Chikako

TOKYO CITY CUP AMBASSADOR 2019 

Chikako began her acting career at the age of 16 in her debut role in NHK's "Chugakusei Nikki."  She is most well known for her role in “Terrace House,” the popular reality television show on Netflix set in Hawaii.  In 2018, her blog was ranked No. 1 in the female celebrity talent category on Ameba, a popular Japanese blogging platform. She is supported by fans all over the world and has over 160K followers on Instagram. Since October 2018, she's been splitting her time between Los Angeles and Japan while pursuing a new career in the beauty industry, which has been a dream of hers for many years. She is definitely someone we should keep our eyes on.

 

Jennifer Field

Stage MC

Actress, host, and beauty queen Jennifer Field hails from San Jose, California, and has a Bachelor's in Theatre Arts from Santa Clara University.  She holds the title of Miss Asian America 2006-2007, and is half Korean, half English-Irish-German.  She was a series regular in the television pilot Web of Spies, the spinoff of Netflix's Granite Flats starring Christopher Lloyd, Parker Posey, and Cary Elwes.  Other recent credits include co-starring in 9-1-1 on FOX and For The People on ABC.  She has shot commercial campaigns for Target, Nissan, Honda, Samsung, 23andMe, Logitech, HP, Jinro Soju, and numerous other brands.  For leisure, Jennifer enjoys reading, writing, snowboarding, and spending time with her family and six year old son Abraham.  An avid hiker, she annually vacations to one of the nation’s beautiful National Parks.  She has visited nearly every national park and monument in the western United States.

 

Samantha Veil

EVENT REPORTER

Samantha appeared on Investigation Discovery's "I (Almost) Got Away With It”, where she played a college student named Jennifer Jones who fell for a con artist posing as a war veteran. Samantha also appeared on the hit web series, SMOSH! in their most popular episodes such as "If Holidays Were Real" and "A Seven Year Old Does Twilight". She also lit up Hollywood's Next Stage Theater in in their production “Happily Whatever After" as Cinderella.

The Ivana Chubbuck Studio, which is known for it's world renowned Chubbuck Technique which involves intensive scene study, served as Samantha's foundation for her acting technique. Samantha graduated and continues to sharpen her comedy/improv skills at The Upright Citizens Brigade where she studies long form improvisation with coaches such as: Will Hines, Johnny Meeks, Matt Newell, Joe Hartzler, Adam McCabe, and Josh Simpson. These coaches have worked on notable comedic sketches featured on HBO's Funny Or Die, Adult Swim, and Conan O'Brien's Team Coco. During Samantha's personal time you will most likely catch her at weekly yoga classes. Samantha also enjoys deep conversation, especially over a green tea latte at one of her favorite coffee houses. Vintage shopping is a great pleasure of hers as is midcentury modern décor and DIY projects. She is happy to share her treasures she has collected over time with you and invite you along to the Melrose Trading Post for a flea market adventure!