Kieu Chinh

Kieu Chinh

  • Highest Rated: 100% Hamburger Hill (1987)
  • Lowest Rated: 35% 21 (2008)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • A Vietnamese character actress who got her start in film when Joseph L. Mankiewicz came to Saigon for location footage for his offbeat "The Quiet American" (1958), Kieu Chinh soon became one of South Vietnam's best-known personalities, making over 40 films and hosting her own popular TV talk show. In the mid-1960s she also appeared in several American productions including "A Yank in Vietnam" (1964) and "Operation C.I.A." (1965), the latter opposite Burt Reynolds. Having lost a father and a brother in conflicts with the French in the early 50s, Kieu Chinh quickly left for the US when the North Vietnamese invaded in 1975. TV-movies including "The Children of An Lac" (1980), "The Letter" (1982) and "The Girl Who Spelled Freedom" (1986) have kept her busiest, but feature films offered her roles in "Hamburger Hill" (1987) and "Gleaming the Cube" (1988). Wayne Wang's "The Joy Luck Club" (1993) offered Kieu Chinh one of her best parts to date as a mother reaching out to her daughter over games of mah-jongg.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Finding Julia Screenwriter Actor 2019
35% 21 Chinese Woman $81.2M 2008
91% Journey From the Fall Ba Noi (Grandmother) $0.5M 2007
No Score Yet Tempted Kehau 2003
59% Face Mrs. Liu 2002
61% Green Dragon Kieu 2001
43% Catfish in Black Bean Sauce Thanh 2000
52% What's Cooking? Grandma Nguyen $0.7M 2000
58% City of Angels Asian Woman 1998
No Score Yet Riot Mrs. Lee 1997
86% The Joy Luck Club Suyuan 1993
No Score Yet Vietnam, Texas Actor 1990
No Score Yet Welcome Home Leang 1989
100% Hamburger Hill Mama San 1987
No Score Yet The Girl Who Spelled Freedom Actor 1986
No Score Yet Cocaine: One Man's Seduction Mme. Marshais 1983
No Score Yet Children Of An Lac Actor 1980
No Score Yet The Evil Within Actor 1970
No Score Yet Operation CIA Kim-Chinh 1965

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Madge Kim Nguyen
  • 2018
  • 2014
No Score Yet Chicago Hope
1994-2000
May Ying Vang
  • 2000
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Mrs. Kim Lang
  • 1999
  • 1997
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Kyung Soon
  • 1977

QUOTES FROM Kieu Chinh CHARACTERS

Mama San
You all dinky dou
Mama San
You all dinky dou.