Valerie Tian

Valerie Tian (born April 21, 1989) is a Canadian actress. She is known for her role as Su-Chin in Juno.

Valerie Tian
Born (1989-04-21) April 21, 1989 (age 32)
Years active2002–present

Early lifeEdit

Tian was born in 1989 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is of Chinese descent. Her mother was a teacher of Chinese literature and history.[1]


Tian auditioned for Canadian director Mina Shum in the summer of 2001, while Shum was casting for Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity, and won the leading role of Mindy Ho. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2002, and was shown at the Sundance Film Festival and LA Asian American Film Festival in 2003.

In 2004, she played alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme in the action movie Wake of Death. She also had a cameo appearance in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and leading roles in the Wake of Death and the short film, Chika's Bird. She also appeared as an X kid in X2: X-Men United, and as an elf in Disney’s Santa Clause 2.

Tian was a series regular on the Warner Brothers' television series, Black Sash, and appeared in a cameo role in the ABC series The Days. She is currently a series regular on the CTV series, "Motive".

Personal lifeEdit

Tian has said that, "When I do have free time I try to find random, new things and I am obsessed with learning new things and meeting new people. I do martial arts and running. I like to sew and design. I definitely like to look up new music. I spend a lot of time doing that and I like to produce my own".[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity Mindy Lum
2002 The Santa Clause 2 Elf Uncredited
2003 X2: X-Men United X-kid Uncredited
2004 Chika's Bird Chika Short film
2004 Wake of Death Kim
2005 Bob the Butler Sophie
2007 Blue Aya Short film
2007 Juno Su-Chin
2008 Drillbit Taylor Brooke Nguyen
2008 Dim Sum Funeral Emily
2009 Jennifer's Body Chastity
2010 Triple Dog Kayla
2010 Charlie St. Cloud Girl in Toy Store
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Classmate
2011 The Moth Diaries Charley
2012 21 Jump Street Burns
2013 A.C.O.D. Kieko
2013 Words and Pictures Emily
2015 Even Lambs Have Teeth Mandy
2015 Beyond Redemption Dodo
2016 Come and Find Me Student
2017 Dead Shack Lisa
2017 Moving Parts Zhenzhen


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Black Sash Claire Rodgers Regular role
2006 Broken Trail Ging Wa TV miniseries
2006 Whistler Kimmy Leung "Lies and Whispers"
2006 Three Moons Over Milford Martine "Pilot"
2007 The L Word Dierdre "Lexington and Concord"
2007 Anna's Storm Franny TV film
2007 Bionic Woman Aoki "The Education of Jaime Sommers"
2007 Aliens in America Nicole "The Metamorphosis", "Homecoming"
2010 The Boy Who Cried Werewolf Debbie TV film
2010 Shattered Liz "In the Dark"
2011–2012 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Wendy Recurring role
2012–2013 Arrow Morgan "Damaged", "Trust But Verify", "The Huntress Returns"
2014 Motive Officer Wendy Sung Regular role
2015 Backstrom Bethany "Bogeyman"
2015 The Magicians Healer Fay TV series
2016 Supernatural Ambriel "The Devil in the Details"
2019 iZombie Darcy Bennett Recurring role (5 episodes)
2019 Hospital Show Astrid Web series


  1. ^ US Asians. "Broken Trail of "Hundred Men Wives"". US Asians.
  2. ^ "Interview with Valerie Tian". Verve Girl.

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