Iconic actress Ming-Na Wen will be receiving the Disney Legends Award for her incredible contributions to the company, including being the voice of Mulan starting in 1996 and playing Agent Melinda May in Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Disney CEO Bob Iger explained (via Cnet):
“The Disney Legends Award is the highest honor we can bestow. It’s a recognition of talent, a celebration of achievement, and an expression of profound gratitude to the remarkable men and women who have made an indelible mark on our company and our creative legacy.”
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I cried when I got this news. A beautiful letter from Bob Iger thanking me for my contributions to @disney. Telling me I have been chosen to be a Disney Legend. Needless to say, I cried. I cried because I was so moved. Never in my wildest dreams had I expected this to happen to me. I was just always grateful for the work. That was reward enough. I love acting. I love Disney. So to have worked for Disney for so many years on so many projects was wonderful enough. This honor just blows me away. I am overwhelmed, humbled, grateful and yeah, super happy! What an incredible roster of people to be included with this year! @jonfavreau @bettemidler @robertdowneyjr #jamesearljones #wingchao @kennyortegablog #barnettericci @hanszimmer @robinrobertsgma @dianesawyer 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 Congrats to all the 2019 Disney Legends! It’s crazy I’m one of them. Thank you so much, Disney! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️From the bottom of my #Mulan heart, I am humbled, honored and grateful for everything Disney’s done for my career. This is truly icing on the cake!😘❤️😘❤️😍🥰😍🥰
Robert Downey Jr., John Favreau, James Earl Jones, Hanz Zimmer and a slew of other accomplished creatives and artists will also be receiving the award at the D23 Expo in August 2019 for their contributions, joining the 289 other Disney legends on the list including Steve Jobs, Stan Lee, and George Lucas.
Feature Image via Instagram/Mingna-wen