Fala Chen – An actress Born in China, started career in Hong Kong, and then went to Hollywood!
Family Background of Fala Chen:
Fala Chen is an actress born on February 24, 1982, in Sichuan, China. Her father, Chen Fengsheng, is a Musician. Her mother is a professional Dancer and also owns a dance academy.
Infact, both her grandparents were well-known artists. Chen’s grandfather, Chen Xuan, was a vocalist. Her grandmother, Feng Kunxian, was also a vocalist and the former member of the China Democratic League.
She did her primary schooling at Shengli West Road Primary School. She then studied at Yandao Street Middle School. Later, she did Marketing and International Business course at Emory University through a scholarship.
In 2018, she graduated in Master of Fine Arts in Drama (MFA) at The Juilliard School.
She was first married to Daniel Sit (a businessman turned actor) in 2008. It didn’t work out, and they divorced five years later in 2013.
Then, in 2019, she tied the knot with Emmanuel Straschnov. Fala’s husband, Emmanuel, is an Entrepreneur and founder of an IT company named Bubble.
The couple, Emmanuel and Fala, has a daughter named Minnie, born in 2021.
Fala moved to Atlanta (The United States) at the age of 14 with her mother and joined her father there. Then, she enrolled in a school where she faced some language barriers, however, she managed to work on that part.
In the meanwhile, she took part in a Beauty Pageant competition which was recommended by one of her friends. Her main motive behind taking part in the competition is to earn some money and nothing else.
But not just she took part in the competition, she won and became the 2002-03 Miss Asian American. It leads her to explore more about the Beauty Contest thing.
Then, in 2005, Chen took part in Miss Chinese International and finished the championship at the second position. China-born Canadian actress Leanne Li was the was the winner of the contest.
Fala Chen Biography:
|Fala Chen's Profile:|
|Full Name||Fala Chen|
|Other Name||Fat-La Chan|
|Date of Birth||February 24, 1982|
|Age||39 years (in 2021)|
|Birth Place||Chengdu, Sichuan, China|
|School||Shengli West Road Primary School.|
Yandao Street Middle School.
The Juilliard School
|Shoe size||8 (US)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Family & Relationships:|
|Children||1 daughter (Minnie)|
|Profession||Singer and Actress|
|Movie Debut||Turning Point|
|TV Debut||Forensic Heroes|
|Hollywood Debut||Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings|
Fala Chen’s Acting Career:
Television Broadcasts Limited (Hong Kong based company) signed Chen Fala after she finished second in the 2005 Miss Chinese International.
She then started her career by hosting some shows on TV8. However, Fala’s actual acting career started with a television series named Forensic Heroes in the year 2006.
In 2007, she cast in The UltiCrime Fighter for which she was nominated at the 2007 TVB Anniversary Awards under the category of the Most Improved Female Artist.
The same year, she appeared in Hear of Greed (Tong sum fung bo) as Tong Chi Yan. Also, she appeared in shows like Best Selling Secrets (a sitcom), The Family Link, and Steps.
Then in 2018, Chen appeared in number of Hong Kong TV series like A Journey Called Life, Catch Me Now (Yuen loi oi sheung chaak), and Moonlight Resonance (Gar ho yuet yuen).
In 2009, she starred in a family comedy show named The Stew of Life with actors like Christine Ng, Louise Lee, and Chung King Fai. The next year, she appeared in shows like In the Eye of the Beholder, Ghost Writer, Can’t Buy Me Love, and No Regrets.
Then, in 2011, she appeared in two more tv series titled Grace Under Fire and Lives of Omission. Later, she did shows like Will Power, Queens of Diamonds and Hearts, and Sound of the Desert.
Later, in 2020, Fala Chen appeared in American thriller TV series titled The Undoing, starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Édgar Ramírez, and Noah Jupe.
Fala’s Movies Career:
Fala Chen made her movie debut in 2009 with a Hong Kong thriller titled Turning Point, starring Michael Tse, Anthony Wong, and Francis Ng. The next year, she did two more movies named Black Ransom and 72 Tenants of Prosperity.
In 2011, Chen appeared in a comedy film titled I Love Hong Kong. The same year, she appeared in another comedy movie named The Fortune Buddies.
Then, she cast in Secret Treasure in the year 2015. Later, in 2017, she lent her voice in the Cantonese Version of Despicable Me 3 (for the character of Lucy Wilde).
Fala made her Hollywood debut with a Superhero film titled Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The movie will release in September 2021.
|2010||1. Black Ransom|
2. 72 Tenants of Prosperity
|2011||1. I Love Hong Kong|
2. The Fortune Buddies
|2013||Tales from the Dark II|
|2017||Despicable Me 3 (voice in Cantonese version)|
|2021||Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings|
Facts about Fala Chen:
- Her grandfather named her “Fala” which means “musical note”.
- She won TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2007 for Steps.
- Fala’s husband is the founder of “Bubble” that helps users to create applications without any programming skills.
- In 2010, Chen won TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actress and Asian Television Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in No Regrets.
- She is a writer, producer, and director of a short film titled Passinger.
- She was the first runner of Miss Chinatown USA 2003.
- Chen is an ambassador for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund (Pink Revolution).
- She is quite fluent in languages like Mandarin, Cantonese, Sichuanese, and Japanese.
- Her first solo album is “Beautiful Life” which was released in 2012.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the height of Fala Chen?
Ans: 5ft. 7″ (1.70 m or 170 cm)
Q2: What is the age of Chen?
Ans: 39 years (in 2021)
Q3: Who is the husband of Fala Chen?
Ans: Chen is married to Emmanuel Straschnov since 2019.
Q4: Where is Fala Chen from?
Ans: Chengdu, Sichuan, China
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