Linda Louise Duan

Linda Louise Duan (born 13 December 1993) is a British-Chinese actress known for her brief portrayal of Tina Minoru in the 2016 film Doctor Strange.[3][4]

Linda Louise Duan
Born13 December 1993 (age 24)[1][2]
Other namesLinda Duan
Alma materÉcole Philippe Gaulier
Years active2016–present

Early life and education

Duan was born in Chester before moving to Essex. After graduating high school, Duan initially was going to take architecture at Architectural Association School of Architecture (a course that would have taken seven years), but soon became interested in taking a mime course with Desmond Jones after seeing it online. "Desmond was the man who got me to reconsider my options of pursuing something outside of a standard degree... He later went on and told me about other specialist schools that I would not have known much about... I thought about it carefully and decided to talk to my Dad about this possibility....with his blessing, I went down that road!" After graduating, Duan began to audition for roles.[5]


Duan was in Israel working with Oleg Maltsev when she was contacted by assistant director Holly Gardner to audition for a secret project.[6] When she learned that it involved Marvel Studios, she immediately flew back to London to audition. She eventually learned that it was Doctor Strange and began to research her character. Duan found the role invigorating despite the character's limited appearance, but hopes that it would open doors for other actresses. "I want to be a good role model for Chinese girls growing up. When I was growing up I had Barbie dolls with blonde hair and blue eyes and that’s what my perception of beauty was because that’s what I was exposed to...I want to see more characters like Mulan."[1]

Personal life

Duan practices karate in her spare time.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Operation: Fringe Cassie Blackly Short film
2016 Doctor Strange Tina Minoru Cameo appearance
2016 The Realm Beyond Tina Short film; also producer
2017 Sinners Black Lotus Short film; also producer
2017 Shadow Warriors Red Flame Short film
2017 The Breadwinner N/A End credits music video producer
2017 Journey's End N/A Behind the scenes
2018 Beautified Alice Short film
2018 The Dark Kingdom Louza
2018 Whisper Sam
2018 Bohemian Rhapsody N/A Stunt performer
2018 Chopsticks Shu Short film
TBA I am not the Devil Duan


  1. ^ a b Duncanson, Jessica (October 24, 2016). "Interview: Linda Louise Duan On Being In 'Dr Strange' And Stereotyping". Gorilla Film Online. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Official Twitter account states she was born on December 13.
  3. ^ "Former Colchester schoolgirl lands role in latest Marvel blockbuster". Daily Gazette Standard. October 24, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  4. ^ "Behind the scenes of Essex-based movie Whisper, starring Linda Louise Duan". East Anglian Daily Times. June 27, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Khoo, Emmanuelle (October 4, 2017). "British-Chinese talents in the entertainment industry – Actor Linda Louise Duan". Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  6. ^ Bacon, Tom (December 7, 2017). "Exclusive Interview With Linda Louise Duan — Tina Minoru In 'Doctor Strange'!". Geeks. Retrieved June 10, 2018.

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