|Born||Shel Wei Lin 林小微
February 14, 1983
Temple City, California
Julia Ling, born Shel Wei Lin (Chinese: 林小微; pinyin: Lín Xiǎowēi) (born February 14, 1983), is an American actress. Her television work includes recurring roles on NBC series such as ER, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and most recently, as a series regular on Chuck.
Early life and education
At age 6, Julia Ling won the "Best Storyteller Award" by Chinese World News for storytelling. Ling's artwork was featured on the front page of Pasadena Star News and in magazines and festivals. By age 9, Ling was performing award-winning solo dances throughout California, and her umbrella dance had aired on national television.
At Temple City High School, as a scholar athlete, she competed in dance, tennis, and swimming. In 1997, Congressman David Dreier recognized Ling for her community service at the local hospital. At age 16, after nine years of playing the piano, Ling graduated from the Royal Board of Music.
At UCLA, Ling majored in biomedical chemical engineering. She was Treasurer of the Chemical Engineering Society, Vice President of the Engineering Society of UCLA, and honorary member of the Society of Women Engineers.
Ling has starred in over 20 independent films and had numerous TV roles. She made her TV debut in 2003 on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and later starred in the recurring role of Kim Tao on NBC's critically acclaimed Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. She played Anna Wu on NBC's Chuck for 3 seasons. Her other major guest and recurring roles on television include stints on 8 Simple Rules, House, ER, Grey's Anatomy, The O.C. and The Deep End.
In 2007, Ling competed in the martial arts competition Jackie Chan Disciples. She was selected as a "Top Four Finalist" representing the U.S. at the International Finalists tournament in China. Her performance also won her the "Best Acting Award". She was unable to compete in China because of her role on Chuck.
In 2008, Ling voiced and filmed her first live action series for the video game Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3.
|2003||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Power Potential #2 (episode "Chosen")|
|8 Simple Rules||Bridget's Friend|
|House||Anne Ling (episode "Sleeping Dogs Lie")|
|ER||Michelle (episode "Out on a Limb")|
|Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip||Kim Tao (5 episodes)|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Emma Rachel Lane (episode "Forever Young")|
|ER||Mae Lee Park (5 episodes)|
|The O.C.||Lucy (episode "The Dream Lover")|
|2007-2010||Chuck||Anna Wu (seasons 1-3)|
|2009||Dead Reckoning||Natasha Lam|
|Love Sick Diaries||Origami Girl|
|Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising||Izumi|
|2010||High School||Charlyne Phuc|
|Cinder (short film)||Mei|
|2011||I Hate My Teenage Daughter||Jane (Pilot)|
|Halloween Knight (short film)||Val|
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