Chen Yumei (c Chen Yumei) was a Chinese actress and singer actively during the late 1920s and early 1930s. In her heyday she became one of the most popular stars in China, crowning “movie queen” at the time. She had been studying acting since her childhood days and went on to receive several movie acting awards for her roles in the silent films. She also appeared in some feature films.
After retiring from the movie industry, Chen moved to Hollywood to star as a singer. Her first album “My Love” reached the top of the charts and was highly popular. She was nominated for an Academy Award for that role. She then formed her own company, the Chen Yumei Group, where she released several more solo records. Eventually she decided to concentrate on acting instead of performing in music, but her efforts were still very successful.
|Age||49 years old|
|Born||3 July 1971|
|Net Worth in 2020||$1 Million – $5 Million|
|Salary in 2019||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2019||Pending|
|Salary in 2019||Under Review|
|Source of Income||Sprinter|
Chen Yumei’s early roles were small, often overlooked in favor of larger roles. However, in later years those roles would become more famous. She portrayed the role of Miss Saigon in the film remake of The Hangover, before getting to her most famous role of all, that of Chen Xian in Jackie Chan’s Kung Fu flick Hong Kong. It was then that Chen Yumei would receive the role of a lifetime as the evil “Mantis” in the Chinese movie Beauty and the Beast, which went on to become one of the most well-known animated films of all time.
Chen Yumei would later receive another Academy Award for her role as Chen Xian again in the movie The Mask. Later in her career, she received an award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her work in the film The Great Times. Later still, Chen Yumei would receive a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her work in the film Meet the Parents. Her final role would be an uncredited character in the film Kingpin.
After her short stint in Hollywood, Chen moved back to China and spent the next few years working in the theater. However, she never lost her love of acting and in 1990, began work on a film starring herself, Chen Yi. That film, Tie Your Mother Close To Me, would be released in the United States shortly before Chen Yumei’s untimely death from cancer. In that film, Chen Yi played the role of a woman who fell in love with her son, only to discover that he was being held up because of an arranged marriage. This role would prove to be her last, and best, performance.
As her fame increased, Chen Yumei also became one of the most popular Chinese actresses of her time, and in the late noughties, began receiving critical acclaim for her roles in high profile films such as Romance, Beatles of East End, and Who Loves Me. In fact, at the 2021 Academy Awards, Chen was nominated for her first Best actress award for her role in Romance. She subsequently went on to play the lead role in the hit film Kung Fu Panda, which was widely considered to be one of the best movies of the year. These days, Chen is known best for her portrayal of female characters in live action format, most notably in live action TV shows and video games.