Christine Fan

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Christine Fan
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Chinese name 范瑋琪 (traditional)
Chinese name 范玮琪 (simplified)
Pinyin Fàn Wěiqí (Mandarin)
Origin Republic of China, (Taiwan)
Born (1976-03-18) 18 March 1976 (age 38)
Ohio, United States
Other name(s) Fan Fan
Occupation Singer, actress, host
Genre(s) Mandopop, folk, alternative, soul
Label(s) Linfair Records
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) 陳建州 Chen Chien-Chou
Official Website http://www.fanfan.com.tw

Christine Fan, also known as Fan Fan (范范), (simplified Chinese: 范玮琪; traditional Chinese: 范瑋琪; pinyin: Fàn Wěiqí; Wade–Giles: Fan Wei-chi) was born March 18, 1976. She is an American-born Taiwanese singer and actress. Ohio-born, she studied at Pomona College and the Harvard Extension School. She hosted the variety show, Bang Bang Tang (模范棒棒堂) on Channel [V] in Taiwan and has also starred in various commercials. On 1 November 2008, she held her first ticketed concert in Taipei. She later held concerts in Taichung, Hong Kong, Beijing and other Chinese cities. She also was the special guest in JJ Lin's concert in Singapore.

In 2003, because of the pressure of her sudden change in career path suggested by her record company to let her become an actress, she suffered severe depression and mild anorexia. She eventually recovered through her religion and from support from friends because a week after making her diagnosis, the doctor committed suicide.[1]

She was involved with Chen Chien-Chou for ten years before he proposed in a 2010 NBA game.[2] She was also invited to sing the US National Anthem[1] for the next NBA game in Izod Center. The couple is active in charity work, most notably being the co-founder and spokepeople for the Love Life campaign with her husband.[3] She has composed and written lyrics for herself as well as other artists, including Claire Kuo, Angela Chang, Freya Lim, and the girl group Hey Girl.

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