Terri Kwan

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Terri Kwan
Fan Chih-wei, Xuan Zhu, Terri Kwan, Joseph Chang, Chiao Chiao, Kenneth Tsang, Jack Kao pour le film - Lei Wangzi (Prince of Tears) 66ème Festival de Venise (Mostra) 2-2010-09-10.JPG
Background information
Chinese name 關穎 (traditional)
Chinese name 关颖 (simplified)
Pinyin Guan Ying (Mandarin)
Birth name Chen Pin Ying (陳品穎)
Origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Born (1976-07-02) 2 July 1976 (age 40)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Actress, singer, model and author
Years active 2001–present

Terri Kwan (traditional Chinese: 關穎; simplified Chinese: 关颖; pinyin: Guan Ying; born 2 July 1976) is a Taiwan-based actress, model, singer and author. She is managed by Mars Entertainment Ltd (天熹娛樂).

Early life[edit]

Kwan was born in Tokyo, Japan. She has a sister and two Yorkshire Terriers called Dodo and Momo. She graduated from New York University with a master's degree in arts administration. In 2001 she began appearing in advertisements and endorsing numerous products, like Tobaby Hair Products and JC Sunglasses.


By starring regularly in both films and television series, Kwan is no stranger to the audiences in East Asia. In 2002, she got one of her first leading role in the Taiwan-movie, Drop Me a Cat appearing alongside Japanese actor Shinji Takeda. She has also played a part in the first Chinese-language Asian film ever from Warner Bros., Turn Left, Turn Right, as the supporting role of Ruby. The film also starred Asian heartthrob Takeshi Kaneshiro and Gigi Leung. Because of this role she was also nominated for the best supporting actress at the 40th Golden Horse Award.[1][2]

In 2007, she appeared alongside Peter Ho in My DNA Says I Love You, where they played lovers. Then, in 2009, she appeared in the television series Starlit, shot in Shanghai, together with Jerry Yan. She played a female patient who suffered from the rare disease of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. In the same year, she also starred in another Taiwanese film Prince of Tears, which premiered at the 66th Venice Film Festival. She sat as a jury member for the 14th (2009) Pusan International Film Festival's "New Currents" section. Recently, she has also published her own book. She was slated to play the role of Soong Mei-ling in the television series Untold Stories of 1949, with filming starting late 2010.



Year English Title Original Title Role
2002 Southbound Swallow
Drop Me a Cat 給我一隻貓
2003 Turn Left, Turn Right 向左走·向右走 Ruby
2005 The Heirloom 宅變 Yo
2007 Shamo 軍雞 Moemi Funato
Brotherhood of Legio 神選者 Ya Zhu
My DNA Says I Love You 基因決定我愛你 Gigi
2008 Good Will Evil 兇魅 Yi-Hsi
Buttonman 鈕扣人 Juan
2009 Prince of Tears 淚王子 Ou Yang Qian Jun
2010 The Fourth Portrait 第四張畫 Huang Laoshi (Teacher Huang)
2012 Black & White 痞子英雄首部曲:全面開戰
Good-for-Nothing Heros 請叫我英雄
Mother Android II 瑪德2號
2013 My Lucky Star Charlize
2014 Black & White: The Dawn of Justice

Television Series[edit]

Year English Title Original Title Role
2002 Toast Boy's Kiss II 吐司男之吻II
2003 又見橘花香 Luo Xin Lei
Dandelion 蒲公英 Xia Xue
Hi! Working Girl Hi!上班女郎 cameo
2004 Love Bird 候鳥e人 Xiang Zi/Li Yang Xiang
Heaven's Wedding Gown 天國的嫁衣 Katrina
2005 偷天換日
2008 Wish to See You Again 這裡發現愛 Lu Yi
2009 Starlit 心星的淚光 Dong Xiao Lu

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  1. ^ MagXone.com Terri Kwan GQ Taiwan October 2009 21 November 2009. Retrieved 2011-05-29
  2. ^ Love HK Film.com 40th Annual Golden Horse Awards 13 December 2003. Retrieved 2011-05-29
  3. ^ Terri Kwan at imdb.com
  4. ^ Terri Kwan at chinesemov.com

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