France Nuyen

France Nuyen

Highest Rated: 86% The Joy Luck Club (1993)

Lowest Rated: 6% A Smile Like Yours (1997)

Birthday: Jul 31, 1939

Birthplace: Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône France

A tawny, sleek, somber-looking actress, of French and Vietnamese extraction, Nuyen made her film debut at 19 as Liat in the film version of "South Pacific" (1958) and in the 1960s was briefly promoted as an exotic type. She also starred on Broadway in the title role (learned phonetically, because her English was still very shaky) of the popular "The World of Suzie Wong." After making the middling features "Diamond Head" (1962), "A Girl Named Tamiko" (1962) and "Dimension 5" (1966), Nuyen worked largely during the 70s and 80s in forgettable TV-movies like "The Horror at 37,000 Feet" (1973), "Deathmoon" (1978) and "Jealousy" (1984). She had better luck with her role as the dignified, compassionate Dr. Kiem on the final two seasons of the acclaimed NBC medical drama, "St. Elsewhere." Having completed graduate work in psychology, Nuyen began a second career as a therapist in 1986, but renewed feature film work beckoned in the early 90s, most notably a role as one of four mothers who bond with their daughters over mah jongg in Wayne Wang's "The Joy Luck Club" (1993).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The American Standards Dr. Pierce (Character) - 2008
6% 19% A Smile Like Yours Dr. Chin (Character) $3.3M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magic Pearl Unknown (Voice) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Passion to Kill Lou Mazaud (Character) - 1994
86% 89% The Joy Luck Club Ying-Ying St. Clair (Character) $32.8M 1993
No Score Yet 85% China Cry Mrs. Sung (Character) $1.3M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jealousy Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deathmoon Tapulua (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 100% Return to Fantasy Island Anna/Kiki/Kito (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 0% Code Name: Diamond Head Tso-Tsing (Character) - 1977
36% 30% Battle for the Planet of the Apes Alma (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 50% The Horror at 37,000 Feet Annalik (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Game Atanga (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 62% One More Train to Rob Ah Toy (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Water Gold Thais (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dimension 5 Kitty (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 58% Diamond Head Mai Chen (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 50% Man in the Middle Kate Davray (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Girl Named Tamiko Tamiko (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 33% Satan Never Sleeps Siu Lan (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Time I Saw Archie Cindy Hamilton (Character) - 1961
82% 69% South Pacific Liat (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 80% In Love and War Kalai Ducanne (Character) - 1958

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1983 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1980 1978
No Score Yet 84% Columbo Miss Choy (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Millie (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
80% 88% Star Trek Elaan (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Sarah (Guest Star) 1966
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1965

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