Photo Credit: My wonderful sister, Natalie Ong.

Photo Credit: My wonderful sister, Natalie Ong.

Angkor Wat in Cambodia | Photo Credit: My favorite person, Andrea Edman.

Angkor Wat in Cambodia | Photo Credit: My favorite person, Andrea Edman.

Nick is a Bay Area native, originally from the lovely suburb of San Mateo, CA. Growing up there though, he didn’t always have a passion for the screen and stage. Nick spent almost all of his time playing sports, from Little League baseball and Pop Warner football, to AAU basketball and high school golf. He attended St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco, where he received a Jesuit Education that instilled in him the values of curiosity, service and justice.

It wasn’t until moving to the east coast to attend The George Washington University that Nick was bit by the acting bug. Setting aside his political science and journalism studies, Nick dove headfirst into his newfound passion for the arts. He spent the majority of his four years acting and directing within the student theatre community and on the Mainstage. Some favorite college credits include playing Beethoven in Dog Sees God, Adam in The Shape of Things, and multiple roles in Almost, Maine, as well as directing a production of the musical The Wild Party.

Since moving to New York, Nick has found an educational home with ESPA (Einhorn School of Performing Arts) at Primary Stages, where he has continued to engage his craft through scene study, monologue, auditioning, and playwriting classes. He has been lucky enough to be a recipient of one of the school’s Mary Louise Rockwell scholarships, which is given out each year to encourage artists’ continued studies and champion their already consistent enthusiasm for the arts.

Now living in Harlem, Nick is still acting, writing, and always looking for the next opportunity to tell honest and imaginative stories. Some favorite NY credits include Lysander/Flute in an exciting adaptation of Midsummer (Tiltyard), Chad in the new musical New Dawn (Secret Theatre), and Simon in the world-premiere production of The Muscle in Question (NYC Fringe). When not performing, Nick can be found listening to K-Pop, working on his golf swing, or scouring the city for the best bowl of ramen.