Born in Honolulu of Chinese, Hawaiian, and English ancestry, KELLY HU always wanted to be an actress.  Determined to begin her career, Kelly catapulted into the spotlight in 1985 when she was crowned Miss Teen USA. She was later crowned Miss Hawaii USA on her way to becoming a finalist in the Miss USA Pageant.  Her exposure in pageants led to modeling assignments and her first acting job, a guest star role on the television series Growing Pains.

Arrow-Kelly-Hu-headshotFans of X-Men remember Kelly for her role as the villainess Yuriko Oyama a.k.a. Lady Deathstryke in the A-list cast, blockbuster sci-fi film, X-MEN 2 where Hu gets to demonstrate her black belt capabilities in an extraordinary fight scene with Wolverine played by Hugh Jackman. Other cast members included Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen and Rebecca Romijn.

Other feature film credits would include Universal Pictures’ SCORPION KING, directed by Chuck Russell, THE DOORS, directed by Oliver Stone, NO WAY BACK, opposite Russell Crowe and the action film CRADLE TO THE GRAVE with Jet Li, Gabrielle Union and DMX.

Hu is currently recurring on the wildly popular CW series, Arrow, as fan-favourite China White and recurred as Pearl on the hit series Vampire Diaries and as Laura Hill on the hit series Hawaii 5-0. She has also added to an already expansive list of credits by voicing a role on Cartoon Network’s series Young Justice. She has long voiced the character Stacy on the animated series, Phineas and Ferb.

Kelly HuAdditionally, Hu was seen on the hit series CSI: NY, and starred in the CBS action drama Martial Law, which received a TV Guide award for Best New Drama Series, and in Nash Bridges with Don Johnson and Cheech Marin

Kelly rescued her dog ‘Mushu’ from the Much Love Animal Rescue and continues to volunteer as a foster for them.  She is also actively involved in fundraising for many other causes including school building projects in Africa and hosting an annual poker tournament for Best Buddies.

We are honoured to welcome Kelly Hu to AnimeKon VII: Quantum Age taking place on August 27 & 28th in Barbados.

Want to meet Kelly at the show? Book your AnimeKon ticket here!

 

**All Guest Appearances are subject to change or cancellation** 

 

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