June 28, 2022

Kelly Hu Biography, Age, Scorpion King, Movies, Tv Shows

Kelly Hu Biography

Kelly Hu (Kelly Ann Hu) is an American actress, voice artist, former fashion model and beauty queen who was Miss Teen USA 1985 and Miss Hawaii USA 1993. Hu starred as Dr. Rae Chang on the American television soap opera Sunset Beach and as Michelle Chan on the American television police drama series Nash Bridges. She has also starred in numerous films including The Scorpion King (2002) as Cassandra, Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) as Sona, X2 as Yuriko Oyama/Lady Deathstrike (2003), The Tournament (2009) as Lai Lai Zhen, and White Frog in 2012.

Hu has had recurring roles as Pearl on the CW series The Vampire Diaries, as China White on the CW series Arrow, as Abigail Cho on the Syfy series Warehouse 13, as Stacy Hirano in the animated series Phineas and Ferb and as Oroku Karai/Hamato Miwa on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Kelly Hu Age

Hu is 50 years old born on  February 13, 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Kelly Hu Career

Hu modeled in Japan and Italy, and became well known in the latter as the star of a series of television advertisements for Philadelphia brand cream cheese, playing as Kaori, a young Japanese college student.

In 1993 Hu won the title of Miss Hawaii USA, becoming the first former Miss Teen USA to win a Miss USA state title. In the 1993 Miss USA pageant, held in Wichita, Kansas, Hu entered the top 10 in second place, after winning the preliminary interview competition and placing second and third, respectively, in swimsuit and evening gown. Hu then made the top 6 ranked second, winning the top 10 evening gown competition and placing second in swimsuit. Hu was eliminated in 4th place after the judges’ questions, just 2/100 of a point from the final three.

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In 1987 Hu moved to Los Angeles and began her acting career, with a guest starring role as Mike Seaver’s Hawaiian love interest on the sitcom Growing Pains. She followed this with appearances on various television series, including Night Court, Tour of Duty, 21 Jump Street and Melrose Place. Hu’s first film role was in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan. Hu starred as an undercover police officer in the film No Way Back in 1995. In 1997, Hu was cast as Dr. Rae Chang on Sunset Beach for six months. Afterwards, she was cast as police officers Michelle Chan in the television series Nash Bridges and Pei Pei “Grace” Chen on Martial Law. Her subsequent film appearances include The Scorpion King (2002), Cradle 2 the Grave in 2003, and X2 in 2003 as Yuriko Oyama/Deathstrike.

On the last three episodes of the television series Threat Matrix in 2004, she was Agent Mia Chen. Hu also starred in 2005’s Underclassman alongside Nick Cannon and in 2006’s Americanese, Undoing and Devil’s Den. During the first quarter of 2007, she completed filming the film Stilletto, followed by Farmhouse.

Hu began appearing in a full-time role on the television series In Case of Emergency in January 2007. She played Kelly Lee, a Korean American woman who accidentally reunites with her high school classmates and realizes none of them grew up according to their high school plans. The show did not have a successful run, being cancelled after airing 12 episodes and leaving its season finale un-aired. The same year Hu appeared in films The Air I Breathe and Shanghai Kiss.

She appeared in the film The Tournament as Lai-Lai Zhen in 2009. Hu developed the character JIA for Secret Identities in April 2009: The Asian American Superhero Anthology. Hu was the first guest actor to cross over between the television series NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS, playing Lee Wuan Kai in a two-episode arc within both series. Hu guest-starred as a vampire named Pearl on the CW television series The Vampire Diaries in 2010 and 2011.

Hu began a recurring role on the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0 in 2010. In 2012, Hu was cast in the role of Karai in the animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. She said: “It wouldn’t quite be the first time I played a ninja, I think. Yeah, I don’t know why people think I’m dangerous, but for some reason, I keep getting these roles for the ninja, assassin, bodyguard, bad-girl type.” She joined the cast of the series Warehouse 13 as Abigail Cho in 2013, the new owner of the Warehouse-connected B&B.

Hu also provided voice talents in video games including Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II The Sith Lords as Visas Marr, the Sith woman who joins the Jedi Exile’s party, and Batman: Arkham Origins as Lady Shiva, among the eight assassins hired by Black Mask to kill Batman. In a personal first, she lent both her face and voice to the in-game character Khai Minh Dao in Battlefield Hardline, who partnered alongside the protagonist in roughly half of the game levels.

Hu has been featured twice in Maxim magazine in May 2002 and in May 2005. She became the face of Viagra, appearing in the commercials in 2015.

Kelly Hu Activism

Hu has supported the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment and starred in a public service announcement for them titled “The Least Likely” in 2004 to encourage young Asian Americans to register and vote.

Hu was a driver in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race a national fund-raising program supporting children’s hospitals throughout the United States in 2007. Hu was a celebrity host for Save the Children’s “Caring for Japan’s Keiki” a benefit for Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims in April 2011. Also in 2011 she hosted a Celebrity Poker Tournament in support for Best Buddies International, a charity to which she has given support for several years.

Hu participated in a video for Barack Obama produced by will.i.am called “Yes We Can” in January 2008. She campaigned for Obama in Hawaii in the run-up to the February 19, 2008 Democratic caucuses. Hu also appeared in another viral video in support of Obama in February 2008, “Sí Se Puede Cambiar”, written and performed by Andrés Useche, directed by Eric Byler. Hu was the emcee of the Asian American Action Fund’s annual fundraiser on June 10, 2008. In 2008, She was present at the DNC national convention.

Hu has been active to protect the Hawaiian ecology. She supported Reef Check Hawaii by running in and successfully completing the Honolulu Marathon to raise awareness for the organization. Hu also gave support to the Shark Fin Ban which took effect in Hawaii July 2010. This made it illegal to possess, sell, or distribute shark fins in Hawaii.

Kelly Hu Scorpion King

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Kelly Hu Movies And Tv Shows

Movies

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1989

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

Eva Watanabe

1991

The Doors

Dorothy

1991

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

Suzie

1993

Surf Ninjas

Ro-May

1995

No Way Back

Seiko Kobayashi

1995

Strange Days

Anchor woman

1997

Fakin’ da Funk

Kwee-Me

2002

The Scorpion King

Cassandra

2003

Cradle 2 the Grave

Sona

2003

X2

Yuriko Oyama/Lady Deathstrike

2005

Underclassman

Lisa Brooks

2006

Americanese

Brenda Nishitani

2006

Undoing

Vera

2006

Devil’s Den

Caitlin

2007

Shanghai Kiss

Micki Yang

2007

Succubus: Hell-Bent

Detective Pei

Direct-to-video

2007

The Air I Breathe

Jiyoung

2008

Stiletto

Detective Hanover

2008

Dead Space: Downfall

Shen (voice)

Direct-to-video

2008

Farm House

Lilith

2008

Dim Sum Funeral

Cindy

2009

Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword

Miyumi/Miss Mirimoto (voice)

Direct-to-video

2009

The Tournament

Lai Lai Zhen

2010

Batman: Under the Red Hood

Ms. Li (voice)

Direct-to-video

2011

What Women Want

Girl in lotto commercial

2011

Almost Perfect

Vanessa Lee

2011

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

Laira (voice)

Direct-to-video

2012

White Frog

May Chung

2013

The Haumana

Linda

2013

They Die by Dawn

N/A

Short film

2014

Age of Tomorrow

Dr. Gordon

2014

Death Valley

Greenstreet

2016

Beyond the Game

2016

Finding Kukan

Voice of Li Ling-Ai as a young woman

Documentary

2016

Kepler’s Dream

Irene

In post-production

2017

Maximum Impact

Kate

Shows

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1987–88

Growing Pains

Melia

3 episodes

1988

Night Court

Krista

2 episodes

1989

Tour of Duty

Vietnamese DJ

Episode: “Saigon: Part 2”

1989

21 Jump Street

Kim Van Luy

Episode: “The Dragon and the Angel”

1990

CBS Schoolbreak Special

Emily

Episode: “American Eyes”

1993

Raven

Pele

Episode: “Heat”

1994

Burke’s Law

Dawn

Episode: “Who Killed the Beauty Queen?”

1994

Melrose Place

Andrea

Episode: “Parting Glances”

1994

Renegade

Kathy Maruyama

Episode: “Black Wind”

1995

Maybe This Time

Jennifer

Episode: “Please Re-Lease Me”

1996

Star Command

Ens. Yukiko Fujisaki

Television film

1996

Murder One

Natalie Cheng

2 episodes

1996

The Sentinel

Christine

Episode: “Cypher”

1996

One West Waikiki

Dr. Midori

Episode: “Battle of the Titans”

1996

Pacific Blue

Wendy Trang

Episode: “The Enemy Within”

1996

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Ms. Jones

Episode: “The Second Episode”

1997

Sunset Beach

Rae Chang

Role held: January 7 – June 5, 1997

1997–98

Nash Bridges

Insp. Michelle Chan

Main cast (seasons 3–4); 14 episodes

1998

Malcolm & Eddie

Wendy

Episode: “Car Trouble”

1998–2000

Martial Law

Grace “Pei Pei” Chen

Main cast; 44 episodes

2003

Boomtown

Rachel Durrel

2 episodes

2004

Threat Matrix

Agent Mia Chen

3 episodes

2004

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear

Lana

Television film

2005–06

CSI: NY

Detective Kaile Maka

4 episodes

2005–08

Robot Chicken

Various voices

5 episodes

2005

Mayday

Sharon Crandall

Television film

2006

Las Vegas

Natalie Ko

Episode: “Died in Plain Sight”

2007

In Case of Emergency

Kelly Lee

Main cast; 13 episodes

2007

Afro Samurai

Okiku (voice)

English dub; episode: “The Dream Reader”

2007–15

Phineas and Ferb

Stacy Hirano (voice)

80 episodes

2008–09

Army Wives

Jordana Davis

4 episodes

2008

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Kelly Sun

Episode: “Smut”

2009

Numbers

Alice Chen

Episode: “Trouble in Chinatown”

2009

The Spectacular Spider-Man

Sha Shan Nguyen

5 episodes

2009

In Plain Sight

Jane Kwan / Ahn Li

Episode: “Let’s Get It Ahn”

2009

NCIS: Los Angeles

Lee Wuan Kai

Episode: “Killshot”

2009

NCIS

Lee Wuan Kai

Episode: “Endgame”

2010–11

The Vampire Diaries

Pearl

8 episodes

2010–11

Hawaii Five-0

Laura Hills

3 episodes

2011–13

Young Justice

Cheshire, Paula Crock, Lian Nguyen-Harper (voice)

10 episodes

2011

Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension

Stacy Hirano (voice)

Television film

2011

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Angie Salinger

Episode: “Bittersweet”

2012

Fairly Legal

Lydia

Episode: “Shine a Light”

2012

Breakout Kings

Kendra Park

Episode: “SEALd Fate”

2012–17

Arrow

China White / Chien Na Wei

10 episodes

2013

Castle

Scarlet Jones

Episode: “Death Gone Crazy”

2013

Hell’s Kitchen

Herself

Episode: “8 Chefs Compete

2012–17

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Karai / Hamato Miwa (voice)

Recurring role

2013–14

Warehouse 13

Abigail Cho

6 episodes

2014

The 100

Callie “Cece” Cartwig

Episode: “Pilot”

2014

High School Possession

Denise Brady

Television film

2015

Being Mary Jane

Episode: “Some Things Are Black and White”

2017

Gap Year

Vanessa

Episode: “Nepal: The End”

2017

The Orville

Union Admiral Ozawa

2 episodes

2017

NCIS: New Orleans

Dr. Anna Yoon

Episode: “The Accident”

2018

Tangled: The Series

Adira

Major recurring role

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