Li Ming Hu

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Li Ming Hu
Born New Zealand
Occupation Actress

Li-Ming Hu is a New Zealand born actress who is of Chinese descent, and is best known for her roles as Dr. Li Mei Chen in Shortland Street, Gemma in Power Rangers RPM and Lisa Fong in the short filmTake 3.


She began her television career as a presenter on the now defunct music channel Max TV. Early acting jobs included appearances in Xena: Warrior Princess and the political satire Spin Doctors. In 2003, she was cast as Li Mei Chen in Shortland Street, New Zealand's longest running soap opera. Her character initially began as a medical student, who quickly graduated to doctor, and was known for her ambition and abrasive manner. After a three-year stint, Li Mei was killed off with a deadly virus. After Shortland St, Li-Ming appeared in a number of theatre productions and as Gemma, Ranger Operator Series Silver, in Power Rangers: RPM.

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Li-Ming also holds a Master of Arts in History from the University of Auckland, where she also tutored. She formed half of the musical project, The TokeyTones, which released their album Caterpillar/Butterfly to critical acclaim. She worked at the New Zealand Human Rights Commission for a number of years, and is now completing a Visual Arts degree at Auckland University of Technology, with a focus on sculpture, installation and performance.

She currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

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