Sao Moua: Overcoming Tragedy to Reach the Stars!

Sao Xob Moua was born in Laos in 1973, and immigrated to Thailand with his family in 1975 after the Vietnam War. His family had been recruited by the United States to fight against the north Vietnamese communists, and many Hmong people, including Xob’s father and uncles, participated in the Secret War. After the communists took over Laos, thousands of Hmong people, including Xob’s family, were forced to flee to Thailand on foot to escape persecution.

After living in a refugee camp in Thailand for four years, Xob’s family was sponsored to come to the United States in 1979. They spent a year in Bangkok before finally arriving in Santa Ana, California in 1980. In 1982, they moved to Merced, where Xob attended high school and took drama classes. He went on to study theater arts at Humboldt State University and later transferred to Sonoma State University, where he changed his major to liberal studies with the goal of becoming a K-12 teacher.

In 1997, Xob transferred to Sacramento State University to continue his studies in liberal studies and education. While there, he developed a passion for drag racing and started a team called “Team Thunder Racing” as a hobby. In 2000, he graduated from Sacramento State with a bachelor’s degree and completed his teacher certification program in 2001.

While Xob’s life has been filled with many highs, he has also faced significant challenges and adversities. As a result of a major car accident in December of 2001, when a drunk driver ran a red light and hit the passenger side of the car he was in. Xob ended up in a coma, and the doctors believed he was 70% dead. However, Xob miraculously survived and had a life-changing experience while in the coma, during which he spoke with God and was told to share His message of love and presence with the world.

Xob suffered a head injury that resulted in short-term memory loss and physical disabilities. Despite these challenges, he refused to give up on his dreams but continued to pursue his passion for acting. With hard work and determination, he was able to overcome his disabilities and become an actor, appearing in several local projects.

In 2018 Xob participated as an extra in a music video project for The New Dimensions and met producers for a local indie film. David Jon Foster liked his look enough to cast him as Gupo in ‘Agent 11′ in 2020, and then as Vang in the film that followed, ‘Reanimation Team‘ in 2022, sandwiching his role as a vampire in The Slayer Chronicles in 2021. His most recent role was Ace in a biker film titled ‘Blood, Skulls, and Chrome‘.

Today, Xob is a recognized actor in Northern California, known for his talent, dedication, and inspiring story of overcoming adversity. He continues to spread his message of hope and faith to others, using his platform to inspire and empower those around him. He has played a variety of roles, from dramatic to horror, and has received critical acclaim for his performances. In addition to his acting skills, Xob is also known for his dedication and hard work, consistently developing himself and bringing authenticity and depth to every character he portrays. Despite setbacks, he refused to give up on his dreams, continued to pursue his passion for acting. Xob was able to overcome his disabilities and become a successful actor, inspiring others with his resilience and perseverance. He continues to challenge himself and take on new roles, always striving to grow and improve as an actor.


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