Ming-Na Wen

Lowest Rated: 0% Mulan II (2003)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
An actress who can play period drama as convincingly as contemporary comedy, Ming-Na Wen was born in Macau, China, on November 20, 1963. When she was four, Ming-Na and her family pulled up stakes and moved to the United States, first settling in New York City and five years later relocating to Pittsburgh, PA, where her parents opened a restaurant, the Chinatown Inn (which they still operate today). In the third grade, Ming-Na played a bunny rabbit in a school play, and she was fascinated with the theater from that moment on; after graduating from high school, Ming-Na enrolled in Carnegie-Mellon University, where she graduated with honors and received a degree in theater. Ming-Na moved to New York to pursue an acting career, and in 1988, she was cast as Lien Hughes on As the World Turns, making her the first Asian-American to appear as a regular on a daytime drama. Ming-Na continued on the show until 1991, after which she continued to work in the theater and appeared in a pair of made-for-TV movies before she was cast in The Joy Luck Club, Wayne Wang's popular screen adaptation of the best-selling novel by Amy Tan. Ming-Na next took a left turn into the action-drama Street Fighter, but in 1995 she became part of the ensemble cast of the popular and award-winning television series E.R., playing Dr. Deb Chen. At the same time, she was also cast in the sitcom The Single Guy as Trudy, the hipper-than-thou gallery owner. Despite her busy television schedule, Ming-Na continued to pursue film work, making a startling and sexy appearance in Mike Figgis' One Night Stand in 1997 while providing the voice for the leading character in the Disney-animated drama Mulan in 1998. Ming-Na lives with her husband and daughter in Los Angeles, and when not occupied with her busy schedule of film and television work, she helps with production and management for the Asian-American harmony group At Last.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
100% Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors Hala 2018
No Score Yet Breakdance Academy Actor 2017
3% The Darkness Wendy Richards $10.8M 2016
No Score Yet Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years Actor 2016
No Score Yet April Rain Hillary 2014
No Score Yet Super Cyclone Dr. Jenna Sparks 2012
No Score Yet BoyBand (BoyBand: Breakin' Through in '82) Judy Roberts 2010
23% Push Emily Hu $31.8M 2009
67% Young & Restless in China Narrator 2008
8% Prom Night Dr. Elisha Crowe $43.9M 2008
0% Mulan II Fa Mulan 2003
0% Teddy Bears' Picnic Katy Woo 2002
45% Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Dr. Aki Ross 2001
86% Mulan Mulan 1998
No Score Yet 12 Bucks Gorgeous 1998
No Score Yet Tempting Fate Ellen Moretti 1998
32% One Night Stand Mimi 1997
No Score Yet Star Quest Han 1995
11% Street Fighter Chun-Li 1994
No Score Yet Hong Kong '97 Katie Chun (as Ming-Na Wen) 1994
86% The Joy Luck Club June 1993
No Score Yet Blind Spot Mitsuko 1993
50% Rain Without Thunder `Uudie' Prisoner 1992
No Score Yet ER Deb Chen 1990

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Hot Streets
2016
  • 2019
No Score Yet Milo Murphy's Law
2016
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
95% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
Melinda May
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
94% Fresh Off the Boat
2015
Stephanie Elaine
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sofia the First
2013
Voice
  • 2017
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
91% Nashville
2012-2018
Calista
  • 2013
77% Eureka
2006-2012
Sen. Wen Senator Wen
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
70% Stargate Universe
2009-2011
Camile Wray
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
Linda Harris Linda
  • 2010
  • 2007
87% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Ming Wang Shu
  • 2008
52% Private Practice
2007-2013
Kara
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Batman
2004-2008
Voice
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
67% Vanished
2006
Lin Mei
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 1999
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
Professor Lim
  • 2006
No Score Yet Inconceivable
2005
Rachel Lu
  • 2005
No Score Yet Robot Chicken
2005-2018
Voice
  • 2005
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Dr. Jing-Mei Chen Deb Chen
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1995
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Li Mei Lu Li Mei Wu
  • 2004
No Score Yet Todd McFarlane's Spawn
1997-1999
Voice
  • 1999

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