Rosalie Chiang was born in the Bay Area, California. She is the lead in Pixar’s “Turning Red” (2022). She also played the lead in the USC MFA thesis film, “Soiled” (2018), and was the principal in Yamaha Piano’s first TV commercial in the US (2017). She has published two poetry books: “A is for Albatross: Birds A to Z” and “A is for Arowana: Freshwater Fish A to Z”. The former won the Skipping Stone Honor Book Award in 2017.
Born to parents from Taiwan and Singapore, she is fluent in Mandarin. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, hip-hop dancing, baking, and traveling.
Interestingly, Chiang was just hired as the scratch voice for the Pixar team — she was 12 at the time. By the time the Pixar team had refined the script, they couldn’t imagine anyone else as the voice of Mei (the lead character). Chiang finished recording the role when she was 16.
This film is now available to stream on Disney+.