Get Melinda May’s declassified bio in the latest Level 7 featurette from “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” coming to ABC Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET beginning September 24!
Melinda May is a pilot, weapons expert and soldier who is “Soulful and slightly damaged by her combat experiences.” and is known for going beyond the call of duty. Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier, she has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot but her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged. (Character previously known as Althea Rice)
ER alum Ming-Na Wen has just entered the Whedonverse.
The actress has just landed a lead role in the forthcoming Avengers spin-off TV series SHIELD, from cult fave Joss Whedon, EW has confirmed. She will play Agent Melinda May, a kick-ass pilot and weapons expert.
The series, set to focus on superspy operation established in the Marvel universe, received a pilot order from ABC back in August and, as expected, has generated a lot of buzz. Most recently, Avengers nuts were stunned by confirmation that Clark Gregg’s Agent Phil Coulson — thought to be dead after the Avengers film — would return in the show. (Rumors of his return had been swirling.)
Since her days on ER, Ming-Na Wen has contributed to a number of genre projects, including voice work in The Batman animated series, a role on Stargate Universe, and a part on Eureka.