Full Name: Kelly Ann Hu
Birth Date: February 13, 1968
Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Height: 5' 5"
Quote: "The hardest point in my life right now is trying to figure out what I'm gonna wear."
Kelly Hu Biography
Kelly Ann Hu was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her ethnic background is a mixture of Chinese, Hawaiian, and English. Hu has had a lifelong interest in singing and dancing. She has also been interested in martial arts since her early childhood, when her older brother would arrange for her to fight neighborhood boys. Hu's cousin was a successful model in Japan and Hu decided to follow her example. To gain publicity, she entered Miss Teen USA contest in 1985 and became the first Asian American to win the title. Ironically she found out after winning that she was prohibited from appearing in non-contest related activities for the year of her reign. Hu also won the title of Miss Hawaii USA in 1993.
After working in Japan and Italy (where she became well-known as the star of a series of ads for Philadelphia brand cream cheese), Hu moved to Los Angeles and began her acting career in 1987 with a guest starring role on the sitcom Growing Pains. Hu followed this with appearances on series such as Night Court, Tour of Duty, 21 Jump Street, and Melrose Place and her first movie role in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan.
In 1995, Hu played an undercover police officer in the movie No Way Back. While the movie was not a major success it opened a new career direction for Hu in action adventure roles. She was then cast as Dr. Rae Chang on Sunset Beach for six months in 1997. Afterwards, Hu was cast as police officers Michelle Chan in the television series Nash Bridges (1997-1998) and Chen Pei Pei on Martial Law (1998-2000). Her subsequent movie appearances include The Scorpion King (2002), Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) and X2 (2003). She provided voice talents for the popular video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords as Visas Marr, the Sith woman who joins the Exile's party.
Hu resides in Brentwood, California where she is co-owner of a restaurant Basic Bites.
Kelly Hu Filmography
"In Case of Emergency"
- Pilot (2006) TV Episode .... Dara Lee
Expats (2007) (pre-production) .... Vanilla Manilla
The Air I Breathe (2006) (post-production) .... Jiyoung
Succubus: Hell Bent (2006) (post-production) .... Detective Pei
Shanghai Kiss (2006) (post-production) .... Micki
The Devil's Den (2006) (post-production)
Americanese (2006) .... Brenda Nishitani
"CSI: NY" .... Detective Kaile Maka
Mayday (2005) (TV) .... Sharon Crandall
Underclassman (2005) .... Lisa Brooks
- That Hurts Me (2005) TV Episode (voice) .... Julie Chen
Undoing (2005) .... Vera
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords (2004) (VG) (voice) .... Visas Marr
... aka Star Wars: KOTOR II (USA: short title)
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004) (TV) .... Lana
- Extremist Makeover (2004) TV Episode .... Agent Mia Chen
- 19 Seconds (2004) TV Episode .... Agent Mia Chen
- Cambodia (2004) TV Episode .... Agent Mia Chen
- Inadmissible (2003) TV Episode .... Rachel Durrell
- The Love of Money (2003) TV Episode .... Rachel Durrell
X2 (2003) .... Yuriko Oyama/Deathstrike
... aka X-Men 2 (Singapore: English title) (USA: working title)
... aka X-2 (USA: poster title)
... aka X-Men 2: X-Men United (USA: promotional title)
... aka X2: X-Men United (USA: promotional title)
Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) .... Sona
The Scorpion King (2002) .... Cassandra
"Martial Law" .... Chen Pei Pei (Grace Chen) (1998-2000)
- How Sammo Got His Groove Back (1998) TV Episode .... Chen Pei Pei
"Nash Bridges" .... Insp. Michelle Chan (1997-1998)
... aka Bridges
"Malcolm & Eddie"
- Car Trouble (1998) TV Episode .... Wendy
"Sunset Beach" (1997) TV Series .... Rae Chang (1997)
Fakin' Da Funk (1997)
"Mr. & Mrs. Smith"
- The Second Episode (1996) TV Episode .... Ms. Jones
- The Enemy Within (1996) TV Episode .... Wendy Trang
"One West Waikiki"
- Battle of the Titans (1996) TV Episode .... Dr. Midori
- Cypher (1996) TV Episode .... Christine
- Chapter Twenty (1996) TV Episode .... Natalie Cheng
- Chapter Nineteen (1996) TV Episode .... Natalie Cheng
Star Command (1996) (TV) .... Ens. Yukiko Fujisaki
... aka In the Fold (USA)
Strange Days (1995) .... Anchor Woman
"Maybe This Time"
- Please Re-Lease Me (1995) TV Episode .... Jennifer
No Way Back (1995) .... Seiko Kobayashi
- Black Wind (1994) TV Episode .... Kathy Maruyama
- Parting Glances (1994) TV Episode .... Andrea
Surf Ninjas (1993) .... Ro-May
... aka Surf Warriors
- Heat (1993) TV Episode .... Pele
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) .... Suzie
The Doors (1991) (as Kelly Ann Hu) .... Dorothy
American Eyes (1991) (TV)
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) .... Eva Watanabe
"21 Jump Street"
- The Dragon and the Angel (1989) TV Episode .... Kim Van Luy
"Tour of Duty"
- Saigon: Part 2 (1989) TV Episode .... Vietnamese DJ
- Saigon: Part 1 (1989) TV Episode (voice) .... Vietnamese DJ
- Danny Got His Gun: Part 2 (1988) TV Episode .... Kista
- Danny Got His Gun: Part 3 (1988) TV Episode .... Kista
- Great Expectations (1988) TV Episode (as Kelly Ann Hu) .... Melia
- Aloha: Part 1 (1987) TV Episode (as Kelly Ann Hu) .... Melia
- Aloha: Part 2 (1987) TV Episode (as Kelly Ann Hu) .... Melia
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