Gemma Chan

Last updated on the 26 March 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography 

Born 29 November 1982, London, England.

Born in London to Chinese parents, Gemma Chan has a strong passion for the performing arts, and her talent has been evident from an early age. She began her career in theatre, performing in productions such as “As You Like It” and “The Taming of the Shrew.” Her impressive stage work led to her transition to television, where she landed roles in popular shows such as “Doctor Who” and “Fresh Meat.”

Chan’s breakthrough into the mainstream came in 2015 when she starred in the critically acclaimed film “Crazy Rich Asians.” Her portrayal of Astrid Leong-Teo, a successful businesswoman and fashion icon, garnered rave reviews and solidified her status as a rising star. Chan’s subsequent roles in films such as “Captain Marvel” and “Eternals” further cemented her position as a leading actress in Hollywood.

In addition to her acting prowess, Chan is also an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry. She has spoken out about the importance of representation and has been vocal about the need for more opportunities for actors of colour. Her efforts have helped to raise awareness of these issues and have contributed to a more inclusive film landscape.

Gemma Chan is also a passionate advocate for mental health and has spoken openly about her own struggles with anxiety and depression. Her authenticity and willingness to share her personal experiences have made her a role model for many young people. 


Suggested viewing


Humans (2015)

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Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.9

In a near future where highly-advanced androids, known as synths, have become commonplace household assistants, a family’s lives are dramatically altered when they acquire a synth of their own. As the synth gains independence and develops consciousness, the family must confront the blurring lines between human and artificial intelligence, challenging societal norms and raising profound ethical questions about the nature of consciousness and identity.

Top cast: Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Colin Morgan, Tom Goodman-Hill, Emily Berrington, Ivanno Jeremiah, Ruth Bradley, Danny Webb, William Hurt, Holly Earl, Pixie Davies, Theo Stevenson.


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