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22 Roles Where Ming-na Wen Was The Perfect Casting

Ming-na Wen has had many famous roles throughout her career, but her big break came from Disney. She was the voice of Mulan, the warrior princess who save her whole country.

Since then, Wen has had many Disney-related projects, where she embodies fierceness and fearlessness. This includes Agent May in Marvel’s Agent of SHIELD, and Fennec Shand from The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian.

Her most recent role in the Star War franchise is actually her dream comes true. Wen has waited 4 decades to be cast for a role in the iconic franchise. For Wen, Fennec Shand shares many attributes with her: she has skills, and she is honest and fearless. This connection makes the character even more personal for her.

And the Star War fanbase cannot be happier for Wen to be on the franchise. And that doesn’t happen a lot. Star War fans are fierce. And opinionated. She even continues voicing Fennec Shand in the animated show.

She is also set to appear in Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai as Fong Wing and Glitter & Doom as Ivy. Let’s take a look at Ming-na Wen’s other memorable roles.

#1 Mulan

Source: Walt Disney Pictures

The biggest break in her career is probably Disney Princess Mulan. She continues to voice the character in other Disney’s media as well, including Ralph Breaks the Internet, Sofia the First, House of Mouse, and the Kingdom Hearts video games.

#2 Chun-Li in Street Fighter

Source: Universal Pictures / Columbia Pictures

Before others try to portray the iconic female fighter, Including Nicky Minaj, Street Fighter’s Chun-Li was first played by Ming-na Wen. The movie sets the groundwork for her future work in action movies. She continues to voice the character in Street Fighter: The Movie too.

#3 Jing-mei (June) Woo in The Joy Luck Club

Source: Hollywood Pictures / Walt Disney Pictures

We all started small. For Ming-na Wen, Jing-mei “June” Woo was one of her first acting credits. She also provides the narration for the mother-daughter story.

#4 Dr. Jing-Mei “Deb” Chen: ER

Source: NBC

Dr. Jing-Mei “Deb” Chen is an emergency medicine specialist in the ER. She began as a medical student and ended up as an attending physician in the program. Didn’t Wen say she was skilled?

#5 Agent Melinda May: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Source: ABC Studios / Marvel Television / Mutant Enemy ProductionsDistributor / Walt Disney Television

In Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Melinda May, called The Cavalry, is a highly capable S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent. Even though she is a bit emotionally robotic now, we’re hoping to see her showing up her skills in the MCU.

#6 Lisa Wu / Jade: Spawn: the Animated Series

Source: HBO Animation / Todd McFarlane Entertainment

Another iconic series featuring Ming-na Wen’s voice. Lisa Wu is an outstanding reporter who investigates alley killings, but she is subsequently revealed to be a bounty hunter with incredible reflexes.

#7 Detective Ellen Yin: The Batman

Source: Warner Bros. Television Distribution

In Batman, Ellen Yin is a Gotham City Police Department investigator who first attempted to apprehend Batman but later became his ally. Throughout the series, she provides help to Bat-family when needed.

#8 Dr. Elisha Crowe: Prom Night

Source: Sony Pictures / Screen Gems, / Newmarket Films / Alliance Communications

In the horror movie Prom Night, a high school student sees her old instructor murder her whole family. A few years later, the killer escapes jail and murders everybody who gets in the way of his “reunion” with her. In Prom Night, Dr. Elisha Crowe is only a side character, but she leaves a strong impression.

#9 Linda Harris: Two and a Half Men

Source: CBS / Warner Bros. Television Distribution

A guest-starring role, Linda Harris doesn’t appear in Two and a Half Men for long. Linda Harris is a municipal council judge who was formerly involved with Charlie Harper.

#10 Dr. Hirano: Phineas and Ferb

Source: Disney–ABC Domestic Television

Dr. Hirano is the mother of Candace’s best friend, Stacy Hirano. The dentist rarely appears, but when she does, it is a treat.

#11 Farmworld Minerva: Adventure Time

Source: Frederator Studios / Cartoon Network Studios / Warner Bros. Television Distribution

In the acclaimed series Adventure Time, Farmworld Minerva is a version of Finn’s biological mother who lives in Farmworld, another timeline of Earth’s existence.

#12 Camile Wray: SGU Stargate Universe

Source: Carol Segal / © Sci-Fi (Syfy) / Courtesy: Everett Collection

Camile Wray is the International Oversight Advisory’s chief representative and a highly regarded and well-respected human resources officer in SGU Stargate Universe.

#13 Agent Lin Mei: Vanished

Source: Osprey Productions / 20th Century Fox Television

It’s badass after badass for Wen. Lin Mei is an FBI agent who is part of the team investigating the disappearance of Sara Collins, the Georgia Senator’s second wife.

#14 Phyla-Vell: Guardians of the Galaxy (the animated series)

Source: Marvel Animation / Disney–ABC Domestic Television

In Guardians of the Galaxy, Phyla-Vell is a Titanian–Kree hybrid with superhuman strength and flying, as well as energy projection and absorption and cosmic knowledge.

#15 US Senator Michaela Wen: Eureka

Source: NBC Universal Television Distribution

Michaela Wen is a Senator that oversees and controls the Department of Defense in Eureka. Her character on the program was called Michaela, named after Wen’s daughter!

#16 Vega: Sofia the First

Source: Disney–ABC Domestic Television

Vega is a Protector of the Mystic Isles who asks Princess Sofia to train as an EverRealm Protector. She is also a Windwalker, who are human-like beings with wings on their back.

#17 Elaine Lee / Stephanie: Fresh Off the Boat

Source: John Fleenor via Getty Images, Kelsey McNeal/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

In Fresh Off the Boat, Ming-Na Wen pulls double duty, playing 2 characters at the same time. There more Wens there are, the better! While Elaine Lee immediately becomes one of Jessica’s new pals, Stephanie is one of Louis’s old pals who appear in “Asian Flush.”

#18 Agent Savannah: Milo Murphy’s Law

Source: Disney Television Animation

In Milo Murphy’s Law, Savannah is a top-tier agent that works for the Bureau of Time Travel with her companion, Brick to complete assignments.

#19 Aunt Sandra: Nora from Queens

Source: ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks

Aunt Sandra is Nora’s bohemian, earthy, and spiritual aunt. Her final moments in Nora from Queens are a favorite by many.

#20 Natsumaru: Yasuke

Source: Netflix

In Yasuke, Wen voices Natsumaru. The warrior is an Iga Clas member who infiltrates Nobunaga Oda’s ranks and works as one of his warriors.

#21 Jasmine: Pretty Smart

Source: Netflix

In Pretty Smart, Jasmine is Jayden’s estranged mother and former manager. She later reconciles with him after she gives him a high-profile sponsorship.

#22 Gui Nai Nai: Ni Hao, Kai-Lan

Source: Nickelodeon

On the computer screen, that’s her! Gui Nai Nai is Kai-great-aunt Lan’s and her grandfather’s sister.

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