Chao, Rosalind 1959(?)–

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Chao, Rosalind 1959(?)–


Original name, Chao Jyalin; born September 23, 1959 (some sources cite September 23, 1957), in Los Angeles (some sources say Anaheim or Orange County), CA; daughter of restaurant owners; married Simon Templeman (an actor); children. Education: University of Southern California, B.A., journalism; studied literature at Pomona College (some sources say she graduated in 1978); studied acting with Peggy Feury at The Loft.

Addresses: Agent—Don Buchwald and Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Manager—Sanders Armstrong Management, 2120 Colorado Blvd., Suite 120, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Career: Actress. Performed with the traveling company of the Peking Opera in a tour of California; appeared in television commercials, on merchandise relating to her Star Trek character, and at Star Trek conventions; KNX (CBS radio), news writer, Los Angeles, CA.

Awards, Honors: Bronze Wrangler (with others), Western Heritage awards, theatrical motion picture, 1992, for Thousand Pieces of Gold.


Film Appearances:

Mae, The Big Brawl (also known as Battle Creek, Battle Creek Brawl, and Sha shou hao), Warner Bros., 1980.

Linda Chan, An Eye for an Eye, Avco-Embassy, 1981.

Kung fu girl, Going Berserk, 1983.

Ein Chinese sucht seinen Morder, 1986.

Mrs. Bell, Slamdance (also known as Slam Dance), Island Pictures/Zenith, 1987.

Thi Hau, White Ghost, Gibraltar Entertainment, 1988.

Lalu Nathoy (also known as Polly Bemis), Thousand Pieces of Gold (also known as 1,000 Pieces of Gold), Greycat Films, 1990.

Terry, Denial (also known as Loon), I.D.L., 1991.

Cathy DiTolla, Memoirs of an Invisible Man (also known as Les aventures d'un homme invisible), Warner Bros., 1992.

Rose, The Joy Luck Club, Buena Vista, 1993.

Chinese mother, North, Columbia, 1994.

Lee, Love Affair, Warner Bros., 1994.

Claire, The End of Violence (also known as Am Ende der gewalt and Am.Ende.der.Gew@alt), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997.

Leona, What Dreams May Come, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1998.

Carla, Enemies of Laughter, Outrider Pictures, 2000.

Female customer, The Man from Elysian Fields, Fire-works Pictures, 2001, Samuel Goldwyn, 2002.

Lily, I Am Sam, New Line Cinema, 2001.

(Uncredited) Newscaster, Imposter, Dimension Films, 2002.

Ms. Montane, Inhabited, PorchLight Entertainment, 2003.

Pei-Pei, Freaky Friday, Buena Vista, 2003.

Fran, Just Like Heaven (also known as If It Only It Were True), DreamWorks, 2005.

Mei Lin, Life of the Party (also known as Glory Days), Warner Bros., 2005.

Some sources cite an appearance in It's a Small, Small World.

Television Appearances; Series:

Princess Serena (the king's eldest daughter), Anna and the King, CBS, 1972.

Miss Chung, Diff'rent Strokes, NBC, 1982–83.

Soon-Lee Klinger, After M∗A∗S∗H (also known as After-MASH), CBS, 1983–84.

Angela Bennet, Max Headroom (also known as Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future), ABC, 1987.

Keiko Ishikawa O'Brien, Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as The Next Generation and Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1991–92.

Keiko Ishikawa O'Brien, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9), syndicated, 1993–97.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Thanh Steinmetz, Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (also known as The Camarena Story, Desperados: The Camarena Story, and Desperados: The Kiki Camarena Story), NBC, 1990.

Jenny Sakai, Intruders (also known as They Are among Us), CBS, 1992.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Emily Loo T'ao, Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge (also known as The Chinese Web; episode "The Chinese Web: Parts 1 & 2" of The Amazing Spider-Man re-edited as a television movie), CBS, 1979.

Flower, The Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women (also known as Island of Saint Theresa), CBS, 1979.

Lai-Ping, The Ultimate Impostor (also known as The 72 Hour Dead Line), CBS, 1979.

Hotel clerk, The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island, NBC, 1981.

Kim King, Twirl, NBC, 1981.

Daphne Wu, Moonlight, CBS, 1982.

Rika Noda, The Terry Fox Story (also known as Heart of a Champion), HBO, 1983.

Lan Nguyen, Shooter, NBC, 1988.

Dr. Sheila Prosser, Web of Deception (also known as Mind over Murder), NBC, 1994.

Cynthia, To Love, Honor, and Deceive (also known as The Protected Wife), ABC, 1996.

Dr. Lin Yo Yu, Special Report: Journey to Mars, CBS, 1996.

Li Mei Chen, Three Blind Mice (also known as Ed McBain's "Three Blind Mice"), CBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Ambassador's daughter, "P. J. and the President's Son," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1976.

CBS team member, Battle of the Network Stars XV, ABC, 1983.

Toronto host, CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade, CBS, 1983.

"Paper Angels," American Playhouse, PBS, 1985.

"Peter Cooper," An American Portrait, CBS, 1985.

Tra Duong, "Last Flight Out," AT&T Presents, NBC, 1990.

Herself, Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western (documentary), TNT, 1997.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Lucy, the Laundress," Here's Lucy, CBS, 1970.

Dancer, "The Tide," Kung Fu, ABC, 1973.

Grace Chen, "The Summer of '69: Part 1," Kojak, CBS, 1977.

Lily, "The Mystery of the Jade Kwan Yin," The Hardy Boys Mysteries (also known as The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries), ABC, 1977.

Receptionist, "Married: Part 1," The Incredible Hulk, CBS, 1978.

Emily Chan, "The Chinese Web: Parts 1 & 2," The Amazing Spider-Man (also known as Spiderman), CBS, 1979.

Li Sin, "China Girl," How the West Was Won, ABC, 1979.

"Tuned for Destruction," A Man Called Sloane, NBC, 1979.

Ming Li, "Almost American," Diff'rent Strokes, NBC, 1981, intended as a pilot for another series.

"Julie's Return: Part 2," One Day at a Time, CBS, 1981.

"The Roller Disco Karate Caper," Lobo, NBC, 1981.

"The Reel World of Frank Buck," Bring 'Em Back Alive, CBS, 1982.

Soon-Lee, "As Time Goes By," M∗A∗S∗H, CBS, 1983.

Soon-Lee, "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen," M∗A∗S∗H, CBS, 1983.

Alice Heath, "Point of No Return," The A Team, NBC, 1986.

Li Ying, "Captive Hearts," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1986.

Li Ying, "Cease and Desist," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1986.

Li Ying, "Consumed," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1986.

Li Ying, "Dangerous Ground," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1986.

Lucy, "Smiles We Left Behind: Parts 1 & 2," Riptide, NBC, 1986.

Mary Wilson, "Not My Type," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1986.

Angie Barry, "Deities," Max Headroom (also known as Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future), Cinemax and ABC, 1987.

Colette, "Anytime, Anyplace," Stingray, NBC, 1987.

"From China with Love," Spies, CBS, 1987.

"Nobody Dies in Chinatown," Private Eye, NBC, 1987.

Li Kiem, "Grey/Brown Odyssey," Tour of Duty, CBS, 1988.

Lin Wong, "China Moon," Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1988.

Mai Ying, "Heart of Night," Miami Vice, NBC, 1988.

Elaine Nakasone, "The Way You Look Tonight," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1989.

Toy Feng, Against the Law, Fox, 1990.

Willa Camden, "California," thirtysomething, ABC, 1991.

Herself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1991.

Voice of Mrs. Li (Wanda's mother), "Under Construction," The Magic School Bus (animated; also known as Scholastic's "The Magic School Bus"), PBS, 1994.

Roberta, Under Suspicion (also known as Rose City), CBS, 1994.

Allison Granger, "Rise from the Dead," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995.

Phoebe Campbell, "Nailed," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.

Nina Chou, "Poem," Brimstone, Fox, 1998.

Anne Collins, "Passages," Get Real, Fox, 1999.

Dr. Theresa Chow, "Humpty Dumpty," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1999.

Dr. Seabourne, "Going Home," Family Law, CBS, 2000.

Claire Hines, "Filaments and Ligatures," Gideon's Crossing, ABC, 2001.

Dr. Judith Lin, "A Day Like No Other," Citizen Baines (also known as The Second Act), CBS, 2001.

Dr. Judith Lin, "Lost and Found," Citizen Baines (also known as The Second Act), CBS, 2001.

Dr. Judith Lin, "The Whole Thump-Thump-Thump," Citizen Baines (also known as The Second Act), CBS, 2001.

Jane Gentry, "The Fall's Gonna Kill You," The West Wing, NBC, 2001.

Karen, "As Others See Us," Arli$$ (also known as Arliss), HBO, 2001.

Tami Seitz, "Pictures," Once and Again, ABC, 2001.

Angela Yuan, "R.I.P.," MDs (also known as Meds and The Oath), ABC, 2002.

Patricia, "Tuesday's Child," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2002.

Arleen Cassady, "Mr. Monk Goes Back to School," Monk, USA Network, 2003.

Dr. Kim, "The Heights," The O.C. (also known as Orange County), Fox, 2003.

Dr. Kim, "The Rescue," The O.C. (also known as Orange County), Fox, 2003.

Helen Collins, "Hang on to Me," Without a Trace (also known as Vanished), CBS, 2003.

Lieutenant Maggie Chen, "Blood Sugar Sex Magik," 10-8: Officers on Duty (also known as 10-8 and 10-8: Police Patrol), ABC, 2003.

Lieutenant Maggie Chen, "Gun of a Son," 10-8: Officers on Duty (also known as 10-8 and 10-8: Police Patrol), ABC, 2003.

Lieutenant Maggie Chen, "Late for School," 10-8: Officers on Duty (also known as 10-8 and 10-8: Police Patrol), ABC, 2003.

Professor Thornhill, "Cheaters Never Prosper," The Parkers, UPN, 2003.

Dr. Geisler, "Art's Heart," Center of the Universe, CBS, 2004.

Dr. Kim, "The Rivals," The O.C. (also known as Orange County), Fox, 2004.

Dr. Kramer, "Price of Pleasure," Medical Investigation (also known as The Cure), NBC, 2004.

Lieutenant Maggie Chen, "Wild and Innocent," 10-8: Officers on Duty (also known as 10-8 and 10-8: Police Patrol), ABC, 2004.

Cindy, "Eat a Peach," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2005.

Cindy, "The Silence," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2005.

Cindy, "Time Flies," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2005.

Dr. Kim, "The Shape of Things to Come," The O.C. (also known as Orange County), Fox, 2005.

Sally, "James & the Annoying Peach," According to Jim, ABC, 2005.

Dr. Kim, "The Safe Harbor," The O.C. (also known as Orange County), Fox, 2006.

Appeared in episodes of other series, including Story-time, PBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Almost American, NBC, 1981, broadcast as an episode of Diff'rent Strokes, NBC, 1981.

Holly Sykes, "Our Kind of Town," Jack and Mike (also known as Change of Heart), ABC, 1986.

Keiko Isikawa O'Brien, "Emissary," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Emissary and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine—Emissary), syndicated, 1993.

Stage Appearances:

Judy, The Wash, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1985–86.

Green Card, Mark Taper Forum, 1985–86.

Green Card, American Theatre Exchange, Joyce Theatre, New York City, 1988.


Video Games:

Voice of Devianti, Solider of Fortune II: Double Helix, Activision, 2002.



TV Zone, October, 1996, pp. 42-45.