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Short Info

Net Worth$10 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 13, 1968
FactShe graduated from The Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Kelly Hu is an American actress, voice artist, and former fashion model. She was born on February 13, 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Juanita Perez, a housewife, and Herbert Hu, a salesman and racecar driver. She has four brothers and one sister. Hu attended Maʻemaʻe Elementary School and Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu. She then studied drama at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and graduated in 1990 with a BFA degree in acting.

Hu began her career as a fashion model in Asia and came to Los Angeles in 1991 to pursue an acting career. She landed her first acting role in the television series Growing Pains in 1992. She has since appeared in numerous television shows and films, including Nash Bridges, The Scorpion King, X2: X-Men United, Cradle 2 the Grave, The Tournament, and Arrow.

Hu has won several awards for her work, including an MTV Movie Award, an Asian Excellence Award, and a Teen Choice Award. She was also nominated for a Saturn Award.

As of 2021, Kelly Hu’s net worth is estimated to be $8 million. She has earned most of her wealth from her successful career as an actress.

General Info

Full NameKelly Hu
Net Worth$10 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 13, 1968
Height1.65 m
ProfessionActivist, Voice Actor, Model, Professional Poker Player
EducationPepperdine University, Kamehameha Schools


ParentsHerbert Hu, Juanita Hu
SiblingsGlenn Hu


NominationsMTV Movie Award for Best Fight
MoviesThe Scorpion King, X2, Cradle 2 the Grave, The Tournament, Shanghai Kiss, Underclassman, The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, White Frog, No Way Back, The Air I Breathe, Almost Perfect, Surf Ninjas, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Succubus: Hell...
TV ShowsPhineas and Ferb, In Case of Emergency, Afro Samurai, Threat Matrix, Nash Bridges, Martial Law, Sunset Beach, The 100, Miss Teen USA

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1My brother taught me how to fight. I was the neighborhood bully.
2The hardest point in my life right now is trying to figure out what I'm gonna wear.
3I 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.
4I've managed to keep my clothes on for everything I've done so far.


1She's the spokesperson in a Viagra commercial. [2015]
2Announced that she will be performing in the play "Vagina Monologues" in Honolulu, her hometown. [May 2003]
3She successfully completed the Honolulu Marathon on Dec. 10, 2006, in just under five hours, finishing 7212th out of more than 28,000 runners.
4Took part in many elementary-school and high-school theatrical productions.
5She was cast in the attempted remake of Dark Shadows (2005) for the WB in 2003-2004. She was ironically cast as the indomitable Dr. Julia Hoffman, a role immortalized by the late Grayson Hall.
6For a recent magazine interview, she showed how she made her favorite dish -- pork lumpia (fried spring rolls).
7Had only one line of dialog in X2 (2003).
8Has a dog named Mushu.
9First Asian-American to be featured on the cover of Maxim magazine. That issue was the biggest-selling issue in the magazine's history.
10In 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.
11Winner of the Miss Photogenic award at Miss USA 1993.
12Finished in the Top 6 at Miss USA 1993.
13Has a black belt in karate.
14Co-owned a fast food restuarant, Basic Bites, with her ex-boyfriend.
15Her cousin is the playwright Jenelle Riley.
16Her first big break was as Kirk Cameron's love interest on the hit TV show, Growing Pains (1985).
17Father raised exotic birds.
18Her mother worked as a Draftsperson for city and county of Honolulu.
19She graduated from The Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, Hawaii.
20Her older brother is a Lt. Colonel in US Army.
21Was the very first Asian American female to be crowned Miss Teen USA (1985).
22Miss Hawaii USA 1993.




Maximum Impact2016post-productionKate
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2013-2016TV SeriesKarai
Kepler's Dream2016Irene
Beyond the Game2016/II
Being Mary Jane2015TV SeriesAlana
Death Valley2015/IGreenstreet
Infinite Crisis2015Video GameKatana (voice, uncredited)
Battlefield Hardline2015Video GameKhai Minh Dao (voice)
Arrow2012-2015TV SeriesChina White
Phineas and Ferb2007-2014TV SeriesStacy Stacy Hirano Additional Voices ...
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze2014Video GameKarai (voice)
High School Possession2014TV MovieDenise Brady
Age of Tomorrow2014VideoDr. Gordon
Warehouse 132013-2014TV SeriesAbigail Chow
The 1002014TV SeriesCallie 'Cece' Cartwig
Young Justice: Legacy2013Video GameJade Nguyen Cheshire Manta Trooper ... (voice)
Batman: Arkham Origins2013Video GameLady Shiva (voice)
Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2013Video GameKarai (voice)
They Die by Dawn2013
Scooby-Doo! Spooky Scarecrow2013Video shortMaizy (voice)
The Haumana2013Linda
Sleeping Dogs: Year of the Snake2013Video GameInspector Jane Teng (voice)
Young Justice2011-2013TV SeriesJade Nguyen Cheshire Paula Crock ...
Castle2013TV SeriesScarlet Jones
Sleeping Dogs2012Video GameTeng (voice)
Breakout Kings2012TV SeriesKendra Park
Fairly Legal2012TV SeriesLydia
White Frog2012Aunt May
The Vampire Diaries2010-2011TV SeriesPearl Zhu
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2011TV SeriesAngie Salinger
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension2011TV MovieStacy Hirano (voice)
Hawaii Five-02010-2011TV SeriesLaura Hills
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights2011VideoLaira (voice)
Almost Perfect2011/IVanessa Lee
Wo zhi nv ren xin2011Girl in Lotto Commercial
A Mann's World2011TV MovieLei
Batman: Under the Red Hood2010VideoMs. Li (voice)
NCIS2009TV SeriesLee Wuan Kai
NCIS: Los Angeles2009TV SeriesLee Wuan Kai
In Plain Sight2009TV SeriesJane Kwan / Ahn Li
Army Wives2008-2009TV SeriesJordana Davis
Terminator Salvation2009Video GameWells Resistance Soldier (voice)
The Tournament2009Lai Lai Zhen
Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword2009VideoMiyumi Miss Mirimoto (voice)
The Spectacular Spider-Man2009TV SeriesSha Shan Nguyen Titania
Ninja Blade2009Video GameRyoko Kurokawa (English version, voice)
Afro Samurai2009Video GameOkiku Osachi (voice)
Numb3rs2009TV SeriesAlice Chen
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2008TV SeriesKelly Sun
Dim Sum Funeral2008Cindy
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 32008Video GameSuki Toyama
Farm House2008Lilith
Dead Space: Downfall2008VideoShen (voice)
Fracture2008Video Game voice
Robot Chicken2005-2008TV SeriesOlive Oyl Lawyer Girl ...
Stiletto2008/IIDetective Hanover
Area 572007TV MovieDr. Annabelle Fermi
The Air I Breathe2007Jiyoung
In Case of Emergency2007TV SeriesKelly Lee
Succubus: Hell-Bent2007VideoDetective Pei
Shanghai Kiss2007Micki Yang
Afro Samurai2007TV Mini-SeriesOkiku
Las Vegas2006TV SeriesNatalie Ko
Devil's Den2006Caitlin
Americanese2006Brenda Nishitani
CSI: NY2005-2006TV SeriesDetective Kaile Maka
The Book of Daniel2006TV SeriesKristine Ho
Mayday2005TV MovieSharon Crandall
Underclassman2005Lisa Brooks
Dark Shadows2005TV MovieDr. Julia Hoffman
Threat Matrix2004TV SeriesAgent Mia Chen
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords2004Video GameVisas Marr (voice)
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear2004TV MovieLana
Boomtown2003TV SeriesRachel Durrel
X22003Yuriko Oyama Lady Deathstrike
Cradle 2 the Grave2003Sona
The Scorpion King2002The Sorceress
Martial Law1998-2000TV SeriesChen Pei Pei
Nash Bridges1997-1998TV SeriesInsp. Michelle Chan
Malcolm & Eddie1998TV SeriesWendy
Fakin' Da Funk1997Kwee-Me
Sunset Beach1997TV SeriesRae Chang
Mr. & Mrs. Smith1996TV SeriesMs. Jones
Pacific Blue1996TV SeriesWendy Trang
One West Waikiki1996TV SeriesDr. Midori
The Sentinel1996TV SeriesChristine Hung
Murder One1996TV SeriesNatalie Cheng - Richard's Secretary
In the Fold1996TV MovieEns. Yukiko Fujisaki
Maybe This Time1995TV SeriesJennifer
Strange Days1995Anchor Woman
No Way Back1995Seiko Kobayashi
Renegade1994TV SeriesKathy Maruyama
Melrose Place1994TV SeriesAndrea
Burke's Law1994TV SeriesDawn
L.A.X. 21941994TV Movie
Surf Ninjas1993Ro-May
Raven1993TV SeriesPele
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man1991Suzie
The Doors1991Dorothy (as Kelly Ann Hu)
CBS Schoolbreak Special1990TV SeriesEmily
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan1989Eva Watanabe
21 Jump Street1989TV SeriesKim Van Luy
Tour of Duty1989TV SeriesVietnamese DJ
Night Court1988TV SeriesKista
Growing Pains1987-1988TV SeriesMelia


Phineas and Ferb2011TV Series performer - 1 episode


Extinction Soup2014DocumentaryHerself
Model Turned Superstar2014TV SeriesHerself
TableTop2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Cinema Couch2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Super Power Beat Down2013TV Series shortHerself
Hell's Kitchen2013TV SeriesHerself - Restaurant Patron
EcoDivas TV2013TV SeriesHerself
True Crime: The Movie2012DocumentaryInspector Teng (voice)
Kokua for Japan2011TV MovieHerself
The Jace Hall Show2009-2011TV SeriesHerself
Iron Chef America: The Series2010TV SeriesHerself - ICA Judge / Actress
Farm House: Behind the Scenes2009Video documentary shortHerself
Heroes Among Us: The 2009 Hero Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
2008 Asian Excellence Awards2008TV Movie documentary
Yes We Can2008Video shortHerself
Howard Stern on Demand2007TV SeriesHerself
2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2007TV MovieHerself
WWE Raw2007TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007TV SeriesHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2004-2007TV SeriesHerself
2006 Asian Excellence Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Last Laugh '052005TV MovieHerself
Love Lounge2005TV SeriesHerself
Forever in Our Hearts: The Making of Documentary2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Confessions of an Action Star2005Herself / Undercover Cop
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001-2004TV SeriesHerself
2004 MTV Movie Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHerself
The Second Uncanny Issue of X-Men! Making 'X2'2003Video documentaryHerself
X2 Global Webcast Highlights2003Video documentary shortHerself
Conquest of Hawaii2003TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
G-Phoria2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHerself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period2003TV SeriesHerself
6th Annual Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Awards2003TV Special documentaryHerself
MADtv2003TV SeriesHerself
HBO First Look2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Player$2003TV SeriesHerself
Costume Design: 'The Scorpion King'2002Video documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Spotlight on Location: The Making of 'The Scorpion King'2002Video documentary shortHerself
Working with Animals: 'The Scorpion King'2002Video documentary shortHerself
2002 ABC World Stunt Awards2002TV SpecialHerself - Presenter (uncredited)
Howard Stern2002TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2002TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Squares1999-2002TV SeriesHerself
Iron Chef USA: Showdown in Las Vegas2001TV Special documentaryHerself - Judge
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Pajama Party2000TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Arrow: Year One2013TV MovieChina White
The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption2012VideoThe Sorceress (uncredited)
X-Men: Evolution of a Trilogy2006Video documentary shortHerself


Won Awards

2014BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Action/DramaTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)

Nominated Awards

2015BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Action/DramaTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
2014BTVA Video Game Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Video GameBatman: Arkham Origins (2013)
2014BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Action/DramaTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
2013BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Action/DramaYoung Justice (2010)
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightX2 (2003)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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