TINA CHEN is a Golden Globe, Emmy, and Drama Desk Award nominee. Her film credits include Tom Gries’s The Hawaiians (opposite Charlton Heston), which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination; Sydney Pollack’s Three Days of the Condor (opposite Robert Redford); Arthur Penn’s Alice’s Restaurant (opposite Arlo Guthrie); and Bertha Bay-Sa Pan’s award-winning indie film Face.
Tina most recently starred in Albert M. Chan’s award winning short film Descendants of the Past, Ancestors of the Future, for which she received the Best Actress Award given by the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival and a Best Actress nomination by Asians On Film. She worked again with Bertha Bay-Sa Pan in Almost Perfect (opposite Kelly Hu, Roger Rees, Christina Chang and Edison Chen), and with Derek Nguyen in his short film The Potential Wives of Norman Mao (narrated by George Takei).
She has had starring roles in various television programs and specials, including Lady from Yesterday; The Ghost of Flight 401; Paper Man; and The Final War of Olly Winter (opposite Ivan Dixon), for which she earned an Emmy Award nomination. She has also guest-starred opposite Anthony Quinn, Burt Reynolds, Stephanie Powers, Wayne Rogers, David Carradine, and many others.
On stage, Tina has played leading roles in numerous productions on and off Broadway, including The Joy Luck Club, Arthur & Leila, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Year of the Dragon. She played a Japanese war bride in Santa Anita ’42, Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, a matriarch in David Henry Hwang’s Family Devotions, a proud Korean grandmother who is trying to forget her past in Comfort Women, a high-class madam in The Shanghai Gesture, and the title role in Empress of China, among others.