Hu, Kelly 1968–

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HU, Kelly 1968–

(Kelly Ann Hu)


Born February 13, 1968, in Honolulu, HI; daughter of Herbert Hu (in sales) and Juanita Takara (an engineering drafter); stepdaughter of Roy Takara (an engineer). Avocational Interests: Karate (brown belt), swimming.

Addresses: Agent—Craig Shapiro, Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Manager— Mosaic Media Group, 9200 Sunset Blvd., 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Publicist—Creative Public Relations, 3385 Oak Glen Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068.

Career: Actress. Appeared in several television commercials; worked as a model in Japan and Italy. As a beauty pageant contestant, named Miss Teen USA, 1985, and Miss Hawaii USA, 1993. Former owner of the restaurant Basic Bites.

Awards, Honors: MTV Movie Award nomination (with Hugh Jackman), best fight, 2004, for X2.


Film Appearances:

Eva Watanabe, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Paramount, 1989.

(As Kelly Ann Hu) Dorothy, The Doors, TriStar, 1991.

Suzie, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/Pathe, 1991.

Ro–May, Surf Ninjas (also known as Surf Warriors), New Line Cinema, 1993.

Anchor woman, Strange Days, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1995.

Kwee–Me, Fakin' da Funk, 1997.

Cassandra (The Sorceress), The Scorpion King, Universal, 2002.

Sona, Cradle 2 the Grave, Warner Bros., 2003.

Yuriko Oyama/Lady Deathstrike, X2 (also known as X–Men 2, X–Men 2: X–Men United, and X2: X–Men United), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2003.

Lisa Brooks, The Underclassman, Miramax, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Inspector Michelle Chan, Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1997–1998.

Dr. Rae Chung, Sunset Beach, NBC, 1997–1999.

Grace Chen/Chen Pei Pei, Martial Law, CBS, 1998–2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Ensign Yukiko Fujisaki, Star Command (also known as In the Fold), UPN, 1996.

Seiko Kobayashi, No Way Back, HBO, 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Miss Teen USA, CBS, 1986.

Color commentator, Miss Teen USA, CBS, 1990.

Emily, American Eyes, CBS, 1990.

Color commentator, Miss Teen USA, CBS, 1991.

Special commentator, The 1993 Miss Teen USA Pageant, CBS, 1993.

Funny Flubs & Screw–Ups IV, CBS, 1999.

Judge, The 49th Annual Miss USA Pageant, CBS, 2000.

Guest, Maxim Hot 100, NBC, 2003.

Herself, X–Pose: X2 Mutants Uncovered, Fox, 2003.

Herself, Maxim Hot 100, VH1, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 2002 ABC World Stunt Awards, ABC, 2002.

Herself, G–Phoria (video game awards), G4, 2003.

Presenter, Third Annual Taurus World Stunt Awards, USA Network, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Kelly Ann Hu) Melia, "Aloha: Parts 1 & 2," Growing Pains, ABC, 1987.

(As Kelly Ann Hu) Melia, "Great Expectations," Growing Pains, ABC, 1988.

Voice of Vietnamese disc jockey, "Saigon: Parts 1 & 2," Tour of Duty, CBS, 1989.

"Danny Got His Gun: Parts 2 & 3," Night Court, NBC, 1989.

"The Dragon and the Angel," 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1989.

Pele, "Heat," Raven, CBS, 1993.

Andrea, "Parting Glances," Melrose Place, Fox, 1994.

Kathy Maruyama, "Black Wind," Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, 1994.

Jennifer, "Please Re–Lease Me," Maybe This Time, ABC, 1995.

Christine, "Cypher," The Sentinel, UPN, 1996.

Dr. Midori, "Battle of the Titans," One West Waikiki, syndicated, 1996.

Ms. Jones, "The Second Episode," Mr. & Mrs. Smith, CBS, 1996.

Natalie Cheng, "Chapter Nineteen," Murder One, ABC, 1996.

Natalie Cheng, "Chapter Twenty, Murder One, ABC, 1996.

Wendy Trang, "The Enemy Within," Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1996.

Wendy, "Car Trouble," Malcolm & Eddie, UPN, 1998.

Guest, The Hollywood Squares, UPN, c. 1998.

Happy Hour, USA Network, c. 1999.

Guest, Pajama Party, Oxygen, 2000.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2001 and 2003.

Guest, The Howard Stern Show, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Guest, "Football Player$," Player$, 2003.

Rachel Durrell, "Inadmissible," Boomtown, NBC, 2003.

Rachel Durrell, "The Love of Money," Boomtown, NBC, 2003.

Guest, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Fox Sports Network, 2003.

Guest, Mad TV, Fox, 2003.

Herself, "The Rock," Biography (also known as A&E Biography), Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Mia (some sources cite Lin), "Cambodia," Threat Matrix, ABC, 2004.

Mia (some sources cite Lin), "Extremist Makeover," Threat Matrix, ABC, 2004.

Mia (some sources cite Lin), "19 Seconds," Threat Matrix, ABC, 2004.

Guest, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2004.

Appeared as Dawn in an episode of Burke's Law, CBS; also appeared as a guest in The Test, FX Channel.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

LAX 2194, Fox, 1994.

Dr. Julia Hoffman, Dark Shadows, The WB, 2004.



The Second Uncanny Issue of X–Men! Making "X2" (also known as The Second Uncanny Issue of X–Men), Twentieth Century–Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.



Esquire, May, 2003.

Femme Fatales, May 7, 1999, pp. 8–17; December 7, 2000, pp. 8–15; June 7, 2002, pp. 8–11.

Maxim, May, 2002, pp. 107–109.

Movieline's Hollywood Life, May, 2003, pp. 34–35.

People Weekly, September 6, 1999, pp. 139–40.

Playboy, June, 2003, p. 27.

Premiere (United States), March, 2003, p. 23.

Rolling Stone, May 9, 2002, p. 48.

Shape, January, 2000, p. 50.

TV Guide, April 17, 1999, pp. 32–33.


Official Kelly Hu Web Site,, June 19, 2004.