Vivian Wu

Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 02/05/1966 in Shanghai, CN

Filmography

Actor (38)

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 2011 (Movie)

Aunt (Actor)

Shanghai Red 2010 (Movie)

Mei Li Zhu (Actor)

Jian guo da ye 2009 (Movie)

Soong May-ling (Actor)

Tao hua yun 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Beauty Remains 2007 (Movie)

Ying (Actor)

Chinaman 2005 (Movie)

Ling (Actor)

Eve & the Fire Horse 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Blindness 2003 (Movie)

Natalie (Actor)

Strong Medicine 2002 (Tv Show)

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Dinner Rush 2001 (Movie)

Nicole (Actor)

8 1/2 Women 2000 (Movie)

Kito (Actor)

Secret Agent Man 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Big City Blues 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Highlander: The Series 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

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L.A. Law 1992 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Millennium 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1992 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Song Jia Huang Chao 1997 (Movie)

Soon May-ling (Actor)

The Pillow Book 1997 (Movie)

Nagiko (Actor)

JAG 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Comes the Dawn 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Vanishing Son IV 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Vanishing Son 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Vanishing Son II 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Vanishing Son III 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Heaven and Earth 1993 (Movie)

Madame Lien (Actor)

Raven 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III 1993 (Movie)

Mitsu (Actor)

The Joy Luck Club 1993 (Movie)

An Mei's Mother (Actor)

Iron & Silk 1991 (Movie)

Ming (Actor)

Shadow of China 1991 (Movie)

Gloria/Moo-Ling (Actor)

The Guyver 1991 (Movie)

Mizky (Actor)

Last Emperor 1987 (Movie)

Wen Hsiu (Actor)

A Bright Shining Lie (TV Show)

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Encrypt (TV Show)

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Red Skies (TV Show)

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Strange World (TV Show)

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Biography

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".

Relationships

Oscar Costo

Husband
Cuban married on December 30, 1996 born c. 1953

EDUCATION

Hawaii Pacific College

Milestones

Regular on "Vanishing Son"

Chinese film acting debut aged 16

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