StephHeadshotBW151226 (427x640)Hello! I’m Stephanie Cho and I’m a scientist and an actress.

I studied molecular biology and biochemistry at Simon Fraser University and I currently work as a scientist in Vancouver. I specialize in epigenomics, ChIP-seq and plate based library construction. For more info on what I do in the lab and for my published works click here.

This past year, I was fortunate enough to perform in over 20 productions! I’m grateful to be surrounded by so many supportive and positive people in my life and without them I wouldn’t have been able to pursue this crazy career we call acting. Without my very supportive parents and my friend’s and family’s understanding of cancelled plans and last minute hang outs I probably would have lost my sanity.

You’re probably wondering how a scientist ended up becoming an actress…

"Playdoh Cookie Lovin' Oven" Commercial

“Playdoh Cookie Lovin’ Oven” Commercial

Acting and performing actually came first for me and it has continued to be an important part of my life. I was cast in my first commercial (for Playdoh, click here to watch it) when I was six and when I was in grade school, I performed in the theatre as well as in the band and the string orchestra. Throughout the years I’ve learned to play several different instruments (piano, violin, tenor saxophone, flute, ukulele). I still continue to play many of them today and just recently, I started learning the guitar (for a film) and the accordion (from my Dad). I also sing in a women’s choir called The Real Treblemakers.

Chotime CreationsI also like to stay creative in other facets of my life. I enjoy painting nail art in my spare time and this past year I started dabbling in website design. I designed this website as well as the websites for my Lions Club, the Vancouver Templeton New Century Lions Club and for my brother LifeIsCho. He’s a talented photographer and also has a Youtube channel. Check it out here!

Do what you love. Love what you do.

Volunteering as a Disaster Victim for the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services

Volunteering as a Disaster Victim for the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services

Giving back is a large part of what grounds me and it has been a constant in my life. I’ve been a member of the Vancouver Templeton New Century Lions Club for over 10 years now and I am a proud past president of the club. I also volunteer my time with the Vancouver Asian Film Festival, the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services N.E.A.T. program as a disaster victim and I am one of the first aid attendants in the lab.

I love meeting new people and hearing their stories. Storytelling is one of the reasons I love acting. I get to explore what it’s like to live in someone else’s shoes and to be a part of something bigger than myself. It’s been a challenging road but it’s helped me grow as a person. I’m happiest when I’m working and when I’m continuing to learn new things. I’m constantly on the go but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Stephanie Cho, Natasha Wehn and Tracy Schut as the Photoshoot Team in "Hamlet"

Stephanie Cho, Natasha Wehn and Tracy Schut as the Photoshoot Team in “Hamlet”

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
– Steve Jobs

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