Flora Chan

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Not to be confused with Fala Chen.
Flora Chan
Chinese name 陳慧珊 (traditional)
Chinese name 陈慧珊 (simplified)
Pinyin chen2 hui4 shan1 (Mandarin)
Jyutping can4 wai3 saan1 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Taishan, Guangdong
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1970-05-30) May 30, 1970 (age 44)
Hong Kong
Occupation Actor
Genre(s) Cantopop
Instrument(s) Singing
Spouse(s) Wai-ming Chung (m. 1994–2001)
Mike Chung (m. 2006–present)
Children Mira Chung (b. 2007)

Flora Chan Wai-Shan was born in 30 May 1970 in Hong Kong. She is an American actress active primarily in Hong Kong television and film. Along with Maggie Cheung Ho-yee, Kenix Kwok, Jessica Hsuan, and Ada Choi, she is known as one of the Top 5 "Fa Dans" (term used for actresses with high popularity) of TVB from the mid-1990s to mid-2000s.

Biography[edit]

Chan was born in Hong Kong and emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts at a young age. As a child, she had hoped to become a dancer, but because of an injury when she was a teenager, she was forced to abandon her dreams as a professional dancer.[citation needed] She attended Boston College and earned a degree in communication (BC has no journalism program) [1] before returning to Hong Kong in the early 1990s with her then-husband, Chung Wai Ming. She and her husband divorced in 2000. Chan married her manager Mike Chung Ka-Hung (鐘家鴻).

Rather than getting her start from modeling or a beauty pageant, the Miss Hong Kong Pageant, (香港小姐競選) which provides actresses for HK's television station, TVB, Chan was a reporter for the TVB English Channel - TVB Pearl. In the mid-1990s, television director Teng Dak-Hei asked her to participate in his upcoming series, the fifth installment to the popular TVB drama series, File of Justice.

Chan's performance in this series about young, yuppie lawyers caught the attention of the HK audience—and TVB. She signed on as a TVB actress and has since made other series, most notably Untraceable Evidence, playing the calm and collected forensics doctor, "Pauline Lip"; and in Healing Hands, a TVB series known for its cutting edge medical topics and its star-studded cast which included Lawrence Ng, Ada Choi, Bowie Lam and William So.

In 2002, Chan won the coveted "Most Favorite TV Actress" award presented annually by TVB. By this time in her career, Chan already starred in various TVB dramas and was known and loved by audiences for her roles as cool professionals. Chan is no longer signed on with TVB as a full-time actress. In November 2006, Chan announced she would be returning to film a TVB serial in February 2007.[2]

Chan gave birth to her baby daughter Mira Chung on September 16, 2007.

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Awards Notes
1997 File of Justice V Ou Zi Keung (Catherine)
Untraceable Evidence Nip Bo Yin (Pauline)
1998 Healing Hands Kong Sun Yuet (Annie)
1999 Untraceable Evidence II Nip Bo Yin (Pauline)
Feminine Masculinity Fong Si Ching (Christine) TVB Award for My Favourite On-Screen Partners aka Mr. Diana
Sidebeat Kong Bik Ching
At the Threshold of an Era Fok Hei Yin (Helen)
2000 At the Threshold of an Era II Fok Hei Yin (Helen)
Healing Hands II Kong Sun Yuet (Annie)
2001 A Taste of Love Kiu Fa Chi (Joyce)
2002 A Case of Misadventure Dai Fun
Burning Flame II Ho Bo Lam (Michelle)
Family Man Ko Pui Yi (Tracy) TVB Award for My Favourite Actress in a Leading Role
TVB Award for My Favourite Television Character
2003 Triumph in the Skies Lok Yi San (Isabelle) TVB Award for My Favourite Television Character
2004 Hard Fate Mok Hei Yee (Tiffany)
To Get Unstuck In Time Go San (Nicole)
Like My Own Mabel Lim
2005 The Great Adventure To Lei Kuen aka Great Adventurer
Wong Fei-Hung 13th Aunt aka Huang Fei Hong And Shi San Yi
Touching Venus Wang Xiaojuan aka Love Story of Venus
aka Wei Na Si Zhi Lian
2007 Lang Yan Han Ye
2010 Suspects in Love Cheng Siu-Yan
Du Lala's Promotion
2014 Never Dance Alone Daan Daan

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Fatal Maple Ellen
2001 Love Au Zen Siu Jing
2002 Dry Wood Fierce Fire Michelle
2006 Undying Heart aka Min Mie
2007 Mad Detective May Cheung (in Bun's eyes)
2008 Connected Jeannie

Discography[edit]

  • Flora Chan (2000)
  • 自在 (2001)
  • 愛得起 (2002)

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Awards and achievements
TVB Anniversary Awards
Preceded by
Liza Wang
for The Awakening Story
Best Actress
2002
for Family Man
Succeeded by
Maggie Cheung Ho Yee
for The King of Yesterday and Tomorrow