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Born into a family of doctors and educated in China at the Shanghai Film Academy and the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Languages, Joan Chen was discovered by veteran Chinese director Jin Xie while observing a filming with a school group. Her performance in Xiao hua (1979) (A.K.A. "The Little Flower") won China's Best Actress award, and resulted in... See full bio »
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 2013 Meng's Palace (TV Series)
Er Jie
 2012 Sui Tang yingxiong (TV Series)
Empress Dugu
 2012 Double Xposure
Dr. Hao
 2012 Let It Be
Niu Jie
 2012 White Frog
Irene Young
 2011 Kiss, His First (as Joan Chen Chong)
 2011 Fringe (TV Series)
Reiko
- Immortality (2011) ... Reiko
 2010 Color Me Love
Zoe
 2010 Love in Disguise
Joan
 2009 Mao's Last Dancer
Niang
 2009 Newcomers to the Middle-Aged (TV Series)
Tian Wenjie
 2008 Shi qi
Mother (as Chong Chen)
 2008 The Leap Years
Li-Ann - age 48
 2007 The Sun Also Rises
Dr. Lin (as Chong Chen)
 2004 Cyber Wars
Madame Ong
 2000 What's Cooking?
Trinh Nguyen
 1999 In a Class of His Own (TV Movie)
Linda Ching
 1998 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Major Dara Talif
- Phobos Rising (1998) ... Major Dara Talif
 1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Princess Jade
- Aladdin (1997) ... Princess Jade (voice)
 1997 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Elizabeth Wu
- Wu's on First? (1997) ... Elizabeth Wu
 1996 Precious Find
Camilla Jones
 1995 Wild Side
Virginia Chow
 1995 The Hunted
Kirina
 1994 Golden Gate
Marilyn Song
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Connie
- Food for Thought (1993) ... Connie
 1992 Shadow of a Stranger (TV Movie)
Vanessa
 1992 Strangers (TV Movie)
The Girl
 1992 Steel Justice (TV Movie)
Nicole Loa
 1992 Turtle Beach
Minou
 1992 Nightmare Cafe (TV Series)
Cafe Customer
- Nightmare Cafe (1992) ... Cafe Customer
 1991 Children of the Dragon (TV Series)
Jin-Juan
 1991 Wedlock
Noelle
 1990-1991 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Jocelyn Packard
- Episode #2.21 (1991) ... Jocelyn Packard (credit only)
- Episode #2.22 (1991) ... Jocelyn Packard (credit only)
- Episode #2.20 (1991) ... Jocelyn Packard (credit only)
- Episode #2.19 (1991) ... Jocelyn Packard (credit only)
 1989 The Blood of Heroes
Kidda
 1989 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Maxine Tzu
- All or Nothing (1989) ... Maxine Tzu
 1988 Dim Sum Take Out (Short)
Nightclub performer
 1988 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Cathryn
- Pilot (1988) ... Cathryn
 1987 The Night Stalker
Mai Wing
 1986 Tai-Pan
May-May
 1986 E nan
Ling Ti
 1985 MacGyver (TV Series)
Lin
- The Golden Triangle (1985) ... Lin
 1985 Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart
Young m.j. player
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
May Ying
- Golden Triangle: Part 2 (1985) ... May Ying
- Golden Triangle: Part 1 (1985) ... May Ying (uncredited)
 1984 Safe Harbor (TV Movie)
 1984 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Su-Lin
- Knight of the Drones (1984) ... Su-Lin (uncredited)
 1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Ti
- Hot Ice (1984) ... Ti
- 24 Karat Dead (1984) ... Ti
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
 1981 Awakening
Su Xiaomei
 1981 Peking Encounter (TV Movie)
Tour Guide (as Chong Chen)
 1979 Hearts for the Motherland
Huang Sihua (as Chong Chen)
 1979 Xiao hua
Zhao Xiaohua (as Chong Chen)
 1977 Qingchun
Shen Yamei (as Chong Chen)
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Other Works:

Narrated the self-guided audio tour for the "Shanghai" exhibition of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, opening in February 2010. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 11 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Chong Chen | Joan Chen Chong

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I remember thinking how I had never seen a film like Edward Scissorhands (1990) when I first watched it in 1990. It was unique cinema that felt like pure magic. The bizarre beauty of the film and the gentle hero with his lethally sharp scissorhands stayed with me through out the years. Looking back, after almost 20 years, I now understand better the fierce longing and intense loneliness that the ... See more »

Trivia:

Nominated twice at the 2nd Asian Film Awards for two different roles: for Best Supporting Actress for The Sun Also Rises (2007), and for Best Actress for The Home Song Stories (2007). She eventually won the award for Best Supporting Actress for The Sun Also Rises (2007). See more »

Trademark:

Classy traditional feminine beauty of the 1930s Chinese Gentry

Star Sign:

Taurus

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