Rosalind Chao Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Films and Net Worth

Rosalind Chao Biography

Rosalind Chao is an American actress, born on September 23, 1959 in Anaheim, California, U.S. She is bestknown for her roles portraying Klinger’s South Korean wife on the CBS show AfterMash, for both seasons. She has also appeared on the syndicate science fiction series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and The Next Generation.

Rosalind Chao Age

Chao was born on September 23, 1959 in Anaheim, California, U.S. She 59 years old as of 2018.

Rosalind Chao Husband

Chao got married to Simon Templeman after meeting while doing theatre at the Mark Taper Forum.

Rosalind Chao Children

Chao and Tepmleman have two children: Isabelle Templeman, Roland Templeman

Rosalind Chao Height

Chao is approximately 1.67 m

Rosalind Chao Photo
Rosalind Chao Photo

Rosalind Chao Career

For some time, Chao worked at Disneyland as an international tour guide. Chao’s parents were instrumental in her decision to pursue acting; she began at the age of five in a California-based Peking opera traveling company at the instigation of her parents who were already heavily involved, and during the summers they sent her to Taiwan to further develop her acting. She later performed in television commercials and guest starred on TV series in her teenage years. Her first acting role was in the CBS sitcom Here’s Lucy, but she was first noticed performing in another CBS sitcom: 1972’s short-lived Anna and the King as the eponymous king’s (Yul Brynner) eldest daughter.

Dropping out of acting, Chao enrolled in the communications department at the University of Southern California where she earned her degree in journalism. However, after spending a year as a radio newswriting intern at the CBS-owned Hollywood radio station KNX, she soon returned to acting.

Remembering Chao from Anna and the King, television producer Burt Metcalfe provided her big break with the role of Soon-Lee, a South Korean refugee, in the final episodes of the TV series M*A*S*H. Soon-Lee married longtime starring character Maxwell Klinger (Jamie Farr) in the series finale “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen”, the most-watched sitcom television episode of all time (As of 2017). Chao continued playing the character in the M*A*S*H sequel: 1983’s AfterMASH, her first role billed at co-starring status.

Chao regularly portrayed the Japanese exo-botanist Keiko O’Brien (née Ishikawa) on both Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine with eight appearances in the former and 19 in the latter before DS9’s end in 1999. In 2010, a preliminary casting memo for The Next Generation from 1987 was published, revealing that Chao was originally considered for the part of Enterprise security chief Tasha Yar.

Rosalind Chao Filmography

Films

Year

Film

Role

1979

The Ultimate Imposter

1980

The Big Brawl

Mae

1981

An Eye for an Eye

Linda Chen

The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island

Hotel Clerk

Twirl

Kim King

1983

The Terry Fox Story

Rika

1987

Slam Dance

Mrs. Bell

The Tribulations of a Chinese Gentleman

Lianhua

1988

White Ghost

Thi Hau

1991

Denial

Thousand Pieces of Gold

Lalu Nathoy/Polly Bemis

Megaville

1992

Intruders

Memoirs of an Invisible Man

Cathy DiTolla

1993

The Joy Luck Club

Rose

1994

Web of Deception

Love Affair

Lee

North

Chinese Mom

1996

To Love, Honor and Deceive

1997

The End of Violence

Claire

1998

What Dreams May Come

Leona

2000

Enemies of Laughter

Carla

2001

Three Blind Mice

I Am Sam

Lily

2003

Freaky Friday

Pei-Pei

2005

Life of the Party

Mei Lin

Just like Heaven

Fran

2007

Nanking

Chang Yu Zheng

2009

The Rising Tide

Narrator

2015

Stockholm, Pennsylvania

Dr. Andrews

2017

Tragedy Girls

Mayor Campbell

2020

Mulan

TBA

The Laundromat

Television

Year

Series

Role

1972

Here’s Lucy

Linda Chang Wong

Anna and the King

Princess Serena

1977

The Hardy Boys

Lily

Kojak

Grace Chen

1978

The Incredible Hulk

Receptionist

1979

The Amazing Spider-Man

Emily Chan

Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women

Flower

Emergency! The Convention

Kathy

1981

Diff’rent Strokes

Ming Li

One Day at a Time

Gloria

1982–83

Diff’rent Strokes

Miss Chung

1982

Moonlight

Daphne Wu

1983

M*A*S*H

Soon-Lee

1983–85

AfterMASH

Soon-Lee Klinger

1986

Riptide

Lucy

Falcon Crest

Li Ying

The A-Team

Alice Heath

American Playhouse

Ku Ling

1988

Miami Vice

Mai Ying

1991–92

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Keiko O’Brien

1993–99

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Keiko O’Brien

1995

Murder, She Wrote

Phoebe Campbell

1999

ER

Dr. Chao

2001

Citizen Baines

Dr. Judith Lin[11]

The West Wing

Jane Gentry

2003–06

The O.C.

Dr Kim

2003

Monk

Arleen Cassidy

2007

Tell Me You Love Me

Cynthia

2008

Grey’s Anatomy

Kathleen Patterson

2009

Private Practice

Lillie Jordan

2010

CSI

Michelle Huntley

2011

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Mrs. Zhuang

2012

Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23

Pastor Jin

Bones

Mandy Oh

2014

The Neighbors

Barb Hartley

Forever

Frenchman

Intelligence

Sheng-Li wang

2015

Castle

Mimi Tan

2016

Hawaii Five-0

Governor Keiko Mahoe

The OA

Patricia Knowler

2016–17

The Catch

Kohana Takashi (Japanese Consul)

Rosalind Chao Star Trek

Rosalind Chao Net Worth

Chao as an American actress has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Rosalind Chao Interview