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Name: Kelly Ann Hu                                                                           
Born: February 13, 1968 Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.                                               
Kelly Ann Hu ( born February 13, 1968) is an                                                 
American actress and former fashion model who held the Miss Teen USA 1985 title.             
Hu worked in Japan and Italy, the latter in which she became well-known as the               
star of a series of ads for Philadelphia brand cream cheese (she played a young               
Japanese college student named Kaori). Hu moved to Los Angeles and began her                 
acting career in 1987 with a guest starring role on the sitcom Growing Pains. Hu             
followed this with appearances on TV series such as Night Court, Tour of Duty,               
21 Jump Street, and Melrose Place and her first movie role in Friday the 13th                 
Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan. Hu also won the title of Miss Hawaii USA in                 
1993 and was a finalist at the 1993 Miss USA pageant held in Wichita, Kansas.                 
Kelly with George Lucas, Willow Springs Raceway, CA                                           
In 1995, Hu played an undercover police officer in the movie No Way Back. While               
the movie was not a major success, it opened a new career direction for Hu in                 
action adventure roles.[citation needed] She was then cast as Dr. Rae Chang on               
Sunset Beach for six months in 1997. Afterwards, Hu was cast as police officers               
Michelle Chan in the television series Nash Bridges (1997 – 1998), as Pei Pei "Grace"       
Chen on Martial Law (1998 – 2000) and as Agent Mia Chen on the last three                   
episodes of the television series Threat Matrix (2004). Her subsequent movie                 
appearances include The Scorpion King (2002), Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) and X2 (2003).       
She provided voice talents for the popular video game Star Wars: Knights of the               
Old Republic II: The Sith Lords as Visas Marr, the Sith woman who joins the                   
Exile's party. Hu has been featured twice in Maxim magazine (May 2002 and May                 
In January 2007, Hu began appearing in a full time role on the TV series In Case             
of Emergency. She plays Kelly Lee, a Korean-American woman who accidentally                   
reunites with her high school classmates, yet realizes none of them grew up                   
according to their high school plans.                                                         
During the first quarter of 2007 Kelly completed filming the film Stilleto, and               
after that The Farmhouse.