Krista Marie YuMolly
Krista Marie Yu was born in Berkeley, California where she spent most of her childhood singing, dancing, and figure skating. After playing Claire in “The Nutcracker on Ice,” Krista immediately fell in love with performing.
Krista recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama with a BFA in acting, and loves being back in California. She is elated to play ‘Molly,’ Ken Jeong’s sassy, rebellious teenage daughter, in the upcoming series “Dr. Ken!”
Prior to “Dr. Ken,” Krista had recurring roles on Nickelodeon’s comedy series “The Thundermans,” as well as ABC’s “Cougar Town,” plus she gave some great performances on “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “The Middle,” Amazon’s “Hand of God,” ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth,” and “Parenthood.”
On the big screen, Krista can be seen in the comedy “Love the Coopers,” starring Alan Arkin and Ed Helms, and the horror thriller “6 Miranda Drive” starring Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell.
Credits for theater productions include Sandy in “Grease”; Sally Bowles in “Cabaret”; Alice in “Alice”; and Tiger Lily in “Peter Pan.” She also joined “Showbiz,” a children’s song and dance troupe.
Krista is very close to her large family and enjoys trips to the Bay Area to see her grandmother. Her fierce love for her brother and cousins taught her to cherish life and to always follow her heart. Her idols are Kristi Yamaguchi, Suzy Nakamura, Grace Park, and Michael J Fox.
Molly is the daughter of Ken and Allison, sister to Dave, and not your typical sixteen-year-old girl. Sure, she's popular, self-absorbed, social, and often over-dramatic (every little thing will probably "ruin her life"), but she often outsmarts her very intelligent parents with her quick wit and strong manipulation skills. As she starts to date boys, go to parties, and juggle the politics of high school popularity, Molly is morally tested over and over, and surprises her parents with her maturity, which always seems to footnote a classic teenage screw-up (i.e., she can't keep a job…because when she can't help pointing out her boss' inefficiencies). Molly likes boys, handbags, and driving...her parents nuts!