The tragedy hit especially hard for actor Sherry Cola, who told the Associated Press on Sunday that she grew up in the San Gabriel Valley, where Monterey Park is located.
“I definitely cried myself to sleep, to be honest, because this is Monterey Park, California, like where I grew up, the 626, San Gabriel Valley,” the Good Trouble actor said. “This is where my Buddhist temple is, you know? Like all my friends I grew up with they were born in Monterey Park. It’s this hometown that I’m so proud to call my hometown.”
Community actor Ken Jeong, fashion designer Prabal Gurung, and Little Fires Everywhere author Celeste Ng were also among those who shared their condolences online.