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Ahney Her
Born Whitney Her
1992 (age 17–18)
Lansing, Michigan
Other name(s) Ahney Her

Whitney Her (born 1992), better known by her stage name Ahney Her, is an American actress.


Personal life

She was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan, where she is currently a student at JW Sexton High School.[1]


Her first film role was in the 2008 film Gran Torino,[1] directed by Clint Eastwood. In Gran Torino, Eastwood plays a Korean War veteran who helps a Hmong American family in his Detroit neighborhood.[1] She plays Sue, the intelligent, witty older sister of Thao, who was portrayed by Bee Vang. She was 16 years old at the time of the film's opening in wide release on January 9, 2009.[1]

She was cast in the film after responding to an open casting call sign-up at a soccer tournament.[1] The open call was specifically looking for potential Hmong actors. In a 2009 interview with The Grand Rapids Press, she recalled, "I didn't believe it, 'cause the tent said, you know, 'Clint Eastwood movie' or something like that, 'Hmong people needed.' And I'm like, 'OK, yeah right. Like this would happen.' Out of all people, Hmong people? No."[1]

Ahney Her was in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to watch the first screening of Gran Torino.[1] The film made its Grand Rapids debut at the Theater One at Celebration! Cinemas North on January 9, 2009.[1] It was the fourth time that she had watched the movie.[1]


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