
" Really awesome reader! Thank you, Brother! Will book again :-) "
" Zao was fun, easy and a great reader! "
" An amazing reader, such a pleasure to work with! "
" Gave incredible advice and was an amazing reader! "
" Zao is a great reader and beautiful personality! great tips on my scene as well! Enjoyed working together! "
" Great READ~ Great Notes "
" Great reader! Very kind and supportive ! "
" Amazing Reader!! "
" Great reader! Fun and collaborative. "
" Really fun reader! Gave good notes too! "
" He was a big help and gave great notes that helped me throughout the scene "
" Phenomenal! "
" Zao is an amazing scene partner! My scene was short but he helped me build layers to it which really helped ground my character. Hoping to work with Zao again! "
" Zao hel[ed me land an excellent tape. Thank you "
" A+ reader! Fun to play off of. :) "
" Stellar reader! Great notes "
" Very helpful, great instincts! "
" AMAZING reader & coach! Cannot wait to work with Zao again. Lots and lots of great feedback & was funny :) "
" Zao made this last minute audition SO fun! Great tips and helped me lose a lot of the angst that can come with a last minute audition. A master at work! "
" Great working with Zao! "
" Great reader, super helpful and encouraging with awesome thoughtful notes. Book your session NOWWWWW "
" Amazing as always. Also gave some helpful notes and things to think about which was appreciated. Thank you! "
" Amazing energy. And great instincts. He was "all in" for my commercial audition. "
" Thank you Zao! "
" ZAO!!!!!! USE HIM AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN! He is thoughtful, engaged, and totally helpful! Thanks, ZAO!!! "
" Zao was SO great to work with! He offered great suggestions and was such a fun reader. I absolutely will be using him again! "
" Excellent reader! Really brought the other characters to life and helped me find the arc for my character. Very helpful rehearsal!! "
" Wow! Zao is SO much fun to work with. He brings FULL energy to the work. We stared with a dramatic scene then moved to multi-cam and he was able to handle it all with ease. Thank you! xo! "
" Great reader! Great energy! "
" Very patient and friendly! Zao was so ready to help and offer ideas which helped me add layers to my scene. He also listened to any ideas I had! Made my audition go so smoothly!! Thank you so much Zao! Really appreciate it!! "
" Zao is great! He quickly assessed the script and brought smart ideas and fun energy to the read. Very generous reader. "
" Zao was great. really worked with me on the scene to get it more layers. "
" Awesome reader. Just the right amount of help and support. "
" Great working with Zao. Good support and good notes "
" Great reader with great notes! "
" Wonderful! Patient, helpful, accommodating and positive. "

Credits Include

2014 [IMDB]
Film Lab Presents
TV Series
2014 [IMDB]
After Lulu
2014 [IMDB]
TV Series
2014 [IMDB]
Chilling Visions: 5 States of Fear
2013 [IMDB]
Honeymoon Suite
2007 [IMDB]
Max Art