February 13, 1968
53 years old
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm tall
35-24-34 in | 89-61-86 cm
53 kg | 117 pounds
7.5 US | 38 EU
Kelly Ann Hu was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, on February 13, 1968, is an American actress.
Young Kelly Hu first started her career in beauty pageants and as a model.
She made her big screen debut in slasher movie Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) in role as Eva Watanabe.
She got her television debut in ABC sitcom Growing Pains (1987-1988) in role as Melia.
Her breakthrough performance came as Cassandra in sword and sorcery action adventure film The Scorpion King (2002).
She was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Hugh Jackman) for her role as Yuriko Oyama / Lady Deathstrike in superhero film X2 (2003).
She won the Burbank International Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her role as Dr. Andi Palmer in science fiction film F.R.E.D.I. (2018).
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) action biker opposite Mickey Rourke and Don Johnson
She voiced Laira in animated superhero film Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011).
Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) action thriller with Jet Li, Gabrielle Union and DMX
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004) fantasy adventure opposite Noah Wyle and Bob Newhart
The Tournament (2009) action thriller with Robert Carlyle, Ving Rhames and Ian Somerhalder
She voiced Shen in science fiction horror movie Dead Space: Downfall (2008).
She voiced Miyumi / Miss Mirimoto in animated comedy mystery martial arts film Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword (2009)
Shanghai Kiss (2007) romantic comedy opposite Ken Leung and Hayden Panettiere
What Women Want (2011) romantic action comedy with Osric Chau, Li Gong and Andy Lau
Maximum Impact (2017) action comedy opposite Danny Trejo, Tom Arnold and Eric Roberts
Go Back to China (2019) drama with Anna Akana and Lynn Chen
Painted Beauty (2021) comedy crime in role as Carla, opposite Claire Holt and Clifton Collins Jr.
She voiced Lady Shiva in animated superhero film Batman: Soul of the Dragon (2021).
List of a Lifetime (2021) drama in role as Brenda Lee, with Patricia Velasquez and Shannen Doherty
Finding 'Ohana (2021) family adventure in role as Leilani, opposite Kea Peahu and Alex Aiono
She won the BTVA Television Voice Acting Award for Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Action/Drama for her role as Karai / Hamato Miwa in Nickelodeon animated television series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012-2017).
She was nominated for the BTVA Television Voice Acting Award for Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Action/Drama for her voice role as Cheshire / Paula Crock / Lian Nguyen-Harper in superhero animated television series Young Justice (2011-2019).
Martial Law (1998-2000) CBS action adventure comedy series in role as Grace 'Pei-Pei' Chen
Threat Matrix (2004) ABC drama series in role as Agent Mia Chen
CSI: NY (2005-2006) CBS police procedural series in role as Detective Kaile Maka
In Case of Emergency (2007) ABC sitcom in role as Kelly Lee
She voiced Stacy Hirano in Disney's animated musical comedy television series Phineas and Ferb (2007-2015).
Army Wives (2008-2009) Lifetime drama series in role as Major Jordana Davis
The Vampire Diaries (2010-2011) The CW supernatural teen drama series in role as Pearl Zhu
Arrow (2012-2019) The CW superhero series in role as China White / Chien Na Wei
Warehouse 13 (2013-2014) Syfy science fiction series in role as Abigail Cho
The 100 (2014) The CW post-apocalyptic science fiction drama series in role as Callie 'Cece' Cartwig
The Orville (2017) Fox science fiction comedy drama series in role as Union Admiral Ozawa
L.A.'s Finest (2020) Spectrum comedy action crime series in role as Angela Turner
Attended Maʻemaʻe Elementary School in Honolulu.
Graduated from Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Studied at the Pepperdine University.
Has one brother, Glenn.
Has Chinese, English, Philippine and Hawaiian ancestry.
She is also trained in martial arts, singing and dancing since childhood.
Has a black belt in karate.
She was Miss Teen USA 1985 and Miss Hawaii USA 1993.
Supporter of the Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment.
She voiced Visas Marr in video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords (2004).
She voiced Karai in video games: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2013) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze (2014).
She voiced D'Vorah / Sindel / Frost in video games: Mortal Kombat X (2015) and Mortal Kombat 11 (2019).
She was nominated for the Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game for her voice role as Lady Shiva in video game Batman: Arkham Origins (2013).
She won the Action Icon Award in 2012.
Lives in Los Angeles, California.
She dated Mitch Allan (2004-2016), Gordon Gilbertson (1999-2000) and Ahmad Ali Moussaui (1996-1998).