Rosalind Chao

Actor, Newswriter
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 ... Read more »
Born: 09/23/1957 in Anaheim, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Stockholm, Pennsylvania 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Andrews (Actor)

Bones 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Trauma 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nanking 2007 (Movie)

Chang Yu Zheng (Actor)

Life of the Party 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

According to Jim 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Just Like Heaven 2005 (Movie)

Fran (Actor)

Medical Investigation 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Arli$$ 1996 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Enemies of Laughter 2003 (Movie)

Carla (Actor)

Freaky Friday 2003 (Movie)

Pei-Pei (Actor)

Without A Trace 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Citizen Baines 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Law 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gideon's Crossing 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Am Sam 2001 (Movie)

Lily (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Get Real 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magic School Bus 1994 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

What Dreams May Come 1998 (Movie)

Leona (Actor)

Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The End of Violence 1997 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Under Suspicion 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Affair 1994 (Movie)

Lee (Actor)

Star Trek: The Next Generation 1987 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Joy Luck Club 1993 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

Intruders 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Memoirs of An Invisible Man 1992 (Movie)

Cathy DiTolla (Actor)

1000 Pieces of Gold 1991 (Movie)

Lalu Nathoy/ Polly Bemis (Actor)

Against the Law 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Drug Wars: the Camarena Story 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Shooter 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

White Ghost 1988 (Movie)

Thi Hau (Actor)

Jack and Mike 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Slam Dance 1987 (Movie)

Mrs Bell (Actor)

Diff'rent Strokes 1978 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Paper Angels 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

AfterMASH 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XV 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

M*A*S*H 1972 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Moonlight 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

An Eye For an Eye 1980 (Movie)

Linda Chan (Actor)

Spider-Man The Dragon's Challenge 1979 (Movie)

Emily Loo T'ao (Actor)

The Big Brawl 1979 (Movie)

Mae (Actor)

The Ultimate Imposter 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

P.J. and the President's Son 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Anna and the King 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Brimstone (TV Show)

Actor

Last Flight Out (TV Show)

Actor

The Terry Fox Story (TV Show)

Actor

Three Blind Mice (TV Show)

Actor

To Love, Honor and Deceive (TV Show)

Actor

Twirl (TV Show)

Actor

Web of Deception (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

EDUCATION

The Loft Studio

Los Angeles , California
Studied acting with Peggy Feury

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

Pomona College

Pomona , California
First attended at age 16

Milestones

2007

Appeared in a recurring guest role on the HBO series "Tell Me You Love Me"

2003

Guest-starred as Dr. Kim on several episodes of "The O.C." (Fox)

2003

Had a small role in the remake of "Freaky Friday"

1998

Had a minor roles as a flight attendant in "What Dreams May Come"

1993

Reprised the role of Keiko O'Brien on the syndicated sci-fi spinoff series, "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"

1993

Played a lead in Wayne Wang's "The Joy Luck Club"

1991

Played the recurring role of Keiko on the syndicated sci-fi series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation"

1990

Played first leading role in a feature film in "1000 Pieces of Gold"

1986

Played the recurring role of Li-Ying, daughter of enigmatic housekeeper Chao-Li, on the CBS primetime soap "Falcon Crest"

1986

First leading role on TV, in the PBS drama adaptation, "Paper Angels"

1983

Breakthrough TV-movie role, played the female lead in "The Terry Fox Story" (HBO)

1983

Appeared on the final two-hour episode of the acclaimed series, "M*A*S*H" (the single highest rated episode of a TV program in broadcasting history), as Soon-Lee, a Korean woman who meets, loves and weds Jamie Farr's Corporal Klinger

1983

Reprised the role of Soon-Lee Klinger on the CBS spinoff series, "AfterMASH"

1982

Played recurring role of Miss Chung, a school teacher on the long-running sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes"

1980

Acted in first feature films, "The Big Brawl" (with Jackie Chan) and "Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge"

1972

TV debut as a series regular, as the king's eldest daughter, on the short-lived CBS series, "Anna and the King"

Worked part-time as a newswriter at KNX, the CBS-owned and operated all-news radio station in Los Angeles

Signed a two-year contract with a comedy development team at Embassy Television

At age seven, convinced her parents to let her perform with the Peking Opera traveling company in California

Studied acting during Christmas and summer vacations

As a teen, began appearing on TV in commercials and guest spots

Featured in a busted sitcom pilot entitled "Almost American"

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