Jade Wu

Jade Wu - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan

Jade Wu well-known Japanese-born Chinese-American actress, playwright, producer, director, and editor. Jade Wu is popular for her work for the ABC daytime drama series General Hospital and One Life to Live.

Early Life

Jade Wu was born on the 5th of January 1953, in Tokyo, Japan,. According to her birth date, she is 70 years old as of 2023 and holds Chinese-American nationality. Similarly, she belongs to the Asian ethnicity and has a birth sign of Capricorn.

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Caption: Jade Wu childhood photo (Source: Instagram)

Coming to her family background, she was born into a family of Chinese heritage. Not much is known related to her parents’ names. However, she was the daughter of a soldier and spent much of her childhood traveling while her father was serving in the United States Army.

Later, her family went to the United States and settled there. Her father started working at Capitol Hill. She spent most of her childhood days living in Washington, D.C.  Moreover, she’s also the granddaughter of actor and director, Yuanlong Wang, known for his work in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan.


Talking about her education career, she might have completed her early education at a local private school in the United States. Later, she enrolled at the University of California, San Diego.

During working towards medical school, she started research after her first year enrolled as a student but realized that she also wanted to pursue an MFA in theater.

In addition, she completed her graduation with a BS in Biochemistry, a BA in Humanities, a BA in Drama, and an MFA in Acting and Directing. Later, she earned a certification in video/film editing from The Edit Center and an AA in science and humanities from Mira Costa College.

Professional Career

Early career

After completing her graduation, Jade Wu went to New York City to pursue a career as an actress or director. Initially, she could not find a job and there were no roles or positions for Asian Americans on television at the time. Due to a lack of opportunities, she was involved in commercialism and later found herself in the corporate realm of public relations and advertising.

During this period, she became skilled in image and visibility in both public and private sector campaigns. In addition, she became well-versed in international diplomacy and formalizing relationships as well as gaining interest in social, cultural, human, and environmental causes. She also developed her skill in public speaking, writing narratives/scripts/essays/journals, food styling, and photography.

Acting Career

Coming towards her acting debut, she made her appearance in the American police drama television series ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ portraying the role of Sun-Rae Roh. She was called up by the executives for an audition as they were looking for a Korean immigrant and she was given a recurring role on the show. Later, she worked on several television series and shows.

In television series such as ‘One Life to Live,’ ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent,’ ‘Bull,’ and ‘The Blacklist’, she played recurring roles. In addition, she has done stage performances as well, working in Off-Broadway theatre productions at The Public, Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, Urban Stages, Bank St. Theatre, Minetta Lane, The Wilma Theatre, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Washington DC, and La Jolla Stage.

She played the lead role of Ahma Chin in the 2005 Sundance Sundance pedigree independent film, ‘The Motel.’ The film won the Humanitas Prize and an Independent Spirit Award Nomination.

She played the role of Connie Lin in the Netflix Marvel Original, ‘Luke Cageon’ from 2016 to 2018. In the 2016 CBS series, ‘Bull’ she had a recurring role as Judge Cara Bergen. And, she portrayed the role of Katie’s Mom in the 2016 HBO series, ‘Divorce’ with Sara Jessica Parker and Thomas Hayden Church.

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Caption: Jade Wu the 2021 Arowana Films, Snakehead (Source: Instagram)

In the 2018 NBC television series ‘Manifest’, she portrayed the role of Angela Graham. Likewise, she portrayed the role of Judge Julie Tanaka in the 2020 ABC television series ‘For Life.’ She has also appeared in the role of Dai Mah in the 2021 Arowana Films ‘Snakehead.’

Worked as a Teacher

From February 2005 to February 2007, she was a lecturer at Bard College, where she lectured on the relations of Michel Foucault’s philosophies in “Fearless Speech” and dramatic conflict and conversation in plays for the school’s theater and social human justice departments. In addition, she also taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Cal State East Bay, and Raul Julia Performing Arts Institute.


Working for several years in the entertainment industry, she has collected some of awards and recognitions. Disney/ABC Fellowship, BlueCat Semi-finalist, PEN USA Rosenthal Emerging Writers finalist, Edinburgh Festival Best Actress Nomination, and Jerome Media Fellowship are some of the awards she has received over the course.

Jade Wu – Net Worth 2023

As of now, this actress’s net worth is estimated at around $1.5 million which she earned as an actress, playwright, producer, director, and editor. However, her earnings and income are still missing.

Relationship Status

Coming towards her personal life, Jade Wu is very private about her personal life. As a result, it is unknown whether she is married or not. Similarly, there is no information about her present relationship and her past relationship. We may assume that this actress seems to be single and unmarried at the moment.

This actress has a clean image in public and has not been seen involved in controversy or rumors.

Jade Wu – Body Measurements

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Caption: Jade Wu posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Jade Wu has brown eyes with dark black hair color. Similarly, she has an average height with moderate weight, however, there is no exact information available regarding her height, weight, and other body measurements.

Social Media

On her Instagram page’ @jadelafive’ there are 874 followers. Likewise, there are 223 followers on her Twitter page ‘@Jade8everything’ and she is not active on Facebook. She has a self-titled YouTube channel, but she has not yet posted any videos on her YouTube channel.