Kelly Hu Biography
Kelly Hu is an American actress, model, and beauty queen best known for her role as Dr. Rae Chang in the American television soap opera Sunset Beach. Likewise, she appeared in the police drama series Nash Bridges.
How old is Kelly Hu? – Age
Hu is 55 years old as of 2023. She was born on February 13, 1968, in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, where she also grew up.
How tall is Kelly Hu? – Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.65 m) tall.
Kelly Hu Mother, Father, Siblings – Family
Kelly was born to her loving parents Juanita and Herbert Hu in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. Her father, Herbert, was a salesman, and her mother worked a variety of jobs to support the family. However, her parents got divorced while she was young, so her mother married Roy Takara.
She was raised together with her brother Glenn who is a lieutenant colonel and human resource officer in the United States Army.
Kelly Hu’s Education
Hu began her education at Ma’ema’e Elementary school in Honolulu, Hawaii. She later enrolled at Kamehameha schools where she completed her Highschool education. In addition, she graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu California.
Is Kelly Hu Married? – Husband
Kelly is currently not married and has no children at the moment. She has, however, been in romantic relationships in the past. She dated Gordon Gilberstan in 1999, Ahmad Ali Moussaoui from 1996 to 1998, and grammy-nominated producer Mitch Allen in 2010.
Kelly Hu’s Career
Hu is a talented actress and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Hawaii Teen USA and competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant in 1985. Her acting career began in 1987, when she appeared as Mike Seaver’s Hawaiian love interest on the sitcom Growing Pains. She went on to appear in a number of television shows, including Night Court, Tour of Duty, 21 Jump Street, and Melrose Place.
Most noteworthy, she appeared in the 1995 film No Way Back as an undercover cop. She also starred as Dr. Rae Chang in the American television soap opera Sunset Beach for six months in 1997. Following that, she was cast as Michelle Chan in the television series Nash Bridges and Pei Pei “Grace” Chen in Martial Law.
Moreover, she also appeared in The Scorpion King in 2002 and Cradle 2 the Grave in 2003. She was the first guest star to cross over between NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS, playing Lee Wuan Kai in a two-episode arc on both shows. She later appeared as a vampire named Pearl in a CW television series, The Vampire Diaries, in 2010 and 2011.
On the other hand, she also did voice work in video games such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II. She also voice starred in Batman: Arkham Origins as Lady Shiva, one of Black Mask’s eight assassins hired to murder Batman. Furthermore, she provided both her face and voice to the in-game character Khai Minh Dao in Battlefield Hardline.
Kelly Hu’s Net Worth
Citing her acting career, Kelly has an estimated net worth of $10 Million.
Movies and TV Shows
- No Way Back as Seiko Kobayashi
- The Doors as Dorothy
- The Scorpion King as CassandrUndoing as Vera
- Devil’s Den as Caitlin
- Stranger Days as Anchor Woman
- Surf Ninjas as Ro-May
- Cradle 2 the Grave as Sona
- Underclassman as Lisa Brooks
- Mayday as Sharon Crandall Americanese as Brenda Nishitani
- X2 as Lady Deathstrike
- Stiletto as Detective Hanover
- Farm House as Lilith
- Almost Perfect as Vanessa Lee
- White Frog as May Chung
- The Tournament as Lai Lai Zhen
- Age of Tomorrow as Dr. Gordon
- Maximum Impact as Kate
- Batman: Soul of the Dragon as Lady Shiva
- Murder One as Natalie Cheng
- The Sentinel as Christine Hong
- Sunset Beach as Rae Chung
- The Bold and the Beautiful as Trish
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Karai
- Arrow as China White
- Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure as Adira
- The Vampire Diaries as Pearl Zhu