I'm Genuinely Curious If You've Seen Ming-Na Wen In At Least 10 Of These 22 Iconic Movies And Shows

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

You can watch both The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian on Disney Plus. 

You can watch both The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian on Disney Plus.

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Wen has always wanted to be part of the Star Wars franchise, so the role is a dream come true for her. "It’s been four decades of me dreaming about being in some Star Wars project. It’s a bit surreal,” she told Bustle.

"I really admire who Fennec is because there are so many attributes about her that I wish I did have. She's fearless. She’s extremely skilled at her profession. 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 was an extremely huge relief for the Chinese-American actress. "It's such a genuinely emotional as well as such a satisfying relief that your character is well received, because the Star Wars 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 continued voicing the beloved character in the animated series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch.

Fennec Shand in Star Wars: The Bad Batch

You can watch Star Wars: The Bad Batch on Disney Plus.

Disney / Lucasfilm

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

1.Jing-mei (June) Woo in The Joy Luck Club

June playing mahjong in the Joy Luck Club

June was one of Wen's first few roles, and she served as the main narrator who bridges the histories between mothers and daughters in The Joy Luck Club.

Hollywood Pictures / Walt Disney Pictures

2.Chun-Li in Street Fighter

Chun-Li wearing handcuffs ready to fight

Street Fighter was "one of [Wen's] first forays into the action film genre," according to IGN, "I'm thankful [Street Fighter] set the groundwork for me, really, in being able to do half the things that I can do now in fighting, and moving, and being able to do this kind of genre. I love it."

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

Universal Pictures / Columbia Pictures

3.Mulan in Mulan

Mulan sitting under a cherry blossom team with a flower in her hair

Legendary, right?

Walt Disney Pictures

She continued to voice Mulan in Ralph Breaks the Internet, Sofia the First, House of Mouse, and the Kingdom Hearts video games. She also made a cameo as an "esteemed guest" in the live-action 2020 Mulan adaptation.

Mulan sitting on a pink bean bag

You can watch Mulan (1998), Mulan (2020), and Ralph Breaks the Internet on Disney Plus.

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4.Lisa Wu / Jade in Spawn: the Animated Series

Lisa Wu aka Jade in hero uniform

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

HBO Animation / Todd McFarlane Entertainment

5.Dr. Jing-Mei "Deb" Chen in ER

Jing-Mei Chen in doctor's uniform

Dr. Jing-Mei "Deb" Chen is a physician who specialized in emergency medicine in ER. She started the show as a medical student and ended as an attending physician.


6.Detective Ellen Yin in The Batman

Detective Ellen Yin talking to Batman

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

Warner Bros. Television Distribution

7.Agent Lin Mei in Vanished

Agent Lin Mei during golden hour

Lin Mei is an FBI agent who is a part of the team that investigates the disappearance of Sara Collins, the second wife of the Georgia Senator.

Osprey Productions / 20th Century Fox Television

8.Gui Nai Nai in Ni Hao, Kai-Lan

Kai-Lan speaking with Gui Nai Nai over a computer screen

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


9.Dr. Elisha Crowe in Prom Night

Dr. Elisha Crowe looking concerned in her office

Prom Night is a slasher film where a high school girl witnesses her former teacher murder her entire family. A few years after this event, the former teacher escapes custody and kills anybody who interferes with his "reunion" with her.

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

10.Linda Harris in Two and a Half Men

Linda Harris sitting at a table with wine glasses

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

CBS / Warner Bros. Television Distribution

11.Camile Wray in SGU Stargate Universe

Camile Wray and another character looking out from a balcony

Camile Wray is a highly trusted and well-respected human resources officer for the International Oversight Advisory and was the primary representative of Icarus Base.

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

12.US Senator Michaela Wen in Eureka

US Senator Michaela Wen smiling in a blue room

Michaela Wen is a Senator who runs the Department of Defense to oversee and run Eureka. Her character on the show was actually named after her daughter, Michaela!

NBC Universal Television Distribution

13.Farmworld Minerva in Adventure Time

Finn's mom holding her baby.

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

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

14.Dr. Hirano in Phineas and Ferb

Dr. Hirano looking at teeth inside someone's mouth

Dr. Hirano is Stacy Hirano's (Candace's best friend) mother. You can watch Phineas and Ferb on Disney Plus.

Disney–ABC Domestic Television

15.Agent Melinda May in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Agent Melinda May in S.H.I.E.L.D. uniform holding a gun

Melinda May, aka The Cavalry, is a highly-skilled S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Hopefully, we'll get to see her in the MCU, but for now, you can see her kick ass on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Disney Plus.

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

16.Vega in Sofia the First

Vega standing in front of a window

Vega is a Protector of the Mystic Isles who invites Princess Sofia to receive training as a Protector of the EverRealm. She is also a Windwalker, which are beings that resemble humans but with wings on their backs.

Disney–ABC Domestic Television

17.Phyla-Vell in Guardians of the Galaxy (the animated series)

Phyla-Vell holding a glowing sword in one hand and using her energy powers in the other hand

Phyla-Vell is a Titanian–Kree Hybrid who has superhuman strength, flight, energy projection and absorption, and cosmic awareness. You can watch Guardians of the Galaxy (the series) on Disney Plus.

Marvel Animation / Disney–ABC Domestic Television

18.Agent Savannah in Milo Murphy's Law

Savannah standing in an almost smoke-filled room

Savannah is a first-class agent who works for the Bureau of Time Travel alongside her partner, Brick, to complete their missions. You can watch Milo Murphy's Law on Disney Plus.

Disney Television Animation

19.Elaine Lee / Stephanie in Fresh Off the Boat

Elaine cheering mimosa glasses with Jessica Huang

Did anyone else notice she played 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 she gives her parenting advice. Stephanie is one of Louis's old friends who appears with "Asian Flush" along with the rest of Louis's friends.

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20.Aunt Sandra in Nora from Queens

Aunt Sandra smoking on a beanbag chair

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

ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks

21.Natsumaru in Yasuke

Natsumaru standing in a forest

Natsumaru is affiliated with the Iga Clas who infiltrates Nobunaga Oda's rank and works as one of his samurai.


22....and, lastly, Jasmine in Pretty Smart

Jasmine sitting at a table with arms out.

Jasmine is the estranged mother and former manager of Jayden 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 as Fong Wing and Glitter & Doom as Ivy. You can also check her out in Season 2 of Hacks premiering on 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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