|About Sherry Cola|
|Birth||November 10, 1989 Shanghai, China|
|Address||Temple City, California|
|Job||Comedian, Radio Show Host, Actress|
|Alumni||California State University Fullerton, Temple City High School|
|Shows||BAE Show, Safeword, I Love Dick, Claws, Good Trouble|
Freeform’s Good Trouble is taking on hard-hitting issues like its parent show, The Fosters, while giving us engaging characters played by a talented cast. Sherry Cola brings Alice Kwan to life on this groundbreaking show and there’s lot to love about the actress. We’ve got Sherry Cola’s wiki for more on the funny woman.
Sherry Cola Is from Shanghai
Sherry Cola was reportedly born on November 10, 1989 in Shanghai, China. Her family hails from China and it appears she spent her early life in Shanghai. Her father was a radio personality on Chinese AM stations.
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Much of her family is Buddhist and growing up, she often went to temples with them. Cola confessed she’s been reconnecting to her spiritual side more in recent years and visits temples on her own these days.
Cola is also a regular practitioner of #tbt and posts several pictures from her childhood. Most of her pictures are from her time in Shanghai.
Her family moved to the U.S. when she was four years old and settled in the San Gabriel Valley. They currently reside in Temple City, California where she graduated from Temple City High School in 2007.
Cola went on to study Entertainment and Tourism Studies at California State University, Fullerton.
Cola Is a Comedian Who Worked with Carson Daly
When Sherry Cola saw Ellen DeGeneres’ HBO comedy special Here and Now in 2003, it sparked her love for comedy. She was even inspired by Margaret Cho’s stand-up, particularly since she was an Asian woman defying expectations.
She was hosting talent shows and making funny videos back in high school, but didn’t see comedy as a potential career until college.
At CSUF, Cola worked at the campus radio station, Titan Radio. There, her natural talent for making people laugh with hilarious stories and funny commentary on entertainment news kept the students glued to her radio show.
Cola found her calling in comedy and entertainment and found a job at AMP Radio 97.1 FM after graduation. She worked in promotions, social media, board operations, and getting soundbites from people on the street.
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Carson Daly, who stepped down as a host of 97.1 FM in 2017, took her under his wing and mentored her. Pretty soon, she was hosting her own Sunday night show, The BAE (Before Anyone Else) Show, where she interviewed music personalities like Noah Cyrus and Fifth Harmony.
While running BAE Show, Cola also dipped into the comedy circuit with stand-up comedy, improv, writing, and creating characters. One of her best characters—whom you can see in her YouTube videos—is a Lakers-loving caricature, Lil Tasty, on a web series she created called Luber. She also performs at The Laugh Factory, The Improv, and The Comedy Store.
One of her big TV ventures was the MTV comedy series SafeWord. The show pitted celebrity frenemies against each other in a series of fun games and dares. Cola got to work with personalities like Kevin Hart, Lala Anthony, and Ludacris.
Cola Made Her Acting Debut with Amazon Video
The comedian’s big break in acting came with the 2017 Amazon Video series I Love Dick. She portrayed Natalie and starred alongside Kevin Bacon.
After the series was canceled, she had minor appearances in TV shows and worked in short films. Her next big break came when she bagged a recurring role on TNT’s hit series Claws in season 2, as FBI agent Lucy Chen. Claws returns in 2019 with season 3, and you can look forward to seeing more of Cola then, too.
Cola is bringing the diversity to the cast of Good Trouble as Alice Kwan, the manager of The Coterie and mother figure for the group of residents. Alice is a lesbian who has not come out to her parents and thinks very poorly of her self.
But that’s not all for the busy Cola. Soon, she’s going to make her feature film debut, too! Cola recently wrapped up filming on a currently untitled project by director Drake Doremus, and it also stars Shailene Woodley, Jamie Dornan, I, Tonya’s Sebastian Stan, and Criminal Minds’ Matthew Gray Gubler.
She Identifies as Bisexual
Sherry says she can relate to Alice as a bisexual woman. She also said in a 2018 interview that being a queer Asian woman, she looks up to Ellen DeGeneres and Margaret Cho for navigating comedy while being open about their sexuality.
Cola said her friends always knew she was bisexual. She came out to her mom not too long ago as well. As of the interview, her father was still in the dark, but she plans to tell him eventually.
Alice being socially awkward and afraid to come out to her parents is also what struck a chord with Sherry.
“A first-generation Asian American lesbian, struggling with coming out to her parents? This belongs on the screen. The idea that this character was specifically created because someone felt like her experience and point-of-view mattered. I gotta give props to the creators—Peter, Bradley, and Joanna. I’m grateful that Alice even exists. The fact that I get to be her is the cherry on top.”