Sandra Mae Frank is the deaf actress from New Amsterdam dating photographer Julian S. Moiwai.
Sandra Mae Frank is the deaf actress from New Amsterdam dating photographer Julian S. Moiwai.( Source : nbc )


Sandra Mae Frank is in a relationship with her photographer boyfriend Julian S. Moiwai. He is a Camera Operator.

Fans of New Amsterdam are quite familiar with the actress since she plays Dr. Elizabeth Wilder on NBC's medical drama. Wilder is a deaf oncologist doctor on the show with her own interpreter.

Sandra, who  joined the show on its 4th season, is upgraded as a series regular thanks to her portrayal of independent and strong-willed Dr. Wilder.

New Amsterdam is currently running its fifth and final season albeit the show will have more episodes added to the fifth season streaming from January 3, 2023.

Sandra Mae Frank's Rumored Boyfriend Julian S. Moiwai is a Photographer

American Actress Sandra Mae Frank is in a relationship with photographer Boyfriend Julian S. Moiwai. Aside from being a photographer, Julian is an activist and a model.

The rumors of these couple dating arose when they posted an Amazon ad promoting the Real-Time Text feature on Alexa on both of their respective Instagram handles, referring to each other as their "sun" and "moon" in the captions.

However, their current relationship status remains unknown as the couple's Instagram feed shows no other pictures of them together. Although, the couple is similar in more ways than we know.

Both Sandra and Julian, are hard of hearing and strongly advocate for the deaf community. The couple reportedly began dating in 2017 and are not married as of 2022.

Julian S. Mowai is a Deaf Photographer

Julian S. Moiwai, a first-generation American, was born to immigrant parents Stella and Braima in Sierra Leone.

His mom Stella, a German national, was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone in the ’80s. Hence, he is a proud peace corps baby. His father, Braima, was a local school teacher in Sierra Leone. The couple later got married and settled in Durham, North Carolina.

Julian lost his hearing when he got sick with H-flu spinal meningitis when he was merely 10 months old. But his impaired hearing has not stopped the photographer from following his passions.

While growing up in Durham, Julian had a hard time fitting in with kids at his school due to his bi-racial. Despite his mom making efforts nurturing his African roots, he stopped wearing his African clothes after joining high school.

Sandra Mae Frank's husband or partner Justin Moiwai is a deaf photographer and a drone operator.
Sandra Mae Frank's husband or partner Justin Moiwai is a deaf photographer and a drone operator. ( Source : instagram )

He earned a Public Relations and Advertising degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and was a part of the RIT National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID).

He got the opportunity to reconnect with his African heritage have made close friends with several young men from different parts of Africa during his time at NTID.

Julian, with more than 10 years of experience in social media, brand development, and video production, enjoys creating and developing various content for social media, filming weddings, and acting in commercials and short films.

He holds FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate that allows legally operating unmanned drones for commercial purposes. Julian also played soccer for the US soccer team Deaf MNT.

In his free time, the drone operator loves to fly his DJI quadcopter and go to photoshoots for Chubbies, a shorts-making brand. He also teaches drone photography at Finding Meraki, an online tutorial program with courses in photography accessible in ASL and English.

Furthermore, he is a team member at Statewide Outreach Center, a support group at Texas School for the Deaf, providing the best experience to students, families and professionals across the whole Texas.

Deaf Actress Sandra's Character on New Amsterdam is Also Deaf

Actress Sandra who is deaf in real life, plays a deaf character on New Amsterdam. She is Deaf doctor Elizabeth Wilder on NBC's medical drama.

Dr. Wilder is a character, viewers would take an instant liking to once they observe her on the show. The oncologist is leading “The Resistance” movement against cost-cutting hospital administrator Dr. Veronica Fuentes (Michelle Forbes).

While speaking to New York Post, the actress wasn't aware that Dr Wilder would be leading major actions on the show or even interact with other characters. 

But it was no surprise to the actress as the doctor appears to be strong, loud, and independent, someone that isn't afraid to speak her mind, especially in a hearing world.

Deaf actress Sandra Mae Mark plays a deaf doctor on New Amsterdam.
Deaf actress Sandra Mae Mark plays a deaf doctor on New Amsterdam. ( Source : emmys )

Sandra, who's deaf like Wilder, couldn't help but draw parallels between her on-screen character and her life. She claimed that she sees much of herself in the physician while speaking to Emmys.

The American actress is a Louisville, Kentucky, native. She explored acting since her high school days doing theatre. But, she went to Galludet University as a teaching major.

Although, it could not stop her from acting in her free time. That is when a university professor encouraged her to major in theatre, recognizing her talents and potential. Later, she graduated with both majors.

Sandra Mae Mark appeared on NBC's Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist.
Sandra Mae Mark appeared on NBC's Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. ( Source : lwlies )

Before appearing in New Amsterdam, the actress appeared in several acting gigs. “Switched at Birth,” "Soul to Keep," "Multiverse" and "The Sound of Fear" are film and Tv credits under the actress's name.