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Thuy Trang Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Saigon, Vietnam
Died in San Francisco, California, USA  (car accident)
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Thuy Trang was born on December 14th of 1973 in Saigon, Vietnam. After the fall of Saigon in 1975 to Communist forces, her father who had fought in the Vietnam War, traveled to America to seek political asylum. However, his entire family, unable to follow, were left behind.

In 1979, Thuy and her family boarded a cargo ship with other refugees to travel to America. However, first they sailed to a detention camp in Hong Kong.

The family was finally reunited in California, America in 1980. However, her father died from cancer a couple of years later.

Thuy graduated from Banning High School and earned a scholarship to study civil engineering at UC Irvine.

In 1992, Thuy got interested in acting and, in 1993, got her first big break when she landed the role of "Trini Kwan" on the hit TV series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993). In 1994, Thuy left the show to pursue other projects.

After appearing in a video documentary called the Encyclopedia of Martial Arts: Hollywood Celebrities (1995), as an interviewee, and a cameo as a manicurist in Spy Hard (1996), Thuy got her next large role as "Kali" in The Crow: City of Angels (1996), the sequel to The Crow (1994).

Tragically, on September 3rd 2001, Thuy was a passenger in a car, traveling on the I-5, which suddenly went out of control. The resulting accident was fatal for her.

She leaves behind only a small body of work but, through them, she made an impact on many.

Thuy Trang will be missed by many.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: The Ghost Of Paul

Trivia (16)

Her fight scene with Vincent Perez's character in The Crow: City of Angels (1996) was originally not in the script, but Thuy convinced the film's director, Tim Pope, to not only add the scene, but to also let Thuy do most of her own stunts.
Was going to star along side her fellow ex-rangers in a film called Cyberstrike, but due to production difficulties the film was never made.
Graduated from Banning High School, earning a scholarship to study Civil Engineering at UC Irvine.
She appeared, along with ex-Power Rangers Austin St. John and Walter Jones, in a documentary called Encyclopedia of Martial Arts: Hollywood Celebrities (1995).
Studied Shaolin kung fu as a child, at her late father's request.
On September 3, 2001, Thuy, Angela Rockwood, and one of Angela's bridesmaids were in a car accident, which killed Thuy and left Angela paralyzed.
Episode 36 of Power Rangers Time Force: Circuit Unsure (2001) was dedicated to her after she passed away.
Was originally supposed to star in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995) but due to a contract dispute with Haim Saban she left the series and was later replaced by Karan Ashley.
After leaving Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993), Trang was committed to two feature projects, one NBC TV-Movie and a television series. She was to play the lead in both -- Cyberstrike, an action adventure, and The Adventures of Tracie Z. However neither went into production.
For six days a week, for nine months a year, the 21-year-old would wake at 4:30 am. and drive an hour from her West Hollywood apartment to the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) set in Valencia, California. Filming would begin at 6:30 am and wrap up 12 hours later. She would get home at 7:30 pm and go to bed within an hour.
She died a week before the 9/11/2001 terrorist attack in New York City, New York.
She died a day before Jason David Frank's birthday. Jason was unable to attend Thuy's funeral because he was teaching at a Martial Arts school in Houston, but he sent condolences to her family and friends.
Both her and Jason David Frank's brother Eric both died in the same year.
Thuy's First Name Is Actually Pronounced "Twee".
She was cremated and her ashes are interred at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California.

Personal Quotes (2)

In an interview with thuytrangtribute.com: "Tell all the fans that I completely adore them, and tell them I say, 'Thank you so much', for their love and support; and that I miss them terribly, and hopefully I get to see them or they get to see me up on the screen soon. And send my love, definitely."
To all the people out there, you know just live out your dreams, if you dream something, just pursue it and do it because if you can put your mind to it you can do basically anything and everything you want to. I mean look at me, I came from a country that was falling apart because of communism and escaping to America, not knowing the language and then not learning it from beginning, and overcoming that and where I am now, you know it just shows you that if you put your mind to it you can do anything you want to.

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