Ming-Na Wen

Ming-Na Wen Headshot

Actress

Birth Date: November 20, 1963

Age: 60 years old

Birth Place: Coloane, Portuguese Macau

This attractive stage-trained performer appeared in a number of off-Broadway shows before making her breakthrough performance in "The Joy Luck Club" (1993) 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" (1956-2010). 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" (1994-2009). 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" (1998).

Credits

Mech Cadets

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Dolly Yu
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2023

Gremlins: Secrets of the MogwaiStream

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2023
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Pencils vs Pixels

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2023

Glitter & Doom

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Ivy
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2023

Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett

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2022

Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett

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2022

The Book of Boba FettStream

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Fennec Shand
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2021
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Star Wars: The Bad BatchStream

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Fennec Shand
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2021
88%

YasukeStream

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Natsumaru
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2021
93%

GMA3: What You Need to Know

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2020

50 States of Fright

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Susan
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2020

Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee

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2019

The MandalorianStream

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Fennec Shand
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2019
90%

Swimming

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2019

Today 3rd Hour

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2018

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Break Out

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Phyla-Vell
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2018

Young SheldonStream

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Dr. Lee
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2017

Live with Kelly and Ryan

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2017

Breakdance Academy

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2017

Milo Murphy's LawStream

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Savannah
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2016

Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years

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2016

The Darkness

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Wendy
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2016

We Bare Bears: Grizzy

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Ranger Zhao
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2015

We Bare BearsStream

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Ranger Zhao
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2015

Celebrity Family FeudStream

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Game Show
2015

Fresh Off the BoatStream

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Stephanie
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2015
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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Stream

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Melinda May
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2013
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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Extras

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2013

The Arsenio Hall Show

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2013

The Social

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2013

The Real

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2013

Hollywood Game Night

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Game Show
2013

April Rain

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Hillary
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2013

Sofia the FirstStream

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Vega
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2012

NashvilleStream

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Calista Reeve
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2012
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Super Cyclone

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Dr. Jenna Sparks
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2012

The Marilyn Denis Show

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2011

The Talk

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2010

Access Hollywood Live

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2010

Adventure TimeStream

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Finn's Mom
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2010
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BoyBand

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Judy Roberts
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2010

Stargate UniverseStream

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Camile Wray
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2009
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PushStream

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Emily Wu
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2009
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Ni Hao, Kai-lan

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2008

Prom Night

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Dr. Elisha Crowe
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2008

Private PracticeStream

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Kara Wei
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2007

Vanished

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2006

etalk

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2006

Inconceivable

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Rachel Lu
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2005

Robot ChickenStream

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2005

Boston LegalStream

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Ming Wang Shu
Series
2004
86%

The Batman

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Ellen Yin
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2004

Iron Chef AmericaStream

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2004

Mulan II

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Mulan
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2004

Two and a Half MenStream

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Judge Linda Harris
Series
2003
65%

George LopezStream

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2002

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

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Doctor Aki Ross
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2001

Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStream

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Li Mei
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1999
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We Served With Pride: The Chinese-American Experience in WWII

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1999

Tempting Fate

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Ellen Moretti
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1998

MulanStream

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Mulan
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1998
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12 Bucks

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Gorgeous
Movie
1998

The View

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Talk
1997

One Night StandStream

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Mimi Carlyle
Movie
1997
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The Single Guy

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Trudy Sloane
Series
1995
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Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child

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1995

Star Quest

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Han
Movie
1995

ERStream

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Jing-Mei Chen
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1994

ERStream

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Jing-Mei Chen
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1994

Vanishing Son II

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Mai
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1994

Vanishing Son IV

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Mai
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1994

Hong Kong '97

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Katie Chun
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1994

Street Fighter

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Chun-Li Zang
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1994

The Joy Luck ClubStream

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Jing-Mei 'June' Woo
Movie
1993
86%

Good Morning America

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News
1975

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