The Turning Red voice cast features Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh and Ava Morse. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Domee Shi’s 2022 Pixar-Disney movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Turning Red follows a 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian girl named Meilin. She hopes to see her favorite band, 4*Town, at Toronto’s SkyDome but then realizes that she’s suffering from a family curse (and occasionally transforms into a panda). As Meilin’s body changes, she weighs the pros and cons of “Pandapocalypse 2002” while experiencing life-changing growing pains. Here’s every main performer and character in Turning Red.
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Turning Red Voice Cast: Rosalie Chiang as Meilin Lee
Character Profile: A 13-year-old student at Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson Middle School. She’s a self-proclaimed “4-Townie” and believes in honoring her parents’ wishes. Meilin experiences puberty and turns into a panda when she gets agitated.
Chiang’s Resume: Ashley in Clique Wars (2017), Movie Debut in Turning Red
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Slow Horses’
Turning Red Voice Cast: Sandra Oh as Ming Lee
Character Profile: Meilin’s mother. She’s not a fan of 4*Town and their “filth.” Ming explains her family history to Meilin and struggles with a fateful life decision that she made in the past.
Oh’s Resume: Patti in Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), Stephanie in Sideways (2004), Dr. Cristina Yang in Grey’s Anatomy (2005-), Eve Polastri in Killing Eve (2018-), Ji-Yoon Kim in The Chair (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘The Bubble’
Turning Red Voice Cast: Ava Morse as Miriam
Character Profile: Mei’s close friend. She’s the joker of her friend group and uplifts the spirits of others. Miriam often breaks into song while hanging with her besties.
Morse’s Resume: Emmy Willhite in Chicago P.D. (2014), Young Katie in The History of Us (2015), Young Genie in Surprise Me! (2017), Ava in Ron’s Gone Wrong (2021), Young Sam in Somebody Somewhere (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘All Hail’
Turning Red Voice Cast: Hyein Park as Abby
Character Profile: Mei’s close friend. She’s an upfront girl with a big personality. Abby beatboxes throughout the movie.
Park’s Resume: Movie Debut in Turning Red
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Turning Red Voice Cast: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Priya
Character Profile: Mei’s close friend. She speaks softly and likes to read books. Priya is the most reserved member of her friend group.
Ramakrishnan’s Resume: Devi Vishwakumar in Never Have I Ever (2020-), Olivia in Acting for a Cause (2020)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Moonshot’
Turning Red Voice Cast: Orion Lee as Jin Lee
Character Profile: Mei’s father. He’s a gentle man who is known for his cooking skills. Jin tells Meilin to make room for the “messy stuff” in her life.
Lee’s Resume: Shanghai Barman in Skyfall (2012), Canady’s First Order Monitor in Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017), Tang Wen Lei in Chimerica (2019), King-Lu in First Cow (2019), Edward Lee in Followers (2021)
Read More at VV — Soundtracks of Television: ‘Bridgerton’
Turning Red Voice Cast: Wai Ching Ho as Grandma
Character Profile: Meilin’s grandmother. She receives supernatural strength from an ancestor named Sun Yeo. Grandma warns Mei about the power of her inner panda.
Ho’s Resume: Helen in Listen Up Philip (2014), Madame Gao in Daredevil (2015-16), Kirsten’s Mom in Set It Up (2018), Destiny’s Grandmother in Hustlers (2019), Li-Wei in Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens (2020-21)
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Turning Red Voice Cast: Tristan Allerick Chen as Tyler
Character Profile: A student at Lester B. Pearson Middle School. He bullies Meilin and then invites her (in panda form) to his birthday party for self-serving reasons. Tyler is a closeted 4*Town fan.
Allerick’s Resume: Antonio in Poupelle of Chimney Town (2020), Commercial Kid in WandaVision (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘CODA’
The Turning Red voice cast also includes Lori Tan Chinn (Orange Is the New Black, Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens), Mia Tagano (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Sherry Cola (Claws, Good Trouble), Lillian Lim (movie debut), James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China, Kung Fu Panda), Jordan Fisher (To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, The Flash), Finneas O’Connell (Bad Teacher, Glee), Topher Ngo (movie debut), Grayson Villanueva (Modern Family) and Josh Levi (Friday Night Lights, Royal Crush).
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