France Nuyen

Where is France Nuyen (Star Trek) now? Wiki, Bio and Age

France Nuyen was born on 31 July 1939 in Marseille, France, which means that she’s 80 years old and her zodiac sign is Leo. Nuyen, whose nationality is French, is best known as an actress, and in that field she has worked on numerous cinematic and television projects, such as “Battle for the Planet of the Apes ”and “The Joy Luck Club”, over the course of her six decades long career. Being successful in that field, Nuyen gained recognition among the media, getting her own place in the spotlight, but some questions regarding her early life, relationship status, as well as her income and net worth have been posed, and we’ll talk about those subjects in this article.

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Posted by Film and tv stars on Monday, April 20, 2015

Net Worth

So just how rich is France Nuyen as of mid-2019? According to authoritative sources, this actress has a net worth of over $1 million, accumulated from her career in the previously mentioned field. However, France hasn’t spoken about her assets, such as vehicles and houses, but she is seemingly able to take care of herself financially.

Ethnicity and Background

Speaking about her ethnicity, Nuyen is of mixed race, as her father was Vietnamese and her mother was a Caucasian. In her youth, France had luscious black hair, which she started dying blonde as her hair turned grey.

She has brown eyes, which suits her complexion and, judging from the photos available on the internet, she had a fit figure, indicating that she took care of herself and her looks – she was always well put together at events. Despite entering the ninth decade of her life, France looks graceful and radiant. Her family has a tragic story, as her mother and grandfather were persecuted by the Nazis for being Roma. In the absence of her mother, France was raised by her cousin, whom she described as “an Orchidaceae raiser who was the only person who gave a damn about me”. Unfortunately, Nuyen had to leave school at the age of 11, but she went on to study art and become a model for artists.

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As of 1955, things took an interesting turn, as she was discovered by a Life photographer while she was working as a seamstress. Shortly after that, she could be seen on the cover of an issue of the mentioned magazine. In 1958, continuing to work hard and fight her way up to the top,  Nuyen became a motion picture actress. Wishing to continue with her education, France earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology in 1986, and went on to become a counselor for abused women and children. As the result of her outstanding philanthropist efforts, she was rewarded with a Woman of the Year award in 1989.

Social Media

Unfortunately, France isn’t active on any social media, which makes it hard for her fans to keep in touch with her. However, she still has a lot of supporters on Twitter and Instagram, and they often write about her. The official Star Trek account has recently posted an interview, in which France spoke about her experience working on the mentioned series, and fans seem to have loved it. Another person shared a set of photos of the actress, adding “it’s France Nuyen’s birthday today, so let’s all take a moment to appreciate this half Romani + half Vietnamese actress and model who broke barriers in hollywood from the 50s to the 90s”.

Relationship Status and Daughter

Despite being a public figure, France prefers keeping some things a secret. In 1963 she married Dr. Thomas Gaspar Morell, who worked as a psychiatrist and she has one child, a daughter named Fleur from that marriage. Unfortunately, their relationship fell through and they divorced in 1966. Subsequently, she met actor Robert Culp, with whom she worked on “I Spy”. The couple married shortly afterwards, but their love was short-lived as well, as they divorced three years later. Besides that, she reputedly dated actor Marlon Brando. According to some sources, she is in a relationship as of today, but doesn’t share any information about the identity of her partner. Her daughter resides in Canada, and works as a film make-up artist.

Career

France made her acting debut in 1958, when she played the role of Liat in “South Pacific”, and followed by working on projects such as “In Love and War” and “The Ed Sullivan Show” in the same year. As of 1962, she starred as Siu Lan in “Satan Never Sleeps”, getting a chance to collaborate with actors such as William Holden and Clifton Webb. At that point, her meteoric rise to stardom began. Having a lot on her plate, in the same year she had yet another major project, playing the main character in “A Girl Named Tamiko”. In 1966, the audience was able to see her in the TV series “I Spy”.

Most Successful Projects

Some of the most prominent movies France has worked on include “Battle for the Planet of the Apes”, which received a mediocre response among the critics, but got a lot of attention from audiences. In 1968 she played Elaan, in “Star Trek”, and speaking about that experience, she said that the makers of the series had her in mind and she didn’t even have to read during her audition.

“I think they handed me the script and I went straight from their office to have my fittings”, France added. Her most recent work includes “The Battle of Shaker Heights” and “The American Standards”. To conclude, Nuyen has had 63 acting gigs, which allowed her to get more exposure in the media. As of today, she seems to be living a peaceful life behind closed doors.

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