Ming-Na Wen was born on the 20th of November, 1963 in Coloane, Portuguese Macau, China. Her parents, mother, Lin Chan Wen, and father divorced when Ming was just a little girl. As to the siblings, she is the youngest in the family and she has a brother, Jonathan. Later, when her mother married again, they welcomed Ming’s younger brother Leong and moved to United States of America. She spent her childhood and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she entered the high school. While being a teenager, she had a job in her stepfather family's restaurant called Chinatown Inn in downtown Pittsburgh's Chinatown. During the formative years, she attended Carnegie Mellon University and graduated from it with high a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre.

As to the career, her debut as an actress happened in 1985, when she performed one of the roles in the children's television series “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood”. Later, for three years, she was Lien Hughes on the soap opera “As the World Turns”. Soon she was seen in the film “The Joy Luck Club” which got many approvals. She became famous due to the role of Dr. Jing Mei “Deb” Chen in the NBC drama ER. Since that time, she was noticed not only in cinematograph of America but also in the countries all over the world. Ming was invited to put her voice on such heroine like Mulan and on the video game Kingdom Hearts II.

She also provided sound for Aki Ross in the computer animated film “Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within”, and Detective Ellen Yin in the animated series “The Batman”. Besides, she was the voice actress for Jade, a secondary character in the HBO animated series “Spawn”. In 2005, she performed the main character on the NBC drama series “Inconceivable”. Since 2013, she has been playing Agent Melinda May in the ABC action drama series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. Currently, she is one of the most notable persons in Hollywood. There are thousands of fans following her. Thanks to her persistent work, Ming’s net worth is estimated to be nearly $5 million dollars.

As to the personal life in her biography, she has been married twice. Before her first marriage, for about four years, she has been dating with a famous Australian actor Brett Hinch. Later, she met her future husband and fell in love with him. Kirk Aanes, a writer of American films, and Ming married in 1990. Only three years after, they divorced. The reason is still unknown. Two years later, Ming married Eric Michael Zee. They seem to be happy together and they also have two children. The spouse has a daughter, Michaela Kitlin, and a son, Cooper Dominic Zee. According to wiki and other websites, nowadays they are living in Calabasas, California. Michaela has followed her mother's footsteps in voice-acting, and voices Princess Jun in the Disney Channel show Sofia The First.

Last Modified: Mar 11, 2020

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