Parissa Koo is Chinese from her dad's side and Persian from her mom's, hence "Persianese". Born in Los Gatos, CA, she grew up performing on the stage.
After high school, she auditioned for American Idol and The Glee Project Season 2 which eventually led her to moving to Los Angeles, CA to pursue television, film, and theatre. Parissa has co-starred on The Disney Channel, USA Network, Funny or Die, and the YouTube Web series, Gal Pals. She has performed in numerous musicals in LA as well as the Norwegian Cruise Line Escape.
Parissa has modeled for Jansport and Wiseguise Face Masks, as well has appeared in commercials for Capitol One and Freeform.
She was last seen in For the Record's Love Actually Live at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and as a featured performer on Jimmy Kimmel Live.