Joan Lin

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Joan Lin
Chinese name 林鳳嬌 (traditional)
Chinese name 林凤娇 (simplified)
Pinyin Lín Fèngjiāo (Mandarin)
Jyutping Lam4 Fung6 Giu1 (Cantonese)
Pe̍h-ōe-jī Lîm Hōng-kiau (Hokkien)
Born (1953-06-30) June 30, 1953 (age 64)
Taipei, Taiwan
Residence Taipei, Taiwan
Occupation Actress
Years active 1972–1982
Nationality Taiwanese
Associated acts Chin Han, Charlie Chin, Brigitte Lin
Spouse(s) Jackie Chan (m. 1982)
Children Jaycee Chan (son)
Ancestry Quanzhou, Fujian, China

Joan Lin Feng-jiao (born 30 June 1953) is a former Taiwanese actress and the wife of Jackie Chan.

Early life[edit]

Born in 30 June 1953 in Taipei, Taiwan, Lin was the second child out of five children. She dropped out of school at the age of 12 due to her family's poverty.


In 1972, at age 19, Lin starred in her first film, The Hero of Chiu Chow (also known as Hero of Waterfront), a Kung fu film. Many of her films are based on the novels of Chiung Yao.

Lin, together with Charlie Chin and Chin Han and Brigitte Lin, were the biggest names in the Taiwanese and Hong Kong cinema industries in the 1970s. Dubbed the "Two Chins, Two Lins" (二秦二林) by the media, they were known for starring in several box-office hits, many of which were adaptations of Chiung Yao's novels.[1]

In 1979, she won Best Leading Actress at the 16th Golden Horse Awards for her performance in The Story of a Small Town.[2] During her 10-year career, Lin has appeared in more than 70 films.

Personal life[edit]

Joan Lin met Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan in 1981 and they married in Los Angeles the following year. Their only child, Jaycee Chan, was born the day after they got married. Lin has since retired from the film industry.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1978 15th Golden Horse Awards Best Leading Actress He Never Gives Up Nominated
1979 16th Golden Horse Awards Best Leading Actress The Story of a Small Town Won


  1. ^ "Reunion of Taiwanese veteran actors in Genting". The Star. 
  2. ^ "Awards Archive 1979". Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 

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