Tsai Chin

Tsai Chin

  • Born on
    • November 30th, 1936
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tsai Chin, also known by her Chinese name Zhou Caiqin, is an actress, director, teacher and author, best known in America for her role as Auntie Lindo in the film The Joy Luck Club. The third daughter of the legendary Peking opera actor and singer Zhou Xinfang, Tsai Chin was the first Chinese student trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and later earned a Masters Degree at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Her career spans more than five decades and three continents. She starred onstage in London's West End in The World of Susie Wong, and on Broadway in Golden Child. Chin appeared in two James Bond films: as a Bond girl in You Only Live Twice; and Casino Royale. Her single, "The Ding Dong Song," recorded for Decca, hit the top of the music charts in Asia. She was the first acting instructor to be invited to teach acting in China after the Cultural Revolution, when China's universities re-opened. In China she is best known for her portrayal of Grandmother Jia in the 2010 TV drama series The Dream of Red Mansions.


Acting (23 Credits)

2021Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as Waipo
2019Lucky Grandma as Grandma
2019Abominable as Nai Nai (voice)
2016Now You See Me 2 as Bu Bu
2006Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior as Grandma
2006Casino Royale as Madame Wu
2005Memoirs of a Geisha as Auntie
2005The Interpreter as Luan
2003The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer as Madame Lu
2002Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity as Hun Ping Wong
2000Titan A.E. as Old Woman (voice)
1997Red Corner as Chairman Xu
1993The Joy Luck Club as Lindo Jong
1969The Castle of Fu Manchu as Lin Tang
1968The Blood of Fu Manchu as Lin Tang
1967The Vengeance of Fu Manchu as Lin Tang
1967You Only Live Twice as Ling
1966The Brides of Fu Manchu as Lin Tang
1966Blow-Up as Thomas's Receptionist (uncredited)
1965The Face of Fu Manchu as Lin Tang
1958The Inn of the Sixth Happiness as Sui-Lan
1958Violent Playground as Primrose
1957Battle Hell as Sampan Woman


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