Michelle Chen

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Michelle Chen
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Chen at an event in Tainan, Taiwan, 2013
Chen Mei-hsuan ()

(1983-05-31) May 31, 1983 (age 36)
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
OccupationActress, singer, songwriter
Years active2007–present
Chen Xiao (m. 2016)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Musical career

Michelle Chen Yanxi (born Chen Mei-hsuan on 31 May 1983) is a Taiwanese actress and singer.

Chen is best known for starring in the 2011 film You Are the Apple of My Eye, which broke box office records for Chinese-language films in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Chen is also known for the films Hear Me (2009), Badges of Fury (2013), Pali Road (2015), as well as the TV series The Romance of the Condor Heroes (2014).

Early life[edit]

Michelle Chen was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. After middle school, she studied at Southwestern Academy in California in the United States, eventually graduating from the University of Southern California with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2005. She speaks English, Mandarin Chinese, and Taiwanese Hokkien fluently. In 2006, while visiting family in Taiwan, Chen caught the eye of renowned producer Angie Chai, whom is responsible for the success of talent such as F4 and Rainie Yang, among other popular idols. Chen wanted to break into music at the time, but due to the slow growth of the industry, was persuaded instead by Chai to start her career in acting.[1]


Chen signed a contract with the company Comic Dialogue Theme by Angie . Initially she wanted to be a singer, but the company wanted her to try to advance the field of cinema. So she played supporting roles in several films and television cause attention to looks lovely, cute, but did not leave much impression.

She starred in the movie Hear Me as swimming athletes! with hearing disabilities. Her acting captured people's hearts and helped her get nominated for " Best New Actress Award " at the Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards 46th

After seeing success with her debut film Hear Me, Chen starred in the hit Taiwanese film You Are the Apple of My Eye (2011). The film was written and directed by Giddens Ko, produced by Angie as executives, and based on Ko's novel. In the film, Chen plays the role of Shen Chia-yi. The film broke records at the box office, becoming the 4th highest grossing domestic Taiwanese film. In the film's soundtrack, she also wrote and sang the song ( " 孩子氣 " ). For her performance in the film, Chen was also nominated for a "Best Actress" award at the 46th Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards.

Due to the success of You Are the Apple of My Eye, Michelle Chen was cast in the lead role of the film Badges of Fury starring Jet Li , Donnie Yen and Simon Yam.

In May, Chen released her debut album Me, Myself, and I. Including some songs composed by herself, the album received an average response from critics and music listeners.

After termination of the contract with the company Comic Voice Tri in 2012, Chen was cast as Xiaolongnü in The Romance of the Condor Heroes. Her casting announcement was met with widespread opposition from the public, with criticisms leveled at her appearance, which is not as light and angel-like as Xiaolongnu's description in the book.

Michelle Chen will be starring in two new series that are set to release in 2015. In which movie Young For You she role in He plays Qiu Zi, and drama. The Legend of Qin (animated TV series) role in Duanmu Rong shoulder.

2016 to present
In 2016, she starred in Pali Road where she played the role of Lily with actor Jackson Rathbone. The movie, filmed and set in Hawaii, was a collaboration between the US and China.

Personal life[edit]

In 2015, Michelle Chen began dating her The Romance of the Condor Heroes co-star Chen Xiao. On July 19, Michelle married Chen Xiao in Beijing, another wedding banquet was held in Taipei on July 21, 2016.[2] Chen gave birth to their first son in 2016, named him Chen Muchen.[3] The pair will also star in Quentin Lee's Morning, Paris! (巴黎早安), a romantic comedy that was filmed in September 2015 and set for a 2016 release.[4][5][6]

In 2018, Michelle Chen changed her career from being an actor to being an artist, She has been pursuing art for 2 years now.

Michelle Chen has an older sister.[7]



Year English title Original title Role Notes
2009 Hear Me 聽說 Lin Hsiao-peng
Ego's Mask
2011 Tempest of First Love 初戀風暴 Chuang Kai-en
You Are the Apple of My Eye 那些年,我們一起追的女孩 Shen Chia-yi
2012 The Soul of Bread 愛的麵包魂 Chiu Hsiao-ping
Ripples of Desire 花漾 Bai Xiaoxue
2013 Together 在一起 Jojo
Badges of Fury 不二神探 Angela
2014 Lock Me Up, Tie Him Down 完美假妻168 Reporter cameo
Urban Games 城市游戏 Dai Rui
Café. Waiting. Love 等一個人咖啡 customer cameo
2015 12 Golden Ducks 12金鴨 Suk-fun cameo
This Is Me 年少轻狂 Qiu Yingzi
Go Lala Go 2 杜拉拉II:追婚记 cameo
2016 Run for Love 奔爱 Segment: "Artificial Sunlight" (人造阳光)
Scandal Maker 外公芳龄38 Tang Hui Ru
Morning, Paris! 巴黎早安
Pali Road Lily Zhang
2017 A Rain Cloud in the Sky

Television series[edit]

Year English title Original title Role Notes
2007 Why Why Love 換換愛 Jiang Xiao-nan
2008 Wish to See You Again 這裡發現愛 Pan Neng-xian
Miss No Good 不良笑花 Jiang Mi
2010 Drunken Red Dust 醉紅塵 Lei Jin-yi
Channel-X 國民英雄 Lo Shan-shan
2011 Moment in Macau 鏡海風雲 Ni Jing-ya
Remember, About Us 記得,我們有約 Jiang Mu-yun
Lin Bei 珍愛林北 Lin Hsiao-ni
2014 The Romance of the Condor Heroes 神鵰俠侶 Xiaolongnü
2015 The Legend of Qin 秦時明月 Duanmu Rong

Variety show[edit]


Studio albums[edit]

Me, Myself, and I
Studio album
ReleasedMay 2013
LanguageMandarin, English
LabelLinfair Records

All lyrics are written by Michelle Chen[8].

1."Shu Gong De Xiao Cheng Gu Shi" (叔公的小城故事; "Great-Uncle's Story of a Small Town")Michelle Chen & Shih Chia-haoMandarin3:28
2."Clueless Boy"Michelle ChenEnglish3:34
3."Sorry"Michelle ChenEnglish3:08
4."Xuan Ya Shang De Mei Gui" (懸崖上的玫瑰; "The Rose on the Cliff")Michelle Chen & Stanley WangMandarin3:37
5."Zhijue" (直覺; "Intuition")Michelle ChenMandarin3:15
6."Beautiful"Michelle ChenMandarin & English3:25
7."Fangxiang" (方向; "Direction")Michelle Chen & Diks LauMandarin3:48
8."I Lost My Sanity"Michelle ChenEnglish3:12
9."Wei Guang" (微光; "Faint Light")Michelle Chen & Lee Shan-haoMandarin3:14
10."Dear Friend"Michelle ChenMandarin & English3:06

Other songs[edit]

All songs are in Mandarin.

Song Lyrics Music Notes
"Gong Xin Ji" (攻心計; "Mind Game") — Lollipop F ft. Michelle Chen Owodog, 小色, Michelle Chen Lee Tzu-nung included in Lollipop F's album Four Dimensions
"Hai Zi Qi" (孩子氣; "Childish") Michelle Chen insert song of You Are the Apple of My Eye
"Piao Liu Ping" (漂流瓶; "Drift Bottle") — Ko Chen-tung ft. Michelle Chen Lee Hsuan-Le included in Ko Chen-tung's album Be Yourself
"Ai De Mian Bao" (愛的麵包; "The Bread of Love" — ft. Anthony Neely & Chen Han-tien) Michelle Chen Skot Suyama theme song of The Soul of Bread
"Ni Shou Zhong De Jiang Hu" (你手中的江湖; "The Martial World in Your Hands") Fran theme song of the mobile game San Jian Hao
"Ni Wo" (你我; "You and Me" — duet with Chen Xiao) Yu Zheng Tan Xuan theme song of The Romance of the Condor Heroes
"Ai Ru Chu Jian" (愛如初見; "Love Like First Sight" — duet with Chen Xiao) Chen Xi Dong Dongdong theme song of the mobile game Shen Diao Xia Lü
"Hua La La" (嘩啦啦) Michelle Chen He Liang theme song of This Is Me

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Notes
2009 46th Golden Horse Awards Best New Performer Hear Me [9] Nominated
2011 48th Golden Horse Awards Best Leading Actress [10] You Are the Apple of My Eye Nominated
2012 New York Asian Film Festival Asia Rising Star[11] N/A Won
6th Asian Film Awards Best Actress You Are the Apple of My Eye Nominated
Favorite Actress Nominated
Changchun Film Festival Best Actress Nominated
Chinese Film Media Awards Favorite Performance Won
Favorite Actress Nominated
LeTV Awards Most Influential Movie Actress Won
Chinese Music Awards Best Movie Actress Won
2015 17th Huading Awards Best Actress (ancient drama) The Romance of the Condor Heroes Won
2016 19th Huading Awards Best Actress (ancient drama) The Legend of Qin Nominated
2019 2nd Cultural and Entertainment Industry Congress Best Supporting Actress (Film) The Shadow Play Nominated


  1. ^ "Biography : Michelle Chen". imdb.
  2. ^ "Condor Heroes stars Michelle Chen and Chen Xiao turn from reel to real lovers". The Straits Times. 2015-08-27.
  3. ^ "Michelle Chen gives birth to a boy, five months after marrying her Condor Heroes co-star Chen Xiao". The Straits Times.
  4. ^ "China Film Group Wakes to Quentin Lee's 'Morning, Paris!'". 2014-11-18.
  5. ^ Morning, Paris! (2015) on Chinese Movie Database
  6. ^ 《巴黎早安》
  7. ^ 陳妍希 大無畏
  8. ^ Track 1 contains Chen singing a part from Teresa Teng's famous 1978 song "Xiao Cheng Gu Shi" (小城故事; "The Story of a Small Town"), whose lyricist was Chuang Nu.
  9. ^ (in Chinese) [1]
  10. ^ (in Chinese) [2]
  11. ^ Kolesnikov, Sonia. "Taiwanese Actress Michelle Chen to Release 1st Album in May, Want to Act With Andy Lau | BLOUIN ARTINFO". Sea.blouinartinfo.com. Retrieved 2014-04-21.

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