Rosalind Chao

Rosalind Chao

Highest Rated: 96% Nanking (2007)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Starling (2021)

Birthday: Sep 23, 1957

Birthplace: Anaheim, California, USA

Perhaps the busiest actress of Asian descent on American TV in the 1980s and early 90s, Chao began performing at age seven with the Peking Opera traveling company in her native California. She was appearing in TV commercials and guest shots by her teens and studying acting during Christmas and summer breaks from school. Chao's first TV role of note was playing Yul Brynner's eldest daughter on "Anna and the King" (CBS, 1972), a short-lived sitcom based on Broadway's "The King and I." Chao returned to school, earned a degree in journalism and found part-time work as a radio newswriter in Los Angeles before re-committing herself to acting, working on stage and TV.

Highest rated movies

Together Together
Freaky Friday
Thousand Pieces of Gold
The Joy Luck Club
The Big Brawl
Enemies of Laughter




20% 69% The Starling Unknown (Character) - 2021
91% 77% Together Together Dr. Andrews (Character) $1.4M 2021
73% 47% Mulan Hua Li (Character) - 2020
27% 40% Stockholm, Pennsylvania Dr. Andrews (Character) - 2015
96% 88% Nanking Chang Yu Zheng (Character) $160.1K 2007
No Score Yet 39% Life of the Party Mei Lin (Character) - 2005
55% 75% Just Like Heaven Fran (Character) $48.3M 2005
88% 57% Freaky Friday Pei-Pei (Character) $110.2M 2003
57% No Score Yet Enemies of Laughter Carla (Character) - 2000
53% 84% What Dreams May Come Leona (Character) $55.5M 1998
29% 43% The End of Violence Claire (Character) $283.0K 1997
No Score Yet 71% To Love, Honor and Deceive Sydney's Unnamed Friend (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Special Report: Journey to Mars Dr. Lin Yo Yu (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Web of Deception Dr. Sheila Prosser (Character) - 1994
86% 89% The Joy Luck Club Rose Hsu Jordan (Character) $32.8M 1993
88% 67% Thousand Pieces of Gold Lalu (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 9% White Ghost Thi Hau (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack and Mike Holly Sykes (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 63% The Terry Fox Story Rika Noda (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 43% The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island Hotel clerk (Character) - 1981
67% 43% The Big Brawl Mae (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 40% Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women Flower (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chinese Web Emily Chan (Character) - 1978


No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2020
No Score Yet 74% Hawaii Five-0 Governor Mahoe (Guest Star) 2016 2018
No Score Yet 86% Code Black Jae Eun (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 92% Sin City Saints Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
57% 92% Forever Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
31% 82% The Neighbors Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
38% 61% Intelligence Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
85% 84% Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
90% 82% Bones Mandy Oh (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
25% 100% Trauma Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
62% 100% Tell Me You Love Me Cynthia (Guest Star) 2007
67% 71% The O.C. Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2006
No Score Yet 87% Ben 10 Councilwoman Liang (Guest Voice) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
81% 97% Six Feet Under Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
0% No Score Yet Center of the Universe Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parkers Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
9% No Score Yet 10-8: Officers on Duty Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
91% 89% Monk Arleen Cassady (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
25% No Score Yet MDs Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once and Again Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Citizen Baines Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
62% No Score Yet Arli$$ Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
75% 95% The West Wing Jane Gentry (Guest Star) 2001
50% No Score Yet Gideon's Crossing Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 84% ER Dr. Theresa Chow (Guest Star) 1999
67% No Score Yet Get Real Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Keiko O'Brien (Guest Star) 1993-1994 1996-1999
35% No Score Yet Brimstone Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
91% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Keiko Ishikawa (Guest Star) 1991-1992
83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Willa Camden (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Li Kiem (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 61% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riptide Unknown (Character) 1986
67% No Score Yet AfterMASH Soon-Lee Klinger (Character) 1983-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Unknown (Guest Star) 1981-1983
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Soon-Lee (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 100% One Day at a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 76% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1970