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Frédéric Chau in 2014
Frédéric Chau (born 6 June 1977) is a Vietnam-born French actor of Chinese-Cambodian descent.
Life and career
Frédéric Chau was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to parents of the Chinese minority in Cambodia. In 1977, while his mother was pregnant with him, his parents left Phnom Penh for Vietnam, in order to escape the Khmer Rouge who were massacring civilians. He was only six months old when his family emigrated to France. They settled in the district of Marx-Dormoy, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, then moved very quickly to the Paris suburbs, in Villetaneuse, Seine-Saint-Denis.
After being spotted by a fashion photographer, he briefly worked as a model for the People International advertising agency. Passionate about travel, he was recruited in 1998 at Air France as a steward, while taking comedy classes.
In 2005, Frédéric Chau went on stage and made a name for himself by performing different skits and performing in several stand-up scenes, notably at the Ménilmontant theater. In 2006, wearing his white shirt, his tie and his impeccable suit jacket, he is the only Asian of the Jamel Comedy Club and he enjoys it: "Not easy to be an Asian comedian if you do not know do karate, spring rolls, or you know nothing about computers! "
In 2014, he plays in Serial (Bad) Weddings with Christian Clavier and Chantal Lauby by Philippe de Chauveron. The same year, he played a secondary role in Lucy, Luc Besson's blockbuster, which earned him the title of "Most successful French actor in 2014" by Première magazine, which notes that the accumulation of these two successes allows him to total nearly 17,5 million entries over the year.
In September 2015, he publishes an autobiography, Je viens de si loin (I come from so far in English), to Philippe Rey editions. He reveals himself on his journey, on the exile of his parents, on the life of an immigrant in this country and in this city, and on all the personal consequences of assimilation / integration.
|2008||Crise dans le secteur bancaire||Martin||Marc Schaus||Short film|
|Osc DisT||Fabius Dubois||Short film|
|2009||5 films contre l'homophobie : Fusion Man||Marc||Xavier Gens & Marius Vale||Short film|
|Eden Is West||The Asian||Costa-Gavras|
|District 13: Ultimatum||Tran||Patrick Alessandrin|
|Neuilly Yo Mama!||Chow-Yung-Fi||Gabriel Laferrière|
|Beverly Hills Chihuahua||El Diablo||Raja Gosnell||French voice|
|2010||Rien à perdre||Jean-Henri Meunier||Short film|
|From Paris with Love||Chinese Maitre D||Pierre Morel|
|Les Princes de la nuit||Patrick Levy|
|Bacon on the Side||Lucien||Anne De Petrini|
|2011||Halal police d'État||Mathieu Cohen||Rachid Dhibou|
|Mince alors!||Baptiste||Charlotte De Turckheim|
|2013||Rock Paper Scissors (Roche papier ciseaux)||Muffin||Yan Turgeon Lanouette|
|Paris à tout prix||Mister Chan||Reem Kherici|
|2014||Serial (Bad) Weddings||Chao Ling||Philippe de Chauveron|
|Dealer||Linux||Jean Luc Herbulot|
|Lucy||The Steward||Luc Besson|
|2015||Feuilles de printemps||Gregoire Nguyen||Stéphane Ly-Cuong||Short film|
|2016||Uchronia||The Global Minister of Homelessness and you and me||Christophe Gofette|
|2017||Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets||Sergeant Neza||Luc Besson||French voice|
|2018||Serial (Bad) Weddings 2||Chao Ling||Philippe de Chauveron|
|Made in China||François||Julien Abraham|
|2008||La Taupe||François Shaozu||Vincenzo Marano||TV movie|
|Inside Jamel Comedy Club||Herself||Jamel Debbouze||TV Series|
|2009||La Belle Vie||Tin Kok||Virginie Wagon||TV movie|
|La Taupe 2||François Shaozu||Vincenzo Marano||TV movie|
|Les Incroyables Aventures de Fusion Man||Marc||Xavier Gens||TV movie|
|2013||Les Limiers||Dr. Nguyen||Alain Desrochers||TV Series - Episode 1|
|2015||Nos chers voisins||Martin, Karine's ex||Guest|
|2017||Kim Kong||Choi Han Sung||Stephen Cafiero||TV Series|
|2002||1er Gaou||Magic System|
|2010||Splinters of Soul||Chloé Micout|
|2013||D'un ave Maria||Pascal Obispo|
- Je viens de si loin, éditions Philippe Rey, 2015..
- "L'acteur français qui a eu le plus de succès en 2014, c'est Frédéric Chau". Première magazine (in French). 22 December 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
- "Je viens de si loin, Frédéric Chau". Editions Philippe Rey (in French). Retrieved 1 March 2018.
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