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      France Nuyen

      France Nuyen

      Highest Rated: 86% The Joy Luck Club (1993)

      Lowest Rated: 6% A Smile Like Yours (1997)

      Birthday: Jul 31, 1939

      Birthplace: Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône France

      A tawny, sleek, somber-looking actress, of French and Vietnamese extraction, Nuyen made her film debut at 19 as Liat in the film version of "South Pacific" (1958) and in the 1960s was briefly promoted as an exotic type. She also starred on Broadway in the title role (learned phonetically, because her English was still very shaky) of the popular "The World of Suzie Wong." After making the middling features "Diamond Head" (1962), "A Girl Named Tamiko" (1962) and "Dimension 5" (1966), Nuyen worked largely during the 70s and 80s in forgettable TV-movies like "The Horror at 37,000 Feet" (1973), "Deathmoon" (1978) and "Jealousy" (1984). She had better luck with her role as the dignified, compassionate Dr. Kiem on the final two seasons of the acclaimed NBC medical drama, "St. Elsewhere." Having completed graduate work in psychology, Nuyen began a second career as a therapist in 1986, but renewed feature film work beckoned in the early 90s, most notably a role as one of four mothers who bond with their daughters over mah jongg in Wayne Wang's "The Joy Luck Club" (1993).

      Highest rated movies

      86% The Joy Luck Club
      77% South Pacific
      36% Battle for the Planet of the Apes
      6% A Smile Like Yours

      Photos

      LAST TIME I SAW ARCHIE, THE, Martha Hyer, Robert Mitchum, France Nuyen, 1961 A GIRL NAMED TAMIKO, France Nuyen, 1963 A GIRL NAMED TAMIKO, from left, France Nuyen, Laurence Harvey, 1963 MAN IN THE MIDDLE, France Nuyen, Robert Mitchum, 1964, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright SATAN NEVER SLEEPS, France Nuyen, William Holden, 1962, (c)20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright DIAMOND HEAD, France Nuyen, Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimieux, 1963 SATAN NEVER SLEEPS, William Holden, France Nuyen, 1962. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. THE LAST TIME I SAW ARCHIE, France Nuyen, 1961 BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, France Nuyen, 1973. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved. IN LOVE AND WAR, Robert Wagner, Sheree North, Mort Sahl, Dana Wynter, Hope Lange, Jeffrey Hunter, France Nuyen, Bradford Dillman, 1958. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE LAST TIME I SAW ARCHIE, France Nuyen, Robert Mitchum, Jack Webb, Martha Hyer, 1961 THE LAST TIME I SAW ARCHIE, from left: Theona Bryant, Elaine Devry, Claudia Barrett, Marilyn Burtis, Martha Hyer, Jack Webb, France Nuyen, Robert Mitchum, 1961 DIAMOND HEAD, from left: France Nuyen, Charlton Heston, 1963 SATAN NEVER SLEEPS, William Holden, France Nuyen,1962, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. SATAN NEVER SLEEPS, from left: Clifton Webb, France Nuyen, 1962, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. SATAN NEVER SLEEPS, France Nuyen, William Holden, 1962, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. MAN IN THE MIDDLE, France Nuyen, Robert Mitchum, 1964, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright A GIRL NAMED TAMIKO, France Nuyen, Laurence Harvey, 1963 SATAN NEVER SLEEPS, France Nuyen (on mule), William Holden, 1962, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. SATAN NEVER SLEEPS, from left: France Nuyen, William Holden, 1962, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The American Standards Dr. Pierce (Character) - 2008
      6% 19% A Smile Like Yours Dr. Chin (Character) $3.3M 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magic Pearl Unknown (Voice) - 1996
      No Score Yet 0% A Passion to Kill Lou Mazaud (Character) - 1994
      86% 89% The Joy Luck Club Ying-Ying St. Clair (Character) $32.8M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Write to Kill Alexandra Cordier (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 85% China Cry Mrs. Sung (Character) $1.3M 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jealousy Unknown (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 100% Return to Fantasy Island Anna/Kiki/Kito (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deathmoon Tapulua (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 0% Code Name: Diamond Head Tso-Tsing (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 50% The Horror at 37,000 Feet Annalik (Character) - 1973
      36% 30% Battle for the Planet of the Apes Alma (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Game Atanga (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 62% One More Train to Rob Ah Toy (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Water Gold Thais (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dimension 5 Kitty (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 50% Man in the Middle Kate Davray (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 57% Diamond Head Mai Chen (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 31% Satan Never Sleeps Siu Lan (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Girl Named Tamiko Tamiko (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Time I Saw Archie Cindy Hamilton (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 75% In Love and War Kalai Ducanne (Character) - 1958
      77% 69% South Pacific Liat (Character) - 1958

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Madame Li Yu (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Emma Soon Dunbar (Guest Star) 1993
      No Score Yet 95% Magnum, P.I. Miss Chou (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1981 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1980
      No Score Yet 80% Columbo Miss Choy (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Millie (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Mamu (Guest Star) 1974
      80% 88% Star Trek Elaan (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Sarah (Guest Star) 1966
      100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1965