Gemma Chan Profile
Gemma Chan is an English actress and model best known for her work on Doctor Who, Sherlock, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Fresh Meat, Bedlam, and True Love. She was also in the independent films Exam, Submarine, and Belles Familles. Chan appeared in the Park Theatre’s British premiere of Yellow Face and the Southwark Playhouse’s production of Our Ajax.
Gemma Chan Education
Chan attended Newstead Wood School for Girls in Orpington, London, before going on to study law at Worcester College in Oxford. Following graduation, Chan was offered a training contract as a graduate at the law firm Slaughter and May but turned it down in order to study at the Drama Centre London and pursue a career as an actor. She signed with talent agent Nicki van Gelder after being spotted at her showcase by British film producer Damian Jones.
Gemma Chan Age
Chan is 39 years old as of 2021. She was born on 29 November 1982 in London, United Kingdom. She celebrates her birthday on 29 November.
Gemma Chan Height
Chan stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.75 m).
Gemma Chan Family
Chan was born in London, England, at Guy’s Hospital. Her father was an engineer who grew up in Hong Kong, while her mother was a pharmacist who grew up in Greenock, Scotland after her parents moved there from Hong Kong. Chan considers himself to be a British Asian.
Gemma Chan Husband
Chan testified at the Old Bailey in central London in September 2013 as a witness to a fatal stabbing outside Putney Bridge tube station. From 2011 to 2017, Chan was in a relationship with English comedian Jack Whitehall. In 2018, she began dating English actor Dominic Cooper. They live in London together.
Quick Facts About Gemma Chan
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Gemma Chan Net Worth
Chan has an estimated net worth of $8 million.
Gemma Chan Captain Marvel
Chan appeared as Minn-Erva, a Kree sniper and member of Starforce. Minn-Erva was “the star of Starforce” before Danvers joined the team, and she is “slightly threatened by someone else who has come in and is also very talented,” according to Chan.
Captain Marvel premiered in London on February 27, 2019, and was released theatrically in the United States on March 8, 2019, as part of the MCU’s Phase Three. The film grossed more than $1.1 billion worldwide, making it the first female-led superhero film to do so. During its theatrical run, it became the fifth-highest-grossing film of 2019 and the 23rd-highest-grossing film of all time. The cast’s performances, particularly Larson’s, were praised in the film. The Marvels, the sequel, is set to be released on February 17, 2023.
Gemma Chan Crazy Rich Asians
Chan appeared as Astrid Leong-Teo, Nick’s cousin and Michael’s wife, a fashion icon and socialite in Crazy Rich Asians, a 2018 American romantic comedy-drama film.
Rachel Chu visits her college roommate Peik Lin and her family in Singapore, who is taken aback when she tells them she is dating Nick Young. Chu’s boyfriend, economics professor Nick, intends to propose to her at Colin’s bachelor party. The film emphasizes the American unwillingness to prioritize family over self. Rachel and Nick are confronted by Eleanor and Nick’s grandmother at their wedding reception. Eleanor reveals that Rachel’s father is still alive and that Rachel was conceived as a result of an affair.
Nick apologizes and proposes to Rachel, saying he would leave his family to be with her. Astrid leaves, telling Michael that his ego and insecurities are to blame for their marriage’s demise. Nick proposes once more, this time with Eleanor’s emerald ring as a symbol of her blessing.
Gemma Chan Eternals
The Marvel Studios film Eternals, in which she starred as Sersi, a member of the titular race, was released in November 2021. Sersi is an empathetic Eternal with a strong connection to humans and the Earth, and she has the ability to manipulate and transform matter through physical contact. Sersi has had a long love affair with Ikaris and a strong bond with Sprite. She is now a museum curator on Earth and is dating Dane Whitman.
Sersi was described as the film’s lead by producer Kevin Feige. According to director Chloé Zhao, she and Chan wanted to create “a nuanced female superhero that is rarely seen in this genre.” Zhao went on to say that Chan “brought a beautiful sense of gentleness, compassion, and vulnerability” to the character, which “invites viewers to rethink what it means to be heroic.”Sersi was described by Chan as “grounded… [and] a little bit of a free spirit.” Chan previously played Minn-Erva in the 2019 MCU film Captain Marvel.
Gemma Chan Humans
From 2015 to 2018, Chan played the anthropomorphic robot, Anita/Mia, in Humans, an AMC/Channel 4 science-fiction drama. Anita/Mia is a servant synth from the Hawkins family. Mia, a conscious synth built by David Elster to be Leo’s babysitter, was kidnapped and hacked with new software and sold as new. By the second series, she has started working in a café and has developed romantic feelings for her boss. In an interview with Den of Geek, Chan previously stated that the first series is “not completely tied up at the end” and that “there are definitely still areas to be explored for a second series.”
The first series, which aired between June 14 and August 2, 2015, featured eight episodes. The second eight-episode series aired in the United Kingdom between October 30 and December 18, 2016. A third series was commissioned in March 2017 and aired eight episodes between the 17th of May and the 5th of July of this year. Channel 4 announced the cancellation of the series in May 2019.
Gemma Chan Sherlock
Chan has appeared in The IT Crowd on Channel 4 and Sherlock on BBC. Sherlock Holmes is portrayed as a “consulting detective” who solves various mysteries in modern-day London. Dr. John Watson, Holmes’ flatmate, and friend, has returned from military service in Afghanistan with the Royal Army Medical Corps. Although Detective Inspector Greg Lestrade of the Metropolitan Police Service and others are initially skeptical of Holmes, his exceptional intellect and bold powers of observation eventually persuade them of his worth.
Holmes becomes a reluctant celebrity, thanks in part to Watson’s blog documenting their adventures, with the press reporting on his cases and eccentric personal life. Both ordinary people and the British government seek his assistance. Despite the fact that the series depicts a wide range of crimes and perpetrators, Holmes’ conflict with his archenemy Jim Moriarty is a recurring theme. Molly Hooper, a pathologist at St. Bart’s Hospital, assists Holmes on occasion in his cases. Una Stubbs plays Mrs. Hudson, Holmes and Watson’s landlady, and series co-creator Mark Gatiss plays Holmes’s elder brother Mycroft.
Gemma Chan Transformers
Chan voiced robot Quintessa in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), which was panned by critics. Quintessa is a Cybertronian Sorceress, the “Prime of Life,” and the creator of the Cybertronians. She wishes to destroy Unicron (and Earth) and rebuild Cybertron in any way she can. At the end of the film, Chan appears briefly as Quintessa in disguise as a human.
On June 18, 2017, the film premiered at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, and Paramount Pictures released it theatrically in the United States on June 21, 2017. The film received negative reviews from critics and is the Transformers series’ worst-reviewed film. The film’s runtime, plot, direction, narrative, lack of character development, screenplay, cinematography, and frequent format changes were all criticized.
It was nominated for ten Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Picture, Worst Director, and Worst Actor for Wahlberg. The film was the franchise’s second box-office flop, following the 1986 animated film The Transformers: The Movie (1986), grossing $605 million worldwide against a production budget of $217–260 million, with an estimated loss of more than $100 million for both Paramount and Hasbro.
Gemma Chan TV Shows
- 2006 – Project Catwalk
- 2009 – Doctor Who
- 2010 – The IT Crowd
- 2010 – Sherlock
- 2011 – Secret Diary of a Call Girl
- 2011 – Fresh Meat
- 2012 – Bedlam
- 2012 – True Love
- 2013 – Shetland
- 2013 – Death in Paradise
- 2013 – Dates
- 2014 – The Game
- 2015–18 – Humans
- 2015 – Brotherhood
- 2016 – Revolting Rhymes
- 2017-2020 – Hotel Transylvania: The Series
- 2018 – Watership Down
- 2019 – I Am Hannah
- 2020 – Thunderbirds Are Go
Gemma Chan Movies
- 2006 – When Evil Calls
- 2009 – Exam
- 2010 – Pimp
- 2010 – Shanghai
- 2010 – Submarine
- 2013 – The Double
- 2014 – Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
- 2015 – Families
- 2016 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- 2017 – Transformers: The Last Knight
- 2017 – Stratton
- 2018 – Crazy Rich Asians
- 2018 – London Fields
- 2018 – Mary Queen of Scots
- 2018 – Intrigo: Dear Agnes
- 2018 – Leading Lady Parts
- 2019 – Mr. Malcolm’s List
- 2019 – Captain Marvel
- 2020 – Let Them All Talk
- 2021 – Raya and the Last Dragon
- 2021 – Eternals
- 2022 – Don’t Worry Darling Projects that have not yet been released