Ming Na Wen Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Ming-Na Wen was born on the 20th November 1963, in Coloane, Portugese Macau, and is an actress best known to the world as Jing-Mei Chen in the TV series “ER” from 1995 until 2004, as Doctor Aki Ross in the film “Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within” (2001), and as Melinda May in the TV series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013-2017). Her career has been active since the mid- 1980s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Ming-Na Wen is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Wen`s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry.

Ming Na Wen Net Worth $5 Million

Although born in Coloane, Ming`s parents divorced when she was still a toddler, and her mother moved her with her to Hong Kong, alongside Jonathan, who was Ming`s older brother. Her mother then married Soon Lim Yee, and they all migrated to the USA, finding a place in Harlem, New York, but later settling in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There Ming attended high school, and during those years she gained working habits, as she was employed at her stepfather`s restaurant Chinatown Inn, which still operates today.

After matriculation, Ming enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre.

Ming made her TV debut in the children show “Mister Roger`s Neighborhood” in 1985, and three years later was selected for the role of Lien Hughes in the soap opera “As the World Turns” (1988-1991). With the beginning of the 1990s, Ming became more involved in the acting world, making her film debut in “Rain Without Thunder”, and continued with roles in “Blind Spot” (1993), with Joanne Woodward and Laura Linney in lead roles, and “The Joy Luck Club” (1993), for which she received praise as did the whole film. The following year, Ming had a supporting role in the film “Street Fighter” with Jean-Claude Van Damme and Raul Julia as leads, and in 1995 she was selected for the role of Jing-Mei Chen in the TV series “ER”, in which she appeared until 2004, which only increased her net worth by a large margin.

Wen stayed active elsewhere too, and landed roles in such productions as “The Single Guy” (1995-1997), “One Night Stand” (1997) starring Wesley Snipes and Nastassja Kinski, while in 1998 she gave her voice to the title character Mulan in the Disney film, and repeated her role in the sequel “Mulan 2” in 2004. In 2001 she was the voice of Dr. Aki Ross in “Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within”, and a year later lent her voice to Mei-Ling from in “A Ribbon of Dreams”. All added to her net worth.

After her tenure in “ER” ended, Ming-Na continued with voice and screen roles, featuring in such series and films as “The Batman” (2004-2005), giving voice to Detective Ellen Yin, and in 2006 she appeared as Agent Lin Mei in the TV series “Vanished” (2006). From 2008 until 2014 she was the voice of Dr. Hirano in “Phineas and Ferb”, while in 2009 she was chosen for the role of Camille Wray in the TV series “SGU Stargate Universe” (2009-2011), which only increased further her net worth. Since 2013 she has been portraying Melinda May in Marvel`s TV series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”, with Clark Gregg and Chloe Bennet among other stars, which has also added a substantial amount to her net worth.

Thanks to her skills, Ming-Na has received several prestigious nominations and awards, including Annie Award in category Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Feature Production for her work on “Mulan” (1998), among others.

Regarding her personal life, Ming-Na has been married to Eric Michael Zee since 1995; the couple has two children. Previously she was married to film writer Kirk Aanes from 1990 until 1993, and was in a relationship with actor Brett Hinch from 1985 until 1989.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 20, 1963
Birth place: Coloane, Macau
Height:1.63 m
Profession:Actresses
Education:Carnegie Mellon University
Nationality:American, Chinese, Macanese
Spouse:Eric Michael Zee (m. 1995), Kirk Aanes (m. 1990–1993)
Children:Michaela Zee, Cooper Dominic Zee
Parents:Lin Chan Wen
Siblings:Jonathan Wen, Leong Yee
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Her character on Eureka was named after her daughter Michaela Wen.
2Speaks Mandarin, as do her daughter and son.
3One of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the World (2008).
4Chosen by Goldsea Asian-American Daily as one of the "100 Most Inspiring Asian Americans of All Time" (ranked #49).
5Second child, a boy named Cooper Dominic, was born on 13 October 2005 at 2:23 at St. John Hospital in Santa Monica. He weighed in at 8 lbs, 9 oz.
6First child, daughter Michaela, born on November 21, 2000.
7Graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1981.
8Graduated from Carnegie Mellon University.
9She was one of the very first Chinese-American actresses to have a contract role, on the TV series As the World Turns (1956).


Quotes

#Quote
1[2014, The Arsenio Hall Show (2013), on Street Fighter (1994) ] It's a good movie if you're drunk.
2I'm not one of those actresses that's going to feel like I never achieved my dreams and goals and just get disgruntled and hate everything about the business. I've had so much fun.
3I'm as proud to be Chinese as I am American.
4I'm trying to show I'm a trained actress - I can transform myself into different characters. I'm not just an ingenue.
5What I want is the same opportunities as anyone to get a part.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Family ActressMulan (1998)
1998AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Feature ProductionMulan (1998)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Family TV ActressAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Actress in a New TV Series
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)· Anthony Edwards
· Laura Innes
· Alex Kingston
· Eriq La Salle
· Julianna Margulies
· Kellie Martin
· Paul McCrane
· Michael Michele
· Erik Palladino
· Maura Tierney
· Goran Visnjic
· Noah Wyle
1999OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceMulan (1998)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Cyclone2012VideoDr. Jenna Sparks (as Ming-Na)
Eureka2011-2012TV SeriesU.S. Senator Michaela Wen
SGU Stargate Universe2009-2011TV SeriesCamile Wray Camille Wray
SGU Stargate Universe Kino2009-2011TV Mini-SeriesCamile Wray
BoyBand2010Judy Roberts (as Ming-Na)
Two and a Half Men2007-2010TV SeriesLinda Harris Linda Judge Linda Harris
Push2009Emily Wu (as Ming-Na)
Defense Grid: The Awakening2008Video GameGeneral Cai (voice)
Boston Legal2008TV SeriesMing Wang Shu
Private Practice2008TV SeriesKara Wei
Prom Night2008/IDr. Elisha Crowe (as Ming Wen)
Ni Hao, Kai-Lan2007TV SeriesGui Nai Nai
American Masters2007TV Series documentaryNarrator
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+2007Video GameFa Mulan Ping (English version, voice, as Ming-Na)
Vanished2006TV SeriesAgent Lin Mei
George Lopez2006TV SeriesProfessor Lim
Kingdom Hearts II2005Video GameMulan (English version, voice, as Ming-Na)
The Batman2004-2005TV SeriesDetective Ellen Yin
Inconceivable2005TV SeriesRachel Lu
The World of Mulan2005Video shortMulan (as Ming-Na)
ER1995-2004TV SeriesJing-Mei Chen
Mulan II2004VideoMulan (voice, as Ming-Na)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2004TV SeriesLi Mei
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius2004TV SeriesPeggy Tsu
Perfection2004ShortWoman (as Ming-Na)
A Ribbon of Dreams2002Mei-Ling (voice, as Ming-Na)
House of Mouse2002TV SeriesMulan
Teddy Bears' Picnic2002Katy Woo (as Ming-Na)
I Got You2002TV Movie as Ming-Na
Aki's Dream2001Video shortDoctor Aki Ross (voice, as Ming-Na)
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within2001Doctor Aki Ross (voice, as Ming-Na)
Outreach1999TV SeriesDr. Sara Kwan
Spawn1998-1999TV SeriesLisa Wu / Jade
Mulan Story Studio1998Video GameMulan (voice, as Ming-Na)
12 Bucks1998Gorgeous
Reflections on Ice: Michelle Kwan Skates to the Music of Disney's 'Mulan'1998TV MovieFa Mulan / Fa Ping (voice, as Ming-Na)
Mulan1998Mulan (voice)
Tempting Fate1998TV MovieEllen Moretti
One Night Stand1997Mimi Carlyle
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1997TV SeriesLani
The Single Guy1995-1997TV SeriesTrudy
Street Fighter: The Movie1995Video GameChun-Li
Terminal Voyage1994Han
Street Fighter1994Chun-Li
Hong Kong 971994Katie Chun
Vanishing Son IV1994TV MovieMai
All-American Girl1994TV SeriesAmy
Vanishing Son II1994TV MovieMai
The Joy Luck Club1993June - The Daughter
Blind Spot1993TV MovieMitsuko
Rain Without Thunder1992'Uudie' Prisoner (as Ming Na Wen)
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood1985TV SeriesRoyal Trumpeter #3
As the World Turns1956TV SeriesLien Hughes #1 (1988-1991)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.2013-2017TV SeriesMelinda May
Milo Murphy's Law2016TV SeriesSavannah
The Darkness2016/IWendy Richards
Lego Marvel's Avengers2016Video GameAgent Melinda May (voice, uncredited)
Robot Chicken2005-2015TV SeriesMing Ming Duckling Tina Nguyen Mary Kate Olsen ...
Disney Infinity 3.02015Video GameMulan (voice, as Ming-Na)
Killer App2015TV Movie
Sofia the First2014TV SeriesMulan
April Rain2014Hillary Miller
Phineas and Ferb2008-2014TV SeriesDr. Hirano / Teen Ginger Hirano
Nashville2013TV SeriesCalista Reeve
Habit Heroes - Version 22013Video shortDirector Jin
Adventure Time2012TV SeriesFinn's Mom

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mulan II2004Video performer: "Lesson Number One"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Screen Junkies Show2014TV Series thanks - 1 episode
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe2014TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con2016TV SeriesHerself
Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years2016TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 42nd Annual People's Choice Awards2016TV MovieHerself
A Director Prepares: Bobby Roth's Masterclass2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood Game Night2015TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
The Real2015TV SeriesHerself
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent2015TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2015TV SeriesHerself
Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
Extra2013TV SeriesHerself
Mulan: 15th Anniversary - The Voices of Mulan II2013Video documentary shortHerself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Canada A.M.2010TV SeriesHerself
Chatting with the Cast: Shooting on the Destiny2010Video shortHerself (as Ming-Na)
Ming-Na2010Video shortHerself (as Ming-Na)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself
Making a Scene2006TV Series documentaryAgent Lin Mei
The 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself (as Ming-Na)
Inside Dish with Rachael Ray2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Forever in Our Hearts: The Making of Documentary2005TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Ming-Na)
When Star Wars Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Ming-Na)
World Poker Tour2004TV SeriesHerself
The Bronx Bunny Show2003TV SeriesHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2003TV SeriesHerself
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Declaration of Independence2003Video documentary shortHerself (as Ming-Na)
The Story Behind the Story2002Video documentary shortHerself (as Ming-Na)
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV SpecialHerself (as Ming-Na)
Hollywood Squares2002TV SeriesGuest Appearance
The 28th Annual People's Choice Awards2002TV SpecialHerself (as Ming-Na)
Independence Day 20012001TV MovieHerself (as Ming-Na)
The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The Making of 'Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within'2001Video documentary shortHerself (as Ming-Na)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001TV SeriesHerself
Disney Through the Decades2001Video documentary shortHost - 1990's (as Ming-Na)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2000TV SeriesHerself
The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
Not Black or White2000ShortHerself (as Ming-Na)
We Served with Pride: The Chinese American Experience in WWII1999DocumentaryNarrator (voice, as Ming-Na)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1998TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996TV SeriesHerself
Asian America1994TV SeriesHerself (as Ming-Na)
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHerself (as Ming-Na)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
American Masters2009TV Series documentary
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Honor to Us All1998Video short

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