Well, here we are, folks. Another year that has simultaneously lasted a decade while flying by in the blink of an eye. But before we jump on the clean slate that it’s 2022, we want to end the year on the high with one last Wednesday of world-class Woman Crush to pay tribute to an incredible actress who has helped make 2021 a great year for women in the world. cinema. and television. This week, we celebrate a wonderful woman who has spent the past decades delivering performances that have positively impacted the lives of many, as well as leaving a lasting impression on the entertainment industry as we know it. So without further ado, leave it for your WCW, the magnificent Ming-Na Wen!
WHO IS THAT GAL: Ming-Na Wen
BECAUSE THEY WERE DEVASTATING: Wen repeats it The mandalorian role as Fennec Shand in the next Disney + Original qualification The Boba Fett Book, which premieres on the platform today, December 29. The Space West action-adventure series follows the famous Star Wars the bounty hunter Boba (Temuera Morrison) Fett and the elite mercenary and assassin Fennec Shan (Wen) as they attempt to make a name for themselves in their galaxy’s criminal underworld by taking control of territory that had been under the thumb (or, more accurately, slimy tail) of Jabba the Hutt. This long-awaited spin-off of The mandalorian stars Morrison, Wen and Matt Berry, and includes special guests such as Jennifer Beals, David Pasquesi and Sophie Thatcher, so you can trust that between their combined acting excellence and the passion and skill of show creator Jon Favreau, The Boba Fett Book it’s guaranteed to be an out-of-this-world hit. Make sure to check out each episode as soon as they are released weekly, only on Disney +.
WHERE HAVE YOU SEEN IT BEFORE: Wen’s on-screen career began in 1985, when she appeared as a real trumpeter in two episodes of the beloved children’s educational show. Mr. Rogers neighborhood. Just three years later, Wen was taking on a recurring role that helped her become a household name by playing Lien Hughes on the CBS soap opera. As the world turns until 1991. And if the actress wasn’t widely known back then, well, she definitely was in 1995, a year in which she took on recurring roles as Dr. Jing-Mei “Deb” Chen on the NBC medical drama. IS, and like Trudy on the NBC sitcom The single boy (positions he held until 2004 and 1997, respectively). By this time, Wen was also dabbling in film work, with roles in such films as the 1993 drama. The Club of Joy and luck, 1994 action-adventure Street Fighter, and 1997 drama One night standing.
However, it was in 1998 that Wen landed his biggest role to date, playing the titular Fa Mulan in Disney’s animated musical adventure film. Mulan (and for which he won an Annie award that year). From there, he constantly built an incredible filmography spanning all kinds of genres and media, including shows like El batman, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Robot chicken, Inconceivable, Phineas y Ferb, Stargate universe, Eureka, Y Nashville, as well as in movies like 2001 science fiction Befinal fantasy: inner spirits, 2008 slasher Night dance, 2009 superhero thriller Push, and supernatural horror of 2016 Darkness, and even in video games like Street Fighter: The Movie, Kingdom Hearts II, Y Lego Marvel Avengers.
In recent years, Wen has continued to kill on screens big and small, showcasing his hard-earned acting repertoire in series and Agents of protection, HotStreets, Fresco Outside the boat, The mandalorian, Awkwafina is Nora from Queens, Yasuke, Y Very smartand making memorable appearances in movies like the 2018 animated comedy Ralph rompe Internet, 2020 action fantasy drama Mulanand 2020 drama Perla. Clearly, Wen is a dedicated actress who has been working for years, and it shows in the memorable performances she has given us over and over again. For many more years!
WHERE YOU WILL SEE IT AGAIN: Fortunately, you won’t have to wait long to see more of Wen. She is set to play Matriarch Fong Wing in the 2022 animated comedy adventure series. Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, which narrates the adventures of a young Sam Wing (Izaac Wang) and Gizmo (AJ LoCascio) the Mogwai in China. Wen will also appear as a character named Ivy in the upcoming musical film. Shine and doom, which follows a musician and carefree boy as they fall in love at first sight, and also features Alex Diaz, Alan Cammish, Missi Pyle, Tig Notaro, and Lea DeLaria.