Rosalind Chao


Miami Vice Character
September 23, 1957, Anaheim, California
Simon Templeman (1989-present), two children

Chao Jyalin (born September 23, 1957, Anaheim, California) is an American actress known as Rosalind Chao. She is best known for her roles as Soon-Lee Klinger in the TV series' M*A*S*H and AfterMASH, and Keiko O'Brien in the series' Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She appeared as the second May Ying (previously played by Joan Chen in "Golden Triangle (Part II)") in the episode "Heart of Night" of the series Miami Vice.


Chao began her career on television (where most of her roles would be performed) in a 1970 episode of Here's Lucy (with James Hong). Some of her many TV appearances include Kung Fu (with Keye Luke), Kojak (with Stephen McHattie and Pepe Serna), Lobo (with James Saito), Diff'rent Strokes (as teacher Miss Chung), Max Headroom (with Matt Frewer and Charles Rocket), Beauty and the Beast (with Ron Perlman), The West Wing (with Oliver Platt), Monk (with David Rasche), Six Feet Under (with Richard Jenkins), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (with Paul Guilfoyle), The Event (with Lisa Vidal), and her most recent TV appearance, in a 2011 episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (with Vincent D'Onofrio and Jay O. Sanders).

Chao's movie career began with 1980's The Big Brawl, later appearing in Slam Dance, White Ghost (with Reb Brown), Denial (with Barry Primus and Michael Santoro), Thousand Pieces of Gold (with Jimmie F. Skaggs), Love Affair (with Annette Bening), The Man from Elysian Fields (with Mick Jagger, Michael Des Barres, Xander Berkeley, Sherman Howard, and Joe Santos), and her most recent movie appearance, in 2005's Just Like Heaven.

Personal LifeEdit

Chao married voice actor Simon Templeman ("Kain of the Legacy of Kain video game series) in 1989, they have two children; son Roland and daughter Isabella.

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