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Russell Wong

Highest Rated:   85% The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Lowest Rated:   0% Contract to Kill (2016)
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Challenging traditional stereotypes for Asian-American actors, Russell Wong has earned a reputation as a sexy, charismatic leading man whose good looks are matched by his skills as a performer. The sixth of seven children, Russell Wong was born on March 1, 1963, in Troy, NY; his family moved to Albany when he was a baby, where his father ran a restaurant. When Wong was seven years of age, his parents divorced, and he moved with his mother to California, settling near Yosemite. In 1981, Wong graduated from Mariposa County High School, and that fall enrolled at Santa Monica City College. Wong supported himself as a photographer and as a dancer (appearing in rock videos with David Bowie, Donna Summer, and Janet Jackson, among others) before scoring his first screen roles in 1985, appearing in a Hong Kong musical called Ge wu sheng ping (aka Musical Dancer) and in a screen adaptation of James Clavell's best-seller Tai-Pan. A number of undistinguished television and film roles followed, but Wong began breaking into better roles in 1989, when he made a memorable guest appearance on the drama series 21 Jump Street and won a leading role in Wayne Wang's acclaimed independent romantic comedy Eat a Bowl of Tea. Supporting roles in China Cry and New Jack City were to follow, and Wong found himself working with Wayne Wang again when he was cast in a meaty role in the film adaptation of Amy Tan's best-selling novel The Joy Luck Club. Wong finally scored a high-profile breakthrough role in 1994, when he was cast in the leading role in the made-for-TV movie Vanishing Son, in which he played a Chinese political activist exiled in America. The show was popular enough to spawn three sequels, and was later spun off into a syndicated TV series. After Vanishing Son ran its course, Wong moved on to more big-screen work, including major roles in Prophesy II, The Tracker, and Romeo Must Die, as well as the made-for-TV epic The Lost Empire. Russell Wong is also the brother of Michael Wong, a fellow thespian active in both Hong Kong and the United States.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
0% Contract to Kill
  • Matthew Sharp
2016
No Score Yet Lost in the Pacific
  • Gary Gao
2016
No Score Yet Wu Wen Xi Dong (Forever Young)
  • Actor
2015
21% Snow Flower And The Secret Fan
  • Bank CEO
2011
0% What Women Want
  • Peter
2011
No Score Yet The Sanctuary
  • Actor
2009
0% Dim Sum Funeral
  • Alexander
2008
12% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  • Ming Guo
2008
31% Undoing
  • Leon
2006
No Score Yet Honor
  • Ray
2005
No Score Yet Inside Out
  • Frank
2005
1% Twisted
  • Lt. Tong
2004
No Score Yet The Tracker
  • Rick Tsung
2001
No Score Yet The Lost Empire
  • Monkey King
2001
33% Romeo Must Die
  • Kai
2000
No Score Yet Track Down
  • Tsutomu Shimomura
2000
No Score Yet Takedown
  • Actor
2000
33% The Prophecy II
  • Danyael
1998
No Score Yet Satin Steel
  • Ken
1994
85% The Joy Luck Club
  • Lin Xiao
1993
76% New Jack City
  • Park
1991
No Score Yet China Cry
  • Lam Cheng Shen
1990
No Score Yet Gwang tin lung fu wui (China White) (Rumbling Sky Dragon Tiger Meeting) (The Deadly Sin)
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Eat a Bowl of Tea
  • Ben Loy
1989
No Score Yet China Girl
  • Yung Gan
1987
20% Tai-Pan
  • Gordon
1986
No Score Yet The Prophecy 2: Ashtown
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
2014
  • Cam Lin
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Lt. Kim
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Jeremy Wang
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Kong Liang

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