Vivian Wu

Vivian Wu

Highest Rated: 97% Dead Pigs (2018)

Lowest Rated: 22% Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)

Birthday: Feb 05, 1966

Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Vivian Wu is a sleek-featured, lushly beautiful actress whose roles embody elements of both modern and classic Asian culture. After appearing onscreen for the first time as a teenager, she almost left acting behind for a career in tourism until a key performance as an imperial concubine in the stately Best Picture Oscar winner "The Last Emperor" solidified her desire to act. While some of her follow-up roles, in the outlandish superhero thriller "The Guyver" and the campy "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III," marked a departure into fun fantasy, she made a return to earnest, introspective dramas with director Wayne Wang's sweeping mother-and-daughter mosaic "The Joy Luck Club." Another high-profile role came opposite Ewan McGregor in sensual and visually arresting "The Pillow Book." Wu twice played Soong May-ling, First Lady of the Republic of China from 1948 to 1975, first in the intimate family drama "The Soong Sisters" and again in the decidedly more political "The Founding of a Republic." In 2011, she collaborated with director Wayne Wang on the 19th-century period piece "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan." Along with her prestigious film roles, Wu appears regularly on television, on shows ranging from the ghoulish anthology "Tales from the Crypt" to the supernatural mystery "Ghost Whisperer."

Highest rated movies

Dead Pigs
Dinner Rush
The Joy Luck Club
Iron & Silk
Eve & the Fire Horse
The Pillow Book
Beauty Remains
8 1/2 Women

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
97% 48% Dead Pigs Candy Wang (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 20% The House That Never Dies II Xie Meiying (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queens Tina (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Is Undercover Unknown (Character) - 2014
22% 47% Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Aunt (Character) $1.3M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under The Influence Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 32% The Founding of a Republic Soong May-ling (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shanghai Red Meili Zhu (Character),
Producer
$24.3K 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chinaman Ling (Character) - 2005
77% 85% Eve & the Fire Horse May Ling Eng (Character) - 2005
50% 62% Beauty Remains Ynig Zi (Character) $3.2K 2004
No Score Yet 27% Encrypt Diana (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Skies Wu Wen Li (Character) - 2002
91% 85% Dinner Rush Nicole Chan (Character) $634.6K 2000
41% 54% 8 1/2 Women Kito (Character) $417.5K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blindness Natalie (Character) $1.4K 1998
No Score Yet 50% A Bright Shining Lie Lee (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 79% The Soong Sisters Soong May-ling / Madam Chiang (Character) - 1997
67% 81% The Pillow Book Nagiko (Character) $2.4M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanishing Son III Lili (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanishing Son Lili (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanishing Son IV Lili (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanishing Son II Lili (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Message From Nam France Tran (Character) - 1993
86% 89% The Joy Luck Club An Mei's Mother (Character) $32.8M 1993
40% 70% Heaven and Earth Madame Lien (Character) - 1993
23% 34% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Mitsu (Character) $42.3M 1993
No Score Yet 35% The Guyver Mizky Segawa (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 62% Shadow of China Moo-Ling (Character) $70.2K 1991
80% 79% Iron & Silk Ming (Character) $15.3K 1990

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Qin Dynasty Epic Mrs. Hua Yang (Character) 2020
59% 60% Away Wang Lu (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Fighting Teng Dan (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 85% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange World Unknown (Character) 2002 1999
No Score Yet 83% ER Janet Wade (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 100% Millennium Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1996 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1995

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