Chow Yun-Fat Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 05 Aug, 2020
Facts of Chow Yun-Fat
Date of Birth: 1955 , May-18
Age: 66 years old
Birth Nation: Hong Kong
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Chow Yun-Fat
Birth Name Chow Yun-Fat
Father Chow Yung-Wan
Mother Chan Lai-Fong
Nationality Hong Kong
Birth Place/City Lamma Island
Ethnicity South-Asian
Profession Actor
Net Worth $100 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Married to Jasmine Chow
Divorce Candice Yu
Awards Hong Kong Film Award
Movies The Monkey King, From Vegas to Macau, Dragonball Evolution, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
TV Show Shanghai Beach, The Radio Tycoon
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Chow Yun- Fat is a Hong Kong actor who gained his fame internationally from the feature film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Bulletproof Monk, The Monkey King, and Dragonball Evolution. The actor won three Hong Kong Film Awards for his role. The actor also appeared in the television series The Radio Tycoon.  

Born And Raised In Lamma Island, Hong Kong

Chow Yun-Fat was born on 18th May 1955, in Lamma Island, Hong Kong. He belongs to South-Asian ethnicity and holds the nationality of Hong Kong. 

He is the son of cleaner and farmer moth Chan Lai-Fong and oil company tanker father Chow Yung-Wan. He was raised in Lamma Island for many years and went to Kowloon when he was 10 years old. 

Appeared In Many International Movies 

Chow Yun-Fat made his debut from the movie Tou tai ren in 1976. In the same year the actor has appeared in many films including Massage Girls, Xin Su xiao mei sna nan xin lang, and Lao jis pai gu ye zi and television series Saat sau qi shi er siu si

The actor has appeared in many films which have done commercial success in Hong Kong. The actor won his first Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor for the role Chau tin dik tung wa. The actor made his Hollywood debut from the movie The Replacement Killers alongside Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker, and Jurgen Prochnow

Chow Yun Fat at the premiere of the movie The Replacement Killers SOURCE: Getty Image

Chow made his impression on the international market from the Ang Lee movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2000. The actor also got to work along with Johnny Depp, Stellan Skarsgard, and Keira Knightley in the 2007 movie Pirates of Caribbean At World's End. He worked as Ken in From Vegas to Macau movie series. The actor appeared last in the 2018 movie Project Gutenberg

What Is The Net Worth Of Chow Yun-Fat?

Chow Yun-Fat worked in many international and Hong Kong movies and earned a good amount of money. According to celebrity net worth, he has an estimated net worth of $100 million, as of 2020. 

The actor was enlisted in Forbes world's highest-paid actors with $18 million in 2015. He is also a second-highest earning actor in 2014 for $21.9 million in that year. 

The actor put his two-story home in Tai Au Mun in 1995 for $50 million. Which he bought it in $40 million but never lived in. 

Married Twice In His Life Time

Chow Yun-Fat has been married twice. First, he dated actress Candice Yu in 1983. The actor was in a married relationship for a few months and got divorced in the same year of marriage. 

Then the actor tied the knot with Jasmine Chow on 6th May 1987. The actor has been together since then. 

Chow Yun Fat along with his wife Jasmine Chow SOURCE: Getty Image

The actor also released the first photo collection of the sets of his films published by Louis Vuitton. The book profit was donated to the Sichuan earthquake victims.  


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