Sung, Elizabeth 1954–

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Sung, Elizabeth 1954–

(Elizabeth Fong Sung, F. Elizabeth Sung)


Born October 14, 1954, in Happy Valley, Hong Kong (now in China); married Peter Tulipan (a writer). Education: Juilliard School, B.F.A.; American Film Institute, M.F.A.; trained with Sanford Meisner and Milton Katselas.

Addresses: Manager—Emily Cho, Dayton Milrad Cho Management, 8306 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 56, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actress, dancer, and director. Past member of Alvin Ailey Dance Company. First East Asia Games, China, assistant producer of artistic fireworks; production coordinator for Chinese films.

Member: Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association.

Awards, Honors: ABC/Directors Guild television directing fellowship, American Film Institute; Santa Clarita International Film Festival Award, best student film, drama category, 1999, CINE Gold Eagle, Council on International Non-theatrical Events, 2000, Silver award, Worldfest Houston, and Burbank International Children's Film Festival Award, best dramatic short film, all for The Water Ghost; CINE Gold Eagle for Requiem.


Film Appearances:

Tsong Hai, Le palanquin des larmes, 1987.

Interpreter, Tango & Cash, Warner Bros., 1989.

Interrogator, China Cry: A True Story, Vision Video, 1991.

(As Elizabeth Fong Sung) Ms. Ling, Death Ring, New Line Home Video, 1993.

Palmist, Cyborg 2, Vidmark Entertainment, 1993.

Second wife, The Joy Luck Club, Buena Vista, 1993.

First technician, The Puppet Masters (also known as Robert A. Heinlein's "The Puppet Masters"), Buena Vista, 1994.

Mother, Requiem (short film), 1995.

Hong's wife, Lethal Weapon 4 (also known as Lethal 4), Warner Bros., 1998.

Richard's mother, Restless, 1998, Arrow Releasing, 2001.

Voice of Flying Snow for English version, Ying xiong (also known as Hero, Jet Li's "Hero," and Quentin Tarantino Presents: Hero), 2002.

Sakamoto's wife, Memoirs of a Geisha, Columbia, 2005.

Ma, East Broadway, Off Hollywood Pictures/Alien-Nitrate Pictures/Bigfoot Partners, 2006.

Film Work:

Director, Requiem (short film), 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Toya Morimoto, Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes, NBC, 1990.

Lan, Flowers for Matty, ABC, 1990.

Mrs. Chen, Border Line, NBC, 1999.

Ms. Kim, Gotta Kick It Up!, The Disney Channel, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Luan Volien Abbott, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R), CBS, 1994–96.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Riding the Elephant," The Equalizer, CBS, 1988.

Roxanne, "Independence Day," China Beach, ABC, 1989.

Lip reader, "Jack and Bill," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989.

Mrs. Chao, "Dead Man Dating," Charmed, The WB, 1998.

Mrs. May Fong, "Sticks and Stones," ER, NBC, 1999.

Young Shim Noh, "Reasonable Doubt," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2000.

Danielle Dwyer, Passions, NBC, three episodes, 2000–2001.

Mrs. Quon, "A Little Dad'll Do You," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2002.

Yen Marty, "Nascent," For the People (also known as Para la gente), Lifetime, 2002.

Su-Ying Zhang, "You Really Got Me," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2005.

Marilyn Park, "Love Hurts," House M.D. (also known as House), Fox, 2005.

Translator, "Silly People," Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2006.

Appeared as Dr. Warren in an episode of Picket Fences, CBS.

Television Appearances; Other:

Presenter, The 11th Annual Soap Opera Awards (special), NBC, 1995.

Kit Yee's mother, E-Ring (pilot), NBC, 2005.

Television Director; Movies:

(As F. Elizabeth Sung) The Water Ghost, Lifetime, 1998.

Stage Appearances:

Girl, "Beauty," and Movement, "Sound," Sound and Beauty, New York Shakespeare Festival, LuEsther Hall, Public Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Koharu and Osan, The Love Suicides at Amijima, New York Theatre Workshop, Perry Street Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Also appeared in productions of Widows and The Square, both Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles.


Video Games:

Voice, Rise to Honor (also known as Jet Li: Rise to Honor), Sony Computer Entertainment America, 2003.

Voice of civilian, Narc, Midway Games, 2005.


The television movie The Water Ghost, broadcast by Lifetime in 1998, was based on a story by Sung.