Famed Chinese American Actress Publishes Must-Read Autobiography

July 02, 2024 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
Wild Orchid: From Beijing to La-La Land, a new book by Lucille Soong, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

The Hollywood star of The Joy Luck Club, Freaky Friday, Nancy Drew, Desperate Housewives, Fresh Off the Boat, and the upcoming Freaky Friday 2 tells her incredible life story!

Wild Orchid is the remarkable true story of one woman's journey from pre-Communist China to Jamaica, then London, and finally to Hollywood. Lucille Soong started as the daughter of a wealthy family. When Communism takes over China, her family suffers greatly. Seeking freedom, she marries and ends up in London, becoming one of the first Asian models in Britain. Eventually, she ends up in Los Angeles and struggles to realize her dream as an actor before finally being cast in a beloved role in a popular sitcom.

Her story shows that you must persevere and be strong in order to survive, but you don't have to lose your dignity and pride to achieve your dreams. If you give love and care to people, you'll get the same and be a successful, happy person.

About the Author
Lucille Soong is an actress, model, sculptress, and escapee from Mao's Red Guards. She was the first Chinese fashion model in "Swinging London" where she dated entertainment giants like Cassius Clay (Muhammed Ali). Soong was cast in Darling with Julie Christie and also shared the screen with acting greats like Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Sammy Davis Jr., Jamie Lee Curtis, and Mark Harmon. Her best-known movie roles are from Freaky Friday and Joy Luck Club. Her TV roles include Desperate Housewives, Dharma and Greg, According to Jim, Huff, and most recently the grandmother in Fresh Off the Boat. In 2022, she starred in a movie for the Hallmark network. Lucille's life-long journey from China to Hong Kong, to Jamaica, to London, to Hollywood is one of courage, survival, and success.

Wild Orchid: From Beijing to La-La Land is a 226-page paperback with a retail price of $19.00 (eBook $14.00). The ISBN is 979-8-89027-090-0. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy or author interview, please visit https://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/pages/media-requests or to buy the book, visit our online bookstore at https://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/products/wild-orchid-from-beijing-to-la-la-land

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