Vivian Wu

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Vivian Wu
Wu Junmei

(1966-02-05) February 5, 1966 (age 53)
Shanghai, China
Years active1981–present
Oscar Luis Costo (m. 1996)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese鄔君梅
Simplified Chinese邬君梅

Vivian Wu or Wu Junmei (Chinese: 邬君梅; born February 5, 1966) is a Chinese actress, known for her roles in The Last Emperor (1987), Heaven & Earth (1993), The Joy Luck Club (1993), and The Pillow Book (1996) and as the historical figure of Soong Mei-ling in The Soong Sisters (1997 film) and The Founding of a Republic (2009 film) and Departed Heroes (2011 TV series). She is one of the original 4 judges of Hunan Tv's "Worlds's got Talent".

Early life[edit]

Wu began acting at the age of 15 in Shanghai Film Studio. In 1987, she attended the Hawaii Pacific University, studying tourism.[1]


Wu appeared as Wenxiu in Bernardo Bertolucci's 1987 film The Last Emperor. She later appeared in the poorly received The Guyver with Mark Hamill. She gained some critical acclaim after appearing in The Joy Luck Club (1993) and The Pillow Book (1996). Beside films, she has also worked in television, making guest appearances in shows, such as The Untouchables, L.A. Law, Tales from the Crypt, Highlander: The Series, JAG, Murder, She Wrote, F/X: The Series, ER, and Ghost Whisperer. She also starred in the live action video game Supreme Warrior (1994).[2] As May–Lin Eng in Eve and the Fire Horse (2005), Wu received a Genie Award nomination. She also appeared in the video game Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb as Mei Ying.

She was chosen by People as one of The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1990.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Wu married Cuban-born Oscar Luis Costo, director and producer, on December 30, 1996.[citation needed]


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  1. ^ "Vivian Wu Biography (1966-)". Filmreference.
  2. ^ "Supreme Warrior Prepares to Fight". GamePro (64). IDG. November 1994. pp. 60–62.
  3. ^ "Vivian Wu". People Magazine.
  4. ^ "邬君梅变身霸气甄嬛 《如懿传》再度开启诡谲宫斗". Sina (in Chinese). November 2, 2017.
  5. ^ "Vivian Wu". Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  6. ^ "Vivian Wu". Retrieved February 26, 2010.

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