Comedian, actress, and writer Sherry Cola has truly taken the entertainment industry by storm.
She’s proven that she can do everything from hilarious stand-up comedy sets to scripted comedies and drama to scripted comedies.
These days, Sherry can be seen starring on the new Freeform series Good Trouble, a spinoff from the hit TV show The Fosters. She stars as Alice, a first-generation Asian-American and apartment manager. She also still regularly performs at comedy clubs including Improv, Laugh Factory, and The Comedy Store.
Sherry shared some details with Chilled about life, her tastes, and where she can be seen in the future.
Tell us a bit about the projects you’re working on.
I’m in Good Trouble, which just premiered on Freeform. I can’t wait for the world to see my character, Alice, a first-generation Asian-American juggling the ups and downs of her ’20s with added pressure, because she’s not out to her parents. A story like this on the television screen is long overdue! Aside from that, I just wrapped a Drake Doremus film, opposite Shailene Woodley. Stay tuned!
With your busy schedule, what do you like to do with your downtime?
When I’m not shooting, I still like to keep busy! From stand-up shows to rap battles, performing is fun (and necessary) when I have free time. Oh, I also enjoy dancing obnoxiously in public.
When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine?
Guisados, Umami Burger, Sweet Chick, Lemonade, Din Tai Fung, Tocaya, Zankou Chicken, Dialog Cafe–the list goes on. I love me a mom-and-pop, but I also love me a franchise!
What types of dishes do you usually order?
There’s truly nothing I don’t eat. From chocolate dumplings (Din Tai Fung) to queso tamales (Guisados), I order ‘em all!
Do you cook?
No. Both of my parents are fantastic chefs (I pretty much spent half my adolescence hanging out in the Chinese restaurant they own), so it’s ironic that I don’t cook, like, at all. I have a not-so-secret love affair with Postmates.
What types of drinks do you order when out?
I find myself ordering a lot of Spicy Margaritas lately. I don’t have one “favorite” drink. I’m also super loyal to iced tea and sparkling water!
Do you prepare drinks at home?
“Prepare” is a strong word. I mostly just pour stuff into cups or drink from a bottle.
Do you own a home bar?
No, but that doesn’t seem like the best idea. A full home bar might be a little dangerous for me … and for all the people I end up drunk texting.
If you did own a home bar, what would it be like?
I’m a fan of this beer called Purple Haze by Abita. I’d probably have a crapload of that stocked up.
What is your favorite drink/cocktail?
I can’t get enough of Micheladas. Dos Equis, tomato juice, hot sauce, lime, Tajín, etc. Wow, I’m drooling just thinking about it.
Have you ever been a bartender?
I wish! I always thought bartenders were so cool. I’ll add it to my vision board.