Australian actor Anthony Wong was born on May 12, 1965 in Sydney, New South Wales. He has been acclaimed as one of Australia’s most diverse and applauded actors, and has appeared on more than 30 Australian and international hit TV programs and films. He has also been seen on several stage productions, in addition to his talents as an accomplished singer, writer, stand-up comedian and accent specialist.
Anthony Wong began his prominent career by appearing on television productions during the 1980s. He was first seen on Home and Away, The Saint: Fear in Fun Park, the miniseries Body Surfer and an episode of Mission: Impossible. In 1990 he got his first film role, playing a barman on the drama Till There Was You. He landed parts in Acropolis Now and A Country Practice, before he was cast in the comic mystery, Seeing Red. In 1992, Wong was awarded with the Victorian Green Room Best Actor Award for his portrayal of a Filipino transvestite in the stage production, Sex Diary of an Infidel. This also won him a nomination for a Sydney Film Critics Award. His next acclaimed theater performance was in The Temple, as well as in The Language of the Gods. These earned him nominations for the Green Room Award. During the late 1990s, he landed a regular role on Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord, and was seen on episodes of Flipper, Water Rats, and Xena: Warrior Princess. Wong rose to international fame when he portrayed Ghost in 2003’s The Matrix Reloaded. He reprised his role as the weapons expert in The Matrix Revolutions, and on the videogame Enter the Matrix. He returned to the stage once more, playing the lead role of a Malaysian king in Coup d’etat, a production by the Melbourne Theatre Company. In 2005, Wong worked with Cate Blanchett on the Australian feature Little Fish, and was seen as a guest on The Alice, All Saints and The Unit. In 2008, he joined the cast of the series Samurai Girl, portraying the character Tasuke. Some of his other projects include Mask of the Ninja, Secrets of the Forbidden City, Crooked Business and Flight of the Phoenix.