Julia Ling

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Julia Ling
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Born Shel Wei Lin 林小微
(1983-02-14) February 14, 1983 (age 32)
Temple City, California
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003-present

Julia Ling, born Shel Wei[1] Lin (Chinese: 林小微; pinyin: Lín Xiǎowēi) (born February 14, 1983),[citation needed] 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.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Ling was born in Temple City, California.[1][3]

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.[citation needed] At age 16, after nine years of playing the piano, Ling graduated from the Royal Board of Music.[citation needed]

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.


All credits are from IMDb.[2]

Year Title Role
2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Delta Nu Phone Tree Sorority Girl
2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Power Potential #2 (episode "Chosen")
2005 Guess Who Speedracer
8 Simple Rules Bridget's Friend
2006 Undoing Linda
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
2013 Dynamite Swine Lulu


  1. ^ a b Fisher, Montgomery Jr. (n.d.). "Julia Ling: A Star in the Making". inmag.com. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Julia Ling at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ [1][dead link]

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