Taiwanese American wins Emmy Award

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Photos courtesy of Lin Ling-juan (林玲娟)

Photos courtesy of Lin Ling-juan (林玲娟)

Los Angeles, Sept. 17 (CNA) Taiwanese American actor, writer and producer Kelvin Yu (游朝敏) won an Emmy Award on Sunday alongside the rest of the team behind TV show Bob's Burgers for Outstanding Animated Program.

The animated show, which has been running since 2011, won its second Emmy Award after being nominated but beaten for many years in a row.

Yu, a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where he majored in film, theater and television, has a natural talent for theatre, his mother Lin Ling-juan (林玲娟) told CNA.

Yu reportedly began acting in theater at the age of 13 and has made guest appearances on hit shows such as ER, Without A Trace, CSI: Miami, and Bones.

Since his acting days, Yu has also added writing and producing to his list of credits, having written for Bob's Burger for the past six seasons.

Yu has a total of one Emmy win and three nominations.

Lin was the picture of a proud mother during her interview, boasting about both her sons who have found success in the American film industry. Yu's brother, Charles Yu (游朝凱) is an acclaimed writer and one of the story editors for the HBO original series Westworld.

Yu's father Yu Ming-chuan (游銘泉) revealed that he had once disapproved of his son's choice of pursuing the arts, but ultimately respected his decision.

He said that he saw Yu's struggle in trying to break into Hollywood and is happy for the success he enjoys today.

As Taiwanese parents, their dream is that the two brothers can team up to create a film to introduce the world to Taiwan.

They expressed hope that their sons will follow in the footsteps of Academy Award winning director Ang Lee (李安) and use their influence to give Taiwan a voice on the international stage.

(By Edward Tsao and Kuan-lin Liu)
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