Ming-Na Wen

Ming Na

Ming-Na Wen in 2013, photo by kathclick/bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Coloane Island, Portuguese Macau (now Macau)

Date of Birth: November 20, 1963

Ethnicity: Chinese

Ming-Na Wen is a Macau-American actress. She has voiced Mulan in many projects, including the 1998 animated film. She has also been credited as Ming-Na, Ming Na, Ming Na Wen, and Ming Wen.

She was born on Coloane, one of the two main islands of Portuguese Macau (now Macau), to Chinese parents from Suzhou. Her mother’s name is Lin Chan Wen. As a child, she moved to Hong Kong, then New York, and then Pittsburgh and its suburb Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Ming-Na is married to Eric Michael Zee, with whom she has two children.


Curious about ethnicity

6 Responses

  1. phaedra says:

    She sorta looks a bit Eurasian. Either she has European ancestry (perhaps English) or that she’s from Western China, where most people have a Eurasian look (search for the Uyghurs).

  2. slowdive says:

    I suspect some European colonial heritage in this broad.

  3. andrew says:

    she looks a bit Eurasian

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