|"FanFan" Fan Wei-chi|
FanFan at a charity event in Taipei in 2007
|Chinese name||范瑋琪 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||范玮琪 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Fàn Wěiqí (Mandarin)|
18 March 1976 |
Columbus, Ohio, United States
|Other name(s)||Christine Fan|
|Occupation||singer-songwriter, TV presenter, record producer, actress, author, philanthropist|
|Genre(s)||Mandopop, folk, alternative, soul|
|Spouse(s)||Blackie Chen (m. 2011)|
|Children||River Chen Rui Fei , Ryan Chen Rui Xiang|
Christine Fan (born March 18, 1976), better known by her stage name FanFan or her Chinese name Fan Wei-chi, is an American-born Taiwanese singer-songwriter, TV presenter, record producer, actress, author and philanthropist. She sings mostly in Mandarin, but has also recorded in English. A popular singer, she has 3 million followers on Facebook and over 47 million fans on the Chinese portal Sina Weibo.
Fan was born in Ohio on 18 March 1976. She is the elder of two children. She has a younger brother.
Ohio-born, she studied at the Harford Community College. 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 was also the special guest in JJ Lin's concert in Singapore.
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. In 2015, she and Blackie Chen founded a talent agent company and signed Kimberley Chen, and she became her mentor, talent agent and record producer while she was pregnant with twin boys.
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 with support from friends. A week after receiving the diagnosis, her doctor committed suicide.
She dated basketball-player-turned-entertainer Blackie Chen for ten years before he proposed on February 17, 2010 during a National Basketball Association game between the New Jersey Nets and the Miami Heat in Izod Center. (They had courtside seats cheering for Chen's friend, Nets player Yi Jianlian. She also sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" for the Nets home game against the Memphis Grizzlies on February 21, 2010.) Both Christians, they married on May 7, 2011 in a church in Taipei. Their twin sons were born on January 15, 2015.
The couple is active in charity work, most notably co-founding the Love Life campaign.
- FanFan's World (范范的世界) (2000)
- The Sun (太陽) (2001)
- The Sound of Music (真善美) (2003)
- First Dream (最初的夢想) (2004)
- One to One (一比一) (2005)
- Our Anniversary (我們的紀念日) (2006)
- Philosopher (哲學家) (2007)
- Faces of FanFan (2008)
- F One (2009)
- Love and FanFan (2011)
- Together (爱,在一起) (2012)
- Fanfan's time to give thanks (范范的感恩節) (2016)
|2008||Attitude (態度)||documentary, music supervisor|
|2009||Love Life||herself||documentary, also music supervisor|
|2013||The Stolen Years (被偷走的那五年)|
|2002||Tomorrow (愛情白皮書)||Ji Hsing-hua|
|2005||The Sour Pack (醋溜族)||Xiaohong|
|2008||Mysterious Incredible Terminator (霹靂MIT)||Miss Cherry|
|The Legend of Brown Sugar Chivalries (黑糖群俠傳)||Dongfang Bubai|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Christine Fan.|