Ming-Na Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
Early Years and Education
Ming-Na Wen was born on 20th November 1963 in Coloane, Portuguese Macau. Due to her parents divorcing, Wen moved to Hong Kong with her mother. Her mother remarried, and when Wen was four years of age, the family migrated to New York City.
Five years later, Wen and her family moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Wen's parents opened a restaurant called The Chinatown Inn. Wen studied at Mount Lebanon High School. After graduation, she enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University, and she graduated in 1986.
In 1985, Ming-Na Wen got her first television role. It was for a children's show called Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. She then joined the cast of As the World Turns in 1988, and she remained in the show until 1991. Wen's first significant debut on the movie screen was in The Joy Luck Club (1993). She then joined the cast of E.R.
Wen proved popular with viewers and had constant work on both television and in film. Her television appearances have been on such shows as Two and a Half Men, Boston Legal, and Stargate Universe.
Wen's movies include One Night Stand (1997), Prom Night (2008), and The Darkness (2016). Between 1993 and 2018, Wen acted in 20 movies. From 1985 to 2020, she has appeared in over 40 television series. This includes Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which began in 2013 and is still running. As a result, she has been in over 116 episodes thus far.
Ming-Na Wen has also been in two web series and seven video games.
Awards and Honors
Nominated for seven awards, Ming-Na has won four of them. Her wins include an Annie Award and a Disney Legend Award.
Ming-Na Wen married Kirk Aanes, an American film writer, in 1990. The couple divorced in 1993. In 1995, Wen married Eric Michael Zee, and the couple has two children.