JuJu Chan

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JuJu Chan
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Background information
Chinese name 陳鈺芸 (traditional)
Chinese name 陈钰芸 (simplified)
Pinyin Chén Yùyún (Mandarin)
Jyutping Can4 Juk6-wan4 (Cantonese)
Birth name Juliana Chan
Born (1988-02-02) 2 February 1988 (age 29)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Female Bruce Lee
Occupation Actress, singer, action star, Hong Kong Athlete
Instrument(s) Piano
Years active 2008–present
Associated acts ACE Studios, icon Unlimited
Ancestry Guangxi, China
Alma mater University of San Francisco,
New York University (Tisch School of the Arts)
Website http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3634777/

JuJu Chan (born February 2, 1988) is a Hong Kong American actress, singer, Taekwon-Do (ITF) Athlete, and Kung Fu actress. She is also a winner in the Miss Chinatown 2009 pageant, and has been called the "Female Bruce Lee" by fans.[1] Latest film: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (Released on February 26, 2016).[2]

Acting career[edit]

  • 2016- JuJu is one of the stars in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny directed by Yuen Woo Ping'[3]
  • 2014- She is a Lead actress in Roger Corman’s new Hollywood feature action film “Fist of the Dragon”, playing Meili, who has a love relationship with a MMA fighter Josh Thomson, playing Damon, the lead actor.
  • 2013 Winner of Breakout Female Action Star in Action on Films International Film Festival 2013, "Hit Girls" (short) *Award shared with actress Maria Tran*.
  • 2012- She acts as one of the lead roles, Ping Wei, the head concubine, in Roger Corman’s new Hollywood feature thriller "Palace of the Damned" (Previous title as “The Living Dead”). Also played the lead actress, Pixie Ho, in an Australian-Chinese Production, "Hit Girls", an action comedy.[4]
  • 2011- Chan as Bruce Lee's kung fu sister in The Young Boxer (詠春小龍), her first action film directed by Antony Szeto, also coined as Female Bruce Lee by the Hong Kong Press and the only female actress in Hong Kong who has mastered the nunchuckus, including double nunchuchkus.
  • 2009- Chan starred in LUMINA as the title character. LUMINA started as a web series written and directed by Jennifer Thym. The nine-part web series is a dark, densely woven fantasy set against the sparkling backdrop of Hong Kong.[5][6]
  • In August 2009- Chan participated in the RTHK reality series Rich Mate Poor Mate (窮富翁大作戰), where four participants from wealthy backgrounds experience the lives of the not so fortunate. During the 120-hour experience, Chan (nicknamed "The Beauty Queen") has to live the life of a single immigrant mother in Hong Kong while taking care of her eight-year-old boy.[7]

Sporting career[edit]

  • 2013 Champion in Female Black Belt Pattern and 3rd in Female Black Belt Sparring in the China Open (ITF) Championship.
  • 2013- She represented Hong Kong in the Taekwon-Do (ITF) World Championship in Bulgaria.[8]
  • 2013 Hong Kong Taekwon-Do (ITF) National Team Representative
  • 2014 Bronze medalist in Female 2nd Dan Pattern in the 7th ITF World Championship in Nepal.
  • 2014 46KG WMC The One Legend Thai Boxing Championship (Hong Kong)

Producing career[edit]

2013- JuJu is the Associate producer of Roger Corman’s new action film “Fist of the Dragon”, directed by Antony Szeto, and filmed at Ace Studios.

Pageant career[edit]

Chan participated in the Miss Chinatown USA Pageant in January 2009 in San Francisco, where she won the TVB People's Choice Award. She has also participated the United Nations Pageants International in July 2009 at Jamaica, where she has won Miss Congeniality, Miss United Nations China, Miss Photogenic, and Miss International Ambassador 2009.[9][9] She is also a semi-finalist in Miss Hong Kong 2010 but withdrew from the contest for personal reason.

Album[edit]

  • 2011 December 5 《I Wanna Hold Your Heart》

Release date: 2011, 5 December
Songs:

  1. 那些年的我們
  2. 好勝
  3. 瞬間救地球
  4. I Wanna Hold Your Heart

Music awards[edit]

  • 2011 Hong Kong Metro Radio New Singer Award, 2011年度新城勁爆頒獎禮 - 新城勁爆新登場海外歌手
  • 2011 Hong Kong uChannel Teens most favorite new singer Award, 2011uChannel我撐起樂壇頒獎禮 - 我最喜愛女新人獎

Other work[edit]

Since Chan's involvement with Rich Mate Poor Mate she has enrolled in a local organization that works with children. She is part of the organization's mentorship program that helps the children in need.

In 2010, Chan became the spokesperson and ambassador of Heroes2, a charity organization which focuses on reforestation throughout the areas of rural China.[10] In August, she headlines the Heroes2 event "Be the Heroes2 Environmental Superstars" contest, where the charity searches for rising environmental stars.

Chan has also written her first semi-autobiography? To Live a Beautiful Life, releasing it in June 2010. In the book, Chan discusses her feelings about life, ideas about charity, her charitable mission, her experiences on Millionaires Fight Poverty.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Chan studied at the University of San Francisco and graduated with a bachelor's degree with honors in Computer Science and Mathematics in 2005 and followed it up with a master's degree in from the Tisch School of the Arts TV and film School in 2007. She immigrated to the United States with her parents at the age of 3 and settled in San Francisco. She has a twin sister.[citation needed] In her spare time, she enjoys hip hop, ballet, and Latin dancing, skiing, swimming, diving, and playing the piano.[12][13][14]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Alternative title Role Notes
2008 The Other End of the Gun Sabrina (Supporting role) Screened at Cannes Festival 2009
2009 LUMINA Lumina Wong (Lead role)
Found and Lost (short) Eva (Lead role) Lead role, Audience Choice Award at the 48 Hour Film Project (HK) screenings
Gong Neui! (short) 港女! Princess (lead role) Also, producer
Rich Mate Poor Mate 窮富翁大作戰 JuJu (Herself, 選美天后) RTHK reality TV series, documentary
2010 Joggers JuJu (Supporting role)
Unconditional Love (action) Julie (Supporting role) Chinese Kung Fu Fighter
Vela 724 (sci-fi action promo) Princess (Lead role)
2012 "The Young Boxer" (action) 《詠春小龍》 Bruce Lee's Sister
"Palace of the Damned" (Horror) Ping Wei (Main Cast) Produced by Roger Corman, Directed by Antony Szeto
"Hit Girls" (Action Comedy) 《职业女杀手》 Pixie Ho (Lead role) Produced by Phoenix Eye Transmedia in collaboration with Fideo Films and Jusmedia, Directed by Adrian Castro
2013 "Fist of the Dragon" (Action) 《猛龍追擊8小時》 Meili (Lead actress) Produced by Roger Corman, Directed by Antony Szeto
2014 "Kung Fu Quest 3" 《功夫傳奇 3》 Main Produced by RTHK, Directed by Lee Chun
2014 "Sports Like No Other" 《別有動天 第 14 集 演員與跆拳道運動員之間的矛盾》 Main Produced by TVB, Directed by
2016 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny 《臥虎藏龍2》 Silver Dart Shi Produced by The Weinstein Company, Directed by Yuen Woo Ping
2016 Savage Dog Isabelle Produced by Bleiberg Entertainment, Directed by Jesse V Johnson

[14]

Author[edit]

Year Title Alternative Publisher Notes
2010 To Live a Beautiful Life 美麗是活出來的 青馬 Semi-autobiography, Rich Mate Poor Mate
2011 Rich Mate Poor Mate 窮滋味 Enrich Publishing Book on Rich Mate Poor Mate
2013 Food & Ordering at a Restaurant 點菜英文 Red Publish Western Dining Tool Book
2014 Food & Ordering at a Restaurant (2nd Print) 點菜英文 Red Publish Western Dining Tool Book

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Juju Chan shows why you shouldn't go high kicking in a long skirt". Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny". IMDB. 
  3. ^ "Crouching, Hidden... and Streaming?". Impact Magazine. 
  4. ^ "Hit Girls". Fairfield Advance. 
  5. ^ "About Lumina". RockGinger Limited. 
  6. ^ "Cast - Lumina". RockGinger Limited. 
  7. ^ "窮富翁大作戰". Radio Television Hong Kong. 
  8. ^ "Juju Chan to compete in Taekwondo competition". Yahoo! Newsroom. 
  9. ^ a b "Four Asians Crowned in U.N. International Pageant". AsianWeek. 
  10. ^ "News of Heroes2". HeroesToo. 
  11. ^ "To Live A Beautiful Life", http://www.openbooknet.com/show_book1.php?bookid=3141%7Ctitle=To Live a Beautiful Life Summary (Chinese)|publisher=Open Book Net
  12. ^ Juju Archived 24 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ Lumina Wong (JuJu Chan) - LUMINA - The Official Web Series Site
  14. ^ a b "Profile Details". Alive Not Dead. 

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