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Kieu Chinh (Vietnamese spelling: Kiều Chinh, real name Nguyễn Thị Chinh, born 1939 in Vietnam) is a Vietnamese American actress best known for her role in The Joy Luck Club. She currently lives in Garden Grove, California.
Kieu Chinh began her acting career in her South Vietnam, starting with a starring role in Hồi Chuông Thiên Mụ (The Bells of Thiên Mụ Temple) (1957). Kieu Chinh soon became one of South Vietnam's best-known personalities.
In the 1960s, in addition to Vietnamese films, she also appeared in several American productions including A Yank in Viet-Nam (1964) and Operation C.I.A. (1965), the latter opposite Burt Reynolds. Kieu Chinh also produced a war epic Người Tình Không Chân Dung (Faceless Lover) (1971), which later would be remastered and shown in the U.S. at the 2003 Vietnamese International Film Festival.
In 1975, while Kieu Chinh was on the set in Singapore, communist North Vietnamese overran Saigon. Kieu Chinh left for the U.S. where she resumed her acting career in a 1977 episode of M*A*S*H "In Love and War" of written by Alan Alda and loosely based on her life story.
Kieu Chinh subsequently acted in feature films as well as TV-movies including The Children of
Hồ Ngọc Hà (born 25 November 1984) is a Vietnamese model-turned-to-entertainer. She became famous when she won first prize in the supermodel contest of Vietnam in 2003 and 2004. Since then, she has begun working as an actress and singer.
Ha was born in Đồng Hới city, Quảng Bình province to a banking family. Her paternal grandfather was French. She studied piano at the Military College of Arts. She is now living in Ho Chi Minh City.
On April 20, 2010, Ha confirmed in an interview that she was pregnant. The father, Nguyễn Đức Cường (more commonly known as "Cường Đôla"), is said to be one of the richest men in Vietnam, though she prefers to keep quiet about their relationship. "I never wanted to talk to the press about Cường. If my lover was not Cường, there would have never been this kind of manhunt. But this is normal curiosity, and nobody knows the truth better than me. I’ve got a stable career and at the age of 26, I have the right enter a new chapter of my life." She has stated. She has also stated that the two have no plans for marriage. On June 21, 2010, Hồ Ngọc Hà gave birth to a baby boy, named Nguyễn Quốc Hưng, via caesarean section.
Lương Bích Hữu, born September 1, 1984, is a Vietnamese actress and singer of Chinese ancestry. Before working with the Entertainment World Company (TGGT), Huu was one of the Nguyen Productions singers. After working in the company and H.A.T, she returned to Nguyen Production and released her first album called "Cô gái Trung Hoa", which means "Chinese girl", the first solo album of a H.A.T member. She made her acting debut in 2010 TV series "Màu Của Tình Yêu". Her second acting role is in TV series "Chuyện Tình Làng Hoa", which premiered on April 22, 2012.
Lê Hồng Nhung (born March 15, 1970), is a Vietnamese singer. She is one of the four divas in Vietnamese music, along with Thanh Lam, My Linh, and Tran Thu Ha. She is also known for her performance of composer Trinh Cong Son songs.
Hong Nhung was born in Hanoi, deserted by her mother before she was a year old and brought up by her grandmother. Her father was a bohemian figure who drifted in and out of her life, never contributing much money for the food and clothes she was so short of. Nhung had a good voice, though, and when she was 11 she sang her first song on Vietnam Radio. At 17 she made her first album, and by 21 she was starting to make a name for herself
Nhung was born on March 15, 1970 in Hanoi. At the age of 10, she was admitted to the vocal class of the Hanoi Youth Culture House. In 1981, she started recording with Radio the Voice of Vietnam. She became known as a promising young singer with songs Nhớ Về Hà Nội and Papa, a Vietnamese cover of the Myo song.
In 1991, Nhung moved to Ho Chi Minh City. She met composer Trịnh Công Sơn in 1992 and began to perform his songs with a new style, creating a wave in Vietnamese music. Hồng Nhung is living in Ho Chi Minh City.
Nai Bonet is an Vietnamese belly-dancer, singer and film actress. Born in Saigon to a Vietnamese mother and French father, Bonet began her professional career at age 13, when she headlined as a belly-dancer in a show at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. She began appearing in films in 1964 (frequently portraying a belly-dancer), as well as in television, commercials, variety shows, her photos adorned several album covers and she continued to appear as a night club headliner. In 1966 she released the novelty song Jelly Belly, and she filmed a music video for the song which was featured on Scopitone video jukeboxes.
In the 1970s, Bonet decided to focus exclusively on her acting career, "But I wasn't getting anywhere in pictures," she said in 1978. After conceiving, producing and starring in two film flops (1979's Nocturna and 1980's Hoodlums), Bonet gave up her career and has since fallen into total obscurity. According to information on the Internet Movie Database, she found religion and moved to Medjugorje, but the accuracy of this information is questionable given the numerous other inaccuracies on the same page.
Hoàng Thùy Linh (August 11, 1988) is a Vietnamese actress, singer. She is well known for her controversial sex tape, for which she has been compared to Paris Hilton.
As a former student of Hanoi’s College of Art, she was trained to be an actress. Hoang Thuy Linh also join girlband Thien Than (Angels). During her teenage years, Hoang Thuy Linh was a presenter for HanoiTV's gameshow for kids "Vui Cung HUGO". She was a famous teenager, winning Hoa Hoc Tro's ICON contest in 2006 and participated in many TV commercials & adverts as well as being on magazine covers for teenagers.
Hoang Thuy Linh's first appearance as an actress was the role in Đường đời (Path of life) drama as a little girl named Thùy (2004, 25 episodes, Golden Award – Vietnam Drama Festival 2005). After that success, she was casted in two other drama's Trò đùa của số phận (Laugh of destiny) (2005, 18 episodes) filmed by Director Huy Thuần, and her Lan role in Đi về phía mặt trời (Journey to the Sun)(2006, 29 episodes) of Director Lưu Trọng Ninh.
In 2006, Hoang Thuy Linh started studying at the Department of TV director – Vietnam Acting and Film College and graduated in 2009.
In 2007 Hoang Thuy Linh was casted for a
Navia Nguyen, born in 1973 in Saigon, South Vietnam, is a Vietnamese American model and actress.
Nguyen grew up in New York City and moved to London to study at St. Martin's College of Art. She was spotted by a photographer while shopping in Camden Town. Nguyen appeared in the 1996 Pirelli Calendar and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1997, becoming the first Asian model to do so. Selected by People Magazine' as being among the "50 Most Beautiful People", she has modeled for leading fashion houses like Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Fendi, and Christian Dior, as well as large American firms such as: GAP and Tommy Hilfiger. Navia is the inspiration behind Amo Spa in Bali.
Perrette Pradier, (born April 17, 1938 in Hanoi), is a French actress.
Two years after making her film debut, in 1961 Perrette Pradier was awarded the prestigious Prix Suzanne Bianchetti as most promising new actress in France for her performance as "Amenita" in the Sacha Guitry film, "Stop Thief." That year she gained further recognition for her role as "Constance Bonacieux" in two films based on the Three Musketeers. Throughout the 1960s, she appeared in a number of films in her native France, then was contracted for Hollywood productions that included the Fred Zinnemann directed 1964 film Behold a Pale Horse starring luminaries Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn and Omar Sharif. In 1968 she returned to English language filming in the Universal Studios thriller, House of Cards with Orson Welles and George Peppard.
In her long career, Perrette Pradier has also worked in live theatre, appearing in plays such as La Bonne Addresse as well as the longest running French play ever produced, Boeing Boeing. In 1994, she did the voice of "Sarafina" in the French Version of Walt Disney Studios animated feature film, "The Lion King."
Linh Dan Pham (born 1974) is a French actress of Vietnamese descent.
She was born in Saigon, South Vietnam, but moved with her family to France a year later just before the fall of Saigon to North Vietnamese and Viet Cong's forces and grew up in Paris. She has also lived in New York, The Hague, Singapore and Vietnam and now resides in London.
She is known most for her role as an orphan of the Nguyen Dynasty adopted by a French plantation owner in the 1992 Oscar-winning French epic Indochine, starring alongside Catherine Deneuve. Pham received a César nomination for most promising actress for that performance.
Despite appearing in a few other productions afterwards, Pham eventually decided to take a decade off from acting, focusing instead on her studies. She studied commerce and worked as a senior marketing manager in Vietnam after graduation.
In 2000, she married Andrew Huntley, a British investment banker whom she had met while they were both living in Ho Chi Minh City.
She began her return to film when she trained in acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.
In 2005, Pham made a return to acting with her role in the BAFTA and César winning French film
Veronica Ngô Thanh Vân is a Vietnamese dancer, singer, actress, and model. She is also known as Veronica Ngo or her initials NTV.
She was born on 26 February 1979 in Tra Vinh, Vietnam. When she was 10, she moved to Norway with her family, but later relocated to Vietnam, starting her public career.
In 1999, NTV went back to Vietnam and participated in a beauty pageant of the Vietnamese Women's World magazine where she finished as 2nd runner-up. After that, she started her career in Vietnam as a model for magazines, calendars, fashion collections, et cetera. At that time, she had a chance to appear on the small screen with a main role in Huong De, a short TV series on HTV Channel.
In 2002, she started her career as a pop-dance style singer with the help of producer Quoc Bao. She recorded the duet album called Vuon Tinh Nhan (Lovers' Garden) with Tuan Hung.
One year later, with the help of producer Quoc Bao, NTV released her debut album, The Gioi Tro Choi (Playworld), on February 26. This album was a power pop-dance LP with a story about "NTV Virus". Two music videos were taken from the album; "The Gioi Tro Choi" & "Ngay Tuoi Sang", a cover version of JTL's "A Better Day", which was
Pauline Chan (born 1956) is an Australian actress, director, screenwriter and producer
Born and raised first 16 years in Vietnam, Pauline Chan was sent during Vietnam War to Hong Kong. She is of Chinese descent and went in Hong Kong to High school, enrolled in Drama school and worked as an actress. Later she went to the United States and studied Filming at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1980 Pauline Chan moved to Australia and lived in Sydney.
In 1987 she debut as Australian actress in the George Miller produced Australian TV series Vietnam. In 1989 TV miniseries Bangkok Hilton, Pauline Chan has appeared as Kang playing a corrupt pretty warder near Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving and Denholm Elliott.
In 1994 Pauline Chan wrote and directed the film Traps. She also directed, wrote and produced the 2011 film 33 Postcards.
In 1991 at Torino International Festival of Young Cinema Chan's Short film Dusty Hearts won the Special Mention Award in Category Short Film Competition
Pauline Chan resides in Australia.
Tiana Alexandra (also Tiana Thi Thanh Nga (Vietnamese name), Tiana Banana or just Tiana , known as Nga Thi Thanh in Hanoi , North Vietnam ) is a Vietnamese - American actress and film director. She is best known for her 1992 autobiographical documentary From Hollywood to Hanoi which won "Best Of Telluride" at Telluride Film Festival and was nominated for "Best Non-Fiction Film" at Sundance International Festival.
The documentary was later picked up by 'Oliver Stone' who supported Tiana along the journey of the film and then later was down as the Executive producer of the film. Tiana has had a breakthrough in acting from the late 70s to the late 80s. Her first film she debuted in was the 1975 classic "The Killer Elite". In 1987 she played a lead role in a film called Catch the Heat.
About life in 1961 in the capital of the then North Vietnam 's Thi Thanh Nga under the name Tiana Alexandra was born, little is known. At the age of five, she came in 1966 as a subsidiary of a major Vietnamese government family in the United States , where she completed her schooling.
After the age of 15 years mastering their high school graduation, she moved to Hollywood , where she hoped for a
Bebe Phạm, born Phạm Thị Thúy, is a Vietnamese model and actress. Pham was born in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, in 1985. She became interested in modeling at the age of 17 and by the age of 19 she started her modeling ambitions at informal gatherings of would-be models near her home, where she learned the basics of modeling.
That same year she traveled to Saigon where she started working for LYDAC, a French modeling agency with offices all around the world. After the closure of LYDAC, Bebe was already in possession of the credentials needed to work for Vietnam's top modeling agency, PL Agency, and later that year she won the prestigious "Supermodel Vietnam 2005" award.
Bebe has been since then photographed for numerous international print ad campaigns for many high-level brands such as Reebok, Caravan Hotel, Remy Martin or Fashion TV. Pham also appeared in the 2007 Nautical Angels Underwater calendar, a collection of underwater photos by filmmaker and photographer Michael Gleissner.
She splits her time between Singapore, Los Angeles and Cebu, Philippines, where she is frequently involved with shooting movies for Bigfoot Entertainment.
Pham holds an accounting degree from Lac Hong University
Trần Nữ Yên Khê (born 1968) is a Vietnamese actress married to director Tran Anh Hung. She has been in all his films thus far, with the exception of Norwegian Wood. She has alleged that, "French people only offer me stereotypical roles of Asian women men fantasize about." (See Asian fetish)
Đinh Diễm Liên, born 1971, is a Vietnamese singer and actress born and raised in Đà Lạt.
Diễm Liên was born in Việt Nam into a family of five sisters where all the girls, including her mother, are named Liên. The only difference is their middle name.
As a child, Diễm Liên was dedicated to performing and singing. She would often sing at school gatherings and at local nightclubs. Her Father is a South Vietnamese Army soldier who tried to hold off North Vietnamese infantry to prevent South Vietnam from falling. Her family left South Vietnam during Fall of Saigon.
Diễm Liên often goes on tour and performs. Her shows mostly consist of stops around California, especially the Bay Area. San Jose being one of her favorite places to perform, she often sings once a month there at the local clubs and stays with one of her best friends Kimberly Nguyễn.
Junie Hoang is the stage name of Huong Hoang (Vietnamese Hoàng Hương), born (1971-07-16) 16 July 1971 (age 40) in Saigon, Vietnam, a Vietnamese-American actress.
In 2011 she filed a lawsuit against the Internet Movie Database for displaying her birthdate and alleging that it would cause her to suffer age discrimination in casting. Her lawsuit was originally filed under the name "Jane Doe", but her name was revealed in a subsequent court filing on January 6, 2012 after a federal judge in Seattle dismissed the original lawsuit, saying the actress had no grounds to proceed with an anonymous complaint. Two unions, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), said the site was "facilitating age discrimination".
Her film credits include Gingerdead Man 3, Saturday Night Cleaver and Hoodrats 2: Hoodrat Warriors. Other credits include a part as a triage nurse in a television series I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant and the part of Janet in My Big Phat Hip Hop Family.
Leyna Nguyen (born December 13, 1969) is a Vietnamese-American television anchor and reporter from Los Angeles, California.
Nguyen was born in Dong Ha, Quang Tri of South Vietnam. She was originally named Lina after a famous cosmetics at the time that her mother really liked. She grew up there until five and then moved to Burnsville, Minnesota with the family. Because people misthought her name was Leyna, the name Leyna was adopted instead. She graduated from Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota in 1988. Another notable graduate from the 1988 Senior class is actor and thespian Erik Jensen.
Leyna earned a degree in Mass Communications from Webster University in St. Louis and has anchored at KCAL-TV in Los Angeles since December 1997. Nguyen anchors on KCAL 9 weeknights at 4pm and 9pm and previously worked for KCRA in Sacramento, California and WRDW-TV in Augusta, Georgia. Leyna was once a substitute teacher. She has also co-hosted Vietnamese entertainment programs, like for Asia Entertainment, and appeared in several movies and television shows, like in the movie "Garfield" (2004).
In 2008, Leyna Nguyen earned an Emmy Award for hosting Heal The Bay, and has been
Phan Thị Mỹ Tâm (born January 16, 1981), who uses the stage name Mỹ Tâm, is a Vietnamese pop singer who achieved fame through well known songs such as "Nightingale", "Sing With the River", "A dream of love", "We Seemed To Be...", "Wish", "Brown Hair Dark Lips", "Bleeding Love", "Old Road", "Foolish Love" and so on.
My Tam was born in the city of Da Nang in 1981. She started learning ballet for three years from the age of 6 before moving to learning instruments such as guitar and organ. She enjoyed singing, but was never aware of her ability, and also never regarded singing as a career. She got the First Prize in her secondary school's singing competition and was chosen for the municipal competition. She got another First Prize for the city's solo singing competition and then the Gold Award for Beautiful Voice Spring 1997. She was chosen for the Military School of Art in Hanoi. However, due to her family's condition, she decided to enter Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory for a 4-year course, learning vocal training. She graduated as a top student from the course.
She quickly got a contract with Vafaco record company in 1999 and participated in many singing teams. My Tam has gained many
France Nuyen (born France Nguyen Van Nga, 31 July 1939) is a French-Vietnamese actress.
Nuyen was born in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. Her mother was French, her father Vietnamese. During World War II, her mother and grandfather were persecuted by the Nazis for being Gypsies. Nuyen was raised in Marseille by a cousin she calls "an orchidaceae raiser who was the only person who gave a damn about me".
In 1955, while working as a seamstress, Nuyen was discovered on the beach by Life magazine photographer Philippe Halsman. She was featured on the cover of the Oct. 6, 1958 issue of Life magazine.
She became a stage actress and played the lead in the 1958 theatrical production of The World of Suzie Wong, opposite William Shatner. She was originally cast to star in the film production, but was replaced by Nancy Kwan. She worked with Shatner again in an episode of Star Trek, playing Elaan of Troyius, and in an episode of Kung Fu. Her distinctive accent made her recognizable to television audiences.
In 1978, she guest starred with Peter Falk and Louis Jourdan in the Columbo episode "Murder Under Glass". In 1986, she joined the cast of St. Elsewhere as Dr.
Do Thi Hai Yen (born October 1, 1982) is a Vietnamese actress. She grew up in Hanoi and graduated from the Vietnamese Ballet School after seven years of study.
In 1999, director Tran Anh Hung invited Hai Yen, only 17 at that time, to play a role in the movie “The Vertical Ray of the Sun” (France). The film was nominated at the Chlotrudis Awards in 2002.
In 2000, Hai Yen appeared again in the movie “Song of the Stork” (Singapore), by Nguyen Phan Quang Binh (Vietnam) and Jonathan Foo (Singapore). The film received the "Best Feature Film" award at the Milano Film Festival in 2002 and was nominated for Grand Prix award at the Paris Film Festival in 2003.
In 2001, Hai Yen became a leading actress in Vietnam when she was selected in a competition attended by more than 2,000 candidates in Vietnam and overseas to play the main female character next to two world famous actors, Sir Michael Caine (Hannah and Her Sisters, The Cider House Rules, Miss Congeniality, Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Dark Knight) and Brendan Fraser (Gods and Monsters, The Mummy, Bedazzled, Monkeybone, Crash), in “The Quiet American” directed by Phillip Noyce (The Bone Collector, Patriot Games, Clear and Present
Kathleen Luong (born 7 January 1975 in Saigon, South Vietnam) is a Vietnamese American actress and model, usually credited as Katie Luong.
In 1979 her family left Vietnam by boat to escape Communism, and sailed to Malaysia. They immigrated to the United States and settled in New York City.
She has appeared in Baywatch, JAG, and The Magnificent Seven (TV series 1998), and has premiered in lead roles such as Timothy Linh Bui's Green Dragon, Marie Giese's Hunger, Missing Brendan and In Search of a Midnight Kiss.
Luong currently lives in San Jose, California.
Kathy Uyen is a Vietnamese-American actress. Uyen is perhaps best known for her role as "Julie" in the television series How I Met Your Mother or the Vietnamese feature film Passport to Love, for which she received a Golden Kite Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Uyen was raised in San Jose, California, and began acting in high school.
Siu Ta is a Vietnamese Canadian actress and independent short film producer.
Born in South Vietnam, she moved to Canada with her family at age seven. A graduate of the University of Toronto majoring in drama, she has been steadily building a career in film and stage entertainment since her graduation. She is currently best known for her role on the CBC Television dramedy This is Wonderland as Nancy Dao, one of several recently-graduated attorneys learning the ropes of the trade in a firm specializing in legal aid casework in the Toronto court system.
She is the subject of an on-line comic book biography by Cerebus artist Dave Sim, titled Siu Ta (so far). She also had a small role in the comedy/adventure movie Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle as Cindy Kim. She has most recently appeared as a major recurring character in the TV show The Best Years.
Ta is based in Toronto, Canada.