JuJu Chan

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Juju Chan
Chinese name 陳鈺芸 (traditional)
Chinese name 陈钰芸 (simplified)
Pinyin Chén Yùyún (Mandarin)
Jyutping Can4 Juk6-wan4 (Cantonese)
Born Juliana Chan
(1988-02-02) 2 February 1988 (age 30)
Hong Kong
Other names Female Bruce Lee
Alma mater University of San Francisco,
New York University (Tisch School of the Arts)
Occupation Actress, singer, action star, Hong Kong Athlete
Years active 2008–present
Instrument(s) Piano
Associated acts ACE Studios, icon Unlimited
Ancestry Guangxi, China

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] She received her masters degree in Film and Television from New York University. Chan is best known for her role as Silver Dart Shi in the latest Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (Released on 26 February 2016).[2], and in Rich Mate, Poor Mate a reality television series produced by RTHK.

Acting career[edit]

Her upcoming films include: The Invisible Dragon co-starring with Max Zhang and Anderson Silva, [3] and American science fiction film V-Force.

  • 2018 - In August 2018, it was announced that Chan would star in a recurring role in the Netflix series, Wu Assassins.[4]
  • 2017 - JuJu is the lead actress in Savage Dog [5]released in July 2017, and she received an acting award, Best Actress in a Feature Film at Widescreen Film and Music Video Festival, Miami, US for her role in Fist of the Dragon.
  • 2016- JuJu acts in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny directed by Yuen Woo Ping'[6][7]
  • 2014- She is a lead actress in Roger Corman's Hollywood action film Fist of the Dragon playing Meili, who has a love relationship with an MMA fighter Josh Thomson.
  • 2013 Winner of Breakout Female Action Star in Action at Films International Film Festival 2013 for Hit Girls (short) *Award shared with actress Maria Tran*.
  • 2012- She has one of the lead roles, Ping Wei, the head concubine, in Roger Corman's Hollywood thriller Palace of the Damned (previously named The Living Dead). Chan also played the lead actress, Pixie Ho, in an Australian-Chinese Production, Hit Girls, an action comedy short film.[8]
  • 2011- Chan played Bruce Lee's kung fu sister in The Young Boxer (詠春小龍), her first action film directed by Antony Szeto, also named 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 fantasy.[9][10]
  • 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.[11]

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.[12]
  • 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 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 at the United Nations Pageants International in July 2009 in Jamaica, where she has won Miss Congeniality, Miss United Nations China, Miss Photogenic, and Miss International Ambassador 2009.[13][13] She is also a semi-finalist in Miss Hong Kong 2010 but withdrew from the contest for personal reasons.

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 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.[14] 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-autobiographyTo Live a Beautiful Life, releasing it in June 2010. In the book, Chan discusses her feelings about life, ideas about charity, her charitable mission, and her experiences on Millionaires Fight Poverty.[15]

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 from the Tisch School of the Arts TV and film School in 2007. She emigrated to the United States with her parents at the age of 3 and settled in San Francisco. She has a twin sister.[16] In her spare time, she enjoys hip hop, ballet, and Latin dancing, skiing, swimming, diving, and playing the piano.[17][18][19]

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
2017 Savage Dog Isabelle Produced by Bleiberg Entertainment, Directed by Jesse V Johnson
2018 The Invincible Dragon Ms. Lady Produced by Pegasus Motion Pictures, Directed by Fruit Chan
2019 Hollow Point Amanda Ray Produced by Crime Watch, Directed by Daniel Zirilli

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Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2019 Wu Assassins Zan Netflix [20]

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. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny". IMDB. Archived from the original on 29 December 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Invincible Dragon". FarEastFilms. Archived from the original on 26 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (15 August 2018). "'Wu Assassins': JuJu Chan & Mark Dacascos To Recur In Netflix Martial Arts Drama". Deadline. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Savage Dog: Interview with JuJu Chan". Mike Fury. Archived from the original on 3 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Crouching, Hidden... and Streaming?". Impact Magazine. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Crouching Tiger's JuJu Chan on why more Hong Kong women do muay Thai". scmp.com. Archived from the original on 7 September 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Hit Girls". Fairfield Advance.
  9. ^ "About Lumina". RockGinger Limited. Archived from the original on 24 July 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2010.
  10. ^ "Cast - Lumina". RockGinger Limited. Archived from the original on 8 May 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2010.
  11. ^ "窮富翁大作戰". Radio Television Hong Kong. Archived from the original on 19 August 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2010.
  12. ^ "Juju Chan to compete in Taekwondo competition". Yahoo! Newsroom. Archived from the original on 21 May 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  13. ^ a b "Four Asians Crowned in U.N. International Pageant". AsianWeek. Archived from the original on 8 April 2011.
  14. ^ "Heroes2 Appoints JuJu Chan As Goodwill Ambassador - HeroesToo - ECOfriendly habits for a better tomorrow". heroestoo.org. Archived from the original on 26 July 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Kung Fu Movie Guide". www.kungfumovieguide.com. Archived from the original on 4 January 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Hong Kong Cinemagic - JuJu Chan". www.hkcinemagic.com. Archived from the original on 15 April 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  17. ^ "JuJu". www.ju-ju.hk. Archived from the original on 24 September 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  18. ^ "Lumina Wong (JuJu Chan) - LUMINA - The Official Web Series Site". Archived from the original on 8 May 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2010.
  19. ^ a b "Profile Details". Alive Not Dead. Archived from the original on 16 December 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2010.
  20. ^ Petski, Denise (15 August 2018). "'Wu Assassins': JuJu Chan & Mark Dacascos To Recur In Netflix Martial Arts Drama". Deadline. Retrieved 29 September 2018.

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