China Chow Biography

Updated On Feb 18, 2019 Published On Nov 23, 2015
Facts of China Chow
Date of Birth: 1974 , April-15
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Name China Chow
Father Michael Chow
Mother Tina Chow
Nationality British
Birth Place/City London
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Actress
Net Worth 10 million US dollars
Weight in KG N/A
Married N/A
Education Scripps College
Movies The Big Hit
TV Show Work of Art: The Next Great Artist
Sisters Asia Chow
Siblings Maximillian Chow
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English-born American actress China Chow is known for her role in the comedy movie The Big Hit. She is also a model and has modeled for several agencies like Shiseido cosmetics, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin Klein.

Bio: Age, Childhood, and Education

China Chow was born in an upper-middle-class family in April 1974, in London, England, the United Kingdom, to Michael Chow and Tina Chow. Her father is a restaurateur and her mother was a model and jewelry designer. She is English and is of Chinese, Japanese, German, and Scottish descent.

She has two siblings, a brother named Maximilian, and a half-sister, whose name is Asia Chow. 

Talking of her educational background, she finished her education from Scripps College, with a degree in Psychology. She stands out as the first college graduate in her family.

How old is China Chow?

Born on 15 April 1974, she is 44 years of age, as of 2019.

Love affairs, husband, and Boyfriend

44 years old American actress has never married, but she has dated a few boyfriends. She was in a romantic relationship with celebrities including Steve Coogan, Mark Wahlberg, billionaire Noel Ashman, Jared Leto, Billy Idol, and Keanu Reeves.

Her relationship with Steve Coogan gained the most limelight. Her boyfriend Steve was previously married to wife Caroline Hickman. However, following his divorce with his wife, China and Steve began dating.

Professional Details

Though she became the first member to be the college graduate, she rather chooses the profession of her mother and began modeling for Shiseido cosmetics.

She also got her name in Harper's Bazaar's "It Girls" in 1996. With the course of time, she also got a chance to appear in Vogue's "The Next Best-Dressed List".

In 1998, she played her first acting role in the movie The Big Hit and after that, she began hosting several shows.

What is China Chow Net Worth?

Her net worth is estimated at $12 million, as of 2019. Her profession as a model and actress is the major source of income. Besides, she owns several house and real estate properties across the United States.

 

China Chow facts on timeline

Born in London, England

April 15 , 1974

China Chow was from the upper middle class family born in London, England, United Kingdom to Michael Chow and Tina Chow. Her father is a restaurateur and her mother was a model and jewelry designer. She is English and is of Chinese, Japanese, German, and Scottish descent.

Moved to New York

1979

Though she was born in London, England, United Kingdom, she lived there only for five years and then moved to New York, United States of America at the age of five. There she also started following her mother's footsteps. 

Her parents got divorced

1989

Her father Michael Chow, Mr. Chow restaurant chain owner and her mother Tina Chow, a model and jewelry designer got married in 1972. As a married couple, they welcomed China Chow as their first child but in 1989, they got divorced because of internal feud. 

Her mother died

January 24 , 1992

After her parents got divorced, her mother quit her nights out and she became an AIDS activist. Those days, lots of her friend died because of AIDS and later she was also diagnosed with his disease and she died of it on 24th of January 1992. 

Began her modeling career

1994

Though she became the first member to be the college graduate, she rather chooses the profession of her mother and began modeling for Shiseido cosmetics. She began modeling for several agencies like Shiseido cosmetics, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. 

Was listed in It Girls

1996

As her name and fame was increasing in the fashion world as English model with Asian face, she was honored by the Harper's Bazaar. They listed her in their lists of It Girls. 

Began her acting career

1998

After gaining some popularity from being the model, she also desired to put her hand in the acting world and in 1998, she appeared in her first movie, The Big Hitand after that she began hosting several shows.

Was listed in Maxim Hot 100 Women

2000

In 2000, she also began working for the Maxims magazine; she posed with them in several of their covers and she also appeared in their gallery, Girls of Maxim. The same year, she was also honored by them, she got listed in their lists of Maxim Hot 100 Women and she was ranked 22nd. 

Began dating Steve Coogan

2007

Somewhere in 2007, she was seen with English actor and standup comedian, Steve Coogan. At that time, he just got rid of his depression and was out from the rehab. They began dating since that time on. 

Broke up with Steve Coogan

2010

In 2007, she captured some best memory in her life, she began her love affairs with English actor and standup comedian, Steve Coogan and she also made her television appearance in the Burn Notice. But after dated each other for about three years and also expressed their desire to get married but they broke up in 2010.