Years active 2002–present
|Name Valerie Tian|
|Born April 21, 1989 (age 34) (1989-04-21) Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
Movies The Moth Diaries, Juno, Wake of Death, Words and Pictures, Jennifer's Body
Similar People Mary Harron, Fred Schepisi, Gary Sinyor, Mina Shum, Philippe Martinez
Long Life, Happiness, & Prosperity Trailer
- Long Life Happiness Prosperity Trailer
- Words and pictures valerie tian at tiff premiere
- Early life
- Personal life
Words and pictures valerie tian at tiff premiere
Tian was born in 1989 in Vancouver, Canada, she is of Chinese descent. Her mother was a teacher of Chinese literature and history.
Tian auditioned for Canadian director Mina Shum in the summer of 2001, while Shum was casting for Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity, and won the leading role of Mindy Ho. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2002, and was shown at the Sundance Film Festival and LA Asian American Film Festival in 2003.
In 2004, she played alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme in the action movie Wake of Death. She also had a cameo appearance in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and leading roles in the Wake of Death and the short film, Chika's Bird. She also appeared as an X kid in X2 and X-Men United, and as an elf in Disney’s Santa Clause 2.
Tian was a series regular on the Warner Brothers' television series, Black Sash, and appeared in a cameo role in the ABC series The Days. She is currently a series regular on the CTV series, "Motive."
Tian has said that, "When I do have free time I try to find random, new things and I am obsessed with learning new things and meeting new people. I do martial arts and running. I like to sew and design. I definitely like to look up new music. I spend a lot of time doing that and I like to produce my own".