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      Lucille Soong

      Lucille Soong

      Highest Rated: 94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

      Lowest Rated: 48% The Corruptor (1999)

      Birthday: Aug 15, 1938

      Birthplace: Beijing, China

      Though Lucille Soong had a long career in British and American TV and films, she was actually born in Tianjin, China, on August 15, 1938. She moved to Hong Kong at the age of 22, where she caught the eye of British director Lewis Gilbert. This led to her first (uncredited) film role, in Gilbert's 1959 "Ferry to Hong Kong." The next natural step for Soong was a move to London, where besides becoming an actress, she was one of the first Chinese models to work in England. Throughout the '60s, Soong found roles in a long string of British films and TV shows, making appearances in series like "The Avengers" (ITV 1961-69), "The Prisoner" (ITV 1967-68) and "Coronation Street" (ITV 1960- ) and such films as "The Knack And How To Get It" (1965) and "The Brides of Fu Manchu" (1966), even though many of her small film parts continued to be uncredited. In the '90s, Soong began the second chapter of her acting career, making the move to American TV and movies. Her first American roles had actually come in the early '70s, but her role as Popo in the film "The Joy Luck Club" (1993) proved to be a major turning point for her. From the '90s onward, Soong appeared in everything from "Dharma & Greg" (ABC 1997-2002) to "Mission Impossible III" (2006). Ironically, it wasn't until 2015 that she nabbed one of her most substantive recurring roles, playing Grandma Huang in the sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat" (ABC 2015- ).

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      The Corruptor

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      Movies

      Credit
      94% 97% Raya and the Last Dragon Dang Hu (Voice) $54.7M 2021
      No Score Yet 10% Heebie Jeebies Zu Mu (Character) - 2013
      88% 57% Freaky Friday Pei-Pei's Mom (Character) $110.2M 2003
      48% 43% The Corruptor Elderly Immigrant (Character) $15.2M 1999
      No Score Yet 25% One More Time Kim Lee (Character) - 1970

      TV

      Credit
      94% 79% Fresh Off the Boat Grandma Huang (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2015-2020
      81% 82% The League Security Line Woman (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      85% 86% United States of Tara Korean Grandmother (Guest Star) 2009
      72% 88% Desperate Housewives Yao Lin (Guest Star) 2004-2005 2009
      90% 81% Bones Mai Zhang (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet 72% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998 2001
      No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maggie Unknown (Guest Star) 1999