Bee Vang makes his professional acting debut in Gran Torino as a timid teenaged boy who develops an unlikely friendship with his neighbor, a crusty war veteran played by Clint Eastwood.
Born in Fresno, California and raised in the Minneapolis area, the 17 year old was taking classes at the University of Minnesota with plans of going pre-med when he auditioned for Gran Torino. His only previous acting experience was membership in a drama club, but he won the role of Thao over hundreds of other young men who were seen in open casting calls. A longtime fan of Clint Eastwood's, Vang was understandably stunned and thrilled to be cast opposite the screen icon.
Vang is also a talented musician and plays classical piano, oboe, viola and flute. He has now put his plans for medical school on hold to pursue his acting career.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
Bee Vang Facts
|Birthday||November 4, 1991 (31)|
|Birthplace||Fresno, California, USA|
|Height||5' 6" (1m68) How tall is Bee Vang compared to you?|