|Born||Karen Kai-Lan Chau
1978 (age 38–39)
|Other names||Kai-Lan Chau|
|Alma mater||University of California, Irvine|
|Known for||Ni Hao, Kai-Lan|
Karen Chau (born 1978) is an American artist and creator of the children's television series Ni Hao, Kai-Lan for Nickelodeon TV. Ni Hao, Kai-Lan is based on the childhood memories of Chau, growing up in a bicultural (Chinese-American) household. Her childhood as an American-born Chinese included several years in Plano, Texas, before her family settled in Los Angeles."Ni Hao, Kai-Lan" series was nominated for an Emmy award in spring 2010.
Chau graduated with a degree in digital art from the University of California, Irvine, in 2000. She is also a painter and sculptor whose 2D and 3D work was shown for the first time in New York City in 2010.