Alice Chan

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Alice Chan
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
Pinyin Chén Wěi (Mandarin)
Jyutping Can4 Wai5 (Cantonese)
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1973-11-21) 21 November 1973 (age 43)
Shanghai, China
Other name(s) Wai Gor (; lit. "Big Brother Wai")
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–2008; 2012–present
Spouse(s) James Yen (2008–present)
Ancestry Puning, Guangdong, China
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chan.

Alice Chan Wai (born 21 November 1973) is a Hong Kong film and television actress.[1]

Early life[edit]

Chan was born in Beijing, with ancestry in the county-level city of Puning in Guangdong. She settled in Hong Kong with her parents and older sister when she was one-and-a-half years old. After graduating high school, she attended Chu Hai College of Higher Education. She stopped after two years of study to enter the Miss Asia 1996 beauty pageant at 23 years old.


Chan began her television and acting career after winning the Miss Asia 1996 beauty pageant. She signed a management contract with Asia Television (ATV) that same year, and began filming her first television production. Chan quickly became one of the most popular female actresses in ATV, alongside Joey Meng, Kristal Tin and Kristy Yang. In 2005, she received recognition for her leading role of a series that was loosely based on the late actress Anita Mui.

She retired from the industry after her marrying Taiwanese business man James Yen. In 2012, Chan returned to acting and signed a filming contract with TVB.



Title Year Role Notes
The Snow is Red 1997 Chan Yuen-sheung
Coincidentally 1997 Lang Chui
The Year of Chameleon 1997 Aunt D
My Brother, My Mum 1997 Chu Man-wai
Pretty Police Woman 1998 Officer Chow Mei-yee
My Date with a Vampire 1998 Miu-sin / Guanyin
Ten Tigers of Guangdong 1999 Tung Chi
Hai Rui Dou Yan Song 1999 Yang Xiaodong
Divine Retribution 2000 Cheng Hei-man
A Dream Named Desire 2000 Pauline Chan Ho-yan
Healing Hearts 2001
To Where He Belongs 2001 Yau Ying
A True Cop Story 2001 Kwok Yun-yung
Love Out of Gamble 2001 Siu Chi-fong
Son from the Past 2002 Kam Lan / Hung Ling
As You Wish 2002 Maria
Jin Ye Wu Feng 2003
Xie Ling Long 2003
Shu Si Jiao Liang 2003
The Chinese Medic Master 2003 Yeung Piu-piu
Mama, I Love You 2003 Ho Yi-kuen
Light of Million Hopes 2003 Ng Tin-yuen
My Date with a Vampire III 2004 Yiu-king / Holy Mother of Yiu Lake
A Dream Named Desire II 2005 Lui Kim-fong
Mei Yan Fang Fei 2006 Fang Yanmei
Concubine of Qing Emperor 2006 Boerjite Shi Jingzhen
Project A 2007 Lau Yu-yin
The Kung Fu Master Wong Fei Hung 2008 Fong Chi-wah
Friendly Fire 2012-2013 Pong Tit-sum
Beauty at War 2013 Kwok Yuen-ching guest star
Sniper Standoff 2013 Ting Hau
Palace 3: The Lost Daughter 2014 Liniang
ICAC Investigators 2014 2014
Lady Sour 2014 Tsin Sheung
Lord of Shanghai 2015 Yiu Gwai Sang
With or Without You 2015 Lau Yuet O
Angel In-the-Making 2015 Cheuk Tse Kwan ( Defea )
My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan 2016 So Yau Nam
Daddy Dearest 2016 Chu Lei-san
Married but Available 2017 Carol (施露嘉)
Deep in the Realm of Conscience 2017



  1. ^ Thomas, Brian (2003). VideoHound's Dragon : Asian action & cult flicks. Detroit: Visible Ink Press. ISBN 9781578591411. 

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Preceded by
Kristy Yang 楊恭如
Miss Asia
Succeeded by
Belinda Hamnett 韓君婷