Her parents were amateurs in Beijing opera singing, and Rosalind Chao was in some small roles of some operas as a girl. She started shooting commercials at 7. After she graduated from Pomona College, her TV career began.
Chao played as Keiko O'Brien (maiden name Ishikawa), a Japanese exo-botanist, in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the founder and teacher of a school on DS9's promanade, the wife of engineer Miles O'Brien, and a mother of two.
Chao also appeared in both the television series M*A*S*H and its spinoff, AfterMASH. She first appeared in M*A*S*H during the last several episodes of the series as Soon-Lee, a Korean woman who fell in love and married Maxwell Klinger. In AfterMASH, she and Klinger moved to America where Klinger went to work for his former Commanding Officer, Colonel Potter.
Chao plays one of the eight main characters in The Joy Luck Club. However, her favourite role is a minor one in What Dreams May Come, where she played flight attendant Leona, the physical manifestation of the protagonist's dead daughter.
Chao has also guest-starred in The West Wing as Jane Gentry, and several episodes of The O.C. as Dr. Kim.
Rosalind Chao is a mother and is married to Simon Templeman.
Rosalind Chao Facts
|Birthday||September 29, 1964 (54)|
|Birthplace||Anaheim, California, USA|
|Height||5' 6" (1m68) How tall is Rosalind Chao compared to you?|
|Thousand Pieces of Gold|
|What Dreams May Come|
|A Man Alone|
|Ep 1- Movin' In|
|Mr. Monk Goes Back to School|
|The Joy Luck Club|