Vivian Wu

Vivian Wu 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, commonly referred to as Madam Chiang Kai-shek, in The Soong Sisters (1997 film) and The Founding of a Republic (2009 film) and Departed Heroes (2011 TV series).

Date of birth

She was born on February 5, 1966.

Family and Early life

Born in Shanghai, China, to Zhu ManFang, a famous Chinese actress and Wu ChengYe, a college professor, she was discovered by female director HuangShuQin during her visit to her mother's film set when she was 15 years old and was offered one of the lead roles in Huang's Long Live Youth launching her prolific acting career. While completing high school, Wu was also starring in numerous films and soon became one of the nation's most promising young stars.


In 1987, she attended the Hawaii Pacific University, studying tourism.

Love life

Wu married Oscar L. Costo, director and producer on December 30, 1996.

Net worth

Not yet established.


Wu made her first film appearance in 1987, as Wenxiu in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor.

She later appeared in the poorly received The Guyver, alongside Mark Hamill. She gained some critical acclaim, after appearing in The Joy Luck Club (1993), and The Pillow Book (1996), as Nagiko, a Japanese model, alongside Ewan McGregor.

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). As May–Lin Eng in Eve and the Fire Horse (2005), Wu gained an Genie Award nomination.

She also appeared in the Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb as Mei Ying.

Wu was chosen by People as one of The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1990.

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Vivian Wu
First Name Vivian
Surname Wu
Born 5th February, 1966
Home City Shanghai, China
Current City