Ming-Na

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Ming-Na Wen
  • Birth Place: Coloane Island, Macau
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/20/1963, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor
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Ming-Na Fast Facts:
  • Born in Macau but grew up in New York City and Pittsburgh.
  • Fell in love with acting after performing on stage in the third grade.
  • Pursued acting in college before returning to New York to appear in plays, such as Redwood Curtain and Speed-the-Plow.
  • Became the first Asian actor to appear as a regular on a soap when she took the role of Lien Hughes on As the World Turns.
  • Broke into movies with a starring role in The Joy Luck Club in 1993.
  • In 1995, was cast in the recurring role of medical student Deb Chen on the first season of ER; later became a series regular.
  • Was the title voice of the 1998 animated Disney film Mulan
  • Made her Broadway debut in 1998 appearing in David Henry Hwang's Golden Child.
  • As an accomplished voice-over artist has provided voices for numerous films and TV shows, including Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within; Jimmy Neutron; The Batman; and Phineas and Ferb.
  • Played Judge Linda Harris on Two and a Half Men and Camille Wray on SGU Stargate Universe.
  • Formed Innovazian Records with her husband to promote Asian-American artists.
  • Her name means "enlightenment."
  • Ming-Na Relationships:
  • Jonathan Wen - Brother
  • Eric Michael Zee - Husband
  • Leong Yee - Half Brother
  • Michaela Zee - Daughter
  • Cooper Dominic Zee - Son
  • Soo Lim Yee - Stepfather
  • Lin Chan Yee - Mother
  • Ming-Na Awards:
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (BFA in Drama, 1986)

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