Ming-Na Wen

Ming-Na Wen

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1963-11-20 (58 years old)

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Biography

Ming-Na Wen (Chinese: 溫明娜; born November 20, 1963) is an American actress and model. She is best known for voicing Mulan in the animated film Mulan and its sequel, and for portraying Melinda May / The Cavalry in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–2020). She was named TVLine's Performer of the Week for her work in the episode, "Melinda". Wen made her breakthrough in The Joy Luck Club (1993) as June Woo. She also played Dr. Jing-Mei "Deb" Chen in the medical drama series ER (1995–2004). She has also reprised the role as Mulan in the video game Kingdom Hearts II (2005), Sofia the First (2014), and Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018). Additionally, Wen made a cameo appearance in the live-action remake of Mulan (2020). She also starred as Fennec Shand in the Star Wars franchise such as The Mandalorian (2019–2020), The Bad Batch (2021) and The Book of Boba Fett (2021–2022). She has also had starring roles as Chun-Li in Street Fighter (1994), Detective Ellen Yin in The Batman (2004–2005) and Camile Wray in Stargate Universe (2009–2011). She was honoured as a Disney Legend in 2019 and is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2022.

Personal Life

In 1990, Wen married American film writer Kirk Aanes. They divorced three years later. On June 16, 1995, Wen married Eric Michael Zee and together they have a daughter and a son. Wen's first pregnancy was written into the E.R. script, with her character giving up the child for adoption. Wen's daughter followed her mother's footsteps in voice acting, and voices Princess Jun in the Disney Channel-animated series Sofia the First.Wen is trilingual and fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Early Life

Wen was born on November 20, 1963, in Coloane, one of the two main islands of Macau. Her mother Lin Chan Wen moved to Macau in the mid-1960s, from Suzhou, China. Her father is of Malaysian Chinese descent. She has an older brother named Jonathan. Wen's parents divorced when she was an infant, and she moved with her brother and mother to Hong Kong. Wen attended a Catholic school in Hong Kong, while her mother held down three jobs to provide for her and her brother. Her mother remarried to Chinese American Soo Lim Yee, and when Wen was four years old, the family moved to New York City. Her younger brother Leong was born there. After five years, Wen's mother and stepfather relocated again, this time to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area, where they opened The Chinatown Inn restaurant, which is still operating. Raised in the suburb of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, she attended Mount Lebanon High School and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1986 having majored in Theatre.

Filmography

All 82

Movies 42

TV Shows 40

Voice 14

Self 13

Self
Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett (2022)

Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett (2022)

TV Show
Fennec Shand
The Book of Boba Fett (2021)

The Book of Boba Fett (2021)

TV Show
Fan Long
DC Showcase: The Losers (2021)

DC Showcase: The Losers (2021)

Movie
Hacks (2021)

Hacks (2021)

TV Show
Fennec Shand
Star Wars: The Bad Batch (2021)

Star Wars: The Bad Batch (2021)

TV Show
Natsumaru (voice)
Yasuke (2021)

Yasuke (2021)

TV Show
Esteemed Guest
Mulan (2020)

Mulan (2020)

Movie
6.52
Self - Fennec Shand
Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Mandalorian (2020)

Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Mandalorian (2020)

TV Show
Susan
50 States of Fright (2020)

50 States of Fright (2020)

TV Show
Self
Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee (2019)

Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee (2019)

Movie
Fennec Shand
The Mandalorian (2019)

The Mandalorian (2019)

TV Show
6.12
Herself
Daughter of Shanghai (2019)

Daughter of Shanghai (2019)

Movie
Tanya Keys (voice)
Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart (2019)

Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart (2019)

TV Show
Hala the Accuser (voice)
Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron (2019)

Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron (2019)

Movie
Mulan (voice)
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Movie
6.73
Hala the Accuser (voice)
Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors (2018)

Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors (2018)

Movie
6.8
Lilian
Swimming (2018)

Swimming (2018)

Movie
Soo Park / Lady Brownbone / She-Creature
Hot Streets (2018)

Hot Streets (2018)

TV Show
Carol Lee
Young Sheldon (2017)

Young Sheldon (2017)

TV Show
6.57
Agent Melinda May
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot (2016)

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot (2016)

TV Show
7
Savannah (voice)
Milo Murphy's Law (2016)

Milo Murphy's Law (2016)

TV Show
6
Wendy
The Darkness (2016)

The Darkness (2016)

Movie
6
Herself
Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years (2016)

Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years (2016)

Movie
Phyla-Vell (voice)
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (2015)

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (2015)

TV Show
6
Ranger Zhao (voice)
We Bare Bears (2015)

We Bare Bears (2015)

TV Show
7
Agent Mackenzie Cartwright
Parallel Man: Infinite Pursuit (2015)

Parallel Man: Infinite Pursuit (2015)

Movie
Herself
Celebrity Family Feud (2015)

Celebrity Family Feud (2015)

TV Show
8
Hillary
April Rain (2014)

April Rain (2014)

Movie
Self
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe (2014)

Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe (2014)

Movie
Melinda May
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)

TV Show
6.39
Self
Mulan: 15th Anniversary - The Voices of Mulan II (2013)

Mulan: 15th Anniversary - The Voices of Mulan II (2013)

Movie
Mulan (voice) / Vega (voice)
Sofia the First (2013)

Sofia the First (2013)

TV Show
6.2
Calista Reeve
Nashville (2012)

Nashville (2012)

TV Show
7.5
Dr. Jenna Sparks
Super Cyclone (2012)

Super Cyclone (2012)

Movie
Agent Melinda May
Reaction Time (2011)

Reaction Time (2011)

Movie
Judy Roberts
BoyBand (2010)

BoyBand (2010)

Movie
Stefanie Y. Hong
Beware the Gonzo (2010)

Beware the Gonzo (2010)

Movie
Self
Celebrity Ghost Stories (2009)

Celebrity Ghost Stories (2009)

TV Show
Camille Wray
Stargate Universe (2009)

Stargate Universe (2009)

TV Show
5.81
Camille Wray
Stargate Universe: SGU (2009)

Stargate Universe: SGU (2009)

Movie
Emily Hu
Push (2009)

Push (2009)

Movie
7.31
Dr. Elisha Crowe
Prom Night (2008)

Prom Night (2008)

Movie
5.44
Kara Wei
Private Practice (2007)

Private Practice (2007)

TV Show
6.33
Agent Lin Mei
Vanished (2006)

Vanished (2006)

TV Show
U.S. Senator Michaela Wen
Eureka (2006)

Eureka (2006)

TV Show
6.32
Mulan (speaking voice)
Disney Princess Sing Along Songs, Vol. 3 - Perfectly Princess (2006)

Disney Princess Sing Along Songs, Vol. 3 - Perfectly Princess (2006)

Movie
Inconceivable (2005)

Inconceivable (2005)

TV Show
Mulan (voice)
Mulan II (2004)

Mulan II (2004)

Movie
6.31
Ming Wang Shu
Boston Legal (2004)

Boston Legal (2004)

TV Show
5.81
Herself
When Star Wars Ruled the World (2004)

When Star Wars Ruled the World (2004)

Movie
Detective Ellen Yin
The Batman (2004)

The Batman (2004)

TV Show
9
Linda
Two and a Half Men (2003)

Two and a Half Men (2003)

TV Show
6.23
Herself
Declaration of Independence (2003)

Declaration of Independence (2003)

Movie
World Poker Tour (2003)

World Poker Tour (2003)

TV Show
Peggy Tsu (voice)
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002)

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002)

TV Show
5.85
Katy Woo
Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002)

Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002)

Movie
Professor Lim
George Lopez (2002)

George Lopez (2002)

TV Show
4.5
Aki Ross
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within - Aki's Dream Reconstruction (2001)

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within - Aki's Dream Reconstruction (2001)

Movie
Doctor Aki Ross
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

Movie
5.45
Mulan (voice)
Disney's House of Mouse (2001)

Disney's House of Mouse (2001)

TV Show
Li Mei
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

TV Show
6.17
Self - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)

TV Show
Mulan
Mulan (1998)

Mulan (1998)

Movie
6.84
Fa Mulan / Fa Ping (voice)
Reflections on Ice: Michelle Kwan Skates to the Music of Disney's 'Mulan' (1998)

Reflections on Ice: Michelle Kwan Skates to the Music of Disney's 'Mulan' (1998)

Movie
Ellen Moretti
Tempting Fate (1998)

Tempting Fate (1998)

Movie
Killer App (1998)

Killer App (1998)

Movie
Mimi Carlyle
One Night Stand (1997)

One Night Stand (1997)

Movie
8
Trudy
The Single Guy (1995)

The Single Guy (1995)

TV Show
Lani (voice)
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)

TV Show
Chun-Li
Street Fighter (1994)

Street Fighter (1994)

Movie
4.5
Katie Chun
Hong Kong 97 (1994)

Hong Kong 97 (1994)

Movie
Jing-Mei Chen
ER (1994)

ER (1994)

TV Show
5.7
All-American Girl (1994)

All-American Girl (1994)

TV Show
Mai
Vanishing Son II (1994)

Vanishing Son II (1994)

Movie
Han
Terminal Voyage (1994)

Terminal Voyage (1994)

Movie
June Woo
The Joy Luck Club (1993)

The Joy Luck Club (1993)

Movie
Mitsuko
Blind Spot (1993)

Blind Spot (1993)

Movie
'Uudie' Prisoner
Rain Without Thunder (1993)

Rain Without Thunder (1993)

Movie
Self - Guest
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

TV Show
Fong Wing
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai

TV Show
Ivy
Glitter & Doom

Glitter & Doom

Movie
Actress
Persephone

Persephone

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.66
Based on 2.71 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1988
2001
2009
2003
2022

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1963-11-20 (58 years old)

Place of birth
Coloane, People's Republic of China

Relationships
Kirk Aanes (1990-01-01 - 1993-01-01)

Spouse
Eric Michael Zee

Children
Michaela Zee

Citizenships
United States of America

Residences
New York City · Los Angeles · Queens · Mt. Lebanon, United States of America, British Hong Kong, United Kingdom

Also known as
Ming-Na, Ming Wen, 温明娜, Wen Ming-na, Wen Mingna, Μινγκ-Να Γουέν, 밍나 웬

Awards
TVLine's Performer of the Week, BBC 100 Women, Annie Award, Disney Legends

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