Parissa Koo

Parissa Koo was born March 7th, 1993. Koo is Chinese from her dad’s side and Persian from her mom’s, hence “Persianese”. She was a member of her high school’s singing group, Jazz Purr, which performed in numerous venues for local service organizations, fundraisers, town events, the annual Children’s Holiday Parade, as well as in New York City at Carnegie Hall and a performance on the Carnival Cruise lines. She has performed in all of her high school musicals (favorites being the Witch in “Into The Woods”, Cassie in “A Chorus Line”, and Catherine “Babe” Williams in “The Pajama Game”), and has also performed for numerous productions at Childrens Musical Theater of San Jose (favorites being Nancy in “Oliver!” and Gigi in “Miss Saigon”). Parissa was accepted to the BFA program for Musical Theater at Emerson College in Boston, MA for the Fall semester of 2011 but deferred her start to pursue other opportunities. Most notable was as an audition finalist for the celebrity judges on the television show, American Idol, as well as auditioning for television producer Ryan Murphy as a finalist for the reality show, The Glee Project Season 2. For now Parissa will be living in Los Angeles following her dream of being an actress and singer. She is currently in the process of writing her own music and lyrics for songs she hopes to share with you all soon. Quoting Parissa, “I feel so blessed to be able to go out in the world and see that my life is uncharted; able to be written however I choose. I love and thank the people who care about me the most: my family, friends, and fans who are supporting me to go out and be the best that I can be.”

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