Agent Melinda May

Played by Ming-Na Wen


Agent May is an expert pilot and martial artist. Though she was once a legend in the agency, she has since taken a more stoic and restrained approach to her work. Although she only lets people see her hardened exterior, she’s fiercely loyal to Coulson and believes in the goals of S.H.I.E.L.D. without question.   


Ming-Na Wen is best known for her series regular role on NBC’s hit show, ER, where she played Dr. Jing-Mei ‘Deb’ Chen. She also played Camile Wray on SGU Stargate Universe and recurred on Eureka.

In the film world, Wen starred opposite Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning in Push, and voiced the role of Mulan in Disney’s animated hit, Mulan. She has also been a regular on such television shows as Josh Berman’s Vanished and As the World Turns, in addition to recurring on the hit show Two and a Half Men.