Who is Li Jun Li?
Li Jun Li is a Chinese television actress who quickly rose to fame when she got the first role in the popular TV series Damages, where she portrayed Maggie Huang. After appearing on the show, other casting directors couldn’t get enough of the talented actress, and she’s appeared in numerous roles ever since.
After appearing in Chinese-based shows, she was quickly noticed by American producers and offered various roles. She played Iris Chang in the ABC series Quantico (an American thriller drama that ran from September 25 until August 3, 2018. She was also cast to play Rose Cooper in the popular American supernatural horror television series The Exorcist that ran on Fox. She has also appeared as a series regular Jenny Wah in the Netflix exclusive American supernatural action television series Wu Assassins which premiered on August 8, 2019.
Her early life and life before fame
Li was born in Shanghai, China. Her father is a painter, and the family moved to Bogotá, Colombia, for work-related reasons when Li was only six years old. Three years later, they immigrated to New York City, United States, where the talented actress could pursue her dreams full-time. Li Jun Li went to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, where she enlisted in the dance program and subsequently graduated a few short years later.
How did her acting career begin
She had her first breakout role when she was cast to star opposite Matthew Morrison in the Tony Award-winning series Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific (2008), which was based at the New York’s Lincoln Center. After her initial success, she won a variety of roles on such TV shows and films as the American police procedural drama Blue Bloods (2010), American legal thriller series Damages, where she portrayed Maggie Huang, 2013s The Following (playing Meghan Leeds), as well as appearing in Mistress (2014). Li Jun Li further expanded her popularity and presence on a global scale when she landed her first major television series role in Neil LaBute’s Billy and Billie in 2015. Later on, she appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report, which ran on Fox in 2015.
Her later career saw even more prominent roles. In 2016, Li was cast as Iris Chang in a recurring role on the ABC thriller series Quantico. The very same year, she also joined NBC’s procedural drama Chicago P.D. on the fourth season of the show. In 2017 it was announced by Deadline that Li Jun would also be joining the second season of Fox’s television series The Exorcist as Rose Cooper. Her most recent role was in 2019 when she appeared as Jenny Wah on the Netflix fantasy drama series Wu Assassins. She has also portrayed Grace Ling for two episodes on the American supernatural drama series Evil.
Because Li speaks three languages, English, Spanish, and Mandarin. Li has over 44,000 followers on her official Instagram profile.
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