Li Jun Li

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Li Jun Li
Born
Li Jun Li

Shanghai, China
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress
Years active2008–present

Li Jun Li is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Iris Chang in the ABC series Quantico, Rose Cooper in the Fox series The Exorcist, and Jenny Wah in the Netflix series Wu Assassins.

Life and career[edit]

Li was born in Shanghai, China and moved to New York City in 1992, by way of Bogotá, Colombia, where she spent a number of years during childhood. She attended Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts as a dance major and switched to studying acting in college.[citation needed]

Li had her first break in the acting world starring opposite Matthew Morrison in the Tony Award winning Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific (2008) at New York's Lincoln Center. Following on from this early success, she won roles on a variety of TV shows and films including Blue Bloods (2010), Damages (2011), The Following (2013), Cédric Klapisch's Chinese Puzzle (2013) and Mistress (2014). Li expanded her visibility and presence on a global level by landing major television roles in Neil LaBute's Billy and Billie (2015) and Steven Spielberg's Minority Report (2015) on Fox.

In 2016, Li was cast in the recurring role of FBI recruit, Iris Chang, on the ABC thriller series Quantico.[1] In the same year, she joined the NBC procedural Chicago P.D. in the fourth season.[2]

On July 26, 2017, it was announced by Deadline that Li would join as a series regular in the second season of the Fox television series, The Exorcist as Rose Cooper.[3]

On January 15, 2019, it was announced that Li had been cast in the series regular role of Jenny Wah on the Netflix fantasy drama series Wu Assassins.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Xu Wu Di Ai Short film
2012 Americana Eloise Russell TV movie
Freestyle Love Supreme Danielle TV movie
2013 Hatfields & McCoys Cara Quo TV movie
Chinese Puzzle Nancy
2014 Song One James Forester's Journalist
Mistress Claire Short film
The Humbling Tracy
2015 Front Cover Miao
Ricki and the Flash Nail Clerk
Construction Theresa Post-production
2017 Extraction Beck Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Live from Lincoln Center Liat Episode: "South Pacific"
Blue Bloods Nicka Episode: "After Hours"
2011 Body of Proof Mira Ling Episode: "Talking Heads"
One Life to Live Gothic Vegas Chapel Assistant
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Yasmin Episode: "Rispetto"
2011–2012 Damages Maggie Huang Recurring role
2012 Smash Store Clerk Episode: "Enter Mr. DiMaggio"
2013 The Following Meghan Leeds Recurring role
Hostages Attractive Woman Episode: "Truth and Consequences"
2014 Unforgettable Natalie Episode: "New Hundred"
2015 One Bad Choice Lisette Lee Episode: "Meili Cady"
Minority Report Akeela Main role
2015–2016 Billy and Billie Denise Recurring role
2015–2016 Chicago P.D. Julie Tay Recurring role
2016 Chicago Fire Julie Tay Episode: "The Hose or the Animal"
2016–2017 Quantico Iris Chang Recurring role
2017 Blindspot Dr. Karen Sun Recurring role
2017–2018 The Exorcist Rose Cooper Main role (season 2)
2018 Gone Agent Dana Parker Episode: "Don't Go"
2019 Wu Assassins Jenny Wah Main role
2019 Evil Grace Ling Episode: "Let x = 9"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Li, Shirley (November 24, 2015). "Quantico: Jay Armstrong Johnson, Lenny Platt, Li Jun Li, joining as new recruits in mid-season". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  2. ^ Stanhope, Kate (July 20, 2016). "'Chicago P.D.' Enlists 'Quantico' Grad for Season 4 (Exclusive)". Deadline. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (July 26, 2017). "'The Exorcist' Adds Li Jun Li For Season 2". Deadline. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (January 15, 2019). "Wu Assassins: Li Jun Li Cast In Netflix Martial Arts Series". Deadline. Retrieved January 15, 2019.

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