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Kieu Chinh

Highest Rated:   100% Hamburger Hill (1987)
Lowest Rated:   36% 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
36% 21
  • Chinese Woman
$81.2M 2008
92% Journey From the Fall
  • Ba Noi (Grandmother)
$0.5M 2007
54% Face
  • Mrs. Liu
2005
No Score Yet Tempted
  • Kehau
2003
61% Dragón Verde
  • Kieu
2001
43% Catfish in Black Bean Sauce
  • Thanh
2000
52% What's Cooking?
  • Grandma Nguyen
$0.7M 2000
59% City of Angels
  • Asian Woman
1998
No Score Yet Riot
  • Mrs. Lee
1997
85% 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
  • 2014

Quotes from Kieu Chinh's Characters