Tsai Chin

Actor
Daughter of a famous actor long with the Peking Opera, Tsai Chin was educated at England's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and soon thereafter played the title role in the West End production of "The World of Suzie Wong ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1936 in Shanghai, CN

Filmography

Actor (38)

Now You See Me 2 2016 (Movie)

Bu Bu (Actor)

A Leading Man 2014 (Movie)

Grandma Lu Mei-An (Actor)

Getting On 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Royal Pains 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1994 - 1995, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Due South 1994 - 1995, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Private Practice 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Year of the Fish 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Mrs. Su (Actor)

A Side Order of Life 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2005, 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Casino Royale 2006 (Movie)

Madame Wu (Actor)

Avatar: The Last Airbender 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Memoirs of a Geisha 2005 (Movie)

Auntie (Actor)

The Interpreter 2005 (Movie)

Luan (Actor)

Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity 2001 (Movie)

Hun Ping (Actor)

Strong Medicine 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Titan A.E. 2000 (Movie)

of Old Woman (Voice)

Fantasy Island 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gold Cup 1999 (Movie)

Ma (Actor)

My American Vacation 1998 (Movie)

Grandma Lee (Actor)

The Red Corner 1997 (Movie)

Chairman Xu (Actor)

The Magic Pearl 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

All-American Girl 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Under Suspicion 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Byrds of Paradise 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Joy Luck Club 1993 (Movie)

Lindo (Actor)

The Virgin Soldiers 1970 (Movie)

Juicy Lucy (Actor)

You Only Live Twice 1967 (Movie)

Chinese Girl (Actor)

Blow-Up 1966 (Movie)

Receptionist (Actor)

The Brides of Fu Manchu 1966 (Movie)

Lin Tang (Actor)

The Face of Fu Manchu 1964 (Movie)

Lin Tang (Actor)

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness 1958 (Movie)

Sui-Lan (Actor)

Crowfoot (TV Show)

Actor

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (TV Show)

Actor

The West Side Waltz (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Daughter of a famous actor long with the Peking Opera, Tsai Chin was educated at England's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and soon thereafter played the title role in the West End production of "The World of Suzie Wong. " She also made an auspicious film debut as Ingrid Bergman's adopted daughter in the touching biopic, "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness" (1958). Through the 1960s, she was cast in decorative, small roles in films ranging from "Blow Up" (1966) to "You Only Live Twice" (1967), achieving her greatest recognition for the five films she made with Christopher Lee in which she played the villainous and inscrutable daughter of his equally treacherous Fu Manchu, beginning with 1965's "The Face of Fu Manchu." Tsai Chin did better onstage during the 70s and 80s and even returned to her native land to considerable acclaim when she taught and directed at Beijing's Central Academy of Dramatic Art. She returned to feature films after a long absence to play one of four mothers who bond with their daughters over mah-jongg in Wayne Wang's "The Joy Luck Club" (1993).

Relationships

Sibling
Chin was one of six children and the third daughter

Zhou Xinfang

Father
noted performer at the Peking Opera

EDUCATION

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts 1981

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London, England
classmates included Albert Finney, Peter O'Toole and Glenda Jackson

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts 1981

Milestones

1980

Invited by China's Minister of Culture to teach acting for a semester at the Central Academy of Dramatic Art in Beijing; finished up her stay directing a well-received production of "The Tempest"; also directed "The Seagull" and "Twelfth Night" for the Ho

1965

Played Lin Tang, villainous daughter of the equally treacherous Fu Manchu, in the first of five films opposite Christopher Lee, "The Face of Fu Manchu"

1959

Starred in the West End stage production of "The World of Suzie Wong"

1958

Played first important feature film role in "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness"

Acted primarily onstage during the 1970s, in plays including "The Gimmick", "The Two Mrs. Carrolls", and "Love for Love"; also did experimental theater, and appeared in "The Oresteia" and "The Scarlet Letter" with the Cambridge Ensemble in Boston

After her mother insisted that all her children receive a Western education, Chin settled in London and attended the RADA

Raised in Shanghai

Was artist-in-residence at Tufts University in Boston while she completed her Master's degree

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