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Eunice Wong is the book review editor of Truthdig, as well as editor of Truthdig’s Countering Violence Against Women series. She has written for Truthdig's arts and culture section, reviewing theater, film,… Read more

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'Shade It Black': The Bodybaggers of Iraq
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Jess Goodell volunteered when she was a Marine to work in the corps’ mortuary affairs unit in Iraq. Her job was to collect the bodies and body parts of fallen fellow Marines. She wrote a book about the experience called “Shade It Black: Death and After in Iraq.” Here are excerpts from Goodell's book and Chris Hedges’ interview with the author, read by classically trained actor and Truthdig contributor Eunice Wong.

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The official website of actor Eunice Wong, wwwcom, includes links to her profile, résumé, reviews, gallery, writing, original art and more.

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The Juilliard Journal Alumni Spotlight, February 2008 By Mahira Kakkar (Drama, Group 33) A Multiplicity of Perspectives

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Eunice Wong is the book review editor of Truthdig, as well as editor of Truthdig’s Countering Violence Against Women series. She has written for Truthdig's arts and culture section, reviewing theater, film, books and museums, as well as for the Philadelphia Inquirer Book Review. Eunice is the author of “What the Health,” the companion book to the documentary of the same name, and ghostwriter of “The Sustainability Secret,” the companion book to the documentary “Cowspiracy.”

A graduate of the Juilliard School Drama Division, she is a classically trained actor who has worked in professional theaters across the United States. In addition, she has appeared on HBO, NBC, ABC and Comedy Central and in motion pictures. She studied piano and singing at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto.

She was the recipient of the 2006 Helen Hayes Award (Washington Theatre Awards Society) for outstanding lead actress for her performance as Jennifer Marcus in the Studio Theater (D.C.) production of “The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow.” In 2007 she was nominated for a Barrymore Award (Philadelphia Theater Alliance) for outstanding lead actress for her performance as Hope in the Walnut Street Theater’s production of “An Infinite Ache.” She won the 2014 My Theater Boston award for best actress for her performance as Ginny in “Smart People” at the Huntington Theatre, and a 2014 IRNE Award nomination for best ensemble in the same production.

She spent the summer of 2006 in Kyrgyzstan, living with Kyrgyz nomads and working with the Sakhna Theater Company and Yara Arts Group in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Eunice appeared at New York City’s Atlantic Theater Company, Classic Stage Company, Target Margin Theater, Katharsis Theater Company, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, the Huntington Theatre in Boston, Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the Studio Theater in Washington, D.C., the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia, Virginia Stage Company, The Berkshires Theatre Festival, Merrimack Repertory Theater, La MaMa ETC, the Pearl Theatre Company, the Working Theater, National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO), Penguin Repertory, and NYSF/Public Theater, among others. Her appearances on television and film include “Law & Order” (NBC), “Sex and the City” (HBO), “Strangers With Candy” (Comedy Central), “The Job” (ABC), “Deadline” (NBC) and “My Sassy Girl” (Gold Circle Films, 2007).

She is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA).

Eunice has a background in Ashtanga Yoga, Wu Mei Kung Fu, and circus aerials. She is a certified personal trainer and E-RYT-200 yoga instructor. She is married to journalist and author Chris Hedges. Her website is www.eunicewong.com.

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