Vanessa Kai

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An actor, collaborator, and native New Yorker, Vanessa Kai was born Vanessa Kwong. After her parents divorced, Kai legally changed her name to combine the surnames of both her parents: (K)wong & Ng(ai). Kai studied acting at New York City's LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, also known as the "FAME" school. She is also a ... See full bio »

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Known For

Kung Fu Pei-Ling Zhang / The Alchemist
New Amsterdam Dr. Izuka / Dr. Suzanne Izuka
Orange Is the New Black Elizabeth Wilkinson
The Blacklist Red's Driver


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  On the Line (Short) (completed)
Captain Kim
 2021-2022 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Pei-Ling Zhang / The Alchemist
- Villains (2022) ... Pei-Ling Zhang
- Rescue (2022) ... Pei-Ling Zhang
- Harvest (2022) ... Pei-Ling Zhang
- Harmony (2022) ... Pei-Ling Zhang
- The Compass (2022) ... Pei-Ling Zhang
 2020 Gabriel's Inferno: Part One
Dr. Ling
 2018 New Amsterdam (TV Series)
Dr. Izuka / Dr. Suzanne Izuka
- Rituals (2018) ... Dr. Izuka
- Pilot (2018) ... Dr. Suzanne Izuka
 2017 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
CIA Agent
- Women Transform the World (2017) ... CIA Agent
 2017 Second Chance Christmas (TV Movie)
Dr. Levitt
 2017 Off the Rails
 2015 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Red's Driver
- The Troll Farmer (No. 38) (2015) ... Red's Driver
 2015 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Elizabeth Wilkinson
- Finger in the Dyke (2015) ... Elizabeth Wilkinson
 2015 Behind the Mirror
Dr. Rezniak
 2015 Gotham (TV Series)
Board Member #2
- The Blind Fortune Teller (2015) ... Board Member #2
 2015 The Mysteries of Laura (TV Series)
Marcia Collinsworth
- The Mystery of the Deemed Dealer (2015) ... Marcia Collinsworth
 2014 The Leftovers (TV Series)
Parent at School
- The Garveys at Their Best (2014) ... Parent at School
 2011 My Last Day Without You
Ticketing Agent
 2009 Smoke and Mirrors (Short)
Mrs. Lee
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Reporter #2
- Hammered (2009) ... Reporter #2
 2009 A NY Thing (TV Movie)
Cool Girl
 2009 Freud's Magic Powder (Short)
The Japanese Wife
 2008 Death in Love
Asian Woman
 1997 Get That Number (Short)
Girl Rapper
 1996 Educating Matt Waters (TV Movie)
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