Kelly Hu to Guest Star as China White in 'Arrow'

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July 13th, 2012

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Character First Appeared in the Green Arrow: Year One

Origin Series Graphic Novels from DC Comics


Arrow Debuts October 10, Airing Wednesdays 8/7c on The CW

SAN DIEGO and BURBANK, Calif. (July 13, 2012) — Oliver Queen (series star Stephen Amell) may not arrive on television screens until October 10 in the hard-hitting new action series Arrow (Wednesdays 8/7c The CW), but today fans at Comic-Con learned the identity of one of the show’s upcoming villains: China White. During the Arrow panel session in Ballroom 20, executive producers Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and David Nutter revealed that Kelly Hu (X2: X-Men United, The Vampire Diaries) will guest star in the role in an upcoming episode of the highly anticipated drama (airdate to be announced).


  • The character of China White — a South Pacific drug cartel leader who Oliver Queen encounters during his five years marooned on a remote island — first appeared in the Green Arrow: Year One origin series graphic novels by Andy Diggle and Jock, published by DC Comics


  • Hu previously appeared in a multiple episodes throughout the first three seasons of The Vampire Diaries, guest starring as Pearl, a vampire friend of Katherine Pierce (series star Nina Dobrev)


  • No stranger to the DC Universe, Hu has voiced several characters — including Cheshire and Paula Crock — on the animated series Young Justice, produced by Warner Bros. Animation and airing Saturdays 10:30 a.m. ET/PT as part of Cartoon Network’s DC Nation block


Based upon characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics, the new TV series Arrow is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Guggenheim and Kreisberg. Nutter directed and served as executive producer of the pilot. Melissa Kellner Berman is co-executive producer. The series is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television


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  • ABCFanatic2012

    Yay she was on X-Men 2!

  • brutony

    MMMM, yummy! Ancient Chinese Secret, huh? We need more Calgon!

  • AppleStinx

    Kelly who? He seems to be everywhere but I never heard of him until now.

  • A P garcia

    Good choice

  • tomsman

    Just thought you should know that the description in the blurb on the front page says “liver Queen” instead of “Oliver Queen!” Liver Queen – lol!

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Kelly is smokin’ hot. We last saw her on Hawaii Five-O as the governor’s PA who got blown up in her car. I follow her on Twitter, she’s way cool.

  • rehabber

    Fantastic, I loved her on The Vampire Diaries, so 2 from that show and 1 from Supernatural, very good group of actors.

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