Jess Hong



Auckland, New Zealand


163 cm

Age Range




Also Represented in

Australia & United States of America

Career Highlights

Jess Hong is a New Zealander of Chinese descent and has a Bachelor degree in Performing Arts at Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School.

Her short film credits include lead roles in Got Milk (which she also directed as part of Toi Whakaari’s Festival of Work in Development) and Bar Tricks, helmed by New Zealand feature film director Jonathon King. Jess’ other screen credits include short films Mise en Scene and Organic Matter which screened at the Rialto 48 Hour Film Festival.

Jess has appeared on stage both as an actor and as a dancer and her theatre credits include Rushes, Grand Opening, Once on This Island, King Lear, Frankenstein, As You Like It, The Crucible and The Tempest.

Short Film.

2018BaggageJasmine (Lead)Toi Whakaari Festival of Work in Development
Dir. Chantelle Watts
2018KrystalLydiaToi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
Dir. Briar Grace-Smith
2018Red Envelopes Xiaoling (Lead)The Film School, Whitireia
Dir. Vikram Singh
2017Bar TricksSarah (Lead)The Film School, Toi Whakaari, Victoria University collab
Dir. Jonathon King
2017Got MilkHenrietta (Lead)Festival of Work in Development Toi Whakaari
Dir. Jess Hong
2017Lisa and the Moon Chang'eVictoria University of Wellington
Dir. Elyse Phee
2017Mise en SceneRosalynToi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
Dir. Vaughan Slinn
2015Organic Matter – Rialto 48 Hour Film FestivalGirlfriendEmbassy Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Peri Chapelle


2018Grand OpeningParty GirlThe Civic Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Jo Randerson, Nisha Madhan
2018RushesDancerCirca Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Malia Johnston
2017Once On This IslandEnsembleToi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
Dir. Jon Hunter
2015FrankensteinAgathaCentrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
Dir. Jeff Kingsford-Brown
2015King LearCordeliaSummer Shakespeare, Palmerston North
Dir. Jaime Dorner
2014As You Like It RosalindSummer Shakespeare, Palmerston North
Dir. Grant Mouldey
2014Dr. Horrible's Sing-along BlogPennyGlobe Theatre, Palmerston North
Dir. Jess Hong
2014Festival of New Arts: HindsightDancerGlobe Theatre, Palmerston North
2014Festival of New Arts: That MomentGirlfriendGlobe Theatre, Palmerston North
Dir. Peri Chappelle
2013The CrucibleAbigail– UCOL Diploma in Performing Arts
Dir. Jaime Dorner
2013The TempestJuno, NymphSummer Shakespeare, Palmerston North
Dir. Vanessa Stacey


Audition Technique with Les Chantery  - 2018
Auditioning with Andrea Kelland - 2018
Auditioning with Rachel Bullock and Liz Mullane (Rachel Bullock Casting)  - 2018
Auditioning with Stu Turner (Catch Casting) - 2018
Auditioning, Self Tape Practice - Emma Draper, Vaughan Slinn - 2018
Chekhov Technique with Elena Stejko - 2018
Fast Turn-around TV with Kathy McRae - 2018
Intro to Motion Capture with Carrie Theil - 2018
One-on-one Screen Practice – Elena Stejko - 2018
Voice Workshop with Bert van Dijk - 2018
Auditioning for Screen – Cohen Hollaway - 2017
Chekhov Technique – Elena Stejko - 2017
Perdekamp Emotional Method – Stephan Perderkamp, Sarah Victoria, Rik Stowman, Kristina Heuer - 2017
Physical Theatre – Malia Johnston - 2017
Singing for Musical Theatre – Mark Dorrell - 2017
Stage Combat – Alex Holloway - 2017
Bouffon Workshop – Eric Davis/Red Bastard - 2016
Intro to Screen – Brita McVeigh - 2016
Intro to Screen – Miranda Harcourt - 2016
Script to Screen: Writing and Pitching – Nikki Si’ulepa, Brita McVeigh, Robert Sarkies - 2016
Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, Bachelor of Performing Arts - 2015
Diploma in Performing Arts – Graduated 2014 - 2014
Performing Arts Diploma - 2013