Stephanie is an actress and writer, born and raised in Singapore. She read English at Cambridge before training on a scholarship at LAMDA. As an actress her theatre credits include, most recently, James Graham’s Quiz at Chichester and then the West End, work at the National Theatre (Behind the Beautiful Forevers and the one-woman show, Nightwatchman, which earned her a Whastonstage Award nomination for Best Solo Performance), for Out of Joint, the Bush, the Royal Court and Bristol Old Vic. Her TV work has included regular and guest lead parts in numerous series for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Sky.
As a writer, her adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s, The Reluctant Fundamentalist premiered at the Finborough and played again at the Yard Theatre and then at Summerhall for the Edinburgh Festival 2018, where it was longlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award and nominated for the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh award .
She wrote Dragonflies, produced by Pangdemonium, for the Singapore International Festival of Arts 2017, and it won the 2018 Straits Times Life Theatre Award for Best Original Script.
Stephanie has also adapted Wuthering Heights for the National Youth Theatre Rep at The Ambassadors Theatre, and written a number of short films for LAMDA films, including ‘In the Stream’ which was selected for the ...
Stephanie is Resident Playwright for Pangdemonium, a founder member and Chair of The Act for Change Project, campaigning for representative diversity in the industry, and is on the Board of Chichester Festival Theatre. She also writes a monthly column in The Stage, the world’s oldest theatre publication and is, above all else, a madly devoted mother of two.