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Kelly Marie Tran      

Actress Known for Her Role in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

Kelly Marie Tran has quickly become known as a captivating on-screen presence. The highly sought after actress made The Hollywood Reporter’s “Next Gen Class of 2017” list and was named one of ABC News’ “Actors to Watch” in 2018.

Currently, Tran stars in Hulu’s Anthology drama series Monsterland, based on the collection of stories from Nathan Ballingrud.

Tran voices Dawn in DreamWorks' "The Croods 2," a sequel to the Oscar-nominated animated feature about a caveman family.

Tran made history by voicing Disney’s first South-East Asian Princess with her role in "Raya and the Last Dragon." Set in a fantasy land called Kumandra, the film follows Raya, a fearless warrior princess, as she saves the world from evil.

In 2019, Tran reprised her role as Rose Tico in "Star Wars: Episode IX." The film was a smash hit and grossed over $1 billion at the world wide box office.

In 2018, Tran starred opposite Elizabeth Olsen in Facebook Watch’s critically acclaimed original series, Sorry for Your Loss. Created and written by Kit Steinkellner (Z: The Beginning of Everything), the show explores the life of young widow as she deals with the grief of losing her husband while reconnecting with relationships from her past. Rounding out the cast are Jovan Adepo, Mamaoudou Athie and Janet McTeer. The show returned for its second and final season in 2019.

In 2017, Tran made her big screen debut in "Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi" as Resistance mechanic worker, Rose Tico. Her performance and character were widely praised, and made headlines across the globe as Tran became the first Asian- American woman cast in a lead role for the franchise. Episode VIII earned over $1.3 billion worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing film of 2017. She was unable to tell her family that she had won the role. When she went to film her scenes at Pinewood Studios in early 2016, she said she was filming a small movie in Canada. With her role in The Last Jedi, Tran became the first Asian-American woman to play a leading role in a Star Wars film. In 2017, she also became the first Asian woman to appear on the cover of Vanity Fair when she appeared on the cover of the summer 2017 issue with John Boyega and Oscar Isaac.

Tran’s past credits include the Netflix Original XOXO; TruTV’s Adam Ruins Everything; NBC’s About a Boy and Lifetime’s Fall Into Me among others.

Kelly Marie Tran is an American film and TV actress, and notably appeared in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. She has had a number of roles in short films and television episodes, and came to wider attention for her role as Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth episodic film in the Star Wars series.

Tran spent her early years in Los Angeles auditioning for small parts and doing improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade and The Second City. In 2013, she starred in the web series Ladies Like Us. She also appeared in various CollegeHumor videos.


The Resurrection of Kelly Marie Tran: On Surviving 'Star Wars' Bullying, the Pressures of Representation, and 'Raya and the Last Dragon'
As the first woman-of-color Star Wars lead and first Southeast Asian Disney princess, Tran is well aware that she is a symbol of representation, and is getting better at wearing the mantle without letting it suffocate her.
Kelly Marie Tran Promotes 'The Last Jedi' In Traditional Vietnamese ...
Kelly Marie Tran Promotes 'The Last Jedi' In Traditional Vietnamese Garb. The actress paid homage to her immigrant parents in a heartfelt post on Instagram. By Kimberly Yam ...
Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Kelly Marie Tran on landing Rose Tico ...
With The Last Jedi, it has happened again for Kelly Marie Tran. The 28-year-old San Diego native landed the role of Rose Tico, a problem-solving Resistance mechanic, just about a year after she was ready to give up chasing that dream forever. “There was absolutely a moment,” Tran tells EW. “When I turned 25, I had been ...

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