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Joan Chen

NameJoan Chen
Simpchinesename陈冲
Tradchinesename陳冲
PinyinchinesenameChén Chōng
JyutpingchinesenameCan4 Cung1
Birth NameChen Chong
AncestryShanghai, China
OriginChina
Birth DateApril 26, 1961(age 55)
Birth PlaceShanghai, China
Occupationactress, director, screenwriter, producer
Yearsactive1975 present
SpouseJim Lau (1985 1990)
Peter Hui (1992 present)
HkfcsawardsBest Actress
1995 Red Rose, White Rose
GoldenhorseawardsBest Actress
1994 Red Rose, White Rose
2007 The Home Song Stories
Best Director
1998 Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl
Best Adapted Screenplay
1998 Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl
HundredflowersawardsBest Actress
1980 Little Flower
AwardsParis Film Festival Special Jury Prize
1999 Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl
NBR International Freedom Award
1999 Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl
IF Award for Best Actress
2007 The Home Song Stories
Torino Film Festival Award for Best Actress
2007 The Home Song Stories
AFI Award for Best Actress
2007 The Home Song Stories
AF Award for Best Supporting Actress
2008 The Sun Also Rises

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Joan Chong Chen (Chinese name: ; born April 26, 1961) is a Chinese American actress, film director, screenwriter and film producer. She became famous in China for her performance in the 1979 film Little Flower and came to international attention for her performance in the 1987 Academy Award-winning film The Last Emperor. She is also known for her roles in Twin Peaks, Red Rose White Rose, Saving Face and The Home Song Stories, and for directing the feature film Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl.


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