Kelly Marie Tran, an American Actress. was born on January 17 in 1989. Her birth was in San Diego, California, United States. She has done B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
She has played in numerous short films and television shows. She has acted as Christine Chan in the 2012 movie The Cohasset Snuff Film and as Marguerite in About a Boy (a television series).
She is got famous for her role as Rose Tico in the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which was released in 2017. She has been in other T.V. Series such as Pub Quiz and Currently cool. She is currently living in Los Angeles, California, the United States with her family.
She is listed in the Under 30 Hollywood & Entertainment 2019 in the Top 30 list of Forbes.
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Kelly Marie Tran’s Family and Husband
Kelly Marie Tran is the daughter of Sorene Loan, and her mother’s name is Kimble Loan. She has two brothers and grew up with the family. She was born in a Buddhist family and her religion is said to be Buddhism. Her parents followed the parenting method of Vietnamese Culture.
It is believed that Tran prefers to keep her private life and relations as secrets. She has kept most of them hidden. But in 2018, while interviewing in The New York Times, she said that she was in a relationship with a boy when she was only 17 years of age and his family was friendly to her. It has also been rumoured that she is currently in a straight relationship with Hakami Thu.
Kelly Marie Tran Age, Height & Ethnicity
Born on January 17 1989, she is of 30 years in age. Her birth was in San Diego, California, USA. She has the ethnicity of Vietnamese. And the height of Tran is about 5 feet and 2 inches (1.57m).
Kelly Marie Tran Early Begining
Tran, born in 1989 in San Diego of California, U.S. is active in the film industry since 2011. The parents of Tran are Vietnam refugees who left Vietnam and came to America due to the Vietnam War.
It is said that Tran’s father was homeless and poor. He spent his major part of life on the streets when they were in Vietnam. When he moved to the United States of America, his father started working in Burger King so that he can earn for the family livelihood. Also, Tran’s mother used to work at Funeral home for money.
Kelly Marie Tran’s Education
Tran went to Westview High School in San Diego. She used to work at a yogurt shop for her expenses. After that, she went to the University of California, Los Angeles is known as UCLA. She did her B.A. in Communications from UCLA.
Kelly Marie Tran’s Career
Tran has done Improvisational theatre at the Upright Citizens Brigade and The Second City. In the early years of her career, she auditioned for many small roles in Los Angeles. Then, in the year 2013, she acted in a web series named ‘Ladies Like Us.’ Apart from all this, she has worked in college humour videos in her early career life.
Her major gig, which she is famous for, is in 2015; she played the role of Rose Tico in the Star Wars film series. Before getting the role of Rose Tico, she hadn’t watched any of the Star Wars films till then. The name of the film is Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
In the movie, she acted as a rebel mechanic and then joins with the lead role Finn after her eldest sister’s sacrifice, Paige Tico. Paige Tico, played by Veronica Ngo, was a gunner and her teacher was Resistance Commander Poe Dameron. When she got the role, she didn’t tell her family about it.
In 2016, she used to say that she was going for a small movie in Canada when in reality she was filming her scenes at Pinewood Studios. She is the first Asian-American actress who was assigned a main role in the Star Wars film series.
Then later in 2017, she also had the opportunity to be the first Asian Actress to become on the cover of the summer 2017 issue of Vanity Fair. She was with John Boyega and Oscar Isaac who played Finn and Poe Dameron respectively.
Kelly Marie Tran Awards and Nominations
Awards and Nominations Kelly Marie Tran has won and been nominated for numerous awards. Some of the nominations are
- The best female Newcomer award in the 23rd Empire awards, 2018
- The best-supporting actress award in the 44th Saturn Awards, 2018
- The Choice breakout movie Star Award in the 20th Teen Choice Awards.
Kelly Marie Tran Social Media Details
- Kelly Marie Tran Twitter: www.twitter.com/kellymarietran
- Kelly Marie Tran Instagram: www.instagram.com/kellymarietran
- Kelly Marie Tran Facebook: www.facebook.com/kellymarietran
Kelly Marie Tran Net Worth and Salary
The Star Wars film series, The Last Jedi, earned a total box office of $619.2 million in the U.S. The worth of The Last Jedi actress is estimated at around $4 million in total.
It is said that her salary is around $400k per annum. The main reason for her net worth is accounted as her career in acting and her roles in films like About a Boy and Fall into me.
Kelly Marie Tran Harassment and attacks
Even though the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi was a hit in its year, Tran still faced many online attacks as racism and also some people not liking her character of Rose Tico in the film.
To reply to such attacks, Anthony Nguyen appreciated Tran’s role and acknowledging her as “the first woman of color to be cast in a leading role in the Star Wars franchise.” A freelance writer and Journalist, Nicole Karlis, mentioned that such online attacks are because of fear of women who are breaking the sexist stereotypes of race and appearances. Following such harassment, Tran had to delete all the Instagram posts in June 2018.
Rian Johnson (director of The Last Jedi) and Star wars fans supported the actress on social media. John Boyega and Mark Hamill expressed their sentiments with Johnson.
When in August 2018, her harassment silence stretched for long, she addressed the issue in the New York Times. She mentioned that she had been self-conscious and, for a while, considered the statements of her harassers as true.
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