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Marvel and Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Casts First Actress, Ming-Na

Marvel, ABC, and Joss Whedon's punctuation-heavy S.H.I.E.L.D. have made their first non–Clark Gregg recruit in ER alum Ming-Na Wen. She'll play Agent Melinda May, one of the leads. "Soulful and slightly damaged by her combat experiences, Melinda is an ace pilot, a weapons expert and a soldier who can — and has — gone beyond the call of duty," Deadline writes. Damn! That could be — and is — an honorable-sounding character.