Norman Yap

Norman Yap

Actor and Screenwriter

Chicago, Illinois

Member Since:
September 2013
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About Norman

Originally from Canada. Norman moved to Chicago in 2013 and has hit the ground running, with, among others, roles in two feature films, including the lead role of Duyi in SHADOWS OF DEATH, a co-star role of Doug in a comedy pilot currently entitled NOT YOUR AVERAGE BILL, and three roles in the show MY ASIAN MOM 2014 at Chicago Dramatists, the most notable being the role of Indira, an East Indian mother...his first role performed in drag.

An actor with years of experience, Norman has had the privilege to play many lead roles in film, television, theatre, and the web. With classical theatre training as well as an improv background from IO and Second City Chicago, Norman has become a versatile actor who continues to challenge himself to find the truth in any role he is playing, be it dramatic, comedic, or otherwise.

On the writing side, Norman was selected as one of the 2011 Emerging 20 Artists at the ReelWorld Film Festival IFL during TIFF. He co-wrote a short entitled MAGICAL COINCIDENCE which premiered at the Reel Asian Film Festival in 2012 and had his first staged play UM SA DET YOONG at Chicago Dramatists in 2014.

Norman is a certified scuba diver and has also jumped out of a perfectly good plane at 4000ft by himself, not attached to anyone, and lived to tell the tale.



  • Memories of Vanilla Sky

    Memories of Vanilla Sky Comedy What would happen if an Asian guy became Tom Cruise for a day?

  • Laying Out

    Laying Out Sports A freshman is pushed to his limits while fighting his way onto his competitive Ultimate college team.

  • Magical Coincidence (Already produced and screened at film festivals)

    Magical Coincidence (Already produced and screened at film festivals) Two lonely souls are brought together by strange and fateful occurrences.

  • Just Right

    Just Right Comedy A down-on-his-luck Chinese American actor gets into unusually deep trouble with the Italian mafia while trying to make a film.

  • Crystal Clear

    Crystal Clear Thriller A promising young doctor discovers a long-running conspiracy in the world medical community after the murder of her father.


  • 2011 Reel World IFL Emerging 20 Artist

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