Julia Ling

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Julia Ling
Julia Ling, 2011 (cropped).jpg
Julia Ling in 2011.
Xiao Wei Lin

Years active2003-present

Julia Ling, born Xiao Wei[1] Lin (Chinese: 林小微; pinyin: Lín Xiǎowēi) is an American actress. Her television work includes recurring roles on NBC series such as ER, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and as a series regular on Chuck.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

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

At age 6, 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.

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 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 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 Notes
2004 Educating Lewis Julia Television film
2005 We All Fall Down Schoolgirl Short film
2005 Guess Who Speedracer Uncredited
2005 Memoirs of a Geisha Spring Festival Dancer Uncredited
2006 Undoing Linda
2009 Angus Petfarkin Pants His Masterpiece Epsilon
2010 High School Charlyne
2010 Cinder Mei Short film
2010 Love Sick Diaries Origami Girl
2011 Halloween Knight Val Short film
2013 Dynamite Swine Lulu


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Power Potential #2 Episode "Chosen"
2006–2007 ER Michelle, Mae Lee Park 6 episodes
2006 House Anne Ling Episode: "Sleeping Dogs Lie"
2006–2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Kim Tao 5 episodes
2007 The O.C. Lucy Episode: "The Dream Lover"
2007–2010 Chuck Anna Wu 22 episodes
2007 Grey's Anatomy Emma Rachel Lane Episode: "Forever Young"
2010 The Deep End Mei Brundage Episode: "To Have and to Hold"
2011 I Hate My Teenage Daughter Jane Episode: "Pilot"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising Izumi


  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 on IMDb
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2011-06-05. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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