Adia Chan

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Adia Chan
Adia Chan.jpg
Chinese name 陳松伶 (traditional)
Chinese name 陈松伶 (simplified)
Pinyin Chén Sōnglíng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Can4 Cung4 Ling4 (Cantonese)
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1971-01-21) 21 January 1971 (age 43)
Indonesia
Other name(s) Chung Chung (松松)
Occupation Singer, Actress, television Presenter
Genre(s) Cantopop, Mandopop
Instrument(s) Singing, Piano
Years active 1980s-present
Official Website Adiachan.com

Adia Chan[1] is an Indonesian-born Hong Kong actress, singer, model, and spokesperson.

Life & Career[edit]

Adia's parents are Indonesian Chinese and her family moved to Hong Kong when she was three years old.[2] She started show business in 1985 at the age of 14, winning a Sally Yeh impersonation contest hosted by TVB, within the show Enjoy Yourself Tonight (歡樂今宵). Thereafter she hosted many children's show and sang many children's songs which gained her much popularity within the younger generation. Chan stars in films as well as Hong Kong/Singaporean/mainland-Chinese television serials although she is most well known for many of her roles in the TVB Series, especially Song Bird. She has also performed alongside Jacky Cheung in the musical Snow.Wolf.Lake, the Mandarin and Cantonese version.

In 1995, Chan changed her name from 陳松龄 to 陳松伶. The pronunciation was still the same - Ling - but a different character was used. The 'Ling' in her original name means "age" and the 'Ling' in her new name is part of a phrase that means "intelligent and witty". As her short hair grew longer, Chan went through yet another metamorphosis in 1999. She officially changed her English name from Nadia to Nnadia. The added "n" was a self reminder to "never give up." It also symbolized "new". In 2012, she has again changed her English stage name to Adia,[3] removing the 2 initial "n's". A reason for the change has not been given publicly.

Chan is now settled in Beijing after marriage to Chinese actor Zhang Ze.[4][5][6][7]

Filmography[edit]

[8] [9]

Television (official year | first air date)[edit]

Discography[edit]

Musicals[edit]

Publications[edit]

  • (Charity Photo Album 慈善影集) Memoir in South Africa 非起點 (1999)
  • (Charity Photo Album 慈善影集) Memoir in New York 扭壹紐(2001)
  • Nnadia Magic Tips 松書01 - 松松姐姐美容魔法 (1-Jan-2004)
  • Interviews with 12 Fermale Celebrities 松書02 - 伶感十二 (1-Aug-2004)

Miscellaneous TV appearances[edit]

  • 刑警本色 (TV Movie 1989, TVB)
  • Passion Among Us (TV Movie 1994, TVB)
  • 謎情殺機 (TV Movie 1994, TVB)
  • 西鐵情緣 (TV Movie 1999, KCR)
  • Death Trap 咫尺疑魂 (TV Movie 2000, TVB)
  • Coping With Work Stress 工作減壓有良方 (2001, Occupational Safety Council)
  • Jade Solid Gold (JSG) 勁歌金曲 (2002, TVB)
  • Women With Dreams 2006 女人多自在3之強人媽咪 (2006, RTHK)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Bio" (in Chinese). Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Bio-data, Adia Chan Official Website". adiachan.com. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ [3]
  6. ^ [programme.tvb.com/variety/greenroom/episode/20120203/ ]
  7. ^ [4]
  8. ^ "Nnadia Chan". imdb.com. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Nnadia Chan". chinesemov.com. Retrieved April 14, 2010.