Who is Gemma Chan?
Gemma Chan is an English actress, producer, and celebrity ambassador for UNICEF UK. She had dreams of becoming a lawyer before she decided to venture into acting. She even attended Worcester College to study law, and after graduating, she was offered a training contract at Slaughter and May.
However, she turned it down to focus on her coursework at the Drama Centre London and her acting career. Her first professional role came in 2006 when she was cast in Horror Channel’s miniseries When Evil Calls. Her breakthrough performance came in 2010 when she starred in The Blind Banker as a Chinese immigrant with a strong accent.
She co-starred in the 2018 movie Crazy Rich Asians with Astrid Leong-Teo. The movie earned praise from critics for its performances, graphics, and on-screen portrayal, and it went on to become the highest-grossing romantic comedy of the decade.
Acting aside, Gemma has been a leading voice of refugees and children’s rights, and in 2019 she took an active role in Soccer Aid to help collect money for the nonprofit. She served as a volunteer with Cook-19, a group that provides meals to important employees throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gemma Chan Height
Chan stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
Gemma Chan Age, Parents, Heritage
Chan was born on the 29th of November, 1982 at Guy’s Hospital in London, England. Her father was raised in Hong Kong while her mother was raised in Scotland. Chan is of Chinese heritage.
In June 2013, she made an appearance at London’s Park Theatre for the British debut of Yellow Face, a play by American playwright David Henry Hwang. In 2014, the play received a revival at the Royal National Theatre.
While marketing the play, Chan talked about her struggles to obtain a cast in historical dramas and non-Chinese plays due to her race.
In response to the xenophobic and racist attacks against people of East and Southeast Asian origin during the COVID-19 epidemic, Chan backed the #StopAAPIhate movement and the fundraising initiative.
Chan started the #StopESEAHate movement in May 2021 to support individuals of East and Southeast Asian heritage who have been the victims of hate crimes.
Is Gemma Chan Married?
Chan is currently in a relationship with a renowned English actor, Dominic Cooper. The two love birds started dating in 2018 and they have been together ever since. They live together in London, England.
In August 2023, the duo was spotted on a romantic getaway in Spain. Chan and Dominic have maintained a low-key status when it comes to their relationship.
Gemma Chan’s Net Worth
Chan is worth $7 million at the moment. She has built her wealth primarily from her career which spans over 10 years. Chan has also secured brand deals and endorsements that have contributed significantly to her wealth.
Gemma Chan Movies and Television Shows
♦Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
♦The Creator (2023)
♦Humas (2015 – 2018)
♦Don’t Worry Darling (2022)
♦Captain Marvel (2019)
♦Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
♦Sherlock (Since 2010)
♦Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
♦Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
♦The Marvels (2023)
♦Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007 – 2011)
♦Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
♦Leading Lady Parts (2018)
♦Revolting Rhymes (2016)
♦When Evil Calls (2006)
♦Death in Paradise (Since 2011)
♦The Game (2014)
Do Gemma Chan and Dominik Have Kids?
Although Gemma has long been an advocate for children’s rights, she doesn’t have a child of her own. We are keeping an eye and we shall update this section as soon as they announce the arrival of their first child.