Christina Chang

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Christina Chang
Born (1971-06-29) June 29, 1971 (age 45)
Taipei, Taiwan
Alma mater University of Washington
Occupation Actress/presenter
Years active 1998–present

Christina Chang (born June 29, 1971) is a Taiwanese-born American actress, best known for her television roles in 24, CSI: Miami, and Nashville.

Early life[edit]

Chang, a Taiwanese American, was born in Taipei, Taiwan to a Chinese Filipino father and an American mother.[1] She grew up in Taipei, and at the age of 17, she moved to the United States to study theatre and film in her mother's home state of Kansas.[1] Later, she moved to Seattle, Washington[1] where she graduated from the University of Washington. After graduation, she got her first acting role in Naomi's Road at the Children's theatre in Seattle.[2] and then appeared in an off-broadway play by Tina Landau.

Career[edit]

Chang later moved to New York City and guest starred in various television programs including Cosby and As the World Turns. She earned feature film roles in such films as 28 Days and Random Hearts.[3] Chang is best known for her roles on television. She had a regular role on ABC series Dragnet (2003–2004), and played recurring roles on 24 as Dr. Sunny Macer,[4] and as State Attorney Rebecca Nevins on CSI: Miami. In 2010, Chang was cast as a regular in ABC's series No Ordinary Family, but exited after two episodes.[5] She also appeared in Once and Again, Boston Legal, Close to Home, Brothers & Sisters, Private Practice, Suits, and Desperate Housewives. In 2013 she was cast in another recurring role, in the second season of the ABC drama series Nashville, as Megan Vannoy, Charles Esten's character's love interest.[6] In 2014, Chang was cast as regular in the ABC drama pilot Sea Of Fire, opposite Jennifer Carpenter.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Brother Tied Camille Directed and co-written by Derek Cianfrance.[8]
1999 Random Hearts Laurie Romantic drama film directed by Sydney Pollack.[9]
2000 28 Days Bridesmaid Comedy-drama film directed by Betty Thomas.[10]
2001 Dinner and a Movie Rhonda Directed by Lisa Kors.[11]
2007 Live Free or Die Hard Taylor
2008 A Line in the Sand Robin Directed by Jeffrey Chernov.
Yoga Matt Christina Short film directed by David Greenspan.
2009 The Peanut Butter Theory Lucy Short film directed by Ted Endres.
2011 Almost Perfect Charlene Lee Directed and written by Bertha Bay-Sa Pan.
2012 Overnight Lisa Directed and written by Valerie Breiman.

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Ghost Stories Amy Vong Epsiode: "From the Ashes" (S 1:Ep 30)
2000 Cosby Wendy Episode: "Raising Paranoia" (S 4:Ep 14)
2000–2001 Deadline Beth Khambu Recurring
2001 Once and Again Amanda Recurring
2002 Girls Club Rhanda Clifford Recurring
2003 War Stories Camera Woman Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Robert Singer.
Without a Trace Ms. Rossi Episode: "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been" (S 1:Ep 21)
2003–2009 24 Dr. Sunny Macer Recurring
2003–2004 L.A. Dragnet ADA Sandy Chang Recurring
2004 Medical Investigation Jenny Small Episode: "Escape" (S 1:Ep 4)
Hack Cate Tann Episode: "Calibrated Arguments" ( S2:Ep 12)
The West Wing Alex Moreau Episode: "The Warfare of Genghis Khan" (S 5:Ep 13)
Hack Cate Tann Episode: "One for My Baby" (S 2:Ep 17)
2004–2010 CSI: Miami State Attorney Rebecca Nevins Recurring
2005 Boston Legal Attorney Elizabeth Tyler Episode: "Let Sales Ring" (S 1:Ep 16)
Breadwinners Anne Lowell Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Michael Lange.
Numb3rs Val Eng Episode: "Soft Target" (S 2:Ep 6)
2005–2007 Close to Home Becky Brokaw Recurring
2006 Women in Law Liz Episode: "High Bar" (S 1: Ep 2)
2007 Union Jackass Sonya Wang Episode: "Pilot" (S 1:Ep 1)
Suspect Justine Lambroso Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Guy Ritchie.
Standoff Dr. Meredith Golden Episode: "Backfire" (S 1:Ep 13)
Traveler Alex Episode: "The Trader" {S 1:Ep 6)
2008 Play or Be Played Diane Hobbs Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.
Unhitched Gabby Episode: "Conjoined Twins Pitch No-Hitter" (S 1:EP 3)
Eleventh Hour Professor Anna Young Episode: "Flesh" (S 1:Ep 9)
Man of Your Dreams Malinda Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Jason Ensler.
2009 The Forgotten Claire Post Episode: "Diamond Jane" (S 1:Ep 2)
Brothers & Sisters Professor Jane Condon Episode: "From France with Love"
The Forgotten Claire Post Episode: "Parachute Jane" (S 1:Ep 4)
The Mentalist Lillian Foster Episode: "Red Scare" (S 2:Ep 5)
2010 The Deep End Jan Episode: "White Lies, Black Ties" (S 1:Ep 6)
Private Practice Dr. Vanessa Hoyt Recurring
No Ordinary Family Detective Yvonne Cho Episodes:
  • "Pilot" ( S 1:Ep 1)
  • "No Ordinary Marriage" (S S 1:Ep 2)
Lie to Me Candice Episode: "The Royal We" (S 3:Ep 2)
2011–2012 Single Ladies Ashlee Recurring
2011 Suits Vivien Tanaka Episode: "Dirty Little Secrets" (S 1:ep 4)
Revenge Karrie Thurgood Episode: "Pilot" (S 1:Ep 1)
2012 The Firm Prosecutor Rebecca Crowell Episode: "Chapter Four" (S 1:ep 4)
Revenge Karrie Thurgood Episode: "Intuition" (S 2:Ep 4)
Desperate Housewives D.A. Stone Recurring
2013–2014 Nashville Megan Vannoy Recurring
2014 Sea Of Fire Kristen Harper
  • Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Allison Liddi-Brown.
  • Movie developed into an unsold television pilot.
2015 Childrens Hospital Duenna Episode: "Just Like Cyrano de Bergerac" (S 6: Ep 6)
Extant Dr. Dowling Episode: "Change Scenario" (s 2:Ep 1)
Rizzoli & Isles Kiki Episodes:
  • "Love Taps" (S 6:Ep 9)
  • "Fake It 'Til You Make It" (S 6:Ep 11)
2016 NCIS NCIS Special Agent Valeri Page Episode: "React" (S 13:Ep 15)[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Christina Chang". Pilot Guides. Retrieved February 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Christina Chang - Biography - Movies & TV - NYTimes.com". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. June 29, 1971. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Christina Chang Credits". TV Guide. NTVB Media (magazine) and CBS Interactive (CBS Corporation) (digital assets). November 28, 2012. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Christina Chang". TVSA. June 29, 1971. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ Arellano, Jennifer (June 3, 2010). "Exclusive: Tate Donovan and Christina Chang exit 'No Ordinary Family' | Inside TV | EW.com". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 6, 2013). "Candice Bergen, Charles Grodin To Play 'Michael J. Fox' Parents; Christina Chang Recurs On 'Nashville'". Deadline.com. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 12, 2014). "UPDATE: Jeffrey Nordling & Christina Chang In ABC's 'Sea Of Fire', Trio Cast In 'Murder'". Deadline.com. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Brother Tied". TCM database. Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 20, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Random Hearts". TCM database. Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 20, 2016. 
  10. ^ "28 Days". TCM database. Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 20, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Dinner and a Movie". TCM database. Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 20, 2016. 
  12. ^ "React". The Futon Critic. Futon Media. Retrieved February 20, 2016. 

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