Joan Chen (I)


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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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(1995)
The Home Song Stories Rose Hong / Hong Meigui
(2007)
(1994)
Lust, Caution Mrs. Yee
(2007)

Filmography

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  Kiss, His First (announced) (as Joan Chen Chong)
 2019 Shine a Life (Short)
 2018 Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace (TV Series)
Ula Nara Yixiu
- Episode #1.82 (2018) ... Ula Nara Yixiu
- Episode #1.28 (2018) ... Ula Nara Yixiu
- Episode #1.24 (2018) ... Ula Nara Yixiu
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Ula Nara Yixiu
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Ula Nara Yixiu
 2017 The One
Tommie 'Madame Soup' Cruz
 2017/I Wonderland (Short)
Susan
 2014-2016 Marco Polo (TV Series)
Empress Chabi
- Heirs (2016) ... Empress Chabi
- Whitehorse (2016) ... Empress Chabi
- Lost Crane (2016) ... Empress Chabi
- Serpent's Terms (2016) ... Empress Chabi
- Lullaby (2016) ... Empress Chabi
 2016/II Lifeline (Short)
Xin Zhou
 2016 Nature Is Speaking (TV Series short)
Sky / Tiankong
- Sky (2016) ... Sky / Tiankong (English, Mandarin version, voice)
 2015 Qi
 2015 Cairo Declaration
Soong Ching-ling (as Chong Chen)
 2015 Lady of the Dynasty
Consort Wu (as Chong Chen)
 2015 You Are My Sunshine
Pei Fangmei
 2014 For Love or Money
Xu's Mother (as Chong Chen)
 2014 Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces
Jocelyn Packard
 2013 Meng's Palace (TV Series)
Er Jie
 2013 Serangoon Road (TV Series)
Patricia Cheng
- Episode #1.10 (2013) ... Patricia Cheng
- Episode #1.9 (2013) ... Patricia Cheng
- Episode #1.8 (2013) ... Patricia Cheng
- My Girl (2013) ... Patricia Cheng
- Tracks of My Tears (2013) ... Patricia Cheng
 2012 Heroes of Sui and Tang (TV Series)
Empress Dugu
 2012 Double Xposure
Dr. Hao
 2012 Let It Be
Niu (Niu Jie)
 2012 Passion Island
Joana
 2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn (TV Movie)
Madame Chiang Kai Shek
 2012 White Frog
Irene Young
 2011 1911
Empress Longyu
 2011 Fringe (TV Series)
Reiko
- Immortality (2011) ... Reiko
 2010 Color Me Love
Zoe
 2010 Love in Disguise
Joan
 2010 Journey to the West (TV Series)
Goddess of Mercy
 2009 Mao's Last Dancer
Niang
 2009 Newcomers to the Middle-Aged (TV Series)
Tian Wenjie
 2008 Shi qi
Mother (as Chong Chen)
 2008 24 City
Gu Minhua / Xiao Hua
 2008 The Leap Years
Li-Ann - age 48
 2007 The Sun Also Rises
Dr. Lin (as Chong Chen)
 2007 Lust, Caution
Mrs. Yee
 2007 The Home Song Stories
Rose Hong / Hong Meigui
 2006 Americanese
Betty Nguyen
 2005 Sunflower
Zhang Xiuqing
 2004 Cyber Wars
Madame Ong
 2004 Saving Face
Hwei-Lan Gao - Ma
 2004 Jasmine Flower
Mo's Mother / Elder Mo
 2000 What's Cooking?
Trinh Nguyen
 1999 Purple Storm
Shirley Kwan
 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
 1996 Precious Find
Camilla Jones
 1995 Judge Dredd
Ilsa
 1995 Wild Side
Virginia Chow
 1995 The Hunted
Kirina
 1994 Red Rose White Rose
Wang Chiao-jui / Wang Jiao-rui
 1994 On Deadly Ground
Masu
 1993 Heaven & Earth
Mama
 1993 Golden Gate
Marilyn Song
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Connie
- Food for Thought (1993) ... Connie
 1993 Temptation of a Monk
Princess Hong-e - Scarlet / Qing-shou - Violet
 1992 Shadow of a Stranger (TV Movie)
Vanessa
 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Jocelyn Packard (scenes deleted)
 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
 1989-1991 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)
- Episode #2.18 (1991) ... Jocelyn Packard
 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
 1987 The Last Emperor
Wan Jung
 1986 Tai-Pan
May-May
 1986 The Night Stalker
Mai Wing
 1986 Goodbye My Love
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 Double Dare (TV Series)
 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 Hearts for the Motherland
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:

Narrated the self-guided audio tour for the "Shanghai" exhibition of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. 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:

There is no theoretical study of motherhood. You know, before I became a mother, I did play a mother, but I was like - I was more thinking of my own mother. I was doing my mother. See more »

Trivia:

Friend of author Anchee Min. The two befriended each other at the Shanghai Film Studio when they were teenagers. Min being considered politically incorrect, Chen was told to stay away from her. Nonetheless, the two maintained their friendship and Chen later helped Min emigrate to the USA in 1984. Min said: "Joan Chen was very successful back then in China. She was a budding star. I was an ... See more »

Trademark:

Classy traditional feminine beauty of the 1930s Chinese Gentry

Star Sign:

Taurus

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