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Overview (3)

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Birth NameKelly Ann Hu
Height 5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Mini Bio (1)

On February 13th, 1968, a girl of Chinese, English, and Hawaiian ancestry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father, Herbert, was a salesman and her mother, Juanita, worked many odd jobs to help support the family. She has one older brother, Glenn. She is a former Miss Teen USA, and modeled in Japan and Italy for several months before deciding to relocate to L.A. and try her hand at show business. She received her break on TV's Growing Pains (1985) in 1987 and never looked back.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: John Sacksteder <jsack@ka.net> (with C-Minor edit)

Family (2)

Parents Hu, Herbert
Hu, Juanita
Relatives Hu, Glenn (sibling)
Jenelle Riley (cousin)

Trivia (21)

Miss Hawaii USA 1993.
In 1985 she was the first Asian-American female to be crowned Miss Teen USA.
Her older brother is a US Army Lieutenant Colonel.
Graduated from The Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, HI.
Her mother worked as a draftswoman for the city and county of Honolulu.
Father raised exotic birds.
Her first big break was as Kirk Cameron's love interest on Growing Pains (1985).
Cousin of playwright Jenelle Riley.
Co-owned a fast-food restaurant, Basic Bites, with her ex-boyfriend.
Has a black belt in karate.
Finished in the Top 6 at Miss USA 1993.
Winner of the Miss Photogenic award at Miss USA 1993.
In May 2005 she visited with soldiers in Iraq alongside Dean Cain and Amanda Swisten. Unfortunately, she had to cut her visit short due to personal matters.
First Asian-American to be featured on the cover of "Maxim" magazine. That issue was the biggest-selling issue in the magazine's history.
Has a dog named Mushu.
Was cast as "Dr. Julie Hoffman" in a proposed remake of Dark Shadows (2005) for the WB in 2003-04.
Took part in many elementary-school and high-school theatrical productions.
She successfully completed the Honolulu Marathon on Dec. 10, 2006, in just under five hours, finishing 7212th out of more than 28,000 runners.
Announced that she will be performing in the play "Vagina Monologues" in Honolulu, her hometown. [May 2003]
She's the spokesperson in a Viagra commercial. [2015]
In 2017 she won the "Pioneer in Entertainment Award" from OCA (Organization of Chinese Americans).

Personal Quotes (4)

I've managed to keep my clothes on for everything I've done so far.
I was doing poorly in a US history class . . . partly, I think, because Hawaii is so isolated from the rest of the country. So my mother took me to Philadelphia and Boston to see the Liberty Bell and other famous sites. I ended up getting an A in the course.
The hardest point in my life right now is trying to figure out what I'm gonna wear.
My brother taught me how to fight. I was the neighborhood bully.

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