Vera Chok is a writer, actress, singer, artist and lover of language.Of Chinese descent, Chok was born in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, where she grew up attending the missionary school of Asaunta until moving to the United Kingdom as a teenager and completing her secondary education in Abbots Bromley School in Staffordshire, England. Later she continued her education at Queens College, Oxford where she got her MA in Archaeology & Anthropology.Pursuing her creative side, Chok studied acting at both the Poor School in London and Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris. Her desire to learn continues and in October 2013 she started an MA in Writing at the University of East London.Choks acting roles have included performances in theatre, television, radio and film; from independent spirited performances, large established television dramas, one-woman shows and performances in award-winning shows such as Lucy Kirkwoods play "Chimerica" at the Almeida and Harold Pinter theatres during 2013. In 2010 Chok founded saltpeter, an independent theatre company and has served as producer and co-produced on several successful shows with the company.Away from acting Choks other creative works include music and writing. She is the lead singer of the band FRIENDS OF FRIENDS (FOF), who released their first single "Your Sappy Song" in March 2014. In 2011 she setup and ran The Brautigan Book Club, an international creative society that uses the work of American Beat writer Richard Brautigan as the starting point for expressive and artistic exploration. Choks writing consists of pieces which are based in poetry but not restricted by that definition and has been published by Ether Press, Brautigan Free Press and The Rising.