Jessica Lu currently stars as the down-to-earth Ming Huang on the critically acclaimed MTV series Awkward. The Asian-American actress will also be playing the role of Tabitha on Ryan Murphy's (Glee) new show, The New Normal, airing this fall on NBC. Jessica has also appeared in the TV series Law & Order: LA, CSI, and 90210.
Jessica grew up in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois where she spent her childhood and high school days developing her love of theater and the performing arts. Jessica went on to attend Columbia College in Chicago where she starred as the lead role in the musical, Flower Drum Song. Jessica graduated with honors from Columbia College in Chicago with a degree in Musical Theatre Performance.
Jessica's talents range from musical theater to modeling to acting on film. As a successful model she has worked with established brands including: Got Milk?, Claire's Boutique, Marshall Fields, Montgomery Wards, Sears, and Carson Pirie Scott. Her modeling career also includes commercial work for Samsung, Kaiser Permanente, McDonalds, Ford Motors and Orville Redenbacher Popcorn.