Gemma Chan’s Biography and Net Worth
Gemma Chan is a British film, television, and theatre actress and former fashion model from Asia, who was born at Guy’s Hospital in London, England on 29th November 1982. Her father grew up in Hong Kong and was an engineer and her mother (emigrated from pre-Cultural Revolution Communist China via Hong Kong who grew up in Greenock, Scotland) is a pharmacist at Guy’s Hospital.
Chan was raised near Sevenoaks, Kent, and she attended Newstead Wood School for Girls in Orpington, Bromley, London. She later went on to studied law at Worcester College, Oxford. Though, She graduated from the Drama Centre London in 2008. Where she was trained on the violin and piano, attaining the Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music on the violin whilst still at school.
In October 2012 she witnessed a murder of a homeless gentleman outside the Putney Bridge Tube station in West London. She stayed with the gentleman while medics and police were called, but she soon expired. In September 2013 she gave evidence in the trial of the defendant.
Gemma Chan is a bright charismatic British actress and model of Asian origin who managed to build a successful career, through persistence and become a Hollywood blockbuster star. Films with her participation become leaders of rentals and evoke constant interest among viewers and film critics. One of the latest works of Gemma Chan is her role of villain Minn-Erva in the ‘Capitan Marvel’ superhero film, which became the first 2019 billionaire according to the world box office.
She played Charlotte in season four of the Showtime and ITV2 series Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007); Ruth in Channel 4’s Fresh Meat (2011); Mia Bennett in Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars (2009), and Soo Lin in Sherlock: The Blind Banker (2010). She also appeared in the feature films Exam (2009) and Paramount Pictures’ action-thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). Chan made a film for Amnesty International to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In order to pay for her studies, she began working as a model and very soon achieved notable success in the field. Managers of leading fashion brands paid attention to her bright Asian appearance and began to offer Gemma alluring contracts. Our heroine very soon began to advertise products of such world-famous brands as Nivea, Nokia, and Reebok, participated in shows by Valentino fashion house, appeared on the covers of prestigious glossy magazines. On the wave of success, she lit up on television, entering the three finalists of the British version of the popular Podium reality show.
But Miss Chan’s rapid career in the modelling industry didn’t knock her off the intended path. She still dreamed of the stage and receiving the Drama Centre London diploma in 2008, got a job at one of the leading metropolitan theaters. There are a lot of bright theatrical roles played on prestigious London scenes in her creative thrift-box, but widespread fame came to Gemma thanks to her roles in the series. Chan was one of three models to reach the final of the first season of Sky One’s Project Catwalk, the UK version of Miramax’s Project Runway.
Chan was first appeared on the screen in the film titled ‘When Evil Calls’ which was released in 2006, playing a small episodic role. It was followed by roles in ‘The Cell’ Season 2 (2009) TV series, as Geologist Mia Bennett the ‘Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars’ (2009), The Exam (2009), and many others, these films earned her world fame. In 2010 Gemma appeared in the Sherlock cult TV series and also participated in the filming of the fourth season of The IT Crowd sitcom
The young actress wasn’t also left unnoticed in the Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) spy action film, where she was accompanied by Kevin Costner and Keira Knightley. After the release of the picture, Chan was noticed by the producers of the Humans series and was invited to play the role of servile synth Anita. Gemma had to work much on facial expressions, gestures, and movements, to reliably reincarnate into the bearer of an artificial mind and harmoniously get used to such an unusual way. The series gathered a multimillion audience from the screens and was extended for another two seasons and the long-awaited fame and world popularity finally came to Chang.
In 2012, Chan was a regular in series two of Sky Living’s supernatural drama Bedlam (2011) and in True Love (2012), a five-part semi-improvised television series produced by Working Title for the BBC One. In 2013, she starred in new BBC One crime drama Shetland (2013), alongside Douglas Henshall and Steven Robertson, and guest starred in the BBC’s Death in Paradise (2011). She was a cast-member of Channel 4 romantic drama, Dates (2013).
Chan played the synthetic Anita/Mia in the AMC/Channel 4 eight-part science-fiction drama Humans (2015). Filming commenced in autumn 2014 with a June 2015 premiere. The second series premiered on 30 October. For her portrayal, she was nominated for numerous awards. In July 2016, Chan provided the voice “Dewdrop” in BBC One’s animated television series Watership Down (2018). She appeared in the World War II drama film Shanghai (2010) and the comedy-drama Submarine (2010). Chan starred in Jean-Paul Rappeneau‘s Families (2015).
In 2011, Chan dated her partner Jack Whitehall, from the Fresh Meat TV series, whom which the couple met on the set. Though the marriage didn’t last, in 2017 the couple got separated and Chan returned to her apartment in London.
Despite her successful professional career and busy work schedule, Gemma finds time for personal life too, which her Instagram page eloquently points on. Gemma Chan Instagram is @gemma_chan with over 1.4million followers and twitter handle is @Gemma_chan with over 158k followers
Gemma Chan’ net worth is approximately 6 million dollars.