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Gemma Chan Height
Gemma Chan height is around 5 feet 8 inches which is also 172.7 centimeters. She is an English actress most known for her roles in the films Exam, Pimp, and Submarine as well as the television series Bedlam.
Who is Gemma Chan?
English actress Gemma Chan was born on November 29, 1982. Chan, a London native who was raised there, attended the Newstead Wood School for Girls and Worcester College in Oxford to pursue a legal education before electing to enroll at the Drama Centre London to pursue an acting career.
Chan later received several supporting roles in television series such Doctor Who, Sherlock, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Fresh Meat, Bedlam, and True Love. She appeared in the independent films Exam (2009), Submarine (2010), and Belles Familles (2015). Chan made his British debut in Yellow Face at The Park Theatre and participated in Our Ajax at The Southwark Playhouse.
Gemma Chan was born at Guy’s Hospital in London, England. Her mother was a pharmacist who was born in Hong Kong and brought up in Greenock, Scotland. Her father was a Hong Kong-raised engineer.
Chan was born and raised in the London Borough of Bromley suburb of Locksbottom. She then attended the Newstead Wood School for Girls in Orpington, London, and Worcester College in Oxford to pursue a legal education. After graduating, Chan was offered a training contract by the law firm Slaughter and May, but he turned it down to enroll in the Drama Centre London and pursue a career as an actor.
Gemma Chan made her acting debut in the Horror Channel drama When Evil Calls in 2006. She took part in Project Catwalk’s first season of reality competition television. Chan made her stage debut in Turandot, the final play by Bertolt Brecht, which had its British premiere in 2008 at the Hampstead Theatre in London. In the fall of 2009 BBC Doctor Who “The Waters of Mars” special, Chan portrayed geologist Mia Bennett.
The episode later won a Hugo Award. Chan starred in Exam (2009), which got mixed reviews and had its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival the same year. Chan appeared in a Star Trek parody on Channel 4’s The IT Crowd the next year as the “female Sulu.”
She received one of her first prominent roles in The Blind Banker, a Sherlock episode from the BBC’s first season, playing a Chinese immigrant with a noticeable accent. The use of orientalist clichés in the episode contributed to its detractors.
Submarine had a successful international premiere at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival, in contrast to Chan’s later features, Pimp (2010) and Shanghai (2010), which received harsh criticism from critics. Chan was chosen to play the antagonist to Billie Piper’s character in the last season of Secret Diary of a Call Girl. The series debuted in 2011 on ITV2.
Later that year, she appeared on Channel 4’s Fresh Meat. Since she supports human rights, she produced a movie for Amnesty International to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Chan appeared as a regular in the second season of Sky Living’s supernatural drama Bedlam in 2012 as the “impulsive” and “free-spirited” Kiera.
She had a part in the five-episode, loosely structured True Love television series that Working Title produced for BBC One. On the set, Chan got to know her co-stars and was given the opportunity to “fill out” her part in the pre-written parts.
In June 2013 at The Park Theatre in London, Chan appeared in the British premiere of American playwright David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face. She then participated in the Royal National Theatre’s 2014 revival of the play. When advertising the play, Chan talked about how her ethnicity made it difficult for her to land roles in historical dramas and plays that weren’t Chinese.
Gemma Chan took part in the London Southwark Playhouse production of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s play Our Ajax in November 2013. After seeing her performance in Yellow Face, Wertenbaker selected her to play the war goddess Athena. Her performance was described as having “beautifully elegant omniscience” by Michael Billington of The Guardian. Later that year, she appeared in the BBC One mystery program Shetland as the young archaeologist Hattie James.
Gemma Chan made a cameo appearance in the BBC film Death in Paradise. She made an appearance on Channel 4’s romantic drama Dates. On August 6, 2013, Chan made an appearance as a guest on the BBC Radio 4 program Front Row’s “Cultural Exchange” section, during which she recommended The Princess Bride as a film she enjoys. The Double (2013), which Chan starred in, had a successful premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and garnered favorable reviews.
Chan has an appearance in the critically acclaimed and commercially successful 2014 action movie Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. In the French comedy-drama Belles Familles (2015), which had its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, she played Chen-Lin, the main character’s girlfriend. Chan portrays American witch Madame Ya Zhou in the 2016 BAFTA-nominated film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
In 2018, she provided her voice for the BBC’s animated miniseries Watership Down. Chan played the humanoid robot Anita/Mia in the AMC and Channel 4 science fiction drama Humans, which ran from 2015 to 2018.
Gemma Chan co-starred in an ActionAid advertisement imploring the British public to help young women who are at risk of sexual assault in 2018 along with Andrea Riseborough, Jane Horrocks, Jaime Winstone, and Laura Carmichael.
Gemma Chan co-starred with Meryl Streep in Steven Soderbergh’s comedy Let Them Talk in 2020. She portrayed Karen, a literary agent who is allegedly “maybe-romantic” with the client’s nephew. The film’s HBO Max premiere went well.
In the same year, Chan received the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future award in honor of her “distinguished acting achievements” and “personal embodiment of timeless style and grace”. She was the fifteenth winner of the honor. Chan provided the voice of Namaari, the warrior princess, in the Disney animated film Raya and the Last Dragon, which had its global premiere in March 2021.
Gemma Chan will reprise her roles in the two Crazy Rich Asians sequel movies, China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems. Don’t Worry Darling is an Olivia Wilde-directed psychological suspense film starring Chan, Hunter Schafer, and John Malkovich.
Additionally, she co-stars with them in the horror film Cuckoo and the science fiction film True Love, both of which were directed by Gareth Edwards. She will portray the title role in the Apple TV+ anthology series Extrapolations.
In 2017, Gemma Chan traveled to Lebanon to visit Syrian refugee children while working with Save the Children. In 2018, she collaborated with Moet to support Help Refugees UK. She worked as a volunteer for Cook-19, a company that feeds crucial personnel, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chan has supported UNICEF UK since 2015 and traveled to Jamaica with the charity in 2019 to promote awareness of domestic violence. She participated in Soccer Aid to help the nonprofit in 2019. She participated in World Children’s Day events in 2020. She was selected to represent UNICEF UK as a celebrity ambassador in 2021.
Chan dated English comedian Jack Whitehall from 2011 to 2017. She began dating English actor Dominic Cooper in 2018. Their London house is a shared one.
Chan gave testimony before the Old Bailey in central London in September 2013 as a witness to a fatal stabbing that happened in front of Putney Bridge tube station.