My name is Deng Deng, I was born in Sudan and I've been living in Australia for 15 years. I am the oldest of 7 children, my family and I moved here from Egypt. I speak 3 languages and currently learning Japanese. I was shy when I first arrived here, not knowing the language or what to expect from Australia. I never in my life thought that I would be here right now pursuing a career in acting. Unlike most people I didn't find my love of acting at a young age it began for me in year nine when I took it up as a class, and it was the best choice I had ever made. After finishing my HSC I didn't know what to do with acting, then my drama teacher gave me a wonderful opportunity to perform at the opera house and from that moment onwards I did a few more performances with ATYP (Australian theatre for young people) and also working with Version 2.0 and also Bakehouse theatre.
It really wasn't until I came to AFTT that I started to move more towards screen acting, auditioning for short student films and again learning new experiences and still finding new love for acting. Being at AFTT has allowed me to also take up script writing which I do in my spare time.
I'm an AFTT (Academy of Film Theatre and Television) graduate and I'm excited to see what the future holds.