She joins Adam Driver, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, who recently suffered a leg injury, are also set to return.
It’s unknown who Chong will play in the Disney and Lucasfilm tentpole but it’s said to be a minor role. The actress was most recently seen in Fox’s “24: Live Another Day.”
Directed by J.J. Abrams, “Star Wars: Episode VII” is set to bow Dec. 18, 2015.
Chong, who also appeared in Madonna’s “W.E.,” is repped by Piers Nimmo Management and Thruline Entertainment.
Latino Review first reported the casting.