|Alma mater||Tisch School of the Arts|
|Occupation(s)||Stage and television actress|
Tina Huang, (born October 28, 1981),is an American stage and television actress of Taiwanese descent known for her recurring roles in Rizzoli & Isles and for her semi-regular role as Melinda Trask on the NBC soap Days of Our Lives .
Huang's parents immigrated to New York City where her two older brothers were born. Then the family moved to Dallas, Texas,where she was born and lived with her mother, brothers and grandfather. Her father went back to New York because he couldn't find work in Dallas at the time. When she turned five, the family moved back to New York. For her, it was a cultural shock moving from the countryside to NYC, and she "felt like I was really intellectually challenged. How lucky was I that I got to go to the Guggenheim or the Metropolitan Museum of Art whenever I wanted?" Huang was raised in Chinatown and in the Lower East Side in New York City.
Being a first generation Taiwanese-American, she is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and used her language skills to host an episode of the YouTube travel show Resident in Shanghai, although she hesitated to return to her "motherland" after being born and raised in America: "It dawned on me that in Shanghai, I was a foreigner. Maybe that's part of the fear I had coming to Shanghai, to realize I wasn't Chinese".
Huang studied theatre at LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts and graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts,She then completed Meisner technique training at The Baron Brown Studios in Santa Monica, California, where she moved in 2003. Huang's practical experiences include travelling for a 14-day cultural exchange with students at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, studying for a semester in Florence, Italy, and performing in an off-Broadway musical called Kaspar Hauser , which was created and directed by Liz Swados. Her stage credits include the award-winning production of Amy Tan's Immortal Heart that toured in the USA and in France in 2010, and the 2012 production of Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over.
Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over garnered positive reviews.The sketch comedy show was created by J. Michael Feldman, based on a collection of "original fairy tales with morals and lessons for adults, such as 'The Tale of the Bipolar Bear' and the "'Co-dependent Eskimo'". The six members of the cast alternate between two shows with a different set of tales. They use hand puppets, camp costumes and a few colourful props, and the fairy tales are told with a "mix of live actors in animal costumes and puppets". The show was played for the past five years at theatres in the Los Angeles area, and was presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2015.
Huang is a founding member of the Ammunition Theater Company in Los Angeles,and she is its present co-artistic director.
Tina Huang first appeared in the television series The Young and the Restless in 2007, and then after in numerous television series and films, among them General Hospital (2007-2014), Hollywood Heights (53 episodes), Switched at Birth , Law & Order: LA and Days of Our Lives in recurring roles. She also appeared in Brothers & Sisters , Castle , Criminal Minds , House M.D. and The Office , and in the 2011 comedy film Larry Crowne . Huang's further film credits include Maximum Ride and My Dead Boyfriend in 2016.
Her probably best known role was the recurring character Susie Chang, the senior criminalist of the Boston Police Department's crime laboratory and the assistant of Dr. Maura Isles,in the US crime-series Rizzoli & Isles from 2011 to July 2015. Her 2015 film and television projects included the short film Guiltless, the comedy My Dead Boyfriend alongside Heather Graham, and NBC's serial Night Shift. Besides her theatrical career, in 2016 Huang appeared in the US television series Shameless , Powerhouse and I Own You, as well as Catching the Break, Scandal and The Bold and the Beautiful (6 episodes) in 2017.
Tina Huang's mother was diagnosed with early onset atypical Parkinson's disease. Searching for advice and information, she got in contact with the National Parkinson's Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.She also supports the Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York, (LESGC) which provides community-based holistic programs and services for girls and young women. As co-director of the Ammunition Theatre Company, Huang supports the company's "mission to reflect the diverse and evolving identity of America and to engage with the community around us."
Huang married Mickey Pentecost on June 18, 2005.
|2007||The Young and the Restless||Prison Guard||TV series (1 episode)|
|2008||The Highs & Lows of Milo Brown||Short film|
|2008||Chuck||Maureen Mitsubishi||TV series (1 episode)|
|2009||The Man||Marcy Haggle|
|2009||La mission||Dr. Chang (uncredited)|
|2009||Numb3rs||Ni-Shu||TV series (1 episode)|
|2008–2009||Days of Our Lives||Josie Jordan||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2010||House M.D.||Public Defender||TV series (1 episode)|
|2010||The Office||On-Air Reporter||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2010||CSI: NY||Reporter||TV series (1 episode)|
|2010||Criminal Minds||Reporter||TV series (1 episode)|
|2010||Castle||Photo Tech||TV series (1 episode)|
|2010||The Whole Truth||Manicurist||TV series (1 episode)|
|2010||1 vs. 100||Stand In||TV series (unknown episodes)|
|2011||Brothers & Sisters||ER Doctor||TV series (1 episode)|
|2011||Larry Crowne||Team Leader #2|
|2011||Revenge of the Nerds||Nerd #3||Short film|
|2010–2011||Law & Order: LA||Tech Stacey Maris||TV series (3 episodes)|
|2011–2012||Switched at Birth||Tina Choi||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2012||90210||Officer #1||TV series (1 episode)|
|2012||Mermates||Michelle||TV series (1 episode)|
|2012||Emerald Acres||Ming||TV film|
|2012||Hollywood Heights||Lily Park||TV series (53 episodes)|
|2012||Childrens Hospital||Tourist Mom||TV series (1 episode)|
|2013||Kroll Show||Declutter Specialist||TV series (1 episode)|
|2007–2014||General Hospital||Dr. Linda Chu||TV series (10 episodes)|
|2014||Perfect on Paper||Lisa||TV film|
|2014||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||I.A. Detective Karen Park||TV series (1 episode)|
|2015||Nerd Court||Anti-Riker||TV series (1 episode)|
|2011–2016||Rizzoli & Isles||Susie Chang||TV series (31 episodes)|
|2015–2016||The Night Shift||Janet||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2016||Powerhouse||Susan McMann||TV series (1 episode)|
|2016||Shameless||Yvonne||TV series (1 episode)|
|2016||Maximum Ride||Dr. Rosen|
|2016||My Dead Boyfriend||Stripper Mimi|
|2017||Scandal||Madeline Stewart||TV series (1 episode)|
|2017||Catching the Break||Kim Chan||TV series (1 episode)|
|2017||The Bold and the Beautiful||Dr. Campbell||TV series (6 episodes)|
|2018||Arrow||Kimberly Hill||TV series (6 episodes)|
|2018||A Night to Regret||Detective Morita||TV film|
|2020–present||Days of Our Lives||Melinda Trask||Recurring Role|
|2020||Grey's Anatomy||Roxanne||Episode:"A Hard Pill to Swallow"|
|2021||Star Wars: The Bad Batch||ES-02 (voice)||TV series (3 episodes)|
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