Ming-Na first won attention with her touching and critically acclaimed performance as June in the feature film THE JOY LUCK CLUB. But she is most noted for her portrayal of Dr. Jing-Mei Chen on the hit show ER. Other series have included SGU STARGATE UNIVERSE and EUREKA.
Ming-Na received the first contract role for an Asian-American actor in a daytime drama when she won the part of Lien Hughes on “As the World Turns.” Other television credits include “Law and Order SVU,” “Boston Legal,” “The George Lopez Show,” “Private Practice,” and “Two and a Half Men.”
The diverse actress proved she was able to play more than the gentle wallflower June in “The Joy Luck Club,” when she tackled the roles of Chun-Li, the butt-kicking female lead in “Streetfighter”; and as the sex-hungry wife Mimi in director Mike Figgis’ film “One Night Stand.”
Ming-Na is proud to be the title voice of “Mulan,” Disney’s animated feature (for which she won an Annie Award) as well as the lead voice of Aki Ross in the stunning CGI animated film “Final Fantasy.” The talented actress has also has lent her voice for the shows Phineus and Ferb and Ni Hao Kai Lan; as well as documentaries and children’s books.
Ming can currently be seen as one of the leads of Joss Whedon’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC. She will also be seen in the upcoming Blumhouse feature film 6 MIRANDA DRIVE opposite Kevin Bacon.
Ming-Na has been included in People magazine’s list of the 50 most beautiful people; was named one of the 100 most influential Asian Americans of the past decade by aMagazine; and was inducted into the Committee of 100. She cherishes her family time with her husband and their two children. She also enjoys painting, photography, scrap booking and decorating. Her birthday is November 20.