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Anthony Wong

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Date of Birth:
12 May 1965 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height:
5' 6" (1.68 m)
Anthony Brandon Wong is an award-winning actor who has played a wide range of roles in more than 30 hit television programs, numerous films and over thirty stage productions in the US, Canada, Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa. He is best known to international audiences for his role as 'Ghost', the Zen Buddhist assassin in "The Matrix Reloaded", "The Matrix Revolutions", and as the lead character (alongside Jada Pinkett Smith) in the "Enter the Matrix" video game, all written and directed by The Wachowski Brothers. He also worked alongside Dennis Quaid, Hugh Laurie, Tyrese Gibson and Giovanni Ribisi in the Twentieth Century Fox action picture "Flight of the Phoenix", filmed in the deserts of Namibia, Africa. Other notable film roles include the lead male role in Clara Law's "Floating Life" as a womanizing Hong Kong stockbroker who realizes the error of his philandering ways.He was most recently seen in ABC Family's "Samurai Girl" as 'Tasuke Kogo', father of the title character and one of Japan's most powerful businessmen, and in the BBC's "Secrets of the Forbidden City" as the principal character of 15th Century Chinese Emperor Yongle, the visionary but despotic leader who built the world-famous Forbidden City. He also plays a lead role opposite Caspar Van Dien ("Starship Troopers") in the US martial arts TV movie "Mask of the Ninja" (Spike TV), and will soon be seen in the Australian comedy crime feature "Crooked Business". His many television credits include "The Unit" (as a Thai prince facing death threats), "NCIS" (as a Navy Doctor), the Francis Ford Coppola produced "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" (playing a Hong Kong detective), Disney Channel's "Jumping Ship" (as a modern-day pirate), "All Saints" (as a journalist who loses his partner), "Water Rats" (as a compulsive gambler), "Spellbinder 2" (as series regular 'Mek', a scientist) and "Embassy" (as series regular 'Lee', a political revolutionary).In 1992, he won the Victorian Green Room Best Actor Award (theatre) for his performance as a Filipino transvestite in "Sex Diary of an Infidel", which also netted him a Sydney Critics Circle Award nomination. He also scored Green Room Award nominations for his stage work in "The Temple" as a cocaine-addicted paraplegic and in "The Language of the Gods" as an Indonesian priest with magical powers. He played the lead role of a Malaysian king in the Melbourne Theatre Company production of "Coup d'etat", worked with Cate Blanchett in the Australian feature "Little Fish" and played an Aboriginal hip-hop artist, a Lebanese tough guy, an African schoolgirl and a New Zealand-born Samoan boxer in the acclaimed stage production of "Fast Cars and Tractor Engines" (Urban Theatre Projects, Sydney).Anthony Brandon Wong is an acclaimed singer (musicals, cabaret, pop), writer and stand-up comedian. He is also an acting teacher, who has taught at Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Arts (alumni include Cate Blanchett, Mel Gibson and Judy Davis), Actors Centre Australia (where Hugh Jackman and Naomi Watts studied) and the Australian Theatre for Young People.
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