Irene Tsu

About Irene Tsu

Who is it?: Actress, Costume Designer, Soundtrack
Birth Day: November 04, 1944
Birth Place:  Shanghai, China, China
Birth Sign: Sagittarius
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Alma mater: Los Angeles City College
Occupation: Actress, yoga instructor, real estate broker
Years active: 1961-present
Employer: Coldwell Banker (real estate), motion picture industry, and yoga schools
Known for: Actress
Height: 5'4" (1.63 m)
Board member of: Beverly Hills Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors (BHGLA)
Spouse(s): Ivan Nagy (1971-1980)
Children: 1
Parent(s): Z.M. and Dulcie Lynn Tsu
Relatives: Florence Tsu Sinay Philips (sister), lawyer in San Francisco
Awards: Voted woman of the year 1969 by US information Service

Irene Tsu Net Worth

Irene Tsu was born on November 04, 1944 in  Shanghai, China, China, is Actress, Costume Designer, Soundtrack. Born in Shanghai, China to a banker father and a painter mother. The family left for Hong Kong where Irene attended parochial school and studied ballet. At 12 the family immigrated to New York City where Irene attended George Washington HS and Quintano's School for young professionals and studied ballet and jazz at Carnegie Hall. She was a teenage dancer in Flower Drum Song (1961), directed by Henry Koster who gave her her first speaking role as a teenage prostitute in his next film, Take Her, She's Mine starring James Stewart which launched her acting career.Her career spans four decades in most of the popular TV series (50 titles) and 32 feature films. Irene was able to cross over to play not only Chinese parts but roles originally written for other ethnicities with the help of casting directors and creative writers/directors. Director Paul Mazursky cast Irene as Shiela Waltzberg, the Jewish princess wife in Down & Out in Beverly Hills. Director Frank Tashlin cast Irene as Ray Walston's secretary in Caprice Irene played a Malaysian revolutionary in Paper Tiger. She was also the TV spokeswoman for Chevron Island Wiki Wiki Dollars for Standard Oil, as well as Hawaiian Punch for Proctor and GambleIrene Speaks 3 dialects of Chinese, she appeared in the Peter Chan Ho-Sun's hit Hong Kong film Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996) and Golden Chicken (2002).Irene studied acting with Ned Manderino and Milton Katselas in Los Angeles For the past two decades, Irene has been a successful realtor in Beverly Hills. She enjoys helping people body mind and spirit. She teaches Bikram yoga for the Beverly Hills Department of Parks. IMDB Mini Biography
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💰Irene Tsu Net worth: $300,000

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Tsu was born in Shanghai, China to Z.M. and Dulcie Lynn Tsu. Her father was a banker and her mother a Painter. After political changes in China in the 1940s, the family left for Taiwan, then Hong Kong. Her father remained behind in Taiwan while in 1957 she and the rest of her immediate family (sister and mother) emigrated to Larchmont, New York, a suburb of New York City, where her aunt lived. Irene attended Mamaroneck Elementary School in Mamaroneck, New York and studied ballet.


In the late 1950s. she auditioned for a dancing job in Broadway's Flower Drum Song. A staff member of the Producer David Merrick's office saw the performance and auditioned her for the Broadway musical "The World of Suzie Wong" and Tsu got a part. Later Irene auditioned for Choreographer Hermes Pan in the upcoming film adaptation of the musical Flower Drum Song. The Choreographer Hermes Pan brought Irene to Hollywood and she was a teenage Dancer in the film Flower Drum Song (1961), directed by Henry Koster. He gave her her first speaking role as a teenage prostitute in his next film, Take Her, She's Mine (1963) starring James Stewart and Sandra Dee, which started her acting career.


In the 1960s, Tsu met Frank Sinatra in Miami, Florida where she was filming the "Chevron Island" commercials and Sinatra was filming "Tony Rome". They dated for over two years.


In 1961, Tsu entered the Miss Chinatown USA beauty pageant on behalf of New York and won first place.


On November 21, 1963, the evening before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Tsu's only appearance on Perry Mason was aired on CBS, as she played the role of defendant Juli Eng in "The Case of the Floating Stones." She made guest appearances on most of the other popular '60s-70s television shows such as I Spy, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Family Affair, Mission: Impossible, and The Wild Wild West. She was tested for, but didn't get the female lead of The Sand Pebbles.


From 1978 until 1989, Tsu was Chief Operating Officer and head designer for her own leisure apparel company, The IT Company/Irene Tsu Designs.


Since 1990 Irene has been a realtor for Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills, California. She is a single mother to her daughter, Yasmine, and a yoga practitioner for more than 25 years. Irene studied for many years directly with yoga master Bikram Choudhury and is featured in both of his books Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class. She taught at Bikram Yoga College in Encinitas, California. She teaches weekly yoga classes at the Bikram HQ in Los Angeles and for the Beverly Hills Department of Parks.