A charismatic and talented performer, RUSSELL WONG (Ming Guo) is one of Hollywood’s leading Asian-American actors. His most recent feature credits include the upcoming Dim Sum Funeral and Undoing. Other feature credits include Takedown, with Skeet Ulrich, Tom Berenger and Angela Featherstone; Romeo Must Die, with Jet Li, Delroy Lindo, Isaiah Washington and Aaliyah; and The Joy Luck Club.
Wong has recently made guest appearances in several top-rated TV shows including Numb3rs, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Commander in Chief.
Wong made his theatrical debut in the United States in the feature-film adaptation of James Clavell’s “Tai-Pan.” He went on to star in Wayne Wang’s Eat a Bowl of Tea and Abel Ferrara’s China Girl and played leading roles in China Cry: A True Story, the box-office hit New Jack City and the Vanishing Son series and television movies.
In 1994, Wong was honored with two awards: the Organization of Chinese Americans’ Image Award and the Media Action Network for Asian American’s Media Achievement Award, in recognition of his outstanding work in the entertainment industry as well as for being an exceptional role model for Asian-Americans. In October 1997, Wong was honored by the Asian American Arts Foundation in San Francisco (along with John Woo, Terence Chang and Tia Carrere).
A native of New York, Wong is one of seven children. Wong has studied martial arts for several years, which enables him to perform many of his own stunts. There is always something to learn in the filmmaking process. In recent years, Wong has taken classes in film production at the prestigious New York University in order to broaden his entertainment industry knowledge in all arenas, including directing. One of his favorite hobbies is photography.