Thuy Trang Biography
Thuy Trang was born on December 14th of 1973 in Saigon, Vietnam. After the fall of Saigon in 1975 to Communist forces, her father who had fought in the Vietnam War, traveled to America to seek political asylum. However, his entire family, unable to follow, were left behind.In 1979, Thuy and her family boarded a cargo ship with other refugees to travel to America. However, first they sailed to a detention camp in Hong Kong.The family was finally reunited in California, America in 1980. However, her father died from cancer a couple of years later.Thuy graduated from Banning High School and earned a scholarship to study civil engineering at UC Irvine.In 1992, Thuy got interested in acting and, in 1993, got her first big break when she landed the role of "Trini Kwan" on the hit TV series, "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" (1993). In 1994, Thuy left the show to pursue other projects.After appearing in a video documentary called the Encyclopedia of Martial Arts: Hollywood Celebrities (1995) (V), as an interviewee, and a cameo as a manicurist in Spy Hard (1996), Thuy got her next large role as "Kali" in The Crow: City of Angels (1996), the sequel to The Crow (1994).Tragically, on September 3rd 2001, Thuy was a passenger in a car, traveling on the I-5, which suddenly went out of control. The resulting accident was fatal for her.She leaves behind only a small body of work but, through them, she made an impact on many.Thuy Trang will be missed by many.