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Kelly Hu        

American actress and model; best known for her role as Rae Chang on "Sunset Beach" and as Lady Deathstrike in "X2"

On February 13th, 1968, a girl of Chinese, English, and Hawaiian ancestry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Herbert and Juanita Hu. Sixteen years later this girl was standing before a live international television audience of more than 50 million people in Miami, Florida. Her mother had warned her before the pageant, "Now don't get too hurt when you don't win because America's not ready for an Asian Miss Teen USA." Mother's aren't always right, America was ready for Kelly Hu.

Kelly Ann Hu started her career as a model before being crowned Miss Teen USA 1985 and made her debut as an actress in "Growing Pains." Kelly starred as Rae Chang on the soap "Sunset Beach" before starring on "Nash Bridges" as Inspector Michelle Chan, played the character Chen Pei Pei on the series "Martial Law", and had a recurring role in the new version of "Hawaii Five-0." Kelly has starred in numerous films, including The Scorpion King, Cradle 2 the Grave, Shanghai Kiss, Almost Perfect, and X2 (X-Men 2).

Her movie roles have garnered her much attention, particularly when she battled Wolverine as Lady Deathstrike in X2: X-Men United earning her a nomination in the MTV Movie Awards for "Best Fight Scene". Since then, Kelly continues to appear in numerous films and television roles and has carved a position at the forefront of the entertainment industry as one of the most successful Asian actresses in America.

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