From FBI agent Lin Mei on Fox network’s “Vanished” to a former government psychic level Sniff in “Push”, well-known “ER” alumni Ming-Na burgeons a key second casting for the in-development Marvel pilot series as an agent of “S.H.I.E.L.D.”. Access Hollywood reported the ensemble announcement.
Agent Melinda May is the character Ming-Na signs to bring on to live-action.
Within a film and television acting repertoire, the Macau-born actress currencies a present day primetime recognition with recurrent or regular roles appearing on “Two and a Half Men” plus two of SyFy channel’s original series “SGU Stargate Universe” and “Eureka”.
Boston-native Clark Gregg hails twin counts for the Joss Whedon produced “S.H.I.E.L.D.” pilot season. First due to his silver screen part of Marvel’s Phase One for the Cinematic Shared Universe held Gregg’s cameos as Agent Phil Coulson, a role that led all the way up to the Helicarrier headquarters in 2012s “The Avengers”.
That involvement leads to Gregg being the inaugural cast member kick starting this much fan-anticipation touting series. Like his new co-star, Gregg owns latter day recognition playing a Washington D.C. special agent in his TV career. On “West Wing” he had the familiar reprisal of FBI liaison Michael Casper.
Ming-Na has been a part of superhero drama prior to the upcoming “S.H.I.E.L.D.”, only as a voice-actress. After she took part in making the lead animation namesake role in “Mulan” a blockbuster for Disney, critics’ begrudging acclaim for HBO’s “Spawn: The Animated Series” credits Ming-Na voice-acting Lisa Wu.
It will be the first time Ming-Na has been a part of a Joss Whedon project.