Chen Hong is a Chinese actress and movie producer. She is married to movie director Chen Kaige and they have two grown children. In the last few years, she’s also acted in and co-produced the movies Forever Young, The Promise, and Li Bingbing’s Love Actually. Before the two of them got married, Chen Hong studied acting in Leningrad, Russia and graduated with an English degree. She later went on to study dance in New York City, and in 1999, she landed a role in the Chinese production Take Me Home, which was made by the Beijing Film Festival.
In the year 2021, Chen Hong started to get cast in more Chinese films. She appeared in the Kung Fu movie Legend of Tai Lin, as well as the award-winning Romance of the Three Princes opposite Jackie Chan. Her role in Romance of the Three Princes led to her being cast in some movies directed by Yu Yang. Her roles in Forgetting names and Inglourious Basterds gave her a star role in the movie industry in the USA. It was this time that Chen Hong became a name that Hollywood recognized, and it gave her the opportunity to work with some of the most famous and talented Chinese actors and actresses in the world such as Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Chowang-Yi.
Chen Hong is also known for her role in Forgetting Names. This film marked the start of Chen Hong’s illustrious career that would see her return to the limelight several times over. She was even featured in the hit comedy Kung Mangarap, alongside Jet Li, and Chow Kang-Ho. Now, Chen Hong is busy with her own movies set in the exotic island of Borneo, including Island in the Sea, which is her first foray into Hollywood. Other projects include appearing in an upcoming biopic on the life of jazz singer Annette cherries Chow Tsoi, and in an unnamed project based on the life of Taiwanese independence leader Chiang Mako.
|Age||53 years old|
|Born||13 December 1968|
|Net Worth in 2021||$1 Million – $5 Million|
|Salary in 2020||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2019||Pending|
|Salary in 2019||Under Review|
|Source of Income||Actress|
In recent years, Chen Hong has established a great relationship with Hollywood. In 2021, the then-unknown actress was featured in the award-winning Kung Mangarap, an adventure film produced by Dreamworks. The following year, she was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Miss Tao, in the film version of Finding Nemo.
Chen has also been in the news for the past couple of years for other reasons. On July 4th, 2021, Chen was arrested in connection to the murder of her boyfriend, Thomas Simon. According to the police, they had found a handgun at the scene, which matched the one that Simon had been carrying. Chen was charged with first-degree murder, after refusing to enter a plea. Following the arrest, Simon’s family released a statement saying that they had “forgiven” their son for the death of Chen Hong while they were together, but after the discovery of the gun at the scene, they had decided to seek legal proceedings against her.
This writer regards Chen Hong as one of the most promising talents from Taiwan whose career has yet to reach the peak of its potential. She has the perfect mix of beauty and brains, which is rare in this part of the world. Her roles in films such as Kung Mangarap and Romance Now have won her several Filmfare awards, which are given by the US film industry organization Sundance Picture Company. There are also many accolades credited to her name, including being selected as a Best actress award at the 2021 MTV Movie Awards.