China Chow

China Chow is a British born actress and model. She is the daughter of the renowned London restaurateur Michael Chow, who owns the Mr Chow restaurant chain. Born in the year 1974 in London, England, China Chow spent her early years in London. When she was five years of age, her family shifted to New York. Chow‘s mother Tina Chow is a former model and designer. China Chow has multi-ethnic ancestry which includes German, Scottish, Japanese, and Chinese descent. She has a younger brother Max. The former Bond girl Tsai Chin is her aunt. She studied French at Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles and also attended the Scripps College, where she received her bachelor degree in psychology.

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China Chow spent many years as a successful model after finishing her graduation. She has modelled for DKNY, GAP, Tommy Hilfiger, Barney’s, Lane Crawford, and Shiseido. She has also been photographed by many popular and prominent photographers including Arthur Elgort, David Bailey, Mario Testino, Richard Avedon, Mario Sorrenti, Inez Vinoodh, Terry Richardson, and Patrick Demarcheilier.

Chow’s debut in acting started in 1998 when she was cast opposite Mark Wahlberg in the movie ‘The Big Hit’. China Chow also appeared in the first season of the series Burn Notice on USA Network. She has also appeared as judge on Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. The show was premiered in June 9, 2010. Her other film credits include Head Over Heels by Mark Waters and Jonas Akerlund’s ‘Spun’. She has also appeared in NBC talk shows like The Today Show and the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

China grew up visiting galleries and museums with her parents making her take interest in art early on in her life. She learnt to draw with the help of Jean Michel Basquiat, a renowned artist and a family friend. According to her, art is the most genuine way to express oneself and she thinks that while cloths and food are essential part of living, art is an expressive form having no boundaries. While in Manhattan, she had the opportunity to connect with great artists including Keith Haring, Francesco Clemente, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and Julian Schnabel.

She was named as one of the’ It Girls’ of Harper Bazaar in the year 1996 and also appeared in the Vogue Magazine’s The Next Best Dressed List in its 1996 edition. She was also featured in Maxim gallery and ranked 22nd in the Maxim Hot 100 Women for two consecutive years in 2000 and 2001. China Chow supports several causes and is a volunteer for many non-profit outfits like Chrysalis, The Art of Elysium, and Inner City Arts.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 15 Apr, 1974
Age: 46 yrs
Occupations: Actor
Film actor
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Birth Place: London
Education: Scripps College
Gender: Female
Description: English actress and model
Net Worth 2021: 10 million
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Last Modified: Jun 26 2020
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