#100PostsIn24HrsForAAPIHeritageMonth - 7 - Remembering Thuy Trang

Sunday, May 24, 2015

She would have been 42 this year.

Trang's agent landed her a commercial for the Church of Scientology [...] Those opportunities got Trang spotted for a public service announcement on racism. Trang landed her first major role in 1993 as Trini, the Yellow Ranger, on the original cast of the TV series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Producers later claimed that while they insisted on color diversity, the choice of an Asian as the yellow Rangers was unintentional. Trang was on the show for about one and a half seasons. She left the show, being replaced by Karan Ashley (as the Yellow Ranger, not as Trini), along with Austin St. John and Walter Emanuel Jones, with whom she became very good friends.