Gemma Chan

Gemma Chan

Highest Rated: 94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Nov 29, 1982

Birthplace: London, England, UK

After Gemma Chan left the world of modeling to pursue a career in acting, it seemed like you couldn't turn your attention to any corner of contemporaneous British pop culture without catching glimpse of the rising star. The actress affixed herself to a number of the principal pillars of the country's entertainment machine, with minor roles in the likes of the sprawling sci-fi epic "Doctor Who" (BBC 1963-) and the popular detective drama "Sherlock" (BBC 2010-). Beyond this, she explored more substantial screen activity in cult programs like "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" (ITV2 2007-2011), "Fresh Meat" (Channel 4 2011-), and "Bedlam" (Sky Living 2011-12). Gemma Chan was born on November 29, 1982 in London, England, to an engineer father from Hong Kong and pharmacist mother who was born in China and raised in Scotland. Chan studied law at University of Oxford's Worcester College, pursuing a training contract position at a law firm immediately following graduation. However, Chan's tenure in the field was short-lived, and she enrolled in the Drama Centre London soon afterwards. Chan kicked off her career in show business as a model, featuring on the first season of "Project Catwalk" (Sky One 2006-08), as well as a number of advertising campaigns. She jumped quickly into acting, mounting a few background roles before taking center stage in an episode of the wildly popular science fiction series "Doctor Who" (BBC 1963-) in 2009, playing the memorable one-off character Mia Bennett. The "Doctor Who" role helped to launch Chan to feature work, landing her roles in films including the prostitution-themed thriller "Pimp" (2010) and the John Cusack-led neo-noir "Shanghai" (2010). She'd continue to amount recognition via roles on popular small screen projects, such as the beloved British sitcom "The IT Crowd" (Channel 4 2006-2013) and the decorated mystery series "Sherlock" (BBC 2010-). Chan also played a role in the coming-of-age indie dramedy "Submarine" (2010), directed by "The IT Crowd" star Richard Ayoade. The following year graced Chan with her biggest roles to date, landing her a regular part on the drama series "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" (ITV2 2007-2011) and a recurring role on the dark comedy "Fresh Meat" (Channel 4 2011-). She then went on to expand this type of notability on the series "Bedlam" (Sky Living 2011-12). Chan worked again with Ayoade in his second feature "The Double" (2013), following up the project with her first mainstream American production: "Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit" (2014), directed by Kenneth Branagh. Chan was cast as part of the starring lineup of the British-American program "Humans" (Channel 4/AMC 2015-), a sci-fi series focusing on the circulation of A.I. robots.

Highest rated movies

Crazy Rich Asians Let Them All Talk
The Double
Captain Marvel
Mary Queen of Scots Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit




48% 78% Eternals Sersi (Character) $164.8M 2021
94% 97% Raya and the Last Dragon Namaari (Voice) $54.7M 2021
88% 50% Let Them All Talk Karen (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 33% Intrigo: Dear Agnes Henny (Character) - 2019
79% 45% Captain Marvel Minn-Erva (Character) $426.8M 2019
No Score Yet 34% London Fields, The Director's Cut Petronella (Character) - 2019
62% 41% Mary Queen of Scots Bess of Hardwick (Character) $16.4M 2018
0% 37% London Fields Petronella (Character) $249.8K 2018
90% 76% Crazy Rich Asians Astrid Young Teo (Character) $174.5M 2018
0% 20% Stratton Aggy (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Belles familles Chen-Lin (Character) - 2015
54% 53% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Amy (Character) $50.5M 2014
83% 59% The Double Unknown (Character) $200.3K 2013
0% 13% Pimp Bo (Character) - 2010
88% 81% Submarine Kim-Lin (Character) $466.7K 2010
63% 56% Exam Chinese (Character) - 2009


No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Am Hannah (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2019
74% 81% Watership Down Dewdrop (Voice) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
94% 85% Humans Anita (Character) 2015-2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revolting Rhymes Snow White (Voice) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brotherhood Miss Pemberton (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alan Carr: Chatty Man Guest 2015
95% 89% The Game Chen Mei (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 87% Shetland Hattie James (Character) 2013-2014
89% 60% Dates Erica (Character) 2013
44% 66% Bedlam Kiera (Character) 2012
No Score Yet 0% True Love Unknown (Character) 2012
No Score Yet 61% Secret Diary of a Call Girl Charlotte (Character) 2011
78% 78% Sherlock Soo Lin Yao (Guest Star) 2010