Thuy Thu Le
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|Thuy Thu Le|
August 23, 1973 |
Saigon, South Vietnam
|Spouse(s)||Phan Quang Binh|
Thuy Thu Le (born 23 August 1973) is an American actress.
Thuy Thu Le was born in Saigon, South Vietnam. She was raised and educated in the United States, after her parents left Saigon during the Vietnam War. Thuy was only an infant at the time. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and is bilingual. She speaks fluent Vietnamese and English.
Thuy Thu Le is best known for her role(s) in the 1989 Brian De Palma film Casualties of War, starring Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn. She played a South Vietnamese peasant girl named Tran Thi Oanh, who lived in a remote village in South Vietnam. She was kidnapped, raped and murdered by a group of soldiers. Le played a dual role in the same film as an Asian student that Fox's character, Eriksson meets aboard a train in San Francisco, California. This end scene takes place some years after the events with Oanh in the Vietnam War.
Though she delivered a critically acclaimed performance in Casualties of War, Thuy Thu Le retired from acting. As of 2005[update], she works as a schoolteacher in California. She is married and has three children.