Landing a part in the US-million (S9million) production is a big deal, Oon tells Life! "For Hollywood to basically come to our backdoor, we're very, very lucky.I know a lot of actors who have gone to Los Angeles and New York and just go knocking on doors, so for them to come here and be casting here is pretty exciting for the entire industry," she adds.The series - all 10 episodes are available on Netflix, which provides on-demand streaming content, from tomorrow - is about the titular Venetian explorer (played by relative unknown Lorenzo Richelmy) and his adventures in Mongolian conqueror Kubla Khan's court in 13th-century China.
And she is not the only Singapore name in the series.
Four other Singapore actors had speaking parts, including Tan Kheng Hua and Los Angeles- based Chin Han.
When you watch the new Netflix series Marco Polo, you will see a Singapore face among the cast.
Young Singapore actress Oon Shu An has received the biggest break of her career by landing the part of a concubine in the Asian period drama.
The alumnus of Lasalle College of the Arts has been active in the local theatre and television scene.
Her credits include the one-woman play #Unicorn Moment and the Channel 5 parody sketch series, Random Island.