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Date of Birth 9 June 1960Taiwan, Republic of China
Birth NameWen-hsuan Chao

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Winston Chao was born on June 9, 1960 in Taiwan, Republic of China as Wen-hsuan Chao. He is an actor, known for The Wedding Banquet (1993), Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) and 1911 (2011).

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Often portrays Yat-sen Sun on screen

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Has portrayed Yat-sen Sun five times on screen: in the films The Soong Sisters (1997), Road to Dawn (2007) and 1911 (2011) and in the TV series Sun Zhongshan (2001) and Tie jian dan daoyi (2010).
Grew up in Taiwan, but his parents are from Laiyang, Shandong, China.
He had been an airline steward for seven years and had never acted in a film when Ang Lee cast him as his lead in The Wedding Banquet (1993). They spent three to four hours every day to teach him how to act. Lee later cast him again in Eat Drink Man Woman (1994).
His father was a teacher and an expert on Yat-sen Sun.
Cooperates with the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation and donates to the organization every time he plays Yat-sen Sun.

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