22 of Ming-Na Wen’s iconic roles, from Fennec Shand to Mulan


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She’s been in the MCU, DCAU, Disney Universe, and more.

We all know and love the amazing Fennec Shand from Boba Fett’s Book and The Mandalorian. And if you didn’t already know, Fennec Shand is played by the beautiful, amazing and fabulous Ming-Na Wen!

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You can watch both Boba Fett’s Book and The Mandalorian on Disney+.

Wen always wanted to be part of the star wars franchise, so the role is a dream come true for her. “I have dreamed of being in some star wars project. It’s kind of surreal,” she told Bustle.

“I really admire who Fennec is because there are so many attributes about her that I wish I had. She’s fearless. She’s extremely skilled at her craft. And she’s very honest. Oh, well, I guess those are my attributes.” She continued.

star wars fans also embraced Wen as Fennec Shand, which came as a huge relief to the Chinese-American actress. “It’s such an emotional and satisfying relief that your character is well received, because the star wars the fans are very, very strong in their opinions, and they know what they like, and it’s great when it matches their expectations,” Wen told People.

She even went on to voice the beloved character from the anime series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch.

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You can look Star Wars: The Bad Batch on Disney+.


In addition to Fennec Shand, Ming-Na Wen has performed many other iconic roles (IYKYK 😉). So if you can’t wait to see her again in the next seasons of Boba Fett’s Book and The Mandalorianhere are 22 other movies and shows you can watch her in:

1.

Jing-mei (June) Woo in Joy of Luck Club

Hollywood Pictures / Walt Disney Pictures

June was one of Wen’s earliest roles, and she served as the main narrator who connects the stories between mothers and daughters in Joy of Luck Club.

2.

Chun Li in street fighter

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Street Fighter was “one of [Wen’s] first forays into the action movie genre,” according to IGN, “I’m grateful [Street Fighter] laid the groundwork for me, really, being able to do half the things I can do now by fighting and moving and being able to do that kind of stuff. I love it.”

She also voiced Chun-Li in the video game Street Fighter: The Movie.

She went on to voice Mulan in Ralph breaks the internet, sofia the first, mouse house, and the Kingdom Hearts video games. She also made an appearance as an “estimated guest” in the 2020 live-action Mulane adaptation.

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You can look Mulan (1998), Mulan (2020), and Ralph breaks the internet on Disney+.


4.

Lisa Wu / Jade in Spawn: The Animated Series

HBO Animation/Todd McFarlane Entertainment

It’s badass after badass with Ming-Na Wen. Lisa Wu is first introduced as an ace reporter who investigates back alley murders and is later revealed to be a bounty hunter with incredible reflexes.

5.

Dr. Jing-Mei “Deb” Chen in Emergency room

NBC

Dr. Jing-Mei “Deb” Chen is an emergency medicine physician in Emergency room. She started the show as a medical student and finished as an attending physician.

6.

Detective Ellen Yin in The Batman

Television distribution Warner Bros.

Ellen Yin is a detective with the Gotham City Police Department who first worked to capture Batman, but eventually became his ally. She works alongside Batman and goes on missions with him throughout the series.

7.

Agent Lin Mei in Faded away

Osprey Productions/20th Century Fox Television

Lin Mei is an FBI agent who is part of the team investigating the disappearance of Sara Collins, the Georgia senator’s second wife.

8.

Gui Nai Nai in Ni Hao, Kai Lan

Nickelodeon

That’s her on the computer screen! Gui Nai Nai is Kai-Lan’s great-aunt and grandfather’s sister.

9.

Dr. Elisha Crowe in prom night

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

prom night is a slasher movie where a high school girl watches her former teacher murder her entire family. A few years after this event, the former teacher escapes custody and kills anyone who interferes with his “reunion” with her.

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Linda Harris in two and a half men

CBS/Warner Bros. Television Distribution

Linda Harris is a city council judge who has a brief relationship with Charlie Harper.

11.

Camille Wray in Stargate SGU Universe

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

Camile Wray is a highly trusted and well-respected Human Resources Manager for the International Oversight Advisory and was the main representative for Icarus Base.

12.

US Senator Michaela Wen in Eureka

NBC Universal Television Distribution

Michaela Wen is a senator who leads the Department of Defense to oversee and run Eureka. Her character in the series is actually named after her daughter, Michaela!

13.

Farmworld Minerva in adventure time

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

Farmworld Minerva is a version of Finn’s birth mother who lives in an alternate timeline of Earth’s existence called Farmworld.

14.

Dr. Hirano in Phineas and Ferb

Disney-ABC National Television

Dr. Hirano is the mother of Stacy Hirano (Candace’s best friend). You can look Phineas and Ferb on Disney+.

15.

Agent Melinda May in Agents of SHIELD

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

Melinda May, aka The Cavalry, is a highly trained SHIELD agent in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Hopefully we can see her in the MCU, but for now you can see her kicking ass on Agents of SHIELD on Disney+.

16.

Vega in sofia the first

Disney-ABC National Television

Vega is a protector of the mystical islands who invites Princess Sofia to train as a protector of the EverRealm. She is also a Windwalker, which are beings that look like humans but with wings on their backs.

17.

Phyla-Vell in guardians of the galaxy (the animated series)

Marvel Animation/Disney-ABC Home Television

Phyla-Vell is a Titanian-Kree hybrid who has superhuman strength, flight, energy projection and absorption, and cosmic awareness. You can look guardians of the galaxy (the series) on Disney Plus.

18.

Constable Savannah in Milo Murphy’s Law

Disney television animation

Savannah is a First Class Agent who works for the Bureau of Time Travel alongside her partner, Brick, to complete their missions. You can look Milo Murphy’s Law on Disney+.

19.

Elaine Lee / Stephanie in Fresh off the boat

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Has anyone else noticed that she plays two different characters while watching this series? The more Ming-Na Wen, the merrier!

Elaine Lee quickly becomes one of Jessica’s new friends after giving her some parenting advice. Stephanie is one of Louis’ old friends who appears with “Asian Flush” along with the rest of Louis’ friends.


20.

Aunt Sandra in Nora from Queens

ViacomCBS National Media Networks

Aunt Sandra is Nora’s bohemian, earthy, spiritual aunt who comes to visit her son (or drop her son off with Nora’s family for a few days). His last scene in the episode is honestly my favorite of the series, right before Simu Liu’s Garbage Boy.

21.

Natsumaru in Yasuke

netflix

Natsumaru is affiliated with the Iga Clas who infiltrate Nobunaga Oda’s rank and work as one of his samurai.

22.

…and finally Jasmine in Smart enough

netflix

Jasmine is Jayden’s estranged mother and former manager who reunites with her after she offers him a high profile sponsorship.

Ming-Na Wen is set to appear in Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai like Fong Wing and Glitter & Doom like Ivy. You can also discover it in season 2 of hacks premiering May 12 on HBO Max!

What are your favorite Ming-Na Wen roles? If we missed any, feel free to shout them out in the comments below!

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