Rosalind Chao - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 15, 2022

Rosalind Chao
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: The O.C. (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $2 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 23, 1957 (age 66)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Rosalind Chia-Ling Chao
Birth Place: Anaheim, California, USA
Horoscope: Libra
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: N/A
University: Pomona College, University of Southern California
Ethnicity: Chinese
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: June 26, 1989
Husband's Name: Simon Templeman
Children: 2

Roland William Templeman (son)
Isabelle Templeman (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.67 meter (5 feet 6 inch)
Weight: 69 kg (152.12 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 8 US
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 Rosalind Chao?

Rosalind Chao is an actress by profession and American by nationality. She is well known for starring in the show AfterMASH, The O.C., and in the films The Joy Luck Club, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Mulan.

Rosalind Chao in Star Trek (Image: Reddit)

Rosalind Chao – Age, Parents, Siblings

Rosalind Chao’s birth took place on September 23, 1957, in Anaheim, California, USA. Her birth name is Rosalind Chia-Ling Chao. The name of her mother, father, and siblings is not shared with the public. As her parents ran a successful pancake restaurant named Chao’s Chinese and American Restaurant, she began working at the family restaurant from an early age.

Education, Ethnicity

Following graduation, Rosalind Chao attended Pomona College in Claremont, California. She later went to the University of Southern California, graduating in 1978 with a degree in journalism.

Her ethnicity is Chinese.

Rosalind Chao – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Rosalind Chao married her boyfriend Simon Templeman on June 26, 1989. With her husband, she has two children- son Roland William Templeman and daughter Isabelle Templeman.

Rosalind Chao (Image: Pinterest)

Rosalind Chao – Career

Early Days

Chao worked at Disneyland as an international tour guide for some time before turning to act as a professional. Aided by supportive parents, at the age of five, she began acting in a California-based Peking opera traveling company. During the summers, she was sent to Taiwan to increase her acting skills.

As a child actor, she starred in the 1970 episode of Here's Lucy. After a year of working as a radio news writing intern at radio station KNX, she eventually returned to acting.

Films, Series

Rosalind Chao’s breakthrough came with the role of Soon-Lee, a South Korean refugee, in the TV series M*A*S*H. She reprised the character in the M*A*S*H sequel: 1983's AfterMASH.

Over the years she has starred in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation (1991-1992), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999), The O.C. (2003-2006), Tell Me You Love Me (2007), Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (2012), Hawaii Five-0 (2016), to name a few.

Moreover, Rosalind Chao has appeared in the films Denial (1990), The Joy Luck Club (1993), What Dreams May Come (1998), Nanking (2007), Tragedy Girls (2017), Mulan (2020), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), etc.

Rosalind Chao in Mulan  (Image: Flickering Myth)


On the set of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Rosalind Chao has worked with Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, and Ronny Chieng.

Rosalind Chao – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Chao is estimated to be around $2 million while the figure for his annual salary is not known.

Rosalind Chao – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, and Twitter, Rosalind Chao is followed by thousands of followers. He is absent on Facebook.

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