Born in Riverside, California to Chinese immigrant parents, Garrett Wang initially majored in Asian Studies at UCLA. Encouraged by a theater professor at the university, Wang ultimately chose to pursue an acting career, appearing in the stage productions Porcelain, Model Minority, Woman Warrior, and A Language of Our Own. His first onscreen performance was in the television series All-American Girl with comedian Margaret Cho. A year later, he appeared in the independent film Angry Café with France Nuyen; that same year, Wang was cast in Star Trek: Voyager. Wang continued to find opportunities in independent film both during and after Voyager’s seven-year run, with roles in the films Hundred Percent, Ivory Tower, The Auteur Theory, and Demon Island. In 2005, he appeared in the Golden Globe-nominated miniseries Into the West. His most recent film, Acts of Violence, is scheduled for release in 2010.