I'm as proud to be Chinese as I am American.
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 was a total sci-fi geek. Star Wars was my ultimate favorite.
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.'
You have to start thinking a little differently as an actor.
I'm always excited to do the fight scenes.
I'm always like, "Maybe I can drive the car. I can still fly the plane!"
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.
Both my parents are chefs I grew up in a restaurant and was always surrounded by cooks. I love food.
I'm sort of a gypsy at heart and don't like to stay in one place too long.
I love that synergy between being entertainers and having people respond. There’s no greater reward.
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.
What I want is the same opportunities as anyone to get a part.
People who have had family members killed are able to forgive the murderer because that's the only way they can move on.
I've loved all forms of animation.
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 hope Hong Kong and Asia wants to hire American Asian actresses as much as Hollywood has been hiring Chinese actors from Asia.
I'm like Madonna: I'm Ming-Na. Just my first and middle name. That's it. Pure and simple.
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