Acted in "Shadow of China"
Again portrayed a Chinese ganglord in "Rush Hour 2"
Appeared in NYC in the stage play "Sound and Beauty"; also directed
Attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California
Gave a wonderful performance as a mysterious businessman in "The Moderns"
Orphaned as a small child; never knew his parents
Returned to the Public Theater to direct and star in two new one-act plays by Hwang under the title "Sound and Beauty"
Settled in Los Angeles; did several guest spots on TV
Starred, directed, choreographed, and scored "Dance and the Railroad" at the Public Theater; a play written for Lone by David Henry Hwang
TV acting debut in "Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid" (ABC)
Cast as a member of the Peking Opera who passes as a woman in the film version of Hwang's acclaimed stage play "M. Butterfly"
First feature lead, Michael Cimino's "Year of the Dragon"
Had title role in the Oscar-winning "The Last Emperor"
Last Hollywood film for six years, "The Hunted"; cast as a vicious assassin
Released first recording in Asia
First significant film role, the titular character in "Iceman"
Garnered attention with his stage role in the L.A. production of David Henry Hwang's play "F.O.B."
Joined the East-West Players theater troupe
Lived at the Academy and studied poetry, acting, dance, mime, singing, acrobatics, and martial arts until age 18
Moved to NYC to reprise role in "F.O.B." at the New York Shakespeare Festival's Public Theatre
Portrayed the villainous Shiwan Khan in "The Shadow"
Began training as an actor at the age of 10 at the Chin Chiu Academy of the Peking Opera
First film appearance as a Chinese cook in "King Kong"
TV directing debut, "Paper Angels", an "American Playhouse" presentation for PBS