Ming-Na Wen

Actor, Model, Clerk
This attractive stage-trained performer appeared in a number of off-Broadway shows before making her breakthrough performance in "The Joy Luck Club" as part of a strong ensemble of Asian actresses. Wen (whose name means ... Read more »
Born: 11/20/1967 in China

Filmography

Actor (52)

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2013 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Interviewee

The Darkness 2016 (Movie)

Wendy Richards (Actor)

Hollywood Game Night 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop! 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Phineas and Ferb 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Elite Force 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nashville 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eureka 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Ghost Stories 1995 - 1997, 2000 - 2004, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 1995 - 1997, 2000 - 2004, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

SGU: Stargate Universe 1995 - 1997, 2001 - 2004, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Push 2009 (Movie)

Emily Wu (Actor)

Private Practice 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Prom Night 2008 (Movie)

Dr. Elisha Crowe (Actor)

The Batman 2004 - 2008 (TV Show)

Voice

Young & Restless in China 2008 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Novel Reflections on the American Dream 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Voice

Two and a Half Men 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vanished 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Inconceivable 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

When Star Wars Ruled the World 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

World Poker Tour: Hollywood Home Game 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 200: A Dateline Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Presenter

Disney's House of Mouse 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Teddy Bear's Picnic 2002 (Movie)

Katy Woo (Actor)

Final Fantasy: the Spirits Within 2001 (Movie)

of Doctor Aki Ross (Voice)

InStyle Celebrity Moms 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Independence Day 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Todd McFarlane's Spawn 1996 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Mulan 1998 (Movie)

of Mulan (Voice)

12 Bucks 1997 (Movie)

Gorgeous (Actor)

One Night Stand 1997 (Movie)

Mimi Carlyle (Actor)

The Single Guy 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

All-American Girl 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Vanishing Son IV 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Hong Kong '97 1994 (Movie)

Katie Chun (Actor)

Street Fighter 1994 (Movie)

Chun-Li (Actor)

Vanishing Son II 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Rain Without Thunder 1993 (Movie)

"Uudie" Prisoner (Actor)

The Joy Luck Club 1993 (Movie)

June (Actor)

Blind Spot (TV Show)

Actor

Star Quest (TV Show)

Actor

Tempting Fate (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This attractive stage-trained performer appeared in a number of off-Broadway shows before making her breakthrough performance in "The Joy Luck Club" as part of a strong ensemble of Asian actresses. Wen (whose name means enlightenment) began her professional career in the Playwrights Horizon presentation of "Tiny Mommy." She went on to appear for three seasons as Lien Hughes in the on-going daytime serial "As the World Turns." In her second feature, "Street Fighter" (1994), Wen appeared as a kick-boxing TV reporter opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme and Raul Julia. She had a recurring role as an ambitious third-year med student during the freshman year of the NBC medical drama "ER" (1995). Wen was subsequently cast as a regular on the sitcom "The Single Guy" (NBC, 1995-97) as Trudy, the caustic owner of a SoHo art gallery. When the series ended, she headed to Broadway where she debuted in David Henry Hwang's "Golden Child" (1998). That same year, Wen also provided the speaking voice for the Disney animated heroine "Mulan."

Relationships

Jonathan Wen

Half-Brother
older

Leong Wen

Half-Brother
older

Linchan Yee

Mother

Soo Yee

Step-Father
owned and operated Chinatown Inn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania died c. October 1995

Eric Zee

Husband
married in 1995

Michaela Zee

Daughter
born in November 2000

Cooper Zee

Son
born October 12, 2005 father, Eric Zee

EDUCATION

Mt. Lebanon High School

Mt. Lebanon , Pennsylvania

Carnegie-Mellon University

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania

Milestones

2001

Provided voice for the leading character of Dr. Aki Ross in the CGI animated feature "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within"

2000

Rejoined "ER" reprising her role as Jing-Mei (Deb) Chen; signed to remain with show through the 2002-2003 season

1998

Voiced the title character in Disney's animated "Mulan"

1998

Broadway debut as co-star of "Golden Child", written by David Henry Hwang

1995

Appeared in recurring role of med student Deb Chen on NBC drama "ER"

1993

Breakthrough feature, "The Joy Luck Club"

1993

TV movie debut, "Blind Spot"

1992

Feature acting debut, "Rain Without Thunder"

1988

Appeared as Lien Hughes in the daytime soap, "As the World Turns"; first Asian actor in a contract role on a soap

Cast as regular on the sitcom on "The Single Guy" (NBC)

Lived in Hong Kong

Off-Broadway debut, "Tiny Mommy"

Returned to New York upon graduation

Appeared in regional productions while attending college

Moved to Pittsburgh with family

Moved to Queens, New York at age five with her mother and older brother

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources report Ming-na's birthyear as 1963.

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She has an official Web site at www.ming-na.com

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