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Overview (2)

Born in San Francisco, California, USA
Birth NameChina Wing Kantner

Mini Bio (1)

Daughter of Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship members Paul Kantner and Grace Slick. China first appeared as an infant on the sleeve of the Kantner/Slick 1971 solo LP "Sunfighter". In July 1986, she appeared as a guest VJ on MTV, which led to her making regular appearances for the next two years during her summer vacations. As an MTV VJ, she even had to interview her own father for the MTV "Summer of Love" 20th anniversary celebrations. She has also, over the years, made several contributions to the music of Jefferson Starship as both songwriter and singer. Despite this, she says that she has no real musical aspirations of her own, claiming that she cannot sing very well. She has also said that having well-known musicians for parents has actually lost her several parts, as directors automatically assume she is also musical.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Adrian Brown.

Spouse (2)

Seth Isler (13 April 2011 - present)
Jamie Azdair (1999 - 2006) ( divorced)

Trivia (6)

Jefferson Airplane folklore says that China only just escaped being named "god" (with a small "g"), and that her parents decided that maybe they should go with something a little more conventional, and chose "China" instead. In an interview for the 2003 book "Got A Revolution: The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane", Grace Slick revealed that the origin of this story was a joke she had with one of the nurses in the hospital shortly after China's birth. However, the nurse did not understand it was a joke, and called reporter Herb Caen at the San Francisco Chronicle, who printed the story. According to interviews given by China and both of her parents, at no point has her name ever been "god", the name on her birth certificate is China Wing Kantner, and all stories to the contrary are simply repeating the urban legend that began with Grace's joke with the nurse shortly after China's birth.
She has a younger half-brother, Gareth Alexander Kantner, who also appeared on "The Planet Earth Rock And Roll Orchestra".
Daughter of Paul Kantner and Grace Slick
Is friends with Christina Applegate.
Currently studying Art History, aiming to get a Ph.D and teach Art History in Europe [August 2001]
Malibu, CA, USA: Retired from performing and living in Malibu with her husband, Seth Isler. [May 2012]

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