Julia Ling Returns and Shares All

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Fans of NBC's hit show CHUCK have been asking where Julia Ling went after her character Anna Wu ran off with the sushi chef in Hawaii. But her disappearance is no longer a mystery. We found her. And here's what she tells us.

After almost an entire season of being MIA, Julia Ling finally returns to "Chuck" in the upcoming Monday night episode.

Fans have been wondering where Ling has been hiding after her character Anna Wu shockingly ran off with the sushi chef to the tropics of Hawaii.

Asked about what spoilers she can leak to the press, Ling says, "Anna is a different woman now. Morgan is different. Everyone's different. So much has changed since Anna left the Buy More. Now that she's back, she's in for a BIG surprise. That's all I can say."

Outside of "Chuck", Ling has been keeping very busy. She guest starred on the ABC show "The Deep End" as a pregnant immigrant on the verge of deportation, fighting for her son to be born an American citizen shortly after her fiance died in Afghanistan. "It was an extremely emotional role," Ling commented, "I really dedicated myself to becoming this poor woman, strong despite the heartbreak, broken English. It was really challenging, a lot of hard work, but I'm proud of the work. I hope people can see that this is a true and very sad story, and hopefully things can be better in the future."

On the big screen, Ling has a couple of movies coming out later this fall. She stars as a weed addict in John Stalberg's "High School", also starring Adrien Brody and Michael Chiklis, co-written by "The Grudge" creator Stephen Susco. Ling opens the film as a stoner in a hilarious spelling bee tournament scene. "High School" was ranked TOP 25 at Sundance earlier this year.

Ling also played a cute assassin in an upcoming poker movie "Dynamite Swine", a very appropriate role as we all know Julia Ling as our favorite butt-kicking badass from her cage fight scene against Super Bowl champion Michael Strahan earlier on "Chuck".

Aside from training in dance and martial arts, Ling has devoted a lot of her time to charities and to the military. She took a USO Tour to visit military overseas with her friend Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite, Crank, Crank High Voltage). As an honorary guest during the recent LAPD Sports Awards Dinner, she thanked the police and the military for keeping America safe.

In the last year, Ling has volunteered for charities for Breast Cancer Research, Children's Cancer Research and The Joyful Heart Foundation, a program helping victims of domestic violence. She performed at Shriner's Children's Hospital bringing emotional tears and laughter to the kids. On Cinco de Mayo, through a Celebrity Poker Tournament at Velvet Margarita Cantina, Julia Ling and her poker champion friend Ryan Collins made donations to Friends of El Faro, an orphanage for children in Tijuana. She will participate in another annual Torch Run benefiting the Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center this June.

In her spare time, Ling enjoys outdoor activities, writing songs, firing weapons and playing the piano. She finished a 43-mile backpacking trip earlier this year, and is working on the choreography for several dance and martial arts pieces that she hopes to perform in 2011.

NBC deprived us of one of the hottest Asian woman on TV and we are so thrilled she's back. We hope she will stick around for much longer this time, hopefully permanently on the show. Check out her big return on Monday night's "Chuck vs. the Tooth" -- May 10th, 8/7c on NBC.

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