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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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22 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor Wan Jung
(1987)
Lust, Caution
Lust, Caution Yee Tai Tai
(2007)
Judge Dredd
(1995)
On Deadly Ground
(1994)

Filmography

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  Kiss, His First (announced) (as Joan Chen Chong)
 2017 Jue shi gao shou
Tommy Kelusi
 2017/I Wonderland (Short)
Susan
 2016/II Lifeline (Short)
Xin Zhou
 2016 Nature Is Speaking (TV Series short)
Sky / Tiankong
- Sky (2016) ... Sky / Tiankong (English, Mandarin version, voice)
 2015 Kailuo xuanyan
Soong Ching-ling (as Chong Chen)
 2015 He yi sheng xiao mo
Pei Fangmei
 2014 Lushui Hongyan
Xu's Mother (as Chong Chen)
 2013 Haishang Meng fu (TV Series)
Er Jie
 2012 Sui Tang yingxiong (TV Series)
Empress Dugu
 2012 Er ci pu guang
Dr. Hao
 2012 Shao an wu zao
Niu (Niu Jie)
 2012 Re ai dao
 2012 White Frog
Irene Young
 2011 Fringe (TV Series)
Reiko
- Immortality (2011) ... Reiko
 2010 Ai chu se
Zoe
 2010 Lian ai tong gao
Joan
 2010 Xi you ji (TV Series)
Goddess of Mercy
 2009 Mao's Last Dancer
Niang
 2009 Ren dao zhong nian (TV Series)
Tian Wenjie
 2008 Shi qi
Mother (as Chong Chen)
 2008 The Leap Years
Li-Ann - age 48
 2007 Tai yang zhao chang sheng qi
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
 1995 Judge Dredd
Ilsa
 1995 Wild Side
Virginia Chow
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Connie
- Food for Thought (1993) ... Connie
 1993 Golden Gate
Marilyn Song
 1992 Shadow of a Stranger (TV Movie)
Vanessa
 1992 Strangers (TV Movie)
The Girl (segment "Small Sounds and Tilting Shadows")
 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
 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)
 1991 Wedlock
Noelle
 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
 1986 Tai-Pan
May-May
 1986 The Night Stalker
Mai Wing
 1986 E nan
Ling Ti (as Joan C. Chen)
 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 Hai wai chi zi
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:

Narration for the Louis Vuitton Soundwalk Shanghai City Guide, an MP3 audio guide produced by Louis Vuitton and Soundwalk (June 2008). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

Chong Chen | Joan C. Chen | Joan Chen Chong

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

Acting is actually private. See more »

Trivia:

During a press conference at the 61st Cannes Film Festival for Er shi si cheng ji (2008), Zhangke Jia, Joan Chen and Tao Zhao observed a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the 2008 devastating earthquake in China. The film Er shi si cheng ji (2008) was shot in Chengdu, in Sichuan province where the earthquake struck. See more »

Trademark:

Classy traditional feminine beauty of the 1930s Chinese Gentry

Star Sign:

Taurus

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