Kelly Marie Tran also known as Loan Tran is an Asian-American actress. She is best known for her role as Rose Tico in the 2017 film Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. As of 2018, Kelly Marie Tran net worth is estimated to be $500,000.
Marie Tran was born on January 17, 1989 in San Diego, California. Her parents migrated from Vietnam following the Vietnam War. After moving to United States, her father worked at Burger King while her mother worked at a funeral home in-order to support the family.
She went to Westview High School in San Diego and then worked at a yogurt shop for starting her head shots. She then did major at B.A. in Communications from University of California.
Tran started her career auditioning for small roles and doing improve at the Upright Citizen Brigade in Los Angeles. In 2013, she got breakthrough starring in web series “Ladies Like Us”. In 2015, she was cast as Rose Tico in movie “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” where she portrayed her role as a rebel mechanic.
With that role, she became the first Asian-American woman to play a leading role in Star Wars movie. The same year, she also appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair making her the first Asian Woman to appear on the cover along with John Boyega and Oscar Isaac.
Apart from Star Wars, she has also appeared on several television shows and movies like Fabulous High, Life on Normal Street, About a Boy, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Adam Ruins Everything, Fall Into Me, Sorry for your loss and many more.
Despite her success, she became a constant victim of online attacks. Some people disliked her role on Star Wars. In response to that criticism, she made the statement saying people of color, especially Asian-Americans are grossly underrepresented in TV and film. Recently, she published an article saying about her online harassment on New York Times.