Gemma Chan Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Faith Ajani
Feb 08, 2024 By Faith Ajani
Originally Published on Feb 14, 2023
Edited by Dolly Chhatwani
Gemma Chan was born in London and went to Drama Centre London.
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About Gemma Chan

Gemma Chan was born in London, England, on November 29, 1982.

Gemma Chan was born in Guy's Hospital in London. Her father was employed as an engineer, and her mother was a pharmacist.

She grew up in Locksbottom, London Borough of Bromley. She started her education at Newstead Wood School for Girls. She went to study law at Worcester College, Oxford. Then, she attended Drama Centre London. Damian Jones, a film producer, spotted her.

She started dating Dominic Cooper after dating English comedian Jack Whitehall from 2011 to 2017. She has been with Dominic since 2018, and they live together in London.

Then she was signed to Nicki van Gelder, a talent agent. She is a well-known English actress who appeared in several supporting roles and main roles in many films and television series, including the reality series 'Project Catwalk', 'Doctor Who', 'Crazy Rich Asians', 'The IT Crowd', 'Sherlock', 'Fresh Meat', 'Bedlam', 'True Love', 'Secret Diary Of A Call Girl', 'Shetland', 'Death in Paradise', 'Dates', 'The Game', 'Humans', 'Brotherhood', and several others.

Gemma Chan Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Gemma Chan's net worth?

The net worth of the British actress Gemma Chan is $6 million. She has amassed this much net worth through her work in British film and television productions.

How much does Gemma Chan earn per year?

Adequate information regarding the annual income of Gemma Chan is unavailable.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Gemma Chan?

Gemma Chan is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) tall.

How old is Gemma Chan?

Gemma Chan is 39 years old, and she was born on November 29, 1982.

Childhood And Education

Gemma Chan was born on November 29, 1982. Her birthplace is London, England. Her father was an engineer, and her mother worked as a pharmacist. Gemma grew up in Locksbottom, London Borough of Bromley. She attended the Newstead Wood School for Girls. She went to Worcester College, Oxford. She graduated with a degree in law. Then, she went to Drama Centre London and pursued an acting career.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Gemma Chan dating?

Gemma Chan is currently in a relationship with Dominic Cooper. He is an English actor. They started dating in 2018. Previously she dated Jack Whitehall from 2011 to 2017.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Gemma Chan is best known for:

The commercial hit movie 'Crazy Rich Asians' as Astrid Young Teo in 2018

'Mary Queen Of Scots'

'Captain Marvel' as Minn-Erva in 2019

'Eternals' as Sersi in 2021

'Revolting Rhymes' as Snow White in 2016

'Sherlock' as Soo Lin Yao

'When Evil Calls' as Molly Nelson in 2006

Charity Work

Gemma Chan supports various charities. She raises money for East and South East Asian Communities and works with UNICEF to help underprivileged children in places like Sabrina. She also works with Save the Children Fund, Moet, and Cook-19. She took part in Soccer Aid and World Children's Day. In 2021, UNICEF UK appointed her as their celebrity ambassador.

What awards has Gemma Chan won?

Gemma Chan has won the following awards:

Gold List Award - Best Actress In 2022

MTV Movie + TV Award - Best Fight In 2019

National Board of Review Award - Best Ensemble In 2018

Gemma Chan's Hobbies And Interests

Gemma Chan loves modeling, dancing, acting, and cooking.

Other Interesting Gemma Chan Facts And Trivia

  • Some interesting facts and trivia about Gemma Chan are listed down below:
  • Gemma Chan is an English actress and model.
  • Gemma Chan was born on November 29, 1982.
  • She was born at Guy's Hospital in London, England.
  • She was brought up in Locksbottom, London Borough of Bromley.
  • Her father was raised in Hong Kong and was an engineer. Her mother grew up in Greenock, Scotland, and was a pharmacist.
  • After graduation, she got a training offer from Slaughter and May, a law firm, but she went to Drama Centre London.
  • She made her debut in a miniseries called 'When Evil Calls' in 2006.
  • In 2008, she made her stage acting debut in 'Turandot', the last play by Bertolt Brecht. It took place at Hampstead Theatre in London.
  • She also worked in the Yellow Face British Premier.
  • She has been a part of various films, including 'When Evil Calls', 'Exam', 'Pimp', 'Shanghai', 'Submarine', 'The Double', 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit', 'Families', 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them', 'Transformers: The Last Knight', 'Stratton', 'Crazy Rich Asians', 'London Fields', 'Mary Queen Of Scots', 'Intrigo: Dear Agnes', 'Leading Lady Parts', 'Mr. Malcolms's List', 'Captain Marvel', 'Let Them All Talk', 'Raya And The Last Dragon', and 'Eternals'.
  • She has worked in a range of TV series, including 'Secret Diary Of A Call Girl', 'Project Catwalk', 'Doctor Who', 'Sherlock', 'Fresh Meat', 'The IT Crowd', 'Bedlam', 'True Love', 'Shetland', 'Death In Paradise', 'Dates', 'The Game', 'Humans', 'Brotherhood', 'Revolting Rhymes', 'Hotel Transylvania: The Series', 'Watership Down', 'I Am Hannah', 'Thunderbirds Are Go', and more.
  • She has also worked on some theater projects 'Turandot', 'The Sugar-Coated Bullets of Bourgeoisie', 'Yellow Face', 'Our Ajax', 'The Homecoming', and more.
  • She has managed to get a few awards, including the Gold List Award - Best Actress In 2022, MTV Movie + TV Award - Best Fight In 2019, and National Board of Review Award - Best Ensemble In 2018.
  • She has supported and participated in various charitable events, including UNICEF UK, Save the Children Fund, Moet, Cook-19, Soccer Aid, and World Children's Day.
  • She performed at the British premiere of 'Our Ajax' which was played at the Southwark Playhouse. She also performed at the premiere of 'Yellow Face' that was screened at The Park Theatre.
  • She was in a relationship with Jake Whitehall until 2017.
  • Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
  • Her favorite food is chicken rice.
  • Her favorite destination is the United States.
  • Her favorite color is pink.

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Gemma Chan Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Gemma Chan

Date of Birth

1982-11-29

Nationality

British

Place of Birth

London

Age

Height

175 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Child Star?

No

Education

Worcester College

Net Worth

6000000

Partner

Dominic Cooper

Annual Earnings

1120000
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Written by Faith Ajani

Bachelor of Law

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Faith AjaniBachelor of Law

A law student at the University of Lagos, Faith is also working towards obtaining certificates in product and tech marketing. She has experience writing and editing for various publications, covering topics ranging from entertainment to technology and business. With a passion for both technology and entertainment, they bring a unique perspective to their work as a content editor and writer. In her free time, they enjoy playing tennis and indulging in movie marathons.

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