Tsai Chin

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Tsai Chin, pinyin Zhou Caiqin is an actor, director, teacher and author, best known in America for her film role as Auntie Lindo in The Joy Luck Club. The third daughter of Zhou Xinfang, China's great actor in the last century, she was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art London (first Chinese student) and later earned a Master Degree at ... See full bio »

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You Only Live Twice Ling, Chinese Girl in Hong Kong
Casino Royale Madame Wu


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 2019/I Abominable
Nai Nai (voice)
 2019 Lucky Grandma
 2018 We Bare Bears (TV Series)
- Mom App (2018) ... Linda (voice)
 2017 The Jade Pendant
Madame Pong
 2016 She's Got a Plan
Mrs. Roberts
 2016 Now You See Me 2
Bu Bu
 2014 Getting On (TV Series)
Ruth Lee
- Doctor Death (2014) ... Ruth Lee
- The Revolving Door Admit (2014) ... Ruth Lee
 2014 She Lights Up Well
 2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series)
Lian May
- The Only Light in the Darkness (2014) ... Lian May
 2013 A Leading Man
Grandma Lu Mei-An
 2013 Nice Girls Crew (TV Series)
Lady Lee
- Sophie and the Giant Buttcake (2013) ... Lady Lee
- The Talented Geraldiney (2013) ... Lady Lee
- Game Day (2013) ... Lady Lee
 2012 Nani (Short)
 2012 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Mrs. Sesumi
- This One's for Jack (2012) ... Mrs. Sesumi
 2010 A Dream in Red Mansions (TV Series)
Dowager Jia (2010)
 2007 Year of the Fish
Mrs. Su
 2007 Side Order of Life (TV Series)
Mai Thuy
- Children and Art (2007) ... Mai Thuy
 2005-2007 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Helen Rubenstein
- Didn't We Almost Have It All? (2007) ... Helen Rubenstein
- The Other Side of This Life, Part 1 (2007) ... Helen Rubenstein
- Deny, Deny, Deny (2005) ... Helen Rubenstein
 2006 Casino Royale
Madame Wu
 2006 Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (TV Movie)
 2006 The Evidence (TV Series)
Joon Huang
- Yi vs. Li (2006) ... Joon Huang
 2005 Memoirs of a Geisha
 2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender (TV Series)
Aunt Wu / Additional Voices
- Bato of the Water Tribe (2005) ... Aunt Wu (voice)
- The Fortuneteller (2005) ... Aunt Wu / Additional Voices (voice)
 2005 The Interpreter
 2003 The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (TV Movie)
Madame Lu
 2002 Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity
Hun Ping Wong
 2001 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Jin Jae
- Control Group (2001) ... Jin Jae
 2000 Titan A.E.
Old Woman (voice)
 2000 The Gold Cup
 1999 Journey from the Heart
Grandma Lee
 1998 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
- Dreams (1998) ... Rita
 1997 Red Corner
Chairman Xu
 1997 The Magic Pearl
Additional Voices (voice)
 1995 The West Side Waltz (TV Movie)
 1995 Crowfoot (TV Movie)
Det. Lisa Ishima
 1994 Due South (TV Series)
Mrs. Lee
- Chinatown (1994) ... Mrs. Lee
 1994 All-American Girl (TV Series)
Auntie June
- Take My Family, Please (1994) ... Auntie June
 1994 Sisters (TV Series)
Rita Kwan
- Scandalous (1994) ... Rita Kwan
- Heroes (1994) ... Rita Kwan
 1994 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Board Member
- You Gotta Have Heart (1994) ... Board Member
 1993 The Joy Luck Club
Lindo - The Mother
 1972 Rentadick
Madam Greenfly
 1969 The Virgin Soldiers
Juicy Lucy
 1968 The Blood of Fu Manchu
Lin Tang
 1966-1967 Mogul (TV Series)
Mei San / Esther Ho / Kha Loi
- Good Lord No, It's Illegal (1967) ... Mei San
- Dragon by the Tail (1967) ... Esther Ho
- Operation Saigon (1966) ... Kha Loi
 1967 You Only Live Twice
Ling, Chinese Girl in Hong Kong
 1967 The Vengeance of Fu Manchu
Lin Tang
 1967 Mr. Aitch (TV Series)
 1966 Blow-Up
Thomas's receptionist (uncredited)
 1966 The Brides of Fu Manchu
Lin Tang
 1966 The Rat Catchers (TV Series)
Chinese Girl
- The Unwitting Courier (1966) ... Chinese Girl
 1965 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Anna Man Ning
- Witness Summons (1965) ... Anna Man Ning
 1965 Invasion
Nurse Lim
 1965 The Face of Fu Manchu
Lin Tang
 1963 The Cool Mikado
 1963 Man of the World (TV Series)
- The Enemy (1963) ... Souen
 1961 The Defenders (TV Series)
Parma Gideon
- Gideon's Follies (1961) ... Parma Gideon
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
Suma Hau
- The Carter Case (1960) ... Suma Hau
 1959 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
- Episode #1.274 (1959) ... Bun-Mee
- Episode #1.273 (1959) ... Bun-Mee
 1959 Hot Money Girl
1st Girl in Fight
 1958 Violent Playground
 1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai
Tokyo Rose (voice, uncredited)
 1957 Battle Hell
Midnight - 1st Sampan Woman
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The World of Suzie Wong", Prince of Wales Theatre, London, England. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Irene Chow | Tsai Chin Chow | Caiqin Zhou


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She was awarded the 1995 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Featured Performance for "The Woman Warrior" in presented by the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson at the James A. Doolittle (University of California) Theatre in Los Angeles, California. See more »

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