Irene Ng

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Irene Ng
Born Sze Irene Ng (黃敏)
(1974-07-30) July 30, 1974 (age 42)
Penang, Malaysia
Occupation Actress, Preschool teacher
Spouse(s) David Rosa (2008-present)

Sze Irene Ng (黃敏) on July 30, 1974 in Penang, Malaysia) is a Malaysian-born American actress and preschool teacher. She is best known for her role as Shelby Woo on The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo.


Early life[edit]

Ng moved from Malaysia to Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1989, at age 15, with her parents, sister and brother. She attended Allentown's William Allen High School. At the age of 16, she was discovered by television agents when she won a Pennsylvania beauty contest.


Ng has had starring roles on All My Children, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, and Figure It Out. She has guest starred on Law & Order and Teen Angel. She also has appeared in several movies, including The Joy Luck Club and Oliver Stone's Heaven & Earth.

After leaving her acting career behind her, Ng pursued her education, and is a graduate of Harvard University. She was formerly a banker for Merrill Lynch. She married David Rosa in July 2008.[1] Today Irene is a preschool teacher at Mencius Mandarin Preschool. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.[2]


  1. ^ "Irene Ng, David Rosa". NY Times. 2008-07-27. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  2. ^ Mencius Mandarin Preschool

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