Tzi Ma Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Net Worth

Tzi ma is currently playing the role of Grover in Netflix’s “Tigertail” and leading media already claimed him as a future star. He was born in British Hong Kong on 10th June, 1962. His parents owned an American Chinese restaurant in Staten Island. His father shifted to Hong Kong because of the Chinese Communist Revolution and then to the United States because of the political turmoil in Hong Kong and that is why Tzi grew up in New York. he discovered his love and passion for acting when he played a role in Buffalo bill during the time of his elementary school production which was named as Annie get your gun. He was a student of JHS 49 now known as Dreyfus Intermediate School in Staten Island, New York and PS 14 School in Staten, New York.


He is usually referred to as a person of Asian face in the television and film industry, however, he has done quite a lot of work in theatre as well. in the year 1976, he played the role of Mako in the play named as pacific overtures and that made quite an influence on his career as well. also, one of his close friends whose name is David Henry Hwang was a playwright and he offered him quite a lot of roles in collaboration in various plays as well including Yellow face, The dance and the railroad, FOB, Flower drum song, and many more. also, he started in a movie which was written by Hwang and it was named as Golden gate and was released in the year 1993.

In the year 1973, he started his career professionally, when he started acting with experimental theatre. At the time housed to study in the Nassau community college and there he used to study teaching and acting movement. In the year 1975, he gave his very first performance in the Roosevelt state park in an outdoor theatre and played the role of monkey king in the Beijing opera named as Monkey kind in the yellow stone king. He also played the role of Jimmy Lee in the film named as Cocaine cowboys in the year 1979 and that marked his debut as well.

Some of his other major movie works include The quiet American, Dante’s peak, The lady-killers, and many more as well. He has also done some work in the Asia American production as well and some of works include Baby, Red Doors, The farewell, and much more. he also voiced the character of Baba Ling in the animated series named as American Dad. He was casted for the role of Mr. Young on the Netflix series Wu Assassins in the year 2018.

Tzi Ma Wife

He married the famous actress Christina who is known for Kiss the Girls, 40 Days and 40 Nights and Poltergeist: The Legacy in 1994.

Tzi Ma Biography

Real Name Tzi Ma
Birth Date June 10, 1962
Age 57 Years
Birth Place British Hong Kong, China
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Religion Not Known
Sun sign Gemini

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in centimeters – 165 cm  
Weight in Kilograms – 75 kg  –  in Pounds –  165 lbs 
Chest Size 42 inches
Waist Size 36 inches
Biceps Size 17 inches
Shoe Size 8 (US)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Average
Sexual Orientation Straight


School Not Known
College Not Known


Father Not Known
Mother Not Known
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known

Relationship Status

What is Tzi Ma marital status? Married
How many children does he have? Not Known
Is hea having any relationship affair? No
Is he a Gay? No
Who is Tzi Ma wife? Christina Ma


  • Cocaine Cowboys (1979) as a Jimmy Lee
  • They All Laughed (1981) as a Extra
  • The Money Pit (1986) as a Hwang
  • RoboCop 2 (1990) as a Tak Akita
  • Rapid Fire (1992) as a Kinman Tau
  • Golden Gate (1993) as a Chen Jung Song
  • Make a Wish, Molly (1995) as a David Wong
  • Chain Reaction (1996) as a Lu Chen
  • Dante’s Peak (1997) as a Stan
  • Red Corner (1997) as a Li Cheng
  • Rush Hour (1998) as a Solon Han
  • Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999) as a Vinh
  • The Quiet American (2002) as a Hinh
  • The Ladykillers (2004) as a The General
  • Red Doors (2005) as a Ed Wong
  • Akeelah and the Bee (2006) as a Mr. Chiu
  • Baby (2007) as a Pops
  • Rush Hour 3 (2007) as a Solon Han
  • Battle in Seattle (2007) as a The Governor
  • The Sensei (2008) as a Buddhist Monk
  • Management (2008) as a Truc Quoc
  • All God’s Children Can Dance (2008) as a Glen
  • Formosa Betrayed (2009) as a Kuo
  • The Campaign (2012) as a Mr. Zheng
  • Mad in Chinatown (2013) as a Hangman
  • A Good Man (2014) as a Mr. Chen
  • Million Dollar Arm (2014) as a Chang
  • Sutures (2014) as a Jim
  • Diablo (2015) as a Quok Mi
  • Baby Steps (2015) as a Mr. Lin
  • Pali Road (2015) as a Arnold Zhang
  • Arrival (2016) as a General Shang
  • Meditation Park (2017) as a Bing
  • The Jade Pendant (2017) as a Yu Hing
  • Skyscraper (2018) as a Fire Chief Zheng
  • The Farewell (2019) as a Haiyan Wang
  • Mulan (2020) as a Hua Zhou
  • Tigertail (2020) as a Grover

Television Series

  • The Cosby Show (1984) as a Mr. Lee
  • The Equalizer (1985) as a Lin
  • L.A. Law (1989) as a Ed Chang
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation (1989) as a Physiologist
  • MacGyver (1989) as a Wing Lee
  • Yellowthread Street (1990) as a Detective Eddie Pak
  • Forbidden Nights (1990) as a Li Dao
  • Midnight Caller (1990) as a Arthur Chang
  • Head of the Class (1990) as a Kwong
  • Street Justice (1993) as a Bryn To Chi
  • The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1994) as a Chan
  • NYPD Blue (1994–2001) as a Detective Harold Ng
  • Nash Bridges (1996–2000) as a Jimmy Zee
  • Martial Law (1998–99) as a Lee Hei
  • Millennium (1998–99) as a Dr. Takashi Capt. Youfook Law
  • Chicago Hope (2000) as a Mr. Wang
  • The Pretender (2000) as a Ki Mok/Chen Thon
  • City of Angels (2000) as a Dr. Henry Lu
  • Walker, Texas Ranger (2000) as a General Nimh
  • Gideon’s Crossing (2001) as a Dr. To
  • The Bernie Mac Show (2002) as a Ed
  • ER (2002) as a Liam Young
  • Boomtown (2002) as a Roger Lam
  • Law & Order (2002) as a Li Chen
  • The Practi
  • The Whole Truth (2010) as a Judge Garrett
  • Hawaii Five-O (2011) as a Chi
  • CHAOS (2011) as a Quon
  • Perception (2012) as a Professor Arthur Wei
  • Vegas (2012) as a Watanabe
  • Saving Hope (2013) as a Dr. Lin
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) as a Agent Quan
  • Once Upon a Time (2013–16) as a The Dragon
  • 24: Live Another Day (2014) as a Cheng Zhi
  • State of Affairs (2014) as a Premier Chu Jian
  • Satisfaction (2014–15) as a Zen Master Frank
  • Hell on Wheels (2015) as a Tao
  • Elementary (2016) as a Xi Hai Ching
  • Man Seeking Woman (2016) as a Master Sheng
  • Stitchers (2016) as a De Deshei
  • Angie Tribeca (2016) as a Joseph Takagi
  • The Man in the High Castle (2016) as a General Onoda
  • Veep (2016–17) as a Lu Chi-Jung
  • Ransom (2017) as a Senator Vang
  • The Catch (2017) as a Kenji Yoshida
  • Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2017) as a Inspector Cheong
  • Silicon Valley (2018) as a Factory Manager Yao
  • The Resident (2018) as a Ted Zhou
  • Star Wars Resistance (2018–19) as a Senator Hamato Xiono
  • Wu Assassins (2019) as a Mr. Young

Favorite Things

Dream Holiday Destination Not Known
Book Not Known
Favorite Food Not Known

Tzi Ma Net Worth

He is an actor by profession and his source of income is all from his acting in films and TV shows. He is a dedicated actor and is serious with his profession. He is estimated to have a net worth of around $1 million to $5 million.


  • he was born and brought up in British Hong Kong and he was along with other 6 siblings.
  • Out of all the seven children, he is the youngest one.
  • In the year 1949, he moved to Hong Kong along with his father when there was the time of Chinese communist revolution.
  • After that he stayed in the United States of America when he was only 5 years of age because there was a political turmoil in the city of Hong Kong.
  • He grew up in the city of New York and there his parents used to run a small restaurant, where they served Chinese food and it was located in Staten Island.
  • He was awarded the Cine Golden Eagle Award for Best Actor for The Railroad
  • For his portrayal in Flower Drum Song, he received the Garland Award.

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