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Distinguished Alumni » Larissa Lam (c/o 1993)

Larissa Lam (c/o 1993)

While at Diamond Bar High, Larissa Lam was involved in drama and in our United Student Body (USB). She later graduated from UCLA with a degree in business economics. Larissa has gone on to be a singer, songwriter, Chinese American talk show host, music executive, filmmaker, director, and producer.
 
Larissa wrote, directed, and co-produced the 2020 movie FAR EAST DEEP SOUTH. The movie is about a Chinese-American family that travels from California to Mississippi to visit the grave of their ancestors. They stumble upon surprising revelations. Along the way, they meet a diverse group of local residents and historians, who shed light on the racially complex history of the early Chinese in the segregated South. Their emotional journey also leads them to discover how the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 impacted their family and how deep their roots run in America.
 
2020’s FAR EAST DEEP SOUTH came after her directorial debut in a documentary short titled, "Finding Cleveland" starring Only Won. Only Won is a hip-hop artist and Larissa’s husband. They reside in Los Angeles. It was during the search for his roots in this documentary that the idea for the feature film “Far East Deep South” originated.
Larissa won the 2015 Hollywood Music in Media Award in the Best Dance Song category for her song "I Feel Alive". She was named Best Vocalist of the Month by SingerUniverse Magazine in November 2015. Larissa is one of the hosts for radio advice show, U-Talk Radio.
 
She released her fourth solo album of 12 original songs, Love and Discovery, on June 16, 2015. She has released three previous solo albums On the Way Up (2001), Thankful to be Live (2003) and Revolutionary (2004). A remix version of Larissa Lam's song, "Breathing More" appears in the video game Dance Dance Revolution Universe 2. She has also composed instrumental music for The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Dr. Oz Show, TLC, and The Daily 10 on the E! Channel.
 
Larissa is known as the "Singing CFO." She was the former Chief Financial Officer of EDM label, NSOUL Records.
She was a lead singer in the group Nitro Praise which was produced by acclaimed DJ Scott Blackwell. She recorded songs for Nitro Praise 5, Nitro Praise Live! and Nitro Praise Christmas 2. She toured as a member of Nitro Praise alongside Maximillian, JR Barbee and Danielle Pericelli.
Lam is also the founder of her own record label, LOG Records. It represents artists in the Dance, EDM, Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop and R&B genres.
 
She was one of the original hosts of the talk show, Top 3, which airs on JUCE TV formerly called, JCTV. She also starred in Season 1 and 2 on the JCTV reality show, Cruise with a Cause'." She is one of the hosts of UTalk Radio, an advice show for young adults.