Kelly Marie Tran

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Full Name Kelly Marie Tran
Age 31 Years Old
Nick Name Kelly
Gender Female
Famous As Actress
Birth Date January 17th, 1989
Birth Place San Diego, California, U.S.

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About Kelly Marie Tran

An American actress Kelly Marie Tran started acting in 2011, with most of her roles being in short film and television. She rose to fame after being cast as Rose Tico in 2017's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and the 2019 film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. She became the first Asian-American woman to land a leading role in the Star Wars franchise. She made her theatrical film debut in a supporting role in the romantic drama movie, "Hot Girls on the Beach" in 2011 and made the first TV show appearance in "Just the Way It Is", episode of the comedy series, "This Indie Thing" in the following year. In her early struggling days, she did several odd jobs, including working as a nanny and giving restaurant tours. She was also hired to clean a yoga studio. She has been nominated for several awards like 20th Teen Choice Awards, 23rd Empire Awards, and 44th Saturn Awards. Recently, she has made history starring in "Raya and the Last Dragon".

Famous For 

  • Being an American actress.
  • For her appearance on "Star Wars: The Last Jedi".

Kelly Marie Tran, a professional actress

Source: @ew.com

Early Life of Kelly Marie Tran

Kelly Marie Tran was born on 17th January 1989 in San Diego, California, the U.S. Her nationality is American and ethnicity is Asian because she has Vietnamese ancestry on her mother's and father's side. Similarly, her race is white and star sign is Capricorn. She celebrates her birthday on 17th January of every year and she had celebrated her 31st birthday as of 2020. While growing up, her father was homeless and lived on the streets in Vietnam. After immigrating to the US following the Vietnam war, he started working at Burger King. And regarding her mother, she worked at a funeral home. Tran is educated from Westview High School and graduated at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.A. in communications. 

Career of Kelly Marie Tran

  • Kelly Marie Tran started her career from primarily CollegeHumor videos and small TV roles.
  • She appeared in the web-series "Ladies Like Us" in 2013, as well as she worked as an assistant at a creative recruiting firm in Century City in 2015.
  • She appeared in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" as Rose Tico in 2015.
  • Furthermore, she became the first Asian-American woman to play the main role in a "Star Wars film" with her outstanding role in "The Last Jedi" as well as became the first Asian woman to appear on the cover of Vanity Fair in 2017.
  • Similarly, she has appeared in Radiotopia's mystery thriller podcast, "Passenger List" as the role of Kaitlin Le and was also a series regular on the Facebook Watch series "Sorry for Your Loss".
  • She is going to star in the upcoming Disney+ series "Monsters at Work" and she has also appeared in the film "The Croods: A New Age" as a role of Dawn.
  • She will also appear in the upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios film "Raya" and "the Last Dragon" as the role of Raya by replacing Cassie Steele.
  • As a piece of fresh news, Kelly has made history starring in "Raya and the Last Dragon".
  • She will star as Raya in "Raya and the Last Dragon". "She is someone who is technically a princess, but I think that what’s really cool about this project, about this character specifically, is that everyone's trying to flip the narrative on what it means to be a princess," Tran told EW. "Raya is totally a warrior. When she was a kid, she was excited to get her sword. And she grows up to be a really bada--, gritty warrior and can really take care of herself."
  • In an op-ed for The New York Times that August, Tran said she "started blaming herself," and began wondering if maybe she looked different or wasn't Asian, she wouldn't have been targeted. "For months, I went down a spiral of self-hate, into the darkest recesses of my mind, places where I tore myself apart, where I put their words above my own self-worth," she wrote. "And it was then that I realized I had been lied to."

Kelly Marie Tran in the Star Wars films The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker

Source: @deadline

Personal Life of Kelly Marie Tran

Reflecting on Kelly Marie Tran's personal life, she is an unmarried actress. But regarding her relationship status, it is unknown. She has opted to keep her personal life away from the public domain, which has led to a lack of information about her dating history and love life. Regarding her sexual orientation, she is straight.

In addition, she received online insults, many racists, despite the critical and commercial success of "The Last Jedi". Over 6 months after the film's release, she deleted all of her posts on Instagram after months of harassment in June 2018. She published a first-person account in the "New York Times" addressing the issue in August 2018 after a prolonged stretch of silence about her harassment.

Net Worth of Kelly Marie Tran

Moving towards Kelly's net worth, it is in millions of dollars as of 2020. She is a successful and famous actress in America. She has also a perfect amount of salary, which is around thousands of dollars per year. She has earned a fine amount of money from her actress career. Furthermore, her main source of income is from an acting career. She has appeared in a TV commercial for "CVS Pharmacy" along with established stars such as Nick Cannon and Joan Rivers and was also featured in an anti-smoking advert for Truth from where she can earn a considerable amount of money.

Body Measurement of Kelly Marie Tran

Kelly Marie Tran stands at a height of 5 ft 2 in or 157 cm and her body weight is around 55 kg or 121 lbs. She is a pretty woman with a charming smile. She does exercise for keeping her body healthy, fit, and fine. Beautiful actress Kelly's hair color is black and eyes are dark brown. She has a down-to-earth personality and round face which is her distinctive feature. In addition, regarding her body build it is average and her body measurement is 35-25-35 cm.