Michelle Chen is a Taiwanese actress. She can speak Taiwanese, Mandarin, and English. Chen is best known for starring in the 2011 film You Are the Apple of My Eye, which broke box office records for Chinese-language films in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Chen is also known for the films Hear Me (2009), Badges of Fury (2013), Pali Road (2015), as well as the TV series The Romance of the Condor Heroes (2014).
Michelle Chen was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. After middle school, she studied at Southwestern Academy in California, United States, eventually graduating from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2005. She speaks English, Chinese Mandarin, and Taiwanese Hokkien fluently. In 2006, while visiting family in Taiwan, Chen caught the eye of renowned producer Angie Chai – who is responsible for the success of talent such as F4 and Rainie Yang, among other popular idols. Chen wanted to break into music at the time, but due to the slow growth of the industry, was instead persuaded by Chai to start her career in acting.
In 2015, Michelle Chen began dating her The Romance of the Condor Heroes co-star Chen Xiao. On July 19, Michelle married Chen Xiao in Beijing, another wedding banquet was held in Taipei on July 21, 2016. Chen gave birth to their first son in 2016, named him Chen Muchen. The pair will also star in Quentin Lee’s Morning, Paris! (巴黎早安), a romantic comedy that was filmed in September 2015 and set for a 2016 release.
Chen has an older sister.
First Name: Yan Xi
Family Name: Chen
Native name: 陳妍希
Also Known as: Chen Yan Xi, 陈妍希
Born: May 31, 1983
Michelle Chen: A Versatile and Accomplished Actress
Michelle Chen, also known as Chen Yanxi, is a Taiwanese actress born on May 31, 1983, in Taipei, Taiwan. She began her career in entertainment in 2007, and has since become a versatile and accomplished actress in the Chinese-speaking world.
Breakthrough Role in “You Are the Apple of My Eye”
Chen’s breakthrough role came in the 2011 film “You Are the Apple of My Eye,” in which she played the lead role of Shen Chia-yi. The film was a huge success in Taiwan and throughout Asia, and Chen’s performance was widely praised. She won several awards for her acting, including the Best Leading Actress award at the 48th Golden Horse Awards.
Successful TV and Film Career
In addition to her success in “You Are the Apple of My Eye,” Chen has also starred in many other successful films and TV dramas. Her other notable film roles include “Badges of Fury,” “The Third Way of Love,” and “The Soul Mate,” and her notable TV drama roles include “The Romance of the Condor Heroes,” “Legend of Ban Shu,” and “Young Blood.”
Accolades and Awards
Chen has won several awards for her acting, including the Best Leading Actress award at the 48th Golden Horse Awards and the Best Actress award at the 8th Macau International Movie Festival. She has also been named one of the “New Four Dan Actresses” in China, which refers to the four most popular and bankable actresses in the industry.
Personal Life and Philanthropy
Chen married her “You Are the Apple of My Eye” co-star, actor and director Ko Chen-tung, in 2016, and the couple welcomed their first child in 2017. Beyond her personal life, Chen is also known for her philanthropy and activism. She has been involved in efforts to combat breast cancer in Taiwan, and has also been an ambassador for various charitable organizations.
A Role Model for Many
Chen is a talented and accomplished actress who has made a significant impact on the Chinese-speaking entertainment industry. Her success both on and off screen have made her a role model for many people in Taiwan and around the world. With her talent, intelligence, and compassion, Chen is sure to continue making a positive impact for years to come.