Vivian Wu

Vivian Wu

Born: February 5, 1966
Age: 52
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
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Biography

Vivian Wu (simplified Chinese: 邬君梅; traditional Chinese: 鄔君梅; pinyin: Wū Jūnméi; born February 5, 1966) is a Chinese actress, known for her roles in The Last Emperor (1987), Heaven & Earth (1993), The Joy Luck Club (1993), and The Pillow Book (1996) and as the historical figure of Soong Mei-ling, commonly referred to as Madam Chiang Kai-shek, in The Soong Sisters (1997 film) and The Founding of a Republic (2009 film) and Departed Heroes (2011 TV series).

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Early life

Wu began acting at the age of fifteen in Shanghai Film Studio. In 1987, she attended the Hawaii Pacific University, studying tourism.

Career

Wu made her first film appearance in 1987, as Wenxiu in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor. She later appeared in the poorly received The Guyver, alongside Mark Hamill. She gained some critical acclaim, after appearing in The Joy Luck Club (1993), and The Pillow Book (1996), as Nagiko, a Japanese model, alongside Ewan McGregor. Beside films, she has also worked in television, making guest appearances in shows, such as The Untouchables, L.A. Law, Tales from the Crypt, Highlander: The Series, JAG, Murder, She Wrote, F/X: The Series, ER, and Ghost Whisperer. She also starred in the live action video game Supreme Warrior (1994). As May-Lin Eng in Eve and the Fire Horse (2005), Wu gained an Genie Award nomination. She also appeared in the Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb as Mei Ying.

She was chosen by People as one of The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1990.

Personal life

Wu married Oscar L. Costo, director and producer on December 30, 1996.

Filmography

  • The Last Emperor (1987)
  • Iron & Silk (1990)
  • Shadow of China (1990)
  • The Guyver (1991)
  • Heaven & Earth (1993)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
  • The Joy Luck Club (1993)
  • Vanishing Son (TV) (1994)
  • Woman Rose (1996)
  • The Pillow Book (1996)
  • The Soong Sisters (1997)
  • A Bright Shining Lie (1998) (TV Film)
  • The Legend of Pig Eye (1998)
  • Blindness (1998)
  • 8½ Women (1999)
  • Dinner Rush (2000)
  • Roses Are Red (2000)
  • Red Skies (2002)
  • Encrypt (2003)
  • Beauty Remains (2005)
  • Kinamand (2005)
  • Eve and the Fire Horse (2005)
  • Shanghai Red (2006)
  • Desires of the Heart (2008)
  • The Founding of a Republic (2009)
  • Shanghai Blue (2010)
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)
  • The Story of a Piano (2011)
  • Departed Heroes (2011)
  • To Forgive (2012)
  • Judge Zhan (2012)
  • The Palace (2013)
  • Feed Me (2013)
  • Who is Undercover (2014)
  • The Queens (2015)
  • Go Lala Go 2 (2015)
  • Everybody's Fine (2016)
  • Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace (2017)

TV series

  • Millennium "Siren" (1998)
  • Dwelling Narrowness (2009)
  • Strange World (1999 - 2000)
  • Highlander: The Series (1994) May-ling Shen
  • Tales from the Crypt "Comes the Dawn" (1995) Jeri Drumbeater

Video games

  • Supreme Warrior (1995)

[ Source: Wikipedia ]