Jess Hong Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


163 cm

Age Range


Also Represented in

United States of America

Career Highlights

Jess is a New Zealand actress of Chinese descent, who trained at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. She played the lead role of Jin Cheng in Netflix's "3 Body Problem" TV series released in 2024, produced by the legendary showrunners of "Game of Thrones" and inspired by Liu's epic science fiction trilogy. Her most recent credits include a lead role in the horror movie "Grafted," which will be distributed by Mr Smith International Entertainment. She also starred in the Lucy Lawless-led TV series "My Life is Murder." Jess’ other credits include "The Brokenwood Mysteries" and the sci-fi series "Creamerie." Her short film credits include lead roles in "Got Milk" (which she also directed as part of Toi Whakaari’s Festival Work in Development), "Red Envelopes," and "Baggage." Jess has appeared on stage as both an actor and a dancer; her theatre credits include lead roles in "Romeo and Juliet" (performed at Auckland’s Pop-Up Globe), "An Organ of Soft Tissue," and "48 Nights on Hope Street."


2024Nominee - National Film Awards 2024 Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series - Jin Chen - 3 Body Problem

Feature Film.

2023GraftedAngela (Lead)Dir. Sasha Rainbow

Short Film.

2021EdamameOni Yan (Supporting)Dir. Pepe de Hoyos Ramos
2019KrystalLydiaToi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
Dir. Briar Grace-Smith
2018BaggageJasmine (Lead)Toi Whakaari Festival of Work in Development
Dir. Chantelle Watts
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


20243 Body ProblemJin Cheng (Lead)Netflix
Dir. Derek Tsang, Andrew Stanton, Minkie Spiro, Jeremy Podeswa
2023My Life Is Murder S3Sage (Guest)Dir. Various
2021CreamerieWellness Worker (Recurring Guest)Dir. Roseanne Liang
2021InkedAifei (Supporting Lead)Prime TV
Dir. Mingjian Cui & Jimmy Yang
2021The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 7Maddy (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Aidee Walker & Mike Smith


2022The First Prime-Time Asian SitcomAngela XuSilo Theatre
Dir. Ahi Karunaharan
2021Duffy in Bubble TroubleScruffyDir. Jeff Suzterman
202048 Nights on Hope StreetNathan/Narrator (Lead)Dir. Jane Yonge
2020Front Yard Festivals Wahine (Lead)Te Pou Theater
Dir. Jarod Rawiri & Tainui Tukiwaho
2019An Organ of Soft TissuePrefrontal Cortex (Lead)Dir. Rachael Longshaw-Park
2019Much Ado About NothingHero/EnsemblePop Up Globe
Dir. David Lawrence
2019Romeo and JulietJuliet (Lead)Pop Up Globe
Dir. Dr Miles Gregory
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


Emotional Core Screen workshop with Jon Hunter - 2024
Fight for Camera - Beginner Stunt Workshop with Dayna Grant (NZSS) - NZ Stunt School - 2023
Miranda Harcourt Screen workshop - 2020
New Zealand Stage and Screen Combat School - 2019
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