A Vietnamese-born American actress Thuy Trang was well known for her role as "Trini Kwan" a fictional character in the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers". She performed as a Yellow Ranger in the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers"television series.
The late actress had performed as a lead villain in the feature film "The Crow: City of Angeles" for which she was critically acclaimed as well.
The actress, unfortunately, died in a car accident at the young age of 28.
Early Life and Education of Thuy Trang
Thuy Trang was born on 14th December 1973, in Saigon Vietnam. Her father was South Vietnamese Army soldier. Due to the encouragement of her father she began to study kung fu when she was just 9 years old. When she was in late teen, her father died of cancer.
Trang attended Banning High School and received a scholarship to study civil engineering at the University of California, Irvine. She was planned on following a family career in engineering but in 1992 a chance run-in with a Hollywood agent so that she provokes an interest in acting and change her plans.
Thuy Trang made an entrance into the major role as Trini Kwan, the Yellow Ranger in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series. Trang was on the show for about one and a half season. She left the show in the middle of part 2 episodes. The Power Power Transfer due to payment disputes and was replaced by Karan Ashley.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - Special Interview with Trini
In 1996 feature film The Crow: City of Angeles, she performed as a lead villain. Also, she performed a manicurist (nail technician) in the movie Spy Hard. She planned to perform an aerobics video but she didn’t get chance to perform. Alongside St. John and Jones, she was set to appear in 3D combat online game Cyberstrike but the project never entered production.
Thuy Trang had estimated her net worth of $1.2 million. According to the sources, the salary of the characters of Power Rangers is $70 per hour and $1,000 per day. So we can assume that her earning from Power Rangers was $30k per month.
She had performed in two movies which had a significant collection in the box office. The movies are:
Budget= $18 million
Box Office collection= $26.9 million
IMDB Rating= 5.3
Starring= Leslie Nielsen, Nicollette Sheridan, Andy Griffith, Charles Durning.
2. The crow: city of Angeles
Box office Collection= $50million
IMDB Rating= 4.6
Starring= Mia Kirshner, Richard Brooks, Iggy Pop.
Thuy Trang was not found any past relationship and rumors. At the age of 28, she died in car accident.
Causes of Death
Thuy Trang died on September 3, 2001. She died in a car accident near San Francisco while returning late at night from Rockwood-Nguyen's maid of honor when the driver lost control. The driver survived by accident but Trang died before reaching the hospital due to internal injuries.
Her power rangers co-star Amy Jo Johnson, David Yost, Walter Emanuel Jones and Austin St. John attended the funeral to pay respect to their fallen co-star. The episode of Circuit Unsure of Power Rangers Time Force was dedicated to Trang's memory.