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Rosalind Chao

Rosalind Chao or Chao Jyalin (趙家玲 Pinyin: Zho Jīaln) (born in the 1950s or 60s) is a Chinese American actor born in Anaheim, California.

Her parents were amateurs in Beijing opera singing, and Rosalind Chao was in some small roles of some operas as a girl. She started shooting commercials at 7. After she graduated from Pomona College, her TV career began.

Chao played as Keiko O'Brien (née Ishikawa), a Japanese botanist, in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the founder and teacher of a school, the wife of engineer Miles O'Brien, and a mother of two.

Chao plays one of the eight main characters in The Joy Luck Club. However, her favourite role is a minor one in What Dreams May Come, where she played a flight attendant, the physical manifestation of the protagonist's dead daughter.

Rosalind Chao is a mother.