In during her childhood, Kelly Hu had many interests, including singing and dancing and has also been interested in martial arts, earning the black belt in karate.
Kelly Hu won the title of Miss Hawaii Teen USA and competed in the Miss Teen USA 1985 pageant, becoming the Miss Teen USA pageant's third titleholder in history and its first Asian American winner, hovever after winning Hu discovered that she was prohibited from appearing in non-contest related activities for the year of her reign, though this rule was changed in later years.
According to IMDb, Kelly is best known for:
- The Scorpion King - Cassandra
- Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan - Eva Watanabe
- The Tournament - Lai Lai Zhen
- X2 - Yuriko Oyama / Lady Deathstrike
- Cradle 2 the Grave - Sona
- White Frog - Aunt May
- Kelly Hu is an avid poker fan and has frequently taken part in competitions such as the World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour.
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