Joan Chen

Joan Chen

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

Lowest Rated: 0% Golden Gate (1994)

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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
19% No Score Yet Ava Toni (Character) $464.2K 2020
100% No Score Yet Sheep Without a Shepherd Unknown (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 36% Lady of the Dynasty Consort Wu (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 50% Double Xposure Dr. Hao (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 70% White Frog Irene Young (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
91% 71% 24 City Little Flower (Character) - 2008
100% 79% The Home Song Stories Unknown (Character) - 2007
72% 84% Lust, Caution Mrs. Yi (Character) $4.6M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sun Also Rises Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 20% All God's Children Can Dance Evelyn (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 34% Avatar Madame Ong (Character) - 2004
86% 88% Saving Face Ma (Character) $1.2M 2004
19% 54% Autumn in New York Director $37.8M 2001
52% 65% What's Cooking? Trinh Nguyen (Character) $1M 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% 83% Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer,
Producer
$1M 1998
No Score Yet 8% Precious Find Camilla Jones (Character) - 1996
60% 45% Wild Side Virginia Chow (Character) - 1995
20% 30% Judge Dredd Dr. Ilsa Hayden (Character) $34.7M 1995
8% 52% The Hunted Kirina (Character) $6.4M 1995
10% 34% On Deadly Ground Masu (Character) $36M 1994
0% 7% Golden Gate Marilyn Song (Character) $395.1K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Rose White Rose Wang Chiao-jui / Wang Jiao-rui (Character) - 1994
40% 70% 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 Steel Justice Nicole Loa (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow of a Stranger Vanessa (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turtle Beach Minou (Character) $708.4K 1992
No Score Yet 37% Wedlock Noelle (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twin Peaks Jocelyn Packard (Character) - 1990
13% 76% The Blood of Heroes Kidda (Character) $882.3K 1989
89% 88% The Last Emperor Empress (Elizabeth) Wan Jung (Character) $43M 1987
14% 37% Tai-Pan May-May (Character) $3.8M 1986
88% 52% Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart Young m.j. player (Character) - 1985

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twin Peaks: The Return Josie Packard (archive footage) (Guest Star) 2017
66% 94% Marco Polo Empress Chabi (Character) 2016 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Serangoon Road Unknown (Character) 2013
90% 82% Fringe Reiko (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1997
91% No Score Yet Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1993
88% 89% Twin Peaks Jocelyn Packard (Character) 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Maxine Tzu (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 81% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985

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