Deborah Chow Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 07 Jun, 2018
Facts of Deborah Chow
Birth Nation: Canada
Name Deborah Chow
Birth Name Deborah Chow
Nick Name Deborah
Nationality Canadian
Birth Place/City Toronto, Ontario.
Ethnicity Chinese-Canadian
Profession Writer and Director.
Movies The High Cost of Living
TV Show Mr, Robot, Reign, Beauty and the Beast, Copper, Murdoch Mysteries
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Deborah Chow is a Chinese-Canadian filmmaker, Television director and screenwriter known for her 2010 directorial debut movie The High Cost of Living, an indie drama. The movie won Best First Feature Film and ranked Top 10 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Also, she has directed popular TV series like Mr. Robot, Beauty and the Beast, and Murdoch Mysteries among others.

Early Life And Education Of Deborah Chow

Deborah Chow is a half-Chinese and was raised in Toronto, Canada after her parents emigrated from Australia.

She enrolled at  McGill University in Montreal for her undergraduate degree majoring in cultural theory and minoring in art history. She did her master's degree from Columbia University which is in New York City to attain a degree in MFA ( Masters in Fine Arts). During her enrollment there she made two short films and one feature screenplay. One of her short film named Daypass was a success as it screened internationally in 35 festivals and even won various awards.

Deborah Chow's Career

Chow is a writer and director who started her career while studying for Masters degree at Colombia University. She debuted in the movie field in 2010 by making her first feature film called The  High Cost of Living starring Zach Braff, Isabelle Blais, and James Urbaniak. The movie went on to win Best First Feature Film and ranked Top Ten at the Toronto International Film Festival. 

She also worked as a television director for several TV series like CW's show Reign and Beauty and the Beast. Her other TV directorial includes the BBC show Copper, CBC show Murdoch Mysteries and USA Network series Mr. Robot. Chow also went on to direct the recent adaptation of Flowers In The Attic on Lifetime TV Network.

CAPTION: Deborah with her cast in the premiere of her directorial debut movie, High Cost of Living. SOURCE: Zimbio

Reigh won People's Choice Awards for favorite new drama. The series has four seasons and it ended on June 16, 2017. At present, she is involved in the direction of Mr. Robot where she directs along with Sam Esmail and Jim McKay.

Here are some of Chow's directorial movies that were honored:

Film/ Feature Film Awards Categories
Daypass Milano Film Festival Best Actor
Daypass Turin Film Festival Best Short
Hill Kodak New Vision Membership Award Best Short Film
The High Cost of Living  Toronto International Film Festival  Best First Feature
The High Cost of Living  Toronto International Film Festival Best Canadian Feature at the Female Eye Flim Fest
The High Cost of Living Rendez-vous du Cinema Quebecois Prix Super- Ecran

Deborah Chow's Net Worth

Chow's net worth is not estimated as of yet but some of the online sources have claimed that her net worth is not less than $1 million.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average film director earns an average of $92,220 annually. The salary of directors varies according to their demand as the least popular director earns $32,010 and most popular directors earn $187,199 annually.

Deborah Chow's Personal Life

Chow's married life is not revealed in the media as there is no evidence of her personal relationships anywhere. Chow was a participant in the Berlinale Talent Campus, a film festival held in Berlin, Germany and the Praxis Screenwriting and Toronto International Film Festival Lab.

She learned to make good contents as she was studying for MFA and got an agent very easily. She had a Canadian agent but she moved on to an American agent as she was studying in New York and wanted to be familiar with the industry.

Deborah Chow talks about her career and life.