Laura Kai Chen (Melinda Trask on Days of Our Lives)

Current Character: Melinda Trask

Height: 5'51/2"

Marital Status: Married, Manu Narayan


Laura Kai Chen, daughter of Alice W. Chen and George T.Y. Chen of Edmonds, Washington, graduated from Brown and received a master’s degree in graduate acting from N.Y.U. Chen kicked off her television acting career with an appearance as an eyewitness on daytime's One Life to Live before going on to roles on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Castle, Togetherness, and Hawaii Five-0. She also played Tatiana in the Joaquin Phoenix film, Her.

Chen is based in Los Angeles with her husband, Manu Narayan, whom she married in 2015. She works as a tutor in addition to acting.

Career Highlights

Days of our Lives - Melinda Trask (July 16, 2013 - present)
Hawaii Five-0 - Dr. Silver (2016)
Togetherness - Tracy (2016)
Castle - Detective Miranda Daniels (2014)
Her - Tatiana (2013)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Dr. Sanada (2005 - 2006)


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