Jacklyn Wu

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Jacklyn Wu
Born (1968-07-03) 3 July 1968 (age 51)
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1990–2005
AwardsChangchun Film Festival
Best Actress
1996 The Phantom LoverHong Kong Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actress
1997 Eighteen Springs

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese吳倩蓮
Simplified Chinese吴倩莲
Musical career
Also known asJacqueline Wu, Ng Sin-lin

Jacklyn Wu Chien-lien (born 3 July 1968) is a Taiwanese actress and singer who began her career in Hong Kong.


In 1990, Wu's acting career began. For her first acting role, Johnnie To cast her opposite Andy Lau in A Moment of Romance (1990). Wu achieved international recognition for her role in award-winning director Ang Lee's 1994 feature film Eat Drink Man Woman, in which she played the second of three sisters.

Her most acclaimed role to date is in Ann Hui's Eighteen Springs (1997), for which she received a Hong Kong Film Award Best Actress nomination and won the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Best Actress Award.

Wu has also acted in television series produced in Taiwan, mainland China, and Singapore. Since the turn of the millennium her output has dwindled. Her last film appearance was in the 2004 Hong Kong film Jiang Hu.


  • Love is Simple (1994)
  • Inner Drama (1995)
  • Terribly Upset (1995)
  • Waiting Because of Love (1995)
  • Come Back Home (1996)
  • Hope (1997)


Year Title Role Notes
1990 A Moment of Romance Jo Jo Huen Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer
1991 Royal Scoundrel Yuk
1992 Three Summers
1992 A Moment of Romance II Celia
1993 The Bare-Footed Kid Lien
1993 Casino Raiders II Lin
1994 Beginner's Luck May
1994 Eat Drink Man Woman Jia-chien
1994 The Returning Elaine / Siu-lau Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
1994 God of Gamblers Returns Siu Yiu-yiu
1994 Love and the City Jo Jo
1994 Treasure Hunt Mei
1994 How Deep Is Your Love Siu-fu
1994 Oh! My Three Guys Fok May
1994 In Between Icy
1994 To Live and Die in Tsimshatsui Ah-bo
1995 The Adventurers Crystal Lui 'Chan'
1995 The Phantom Lover Yunyan Changchun Film Festival for Best Actress
1995 Peace Hotel cameo
1995 Only Fools Fall in Love Mong Dee
1995 Mean Street Story Sue
1995 Dream Lover Kitty
1996 Beyond Hypothermia Shu Lihan
1996 A Moment of Romance III Ting Siu-wo
1997 Eighteen Springs Gu Manzhen Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
1997 Walk In Li Yi-wah
1997 All's Well, Ends Well 1997 Shenny
1997 Intruder Yan
1997 Dragon Town Story
1998 Ninth Happiness
1999 Sorry Baby Liu Xiaoyun
2002 Venus
2004 Jiang Hu Mrs Hung
Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Return of the Condor Heroes Xiaolongnü
2001 The Colour of Money
2004 The Game of Killing
2005 The Story of Han Dynasty Lü Zhi
2005 Ruan Lingyu Ruan Lingyu
2006 Empress Dowager Feng of the Northern Wei Dynasty Empress Feng (Wencheng)

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