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China Chow is an actress and model. She was born on April 1947 in London, England. She is the daughter of Tina Chow and Michael Chow. Her mother was a designer and model and her father Michael Chow is a restaurateur. Her grandfather’s name is Zhou Xinfan; he was a Beijing Opera actor. For representing her originality and the country, she was named as China.
China Chow moved to New York with her parents at the age of five. She spent her time with her brother as a child. Her mother died when she was in her young age. Chow follows Christianity but was raised in the Buddhist family. She holds American as well as British nationality. She is of mixed ancestry as she combines Japanese, German and Scottish origins. There is no information about her school. From her childhood, she was interested in acting and modeling; she was inspired by her mother to do modeling. Chow has an aunt named Tsai Chai, who is an actress. Her aunt has appeared in James Bond series. She is inspired by her aunt too.
During her high school days, she was in the drama team. She performed on several big and small programs which were organized in her school. Her father hired an acting tutor to teach her. Her family always supports her dream and career. Chow attended Scripps College located in California and completed her education graduating in Psychology. After completing bachelor’s degree, she began her career as a model.
Chow began her career from a movie named “The Big Hit” starring opposite to Mark Wahlberg. She plays a character of a judge in Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.
Chow was signed with different agencies like Shiseido cosmetics, Calvin Klein and so on. She started her career in acting on big screens. In the year 1996, she became a popular model. She was featured in Harper’s Bazaar’s “It Girl”. She also appeared in Vogue magazine named The Next Best-Dressed List. In 2000, Chow was seen in Maxim’s gallery named “Girls of Maxim”. She has worked for many agencies.
Chow doesn’t like to reveal her personal life. China Chow is currently single. She had an affair with Steve Coogan ,she dates with him from 2007 to 2011.After the break of her relationship with Steve, she dated Mark Wahlberg in 1997. but they broke their relationship in 2000.There is a rumor that she dated with Keanu Reeves in the year 2009. Her sexuality is straight. She stands 5 feet and 2 inches tall. Her zodiac sign is Aries.
Her net worth is estimated to be about 10 million dollars.