FanFan

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"FanFan" Fan Wei-chi
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FanFan at a charity event in Taipei in 2007
Background information
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
Pinyin Fàn Wěiqí (Mandarin)
Origin Taiwan
Born (1976-03-18) 18 March 1976 (age 41)
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
Label(s) Linfair Records
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Blackie Chen (m. 2011)
Children River Chen Rui Fei , Ryan Chen Rui Xiang
Ancestry Hebei
Website http://www.fanfan.com.tw

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[1] and over 47 million fans on the Chinese portal Sina Weibo.[2]

Early life[edit]

Fan was born in Ohio on 18 March 1976. She is the elder of two children. She has a younger brother.

Biography[edit]

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.

Personal life[edit]

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.[3]

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.[4] (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.[5]) 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.[6]

Discography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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)

TV Dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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

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