ABC Comedy Series Fresh Off The Boat has added three well known actors in recurring roles for season 5.
Ming-Na Wen (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Reggie Lee (Grimm) and Jimmy O. Yang (Crazy Rich Asians) will all be appearing in season 5 of the comedy.
Created by Nahnatchka Khan based on the memoir by Eddie Huang, Fresh Off the Boat follows the Huang family — Mom, Dad, three young brothers and their Mandarin-speaking grandma — who move from Washington, D.C., to Orlando in the mid-1990s. Wu and Park are the parents of rap-loving high schooler Eddie (Hudson Yang) and his younger sibs Emery (Forrest Wheeler) and Evan (Ian Chen). Jenny Huang is the wheelchair-bound grandma who always knows more than she lets on.
Wen will play Elaine, a Chinese-American woman with a smart sense of humor who’s everything Jessica (Wu) could dream of in a Chinese BFF. They seem to have a million things in common, and Elaine earns the nickname “Chinese Oprah” for her ability to give wonderful advice.
Lee will portray Julius, a Chinese-American man who genuinely loves steak, apple pie, the Dallas Cowboys and other all-American things. Louis and him bond quickly, but their new friendship is put to the test by an old buddy of Louis’.
Yang is Horace, Elaine and Julius’s son, a talented, affable artist who skipped two grades and went to Harvard at age 16 on a full scholarship. His amazing résumé wins Jessica’s adoration until he reveals some secrets from his past.