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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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 2015 Lady of the Dynasty
Consort Wu
 2015 You Are My Sunshine
Pei Fangmei
 2012 Double Xposure
Dr. Hao
 2012 Let It Be
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
 1996 Precious Find
Camilla Jones
 1995 Judge Dredd
 1995 Wild Side
Virginia Chow
 1995 The Hunted
 1994 Golden Gate
Marilyn Song
 1992 Turtle Beach
 1991 Wedlock
 1989 The Blood of Heroes
 1986 Tai-Pan
 1986 The Night Stalker
Mai Wing
 1986 E nan
Ling Ti
 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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Chong Chen | Joan Chen Chong


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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 »


Chosen by Goldsea Asian American Daily as one of the "100 Most Inspiring Asian Americans of All Time" (ranked #44). See more »


Classy traditional feminine beauty of the 1930s Chinese Gentry

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