Ada Tseng is a writer and editor who has contributed to PRI's Global Nation, XFINITY Asia, NBC Asian America, LA Weekly, Asia Pacific Arts, Audrey Magazine, and more. She hosts the Asian American pop culture podcasts Saturday School and Bullet Train and is the creator of the series Haikus with Hotties. She graduated from UCLA, received her MFA in Writing and Literature from Bennington College, and was the Society of Features Journalism’s 2015 Penny Bender Fuchs Diversity Fellow.
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As calls for a more diverse Hollywood grows, actors of color are getting opportunities to play more iconic "bad guy" roles.
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