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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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The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor Wan Jung
Lust, Caution
Lust, Caution Yee Tai Tai
Judge Dredd
On Deadly Ground


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 2015 Cairo Declaration
Soong Ching-ling (as Chong Chen)
 2015 Lady of the Dynasty
Consort Wu
 2015 You Are My Sunshine
Pei Fangmei
 2014 For Love or Money
Xu's Mother (as Chong Chen)
 2012 Double Xposure
Dr. Hao
 2012 Let It Be
Niu (Niu Jie)
 2012 White Frog
Irene Young
 2011 Kiss, His First (as Joan Chen Chong)
 2010 Color Me Love
 2010 Love in Disguise
 2009 Mao's Last Dancer
 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
 1995 Judge Dredd
 1995 Wild Side
Virginia Chow
 1995 The Hunted
 1993 Golden Gate
Marilyn Song
 1992 Turtle Beach
 1991 Wedlock
 1989 The Blood of Heroes
 1986 Tai-Pan
 1986 The Night Stalker
Mai Wing
 1986 Goodbye My Love
Ling Ti (as Joan C. Chen)
 1985 Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart
Young m.j. player
 1981 Awakening
Su Xiaomei
 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:

TV commercial for Lux. See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Chong Chen | Joan C. Chen | Joan Chen Chong


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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[When asked if she did Judge Dredd (1995) for the paycheck] I may have. But you can always try to find something to do, even in a bad film, that you haven't done before. I did my own physical fighting in that film, which was fun. Millions of people work for a paycheck. Do actors do jobs for paychecks? Yes, they do. [The Arizona Republic, August 26, 2010] See more »


Had her head completely shaved in the film Temptation of a Monk (1993) for the role of Qingshou (Violet). See more »


Classy traditional feminine beauty of the 1930s Chinese Gentry

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