Speaker Grace Wu

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Grace Wu

Executive Vice President, Entertainment Casting

NBCUniversal Television and Streaming

Grace Wu currently serves as Executive Vice President, Entertainment Casting, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, in a role which was created for her in early 2021. In this post, Wu is responsible for overseeing both scripted and unscripted casting and talent across the division’s Entertainment platforms, including broadcast network NBC, six cable networks: Bravo, E!,
Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, and USA, as well as streamer Peacock.

In her expansive role, Wu reports directly to Entertainment Content Chairman Susan Rovner.

Most recently, Wu held the position of Executive Vice President, Casting, for NBC Entertainment. Elevated to this capacity in 2009, Wu was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day casting on current scripted series, as well as pilot productions, for the broadcast network.

During her tenure at NBC, she supervised the casting of such network series as Freaks & Geeks, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, New Amsterdam and This Is Us.

Wu joined NBC Casting in September 1999 as Manager of Casting, rising to Senior Vice President, Casting, in 2006. 

Wu began her career in entertainment casting as an assistant on the feature film In & Out starring Kevin Kline. She transitioned into television when she joined Liberman/Hirschfeld Casting, where she worked on casting for the critically acclaimed Seinfeld, MadTV and The Larry Sanders Show

A native of Los Angeles, Wu received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of California at Berkeley.

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