Quick Facts of Marie Lan Matiko
Marie Matiko aka Marie Lan Matiko is one of the leading Asian-American actresses. Matiko is known for acting in movies like The Art of War, Mystery Men, and Date Movie. She was named “Next Big” by one of the Hollywood reporters in 2005.
In this article, we discuss the details of Marie’s early life, career, relationships, affairs, net worth, and her overall achievements. Let us take a deep dive down her life.
Marie Matiko Early Life, Bio, & Wiki
Marie Lan Matiko was born on September 12, 1970, in Los Angeles County, USA. Although she was born in the fame of Hollywood, she spent her childhood in Huntington Beach. Marie is of Chinese, Japanese and Filipino descent. Marie’s upbringing was stern and cultural which eventually led her to be a disciplined young woman.
“When I was in grade school, I wanted to become a concert pianist. I had always been taught to stifle my emotions, so if something upset me, I would go to my piano and play an angry concerto.”
Since the age of four, Marie played the piano and that is how she expressed herself. Marie auditioned for The Young Americans while she was in high school. There, she was taught singing, dancing, and performing in different settings.
After she completed her high school, Marie studied at UCLA where she took Environmental Engineering as her major. Matiko auditioned for Miss Saigon while she was studying in college. Marie got her college degree in 2008 during the Hollywood Writer’s Strike.
Marie Matiko Career
The rising-star Marie Matiko is popular for appearing as Julia in The Art of War. Marie is also famous for acting as Betty in Date Movie. Moreover, Matiko starred next to Craig T. Nelson, Tom Sizemore, Wesley Snipes, Mark Wahlberg, and many more.
Furthermore, Marie was nominated for Best Actress in a Feature Film at 2001 AX Awards for her role in The Art of War. In 2006, she was one of the AX Awards Top 20 Newcomers. Marie made her film debut in the movie The Corruptor where she acted as May, Chow Yun-Fat‘s love interest.
Additionally, in 2007, Matiko made her comedy debut in the film Date Movie as Betty. She starred alongside Fred Williard and Jennifer Coolidge. The same year, she acted as Mrs. Walsh-Mellman in Warner Brothers‘ movie Dennis the Menace Christmas. Matiko co-starred with Robert Wagner and Louise Fletcher.
Moreover, some of Marie’s other credits include her roles in Mystery Men, Counterstrike, The District, Robbery Homicide Division, and many more. Likewise, Marie voiced in Miami Vice for the parts of Gong Li. In addition to that, Marie also voiced in Game Over by Carsey-Wener Production.
Moreover, Matiko also played Seki in Forbidden Warrior. Along with that, she played twin daughters, Pao Ssu and K’ao Hsin in the popular TV series Xena. These characters are on collectible Xena: The Warrior Princess trading cards.
Marie Matiko Net Worth
The Asian-American Actress Marie Matiko has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Being active in the film industry for a long period of time has definitely helped her to amass such a hefty net worth.
Similarly, Marie’s movie Mystery Men grossed $33 million worldwide and $3 million domestically. Likewise, her other movie Counterstrike grossed an amount of $24 million worldwide. In addition to that, Miami Vice, the movie where she voice-acted, grossed $163.8 million worldwide.
Marie’s acting in such movies helped her in accumulating her net worth to what it is today. Matiko is one of the richest and most successful Asian-American actresses.
Marie Matiko Relationships
Like most celebrities, Marie has also maintained a low-key and private dating life. Matiko might be single or in a relationship but we can’t confirm anything as Marie has not made a public statement about her relationship status.
Moreover, Marie is allegedly dating her co-actor, Tom Sizemore. Both Tom and Marie have not talked about their relationship publicly, neither have they denied it. However, Marie claims that she is focusing on her career rather than building any relationship.
Furthermore, Matiko is not in search of her soul mate and believes that she will find one eventually when the timing is right.