Athena Chu

      • 46
      • October 25, 1971 in Hong Kong

      Chu was born in Kowloon. Her father was a mathematic teacher who later started a business with her mother.[1] She attended The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts from 1990 to 1992, during which time she hosted children's shows on the television station TVB.[2] After graduating in 1992, she started working on films.[2] Her roles with Stephen Chow kick-started her film career, and she is considered one of the Sing girls. Later, she moved on to work on television dramas produced by TVB.[citation needed] After leaving TVB, Chu worked as a model and continued acting in films during the 1990s.[citation needed] In 2000, she started working on Mainland Chinese and Taiwanese television series.[citation needed] She was nominated for the Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress in 1999 and for the International Emmy Award for Best Actress in 2011.