Thuy began studying Kung Fu when she was nine years old.
Thuy lost her father to cancer shortly after the family's relocation to the United States.
Thuy's father traveled to the United States to seek political asylum following the fall of Saigon in 1975. The rest of the family was unable to leave Vietnam until 1979 and following a stay at a Hong Kong detention camp arrived in California in 1980.
Thuy was 5'6".
Thuy was going to star along side her fellow ex-rangers in a film called Cyberstrike, but due to production difficulties the film was never made.
Thuy appeared along with ex-Power Rangers Austin St. John and Walter Jones in a documentary called, The Encyclopedia of Martial Arts.
The fight scene between Vincent Perez's character (Ashe) and Thuy's character (Kali) in The Crow: City of Angels (1996) was originally not in the script, but Thuy convinced the film's director, Tim Pope, to not only add the scene, but to also let Thuy do most of her own stunts.
Mighty Morphin Power Ranger co-stars David Yost, Amy Jo Johnson, Austin St John, and Walter Jones attended her funeral.
Thuy graduated from Banning High School and earn a scholarship to study Civil Engineering at UC Irvine.