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Terry Chen



Chief Li in “Wild Cards”


Terry Chen stars as Chief Li, a no-nonsense police chief, in The CW’s new series “Wild Cards.”


Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Chen moved around while he was growing up but was raised mainly in western Canada. He decided to leave the University of Calgary early and spent two years traveling through Cuba and the Cayman Islands before moving back to Vancouver to pursue his dream of being an actor. In his first year of auditioning, he made his debut in the supporting role of “Ben Fong-Torres” in the much-lauded film “Almost Famous,” directed by Cameron Crowe.


Over the last two decades, Chen has had supporting and leading roles alongside the industry’s best in films such as “Memory,” “The A-Team,” and “Elysium” to name a few. He filmed the drama “Combat Hospital” as series regular “Captain Dr. Bobby Trang,” as well as recurring roles in the fan favorite “Continuum” and season two of the award-winning Netflix series “House of Cards.”


Chen continued his strong work playing the brave father and botanist “Prax” in the popular series “The Expanse” on Amazon and as a lead in the second season of “Jessica Jones.” He also co-stars in the poignant four-part limited series “Chimerica.”


Chen starred opposite Viggo Mortenson in the critically acclaimed feature film “Falling,” which premiered at Sundance in 2020. He can be seen next in the feature film “Lucky Star” and in a recurring role in the series “Under the Bridge.”


December 2023