Who is Ming Na?

Ming Na is an American actress born in Coloane, Portuguese Macau as Ming-Na Wen in November 20 1963. She has been popularly known only as Ming Na without her family name starting from the late 1990s.

Voice Talent

She is known for voicing the character of Fa Mulan in the Mulan films of Disney and also in the Kingdom Hearts video game series.

The other voicing roles which she had played was in the animated series The Batman as Detective Ellen Yin. She  played a minor character in an HBO animated series titled Spawn as the voice actress for Jade.

Medical Drama Roles

She also played the role of Dr. Jing-Mei “Deb” Chen in the TV series ER which is an American medical drama made for TV and aired on NBC for almost 15 years from 1994 to 2009.

Ming Na is also part of the cast of another medical drama aired by NBC titled Inconceivable. This show did not last long and was scrapped only after two episodes.

TV Series

Ming Na is currently part of the cast of the Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. which is a new American television series aired by ABC based on the Marvel Comic organization S.H.I.E.L.D.

She also become part of another short lived TV series, Vanished and had a small role in the comedy series George Lopez.
From 1988 to 1991 she played her first TV role as Lien Hughes in the long running series As the World Turns.

She was also part of a sitcom titled The Single Guy from 1995 to 1997 and was the love interest of Charlie Sheen in the four episode TV show of Two and a Half Men aired by CBS in October of 2007. Another TV role was as an FBI agent of the kidnap drama series titled Vanished. In August to September of 2011, she appeared as a US senator in the Syfy series Eureka.

Films

Ming Na was also part of films such as The Joy Luck Club, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, and Street Fighter.

Ming Na lived in Hong Kong with her  mother who was a nurse and also with her older brother before moving to the United States also with her stepfather. She attended secondary school in Pittsburgh and worked in her stepfather’s restaurant in Pittsburgh’s Chinatown when she was a teenager. She also studied in Carnegie Mellon University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama.