Gabrielle was born in Vietnam and migrated to Australia in 1982. She can speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and English.
Gabrielle attributes her acting education to Chinese Opera performances, a form of traditional Chinese drama and musical theatre. In the past 20 years, she has been trained by the highly respected Beijing Opera teacher Duan Qiu Xia and has performed in theatres in Australia, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Auckland.
Theatre productions include most recently Half Time (Hayes Theatre), I’m With Her (Darlinghurst Theatre Co), Golden Shield (MTC), Australian Graffitti and Chimerica (STC), The Quiet Brother (Belvoir) and Silence (Hungry Ghost/La Mama).
Gabrielle has appeared in numerous screen productions including feature films Here out West (to be released 2021), Jasper Jones (Rachel Perkins) and The Home Song Stories (Tony Ayres) and short films The Egg (Jane Cho), The Last Chip (Heng Teng) and Mother, Child (Tin Pang). She has also featured in Australian television productions Doctor Doctor (Nine Network), The Secrets She Keeps (Network Ten), The Commons (Stan), Hungry Ghosts (SBS), Rake (ABC), Here Come the Habibs (Nine Network), City Homicide (Seven), Maximum Choppage (ABC2) and Kick (SBS).
In 2016, Gabrielle won the Outstanding Performance Award at the 25th Sydney Film School Festival for her role in ‘Kijo’ and in 2021 Gabrielle was a recipient of the MEAA Screen Awards for Best TV Drama Ensemble Cast for Hungry Ghosts.
Alongside Daphne Low Kelly, Gabrielle founded Australasian Art and Stageworks (AASI), an organisation that aims to educate and entertain the Australian community through the dramatic arts. Since 2012, AASI has staged numerous productions including theatre shows (The Quiet Brother at Belvoir, Life’s A Stage at Zenith), Chinese Opera make-up tutorials, and film festivals for City of Sydney, Willoughby Council and Young Shire Council.
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