Tsai Chin

Biography

Date of Birth 30 November 1936, Shanghai, China Birth Name Tsai Chin Zhou Height 5' 2" (1.57 m) Tsai Chin also known as Irene Chow) was born to Peking Opera actor Zhou Xinfang in November 30, 1936, China. She spent her early life in Shanghai. She had two short marriages and divorced from both. Her brother is Michael Chow, owner of the famous and high-end Mr. Chow restaurant chain. (Through Michael Chow, she is the aunt to actress/model China Chow and her brother Maximillian, who are the children of Michael and his late ex-wife, Tina Chow.) She is the author of Daughter of Shanghai, Chinese title «?????». She was the first Chinese to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London in 1951, and later became an associate member. Chin is probably best known as Lin Tang, the diabolic daughter of Dr. Fu Manchu in the various Fu Manchu movies. She is also memorable for her role as Ling in the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice. She continues to appear in films to this day, including The Joy Luck Club, Memoirs of a Geisha, and the recently released James Bond film Casino Royale. She also has a recurring role in Grey's Anatomy as Helen Rubenstein, the mother of Cristina Yang. She also made records for the UK Decca Records label, notably "The Ding Dong Song", with lyrics by Lionel Bart set to a traditional Chinese song.

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Birth Name

Tsai Chin Zhou

Birth Place

Shanghai

Birth Date

11/30/1933
Known For
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The Joy Luck Club

Lindo Jong

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The Vengeance Of Fu Manchu

Lin Tang

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Lucky Grandma

Grandma

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Rentadick

Madam Greenfly

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Invasion

Nurse Lim

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Violent Playground

Primrose

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The Virgin Soldiers

Juicy Lucy

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The Brides Of Fu Manchu

Lin Tang

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Wendy Wu Homecoming Warrior

Grandma Wu

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The Face of Fu Manchu

Lin Tang

Starring In
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Waipo

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Abominable

Nai Nai (voice)

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Lucky Grandma

Grandma

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Now You See Me 2

Bu Bu

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Casino Royale

Madame Wu

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Wendy Wu Homecoming Warrior

Grandma Wu

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Memoirs of a Geisha

Auntie

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The Interpreter

Luan

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The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer

Madame Lu

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Titan A.E.

Old Woman (voice)

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Red Corner

Chairman Xu

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The Joy Luck Club

Lindo Jong

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Rentadick

Madam Greenfly

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The Virgin Soldiers

Juicy Lucy

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The Castle of Fu Manchu

Lin Tang

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The Blood of Fu Manchu

Lin Tang

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You Only Live Twice

Chinese Girl - Hong Kong

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The Vengeance Of Fu Manchu

Lin Tang

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Blow-Up

Thomas' receptionist (uncredited)

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The Brides Of Fu Manchu

Lin Tang

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The Face of Fu Manchu

Lin Tang

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Invasion

Nurse Lim

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The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness

Sualan

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Violent Playground

Primrose

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Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst

Midnight - 1st Sampan Woman

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