Celina Jade

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Celina Jade
Celina Jade July 2014.jpg
Born Celina Horan
(1985-06-10) June 10, 1985 (age 29)
Hong Kong
Occupation Actress, singer, model
Years active 2008–present

Celina Jade (born June 10, 1985), is a Chinese American actress, model, and singer who worked in Hollywood films.

Personal life[edit]

Jade was born in Hong Kong to American kung fu star Roy Horan.[1]


Jade played the lead role in her first film, Legendary Assassin.[1] She also starred in Love Connected, and All's Well Ends Well; TV shows like Dolce Vita, Jade Solid Gold; and, regular appearances across TV channels in China including CCTV, Hunan TV, and CETV. There after, she landed her first role in a U.S. movie, The Man with the Iron Fists, as directed by the RZA. During the same year, she lent her voice as a character in the Square Enix game Sleeping Dogs. She also began filming her first web series, Wish Upon a Star, as lead actress alongside Asian superstar Peter Ho. This coincided with her first role in the CW network series Arrow, where she plays the role of Shado.[1] She appeared in six episodes in the first season and will be continuing her role in upcoming episodes.

Singing career[edit]

At age 14, Jade won an Asia-wide singing competition, which led to a record deal with Japanese producer, Tetsuya Komuro. Together, they released two EPs, Good News Bad News and 'Kwong Ying Zi Gan'. In July, 2000, she performed alongside Namie Amuro at the G8 Summit in Okinawa, Japan for the World Leaders. At age 15, she had her first No. 1 hit with the song, "Kwong Ying Zi Gan" in Taiwan. She has since then been featured in multiple ad campaigns for Marks & Spencer, Cathay Pacific, Motorola and Ponds globally.

Jade signed with music mogul Paco Wong (EMI) in 2007. She also sang the theme song for Legendary Assassin, "Ceng Jing Xin Teng", which was performed live on TV and radio stations across Asia. In 2009, she left Golden Typhoon (EMI) and signed with Terry McBride, CEO of Nettwerk Music Group (the force behind Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Dido). In late 2012, Jade independently released her first self-written album across the internet.


Jade in 2014


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Legendary Assassin Hiu Wor
2009 All's Well, Ends Well 2009 Friend At Birthday Party
Love Connected Mary
2012 The Man with the Iron Fists Dragon Inn Singer
Zombie Guillotines Nun Short Film
I See You Melissa Short Film
2013 Tomorrow Comes Today Chin-Chin / Ting-Ting
2014 Skin Trade Min


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Wish Upon a Star (Xing Yuan Tong Xing) Xiao Hui
2012 Mister French Taste Angie Clarke 1 Episode
2013 Arrow Shado Recurring

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Sleeping Dogs Not Ping Voice Actress
Nightmare in North Point Not Ping Voice Actress


  1. ^ a b c Geb, Ashley (April 11, 2013). "An Interview with ‘Arrow’ Actress Celina Jade". The Daily Quirk. 

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