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22 of Ming-Na Wen’s iconic roles, from Fennec Shand to Mulan

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She has been to MCU, DCAU, Disney Universe and more.

We all know and love the amazing Fennec Shand from The book about Boba Fett and The Mandalorian. And if you did not already know, Fennec Shand is played by the beautiful, amazing and fabulous Ming-Na Wen!

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You can see both The book about Boba Fett and The Mandalorian at Disney Plus.

Wen has always wanted to be a part of Star wars franchise, so the role is a dream come true for her. “It’s been four decades where I’ve dreamed of being in some Star wars project. It’s a little surreal, ”she told Bustle.

“I really admire who Fennec is because there are so many qualities about her that I wish I had. She’s fearless. She’s extremely good at her profession. And she’s very honest. Oh, yes, it is. well my qualities. ” She continued.

Star wars fans also embraced Wen as Fennec Shand, which was an extreme relief for the Chinese-American actress. “It’s such a really emotional as well as a satisfying relief that your character is well received because Star wars “fans are very, very strong in their opinions and they know what they like and it’s great when it matches their expectations,” Wen told People.

She even went on to express the beloved character in the animated series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch.

Disney / Lucasfilm

You can see Star Wars: The Bad Batch at Disney Plus.

In addition to Fennec Shand, Ming-Na Wen has played many other iconic roles (IYKYK 😉). So if you can not wait to see her again in the next seasons of The book about Boba Fett and The Mandalorianhere are 22 more movies and series you can see her in:


Jing-mei (June) Woo ind Joy Luck Club

Hollywood Pictures / Walt Disney Pictures

June was one of Wen’s first few roles, and she served as the main narrator, building a bridge between mothers and daughters in Joy Luck Club.


Chun-Li ind Street Fighter

Universal Pictures / Columbia Pictures

Street Fighter was “one of [Wen’s] first entry into the action movie genre, “according to IGN,” I’m grateful [Street Fighter] laid the foundation for me, in fact, in being able to do half the things that I can do now in fighting and moving, and being able to do this kind of genre. I love it.”

She also voiced Chun-Li in the video game Street Fighter: The Movie.

She continued to tune in to Mulan Ralph breaks the internet, Sofie the first, House of Mouse, and Kingdom hearts computer games. She also made a cameo as a “respected guest” in live-action 2020 Mulan customization.

Walt Disney Pictures, Disney – ABC Domestic Television, Walt Disney Television Animation / Buena Vista Television, Disney / Nintendo / Square Enix / Square, Jasin Boland / © Disney + / Courtesy Everett Collection

You can see Mulan (1998), Mulan (2020), and Ralph breaks the internet at Disney Plus.


Lisa Wu / Jade ind Spawn: the animated series

HBO Animation / Todd McFarlane Entertainment

It’s badass after badass with Ming-Na Wen. Lisa Wu is first introduced as a skilled reporter investigating spawning murders and later revealed as a bounty hunter with amazing reflexes.


Dr. Jing-Mei “Deb” Chen ind IS


Dr. Jing-Mei “Deb” Chen is a physician specializing in emergency medicine in IS. She started the show as a medical student and ended up as a treating physician.


Detective Ellen Yin ind Batman

Warner Bros. TV distribution

Ellen Yin is a detective in the Gotham City Police Department who originally worked to capture Batman, but eventually became his ally. She works with Batman and goes on missions with him throughout the series.


Agent Lin Mei ind Disappeared

Osprey Productions / 20th Century Fox Television

Lin Mei is an FBI agent who is part of the team investigating the disappearance of Sara Collins, the second wife of the Georgia senator.


Gui Nai Nai ind Ni Hao, Kai-Lan


It’s her on the computer screen! Gui Nai Nai is Kai-Lan’s great-grandmother and sister of her grandfather.


Dr. Elisha Crowe ind Balaften

Sony Pictures / Screen Gems, / Newmarket Films / Alliance Communications

Balaften is a slasher movie in which a high school girl sees her former teacher murder her entire family. A few years after this event, the former teacher escapes custody and kills anyone who disrupts his “reunion” with her.


Linda Harris ind Two and a half men

CBS / Warner Bros. TV distribution

Linda Harris is a city council judge who has a brief relationship with Charlie Harper.


Camile Wray ind SGU Stargate Universe

Carol Segal / © Sci-Fi (Syfy) / Courtesy: Everett Collection

Camile Wray is a highly trusted and well-respected staff member for International Oversight Advisory and was the primary representative of Icarus Base.


U.S. Senator Michaela Wen enters Eureka

NBC Universal Television Distribution

Michaela Wen is a senator who heads the Department of Defense to oversee and operate Eureka. Her character in the show was actually named after her daughter, Michaela!


Farmworld Minerva i Adventure Time

Frederator Studios / Cartoon Network Studios / Warner Bros. TV distribution

Farmworld Minerva is a version of Finn’s biological mother who lives in an alternate timeline of Earth’s existence called Farmworld.


Dr. Hirano ind Phineas and Ferb

Disney-ABC domestic television

Dr. Hirano is the mother of Stacy Hirano (Candace’s best friend). You can see Phineas and Ferb at Disney Plus.


Agent Melinda May ind Agents from SHIELD

ABC Studios / Marvel Television / Mutant Enemy ProductionsDistributor / Walt Disney Television

Melinda May, aka The Cavalry, is a very skilled SHIELD agent in Marvel’s Agents from SHIELD Hopefully we get to see her in the MCU, but so far you can see her kicking ass Agents from SHIELD at Disney Plus.


Weigh in Sofie the first

Disney-ABC domestic television

Vega is a protector of Mystic Isles, inviting Princess Sofia to receive training as a protector of EverRealm. She is also a Windwalker, who are creatures that look like humans but with wings on their backs.


Phyla-Vell ind Guardians of the Galaxy (animated series)

Marvel Animation / Disney-ABC domestic TV

Phyla-Vell is a Titanian-Kree Hybrid that has superhuman strength, flight, energy projection and absorption, and cosmic consciousness. You can see Guardians of the Galaxy (series) at Disney Plus.


Agent Savannah ind Milo Murphy’s Law

Disney TV animation

Savannah is a first-class agent working for the Bureau of Time Travel with his partner, Brick, to complete their missions. You can see Milo Murphy’s Law at Disney Plus.


Elaine Lee / Stephanie i Fresh from the boat

John Fleenor via Getty Images, Kelsey McNeal / Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

Did anyone notice that she was playing two different characters while watching this series? The more Ming-Na Wen, the more fun!

Elaine Lee quickly becomes one of Jessica’s new friends after giving her parenting advice. Stephanie is one of Louis ‘old friends who performs “Asian Flush” with the rest of Louis’ friends.


Aunt Sandra ind Nora from Queens

ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks

Aunt Sandra is Nora’s bohemian, earthly and spiritual aunt who comes to visit with her son (or to drop off her son at Nora’s family for a few days). Her last scene in the episode is frankly my favorite in the series, just before Simu Liu’s Garbage Boy bite.


Natsumaru ind Yasuke


Natsumaru is affiliated with the Iga Clas, which infiltrates Nobunaga Oda’s rank and works as one of his samurai.


… and finally Jasmine in Pretty smart


Jasmine is the estranged mother and former manager of Jayden, who reunites with her after she offers him a high-profile sponsorship.

Ming-Na Wen is set to appear in Gremlins: Mogwais Secrets as Fong Wing and Glitter & Doom as Ivy. You can also check her out in season 2 of Hacks premieres May 12 on HBO Max!

What are your favorite roles in Ming-Na Wen? If we missed anyone, feel free to shout them out in the comments below!

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