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      Joan Chen

      Joan Chen

      Highest Rated: 100% Sheep Without a Shepherd (2019)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Apr 26, 1961

      Birthplace: Shanghai, China

      Striking Chinese-born leading lady who became a star in her native country at age 14 when she was whisked from an athletic rifle team to star in a film sponsored by Mao Tse-tung's wife. Chen subsequently proved very popular in several other Chinese films, acquiring the sobriquet of "the Chinese Elizabeth Taylor." One of her best-remembered films during this time was "Little Flower" (1978), in which she played a deaf-mute girl, cured by acupuncture, whose first words are "Long live Chairman Mao!." The winner of many awards in China, Chen made her US debut with a small role in Wayne Wang's "Dim Sum: a Little Bit of Heart" (1985). Given her star status at home, she was an appropriate choice for the lead role, opposite Bryan Brown, in the English-language film "Tai-Pan" (1986), the first significant collaboration between an American filmmaker and the Chinese government.

      Highest rated movies

      Sheep Without a Shepherd
      The Home Song Stories
      Hollywood Chinese
      Dìdi
      Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart
      24 City
      Saving Face
      The Last Emperor

      Photos

      Joan Chen 1911, (aka XINHAI GEMING), Joan Chen, 2011. ©Well Go TAI-PAN, from left, Joan Chen, Bryan Brown, 1986, ©De Laurentiis Entertainment Group WEDLOCK, RUTGER HAUER, JOAN CHEN, 1991. © HBO WEDLOCK, (AKA DEADLOCK), FROM LEFT: RUTGER HAUER, JOAN CHEN, 1991, © HBO ON DEADLY GROUND, Joan Chen, Steven Seagal, 1994, (c)Warner Bros. WEDLOCK, (AKA DEADLOCK), FROM LEFT, RUTGER HAUER, JOAN CHEN, 1991, ©HBO THE SUN ALSO RISES, (AKA TAI YANG ZHAO CHANG SHENG QI), Joan Chen, 2007. ©Shaw Organisation BLOOD OF HEROES (aka SALUTE OF THE JUGGER), Joan Chen, 1988 THE LAST EMPEROR, Joan Chen, John Lone, 1987, (c)Columbia Pictures BLOOD OF HEROES (aka SALUTE OF THE JUGGER), Joan Chen, 1988 SAVING FACE, Michelle Krusiec, Joan Chen, 2005, (c) Sony Pictures Classics ON DEADLY GROUND, Joan Chen, Chief Irvin Brink, Steven Seagal, 1994, (c)Warner Bros. THE LAST EMPEROR, Wu Tao, Joan Chen, 1987, (c) Columbia ON DEADLY GROUND, Steven Seagal, Joan Chen, 1994, (c) Warner Brothers THE HUNTED, Christopher Lambert, Joan Chen, 1995. ©Universal Marco Polo, Remy Hii (L), Joan Chen (R), 'The Wolf and the Deer', Season 1, Ep. #2, 12/12/2014, ©NETFLIX Marco Polo, Joan Chen (L), Zhu Zhu (R), 'The Scholar's Pen', Season 1, Ep. #7, 12/12/2014, ©NETFLIX Marco Polo, Olivia Cheng (L), Joan Chen (R), 'The Scholar's Pen', Season 1, Ep. #7, 12/12/2014, ©NETFLIX Marco Polo, Joan Chen, 'The Wayfarer', Season 1, Ep. #1, 12/12/2014, ©NETFLIX

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      90% No Score Yet Dìdi Chungsing Wang (Character) - 2024
      No Score Yet 58% Under the Light Unknown (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet 91% Hachiko Unknown (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hero Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2022
      20% 29% Ava Toni (Character) $464.2K 2020
      100% No Score Yet Sheep Without a Shepherd La Wen (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet 20% The House That Never Dies II Doctor (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonderlandd Susan (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 33% Lady of the Dynasty Consort Wu (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 69% White Frog Irene Young (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 50% Double Xposure Dr. Hao (Character) - 2012
      8% 30% 1911 Empress Dowager Longyu (Character) $127.4K 2011
      No Score Yet 52% Love in Disguise Joan (Character) - 2010
      56% 76% Mao's Last Dancer Niang (Character) $4.8M 2009
      89% 72% 24 City Little Flower (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Leap Years Li-Ann - age 48 (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 76% American Masters Unknown (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shi qi Unknown (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 27% All God's Children Can Dance Evelyn (Character) - 2007
      100% 79% The Home Song Stories Unknown (Character) - 2007
      73% 84% Lust, Caution Mrs. Yi (Character) $4.6M 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sun Also Rises Unknown (Character) - 2007
      100% No Score Yet Hollywood Chinese Unknown (Character) - 2007
      67% No Score Yet Americanese Betty (Character) - 2006
      69% 74% Sunflower Xiuqing (Character) $23.3K 2005
      No Score Yet 35% Avatar Madame Ong (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jasmine Women Mo's Mother / Elder Mo (Character) - 2004
      88% 88% Saving Face Ma (Character) $1.2M 2004
      No Score Yet 77% Mo li hua kai (Jasmine Women) Unknown (Character) - 2004
      20% 53% Autumn in New York Director $37.8M 2001
      52% 65% What's Cooking? Trinh Nguyen (Character) $1.0M 2000
      No Score Yet 50% In a Class of His Own Linda Ching (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 55% Purple Storm Shirley Kwan (Character) - 1999
      96% 84% Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl Director,
      Writer,
      Executive Producer,
      Producer
      $1.0M 1998
      No Score Yet 8% Precious Find Camilla Jones (Character) - 1996
      60% 46% Wild Side Virginia Chow (Character) - 1995
      8% 54% The Hunted Kirina (Character) $6.4M 1995
      22% 30% Judge Dredd Dr. Ilsa Hayden (Character) $34.7M 1995
      0% 7% Golden Gate Marilyn Song (Character) $395.1K 1994
      14% 35% On Deadly Ground Masu (Character) $36.0M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Rose White Rose Wang Chiao-jui / Wang Jiao-rui (Character) - 1994
      43% 71% Heaven and Earth Mama (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 62% Temptation of a Monk Princess Hong-e - Scarlet/Qing-shou - Violet (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Turtle Beach Minou (Character) $708.4K 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Steel Justice Nicole Loa (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow of a Stranger Vanessa (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 36% Wedlock Noelle (Character) - 1991
      22% 76% The Blood of Heroes Kidda (Character) $882.3K 1989
      86% 88% The Last Emperor Empress (Elizabeth) Wan Jung (Character) $43.0M 1987
      14% 39% Tai-Pan May-May (Character) $3.8M 1986
      90% 50% Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart Young m.j. player (Character) - 1985

      TV

      Credit
      88% 89% A Murder at the End of the World Lu Mei (Character) 2023
      94% 83% Twin Peaks: The Return Josie Packard (archive footage) (Guest Star) 2017
      66% 93% Marco Polo Empress Chabi (Character) 2014 2016
      90% 79% Fringe Reiko (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Major Dara Talif (Character) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1997
      91% 90% Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      82% 99% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1993
      78% 92% Twin Peaks Jocelyn Packard (Character) 1990-1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Maxine Tzu (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet 78% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      71% 85% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985