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Camille Chen
Born (1979-09-01) September 1, 1979 (age 44)
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present
Known for portraying Samantha Li in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Camille Chen (born September 1, 1979) is a Taiwanese-born American actress.

Early life, education, and career

Born in Taiwan but raised in the U.S., Chen attended the University of Texas at Austin and then began her career in show business, doing voiceover work for the English version of anime television series such as Lost Universe and the Devil.

Chen's first feature film roles were uncredited appearances as Miss New Hampshire in the 2000 film, Miss Congeniality, and as a cheerleader in the 2002 film, The New Guy.

Later career

From 2006 to 2007, Chen had a regular recurring role as Samantha Li on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. ..... On stage, Chen portrayed "Christmas Eve" in a 2012 Los Angeles production of Avenue Q.

In 2016, Chen starred in Poor Todd, an independent pilot selected by the New York Television Festival for its Independent Pilot Competition. In 2017, she had a prominent guest-starring role in an episode of the TV series Teachers, playing Mrs. Chan, "a priggish mother of two and president of the parent group Two Million Moms".


Chen's performance as a "tactless doctor" in a bit part in the 2018 film Game Night was reviewed in The Village Voice as "a deadpan gift", in a scene described by The Hollywood Reporter as "one of Game Night's funnier scenes", and by The New Yorker as making "memorable impressions". Also in 2018, she guest-starred in multiple episodes of Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. as robbery-homicide department secretary Grace Kim. She had a starring role in the independent pilot "I Was a Teenage Pillow Queen", premiered in September 2018 at the Tribeca TV Festival, and in November 2018, she guest-starred in two episodes of Single Parents. In January 2019, Chen guest-starred on an episode of God Friended Me.

She has also appeared in about two dozen advertising campaigns, including some prominent commercial roles.

In 2020, Chen appeared as a guest on the Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip marathon fundraiser episode of The George Lucas Talk Show. In 2021, she guest starred on the series finale of Rebel.


Feature films

Year Title Role Notes
2002 The New Guy Cheerleader
2003 Hallow's End Lily Moore
2003 Sexless Carissa also makeup artist
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Processor
2018 Game Night Dr. Chin
2019 Yesterday Wendy

Short films

Year Title Role
2002 Jason and the High Cost of Electricity Weathergirl
2002 Triple Threat Jenika
2004 Elegy Hua Lee
2005 Passages Gina
2005 Heavenly Beauties Asian Beauty
2006 Spilled Laura Lee


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Barbershop: The Series Michelle 2 episodes
2005 Without a Trace Waitress Episode: "Freefall"
2006-7 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Samantha Li Series regular
2007 Derek and Simon: The Show Camille 1 episode
2007 Ghost Whisperer Jenna Chen 1 episode
2009 Numb3rs Zi-Zi 1 episode
2009 Meteor Lieutenant Quigley 2 episodes
2009 Law & Order Emma Kim Episode: "Just a Girl in the World"
2010 Private Practice Lucia 1 episode
2010 Eagles in the Chicken Coop Pamela Holdsbar 1 episode
2010 Grey's Anatomy Kerry Schultz 1 episode
2011 Californication Heather Tracy 1 episode
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Alice Katsu 1 episode
2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Dr. Maya Zhuang 1 episode
2011 Royal Pains Anna 1 episode
2012 Touch Serena 1 episode
2013 American Horror Story: Asylum April Mayfield 1 episode
2013 Grimm Jenna Marshall Episode: "Nameless"
2014 Garfunkel & Oates Caroline 1 episode
2015 Backstrom Celia Gu 1 episode
2016 2 Broke Girls Evie 1 episode
2017 House Hunters Renovation Herself Season 10, Episode 3
2017 Lucifer Sheila Vestal Episode: "The One With The Baby Carrot"
2017 Teachers Mrs. Chan 1 episode
2018 Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. Grace Kim 4 episodes
2018 Single Parents Lex 2 episodes
2019 God Friended Me Heidi James 1 episode
2019 Carol's Second Act Sharon 1 episode
2020 The George Lucas Talk Show Herself Stu-D2 1138 on the Binary Sunset Sith (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip marathon)
2021 Rebel Naomi Lee 1 episode


Year Title Role
1997 Lost Universe Nina Mercury/Little Girl
1998 Devil Lady Kazumi Takiura
1999 Eden's Bowy Elisiss
2002 Jing: King of Bandits Fino

Select television commercials

Year Title Role
2013 Wendy's one of the girls at the pool with Wendy
2013 Motorola - Moto X Sophie, the phone-accessorizing girl
2013 State Farm girl buying a new purse who doesn't have State Farm
2015 Experian lady negotiating for the best furniture deal
2016 McDonald's Mom with daughter
2019 Red Baron Mom trying to prepare dinner
2022 GEICO Motorcycle Rider/Rebel
2022 Verizon Mother in family of 4
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