Rosalind Chao
American actress
Rosalind Chao
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23 September 1959
home town
the United States
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Alma mater
University of Southern California
Pomona College
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MOVIE REVIEW | 'NANKING'; Giving Testimony on the Horror That Was Nanking
NYTimes - almost 9 years
''Nanking'' is a swift, incisive documentary about one of the lesser-known horrors of the 20th century: the 1937 Japanese invasion of the Chinese city now called Nanjing, where more than 200,000 civilians and prisoners of war were slaughtered in a matter of weeks. The capital of the Republic of China at the start of World War II and the
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FILM REVIEW; Is It Real, or Just a Bout Of Paralyzing Paranoia?
NYTimes - about 19 years
Hollywood-style hubris has rarely been portrayed as indelibly as it is in an early scene of Wim Wenders's brilliant puzzle of a film, ''The End of Violence.'' In it a bullying producer of action-adventure films named Mike Max (Bill Pullman), who intermittently narrates the movie, is shown doing tough business while lounging beside the swimming pool
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Review/Film: The Joy Luck Club; Intimate Generational Lessons, Available to All
NYTimes - about 23 years
Amy Tan's readers luxuriated in the wealth of stories she coaxed forth from the Joy Luck Club, a group of dedicated Chinese-American mah-jongg players whose present-day serenity belied their tumultuous early years. Each of these women had searing, highly dramatic memories of her Chinese girlhood; each encountered a different sort of trouble in
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How to Tell the Players in 'The Joy Luck Club'
NYTimes - over 23 years
After a preview screening of "The Joy Luck Club," several strangers approached Amy Tan and Janet Yang in the theater lobby to congratulate them on their performances. "You were wonderful in the movie," one man said. The compliment would have been appreciated, except that Ms. Tan and Ms. Yang are the co-screenwriter and co-executive producer,
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Home Video
NYTimes - over 24 years
The Hits Are Coming Stuck for months with generally humdrum titles, video stores will soon have a dozen splashy movies to offer for rent. Video releases usually follow theater openings by four to six months, and from May into the fall will come the big films -- from "The Addams Family" to "The Prince of Tides" -- that got people into theaters last
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Review/Film; Chinese Girl Sold Into Slavery in Old West
NYTimes - about 25 years
Lalu Nathoy, or China Polly, as she is nicknamed in "1,000 Pieces of Gold," overcomes almost as many perils as Pauline in the cool, clear-eyed historical drama that opens today at the Angelika Film Center. As an adolescent in famine-stricken northern China in the 1880's, she is pulled out of bed one morning by her father and summarily sold to a
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Challenging The Asian Illusion
NYTimes - over 25 years
For a very long time, when people talked about race, they talked about black America and white America. Where did that put Asian-Americans? Spike Lee touches on the Asian-American dilemma in "Do the Right Thing" when the Korean grocer, afraid of having his business attacked by rioting blacks, yells: "I not white! I black! Like you! Same!" Unlike
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NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: ''Green Card'' is at its most effective when instead of trying to score points, it concentrates on the anomalies of America's reception and rejection of the newest Americans. Using movement and music, enormous slides and striking stage design, the writer and director JoAnne Akalaitis finds humor, sadness and perplexity in the ways that
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NYTimes - over 31 years
LIKE Ellis Island on the East Coast, Angel Island in San Francisco Bay was a clearing house for immigrants in the first decades of this country. Both facilities have become symbols of the oppressed being welcomed into the golden new land of opportunity. Many of their realities, however, were a little more complicated, considerably less sentimental.
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NYTimes - over 35 years
''CHUCK NORRIS doesn't need a weapon ... he is a weapon!'' That's the ad copy for ''An Eye for an Eye,'' and it certainly is catchy - but it gives a slight misimpression. Mr. Norris, star of such martial-arts movies as ''The Octagon'' and this one, isn't as savage as that line makes him sound. He has fluffy blond hair, performs his stunts in chinos
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rosalind Chao
Born on September 23, 1957.
Her first acting role was in the CBS sitcom Here's Lucy, but she was first noticed performing in another CBS sitcom: 1972's short-lived Anna and the King as the eponymous king's (Yul Brynner) eldest daughter.
Dropping out of acting, Chao enrolled in the communications department at the University of Southern California where she earned her degree in journalism. However, after spending a year as a radio newswriting intern at the CBS-owned Hollywood radio station KNX, she soon returned to acting. Remembering Chao from Anna and the King, television producer Burt Metcalfe provided her big break with the role of Soon-Lee, a South Korean refugee, in the final episodes of the TV series M*A*S*H. Soon-Lee married longtime starring character Maxwell Klinger (Jamie Farr) in the series finale "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen", the most-watched television episode of all time.
Chao continued playing the character in the M*A*S*H sequel: 1983's AfterMASH, her first role billed at co-starring status.
Chao regularly portrayed the Japanese exo-botanist Keiko O'Brien (née Ishikawa) on both Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine with eight appearances in the former and 19 in the latter before DS9's end in 1999.
In 2010, a preliminary casting memo for The Next Generation from 1987 was published, revealing that Chao was originally considered for the part of Enterprise security chief Tasha Yar.
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