Alysia Reiner

Alysia Reiner

Actor and Producer

New York City, New York

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About Alysia

Often recognized for appearing in the Oscar-winning film "Sideways", Reiner has expanded her roles over the years from actress, to award winning producer, humanitarian, outspoken environmentalist, and mother. In 2014 Reiner can be seen starring in her second season of Netflix's award-winning hit series "Orange is the New Black." Hailed as a must-watch show for Summer, "Orange is the New Black" centers around a women's prison, and Reiner stars as 'Natalie "FIG" Figueroa', the tough as nails assistant warden. When it premiered, "Orange Is The New Black" generated more viewers in its first week than any other Netflix original series. Season two premieres on June 6, 2014.

On the film front, Reiner was recently seen opposite Zac Efron in "That Awkward Moment" for Focus Features, and in two award winning, independent features: "Fort Tilden" [Grand Jury Prize at 2014 SXSW] and "Kelly & Cal" [Emergent Director Award at 2014 SXSW]. Reiner also recently finished filming scenes for "Life Itself" alongside Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton, and "Revenge of the Green Dragons" opposite Ray Liotta - both are in post production. Additional film credits for Reiner include: period thriller "Primrose Lane", "Backawards" opposite James Van Der Beek, "Arranged", "Kissing Jessica Stein", "One Last Thing", "The A List", "For Love of the Game" opposite Kevin Costner, and Lee Toland Krieger's "The Viscious Kind" which was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards. Reiner has also held roles in top television series including recurring and guest star roles on "Blue Bloods," "30 Rock," "Law & Order," "White Collar," "The Sopranos," "Love Monkey," "The Drew Carey Show," "The Exes," "The Starter Wife," and a series lead in the pilot "An Englishman in New York."

Reiner has also appeared on stages around the world; from the Sundance Filmmakers Lab in Utah to The Royal Court Theatre in London; from the famed Apollo Theatre in Harlem NYC to The Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. She starred in the New York premiere of "Pentecost" by Tony-winning playwright David Edgar, and the provocative two character play "An Oak Tree" with Tim Crouch, which won a Special Obie Award. Her portrayal of June Miller in "Anais Nin: One Of Her Lives" was critically acclaimed, as was her turn in "Wasps in Bed" at The Beckett Theater, of which The New York Times wrote "Alysia Reiner is priceless."

Reiner is a champion of all things eco-friendly. Her completely green Harlem brownstone renovation has been featured on "World's Greenest Homes," "Home & Family," and "Renovation Nation," as well as in various magazines including Dwell, Gotham, and The Nest. Reiner is also a celebrity spokesperson for Best for Babes and Healthy Child Healthy World, and her latest efforts include "+Pool," an initiative to build the world's first water-filtering floating pool right in New York's Hudson River, and "Flash Flood for Good," a campaign to raise awareness and funds for global clean water.

Additionally, Reiner is involved with many charities including The Cancer Support Community, Actors for Autism, The Young Women's Leadership Network, Amnesty International, PEN International, SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young, Bent on Learning and Safe Kids Worldwide. And Reiner recently collaborated with KiraKira designer Suz Somersall to design a limited edition locket, with 100% of the sales donated to the Women's Prison Association.

Reiner's film EQUITY was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.



  • Grace

    Grace (2016)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Actress Today, Janice will face her high powered ex-husband in family court for the custody of their daughter. As head waitress at the Depot Diner, staying clean and doing the NEXT right thing is her priority. When Johnny, her boss makes a decision that affects her ability to appear in court, Janice has to face her demons of addiction and choose whether to stay clean through life's adversity or "screw it" and use.... Written by Anonymous

  • Shine

    Shine (2016)
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  • Equity

    Equity (2016)
    Film (Drama) Actress EQUITY, the first female-driven Wall Street film, follows a senior investment banker who is threatened by a financial scandal and must untangle a web of corruption.

  • Unforgettable

    Unforgettable (2016)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Actress Carrie Wells, a former police detective, has a rare ability to remember virtually everything she experiences including detailed visual recall. She returns to police work and uses her ability to solve crimes.

  • No Letting Go

    No Letting Go (2015)
    Film (Drama) Actress Based on the multi-award winning short film Illness (2013), No Letting Go (2015) follows the story of the Spencer family whose middle son, Timothy, struggles with anxiety, depression and mood disorder. As his symptoms become more and more debilitating, his parents are faced with painfully difficult choices that will change their lives forever. Written by Anonymous

  • The Girl in the Book

    The Girl in the Book (2015)
    Film (Drama) Actress The Girl in the Book charts the journey of young woman's transformation. At the outset, Alice Harvey is a lost and self-destructive 29 year old girl unable to write, too damaged for love. When her past invades her present and forces her to confront painful memories, she shatters. Helped by her friend and a new love interest, she slowly rediscovers her creative voice and becomes capable of love. Written by Anonymous

  • Orange Is the New Black

    Orange Is the New Black (2013 - 2015)
    Television (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Actress The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money to her drug-dealing girlfriend.

  • The Networker

    The Networker (2015)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Family) Actress THE NETWORKER is a comedy-drama with heart, an entertaining indie about family and redemption.

  • Bones

    Bones (2015)
    Television (Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Actress Brilliant, but socially inept, forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperence Brennan works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington DC. After consulting for him on a FBI case, she is approached by cocky yet charming ex-Army Ranger turned Special Agent, Seeley Booth to help the Bureau solve crimes by identifying human remains that are too far gone for standard FBI forensic investigations. Brennan's empirical, literal view of the world causes friction with Booths emotive, instinctive attitude creating a volatile relationship. However as their case load increases the symbiotic partnership produces results and with the support of Brennan's Squint Squad, murderers, past and present should be on the look out. Written by h_berry

  • Ava's Possessions

    Ava's Possessions (2015)
    Film (Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actress Ava Dopkins is recovering from demonic possession. With no memory of the past month, she is forced to attend a Spirit Possessions Anonymous support group. As she navigates this new world, Ava must reconnect with her friends, get her job back, and figure out whose blood created the huge stain in her apartment. Ava's life was hijacked by a demon, now it's time to get it back.

  • How to Get Away with Murder

    How to Get Away with Murder (2014 - 2015)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actress A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot that will shake the entire university and change the course of their lives. Written by Anonymous

  • Primrose Lane

    Primrose Lane (2015)
    Film (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actress The decision to enter an unlocked home triggers an irreversible chain of events for Robin and Chris, catapulting them into an alternate reality where they are not as alone as they think. Written by Kathleen Davison

  • Well Spent ... The Making of Primrose Lane

    Well Spent ... The Making of Primrose Lane (2015)
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  • Down Dog

    Down Dog (2015)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Actress A handsome, carefree yoga instructor has breezed through life, women, and jobs, but when he breaks up with his girlfriend -- who's also his partner at their successful yoga studio -- he's forced to face reality for the first time. A satirical look at LA's yoga culture that stars Josh Casaubon (I Just Want My Pants Back), Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds), and Kris Kristofferson (Lone Star). Written by Amazon Studios

  • Hawaii Five-0

    Hawaii Five-0 (2014)
    Television (Action, Crime and Drama) Actress Steve McGarrett comes to Hawaii to avenge his father's death but when the governor offers his own task force, he accepts. He picks up team members on the way, Danny Williams, the head detective on his father's case, Chin Ho Kelly, a former HPD Detective who was fired for accused corruption and McGarrett's father's old patrol partner, Kono Kalakaua, a Cadet at the Police Academy who's 1 week from graduating, and Captain Lou Grover, a former Chicago PD Head of SWAT.

  • Revenge of the Green Dragons

    Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)
    Film (Action, Crime and Drama) Actress REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS follows two immigrant brothers Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) who survive the impoverished despair of New York in the 1980s by joining Chinatown gang "The Green Dragons". The brothers quickly rise up the ranks, drawing the unwanted attention of hard-boiled city cops. After an ill- fated love affair pits Sonny against his own brother, he sets out for revenge on the very gang who made him who he is. Written by Anonymous

  • 5 Flights Up

    5 Flights Up (2014)
    Film (Drama) Actress A long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.

  • The Story of Milo & Annie

    The Story of Milo & Annie (2014)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress A love story about Annie, a restless secretary, who tries to discover the mystery of Milo, a guy who hasn't spoken since he was six years old. Written by Anonymous

  • Fort Tilden

    Fort Tilden (2014)
    Film (Comedy) Actress Fort Tilden: New York City's secluded seaside nirvana where, like flies to honey, Brooklyn's hip millennial set flocks on sweltering weekend afternoons for unbridled summertime indulgence. Amidst the vexing stagnation of quarter-life crises, Allie (Clare McNulty) struggles to prepare for the Peace Corps, while Harper (Bridey Elliot) awaits checks from her father to fund her artistic dreams. But the two friends quickly shun responsibilities for the day when a pair of good-looking guys invites them along for a carefree Fort Tilden afternoon. As the two young women board their fixed-gear bicycles and embark on a lengthy journey to the beach, they quickly realize that, akin to their confusing, transitioning lives, they neither know where they're going nor how they plan to get there. The debut feature film of directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers - and showcasing the comedic versatility of Clare McNulty and Bridey Elliott as Allie and Harper - "Fort Tilden" is a hilariously ... Written by Anonymous

  • Kelly & Cal

    Kelly & Cal (2014)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Actress Kelly, a punk-rocker turned suburban mom, is nostalgic for a life she can no longer have and uncertain of a future she doesn't yet fit in. Seventeen-year-old Cal is frustrated at his lack of control over the hand he's been dealt. When the two strike up an unlikely friendship, it's the perfect spark needed to thrust them both back to life. Written by Kelly & Cal

  • That Awkward Moment

    That Awkward Moment (2014)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Actress Jason has just been dumped, but he didn't even realize they were going out. Meanwhile, Mikey's wife has just asked him for a divorce, and perpetually single Daniel is still single. The three best friends are determined to stay single together and just have fun. But then Jason meets Ellie who just might be perfect for him, Daniel starts to realize that his gal pal Chelsea might be perfect for him, and Mikey has always thought that his wife was perfect for him. The boys are going to have to juggle their single life with their romantic entanglements and it's going to get awkward. Written by napierslogs

  • King Theodore Live

    King Theodore Live (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Actress King Theodore Live is a sci fi comedy set in the modern day, about an alien who comes to Earth to see King Theodore, her favorite band. She first makes contact with the lead singer -- now an accountant floundering through his 20s -- by taking over the body of a dead coworker. When they meet at a dive bar in Manhattan, Jordyn (alien) and Hershey (lead singer) are immediately drawn to each other, recognizing the same feelings of angst, the same need for adventure. As they party into the night, Hershey comes to realize that this unexpected encounter with the unlikeliest of fans will be the start of something exciting and new. Written by Anonymous

  • Delivering the Goods

    Delivering the Goods (2012)
    Film (Comedy) Actress Delivering the Goods is a "follow your dreams" comedy about Steve, a first generation Italian-American wishing to become a head chef against his father's blue-collar judgment. Unfortunately, Steve doesn't have a culinary degree, so his dream quickly hits a brick wall and in order to pay the bills, he takes a job with a package delivery service. Initially embarrassed by his new 9-to-5 existence, Steve soon learns there is more than one way to pursue your dreams and the answers to life's toughest questions are found when you stop looking for them. Written by Anonymous

  • Backwards

    Backwards (2012)
    Film (Romance and Sport) Actress When a fiercely competitive 30 year old rower fails to make the Olympic boat for the second time, she takes a coaching job at a school but struggles to adjust to life off the race course.

  • The Exes

    The Exes (2012)
    Television (Comedy) Actress A group of divorced friends try to get back to the single life.

  • Blue Bloods

    Blue Bloods (2011)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Actress Blue Bloods follows the lives of the NYPD's First Family of Law Enforcement: the Reagans. Frank, the Police Comissioner and son of former PC Henry Reagan, must balance his duties of running the largest police force in the world and being his kids' boss. His daughter Erin is an Assistant District Attorney, son Danny is a senior detective and fellow Marine Veteran, and new Harvard Law grad turned cop, Jamie all swirl through this family drama and passionately defend their city from harm. The Irish-American family is deeply rooted in their patriotism, passion, and love of family.

  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent

    Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2003 - 2010)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actress This show centers on the NYPD's Major Case Squad (and the offbeat, Sherlock Holmes-like Detective Robert Goren) in its efforts to stop the worst criminal offenders in New York. It also puts a new twist to the "Law & Order" formula: now, in each episode, we see the crimes as they are planned and committed. Written by Brian Barjenbruch

  • Law & Order

    Law & Order (1999 - 2010)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actress The show follows a crime, ususally adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court. Written by Mike Menditto

  • Speed Grieving

    Speed Grieving (2009)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actress Is it possible to process grief through a whirlwind scientific study? Malia attempts to answer the question in record time.

  • The Jacket

    The Jacket (2009)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actress An upper class suburban woman comes face-to-face with the harsh reality of her husband's painful unemployment but in the process receives an unlikely gift from her Hispanic cleaning woman.

  • White Collar

    White Collar (2009)
    Television (Comedy, Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actress The unlikely partnership between charming con artist Neal Caffrey and straightman FBI agent Peter Burke. Caffrey provides his expertise to help Burke catch other elusive criminals in exchange for his freedom, and together they prove that to solve the hardest crimes, you must hire the smartest criminal. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

  • 30 Rock

    30 Rock (2009)
    Television (Comedy) Actress Elizabeth "Liz" Lemon is the executive show runner for a late night sketch comedy show called "The Girlie Show", that stars her close friend and major drama queen Jenna Maroney. When GE hires a new executive vice president for NBC named Jack Donaghy, he decides to take Liz Lemon under his wing and turn around TGS, which for years has been unable to find the proper audience it deserves. So to do so, he brings on unhinged, wildly unpredictable star Tracy Jordan to turn the series into a ratings hit. But Liz soon finds out that controlling her odd ball writing staff, the NBC page program, keeping Tracy on a short leash, and getting him to get along with Jenna proves to be one disaster after another. Will TGS ever see true success? And will Liz find the right partner to get married and start a family? Written by halo1k

  • The Vicious Kind

    The Vicious Kind (2009)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Actress The relationship between two brothers, a father trying to connect with his sons and the young woman who gets between the three of them. The story begins when Caleb Sinclaire reluctantly picks up his brother Peter at college and brings him and his new girlfriend Emma home for the Thanksgiving holiday. Caleb, who recently broke up with his long-time girlfriend and is wary of relationships, warns Peter that Emma will end up hurting him, but he can't stop himself from being drawn to her. As Caleb's infatuation with Emma grows, he must decide whether to act on his feelings or protect his brother's first love. Written by Anonymous

  • The Peppermint Tree

    The Peppermint Tree (2008)
    Film (Drama) Actress Jacob Lester spends his days lost in the world of comic books and his nights as a door to door delivery man for Hollywood's largest drug dealer. With his mother stricken with a painful illness, his father missing in action and his sister flirting with disaster, Jacob is convinced he can be like on of his favorite superheroes and save them all. Unfortunately, good intentions don't always bring good results. Drifting through the nighttime world of Los Angeles, Jacob discovers he's not the only one doing all the wrong things for all the right reasons. THE PEPPERMINT TREE gives us a glimpse into the life of a man trying desperately to give his life meaning. A story about how love can make us try just about anything in order to keep it. Written by Shani M. Rotkovitz

  • The Starter Wife

    The Starter Wife (2008)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Actress A television show centered around Molly Kagan, the ex-wife of a Hollywood entertainment mogul who transitions into a fabulous independent life after her divorce.

  • Puppy Love

    Puppy Love (2008)
    Television Actress A web series about people who love their dogs and the people who love them.

  • Schooled

    Schooled (2007)
    Film (Drama and Family) Actress An earthy character study about a teacher in crisis who discovers an alternative school that teaches him to connect with kids as people.

  • Arranged

    Arranged (2007)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress ARRANGED centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn they share much in common - not least of which is that they are both going through the process of arranged marriages. Written by Stefan Schaefer

  • The Narrow Gate

    The Narrow Gate (2006)
    Film (Drama) Actress Sarah Webber is a pregnant wife and mother who has her world turned upside-down by the heart-breaking events of 9/11. Suddenly confronted with her own fears, prejudices and insecurities, she must find the strength in her heart to continue living in a world she no longer understands, and to confront the situations that terrify her to her very core. Written by Anonymous

  • Cycle Unknown

    Cycle Unknown (2006)
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  • Love Monkey

    Love Monkey (2006)
    Television (Comedy, Drama and Music) Actress Record label executive Tom Farrell has an eye for talent. Akas, his boss doubts his killer-instinct so much that Tom gets fired. So he and a few friends start a minor music label, specializing in a few unknown potential pop/rock-stars, but if they pick right that also means larger labels con offer better deals. Meanwhile, Tom's sister and confident links him to over-sensitive surgeon Mike Freed and a bunch of basketball mates, including closet-guy TV reporter Jake Dunne. Written by KGF Vissers

  • A-List

    A-List (2006)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Actress Darren goes to Hollywood in an attempt to live the American dream of becoming a big-name actor. When Darren is mistaken for Dante, the A-List actor in town, his world is thrown upside down - and he gets his wish, for better or for worse.

  • The Sopranos

    The Sopranos (2006)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Actress An innovative look at the life of fictional Mafia Capo Tony Soprano, this serial is presented largely first person, but additional perspective is conveyed by the intimate conversations Tony has with his psychotherapist. We see Tony at work, at home, and in therapy. Moments of black comedy intersperse this aggressive, adult drama, with adult language, and extreme violence. Written by David Fowler

  • One Last Thing...

    One Last Thing... (2005)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Actress A boy, Dylan (Michael Angarano), in grade ten with terminal cancer gets a last wish from the Wish Givers Foundation. His makes a new wish which seems a little inappropriate. As his last wish he wants to be with a super model (Sunny Mabrey) for a week alone. At first Nikki (Mabrey) has pity for him but soon it turns into love. Written by Kris Hopson

  • The Three Body Problem

    The Three Body Problem (2004)
    Film (Comedy and Short) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Sideways

    Sideways (2004)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress Miles is a failed writer living a meager existence in San Diego as an English teacher. With his career seemingly fading and the fate of a book hinging on a publisher's decision, Miles is depressed with himself and what he hasn't achieved. Jack is a television actor whom some recognize but not many do, as if he were a minor actor who got a taste of success. With his best friend Miles, the two embark on a road trip through California's wine country. Miles wants to give his friend a nice sendoff before married life, while Jack simply wants to have a fling beforehand. As they're both nearing middle age with not much to show for it, the two will explore the vineyards while ultimately searching for their identities. Written by mystic80

  • The Jury

    The Jury (2004)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Actress New York is the setting for this courtroom drama about a jury of 12 different men and women delibrating various capital crime cases while under the supervision of the courthouse staff ranging from the bailif, the head clerk, the messenger, and the judge, prosecuter and defense lawyer. Written by Anonymous

  • Hourly Rates

    Hourly Rates (2002)
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  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2002)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actress In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories. Written by John Craig

  • The Drew Carey Show

    The Drew Carey Show (2002)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Actress Drew is an assistant director of personnel in a Cleveland department store and he has been stuck there for ten years. Other than fighting with co-worker Mimi, his hobbies include drinking beer and not being able to get dates. To make a few extra bucks he has a micro-brewery going in his garage with his buddies. Written by Steve Richer <>

  • Kissing Jessica Stein

    Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress Jessica Stein is a single, straight, successful, journalist, part of a bonded Jewish family living in New York City, who finds herself not as straight as she thought when Jessica meets and begins an intense friendship with career woman Helen Cooper which ultimately leads to romance. Written by Anonymous

  • Jack & Jill

    Jack & Jill (2001)
    Television (Drama and Comedy) Actress This sitcom in named after two of the six main characters, each with a name rather suggesting the other gender: Jaqueline 'Jack' and David 'Jill' Jillefski, who gradually realize they were in love at first sight. The other main characters are brilliant but insecure med student Barto, philosopher-barman Mikey, a natural womanizer who cultivates immaturity and disarming charm, Broadway-actress-dancer Audrey, who becomes Barto's girl, and Elisa Cronkite, Jack's colleague at the TV station. Written by KGF Vissers

  • Little Pieces

    Little Pieces (2000)
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  • Family Law

    Family Law (2000)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Romance) Actress An upscale law firm specializing in family law undertakes clients with domestic conflicts.

  • Trust Dance

    Trust Dance (2000)
    Film (Drama) Actress Posing as a child molester, a lesbian single mother infiltrates a pedophile network to bring her daughter's abuser to justice.

  • The Practice

    The Practice (2000)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance and 1 More) Actress Bobby Donnell is the head of a struggling Boston law firm that seems to constantly struggle with ethical themes while defending murderers, rapists, etc. Jimmy, Eugene, Ellenor and Lindsay are junior attorneys with the firm, the streetwise receptionist, and Helen the firm's frequent adversary with the D.A.'s office in this smart and clever weekly series. Written by Marty McKee <>

  • The Stand-In

    The Stand-In (1999)
    Film (Drama) Actress With a promising career ahead of him, his beautiful girlfriend, Jennifer, and a loving family, Brian Roberts has it all...or so he thinks. But when a college professor convinces Brian to follow his dream of becoming an actor, he risks everything and heads to New York. However, Brian soon realizes that making it in show business is a lot harder than it looks and it's anyone's guess if he will become a big "movie star" or merely "the stand-in". Written by Robbie Bryan <>

  • Row Your Boat

    Row Your Boat (1999)
    Film (Drama, Crime and Romance) Actress Jamey Meadows is a convict just released from prison, hoping to live a straight life on the outside. His brother tries to reenlist him into the crime world, but Jamey resists, getting a job as a census taker. Through this job he meets Chun Hua, a Chinese immigrant. Despite all of their problems, the two seem to fall in love, but their worlds insist on keeping them apart... Written by Anonymous

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