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Ming-Na Wen is a Actor American born on 20 november 1963 at Coloane (Chine)

Ming-Na Wen

Ming-Na Wen
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Nationality USA
Birth 20 november 1963 (56 years) at Coloane (Chine)
Awards Annie Award

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.

She is known for voicing Fa Mulan, one of the Disney Princesses, in the films Mulan and Mulan II, the video game Kingdom Hearts II, and more recently on a guest appearance in the Disney animated series Sofia the First. She is also known for her role as Dr. Jing-Mei "Deb" Chen on the medical drama series ER.

She was the series lead of the show Inconceivable, a medical drama that was aired on NBC, but the show was short-lived. The show is one of the few American television shows with an Asian American series lead. She is also known for her roles on the main casts of the animated series The Batman and the sci-fi series Stargate Universe. As of 2013, she stars as Melinda May in the ABC action drama series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Besides television, she is notable for starring in the films The Joy Luck Club, Street Fighter, and Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.

Biography

From 1985 to 1989 Wen was in a relationship with Australian actor Brett Hinch and juggled her commitments between the USA and Australia.
In 1990, Wen married American film writer Kirk Aanes. They divorced in 1993. On June 16, 1995, Wen married her second husband, Eric Michael Zee. Together they have two children, a daughter, Michaela Kitlin, born on November 21, 2000, and a son, Cooper Dominic Zee, born on October 12, 2005. As of 2007, Wen and her family live in Calabasas, California.

Best films

Mulan (1998)
(Actress)
Street Fighter (1994)
(Actress)
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
(Actress)

Usually with

Mike Figgis
Mike Figgis
(1 films)
Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
(1 films)
Greg McLean
Greg McLean
(1 films)
Corey Burton
Corey Burton
(3 films)
Daniel Picard
Daniel Picard
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ming-Na Wen (19 films)

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Actress

Ralph Breaks the Internet, 1h52
Directed by Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about video games, Children's films
Actors John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Gal Gadot, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Taraji P. Henson
Roles Mulan (voice)
Rating70% 3.5499253.5499253.5499253.5499253.549925
Six ans après les événements du premier film (Les Mondes de Ralph), Ralph La Casse et Vanellope restent toujours les meilleurs amis du monde et s'amusent chaque nuit à jouer ensemble. Alors que Ralph est heureux de la vie qu'il a, Vanellope avoue être ennuyée par son jeu, qui est trop prévisible, et aimerait de la nouveauté. Un jour, Ralph essaie d'exaucer son souhait en créant une course bonus dans l'un des circuits. Vanellope va contre la joueuse de la borne d'arcade pour profiter de la course à fond, tant et si bien que la joueuse, en forçant trop sur le volant, le casse. La situation paraît désespérée lorsque le propriétaire de la salle d'arcade, M. Litwak, annonce que le créateur de Sugar Rush a fait faillite, quand l'un des adolescents trouve un volant sur eBay. Cependant, M. Litwak le trouve trop cher et n'a d'autre choix que de débrancher la borne de Sugar Rush, laissant tous les personnages du jeu sans abri.
The Darkness, 1h32
Directed by Greg McLean
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about children, Ghost films
Actors Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, Ming-Na Wen, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry, Matt Walsh
Roles Wendy
Rating44% 2.205712.205712.205712.205712.20571
About two families, the Taylors and Carters, who, returning from a Grand Canyon vacation, bring back a supernatural force.
Super Cyclone, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action
Actors Nicholas Turturro, Ming-Na Wen, Carl Gilliard
Roles Dr. Jenna Sparks
Rating22% 1.1431051.1431051.1431051.1431051.143105
Devant la menace d'une tempête géante qui pourrait tout détruire sur son passage, un météorologue et un ingénieur pétrolier vont tout mettre en œuvre pour trouver la solution qui éloignerait définitivement le danger.
Beware the Gonzo, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Ezra Miller, Zoë Naelle Kravitz, Ming-Na Wen, Jesse McCartney, Amy Sedaris, Campbell Scott
Roles Stefanie Y. Hong
Rating63% 3.198033.198033.198033.198033.19803
Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman is the head geek at his high school—and determined to do something about it. When Gavin, the popular editor of the school paper, fires him, Eddie obtains revenge by establishing an underground paper of his own. He gains popularity and makes a new friend, Evie Wallace, and it soon gains the attention of the principal, escalating to a bombshell crisis.
BoyBand
BoyBand (2010)

Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Michael Copon, Robert James Hoffman III, Ming-Na Wen, Ryan Hansen, Rachel Sarah Specter, Ryan Pinkston
Roles Judy Roberts
Rating72% 3.622483.622483.622483.622483.62248
The year is 1982? Brad Roberts is Worcester High School's star football quarterback and dating the captain of the cheerleading squad. However, what seems like the perfect life is not complete. Brad secretly plays in a heavy metal band, and dreams of being a pop star. Brad's parents are separated, but still live together...with his mom's new boyfriend Lou Pearlman. When Lou is inspired to create the first ever American boyband, Brad decides to become a part of it. He heads the new group, converts two of his hard rock buddies into homosexuals, and finds a couple of drag queens to round out the group (boybands must have five "members," of course).
Push
Push (2009)
, 1h51
Directed by Paul McGuigan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, Colin Ford, Cliff Curtis, Joel Gretsch
Roles Emily Hu
Rating60% 3.0493653.0493653.0493653.0493653.049365
An organization within the United States government called the Division has been secretly hunting down and experimenting on people with psychic abilities since 1945. Two "Movers", Nick Gant (Colin Ford) and his father Jonah (Joel Gretsch), are running from Agent Carver (Djimon Hounsou), a Division "Pusher". Jonah tells Nick of a vision he received from a "Watcher" about a young girl he must help in the future in order to take down Division. Jonah helps Nick escape as Carver arrives and kills Jonah.
Prom Night
Prom Night (2008)
, 1h27
Directed by Nelson McCormick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Horror, Crime, Slasher
Themes Dance films, Serial killer films
Actors Brittany Snow, Scott Porter, Jessica Stroup, Dana Davis, Collins Pennie, Kelly Blatz
Roles Dr. Elisha Crowe
Rating39% 1.9563751.9563751.9563751.9563751.956375
In 2005, Bridgeport native Donna Keppel (Brittany Snow), a high school freshman, returns home from a movie date with her friend Lisa Hines (Dana Davis) to find her father and brother have been killed. In terror, Donna hides under the bed, where she sees her mother (Lori Heuring) struggling with Richard Fenton (Johnathon Schaech), a former teacher of hers who had become obsessed with Donna. As Donna locks eyes with her terrified mother, she witnesses Fenton murder her.
Mulan II
Mulan II (2004)
, 1h19
Directed by Darrell Rooney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Action, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Films about insects, Films about dragons, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Ming-Na Wen, B.D. Wong, Mark Moseley, Lucy Liu, Harvey Fierstein, Sandra Oh
Roles Mulan
Rating57% 2.86822.86822.86822.86822.8682
A month after the events of the first film, General Shang asks Mulan for her hand in marriage and she happily accepts. Hearing about their engagement, Mushu is thrilled for them until the leader of the ancestors informs him that if Mulan gets married he will lose his job as a guardian dragon and have to leave Mulan and his pedestal, which is his place of honor as a guardian. The ancestors are happy with this because Mulan would be getting married to Shang, and would become a part of his family, which would require her to have his family ancestors and guardians. Wanting to keep his job and his friend, Mushu attempts to tear the couple apart, having noticed that they are not very compatible, while Cri-Kee tries to foil his attempts and keep the couple together. Meanwhile, the Emperor calls upon Mulan and General Shang to escort his three daughters, Princesses Mei, Ting-Ting and Su, across China to be betrothed to three princes so that an alliance can be formed with the kingdom of Qui Gong. If the task is not completed within three days, the alliance will crumble, and the Mongols will destroy China.
Teddy Bears' Picnic, 1h20
Directed by Harry Shearer
Origin USA
Actors John Michael Higgins, Ming-Na Wen, Henry Gibson, Peter Marshall, David Rasche, Brenda Strong
Roles Katy Woo
Rating40% 2.029132.029132.029132.029132.02913
Teddy Bears' Picnic covers an annual encampment of prominent male leaders at the Zambezi Glen, a thinly-veiled reference to the Bohemian Grove.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, 1h46
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Films about video games, Political films, Dystopian films, Impact events in fiction, Films based on video games, Disaster films
Actors Ming-Na Wen, Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Donald Sutherland, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi
Roles Dr. Aki Ross (voice)
Rating63% 3.1978953.1978953.1978953.1978953.197895
In 2065, Earth is infested by alien life forms known as Phantoms. By physical contact Phantoms consume the Gaia spirit of living beings, killing them instantly, though a minor contact may only result in an infection. The surviving humans live in "barrier cities", areas protected by an energy shield that prevents Phantoms from entering, and are engaged in an ongoing struggle to free the planet. After being infected by a Phantom during one of her experiments, Aki Ross (Ming-Na) and her mentor, Doctor Sid (Donald Sutherland), uncover a means of defeating the Phantoms by gathering eight spirit signatures that, when joined, can negate the Phantoms. Aki is searching for the sixth spirit in the ruins of New York City when she is cornered by Phantoms but is rescued by Gray Edwards (Alec Baldwin) and his squad "Deep Eyes", consisting of Ryan Whittaker (Ving Rhames), Neil Fleming (Steve Buscemi) and Jane Proudfoot (Peri Gilpin). It is revealed that Gray was once romantically involved with Aki.
Mulan
Mulan (1998)
, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Martial arts, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation, Martial arts
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Martial arts films, Films about insects, Films about dragons, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Ming-Na Wen, Lea Salonga, Eddie Murphy, Jackie Chan, B.D. Wong, Miguel Ferrer
Roles Mulan (voice)
Rating76% 3.80343.80343.80343.80343.8034
After the Huns, led by the ruthless Shan Yu, invade Han China, the Chinese emperor begins to command a general mobilization. Each family is given a conscription notice, requiring one man from each family to join the Chinese army. When Fa Mulan hears that her elderly father Fa Zhou, the only man in their family, is once more to go to war, she becomes anxious and apprehensive. She decides to deal with this herself by disguising herself as a man so that she can go to war instead of her father. When her family learns of Mulan's departure, they all become anxious. Grandmother Fa, Mulan's grandmother, prays to the family ancestors for Mulan's safety. The ancestors then order their "Great Stone Dragon" to protect Mulan. The ancestors are unaware that the statue of Great Stone Dragon failed to come to life, and that Mushu, a small dragon, is the one to go and protect Mulan.
Tempting Fate
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction
Actors Tate Donovan, Abraham Benrubi, Matt Craven, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Casnoff, Ming-Na Wen
Roles Ellen Moretti
Rating57% 2.8660652.8660652.8660652.8660652.866065
A Los Angeles scientist discovers a parallel Earth where everything is peaceful, there's no crime and Elvis Presley is still alive.
One Night Stand, 1h42
Directed by Mike Figgis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Erotic, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors Wesley Snipes, Nastassja Kinski, Kyle MacLachlan, Ming-Na Wen, Robert Downey Jr., Marcus T. Paulk
Roles Mimi Carlyle
Rating57% 2.8996852.8996852.8996852.8996852.899685
The film is narrated by Max Carlyle (Wesley Snipes). Max lives in Los Angeles, where he has a successful career directing television commercials and is happily married to Mimi (Ming-Na), with whom he has two children. While visiting New York City, Max meets Karen (Nastassja Kinski) by chance after missing a flight; circumstances keep bringing them together over the course of the evening, and they end up spending the night together. When he returns home, Max seems distant and unhappy, though Mimi can't tell why and Max won't say. A year later, Max and Mimi fly to New York to visit his close friend Charlie (Robert Downey, Jr.), who is near death from AIDS. Max meets Charlie's brother Vernon (Kyle MacLachlan) and is introduced to his new wife—Karen. Facing Karen sends Max into an emotional tailspin, and he realizes that he must tell Mimi the truth about his indiscretion.
Street Fighter, 1h42
Directed by Steven E. de Souza
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Monde imaginaire, Sports films, Martial arts films, Superhero films, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raúl Juliá, Ming-Na Wen, Kylie Minogue, Damian Chapa, Byron Mann
Roles Chun-Li Zang
Rating39% 1.9527251.9527251.9527251.9527251.952725
In the Southeast Asian nation of Shadaloo City, civil war has erupted between the forces of crazed military dictator General M. Bison (Raul Julia) and the Allied Nations, a multinational military force, led by their regional commander, Colonel William F. Guile. Bison has recently captured several A.N. relief workers, and via a live two-way radio broadcast, demands Guile secure a US$20 billion ransom in three days or else face responsibility for the hostages' deaths. Guile refuses and vows to track Bison down, but his assistant, Sergeant Cammy (Kylie Minogue) is only partially able to pinpoint Bison's location to the river-delta region outside the city. One of the hostages is Guile's close friend, Carlos "Charlie" Blanka (Robert Mammone), who Bison orders taken to his lab for his captive witch doctor, Dhalsim (Roshan Seth), to turn into the first of his supersoldiers. Though Charlie is severely disfigured by the procedure, Dhalsim secretly alters his cerebral programming to maintain Charlie's humanity.