Ke Huy Quan found early success as a child actor, co-starring as Indiana Jones’ sidekick Short Round in Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and as nerdy inventor Data in the Generation X cult classic kids’ adventure film The Goonies. However, as he aged, he found that Hollywood has no time for love, and his career slowed. Forced to give up the acting dream, he became one of only three percent of applicants admitted into USC’s prestigious School of Cinematic Arts, marking him upon graduation as one of the elite of the entertainment industry in a behind-the-scenes capacity.
However, as he explained in a recent Hollywood Reporter article, it was with the unlikely help of a former costar that he was able to make his fairy tale comeback as the costar, with Michelle Yeoh and Jamie Lee Curtis, in last year’s critically acclaimed Everything Everywhere All At Once. He began his story by explaining his motiviation to get back into acting: