- Ke Huy Quan was a child actor known for ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ and ‘The Goonies’
- Ke Huy Quan won his first Academy Award in 2023 and thanked his wife for his support
- Ke Huy Quan’s wife, Echo Quan, is very supportive of his career, but prefers to stay out of the spotlight
Ke Huy Quan‘s career has enjoyed a strong comeback after the 2022 release of the film, Everything Everywhere All At Once, in which he played the supporting character of Waymond Wong. He won his first ever Oscar at the 95th Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in the Best Supporting Actor Category. In his speech, Ke Huy thanked his wife, Echo Quan, for her support. “I owe everything to the love of my life. My wife Echo, who month after month, year after year, for 20 years, told me that one day my time will come,” Ke Huy said. “Dreams are something you have to believe in. I almost gave up on mine. To all of you out there, please keep your dreams alive.”
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In January, Ke Huy won his first ever Golden Globe at the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards in the Best Supporting Actor category, and similarly thanked his wife in his acceptance speech. “Last but not least, I want to thank the most important person in my life, the one person that has never stopped believing in me, my wife. I love you with all my heart,” he sweetly said.
So, who is the woman who has supported him through it all? Read on to learn about Ke Huy Quan’s wife, Echo Quan.
When Did Ke Huy Quan And Echo Quan Get Married?
It is not clear when Ke Huy Quan and Echo Quan tied the knot, as they keep their personal life very private. However, it is safe to say they have been married for several years, as the former child actor’s Golden Globes speech hinted that Echo has been there with him for a long time and “through it all”. The pair met in the early 2000s when they both worked for Kar-Wai Wong, a celebrated Asian director, according to Vanity Fair. It is not known if they have kids.
Echo Quan Potentially Saved Ke Huy Quan’s Acting Career
Echo does not appear to have any public social media and does not appear on her husband’s Instagram page. She also opted not to be photographed with Ke Huy at the Golden Globe Awards, showing how fiercely she wishes to protect her identity. Despite this, Ke Huy has mentioned his and his wife’s dynamic a couple of times to give a glimpse into his personal life.
For instance, he once admitted his wife is the reason he didn’t give up on acting. “I was going to be 50 years old. I didn’t know what it would be like to go and audition and get rejected again and again. I didn’t know whether Hollywood wanted me again,” Ke Huy told Vanity Fair in Dec. 2022 of his and his wife’s decision to have him try acting once more.
He also noted how patient Echo was with him when he was training for this fanny pack fight scene in Everything Everywhere All At Once. “I practiced for a long time. The fanny pack is six or seven feet long, and I was constantly throwing this around, wrapping it around my neck and stuff. I ended up breaking a lot of things in the house, and my wife wasn’t too happy about that,” Ke Huy recalled to Entertainment Weekly in March 2022. “Can you imagine? It was just me swinging this fanny pack wherever I go, to the living room or the bedroom or the kitchen. I was doing it for months.”