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"It's Been Four Decades Of Me Dreaming": Ming-Na Wen Talks About Star War's Fennec Shand And Some Of Her Other Iconic Roles

She's been in the MCU, DCAU, Disney Universe, and more.

We all know and love the amazing Fennec Shand from The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian. And if you didn't already know, Fennec Shand is played by the beautiful, amazing, and fabulous Ming-Na Wen!

Wen has always wanted to be part of the Star Wars franchise, so the role is a dream come true for her. "It’s been four decades of me dreaming about being in some Star Wars project. It’s a bit surreal,” she told Bustle.

"I really admire who Fennec is because there are so many attributes about her that I wish I did have. She's fearless. She’s extremely skilled at her profession. And she's very honest. Oh, well, I guess those are my attributes." She continued.

Star Wars fans also embraced Wen as Fennec Shand which was an extremely huge relief for the Chinese-American actress. "It's such a genuinely emotional as well as such a satisfying relief that your character is well received, because the Star Wars fans are very, very strong in their opinions, and they know what they like, and it's great when it matches their expectations," Wen told People.

She even continued voicing the beloved character in the animated series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch.

In addition to Fennec Shand, Ming-Na Wen has played many other iconic roles (IYKYK 😉). So if you can't wait to see her again in the next seasons of The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian, here are 22 more movies and shows you can watch her in:

1. Jing-mei (June) Woo in The Joy Luck Club

June playing mahjong in the Joy Luck Club

2. Chun-Li in Street Fighter

Chun-Li wearing handcuffs ready to fight

3. Mulan in Mulan

Mulan sitting under a cherry blossom team with a flower in her hair

She continued to voice Mulan in Ralph Breaks the Internet, Sofia the First, House of Mouse, and the Kingdom Hearts video games. She also made a cameo as an "esteemed guest" in the live-action 2020 Mulan adaptation.

4. Lisa Wu / Jade in Spawn: the Animated Series

Lisa Wu aka Jade in hero uniform

5. Dr. Jing-Mei "Deb" Chen in ER

Jing-Mei Chen in doctor's uniform

6. Detective Ellen Yin in The Batman

Detective Ellen Yin talking to Batman

7. Agent Lin Mei in Vanished

Agent Lin Mei during golden hour

8. Gui Nai Nai in Ni Hao, Kai-Lan

Kai-Lan speaking with Gui Nai Nai over a computer screen

9. Dr. Elisha Crowe in Prom Night

Dr. Elisha Crowe looking concerned in her office

10. Linda Harris in Two and a Half Men

Linda Harris sitting at a table with wine glasses

11. Camile Wray in SGU Stargate Universe

Camile Wray and another character looking out from a balcony

12. US Senator Michaela Wen in Eureka

US Senator Michaela Wen smiling in a blue room

13. Farmworld Minerva in Adventure Time

Finn's mom holding her baby.

14. Dr. Hirano in Phineas and Ferb

Dr. Hirano looking at teeth inside someone's mouth

15. Agent Melinda May in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Agent Melinda May in S.H.I.E.L.D. uniform holding a gun

16. Vega in Sofia the First

Vega standing in front of a window

17. Phyla-Vell in Guardians of the Galaxy (the animated series)

Phyla-Vell holding a glowing sword in one hand and using her energy powers in the other hand

18. Agent Savannah in Milo Murphy's Law

Savannah standing in an almost smoke-filled room

19. Elaine Lee / Stephanie in Fresh Off the Boat

20. Aunt Sandra in Nora from Queens

Aunt Sandra smoking on a beanbag chair

21. Natsumaru in Yasuke

Natsumaru standing in a forest

22. ...and, lastly, Jasmine in Pretty Smart

Jasmine sitting at a table with arms out.

Ming-Na Wen is set to appear in Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai as Fong Wing and Glitter & Doom as Ivy. You can also check her out in Season 2 of Hacks premiering on May 12 on HBO Max!

What are your favorite Ming-Na Wen roles? If we missed any, feel free to shout them out in the comments below!

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