Lucille Soong

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Lucille Soong
Sòng Jìngxiù (宋靜秀)

(1938-08-15) August 15, 1938 (age 80)
Beijing, China
Years active1959–present
Lucille Soong
Traditional Chinese[1]
Simplified Chinese

Lucille Soong (born August 15, 1938) is a Chinese American film and television actress. She has guest starred on several television series which included a recurring role on the ABC prime time soap Desperate Housewives as Gabrielle Solis' former maid, Yao Lin. Soong has also appeared on Passions, All About the Andersons, Huff, Dharma & Greg and According to Jim.

In 1969, she starred in Coronation Street playing the role of Billy Walker's girlfriend, and suffered racist abuse from his mother Annie Walker; she soon broke up with him. This is the first time racist abuse was felt in the show.

She held a minor role in The Prisoner as the flower girl in the episode A. B. and C..

Soong has also acted in the 2003 remake of Freaky Friday as Pei-Pei's mom. Other credits include Genghis Khan, The Joy Luck Club, The Corruptor, Chasing Destiny and Nine Dead. Soong currently portrays Grandma Huang on the ABC show Fresh Off the Boat.



Year Title Role Notes
1959 Ferry to Hong Kong The Bride Uncredited
1963 55 Days at Peking Concubine Uncredited
1964 French Dressing Starlet
1965 Genghis Khan Concubine
1965 The Knack ...and How to Get It Girl in Sauna Uncredited
1965 Darling Allie Uncredited
1965 Marco the Magnificent Princess Bride Uncredited
1965 Three Weeks of Love Girl in Hong Kong
1966 The Brides of Fu Manchu Ling / Bride Uncredited
1967 The Mini-Affair Lucille
1969 The File of the Golden Goose Girl in Bath Uncredited
1970 One More Time Kim Lee
1993 The Joy Luck Club Popo
1999 The Corruptor Elderly Immigrant
1999 The Debtors Chinese Restaurant Owner
1999 My American Vacation Friend of Grandma
2003 Freaky Friday Pei-Pei's Mom
2004 Employee of the Month Old Korean Lady Uncredited
2004 Nora's Hair Salon Ming
2005 Sky High Cook
2005 Just like Heaven Chinese Exorcist
2006 Mission: Impossible III Shanghai Woman Uncredited
2007 Nancy Drew Waitress
2008 Nora's Hair Salon 2: A Cut Above Ming
2010 Nine Dead Nhung Chan


Year Title Role Notes
1963 Ghost Squad Hotel Barmaid Episode: "Sabotage"
1963 Man of the World Nurse Episode: "The Enemy"
1964 Crane Yasuma Episode: "Man Without a Past"
1964 Sergeant Cork Lotus Feng / Waitress Episode: "The Case of the Dutiful Murderer"
Episode: "The Case of the Medicine Man"
1965 The Avengers Miss Smith, Tusamo's Secretary Episode: "The Cybernauts"
1966 Adam Adamant Lives! Suzu Episode: "More Deadly Than the Sword"
1967 Emergency – Ward 10 Blind Patient Episode: "There's None So Blind"
Episode: "Second Sight"
1967–1970 The Troubleshooters Su Lan / Hostess / Suzie 3 episodes
1967 The Prisoner Flower Girl Episode: "A. B. and C."
1968 Hugh and I Spy Miss Lee Episode: "Yellow Peril"
1969 Coronation Street Jasmine Choong 5 episodes
1969 The Champions Tsaiyoko Naga Episode: "The Gun-Runners"
1971 Shirley's World Tourist Guide Episode: "A Mother's Touch"
1994 Vanishing Son Ling TV movie
1996 Yesterday's Target Dr. Kang TV movie
1997 Fired Up Mrs. Kim Episode: "The Rules"
1997–2001 Dharma & Greg Mrs. Wong / Chinese Grandmother / Mrs. Kwan 3 episodes
1998 Maggie Cat Lady Episode: "Just Shoot Him"
1999 Ryan Caulfield: Year One Store Owner Episode: "Po-Piggity and Other Racial Slurs"
2000 Strong Medicine Mrs. Lum Episode: "Pilot"
2000 JAG Older Vietnamese woman Episode: "A Separate Peace: Part 1"
2000 The Michael Richards Show Woman #1 Episode: "USA Toy"
2001 Chasing Destiny Hostess TV movie
2001 Passions Sally Chin 4 episodes
2003 All About the Andersons Mrs. Chong Episode: "Everyone Plays"
2004–2009 Desperate Housewives Yao Lin 7 episodes
2004 Huff Xui Shi Episode: "That Fucking Cabin"
Episode: "Flashpants"
2005 According to Jim Manicurist Episode: "The Race"
2006 The King of Queens Lily Episode: "Apartment Complex"
2007 Bones Mai Zhang Episode: "The Boneless Bride in the River"
2008 The Sarah Silverman Program Mrs. Xiongnu Episode: "The Mongolian Beef"
2009 United States of Tara Korean Grandmother Episode: "Inspiration"
2009 Without a Trace Mrs. Deng Episode: "Devotion"
2010 Dark Blue Mrs. Chin Episode: "Urban Garden"
2010 The League Security Line Woman Episode: "Vegas Draft"
2010 How to Be a Better American Estelle TV movie
2013 Holding Patterns Asian Woman TV movie
2013 Heebie Jeebies Zu Mu TV movie
2015–present Fresh Off the Boat Grandma Huang Recurring Role (season 1)
Main Cast (season 2–)


  1. ^ 馬雲 (6 December 2014). "「菜鳥移民」明年笑翻ABC". 聯合報 (in Chinese). Retrieved 12 February 2015.

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