Nancy Qiuyi Zhou
“For what it’s worth… it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nancy Qiuyi Zhou (she/her) is an actress with a formidable voice, and a talent for dancing. Born in a small but multicultural city in China, and raised in Toronto, Canada. She has had experiences and trainings across the world, including the prestigious University of Waterloo, Vancouver Film School, and her dance company back in China. Her parents divorced when she was about 5, and so spent most of her childhood with her grandparents. From the age of 3 to 12, she was a devoted dancer who performed and competed regularly. She showcased her dancing talent on a Family Show(Shenzhen Satellite TV) at the age of 5. At the age of 9, she was introduced to acting for the first time, and played an episodic role in a Chinese family drama, and felt connected to it ever since.

She had moved frequently in her teenage years and switched high schools 5 times in total. Upon graduation of highschool, Nancy attended the University of Waterloo, intended to have a career in Graphic Design. However, she left the program after three years and decided to pursue acting in earnest. She quickly enrolled in Vancouver Film School and to study on-screen acting for four months, then went back to the university to complete a major in Liberal Arts Studies and minor in Theatre and Performance. During her studies, she managed to book mostly commercials and modeling jobs on the side. Thanks to her flawless skin, she appeared in a Neutrogena commercial as the main talent. In school, she studied Shakespeare extensively in both performative and literary manners. Due to her strong presence and versatility in acting, she appeared in the school’s major production Mustard, and played Leslie, the leader of two other-worldly enforcers, whose tough looking appearance and ruthless actions may be deceiving to her innocent, broken heart on the inside.

Upon graduation, Nancy quickly started auditioning for major shows, while continuing her success in commercials, such as McDonald’s. She is a hardworking actress who believes that one never stop learning as a human being. In her spare time, she continues to train in different disciplines, such as singing. She also enjoys creative writing, painting, and going on adventures with her dog. Though, she treasures her time with the Lord the most, by reading the bible daily.