Hudson YangEddie Huang
Hudson Yang, who's been named by Variety, The Wrap and other publications as a rising star to watch in young Hollywood, began his performing career less than 18 months before being cast as Fresh Off the Boat's irrepressible protagonist, Eddie. After a classmate told him about her experiences acting in a TV commercial, he begged for the chance to try it for himself, finally convincing his father 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.
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, leading to Yang's unexpected big break. This past season, Yang's performance garnered him nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Youth at the 2016 NAACP Image Awards and as Choice Scene Stealer at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards.
Yang has since appeared on Family Guy, Disney's Sophia the First and Liv and Maddie, and PBS's Cyberchase. He starred in indie rapper Jason Chu's acclaimed music video Marvels as Chu's younger self and was cast in Orange Is the New Black co-executive producer Lauren Morelli's directorial debut, Hum, opposite Samira Wiley (Poussey on OITNB).
Born and bred in Brooklyn, Yang now lives in Marina Del Rey, California. When not acting alongside the best and funniest ensemble cast in the business, Yang enjoys cooking, Pokemon Go, karaoke and eating shockingly large breakfasts.
The eldest son of Louis and Jessica, Eddie is a hip-hop loving kid who often feels like the black sheep of his family. He is not thrilled about his family's move to Orlando and wants desperately to belong. During his first day of school, he is made fun of because of his smelly Chinese food lunch. He always has a plan to get his situation to change, usually inspired by his favorite rappers.