Quan won his first Oscar for his role as Waymond Wang in the 2023 Academy Awards best picture winner "Everything Everywhere All at Once."
The critically acclaimed sci-fi film follows Evelyn (Michelle Yeoh) a laundromat owner and immigrant mother, as she is tasked with saving existence by connecting with the lives she could've lived in the multiverse.
Evelyn's primary mission is to heal her relationship with her queer daughter, Joy (Stephanie Hsu). Waymond, Evelyn's husband, is also a crucial character in nearly every lifetime she visits.
Quan's real-life wife, Echo, worked as a Chinese translator for the film, according to Today. In Quan's Golden Globes acceptance speech for best supporting actor, he thanked her and credited her with being "the one person that never stopped believing in me."
Quan said winning an Oscar for his role was "the American dream" in his acceptance speech.