16.0 My Big Fat Greek Wedding - With Danielle Ayow
Actress/Comedian Danielle Ayow joins Becky and Cam to discuss the 2002 rom-com “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” We cover the fairy tale making of stories behind this film, what the responsibilities of depicting rarely represented ethnic groups on film are, and what changed in the comedy climate between the release of this movie and the sequel.
Danielle is a mix of Chinese and Trinidadian. She is an actor, a comedian and a lover of artisanal foods. She's appeared on Dawn Patrol and Crimson Wave Comedy at Toronto's Comedy Bar. On TV, you may have seen her in commercials promoting everything from fast food to beer to snack foods. Essentially, she's only in food commercials. Danielle has shared the stage with some of the most influential women in Canadian theatre in Necessary Angel's Tout Comme Elle, which premiered in English in Toronto during Luminato. She's currently the associate producer of Salvatore Antonio's 'S h e e t s.’ coming to the Theatre Centre in March 2017. For more information, go to www.danielleayow.com or follow her at @daniayow where she posts her thoughts about life.