Hudson Yang is an American child actor best known for his starring role as Eddie Huang, a hip-hop loving kid who often feels like the black sheep of his family, in the television sitcom 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, he 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 bestselling book that inspired the show.
Born and bred in Brooklyn, Yang attends high school in New York City. When not acting he enjoys playing Minecraft, singing karaoke and eating large breakfasts.