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James Chen
Place of birth: New York, U.S.
Active: 2004-present
Role: Ian Lim
Show(s): FBI (recurring)
FBI: International (guest star)

James Chen is an American actor who portrays Ian Lim on FBI.


James Chen is an American actor who is known for his versatile work in TV, international film, and theater. He trained as an actor at the prestigious Yale School of Drama where upon graduation he led the School of Acting in commencement ceremonies and was awarded the Dexter Wood Luke Memorial Prize.

He first began acting professionally in Philadelphia theater after attending the University of Pennsylvania. Upon completing Yale, he resumed his professional career in New York City, where he quickly began working in Off Broadway theater, TV, film, commercials, and audiobooks. For 2 seasons he re-occurred as CSU forensics Detective Adrian 'Andy' Sung on Law & Order: Special Victims' Unit, opposite Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, and Ice-T. Other TV work includes the CBS police drama Blue Bloods with Donnie Wahlberg and Jennifer Esposito, NCIS: LA with Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah, and the NBC hit The Blacklist with Diego Klattenhoff and Megan Boone.

He is trained in classical piano, is conversational in Mandarin, and has studied martial arts for several years. He splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.

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