There's just so much love that goes into home cooking, and I think it will really help the American family overall. I'm hoping to maybe get a cookbook out one day because I've got some great family recipes.
I'm trying to show I'm a trained actress - I can transform myself into different characters. I'm not just an ingenue.
The 'ER' role was not Asian-specific, and my agent knew that I loved the show.
I'm always like, "Maybe I can drive the car. I can still fly the plane!"
I'm as proud to be Chinese as I am American.
Being a sci-fi geek, it was just lovely to be on a show where I pretend I'm in outer space. That's always been my dream: to pretend to be out in space or actually be out in space.
I love that synergy between being entertainers and having people respond. There's no greater reward.
You have to start thinking a little differently as an actor.
When I grew up in Pittsburgh in my parents' restaurant, I was almost like a country bumpkin.
I've always dreamed that George Lucas would call me one day and ask me to be in one of the 'Star Wars' films.
I'm like Madonna: I'm Ming-Na. Just my first and middle name. That's it. Pure and simple.
People who have had family members killed are able to forgive the murderer because that's the only way they can move on.
Mom takes all the credit for my success. Now Mom says, 'I read your face when you were a baby, and it said you were going to be a star. That's why I named you Ming - because it's all about the sun and the stars and enlightenment.'
Both my parents are chefs I grew up in a restaurant and was always surrounded by cooks. I love food.
I've loved all forms of animation.
I'm always excited to do the fight scenes.
I hope Hong Kong and Asia wants to hire American Asian actresses as much as Hollywood has been hiring Chinese actors from Asia.
I was a total sci-fi geek. Star Wars was my ultimate favorite.
I'm sort of a gypsy at heart and don't like to stay in one place too long.
What I want is the same opportunities as anyone to get a part.
I love doing TV. It's so great for my world as a mom, as someone who likes to have a steady job and go to work feeling secure because I'm with a family.
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