Kelly Marie Tran - Biography

Last Modified: Jul 17, 2020

Kelly Marie Tran
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : January 17, 1989 (age 32)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Kelly Marie Tran
Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA
Horoscope: Capricorn
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: N/A
High School: Westview High School
University: University of California, Los Angeles
Ethnicity: Vietnamese
Nationality: American

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.57 meter (5 feet 2 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Dress Size: N/A
Breast Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A
Hip Size: N/A
Bra Size: N/A
Cup Size: N/A

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Who is Kelly Marie Tran?

Kelly Marie Tran is an actress by profession and American by nationality. She is well known for starring in the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as Rose Tico.

Kelly Marie Tran – Age, Parents, Siblings

Kelly Marie Tran’s birth took place on January 17, 1989, in San Diego, California, USA. She was born to refugee Vietnamese parents who fled the country following the Vietnam War. Her father was homeless and grew up on the streets of Vietnam. Following the move to the United States, he worked her father worked at Burger King while her mother worked at a funeral home. She is yet to share details of her siblings.

young Kelly Marie Tran (Image: Twitter)

Education, Ethnicity

Kelly Marie Tran was educated at Westview High School while working at a yogurt shop to earn money for headshots. Following graduation, she went on to study at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She graduated from the same with a B.A. in communications.

Her ethnicity is Vietnamese.

Kelly Marie Tran – Boyfriend, Husband, Relationship

Tran is currently single. Also, there are no details on her past relationship(s) and boyfriend. She also has not yet tied the knot.

Kelly Marie Tran – Career

Early Days

Tran began her career as an actress in 2011. Her first roles were in the short films Untouchable (2011), The Rising Cost of Cosmetics (2011), Impressions (2011), and an episode of the TV series This Indie Girl (2011), Ladies Like Us (2013-2015), etc. In 2014 she was cast in the web series CollegeHumor which gained her some recognition. 

Finally, in 2015 Kelly Marie Tran was cast as Rose Tico in the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi, released in 2017. The role is her breakthrough role.

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Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico in the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Image: Vox)

Films, Series

Other films in which Kelly Marie Tran has starred in include XOXO (2016), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019), and the voice of Dawn Betterman in The Croods 2 (2020).

Moreover, the actress has had guest appearances in the TV series Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street (2014-2016), About a Boy (2014), Adam Ruins Everything (2015), Star Wars Forces of Destiny (2018), Sorry for Your Loss (2018-2019), Monsters at Work (2021), among others.

Co-stars

On the set of The Croods 2, Kelly Marie Tran has worked with Jake Roche, Clark Duke, Catherine Keener, Peter Dinklage, Chris Sanders.

Kelly Marie Tran – Awards, Nominations

Tran has been nominated for Teen Choice Awards (2018), Saturn Awards (2018), Empire Awards (2018).

Kelly Marie Tran in About a Boy (Image: Looper)

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Kelly Marie Tran – Rumors, Controversy

Despite the success of The Last Jedi, Kelly Marie Tran received online insults including racist ones, mostly from people who disliked the character of Rose Tico. In response film's director Rian Johnson, and co-stars John Boyega and Mark Hamill spoke out publicly against the people who insulted Kelly Marie Tran. 

Kelly Marie Tran – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Tran is estimated to be around $3 million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Kelly Marie Tran – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram and Twitter, Kelly Marie Tran is active. However, she has not posted anything. She is absent from Facebook.

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