Athena Chu

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Athena Chu
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Background information
Chinese name 朱茵
Pinyin Zhū Yīn (Mandarin)
Jyutping Zyu1 Jan1 (Cantonese)
Born (1971-10-25) 25 October 1971 (age 45)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Chu Yan
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Paul Wong (2012-present)
Children 1
Ancestry Shunde, Guangdong, China
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chu.

Athena Chu (born 25 October 1971[1]) is a Hong Kong actress and singer.


Chu was born in Kowloon. Her father was a mathematic teacher who later started a business with her mother.[1] She attended The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts from 1990 to 1992, during which time she hosted children's shows on the television station TVB.[2] After graduating in 1992, she started working on films.[2] Her roles with Stephen Chow kick-started her film career, and she is considered one of the Sing girls. Later, she moved on to work on television dramas produced by TVB.[citation needed]

After leaving TVB, Chu worked as a model and continued acting in films during the 1990s.[citation needed] In 2000, she started working on Mainland Chinese and Taiwanese television series.[citation needed]

She was nominated for the Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress in 1999 and for the International Emmy Award for Best Actress in 2011.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Chu began dating actor Stephen Chow, from 1992 until 1995. They met while filming Fight Back to School II. After that Chu began dating actor Paul Wong of Beyond since 1998 and were married in 2012. Chu and Wong have a daughter Debbie (b. 2012).[3]


Year Title Chinese title Role Notes
1992 To Miss with Love 逃學外傳 Lai Man-si
1992 Super Lady Cop 超级女警 Yoki
1992 Fight Back to School II 逃學威龍2 Sandy
1993 Once a Cop 超級計劃 Annie Lee
1993 Taxi Hunter 的士判官 Yan
1993 Tom, Dick and Hairy 風塵三俠 Pearl Chan
1993 Vampire Family 一屋哨牙鬼 Chu Lee-mei
1994 Lantern 燈籠 Fong
1994 Easy Money 先洗未來錢 Sisi Li
1995 Shaolin Kung Fu Kids 笑林老祖 Sister Lam
1995 Trouble Maker 蠟筆小小生
1995 Remember M, Remember E 那有一天不想你 Chui Ching
1995 Cupid Love 七月俏佳人 Ching-ching
1995 Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box, AA Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box 西遊記第壹佰零壹回之月光寶盒 Purple / Lin Zixia
1995 Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella, AA Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella 西遊記大結局之仙履奇緣 Lin Zixia
1996 Feeling of Love, TheThe Feeling of Love 重慶愛情感覺
1996 Hero of Swallow 神偷燕子李三 Chinny
1997 Ah Fai the Dumb 天才與白痴 Man-man
1998 Temptress of a Thousand Face 千面嬌娃 Sherry Wong
1998 Tricky King 超級整蠱霸王 DKNY / Yandy
1998 Step into the Dark 夜半無人屍語時 Faith Ching
1998 Shanghai Affairs 新唐山大兄 Sin
1998 Love and Sex of the Eastern Hollywood, TheThe Love and Sex of the Eastern Hollywood 愛在娛樂圈的日子 Yue
1998 Take Five 對不起,幹掉你
1998 Raped by an Angel 2: The Uniform Fan 強姦2 制服誘惑 Po-man
1998 The Conman 賭俠1999 Ching
1999 H.K. Triad, TheThe H.K. Triad O記三合會檔案
1999 Boss Up There, TheThe Boss Up There 生命楂Fit人 Fong Hei-tung
1999 Raped by an Angel 4: The Raper's Union 強姦終極篇之最後羔羊 Po-man
1999 Horoscope 1: The Voice from Hell 生人勿近之問米 Jojo
2000 Love Correction 緣份有Take 2 Emma Lau
2000 Conman in Tokyo 中華賭俠 Karen
2001 Stowaway 驚天大逃亡 Kam Lan
2001 Never Say Goodbye 有人說愛我 Jean
2002 Chinese Odyssey 2002 天下無雙 Amour Amour guest star
2002 Time 4 Hope 二人三足 Cindy
2003 Shiver 心寒 Sammi Mok Sum-yi
2003 Dack Night Wolf
2004 Sex and the Beauties 性感都市 Kwan Tak-han
2004 Love Is a Many Stupid Thing 精裝追女仔2004 Chu Yan guest star
2007 Whispers and Moans 性工作者十日談 Coco
2010 Just Another Pandora's Box 越光寶盒 Purple Cloud guest star
2010 Aroma City, TheThe Aroma City 芳香之城傳奇 So Ling-fong
2010 Let Love Come Back 讓愛回家 Ng Fan
2011 Scary Market 嘿店
Year Title Chinese title Role Network Notes
1993 Romance Beyond 都市的童話 Ding Dang TVB
1993 Chord to Victory, TheThe Chord to Victory 少年五虎 Yeung Suet-lai TVB
1993 Legendary Ranger, TheThe Legendary Ranger 原振俠 Wan-choi TVB
1993 Edge of Righteousness, TheThe Edge of Righteousness 龍兄鼠弟 / 追日者 Suen Ho-ho TVB
1994 Legend of the Condor Heroes, TheThe Legend of the Condor Heroes 射鵰英雄傳 Wong Yung TVB
1997 Wars of Bribery 廉政行動組 Chiu Wing-yee TVB
1997 Tears in Heaven 蒼天有淚 Xiao Yujuan Taiwanese drama
2000 New Shaolin Temple, TheThe New Shaolin Temple 新少林寺 Princess Haotai Mainland Chinese drama
2000 Kaixin Jiuhao 開心就好 Susie Mainland Chinese drama
2000 Duke of Mount Deer, TheThe Duke of Mount Deer 小寶與康熙 A'ke / Chen Yuanyuan TVB co-production
2002 Xiao Shiyilang 蕭十一郎 Shen Bijun CTV Mainland Chinese drama
2002 Palm of Ru Lai' 如來神掌 Tu Xuehua / Sun Biyun / Sun Jinling ATV Taiwanese drama
2003 Nannü Zidian 男女字典 Kelly PCCW Network drama
2005 Eonian Hero 逐日英雄 Xiang Wanting Mainland Chinese drama
2006 Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain 雪山飛狐 Yuan Ziyi ATV
2007 Baoxue Lihua 暴雨梨花 Lu Huanong Mainland Chinese drama
2008 Gorgeous Adventure 華麗冒險 Amy Mainland Chinese drama
2008 Yiqian Di Yanlei 一千滴眼淚 Shen Xinyi Mainland Chinese drama
2010 World Without Walls, AA World Without Walls 沒有牆的世界 Tai Mung RTHK television film
2011 Twin of Brothers

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  1. ^ a b c "Sitting pretty". South China Morning Post. 30 October 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Athena Chu Yan". Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Athena Chu: "My Pregnancy Was a Terrible Miracle"". Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  4. ^ "Athena Chu". Retrieved March 16, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Athena Chu". Archived from the original on 30 March 2010. Retrieved March 16, 2010. 

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