The Info List - Joan Chen

Joan Chen
Joan Chen
(or Chen Chong; born April 26, 1961) is a Chinese American actress, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. In China
she performed 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.


1 Biography

1.1 Early life and career 1.2 Acting career

2 Personal life

2.1 Charitable work

3 Filmography

3.1 Actress 3.2 Director 3.3 Writer 3.4 Producer

4 Other media 5 Awards and nominations 6 Other recognition 7 References 8 Articles and interviews 9 External links

Biography[edit] Early life and career[edit] Chen was born in Shanghai, to a family of pharmacologists.[1] She and her older brother, Chase, were raised during the Cultural Revolution. At the age of 14, Chen was discovered on the school rifle range by Jiang Qing, the wife of leader Mao Zedong
Mao Zedong
and major Chinese Communist Party figure, as she was excelling at marksmanship. This led to her being selected for the Actors' Training Program by the Shanghai Film Studio in 1975, where she was discovered by veteran director Xie Jin who chose her to star in his 1977 film Youth (Chinese: 青春; pinyin: Qīngchūn)[2] as a deaf mute whose senses are restored by an Army medical team. Chen graduated from high school a year in advance, and at the age of 17 entered the prestigious Shanghai International Studies University, where she majored in English.[3] Acting career[edit]

Chen in fantasy makeup for the 1985 film Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart

Chen performed alongside Tang Guoqiang in Zhang Zheng's (Chinese: 张铮) Little Flower (Chinese: 小花; pinyin: Xiǎo Huā) in 1979, for which she won the Hundred Flowers Award
Hundred Flowers Award
(Chinese: 百花奖; pinyin: Bǎi Huā Jiǎng). Chen portrayed a pre- Maoist
revolutionary's daughter, who, reunited with her brother, a wounded Communist soldier, later learned that his doctor was her biological mother. Little Flower was her second film and she soon achieved the status of China's most loved actress; she was dubbed "the Elizabeth Taylor of China" by Time magazine for having achieved stardom while still a teenager.[2] In addition, Chen was in the 1979 film Hearts for the Motherland (Chinese: 海外赤子; pinyin: Hǎiwài Chìzǐ). The film directed by Ou Fan (Chinese: 欧凡) and Xing Jitian (Chinese: 邢吉田) depicts an overseas Chinese family that returns to China
from southeast Asia out of their patriotic feelings but encounter political troubles during the Cultural Revolution. The songs, "I Love You, China" (Chinese: 我爱你中国) and "High Flies the Petrel" (Chinese: 高飞的海燕), sung by Chen's character, are perennial favorites in China. In 1981, Chen starred in Awakening (Chinese: 甦醒; pinyin: Sūxǐng), directed by Teng Wenji (Chinese: 滕文骥). At age 20, Chen moved to the United States, where she studied filmmaking at California State University, Northridge. Her first Hollywood movie was Tai-Pan, filmed on location in China. In 1985 she appeared in the show 'Miami Vice' as May Ying, former wife of Martin "Marty" Castillo and husband to Ma Sek in the episode "Golden Triangle (Part II)". She went on to star in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor in 1987 and the David Lynch/ Mark Frost television series Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks
as Josie Packard. She starred alongside Rutger Hauer
Rutger Hauer
in 1989's The Blood of Heroes, written and directed by David Webb Peoples. In 1993 she co-starred in Oliver Stone's Heaven & Earth. She portrayed two different characters in Clara Law's Temptation of a Monk (Chinese: 誘僧; pinyin: Yòu Sēng): a seductive princess of Tang dynasty, and a dangerous temptress. She shaved her head on-screen for the role. The award-winning film was adapted from a novel by Lilian Lee. In 1994 she co-starred with Steven Seagal
Steven Seagal
in the action/adventure On Deadly Ground; she then returned to Shanghai to star in Stanley Kwan's Red Rose, White Rose
Red Rose, White Rose
(Chinese: 紅玫瑰白玫瑰; pinyin: Hóng Méigui Bái Méigui) opposite Winston Chao, and subsequently won a Golden Horse Award and a Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award for her performance. In 1996, she was a member of the jury at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.[4] Tired of being cast as an exotic beauty in Hollywood films, Chen moved into directing in 1998 with the critically acclaimed Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl (Chinese: 天浴; pinyin: Tiān Yù), adapted from the novella Heavenly Bath (Chinese: 天浴; pinyin: Tiān Yù) by her friend Yan Geling. She later directed Autumn in New York, starring Richard Gere
Richard Gere
and Winona Ryder, in 2000. In the middle of the 2000s, Chen made a comeback in acting and began to work intensely, alternating between English and Chinese-language roles. In 2004, she starred in Hou Yong's family saga Jasmine Women
Jasmine Women
(Chinese: 茉莉花开; pinyin: Mòlìhuā Kāi), alongside Zhang Ziyi, in which they played multiple roles as daughters and mothers across three generations in Shanghai. She also starred in the Asian American
Asian American
comedy Saving Face as a widowed mother, who is shunned by the Chinese-American community for being pregnant and unwed and therefore has come to live with her lesbian daughter. In 2005, she appeared in Zhang Yang's family saga Sunflower (Chinese: 向日葵; pinyin: Xiàngrìkuí), as a mother whose husband and son have a troubled father-son relationship over 30 years. She then starred in the Asian American
Asian American
independent film Americanese and in Michael Almereyda's Tonight at Noon, the first part of a two part project, scheduled to be released in 2009[5] In 2007, Chen was acclaimed for her performance in Tony Ayres' drama The Home Song Stories. She portrayed a glamorous and unstable Chinese nightclub singer who struggles to survive in seventies Australia with her two children. Chen. The role earned her four awards including the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress and the Golden Horse Award for Best Actress. The same year saw her co-starring in two other acclaimed films: Ang Lee's Lust, Caution, opposite Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, and Jiang Wen's The Sun Also Rises, opposite Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, for which she received an Asian Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2008, she starred alongside Sam Chow (Chinese: 邹爽) in Shi Qi (Chinese: 十七; pinyin: Shíqī), directed by Joe Chow (Chinese: 姬诚; pinyin: Jī Chéng), as a rural mother of a 17-year-old in eastern Zhejiang province.[6][7] The same year Joan Chen
Joan Chen
portrayed in Jia Zhangke's 24 City
24 City
a factory worker once fancied because she resembled Chen herself in the 1979 film Little Flower, but who missed her chance at love. She then co-starred in Bruce Beresford's 2009 adaptation of the autobiography of dancer Li Cunxin Mao's Last Dancer, along with Wang Shungbao and Kyle MacLachlan.[8] In 2009, Chen starred alongside Feng Yuanzheng (Chinese: 冯远征) and Liu Jinshan (Chinese: 刘金山) in the Chinese TV series Newcomers to the Middle-Aged (Chinese: 人到中年), directed by Dou Qi (Chinese: 斗琪), in which she played a female doctor facing middle-age problems.[9] She also played the part of goddess Guan Yin in the 2010 Chinese TV adaptation of Journey to the West, directed by Cheng Lidong (Chinese: 程力栋).[10] In October 2009 Joan Chen
Joan Chen
was the curator of the first Singapore Sun Film Festival, whose theme was The Art of Living Well. She selected and curated five films for screening during the festival: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Dead Man Walking, Hannah and Her Sisters, Still Life (Chinese: 三峡好人; pinyin: Sānxiá hǎorén) and Edward Scissorhands.[11][12] In 2010, Chen joined the cast of Leehom Wang's directorial debut Lian ai tong gao (Chinese: 恋爱通告; pinyin: Liàn ài tōng gào).,[13] Alexi Tan's Color Me Love (alongside Liu Ye),[14] Ilkka Järvilaturi's Kiss, His First (alongside Tony Leung Ka-fai and Gwei Lun-mei)[15] and veteran acting coach Larry Moss' Relative Insanity (along with Juliette Binoche). In May 2010, she was set to star and direct one of the three parts of the anthology film Seeing Red.[16][17] As of the 2011 episode 3.13 entitled "Immortality" she plays Secretary Bishop's girlfriend on the J.J. Abrams created sci-fi television series Fringe. Chen was cast as the Yuan empress Chabi
in the 2014 American television series Marco Polo. Being somewhat unfamiliar with the Mongols, Chen read The Secret History of the Mongol Queens
The Secret History of the Mongol Queens
in order to prepare for the role.[18] Personal life[edit] Chen was formerly married to actor Jimmy Lau from 1985 to 1990. She married her second husband, cardiologist Peter Hui, on January 18, 1992. They have two daughters.[19] They live in San Francisco, California. During her early years in California, Chen attended California State University, Northridge. In 1989, she became a naturalized citizen of the United States. On April 9, 2008, Chen wrote an article entitled "Let the Games Go On" for the Washington Post
Washington Post
objecting to the politicization of the 2008 Summer Olympics
2008 Summer Olympics
in Beijing.[20] Charitable work[edit] In May 2008, Chen appeared alongside James Kyson Lee, Silas Flensted, and Amy Hanaialiʻi Gilliom in a public service announcement for the Banyan Tree Project campaign to stop HIV/AIDS-related stigma in Asian & Pacific Islander communities.[21][22] In October 2008, Chen made the cover of Trends Health magazine alongside actresses Ke Lan (Chinese: 柯蓝) and Ma Yili (Chinese: 马伊琍) to promote the Chinese Pink Ribbon
Pink Ribbon
Breast Cancer Prevention campaign. On January 8, 2010, Chen attended, alongside Nancy Pelosi, Nicole Kidman, and Joe Torre, the ceremony to help Family Violence Prevention Fund break ground on a new center located in the Presidio of San Francisco intended to combat violence against women and children. During the ceremony, Chen performed an excerpt from the documentary play The Thumbprint of Mukhtar Mai
Mukhtar Mai
(presented as part of "Seven").[23][24][25] On January 15, 2010, Chen was set to appear, along with other Asian American personalities, in a series of videos supporting the Center for the Pacific Asian Family.[26] Filmography[edit] Actress[edit]


Year Title Role Notes

1977 Youth 青春 Shen Yamei / 沈亞妹

1979 Little Flower 小花 Zhao Xiaohua / 赵小花 Hundred Flowers Award
Hundred Flowers Award
for Best Actress Yugoslavia Film Festival Award for Best Actress

1979 Hearts for the Motherland 海外赤子 Huang Sihua / 黃思華 aka Overseas Compatriots, A Loyal Overseas Chinese Family

1981 Awakening 甦醒 Su Xiaomei / 蘇小梅

1986 Goodbye My Love 惡男 Ling Ti

1986 Tai-Pan May–May

1987 The Night Stalker Mai Wing

1987 The Last Emperor Wan Jung / 婉容

1989 The Blood of Heroes Kidda

1991 Wedlock Noelle

1992 Turtle Beach Minou

1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Jocelyn 'Josie' Packard scenes deleted

1993 Heaven & Earth Mama

1993 Temptation of a Monk 誘僧 Princess Hong'e (Scarlet) / 公主紅萼 Lady Qingshou (Violet) / 青绶夫人

1994 Golden Gate Marilyn

1994 Red Rose White Rose 紅玫瑰,白玫瑰 Wang Jiao-Rui / 王嬌蕊 Golden Horse Award for Best Actress HKFCS Award for Best Actress Nominated — HKFA for Best Actress

1994 On Deadly Ground Masu

1995 The Hunted Kirina

1995 Wild Side Virginia Chow

1995 Judge Dredd Ilsa Hayden

1996 Precious Find Camilla Jones

1999 Purple Storm 紫雨風暴 Shirley Kwan

2000 What's Cooking? Trinh Nguyen

2004 Avatar Madame Ong

2004 Jasmine Women 茉莉花开 Mo's Mother / 茉的母亲 Mo / 茉

2004 Saving Face Hwei-Lan Gao

2005 Sunflower 向日葵 Xiuqing / 秀清

2006 Americanese Betty Nguyen

2007 The Home Song Stories 意 Rose Hong / 洪玫瑰 Golden Horse Award for Best Actress IF Award for Best Actress TFF Award for Best Actress AFI Award for Best Actress FCCA Award for Best Actress Nominated — AF Award for Best Actress Nominated — APS Award for Best Actress

2007 The Sun Also Rises 太阳照常升起 Dr. Lin / 林大夫 AF Award for Best Supporting Actress

2007 All God's Children Can Dance Evelyn

2007 Lust, Caution 色,戒 Mrs. Yee / 易太太

2008 The Leap Years Li-Ann (age 49)

2008 Shi Qi 十七 Mother / 母亲 SIFF Press Prize for Most Attractive Actress

2008 24 City 二十四城记 Gu Minhua / 顾敏华

2009 Mao's Last Dancer Niang / 娘

2010 Love in Disguise 恋爱通告 Joan

2010 Color Me Love 爱出色 Zoe

2011 1911 辛亥革命 Empress Longyu / 隆裕

2011 Kiss, His First 初吻

2012 White Frog Irene Young

2012 Passion Island 熱愛島 Johanna / 祖安娜

2012 Let It Be 稍安勿躁 Niu Jie / 牛姐

2012 Double Xposure 二次曝光 Dr. Hao / 郝医生

2014 For Love or Money 露水红颜

2015 You Are My Sunshine 何以笙箫默

2015 Lady of the Dynasty 王朝的女人·楊貴妃 Consort Wu

2015 Cairo Declaration 開羅宣言 Soong Ching-ling

2017 The Cinema that Never Dies 京城81號2



Year Title Role Notes

1985 MacGyver Lin Episode 1.2 The Golden Triangle

1985 Miami Vice May Ying Episode 1.14 Golden Triangle

1989 Wiseguy Maxine Tzu Episode All or Nothing

1990 Twin Peaks Jocelyn 'Josie' Packard TV series — Series regular (2 seasons, 1990–1991)

1992 Strangers The Girl TV movie

1992 Shadow of a Stranger Vanessa TV movie

1992 Nightmare Cafe First customer Episode 1.1 Nightmare Cafe

1993 Tales from the Crypt Connie Episode 5.4 Food for Thought

1997 Homicide: Life on the Street Elizabeth Wu Episode 5.15 Wu's on First?

1998 The Outer Limits Major Dara Talif Episode 4.24 Phobos Rising

1999 In a Class of His Own Linda Ching TV movie

2009 Newcomers to the Middle-Aged 人到中年 Tian Wenjie / 田文洁 TV series

2010 Journey to the West 西游记 Guan Yin
Guan Yin
/ 观音 TV series

2011 Fringe Reiko Episode 3.13 Immortality

2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn Madame Chiang Kai-shek HBO
TV movie

2012 Sui Tang Yingxiong 隋唐英雄 Empress Dugu / 独孤后 TV series

2013 Serangoon Road Patricia Cheng TV series

2013 Meng's Palace 海上孟府 Er Jie / 二姐 TV series

2014 Marco Polo Chabi TV series

2017 Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace Ulanara·Yixiu

2017 Twin Peaks Josie Packard Episode: "Part 17"; archive footage


Year English Title Chinese title Notes

1998 Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl 天浴 (Tiān Yù) Golden Horse Award for Best Director Mons International Love Film Festival Grand Prize National Board of Review
National Board of Review
International Freedom Award Paris Film Festival Special
Jury Prize FLIFF Jury Award for Best Drama Nominated — Golden Bear
Golden Bear
Award Nominated — Paris Film Festival Grand Prize

2000 Autumn in New York

2012 Shanghai Strangers 非典情人 (Fēidiǎn qíngrén) short film — post-production (also known as 爱在非典的日子)

2018? English 英格力士


Year English Title Chinese title Notes

1998 Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl 天浴 (Tiān Yù) Golden Horse Award for Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Medium shared with Geling Yan

2012 Shanghai Strangers 非典情人 (Fēidiǎn qíngrén) short film — post-production (also known as 爱在非典的日子)


Year English Title Chinese title Notes

1995 Wild Side

Associate producer

1998 Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl 天浴 (Tiān Yù) Producer, Executive producer Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature Over $500,000 shared with Alice Chan Wai-Chung

2012 Shanghai Strangers 非典情人 (Fēidiǎn qíngrén) short film — post-production (also known as 爱在非典的日子)

Other media[edit]

2008: "Shanghai," narrator—an audio walking tour by Louis Vuitton and Soundwalk[27]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result

1980 Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actress Little Flower Won

Yugoslavia International Film Festival Best Actress[28][29] Won

1994 Asian American
Asian American
International Film Festival Asian Media Award for significant contribution to Asian American media[30]


Golden Horse Awards Best Actress Red Rose, White Rose Won

1995 Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Film Awards Best Actress Nominated

Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress[31][32] Won

1998 Golden Horse Awards Best Director Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl Won

Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Medium shared with Geling Yan Won

Berlin International Film Festival[33] Golden Berlin Bear Nominated

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Jury Award Won

1999 Paris Film Festival Grand Prize Nominated

Jury Prize Won

Mons International Love Film Festival Grand Prize Won

National Board of Review International Freedom Award[34] Won

2000 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature Over $500,000 shared with Alice Chan Wai-Chung Nominated

2007 Golden Horse Awards Best Actress The Home Song Stories Won

Hawaii International Film Festival Achievement in Acting Won

Asia Pacific Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress Nominated

Inside Film Awards Best Actress Won

Torino Film Festival Best Actress Won

Australian Film Institute Awards Best Actress Won

2008 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Actress Won

Asian Film Awards Best Actress Nominated

Best Supporting Actress The Sun Also Rises Won

Shanghai International Film Festival Press Prize for Most Attractive Actress Shi Qi Won

Other recognition[edit]

In 1992 People magazine chose her as one of the 50 most beautiful women in the world. Chen inspired indie rock band Xiu Xiu
Xiu Xiu
(band), named after her film Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl. Chen was chosen by Goldsea as Number 45 on its compilation of "The 120 Most Inspiring Asian Americans of All Time".[35] In James McKenzie's 2013 urban fantasy e-novel Janis and Saint Christopher, Chen runs for the US Senate and befriends Janis Joplin.[36]


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Daily. August 1992. ^ "Berlinale: 1996 Juries". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-01.  ^ TCM.com ^ "Film Role Sparks Mother Hen Instinct for Joan Chen". CRI English. September 12, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-12.  ^ HongKong Cinemagic Forum -> 17 / Shi Qi ^ "Kyle MacLachlan, Bruce Greenwood, Joan Chen
Joan Chen
& Jack Thompson to star in Mao's Last Dancer". Inside Film magazine. February 27, 2008. Archived from the original on July 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-27.  ^ 《新人到中年》剧照曝光 刘金山为陈冲闪婚(图) (in Chinese). Sina.com. 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2009-04-30.  ^ Xie, Tingting (2009-01-02). " Joan Chen
Joan Chen
Plays Goddess in Monkey King Drama". CRI English. Retrieved 2009-04-30.  ^ Lim, Cheryl (3 October 2009). " Joan Chen
Joan Chen
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Among Three Female Helmers "Seeing Red"". IndieWire. Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved 2010-05-19.  ^ Frater, Patrick (May 18, 2010). "Chen sees Red". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2010-05-19.  ^ https://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/12/12/marco-polo-netflix/ ^ "A few years away from acting, and suddenly Joan Chen's playing Mom".  ^ Chen, Joan (April 9, 2008). "Let the Games Go On". Washington Post. USA.  ^ "Banyan Tree Project Feature Asian & Pacific Islander Stars in Latest HIV/AIDS Anti-Stigma Public Service Announcements". Reuters. May 20, 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-30.  ^ The Banyan Tree Project Official Site ^ " Family Violence Prevention Fund Will Break Ground on a New International Conference Center and Exhibit Hall in San Francisco's Presidio on Friday, January 8". Earthtimes. January 8, 2010. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved 2010-01-12.  ^ "Pelosi, Kidman, Torre Help FVPF Break Ground on New International Center". Family Violence Prevention Fund. Archived from the original on 2010-10-22. Retrieved 2010-01-15.  ^ Bigelow, Catherine (January 13, 2010). "S.F. Symphony Black and White Ball details". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2010-01-21.  ^ "A Community Unites to 'Silence the Violence'". US Asian Wire. January 15, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-21.  ^ " Louis Vuitton
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Articles and interviews[edit]

"The Last Empress", by C. Mark Jacobson. Interview. December 1987. p. 146-147. "In Praise of Actors: Joan Chen", by Peter Rainer. American Film. Volume 15: Issue 8. May 1990. p. 32. "Heavenly And Hearthy", by Tom Kagy. Goldsea Asian American
Asian American
Daily. August 1992. "Chen Reaction", by Alison Dakota Gee. Movieline
(USA). December 1993. p. 54-59, 88. "West To East", by Richard Corliss. TIME (USA). Volume 153: Issue 13. April 5, 1999. "Joan of Art", by Richard Corliss. TIME (USA). April 5, 1999. "The Sent Down Girl", by Steven Schwankert. Beijing Scene. Volume 5: Issue 8. May 7, 1999. "Joan Chen: Guerilla Director", by Michael Sragow. Salon.com. May 27, 1999. "Reel Poetry", by Kevin Berger. San Francisco (USA). July 2000. p. 51. "Joan Chen: Whether it's China
or Hollywood, this actress/director tells it like it is", by Franz Lidz. Interview. August 2000. p. 80-81. "An Interview with Joan Chen", by Michelle Caswell. Asia Source. November 2000. "Is Joan Chen
Joan Chen
Done with Hollywood?" Goldsea Asian American
Asian American
Daily. January 28, 2003. "Empress and Enigma". China
Daily. October 25, 2003. "Joan Chen's Wild Side", by Malinda Lo. Curve. Volume 15: Issue 4. June 2005. "The Face Behind Saving Face", by Kenny Tanemura. Asian Week. June 3, 2005. "Sensuously Elegant: An Interview with Joan Chen", by Lisa Odham Stokes. Asian Cult Cinema (USA). Issue 48. October–December 2005. p. 51-61. " Joan Chen
Joan Chen
on Filming Lust, Caution
Lust, Caution
in Shanghai: Follow One's Heart.", by Liu Qing. The Chinese Mirror. February 28, 2007. "The Many Faces of Joan Chen.", by Glen Schaefer. The Province. October 3, 2007. " Joan Chen
Joan Chen
returns to Chinese film.", by Min Lee. The China
Post. October 17, 2007.

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Awards and achievements

Australian Film Institute Awards

Preceded by Emily Barclay for Suburban Mayhem Best Actress 2007 for The Home Song Stories Succeeded by Monic Hendrickx for Unfinished Sky

Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Film Critics Society Awards

Preceded by None Best Actress 1994 for Red Rose, White Rose Succeeded by Siqin Gaowa for The Day the Sun Turned Cold Josephine Siao for Summer Snow

Golden Horse Awards

Preceded by Carrie Ng for Remains of a Woman Best Actress 1994 for Red Rose, White Rose Succeeded by Josephine Siao for Summer Snow

Preceded by Fruit Chan for Made in Hong Kong Best Director 1998 for Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl Succeeded by Ann Hui for Ordinary Heroes

Preceded by To Kwak Wai for Love Go Go Best Adapted Screenplay 1998 for Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl Succeeded by Vacant

Preceded by Zhou Xun for Perhaps Love Best Actress 2007 for The Home Song Stories Succeeded by Prudence Liew for True Women For Sale

Awards for Joan Chen

v t e

Golden Horse Award for Best Director

Doe Ching (1962) Li Han-hsiang
Li Han-hsiang
(1963) Li Hsing (1965) Li Han-hsiang
Li Han-hsiang
(1966) Lee Chia (1967) Bai Ching-zue (1968) Bai Ching-zue (1969) Chang Tseng-chai (1970) Ting Shan-hsi (1971) Li Hsing (1972) Cheng Kang (1973) Liu Yi (1975) Chang Pei-cheng (1976) Chang Tseng-chai (1977) Li Hsing (1978) King Hu (1979) Wang Chu-chin (1980) Tsui Hark
Tsui Hark
(1981) Alex Cheung (1982) Chen Kun-hou (1983) Johnny Mak (1984) Chang Yi (1985) John Woo
John Woo
(1986) Wang Toon (1987) Alex Law (1988) Hou Hsiao-hsien
Hou Hsiao-hsien
(1989) Yim Ho (1990) Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(1991) Wang Toon (1992) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(1993) Tsai Ming-liang
Tsai Ming-liang
(1994) Hou Hsiao-hsien
Hou Hsiao-hsien
(1995) Jiang Wen
Jiang Wen
(1996) Fruit Chan
Fruit Chan
(1997) Joan Chen
Joan Chen
(1998) Ann Hui
Ann Hui
(1999) Johnnie To
Johnnie To
(2000) Stanley Kwan
Stanley Kwan
(2001) Fruit Chan
Fruit Chan
(2002) Andrew Lau and Alan Mak (2003) Johnnie To
Johnnie To
(2004) Stephen Chow
Stephen Chow
(2005) Peter Chan
Peter Chan
(2006) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2007) Peter Chan
Peter Chan
(2008) Leon Dai
Leon Dai
(2009) Chung Mong-hong (2010) Ann Hui
Ann Hui
(2011) Johnnie To
Johnnie To
(2012) Tsai Ming-liang
Tsai Ming-liang
(2013) Ann Hui
Ann Hui
(2014) Hou Hsiao-hsien
Hou Hsiao-hsien
(2015) Feng Xiaogang (2016) Vivian Qu (2017)

v t e

Golden Horse Award for Best Actress

You Min (1962) Betty Loh Ti
Betty Loh Ti
(1963) Li Li-hua
Li Li-hua
(1964) Gua Ah-leh (1966) Jiang Qing
Jiang Qing
(1967) Ivy Ling Po (1968) Li Li-hua
Li Li-hua
(1969) Gua Ah-leh (1970) Lisa Lu
Lisa Lu
(1971) Judy Ongg
Judy Ongg
(1972) Shangguan Lingfeng (1973) Lisa Lu
Lisa Lu
(1975) Hsu Feng (1976) Chelsia Chan (1977) Tien Niu (1978) Joan Lin (1979) Hsu Feng (1980) Sylvia Chang
Sylvia Chang
(1981) Wang Ping (1982) Lu Hsiao-fen (1983) Loretta Yang (1984) Loretta Yang (1985) Sylvia Chang
Sylvia Chang
(1986) Anita Mui
Anita Mui
(1987) Carol Cheng (1988) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(1989) Brigitte Lin
Brigitte Lin
(1990) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(1991) Lindzay Chan (1992) Carrie Ng (1993) Joan Chen
Joan Chen
(1994) Josephine Siao (1995) Josephine Siao (1996) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(1997) Li Xiaolu
Li Xiaolu
(1998) Loletta Lee (1999) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(2000) Qin Hailu
Qin Hailu
(2001) Angelica Lee (2002) Sandra Ng
Sandra Ng
(2003) Yang Kuei-mei (2004) Shu Qi
Shu Qi
(2005) Zhou Xun
Zhou Xun
(2006) Joan Chen
Joan Chen
(2007) Prudence Liew (2008) Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
(2009) Lü Liping (2010) Deanie Ip (2011) Gwei Lun-mei
Gwei Lun-mei
(2012) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2013) Chen Shiang-chyi (2014) Karena Lam (2015) Zhou Dongyu
Zhou Dongyu
and Sandra Ma (2016) Kara Hui
Kara Hui

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Asian Film Award for Best Supporting Actress

Joan Chen
Joan Chen
(2008) Gina Pareño (2009) Kara Hui
Kara Hui
(2010) Youn Yuh-jung (2011) Shamaine Buencamino (2012) Makiko Watanabe
Makiko Watanabe
(2013) Yeo Yann Yann (2014) Chizuru Ikewaki (2015) Zhou Yun
Zhou Yun
(2016) Moon So-ri
Moon So-ri
(2017) Zhang Yuqi
Zhang Yuqi

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AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Monica Maughan (1971) Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
(1972) Judy Morris (1973) Julie Dawson (1974/1995) Helen Morse (1976) Pat Bishop (1977) Angela Punch McGregor (1978) Michele Fawdon (1979) Tracy Mann (1980) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1981) Noni Hazlehurst (1982) Wendy Hughes (1983) Angela Punch McGregor (1984) Noni Hazlehurst (1985) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1986) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1987) Nadine Garner
Nadine Garner
(1988) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1989) Catherine McClements
Catherine McClements
(1990) Sheila Florance
Sheila Florance
(1991) Lisa Harrow (1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Toni Collette
Toni Collette
(1994) Jacqueline McKenzie
Jacqueline McKenzie
(1995) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1996) Pamela Rabe
Pamela Rabe
(1997) Deborah Mailman
Deborah Mailman
(1998) Sacha Horler
Sacha Horler
(1999) Pia Miranda
Pia Miranda
(2000) Kerry Armstrong (2001) Maria Theodorakis (2002) Toni Collette
Toni Collette
(2003) Abbie Cornish
Abbie Cornish
(2004) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2005) Emily Barclay
Emily Barclay
(2006) Joan Chen
Joan Chen
(2007) Monic Hendrickx (2008) Frances O'Connor (2009) Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
(2010) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(2011) Deborah Mailman
Deborah Mailman
(2012) Rose Byrne
Rose Byrne
(2013) Sarah Snook
Sarah Snook
(2014) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2015) Odessa Young
Odessa Young
(2016) Emma Booth (2017)

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Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress

Joan Chen
Joan Chen
(1994) Siqin Gaowa/ Josephine Siao (1995) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(1996) Jacklyn Wu (1997) Sandra Ng
Sandra Ng
(1998) Law Lan (1999) Qin Hailu
Qin Hailu
(2000) Sammi Cheng
Sammi Cheng
(2001) Faye Wong
Faye Wong
(2002) Cecilia Cheung
Cecilia Cheung
(2003) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2004) Zhou Xun
Zhou Xun
(2005) Gong Li
Gong Li
(2006) Siqin Gaowa (2007) Paw Hee-Ching (2008) Kara Hui
Kara Hui
(2009) Miriam Yeung
Miriam Yeung
(2010) Deanie Ip (2011) N/A (2012) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2013) Zhao Wei
Zhao Wei
(2014) Jessie Li (2015) Zhou Dongyu
Zhou Dongyu

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Hundred Flowers Award
Hundred Flowers Award
for Best Actress


Zhu Xijuan
Zhu Xijuan
(1962) Zhang Ruifang
Zhang Ruifang


Joan Chen
Joan Chen
(1980) Zhang Yu (1981) Li Xiuming (1982) Siqin Gaowa (1983) Gong Xue (1984) Wu Yufang (1985) Fang Shu (1986) Liu Xiaoqing (1987) Liu Xiaoqing (1988) Liu Xiaoqing (1989) Song Jia (1990) Song Jia (1991) Zhao Lirong (1992) Gong Li
Gong Li
(1993) Pan Hong (1994) Shen Danping (1995) Guo Keyu (1996) Ning Jing (1997) Liu Bei (1998) Liu Xin (1999) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2000) Gong Li
Gong Li
(2001) Zhou Xun
Zhou Xun
(2002) Xu Jinglei (2003) Fan Bingbing
Fan Bingbing


Rene Liu
Rene Liu
(2006) Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing
(2008) Zhao Wei
Zhao Wei
(2010) Bai Baihe (2012) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2014) Xu Qing (2016)

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