Birth Name: Kelly Hu
Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Born Feb. 13, 1968 in Honolulu, HI, Kelly Ann Hu was the daughter of Juanita and Herbert Hu, and was of Chinese, English and Hawaiian heritage. An aspiring performer since childhood, Hu took lessons in ballet, tap and acrobatics and was trained in kung fu by her older brother. As her "manager," he pitted Hu against various boys in the neighborhood in fights, earning her the reputation of a local bully. Determined to become an actress, Hu took a modeling class to try and win a title that could serve as her entrée into Hollywood: Miss Hawaii Teen USA. Not only did she win the crown, but she managed to go on to win the entire Miss Teen USA pageant, becoming its first Asian-American winner. She...
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