Chen Shiang-chyi

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Chen Shiang-chyi
Chinese name 陳湘琪 (traditional)
Pinyin chén xiāng qí (Mandarin)
Born (1969-11-27) 27 November 1969 (age 47)
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Occupation Actress, Director and Professor
Years active 1991–present

Chen Shiang-chyi (Chinese: 陳湘琪; pinyin: chén xiāng qí; born 27 November 1969) is a Taiwanese actress. She has appeared in most of Tsai Ming-liang's feature films.[1]


When she was studying at the Taipei National University of the Arts, Chen was spotted by Edward Yang when he walked by her acting class. She then appeared in two of Yang's films. After her performance in A Confucian Confusion, which was premiered in the competition section of the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, she decided to go to New York City to study performing arts. She graduated from the Educational Theatre master's program in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at New York University.

After she returned to Taiwan, she had starring roles in many of Tsai Ming-liang's films. She also appeared in Lin Cheng-sheng's Sweet Degeneration (1997), which was entered into the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] In 2014, she won the Best Actress award at the Golden Horse Film Festival for her performance in Exit.[3]

She teaches at the Taipei National University of the Arts as an assistant professor of theatre.[3]


Year English title Original title Role Director Notes
1991 A Brighter Summer Day Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian Little doctor's fiancée Edward Yang
1994 A Confucian Confusion Du li shi dai Qiqi Edward Yang starring role
1997 Yours and Mine Wo de shen jing bing Wang Shau-di starring role
The River He liu Girl Tsai Ming-liang
Sexy Story Zhuo jian Ho Ping short
starring role
Sweet Degeneration Fang lang Lin Cheng-sheng starring role
1998 Restless Lin Qing Qing Jule Gilfillan
1999 Half of Heaven La moitié du ciel Anyi Alain Mazars starring role
2001 What Time Is It There? Ni na bian ji dian Shiang-chyi Tsai Ming-liang starring role
2002 Robinson's Crusoe Lu bin xun piao liu ji Hsui-Ling Lin Cheng-sheng starring role
The Skywalk Is Gone Tian qiao bu jian le Tsai Ming-liang short
starring role
Southbound Swallow Lien Chin-Hua starring role
2003 Goodbye, Dragon Inn Bu san Ticket woman Tsai Ming-liang starring role
Nominated - Golden Horse Award for Best Actress
2004 Bear Hug Yong bao da bai xiong Fang Chin Wang Shau-di starring role
2005 The Wayward Cloud Tian bian yi duo yun Shiang-chyi Tsai Ming-liang starring role
Nominated - Golden Horse Award for Best Actress
2006 I Don't Want to Sleep Alone Hei yan quan Coffee-shop waitress Tsai Ming-liang starring role
2008 Farewell, Edward Yang Hsiao Chu-chen documentary
Sleeping on Dark Waters Tsai Ming-liang documentary
2009 Face Visage Tsai Ming-liang
2013 Soul Shi hun Yun Chung Mong-hong
Stray Dogs Jiao you Woman Tsai Ming-liang
Past Present Zuo tian Herself Tiong Guan Saw documentary
starring role
2014 Exit Hui guang zoumingqu Ling-tzu Chienn Hsiang starring role
Golden Horse Award for Best Actress
Taipei Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Chinese Film Media Award for Best Actress
The Clearstream Affair L'enquête
La Justice ou le Chaos
Mme Yin Vincent Garenq


  1. ^ "Who is Chen Shiang-Chyi? 4 facts to introduce you to the leading lady of EXIT". Retrieved 2015-03-01. 
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1998 Programme". Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  3. ^ a b Foong Woei Wan. "5 things about Chen Shiang-chyi, the actress who beat Gong Li to a Golden Horse Award". November 24, 2014. Retrieved December 13, 2015.

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