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Lucille Soong

Lucille Soong

Highest Rated: 93% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

Lowest Rated: 0% One More Time (1970)

Birthday: Aug 15, 1938

Birthplace: Beijing, China

Though Lucille Soong had a long career in British and American TV and films, she was actually born in Tianjin, China, on August 15, 1938. She moved to Hong Kong at the age of 22, where she caught the eye of British director Lewis Gilbert. This led to her first (uncredited) film role, in Gilbert's 1959 "Ferry to Hong Kong." The next natural step for Soong was a move to London, where besides becoming an actress, she was one of the first Chinese models to work in England. Throughout the '60s, Soong found roles in a long string of British films and TV shows, making appearances in series like "The Avengers" (ITV 1961-69), "The Prisoner" (ITV 1967-68) and "Coronation Street" (ITV 1960- ) and such films as "The Knack And How To Get It" (1965) and "The Brides of Fu Manchu" (1966), even though many of her small film parts continued to be uncredited. In the '90s, Soong began the second chapter of her acting career, making the move to American TV and movies. Her first American roles had actually come in the early '70s, but her role as Popo in the film "The Joy Luck Club" (1993) proved to be a major turning point for her. From the '90s onward, Soong appeared in everything from "Dharma & Greg" (ABC 1997-2002) to "Mission Impossible III" (2006). Ironically, it wasn't until 2015 that she nabbed one of her most substantive recurring roles, playing Grandma Huang in the sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat" (ABC 2015- ).

Highest rated movies

88% Freaky Friday
48% The Corruptor
0% One More Time

Photos

Lucielle Soong at arrivals for ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE Premiere, Regency Village Theatre - Westwood, Los Angeles, CA May 22, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Lucille Soong at arrivals for ABC''s TCA Summer Press Tour Party, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA August 6, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection ONE MORE TIME, Sammy Davis Jr., Lucille Soong, 1970 Fresh Off The Boat, from left: Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, Randall Park, Lucille Soong, 'Boy II Man', Season 2, Ep. #2, 09/29/2015, ©ABC Fresh Off The Boat, Lucille Soong, 'Gotta Be Me', Season 2, Ep. #22, 05/10/2016, ©ABC Fresh Off The Boat, Lucille Soong, 'Rent Day', Season 2, Ep. #21, 05/03/2016, ©ABC Fresh Off The Boat, Ian Chen (L), Lucille Soong (R), 'Rent Day', Season 2, Ep. #21, 05/03/2016, ©ABC Fresh Off The Boat, Lucille Soong (L), Forrest Wheeler (R), 'Family Business Trip', Season 2, Ep. #1, 09/22/2015, ©ABC Fresh Off The Boat, Randall Park (L), Lucille Soong (R), 'Miracle on Dead Street', Season 2, Ep. #5, 10/27/2015, ©ABC Fresh Off The Boat, Randall Park (L), Lucille Soong (R), 'Miracle on Dead Street', Season 2, Ep. #5, 10/27/2015, ©ABC Fresh Off The Boat, from left: Hudson Yang, Constance Wu, Randall Park, Lucille Soong, 'The Real Santa', Season 2, Ep. #10, 12/08/2015, ©ABC Fresh Off The Boat, from left: Hudson Yang, Constance Wu, Randall Park, Ian Chen, Lucille Soong, 'The Real Santa', Season 2, Ep. #10, 12/08/2015, ©ABC Fresh Off The Boat, Lucille Soong, 'Pilot', Season 1, Ep. #1, 02/04/2015, ©ABC Fresh Off The Boat, Lucille Soong, 'Pilot', Season 1, Ep. #1, 02/04/2015, ©ABC Fresh Off The Boat, Lucille Soong, 'Boy II Man', Season 2, Ep. #2, 09/29/2015, ©ABC Fresh Off The Boat, Lucille Soong (L), Randall Park (R), 'Miracle on Dead Street', Season 2, Ep. #5, 10/27/2015, ©ABC Fresh Off The Boat, Lucille Soong (L), Randall Park (R), 'Pilot', Season 1, Ep. #1, 02/04/2015, ©ABC Fresh Off The Boat, Lucille Soong, 02/04/2015, ©ABC FREAKY FRIDAY, Lucille Soong, 2003, (c) Walt Disney FREAKY FRIDAY, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Lucille Soong, 2003, (c) Walt Disney

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Freaky Friday 2 Pei-Pei's Mom (Character) - 2025
93% 97% Raya and the Last Dragon Dang Hu (Voice) $54.7M 2021
No Score Yet 10% Heebie Jeebies Zu Mu (Character) - 2013
88% 58% Freaky Friday Pei-Pei's Mom (Character) $110.2M 2003
48% 43% The Corruptor Elderly Immigrant (Character) $15.2M 1999
0% 25% One More Time Kim Lee (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
94% 81% Fresh Off the Boat Grandma Huang (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2015-2020
81% 82% The League Security Line Woman (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 71% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
85% 85% United States of Tara Korean Grandmother (Guest Star) 2009
72% 88% Desperate Housewives Yao Lin (Guest Star) 2004-2005 2009
90% 83% Bones Mai Zhang (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 82% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maggie Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
100% 90% The Prisoner Flower Girl (Character) 1967