Valerie Tian

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Valerie Tian
Born (1989-04-21) April 21, 1989 (age 26)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present

Valerie Tian (born April 21, 1989) is a Canadian actress. She is known for her role as Su-Chin in Juno.

Early life[edit]

Tian was born in 1989 in Vancouver, Canada, of Chinese descent. Her mother was a teacher of Chinese literature and history.[1]


Tian auditioned for Canadian director Mina Shum in the summer of 2001, while Shum was casting for Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity, and won the leading role of Mindy Ho. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2002, and was shown at the Sundance Film Festival and LA Asian American Film Festival in 2003.

In 2004, she played alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme in the action movie Wake of Death. She also had a cameo appearance in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and leading roles in the Wake of Death and the short film, Chika's Bird. She also appeared as an X kid in X2 and X-Men United, and as an elf in Disney’s Santa Clause 2.

Tian was a series regular on the Warner Brothers' television series, Black Sash, and appeared in a cameo role in the ABC series The Days. She is currently a series regular on the CTV series, "Motive."

Personal life[edit]

Tian has said that, "When I do have free time I try to find random, new things and I am obsessed with learning new things and meeting new people. I do martial arts and running. I like to sew and design. I definitely like to look up new music. I spend a lot of time doing that and I like to produce my own".[2]


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity Mindy Ho
The Santa Clause 2 Elf
2003 X-Men 2: X-Men United X-kid at museum
2004 Wake of Death Kim
Chika's Bird Chika Short film
2005 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Interview Girl #1
Bob the Butler Sophie
2006 Broken Trail Ging Wa
2007 Smile Short film
Juno Su-Chin
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer New York Teen Girl #1
Anna's Storm Franny
Blue Aya Short film
2008 Drillbit Taylor Brooke
Dim Sum Funeral Emily
2009 Jennifer's Body Chastity
2010 The Boy Who Cried Werewolf Debbie
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Cute Girl
Charlie St. Cloud Girl in Toy Store
The Untitled Michael Jacobs Pilot Completed
Triple Dog Kayla
2011 The Moth Diaries Charlie
Ultimate Spider-Man Gwen Stacy (voice) Post-Production
2012 21 Jump Street Burns
2013 A.C.O.D. Keiko Post-Production
2016 Come and Find Me Filming
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Black Sash Claire Rodgers Series Regular
2004 The Days Pretty Girl Episode: Day 1,385
2006 Three Moons Over Milford Martine Episode: Pilot
Whistler Kimmy Episode: Lies and Whispers
2007 Bionic Woman Aoki Episode: The Education of Jamie Sommers
Aliens in America Nicole Recurring Role
The L Word Diedre Episode: Lexington and Concord
2010 Shattered Liz Episode: In the Dark
2011–2012 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Wendy Recurring Role
2012 Arrow Morgan Episode: Damaged
2013– Motive Officer Wendy Sung Series Regular
2016 Supernatural Ambriel Episode: The Devil in the Details


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