Freda Foh Shen
Freda Foh Shen
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Freda Foh Shen is an American theater, film, and television actress.

In 1990, she played Carmen in Jean Genet's play The Balcony at the Hudson Guild Theater in New York.

In 2005, Foh Shen starred in the feature film Red Doors, and, prior to that, she had appeared in movies like The Ladykillers, Planet of the Apes, Crossing Delancey, and Basic Instinct.

As of 2007, she has had recurring roles in three television series: as Mrs. Lee on Gideon's Crossing, as Dr. Chao on Everwood, and as Dr. Yolanda Perrin on Close to Home. In addition, since the beginning of the 1980s she has appeared in episodes of several other television series, including The Cosby Show, Adult Math, Renegade, Party of Five, JAG, 7th Heaven, 24, Desperate Housewives, Cracker, and Boston Legal, among others. She is also known for her role as Dr. Noriko Weinstein in the crime drama Silk Stalkings. More recently, she has portrayed Joan Watson's mother, Mary, on Elementary.

She is also a voice actress and has provided the voice to Fa Li in Mulan and Mulan II, Adm. Alice Liu in the 2002 videogame Star Trek: Bridge Commander, the voice to the Chinese food lady in Dude, Where's My Car?, and the voice of the Narrator in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

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