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Coloane Island, Macau
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E.R., Stargate Universe, Agents of S.H.I.E.LD.
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Full Name at Birth
Ming-Na Wen (Chinese: 温明娜; pinyin: Wēn Míngnà); born November 20, 1963) is a Macau American actress. She has been credited with and without her family name, but most credits since the late 1990s have been without it. She has been known by such variants of her name as Ming-Na, Ming Na, Ming Na Wen and Ming Wen.
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Ming-Na (translated her name means "enlightenment") was born on the island of Macau, a former Portuguese territory located 40 miles from Hong Kong. Her mother Lin Chan Wen divorced her father when Ming-Na was only a toddler. She has an older brother named Jonathan. After the divorce, they moved to Hong Kong where her mother became a nurse. There her mother met Soo Lim Yee, a Chinese-American businessman. They soon married and at age 4, Ming-Na moved with her family to Queens, New York. Five years later, they transferred to Yee's hometown of Pittsburgh where his family runs the Chinatown Inn restaurant. Jonathan and half-brother, Leong, now manage this restaurant. Struggling to fit in at school, she changed her name to Maggie & Doris. She found a love for acting while appearing in a third grade Easter play, where she played a "klutzy" bunny. Her mother was not excited about her desire to pursue acting, She preferred that she go into medicine. Nonetheless, Ming-Na graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in theater. She got her first acting job in 1988 on the soap "As the World Turns" (1956). Her big break came when she was cast in The Joy Luck Club (1993). When she needed a ride to the premiere of the film, her acting instructor sent one of his students, Eric Michael Zee. The two started dating in 1994 after Ming-Na moved permanently to LA and married in 1995. Ming-Na dropped her last name, Wen, at that time. She says she is now like Ann-Margret. Zee is a screenwriter and, with Ming-Na, manages At Last, an Asian boy band.
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Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in theater
Actress, Band Manager, Voice Over Artist
Mt. Lebanon High School, 1981
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Nilon Entertainment Llc.
(1991) TV commercial: Gensu Wak cooker, (2008) TV commercial: Wen Healthy Hair Care system
8.5 (US), 40.5 (EU), 7 (UK), 255 (J)
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Innovative Artists, LINK Entertaiment
(2007) Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Melissa Gilbert and Chaz Dean, for Chaz's "Wen" healthy hair care system., (2012, 2013) Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Alyssa Milano and Chaz Dean, for Chaz's "Wen" healthy hair care system.
Jet black hair
www.nndb.com/people/033/000049883/, instagram.com/mingna_wen, www.facebook.com/MingNaWenOfficial, www.biography.com/people/ming-na-17184282, www.whosay.com/mingnawen
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