Lucille Soong is a Chinese-American actress who is famous for her portrayal of Jenny Huang in the television series Fresh Off the Boat (2015-2020). Lucille made her professional debut in 1959 and she has remained active to date.
Outside of her acting career, a lot of people have been curious about the actress’ romantic relationships. Has she been married? Does she have any kids? Here is all we know.
Who Is Lucille Soong?
Lucille Soong was born on August 15, 1938, and she is 85 years old at the moment. Not much is known about her early childhood but according to reports Soong moved from Beijing, China to Hong Kong at the age of 21 and it was there she began to make her screen appearances.
The Actress Made Her First Screen Appearance in 1959
Lucille made her first uncredited screen appearance in the 1959 film Ferry to Hong Kong. When she moved from Hong Kong to London, she was walking to shop for groceries in the street and an agent chased her with another screen offer. This saw her starring in 55 days at Peking (1963).
She went on to have single-episode roles in British film and TV series Ghost Squad, Crane, Emergency-Ward 10, and The Champions.
In 1969, the Chinese actress starred in the soap opera Coronation Street, playing the role of Billy Walker’s short-term girlfriend in 5 episodes. In the show, her character suffered abuse from his mother Annie Walker, and she soon broke up with him.
Besides becoming an actress, Lucille was one of the first Chinese models to work in England. Throughout the ’60s, Soong found roles in a long string of British films and TV shows.
Her First Major Screen Role was in 2003
Lucille’s first significant performance in Hollywood is in her portrayal of Pei-Pei’s mother in the 2003 adaptation of Freaky Friday. Additionally, she went on to appear in films including Nora’s Hair Salon (2004), Just Like Heaven (2005), and Nine Dead (2009).
Moving on, Lucille Soong’s television credits include 7 episodes of the ABC prime-time soap, Desperate Housewives, Fresh Off the Boat, Dharma & Greg, and Passions to mention a few. Apart from the works listed below, the Chinese-American actress has appeared in several other works. Below is a list of her movies and TV shows.
- Raya and the Last Drago – 2021
- Nine Dead – 2009
- Nora’s Hair Salon 2: A Cut Above – 2008
- Nancy Drew – 2007
- Mission: Impossible III – 2006
- Just Like Heaven – 2005
- Sky High – 2005
- Nora’s Hair Salon – 2004
- Employee of the Month – 2004
- Freaky Friday – 2003
- My American Vacation – 1999
- The Debtors – 1999
- The Corruptor – 1999
- The Joy Luck Club – 1993
- One More Time – 1970
- The File of the Golden Goose – 1969
- The Mini-Affair – 1967
- The Brides of Fu Manchu – 1966
- Three Weeks of Love – 1965
- Marco the Magnificient – 1965
- Darling – 1965
- The Knack…and How to Get It – 1965
- Genghis Khan – 1965
- French Dressing – 1964
- 55 Days at Peking 1963
- Ferry to Hong Kong – 1959
- Fresh Off the Boat – 2015-2020
- Heebie Jeebies – 2013
- Holding Patterns – 2013
- How to Be a Better American – 2010
- The League – 2010
- Dark Blue – 2010
- Without a Trace – 2009
- United States of Tara – 2009
- The Sarah Silverman Program – 2008
- Bones – 2007
- The King of Queens – 2006
- According to Jim – 2005
- Huff – 2004
- Desperate Housewives – 2004-2009
- All About the Andersons – 2003
- Passions – 2001
- Chasing Destiny – 2001
- The Michael Richards Show – 2000
- JAG – 2000
- Strong Medicine – 2000
- Ryan Caulfield: Year One – 1999
- MaIggie – 1998
- Dharma & Greg – 1997-2001
- Fried Up – 1997
- Yesterday’s Target – 1996
- Vanishing Son – 1994
- Shirley’s World – 1971
- The Champions – 1969
- Coronation Street – 1969
- Hugh and I Spy – 1968
- The Prisoner – 1967
- The Troubleshooters – 1967-1970
- Emergency – Ward 10 – 1967
- Adam Adamant Lives! – 1966
- The Avengers – 1965
- Sergent Cork – 1964
- Crane – 1964
- Man of the World – 1963
- Ghost Squad – 1963
Who is Lucille Soong’s Husband?
Lucille’s relationships have remained a mystery that is yet to be uncovered. While some sources have alleged that 85-the years-old actress is married, there is no proof of that allegation yet. Even if Lucille has been married, she has obviously done a good job keeping her family away from the media.
64 Years after Her Professional Debut, Lucille is Still an Actress
Soong has not given up her passion for the screens despite being active for over 6 decades. A look at her personal tweeter account shows that she still engages in numerous TV and screen productions. More so, she appeared in several critically acclaimed movies and Television shows as mentioned above. Some of her recent works are in Fresh Off the Boat (2015-2020) and Raya and the Last Dragon (2021).