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Stephanie Hsu Is Taken, But Her Relationship Is Super Private

If you’ve seen the standout film Everything Everywhere All at Once, you’ve heard the name Stephanie Hsu, who made history for playing a queer Asian character. Hsu is nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Joy Wang and Jobu Tupaki in EEAAO, which is significant in terms of Asian representation in Hollywood.

In this year’s Oscars, Hsu is among a star-studded collection of celebrities for Best Supporting Actress. The other nominees include Angela Bassett for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Hong Chau for The Whale, and Kerry Condon in The Banshees of Inisherin. Hsu’s co-star Jamie Lee Curtis is also up for the award for her role in EEAAO. Given the lack of BIPOC voices in literature, movies, music, and more, Hsu’s nomination is a huge achievement for the Asian community. With the Oscars coming up soon, Hsu is definitely going to be a household name — so let’s learn all about this breakout actress, including her age, Instagram, current partner, movies and TV shows, and more.

How old is Stephanie Hsu?

Hsu is 32 years old and was born on November 25, 1990, making her a Sagittarius.

What is Hsu’s instagram?

Hsu’s instagram is @stephaniehsuofficial, and she currently has 231,000 followers. A lot of her feed lately consists of red carpet shots and awards season photos, but she does also throw in the occasional wholesome casual post — and plenty of behind-the-scenes EEAAO content, too.

What other movies and TV shows has Hsu been in?

Before EEAAO, Hsu also performed on Broadway in The Spongebob Musical and had a role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, for which she and the cast won the 2020 SAG Award for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series. She is scheduled to be in the upcoming film Joy Ride and the Disney+ series American Born Chinese

Where did Hsu go to college?

Hsu attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 2012 with a degree in drama.

How did Hsu get into acting?

Hsu has mentioned her doubts about entering commercial acting, saying that she “was really afraid to sell out, because at that time there was no Crazy Rich Asians.” Hsu spoke about how she considered experimental theater instead, which she described as “more international” and “pushing boundaries.” However, with the right opportunities, she was eventually able to nab a spot on Nora from Queens, which allowed her to get cast in EEAAO.

Who is Hsu’s partner?

Hsu is currently dating Britton Smith, singer in the band Britton and the Sting and the president of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition. Smith has been in the Broadway shows Shuffle Along and After Midnight. Smith and Hsu have been in a private long-term relationship, though it’s unknown for how long. 

What other awards has Hsu won for EEAAO?

Hsu has won the UK Film Critics Association’s Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Independent Spirit Awards Breakthrough Performance Award, among others. She was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Inica Kotasthane

Columbia Barnard '26

Inica Kotasthane is a student at Barnard College in New York City. She's a big fan of writing (duh!), making zines, and curating her Spotify playlists. Prior to becoming President of the Columbia/Barnard Her Campus chapter, she was a National Writer for Her Campus. She is passionate about journalism and politics, and is especially interested in uplifting minority and queer voices in these areas.