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Vivian Wu

Vivian Wu was born in Shanghai, China, in 1966 as Wu Jun Mei. She started acting at age 15 with the Shanghai Film Studio, and then later studied Travel Industry Management at Hawaii's Pacific University. After that she played 'Wen Hsiu' in the Oscar-winning The Last Emperor (1987) directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. In 1993 Vivian was cast by ... See full bio »
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The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor Wen Hsiu
The Pillow Book
Chinaman Ling


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 2016 A Love for Separation (TV Mini-Series)
An Ni (2016)
 2016 Yes! Mr Fashion (TV Mini-Series)
 2015 Go Lala Go 2
Qu Luoyi
 2015 Wo shi nv wang
 2014 Perfect Couple (TV Series)
Liu Ruyue (as Wu Junmei)
 2013 La ma zheng zhuan (TV Series)
Li Muzi
 2013 Feed Me
 2013 The Palace
Concubine De
 2012 To Forgive
Yu Zhi
 2011 Yuan Qu De Fei Ying (TV Series)
Song Mei Ling
 2010 Shanghai Blue
 2009 Dwelling Narrowness (TV Series)
Mrs. Song
 2007 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Prophet Ghost
- The Prophet (2007) ... Prophet Ghost
 2006 Shanghai Red
Zhu Mei Li
 2005 Eve and the Fire Horse
May-Lin Eng
 2005 Chinaman
 2005 Beauty Remains
Ying Zi
 2003 Encrypt (TV Movie)
 2003 Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb (Video Game)
Mei Ying (voice)
 2002 Red Skies (TV Movie)
Wu Wen Li
 2000 ER (TV Series)
Janet Wade
- Flight of Fancy (2000) ... Janet Wade
 2000 Roses Are Red
Lin Hui
 2000 Dinner Rush
Nicole Chan
 2000 Secret Agent Man (TV Series)
Ling #1
- Uncle S.A.M. (2000) ... Ling #1
 1999-2000 Strange World (TV Series)
Japanese Woman
- Age of Reason (2000) ... Japanese Woman
- Man Plus (2000) ... Japanese Woman
- Skin (2000) ... Japanese Woman
- Pilot (1999) ... Japanese Woman
 1999 8 ½ Women
 1998 Blindness
 1998 A Bright Shining Lie (TV Movie)
 1998 Millennium (TV Series)
Tamara Shui Fa Lee
- Siren (1998) ... Tamara Shui Fa Lee
 1996 Woman Rose
 1996 F/X: The Series (TV Series)
Taya Kwan
- Eye of the Dragon (1996) ... Taya Kwan
 1993-1996 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Miko Ishida / April Dunbar
- Kendo Killing (1996) ... Miko Ishida
- A Death in Hong Kong (1993) ... April Dunbar
 1995 Supreme Warrior (Video Game)
Yu Ching
 1995 JAG (TV Series)
Angelique Sonsiri
 1995 Highlander (TV Series)
May-Ling Shen
- They Also Serve (1995) ... May-Ling Shen
 1994 Vanishing Son IV (TV Movie)
 1994 Vanishing Son III (TV Movie)
 1994 Vanishing Son II (TV Movie)
 1994 Vanishing Son (TV Movie)
 1993 Heaven & Earth
Madame Lien
 1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Chu Hua
- Pacific Rimshot (1993) ... Chu Hua
 1993 Message from Nam (TV Movie)
France Tran
 1993 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Song Wo
- Chinatown (1993) ... Song Wo
 1993 Raven (TV Series)
Nike Kie
- Playback (1993) ... Nike Kie
 1991 Guyver
Mizky Segawa
 1990 Iron & Silk
 1989 Shadow of China
 1987 The Last Emperor
Wen Hsiu (as Wu Jun Mei)
 1986 Chao guo jie xing dong
Tong Nian (as Junmei Wu)
 1984 Hei qin ting
Qin Wan
 1983 Forever Young
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Alternate Names:

Wu Junmei | Wu Jun Mei | Junmei Wu

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To me there are no small roles only good and bad roles.


She appeared in The Last Emperor (1987) using her Chinese name Wu Jun Mei, but subsequently used her English name Vivian. See more »


Often portrays Madame Chiang on screen

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