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Overview (3)

Born in Southern California, USA
Birth NameShel Wei
Height 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Most widely known for her work on prime time television on shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, House (FOX), ER, Grey's Anatomy, The OC, 8 Simple Rules (Disney), The Deep End (ABC), the critically acclaimed Aaron Sorkin series, Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip (NBC), Julia Ling starred as the popular "nerd-herder" Anna Wu on Chuck. This action-comedy garnered international support, and Ling was voted as "No.1 Woman of Geek Culture" by G4TV. After voicing the live action character "Izumi" for the video game, Command and Conquer (EA), Ling toured the world to raise money for charities. In the 2007 Jackie Chan Disciples martial arts competition, Ling was selected as a Finalist to compete in the International Top 100 and won "Best Acting Award" for her performance.

As a dancer, her first award-winning solo performance aired on national television when she was 8 years old. At sixteen, she was selected as a State Finalist in the "Miss America Pageant" and was awarded by Congressman David Dreier for over one hundred hours of volunteer service to her local hospital. After nine years of playing the piano, Ling received a diploma from the Royal Board of Music. She graduated high school second in her class with a 4.0 GPA, then went on to UCLA where she majored in chemical engineering and became Vice President of Engineering Society and honorary member of Society of Women Engineers. She returned to UCLA to study film producing and receive a professional certificate in the Mandarin Chinese language.

Ling later joined the star cast of FOX sitcom, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, voiced a sketch in Chinese for Conan O'Brien, performed opposite Academy Award winner Adrien Brody in the movie "High School," and starred in a number of independent films, but Ling could not contain her passion as a film-maker. While on set as an actress, she shadowed notable directors as Jay Chandrasekhar, Timothy Busfield, Leslie Linka Glatter and many others. She studied film producing at UCLA and was largely self taught through experience and studying from her mentors in the field. UCI awarded her the Anne Frank Researcher Award for her film-making efforts on a historical documentary.

Ling launched her own production company, Silver Rose Entertainment, for writing, script coverage, and film production. The company's clients included scientists from Cal Tech, University of Illinois, other filmmakers and commercial companies. In recent years, Ling joined the cast of a few feature films, and also co-created, produced and starred in a couple of her own short films: "Brotherhood" which won overall best action in the 2-minute category at the Urban Action Film Festival, and "Tango Down" which won "Best Short Film" at the 573 Film Festival in Perryville, MO. She appeared on Fox 2 St. Louis prior to the screening to promote "Tango Down."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Andrew Kinh

Trivia (6)

Speaks fluent English, Mandarin, and German.
While in high school, Julia was president of the National Honor Society, the Literature Club, the Amnesty Club, the Chinese Club, and the German Club.
She learned to play the piano when she was six years old.
When she was sixteen years old, Julia was a state finalist in the Miss America Pageants.
Has her own production company: Silver Rose Entertainment, Inc.
Julia went to UCLA where she majored in Chemical Engineering and was Vice-President of the Engineering Society.

Personal Quotes (4)

I love swimming with my hair loose, because I feel like Ariel from The Little Mermaid, with my long hair floating in the water.
Shooting a gun is like swimming. It's a good skill to have. You pray that you never have to use it, but you better know how to when you do need it.
I could have sworn a little boy was sitting on the moon tonight. It's so storybook perfect!
A young aspiring actress wrote me and asked, "How do you stay happy in such a tough industry?" Love like there is no tomorrow. Let go of what you cannot control. Soak in the sun. Swim in the lakes. Breathe in the fresh air. Donate to Houston (if you have cash to spare). Turn off social media (except to like Julia Ling's posts). Take no shit. Give no fucks. Keep no prisoners. But be the most genuinely loving person you can be. Train hard. Ask for nothing. Laugh at yourself. Listen with interest. Don't complain. Look inward and ask yourself what you can do better. Have the courage to keep going in spite of fear. Have the faith to follow your intuition. Dance. Try something new. Read, a lot. Don't stop learning. Be kind. Inspire others. Give. Have a plan to kill intruders and destroy your enemies. Be the best version of you, for yourself, instead of an almost-somebody, for someone else.

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