Skip to main contentSkip to footer

All we know about Oscars nominee Ke Huy Quan as he takes Hollywood by storm

The actor's comeback has elated fans and celebrities alike

ke huy quan
Beatriz Colon
Beatriz Colon - New York
New York WriterNew York
11 March 2023
Share this:

Ke Huy Quan – who stars alongside Michelle Yeoh in the critically-acclaimed Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert film Everything Everywhere All At Once – is truly taking Hollywood by storm. With award season fully underway, the star's work has already been widely commended by celebrities and critics alike, earning him both a Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award for best supporting actor. Plus, he's also a frontrunner in the same category at this year's Oscars!

His comeback has been warming fans' hearts left and right, and they can't help but wonder what he was up to in the decades prior to his comeback. Keep reading for all the details...

WATCH: Ke Huy Quan gets emotional during SAG Awards speech

The actor first shot to fame back in 1984, when he was only thirteen years old and starred as Short Round alongside Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, later starring as Data in 1985's The Goonies, both of which had Steven Spielberg behind them.

ke huy quan temple of doom© Photo: Getty Images

Ke Huy Quan famously starred as Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

However, his career in acting was initially short-lived, and he went on to get a film degree from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, later working as a stunt coordinator and assistant director for the next two decades.

MORE: Why the Oscars is bittersweet for Paul Mescal

READ: Who are the Oscars trophy presenters? All we know about the women and men who escort winners offstage

Though it is unclear when they married, during his winning speech at the Golden Globes, he was sure to acknowledge his wife, who goes by Echo, and was right next to him during his big night.

Ke Huy Quan with his wife Echo at the Golden Globes© Photo: Getty Images

The star teared up as he thanked his wife during his winning speech at the Golden Globes

At the end of his speech, he tearfully and endearingly said: "Last but not least I want to thank the most important person in my life. The one person who never stopped believing in me. My wife Echo. I love you with all my heart."

Since his long-awaited – and well-deserved – comeback, the 51-year-old has made sure to reconnect with those who were there at the start of his career.

kehuyquan harrison ford© Photo: Instagram

Oscar nominee Ke recently reunited with his former co-star, Harrison Ford

During his Golden Globes speech, he also acknowledged Steven, who was behind his first ever roles, as he told the star-studded crowd: "I was raised to never forget where I came from and to always remember who gave me my first opportunity. I am so happy to see Steven Spielberg here tonight," adding: "When I started my career as a child actor in Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, I felt so very lucky to have been chosen."

Prior to the award show, he also had an emotional run-in with Indiana Jones himself, who despite Ke's fears of his co-star not remembering him, was quick to recognize him and pose for photos.

Read more HELLO! US stories here

Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox. 

Sign up to HELLO Daily! for the best royal, celebrity and lifestyle coverage

By entering your details, you are agreeing to HELLO! Magazine User Data Protection Policy. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more information, please click here.

More Celebrity News

See more