Freda Foh Shen

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Freda Foh Shen
Born (1948-04-25) April 25, 1948 (age 71)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Other namesFedra Foh Shien, Frida Foh Shen, Freda Shen
Years active1975—present

Freda Foh Shen (born April 25, 1948) is an American theatre, film, and television actress.


In 1990, she played Carmen in Jean Genet's play The Balcony at the Hudson Guild Theater in New York City.

In 2005, Foh Shen starred in the feature film Red Doors, and prior to that, she had appeared in movies including The Ladykillers, Planet of the Apes, Crossing Delancey, and Basic Instinct.

As of 2007, she has had recurring roles in three television series: as Mrs. Lee on Gideon's Crossing, as Dr. Chao on Everwood, and as Dr. Yolanda Perrin on Close to Home. In addition, since the beginning of the 1980s she has appeared in episodes several other television series, including The Cosby Show, Adult Math, Renegade, Party of Five, JAG, 7th Heaven, 24, Desperate Housewives, Cracker, and Boston Legal. She is also known for her role as Dr. Noriko Weinstein in the crime drama Silk Stalkings. She appeared in 1 episode of Magnum P.I. and 9-1-1.

She is also a voice actress and has provided the voice of Fa Li in Mulan and Mulan II, Adm. Alice Liu in the 2002 videogame Star Trek: Bridge Commander, voice of the Chinese food lady in Dude, Where's My Car?, and voice of the Narrator in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

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