Pisay Pao (Z Nation)

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Actress Pisay Pao is best known as Cassandra on Syfy’s zombie hit show, Z Nation.

Z Nation begins three years into a virus-caused zombie apocalypse, which has already killed most humans. A group must transport Murphy, the only known immune survivor, from New York to the world’s last known functioning research lab in California. His blood contains antibodies that are mankind’s last and best hope for a vaccine. However, Murphy harbors a dark secret that threatens them all. Pisay plays Cassandra, a young woman who joins the group after being found at a rendezvous station near Philadelphia and is secretive about her past. Z Nation is currently airing it’s second season on Syfy.

Pisay was born in a refugee camp in Thailand. Her parents escaped the civil war in Cambodia and she moved to Seattle, Washington at the age of two. Pisay loved the arts and began painting, drawing, dancing, and performing at a young age. When she reached her teen years her parents pushed her to excel academically. She obliged and earned a scholarship to attend the University of Washington. However after a year she found herself completely unhappy and instead decided to pursue a career in fashion, all the while continuing to dabble in the performing arts. When she graduated from design school she met a model/actress who would eventually introduce Pisay to her future agent. She booked her first national commercial within months of joining her first agency and continued to book more local commercials, and movies before making her move to Los Angeles.

In addition to acting, Pisay is passionate about women’s rights, fashion styling, cooking, living a healthy life with diet and exercise and taking care of the environment. She also adores children’s books and hopes to write a few in the near future.