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Joan Chen est une Actrice, Réalisatrice, Ecrivain et Producteur exécutif Américaine née le 26 avril 1961 à Shanghai (Chine)

Joan Chen

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Nom de naissance Chen Chong (陈冲)
Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 26 avril 1961 (58 ans) à Shanghai (Chine)

Joan Chen (chinois simplifié : 陈冲 ; chinois traditionnel : 陳冲 ; pinyin : Chén Chōng) est une actrice, réalisatrice, productrice et scénariste américaine d'origine chinoise née le 26 avril 1961 à Shanghai (Chine).


Early life and career
Chen Chong was born in Shanghai to a family of pharmacologists. 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 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) 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.

Acting career

Chen Chong 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 (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.

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. She went on to star in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor in 1987 and the David Lynch/Mark Frost television series Twin Peaks as Josie Packard. 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. The award-winning film was adapted from a novel by Lilian Lee.

In 1994 she co-starred with Steven Seagal in the action/adventure On Deadly Ground; she then returned to Shanghai to star in Stanley Kwan's 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.

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 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 (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 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 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

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. The same year Joan Chen portrayed in Jia Zhangke's 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.

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. 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).

In October 2009 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.

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)., Alexi Tan's Color Me Love (alongside Liu Ye), Ilkka Järvilaturi's Kiss, His First (alongside Tony Leung Ka-fai and Gwei Lun-mei) 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.

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 in order to prepare for the role.

Ses meilleurs films

Judge Dredd (1995)
Terrain miné (1994)
Le Dernier Empereur (1987)

Le plus souvent avec

Jiang Wen
Jiang Wen
(2 films)
Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
(2 films)
Wang Luoyong
Wang Luoyong
(3 films)
David Lynch
David Lynch
(1 films)
Lisa Lu
Lisa Lu
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Joan Chen (43 films)

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Double Xposure, 1h45
Genres Drame, Thriller, Policier
Acteurs Fàn Bīngbīng (范冰冰), Joan Chen, Liang Jing
Rôle Dr. Hao
Note55% 2.7671252.7671252.7671252.7671252.767125
When Song Qi stumbles upon her boyfriend, Liu Dong's (Feng Shaofeng) affair with her best friend, Xiaoxi (Huo Siyan), her life quickly starts falling apart and she is subsequently drawn into revenge and murder. Though all is not as it seems and Song Qi will have to embark on a twisted journey into her past and the very depths of her own mind.
White Frog
White Frog (2012)
, 1h33
Réalisé par Quentin Lee
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame
Thèmes Maladie, Sexualité, Homosexualité, Folie, Le handicap, L'autisme, LGBT, LGBT
Acteurs Booboo Stewart, Harry Shum Jr., Tyler Posey, B.D. Wong, Gregg Sulkin, Joan Chen
Rôle Irene Young
Note67% 3.392473.392473.392473.392473.39247
Nick Young (Booboo Stewart), un adolescent d'environ 15 ans, négligé, porteur du syndrome d'Asperger, est sur le point d'avoir sa vie changée à jamais quand la tragédie frappe sa famille.
Hemingway and Gellhorn, 2h34
Réalisé par Philip Kaufman
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Biographie, Romance
Thèmes La mer, Transport, Politique
Acteurs Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, David Strathairn, Brooke Adams, Molly Parker, Connie Nielsen
Rôle Madame Chiang
Note62% 3.1494353.1494353.1494353.1494353.149435
Traitant de l'histoire amoureuse d'un des plus célèbres couples d'écrivains, le film débute sur Martha Gellhorn, alors âgée, racontant sa vie lors d'une interview... En 1936, ils se voient pour la première fois à l'occasion d'une rencontre fortuite dans un bar à Key West en Floride. Ils se rencontrèrent de nouveau un an après en Espagne, dans le même hôtel Florida à Madrid et au même étage, alors que tous deux couvraient l'actualité de la guerre civile espagnole, en qualité de correspondants de guerre pour la presse américaine, lui pour la "NANA" - North American News Association -
1911 : Révolution, 2h2
Réalisé par Jackie Chan
Origine Chine
Genres Drame, Guerre, Action, Aventure, Historique
Thèmes Sport, Arts martiaux, Kung-fu
Acteurs Jackie Chan, Li Bingbing (李冰冰), Winston Chao, Joan Chen, Jaycee Chan, Hu Ge
Rôle Empress Dowager Longyu
Note57% 2.898652.898652.898652.898652.89865
En 1911, la Chine impériale s'effondre et son dernier empereur, Pu Yi est destitué. Remplacé par Sun Yat Sen (Winston Chao) comme chef de l'État, le film raconte l'histoire de Huang Xing (Jackie Chan).
To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen's Journey, 1h48
Réalisé par Brian Jamieson
Genres Documentaire
Thèmes Maladie, La télévision, Documentaire sur le monde des affaires, Documentaire sur le cinéma, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentaire sur la santé, Sida
Acteurs Nancy Kwan (關家蒨), Joan Chen, Bey Logan, France Nuyen, Vivian Wu, Ross Hagen
Rôle Elle-même
Note70% 3.543843.543843.543843.543843.54384
The film largely proceeds chronologically with Kwan serving both as the person being interviewed and as the narrator. Her colleagues in Hollywood were generally interviewed in Los Angeles. Her family members and companions in her youth were interviewed in Hong Kong.
Mao's Last Dancer, 1h57
Réalisé par Bruce Beresford
Genres Drame, Biographie, Romance
Thèmes Danse
Acteurs Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen, Amanda Schull, Penne Hackforth-Jones, Jack Thompson
Rôle Niang
Note72% 3.6477453.6477453.6477453.6477453.647745
1961. Li, onze ans, vit avec ses parents et ses six frères dans la province chinoise pauvre du Shandong. Un jour, des recruteurs de l'académie de danse de Madame Mao arrivent de Pékin à la recherche de nouvelles recrues afin d'en faire les futures étoiles de la Révolution Culturelle. Le jeune garçon est sélectionné et va devoir suivre une formation artistique et idéologique très rigoureuse...
24 City
24 City (2008)
, 1h52
Réalisé par Jia Zhang-ke (贾樟柯)
Genres Drame
Acteurs Joan Chen, Zhao Tao, Lü Liping, Chen Jianbin
Rôle petite fleur
Note70% 3.546923.546923.546923.546923.54692
Une cité ouvrière est détruite au profit d’un complexe d’appartements de luxe.
The Leap Years
Origine Singapour
Genres Romance
Acteurs Ananda Everingham, Wong Li Lin, Joan Chen, Vernetta Lopez
Rôle Li-Ann (age 48)
Note62% 3.147643.147643.147643.147643.14764
Li-Ann, a single and attractive teacher in a Singaporean girl's school teaches her students about an obscure leap year custom practiced in Ireland, where men cannot refuse a proposal or date from a woman should she do so on February 29; she chances upon Jeremy at Windows Cafe who becomes a major part of her life.
All God's Children Can Dance, 1h25
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame
Acteurs Joan Chen, Sonja Kinski, Tzi Ma, John Fleck
Rôle Evelyn, la mère
Note54% 2.7211752.7211752.7211752.7211752.721175
Kengo vit dans le quartier coréen de Los Angeles avec sa mère Evelyn. Il partage sa vie entre son travail peu motivant dans une boutique de photocopies et sa relation avec sa petite amie Sandra. Sa mère lui a répété pendant toute son enfance qu'il était le fils de Dieu. Il finit par apprendre que c'est un gynécologue qui l'a mise enceinte, avant de s'enfuir. L'homme a un signe distinctif: il a une oreille mutilée. Lorsque Kengo croise un jour un homme ayant cette particularité, il se met à le suivre à travers la ville.
Lust, Caution, 2h38
Réalisé par Ang Lee
Origine Taiwan
Genres Drame, Guerre, Thriller, Action, Espionnage, Historique, Policier, Romance
Thèmes Espionnage, Sexualité, Erotique, Politique, Thriller érotique
Acteurs Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Tang Wei, Joan Chen, Carlo Chin, Anupam Kher, Wang Hui-Ling
Rôle Yee Tai Tai
Note74% 3.7476753.7476753.7476753.7476753.747675
1938, Hong Kong, pendant l'occupation de la Chine par les Japonais. Cinq étudiants idéalistes, qui se sont rencontrés en interprétant une pièce patriotique, complotent pour assassiner le politicien Yee, qui collabore avec l'occupant. Ils sont naïfs, sans réelle conviction politique et leur conspiration relève plus du théâtre amateur que du terrorisme. Ils vont être brutalement confrontés au monde réel et amenés à sacrifier bien plus que ce à quoi ils étaient prêts. La jeune Wong Chia Chi, qui doit devenir la maîtresse de Yee pour l'attirer dans un guet-apens, est encore vierge. Pour être crédible dans son rôle de femme fatale, elle se laisse déflorer et se « perfectionne » avec un condisciple.
The Home Song Stories, 1h43
Réalisé par Tony Ayres
Genres Drame
Acteurs Joan Chen, Steven Vidler, Kerry Walker, Leo T'ien Lung Fong
Rôle Rose Hong / Hong Meigui
Note71% 3.592813.592813.592813.592813.59281
The film is an autobiographical account of Tony Ayres' life at age eight, however the names have been changed. The story is narrated by Darren Yap as an adult Tom typing the story on a computer and reflecting on the story "which defines them, which shapes who they are." His mother Rose Hong (Joan Chen) was a nightclub singer in Hong Kong in 1964, where she met Bill, an Australian sailor, and married him to seek a better life in Australia, taking her daughter May (Irene Chen) and son Tom (Joel Lok). An opening montage of scenes shows Rose making several unsuccessful attempts to establish herself with Chinese partners before moving in with Bill again.
Le soleil se lève aussi
Réalisé par Jiang Wen
Genres Drame, Fantasy
Acteurs Joan Chen, Jiang Wen, Anthony Wong Chau-sang, Jaycee Chan, Zhou Yun
Rôle Dr. Lin
Note71% 3.5961353.5961353.5961353.5961353.596135
Succession de contes surréalistes en quatre tableaux qui mêlent deux destins : celui du fils d’une femme étrange et d’un universitaire déchu. La folie y croise les rêves, l’amour, les armes. Une invitation au voyage à travers le temps et la Chine, une symphonie de couleurs, de textures et de sons.