Chinese American Actress

Joan Chen

  • Apr 26, 1961 (age 59)
  • 5' 4" (1.63 m)
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2020
Tigertail
MovieApr 10, 2020

Tigertail

In this poignant multi-generational drama, Pin-Jui (Hong-Chi …
In this poignant multi-generational drama, Pin-Jui (Hong-Chi Lee) is a free-spirited yet impoverished young Taiwanese factory worker, who makes the difficult decision to leave his homeland - and the woman he loves - behind in order to seek better opportunities in America. But years of monotonous work and an arranged marriage devoid of love or compassion leave an older Pin-Jui (Tzi Ma) a shadow of his former self. Unable to sympathize with his daughter Angela (Christine Ko) and at risk of living out his retirement in solitude, Pin-Jui must reconnect with his past in order to finally build the life he once dreamed of having.
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2019
Sheep Without a Shepherd
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MovieDec 5, 2019

Sheep Without a Shepherd

Desperate measures are …
Desperate measures are taken by a man who tries to save his family from the dark side of the law, after they commit an unexpected crime.
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2018
Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace
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TV ShowAug 20, 2018

Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace

Ruyi's Royal Love in the …
Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace (Chinese: 如懿传; pinyin: Rúyì Zhuàn) is a 2018 Chinese television series based on novel Hou Gong Ru Yi Zhuan by Liu Lianzi. Starring Zhou Xun and Wallace Huo, the series chronicles the marriage of Qianlong Emperor and Hoifa-Nara, the Step Empress. It is the sequel to the critically acclaimed drama Empresses in the Palace. It aired on Tencent Video starting 20 August to 15 October 2018; during which it was streamed more than 15 billion times. It later went on national broadcast and aired simultaneously on Jiangsu Television and Dragon Television from 25 December 2018.
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2015
Lady of the Dynasty
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MovieJul 30, 2015

Lady of the Dynasty

The tragic story of a Tang Dynasty imperial consort who was the …
The tragic story of a Tang Dynasty imperial consort who was the favorite of the Emperor Xuanzong.
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You Are My Sunshine
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MovieApr 30, 2015

You Are My Sunshine

In their university days, Zhao Mosheng fell in love at first …
In their university days, Zhao Mosheng fell in love at first sight with law student He Yichen. Through various incidents where Mosheng "stalked" Yichen on campus, Mosheng's cheerful personality charmed Yichen, and they slowly became college sweethearts. When Yichen's foster sister Yimei challenged Mosheng for Yichen's attention, Mosheng turned directly to Yichen for clarification, but did not expect to receive a cold response from him. Mistaking that Yichen and Yimei are a couple, Mosheng followed her father's arrangements and moved to the United States to continue her studies. Seven years later, Mosheng - who is now a professional photographer - returns to China, and coincidentally bumps into the unforgettable Yichen. Since the seven years they broke up, many people stand in the way of these star-crossed lovers: foster-sister Yimei; Mosheng's marriage in United States; the unrelentingly infatuated ex-husband Ying Hui; as well as the financial grudges between the couple's fathers. All these situations continue to affect the two former lovers, but instead, these misunderstandings and challenges give them a better comprehension of the love they have missed over the past seven years.
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2014
Marco Polo
TV ShowDec 12, 2014

Marco Polo

Marco Polo is an American drama web television series inspired …
Marco Polo is an American drama web television series inspired by Marco Polo's early years in the court of Kublai Khan, the Khagan of the Mongol Empire and the founder of the Yuan dynasty (1271–1368). The show premiered on Netflix on December 12, 2014. The series was written and created by John Fusco and stars Lorenzo Richelmy in the title role with Benedict Wong as Kublai Khan. The series was produced by The Weinstein Company. On January 7, 2015, Marco Polo was renewed by Netflix for a 10-episode second season, which premiered on July 1, 2016.
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Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces
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MovieJul 16, 2014

Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces

Twin Peaks before Twin …
Twin Peaks before Twin Peaks (1990) and at the same time not always and entirely in the same place as Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). A feature film which presents deleted scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) assembled together for the first time in an untold portion of the story's prequel.
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2013
Serangoon Road
TV ShowSep 22, 2013

Serangoon Road

Serangoon Road is an Australian-Singaporean television …
Serangoon Road is an Australian-Singaporean television drama series which premiered on 22 September 2013 on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and HBO Asia. It is a detective noir drama set in the 1960s, revolving around Serangoon Road in Singapore. The 10-part series is a collaboration between ABC and HBO Asia and was filmed largely on the island of Batam in Indonesia. It was created by Paul D. Barron and directed by Peter Andrikidis and Tony Tilse. The final episode of the series aired on 29 November 2013. Though the series received encouraging ratings, HBO has no plans for a second season.
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2012
Hemingway & Gellhorn
MovieMay 25, 2012

Hemingway & Gellhorn

A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway …
A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and World War II correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls, and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.
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Sui Tang yingxiong
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TV ShowMar 27, 2012

Sui Tang yingxiong

Sui Tang yingxiong is a 2012 TV series directed by Hon-To …
Sui Tang yingxiong is a 2012 TV series directed by Hon-To Lee, Xiangwei Wang, Guang Liu, Dongdong Zhang and Yanyu Zheng.
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White Frog
MovieMar 8, 2012

White Frog

Younger brother Nick, who has Asperger's syndrome, …
Younger brother Nick, who has Asperger's syndrome, struggles to cope and understand after the death of his brother Chaz. His parents are in denial about several things, and are not communicating or dealing well with the loss, but then Chaz's best friends decide to become mentors to Nick.
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2011
1911
MovieSep 23, 2011

1911

A historical drama based on the founding of the Republic of …
A historical drama based on the founding of the Republic of China when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty.
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2010
Love in Disguise
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MovieAug 2, 2010

Love in Disguise

Love in Disguise is about superstar singer Du Minghan (Leehom …
Love in Disguise is about superstar singer Du Minghan (Leehom Wang), who disguises himself as an undergraduate at a music conservatory so that he can pursue his schoolmate Song Xiaoqing (Liu Yifei), whom he has a crush on.
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2009
Mao's Last Dancer
MovieSep 13, 2009

Mao's Last Dancer

In Maoist China, a boy is taken from his family and trained to …
In Maoist China, a boy is taken from his family and trained to become a dancer, but everything he knows is challenged when he is chosen to attend a ballet summer school in Houston, Texas.
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2008
Fringe
TV ShowSep 9, 2008

Fringe

Fringe is an American science fiction television series …
Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. It premiered on the Fox network on September 9, 2008, and concluded on January 18, 2013, after five seasons and 100 episodes. The series follows Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson), and Walter Bishop (John Noble), all members of the fictional Fringe Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, based in Boston, Massachusetts, under the supervision of Homeland Security. The team uses fringe science and FBI investigative techniques to investigate a series of unexplained, often ghastly occurrences, which are related to mysteries surrounding a parallel universe.
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2007
The Sun Also Rises
MovieSep 3, 2007

The Sun Also Rises

Jiang Wen stars in his third directorial work that boasts a …
Jiang Wen stars in his third directorial work that boasts a stellar cast including Joan Chen, Anthony Wong and Jaycee Chan. A polyptych of interconnected stories in different time-zones, shifting between a Yunnan village, a campus, and the Gobi Desert.
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Lust, Caution
MovieAug 30, 2007

Lust, Caution

Frustrated in his attempts to assassinate Yee, who is an …
Frustrated in his attempts to assassinate Yee, who is an important official in Japanese-ruled Shanghai, Old Wu, who has lost his wife and two sons as well as two women who had attempted to seduce Yee, now recruits Kuang, Mai Tai Tai, and their troupe of drama students from Hong Kong University in yet another attempt to do away with Yee. Mai Tai Tai is chosen to befriend Yee, which she does by posing as the wife of Mak, befriending Yee's wife and her female friends, and then eventually befriending Yee himself. Even though both get together, they do end up going separate ways, only to meet again four years later. This time Mai is all set to entrap Yee at Chandni Chowk Jewellers which is owned by an East Indian man named Khalid Saiduddin. The question does remain: Will she and her troupe succeed?
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The Home Song Stories
MovieFeb 9, 2007

The Home Song Stories

Rose, a Shanhainese …
Rose, a Shanhainese songstress singing at nightclubs in HongKong during the 60's, marries an Australian sailor and migrates with her young son and daughter to Melbourne. Her past filled with lost innocence, she begins a cycle of dependence and desperation to create a family for herself and her children, culminating with her affair with Qi, an illegal immigrant from HongKong. Watched through the eyes of her young son, the mother's journey reveals painful truths about the human condition, the love of family and self, and the price we pay for growing up.
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Best Supporting Actress
Nomination2007

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "The Sun Also Rises".
Asian Film Award
Best Actress
Nomination2007

Best Actress

Nominated for "The Home Song Stories".
Asian Film Award
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nomination2007

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Nominated for "The Home Song Stories".
AACTA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Award2007

Best Supporting Actress

Won award for "The Sun Also Rises".
Asian Film Award
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Award2007

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Won award for "The Home Song Stories".
AACTA Award
2006
Americanese
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MovieMar 13, 2006

Americanese

Long after their breakup, Chinese American Raymond Ding …
Long after their breakup, Chinese American Raymond Ding and Amerasian Aurora Crane struggle to let go. Torn apart by mismatched ideals, meddling friends, and the complexities of racial identities, they find other suitable mates but cannot stay away from each other.
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2005
Sunflower
MovieSep 10, 2005

Sunflower

Relationship between father and son on a background of …
Relationship between father and son on a background of Maoist regime in China in the mid-20th century. The father, a painter by profession, interned in a labor camp for "re-education" and loses his ability to paint. he teaches his son to draw, but does so obsessively. The convoluted relationship between father and son that spread over the period of childhood, adolescence and maturity of the son are being resolved in a surprising and sensitive way.
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2004
Saving Face
MovieSep 12, 2004

Saving Face

A Chinese-American surgeon, living in Manhattan, is …
A Chinese-American surgeon, living in Manhattan, is shocked when her single mother shows up on her doorstep pregnant. To help her mom save face and avoid the taboo in the Chinese community of an unmarried woman pregnant, the doctor helps her mom find Mr. Right. Cultures clash in this film that explores culture shock.
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Jasmine Women
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MovieJun 15, 2004

Jasmine Women

Generational family saga set in Shanghai in the thirties, …
Generational family saga set in Shanghai in the thirties, sixties and eighties.
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2002
Wen Shan Hui
Child2002

Wen Shan Hui

Wen Shan Hui born.
2000
Autumn in New York
MovieAug 11, 2000

Autumn in New York

Romantic drama about an aging playboy who falls for a …
Romantic drama about an aging playboy who falls for a sweet, but terminally ill, young woman.
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What's Cooking?
MovieJan 20, 2000

What's Cooking?

In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four …
In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, Isabel's son has invited her estranged husband to their family dinner. Audrey and Ron Williams want to keep their own family's ruptures secret from Ron's visiting mother. In the Seelig household, Herb and Ruth are unwilling to discuss openly their grown daughter's living with her lover, Carla. Around each table, things come to a head. A gun, an affair, a boyfriend, and a pregnancy precipitate crises forcing each family to find its center.
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Best First Feature
Nomination2000

Best First Feature

Nominated for "Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl".
Independent Spirit Award
1998
Angela Frances Hui
ChildOctober 1998

Angela Frances Hui

Angela Frances Hui born.
Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl
MovieFeb 19, 1998

Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl

Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is …
Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year later, she agrees to go to even more remote spot with a Tibetan saddle tramp Lao Jin to learn horse herding.
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1995
Judge Dredd
MovieJun 30, 1995

Judge Dredd

In a dystopic future, where urban areas have grown into Mega …
In a dystopic future, where urban areas have grown into Mega-Cities that cover entire coastal regions, the justice system has evolved to a single person invested with the power of police, judge, jury and executioner: the Judge. Among the Judges of Mega-City One, Judge Joseph Dredd is one of the best, and a particular favorite of the Head of the Council, Chief Justice Fargo. But there are evil forces at work in the Justice Department: block riots and the escape of Rico, a homicidal maniac, are only steps in a plan that ultimately lead to the sentencing of Dredd for a murder he did not commit. And Dredd must discover the secrets of his own past and survive to stop the evildoers.
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Wild Side
MovieApr 23, 1995

Wild Side

While Bruno is an international money mover and influence …
While Bruno is an international money mover and influence peddler and Virginia is his very beautiful wife, his sexual appetite requires the services of banker and part-time hooker Alex. It's love at first sight. But, who are the lovers?
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The Outer Limits
TV ShowMar 26, 1995

The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits is a Canadian-American television series …
The Outer Limits is a Canadian-American television series that originally aired on Showtime, Syfy and in syndication between 1995 and 2002. The series is a revival of the original The Outer Limits series that aired from 1963–65.
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The Hunted
MovieFeb 24, 1995

The Hunted

Paul is on a business trips to Nagoya, as a computer-chip …
Paul is on a business trips to Nagoya, as a computer-chip executive from New York, when he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman. Later, he finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, inadvertently interrupting an assassination by a feared Ninja-cult. As he is now the only man to have seen the face of the cult's warrior-leader and lived, he soon realizes that he is facing a markedly foreshortened life-expectancy. Teaming up with a friendly samurai couple, on a two-centuries-old blood-feud with the Ninja, he struggles to survive. Finally, recuperating on an island-fortress, he learns swordsmanship, and perhaps, a little about courage, honor, love, and loyalty. The requisite final confrontation is rife with bloody swordplay and spectacular martial-arts action sequences.
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Best Actress
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Nomination1995

Best Actress

Nominated for "Red Rose White Rose".
Hong Kong Film Award
1994
Red Rose White Rose
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MovieDec 10, 1994

Red Rose White Rose

Chronicles the love life of a man, Zhenbao. He has a steamy …
Chronicles the love life of a man, Zhenbao. He has a steamy fling with the wife of a friend, the saucy and exciting Red Rose. Even though he feels happy with her, he knows he will not end up with her. To maintain his reputation, he marries an antiseptic, frigid but classy lady of a prim and proper background (White rose). Dissonance abound when he finds his bride irritating.
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On Deadly Ground
MovieFeb 18, 1994

On Deadly Ground

Forrest Taft (Steven Seagal) is an environmental Agent who …
Forrest Taft (Steven Seagal) is an environmental Agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil's corrupt C.E.O., Michael Jennings (Sir Michael Caine), is the kind of person who doesn't care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land, just as long as it's making money for him. He even makes commercials that make him look like he cares about the environment. Jennings is almost finished with building his new state-of-the art oil rig: AEGIS-1. The problem is that if he doesn't finish building the rig in thirteen days, the land rights will be returned to the Eskimos and the Alaskan Government. When Jennings finds out that Taft's best friend Hugh Palmer (Richard Hamilton) has a computer disk that contains information about defective equipment on AEGIS-1, he sends out his goons to murder Palmer. When Taft tries to interfere, Jennings tries to kill Taft. But an Eskimo woman named Masu (Joan Chen), who introduces Taft to her father Silook (Chief Irvin Brink), the Chief of her tribe, rescues Taft. With Masu's help, Taft begins a trek through the Alaskan wilderness, heading straight for AEGIS-1 and to destroy it before it destroys all of the forest.
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Worst Actress
Nomination1994

Worst Actress

Nominated for "On Deadly Ground".
Golden Raspberry Award
1993
Heaven & Earth
MovieDec 25, 1993

Heaven & Earth

During the Vietnam War, a Vietnamese woman …
During the Vietnam War, a Vietnamese woman struggles hustling on the streets, where she comes face to face with those involved in the conflict around her.
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Golden Gate
MovieOct 1, 1993

Golden Gate

A brash 22-year-old FBI agent trumps up charges of …
A brash 22-year-old FBI agent trumps up charges of Communist spying against a Chinese laundryman. Ten years later, he wants to make amends to the man and his teenage daughter.
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Temptation of a Monk
MovieSep 8, 1993

Temptation of a Monk

Near the beginning of the Tang dynasty, in 7th century …
Near the beginning of the Tang dynasty, in 7th century China, General Shi Yan-sheng is tricked into leaving the crown prince unguarded. The crown prince is murdered by one of his brothers who then becomes emperor. Shi retreats to a monastery, perhaps to hide, perhaps to plan a coup. When his loyal troops as well as the princess he desires are slain, he seeks refuge in a remote, abandoned monastery where an aged abbot schools him with practical, earthy teachings. The emperor's forces pursue Shi: first a woman, then a general seek to overpower him with lust and might. Over the course of the film, the reds of battle give way to blues of meditation.
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Homicide: Life on the Street
TV ShowJan 31, 1993

Homicide: Life on the Street

Homicide: Life on the Street …
Homicide: Life on the Street is an American police procedural television series chronicling the work of a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit. It ran for seven seasons (122 episodes) on NBC from January 31, 1993 to May 21, 1999, and was succeeded by Homicide: The Movie (2000), which served as the de facto series finale. The series was originally based on David Simon's book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets (1991). Many of the characters and stories used throughout the show were based on events depicted in the book.
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1992
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
MovieMay 1, 1992

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Essentially a prequel to …
Essentially a prequel to David Lynch and Mark Frost's earlier TV series "Twin Peaks". The first half-hour or so concerns the investigation by FBI Agent Chet Desmond (Chris Isaak) and his partner Sam Stanley (Kiefer Sutherland) into the murder of night-shift waitress Teresa Banks in the small Washington state town of Deer Meadow. When Desmond finds a mysterious clue to the murder, he inexplicably disappears. The film then cuts to one year later in the nearby town of Twin Peaks and follows the events during the last week in the life of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) a troubled teenage girl with two boyfriends; the hot-tempered rebel Bobby Briggs (Dana Ashbrook) and quiet biker James Hurley (James Marshall), her drug addiction, and her relationship with her difficult (and possible schizophrenic) father Leland (Ray Wise), a story in which her violent murder was later to motivate much of the TV series. Contains a considerable amount of sex, drugs, violence, very loud music and inexplicable imagery.
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Peter Hui
Marriage1992

Peter Hui

Married Peter Hui.
1991
Wedlock
MovieMay 12, 1991

Wedlock

A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot electronically …
A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot electronically attached to a female prisoner.
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1990
Twin Peaks
TV ShowApr 8, 1990

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks is an American mystery horror drama television …
Twin Peaks is an American mystery horror drama television series created by Mark Frost and David Lynch that premiered on April 8, 1990, on ABC. Declining ratings led to its cancellation after its second season in 1991. It nonetheless gained a devoted cult following and has been referenced in a wide variety of media. In subsequent years, Twin Peaks is often listed among the greatest television series of all time, and is considered a landmark turning point in television drama.
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1989
The Blood of Heroes
MovieSep 13, 1989

The Blood of Heroes

In a future where most of mankind and technology is wiped out, …
In a future where most of mankind and technology is wiped out, six people travel from place to place playing a brutal form of football with a dog skull. They hope one day to play in the league in a city.
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Tales from the Crypt
TV ShowJun 10, 1989

Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the …
Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989 to July 19, 1996 on the premium cable channel HBO for seven seasons with a total of 93 episodes. The title is based on the 1950s EC Comics series of the same name and most of the content originated in that comic or the other EC Comics of the time (The Haunt of Fear, The Vault of Horror, Crime SuspenStories, Shock SuspenStories, and Two-Fisted Tales). The show was produced by HBO.
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1987
The Last Emperor
MovieOct 4, 1987

The Last Emperor

A sweeping biopic based on the life of the last Chinese Emperor, …
A sweeping biopic based on the life of the last Chinese Emperor, Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi. Told mainly in flashback after Pu Yi (John Lone) becomes a prisoner of the newly established People's Republic of China, the movie tells the story of his troubled reign starting as a two year old child. Appointed Emperor in 1908 by the Empress Dowager Cixi (Lisa Lu) when he was still a toddler, Pu Yi grows up isolated from his family . As the outside world goes through political upheavals Pu Yi remains a virtual prisoner within the Forbidden City. He is kept ignorant and frequently used as a pawn by several conflicting factions jockeying for power. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, the movie has the rare distinction of having obtained permission from the Chinese government to film on location within the Forbidden City, a first for a Western production. It went on to win nine Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director.
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1986
Tai-Pan
MovieNov 7, 1986

Tai-Pan

Historical fiction set against the backdrop of Hong Kong in its …
Historical fiction set against the backdrop of Hong Kong in its early years of British rule.
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American Masters
TV ShowJun 22, 1986

American Masters

American Masters is a PBS television series which …
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986.
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Worst New Star
Nomination1986

Worst New Star

Nominated for "Tai-Pan".
Golden Raspberry Award
Worst Actress
Nomination1986

Worst Actress

Nominated for "Tai-Pan".
Golden Raspberry Award
1985
MacGyver
TV ShowSep 29, 1985

MacGyver

Angus "Mac" MacGyver is the title character and the protagonist …
Angus "Mac" MacGyver is the title character and the protagonist in the TV series MacGyver. He is played by Richard Dean Anderson in the 1985 original series. Lucas Till portrays a younger version of MacGyver in the 2016 reboot.
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Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart
MovieAug 9, 1985

Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart

In San Francisco, an …
In San Francisco, an immigrant Chinese widow welcomes the new year with some unhappiness: she's 62 now, she wants to make a trip to China to pay last respects to her ancestors, a fortune teller has told her this is the year she'll die, and a daughter, Geraldine, remains unmarried. Geraldine does have a boyfriend, but she's not sure she's ready for marriage, and, anyway, he lives in Los Angeles and Geraldine doesn't want to leave her mother alone in her declining years. Mrs. Tan's cheerful brother-in-law tries to help out. Is there any solution that will enable Mrs. Tan to hold onto her culturally-influenced and deep-seated hopes, yet keep those hopes from suffocating Geraldine?
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Jim Lau
Marriage1985

Jim Lau

In a film career spanning almost four decades, Jim Lau has …
In a film career spanning almost four decades, Jim Lau has appeared in well over 100 films and television shows, working with some of the world's most celebrated actors and directors in Hollywood - such as Alan Alda, Michael Landon, Burt Reynolds, Kurt Rusell, Roy Scheider, Kevin Costner, John Carpenter, and Jon Turteltaub, among others. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jim studied martial arts from a young age. While he speaks six different Chinese dialects, including Cantonese and Mandarin, his passion for the study of ancient Chinese Classics, including Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, has deepened his appreciation of his inherited culture and history as well as broadened his horizon with regard to humanity. Jim immigrated to the United States with his family in the early 70s, landing in San Francisco. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Film. He began his career as a Kung Fu instructor in Los Angeles, teaching martial arts at the Hollywood Stuntman Association while taking acting lessons from Jack Kosslyn, his mentor and acting coach, the person who inspired him to become an actor. Lau's television and film career started in the early 80s with credits that include the finale of "M*A*S*H," "Little House On The Prairie," "St. Elsewhere," and "Big Trouble In Little China," in which he also served as an associate producer and martial arts consultant. His other screen credits during the 90s through the present day include "SeaQuest," "Mad About You," "The Practice," "House," "Everybody Hates Chris," "Grey's Anatomy," "The Hangover Part III," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," "Fear The Walking Dead," and "S.W.A.T." In addition to acting, Jim also works behind the camera as a film producer, both in Hong Kong and Hollywood. Yet another major component to Jim's resume is his body of work as a voice actor and as a technical consultant in both film and television, in which he holds over 100 off-screen credits working as a crew member. Some of his recent work includes "Mulan," "Crazy Rich Asians," "The Meg," "NCIS-New Orleans," and "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" to name a few. As much as Jim enjoys working regularly in Hollywood, participating in film, television, and commercials, he's also a firm believer in supporting Indie films as well as student projects, particularly those involving the Asian-American experience. Over the years Jim has supported and participated in numerous Indie films, such as "Ping Pong Playa," "Paper Lotus," and last year's critically- acclaimed and award-winning film, "For Izzy," which won major awards from various film festivals, including Atlanta's Out on Film Festival's Jury Award of Best Ensemble Cast. Once himself a film student, Jim realizes the importance and responsibility of assisting the new generation by giving back. Each year Jim donates his time to work and participate in student films. He has a special bond with film students from the American Film Institute and USC film schools. Last year he worked with student director Hao Zheng from AFI in "The Chef," which has drawn tremendous attention from film festivals, including the South Dakota Film Festival, which extended an invitation to Jim to be a speaker in this year's event.
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1982
Knight Rider
TV ShowSep 26, 1982

Knight Rider

Knight Rider is an American action crime drama television series …
Knight Rider is an American action crime drama television series created and produced by Glen A. Larson. The series was originally broadcast on NBC from 1982 to 1986. The show stars David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a high-tech modern crime fighter assisted by KITT, an advanced artificially intelligent, self-aware and nearly indestructible car. This was the last series Larson devised at Universal Television before he moved to 20th Century Fox Television.
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1981
Entertainment Tonight
TV ShowSep 14, 1981

Entertainment Tonight

Entertainment Tonight (or …
Entertainment Tonight (or simply ET) is an American first-run syndicated entertainment television newsmagazine that is distributed by CBS Television Distribution throughout the United States and owned by CBS Interactive.
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1980
Award1980

Best Actress

Won award for "Xiao hua".
Hundred Flowers Award
Nomination1980

Best Actress

Nominated for "Xiao hua".
Hundred Flowers Award
1961
Joan Chen
BirthApril 1961

Joan Chen

Joan Chen was born.
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