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Ming-Na Wen

Highest Rated:   86% Mulan (1998)
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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Breakdance Academy
  • Actor
2017
4% 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
44% 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
28% One Night Stand
  • Mimi
1997
No Score Yet Star Quest
  • Han
1995
15% Street Fighter
  • Chun-Li
1994
No Score Yet Hong Kong '97
  • Katie Chun (as Ming-Na Wen)
1994
85% The Joy Luck Club
  • June
1993
50% Rain Without Thunder
  • `Uudie' Prisoner
1992
No Score Yet ER
  • Deb Chen
1990

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Fresh Off the Boat
2015
  • Stephanie
  • 2017
94% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
  • Melinda May
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2010
92% Nashville
2012
  • Calista
  • 2013
No Score Yet Eureka
2006-2012
  • Sen. Wen Senator Wen
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
57% Stargate Universe
2009-2011
  • Camile Wray
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Linda Harris Linda
  • 2010
  • 2007
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Ming Wang Shu
  • 2008
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Kara
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Batman
2004-2008
  • Voice
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
  • Professor Lim
  • 2006
No Score Yet Robot Chicken
2005
  • 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

Quotes from Ming-Na Wen's Characters