CONNIE SHI is a queer, multiracial actor, writer, director, and songwriter from Bucks County, PA.
She's the creator of Project:Girl, a film series inspired by true stories of girlhood, working to eliminate shame surrounding the female experience. Her TV pilot Young Woman based on the series was a Semi-Finalist for the 2020 Sundance Episodic Lab. Her most recent film Natural Disasters won the Audience Award for Best Women's Short at Out on Film Festival, one of the oldest LGBTQ festivals in the US.
She's recurring on TV shows like HBO's BETTY and Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and was nominated Best Supporting Actress for her role originating Ivy in the off-Broadway play The Year of the Solar Eclipse. Her original song "Broken" written for the play won Best Original Music at the 2018 PCTF Awards. Her original music has also appeared on Gimlet's award-winning podcast Heavyweight.
Currently, she co-hosts BITCH: a monthly female singer-songwriter showcase that raises money for Planned Parenthood, is working on her EP, and is writing a comedy series about sex, shame, and talking genitals. She is based in New York.