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Kelly Marie Tran Biography

Birth Name:
Trần Loan
Birth Place:
San Diego, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Daughter of Vietnamese parents
  • Studied piano, drama and voice in high school
  • Former member of the musical improv group Hug Bear
  • Studied acting at Lesly Kahn and Co
  • Studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade and The Second City
  • Had not seen a Star Wars film before getting the script for Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
  • Told her family she was filming an independent film in Canada when she was actually filming Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
  • The first Asian-American woman featured in a Star Wars film