Hudson Yang stars in "Fresh Off the Boat" on ABC as Eddie Huang.

Child actor Hudson Yang is a newcomer to the world of television, having begun his performing career less than 18 months before being cast as the irrepressible protagonist Eddie in "Fresh Off the Boat." After a classmate told him about her experiences acting in a TV commercial, he begged his parents for the chance to try it for himself, finally convincing them to bring him to an open call for the movie "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete" (2013).

Despite his lack of experience, Yang was one of two finalists for the co-lead role of Pete, and impressed the casting director enough that she urged him to pursue acting seriously — even referring him to his current agents, Ellen Gilbert and Rachel Altman at Paradigm.

Shortly thereafter, Yang was cast as Henry in the independent feature "The Sisterhood of Night" (2014), and then tried out for "Fresh Off the Boat," where his audition caught the eye of Eddie Huang, series producer and author of the best-selling book that inspired the show.



Born and raised in Brooklyn, Yang attends NEST+m, a math and science focused public high school in New York City. When not acting, Yang enjoys playing Minecraft, singing karaoke and eating shockingly large breakfasts.




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Age: 13 years old
Birthday: October 24, 2003
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY





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