Flora Chan

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Flora Chan
Chinese name 陳慧珊 (traditional)
Chinese name 陈慧珊 (simplified)
Pinyin chen2 hui4 shan1 (Mandarin)
Jyutping can4 wai3 saan1 (Cantonese)
Born (1970-05-30) 30 May 1970 (age 48)
Hong Kong
Origin Hong Kong
Occupation Actress
Genre(s) Cantopop
Instrument(s) Singing
Spouse(s) Wai-ming Chung (m. 1994–2001)
Mike Chung (m. 2006–present)
Children 1
Ancestry Taishan, Guangdong
Awards
TVB Anniversary Awards
Best Actress
2002 Family Man
My Favourite Television Character
2002 Family Man
2003 Triumph in the Skies

Flora Chan Wai-shan (born 30 May 1970 in Hong Kong), is an American actress active primarily in Hong Kong television and film. Along with Maggie Cheung Ho-yee, Kenix Kwok, Jessica Hsuan, and Ada Choi, she is known as one of the Top 5 "Fa Dans" (term used for actresses with high popularity) of TVB from the mid-1990s to mid-2000s.

Biography[edit]

Chan was born in Hong Kong and emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts at a young age. As a child, she had hoped to become a dancer, but because of an injury when she was a teenager, she was forced to abandon her dreams as a professional dancer. She attended Boston College and earned a degree in communications[1] before returning to Hong Kong in the early 1990s with her then-husband, Chung Wai Ming. She and her first husband divorced in 2000. Chan married her manager Mike Chung Ka-hung (鐘家鴻).[when?] The couple have one child.

Rather than getting her start from modelling or a beauty pageant, the Miss Hong Kong Pageant, (香港小姐競選) which provides actresses for HK's television station, TVB, Chan was a reporter for the TVB English Channel, TVB Pearl. In the mid-1990s, television director Teng Dak-Hei asked her to participate in his upcoming series, the fifth installment to the popular TVB drama series, File of Justice.

Chan's performance in this series about young, yuppie lawyers caught the attention of the HK audience, and TVB. She joined as a TVB actress and has since made other series, most notably Untraceable Evidence, playing the calm and collected forensics doctor, "Pauline Lip"; and in Healing Hands, a TVB series known for its cutting edge medical topics. In 2002, Chan won the coveted "Most Favourite TV Actress" award presented annually by TVB. Having already starred in various TVB dramas, she is no longer signed on with TVB as a full-time actress. In November 2006, Chan announced she would be returning to film a TVB serial in February 2007.[2]

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Awards Notes
1997 File of Justice V Catherine Au Tze Keung
Untraceable Evidence Pauline Nip Bo Yin
1998 Healing Hands Annie Kong Sun Yuet
1999 Untraceable Evidence II Pauline Nip Bo Yin
Feminine Masculinity Christine Fong Sze Ching TVB Award for My Favourite On-Screen Partners a.k.a. Mr. Diana
Sidebeat Sunnie Kong Bik Ching
At the Threshold of an Era Helen Fok Hei Yin
2000 At the Threshold of an Era II Helen Fok Hei Yin
Healing Hands II Annie Kong Sun Yuet
2001 A Taste of Love Joyce Kiu Fa Chi
2002 A Case of Misadventure Joey Tai Foon
Burning Flame II Michelle Ho Bo Lam
Family Man Tracy Ko Pui Yi TVB Award for My Favourite Actress in a Leading Role
TVB Award for My Favourite Television Character
2003 Triumph in the Skies Isabelle Lok Yi San TVB Award for My Favourite Television Character
2004 Hard Fate Tiffany Mok Hei Yee
To Get Unstuck In Time Nicole Ko San
2010 Suspects in Love Cheng Siu-Yan
2014 Never Dance Alone Diana Yung Daan Daan
2018 Watch Out, Boss Hazel Lo Choy Lam

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Fatal Maple Ellen
2001 Love Au Zen Siu Jing
2002 Dry Wood Fierce Fire Michelle
2006 Undying Heart a.k.a. Min Mie
2007 Mad Detective May Cheung (in Bun's eyes)
2008 Connected Jeannie

Discography[edit]

  • Flora Chan (2000)
  • 自在 (2001)
  • 愛得起 (2002)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile, classmates.com; accessed July 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "Flora Chan to Film for TVB in 2007! Ada Choi Responds to Award Loss". 2006-11-12. Retrieved 2010-01-20. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
TVB Anniversary Awards
Preceded by
Liza Wang
for The Awakening Story
Best Actress
2002
for Family Man
Succeeded by
Maggie Cheung Ho Yee
for The King of Yesterday and Tomorrow