Wong, Anna May Liu Tsong, an actress, was born in America. Many people thought she was the first Chinese-American movie star in Hollywood and the first to become famous all over the world.
She is one of the first women to be featured in the reverse quarter as part of the American Women’s Quarter series,
which will run from 2022 to 2025. She is also the first Asian-American to be featured in the US currency. On January 3, 1905, Anna May Wong was born in Los Angeles, California, a block north of the Chinatown neighbourhood.
She was the second child born to Wong Sam-sing and Lee Gon-toy, his second spouse. Wong Sam-sing and Lee Gon-toy had a total of seven kids.
The family moved to a neighborhood on Figueroa Street in 1910, where they were the only residents of Chinese ancestry on their block.
She started begging her father for movie roles when she was just nine years old, and because of her fascination with the cinema business, she earned the nickname “C.C.” (short for “Curious Chinese Child”). Anna May Wong helped mainstream American audiences comprehend the humanity of Chinese Americans
during a period of severe racism and prejudice in the US. The main source of her great fame is the 1918 publication of her novel “The Toll of the Sea.” In the next biography that Working Title Films is making,
Gemma Chan is negotiating to play Wong. Recent sources state that Li Jun Li will play Wong in the upcoming Damien Chazelle-directed drama Babylon.
What Movie was Anna May Wong?
Some of the movies and TV shows that featured Anna May Wong are as follows:
The Red Lantern (1919) debut – uncredited
Bits of Life (1921)
The Toll of the Sea (1922) as Lotus Flower
The Thief of Baghdad (1924) as a Mongol Slave
Peter Pan (1924) as Tiger Lily
A Trip to Chinatown (1926) as Ohati
Old San Francisco (1927) as A Flower of the Orient
Piccadilly (1929) as Shosho
Elstree Calling (1930) as Herself
The Flame of Love (1930) as Hai Tang
The Road to Dishonour (1930) as Hai Tang
Hai-Tang (1930) as Hai Tang
Daughter of the Dragon (1931) as Princess Ling Moy
Shanghai Express (1932) as Hui Fei
A Study in Scarlet (1933) as Mrs. Pyke
Limehouse Blues (1934) as Tu Tua