Gemma Chan Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Career & Net Worth

Gemma Chan Biography

Gemma Chan is one of the very famous and most trending personalities nowadays on different social media and on the Internet as well. She is famous as an English actress and former fashion model. She was born in London and raised in Kent. Similarly, Chan attended the Newstead Wood School for Girls and studied jurisprudence at Worcester College, Oxford.

She gained a position in a law firm following graduation but chose to pursue a career in acting instead, studying acting at the Drama Centre London. Probably, in 2006, she was a competitor on the first series of the reality television series Project Catwalk and made her acting debut in the independent horror serial When Evil Calls.

Gemma Chan Early Life & Education

Gemma Chan was born at Guy’s Hospital in London, England. She is of Chinese ancestry. Likewise, her father grew up in Hong Kong and was an engineer. Similarly, her mother’s parents emigrated from Mainland China to Scotland via Hong Kong.

Furthermore, Chan’s mother grew up in Greenock, Scotland. Likewise, Chan was raised near Sevenoaks, a town in west Kent, in South East England, and attended Newstead Wood School for Girls in Orpington in the London borough of Bromley. Similarly, she later went on to study law at Worcester College, Oxford.

Gemma Chan Career

Chan appeared in autumn 2009 special of the BBC’s Doctor Who (“The Waters of Mars”) with David Tennant and Lindsay Duncan, which aired on 15 November 2009 in the UK, playing geologist Mia Bennett. Chan was cast as a series regular in Secret Diary of a Call Girl, the fourth and final series airing on ITV2 in the UK and Showtime in the US in 2011. She has also appeared in Fresh Meat, BBC One’s Sherlock, and the fourth series of The IT Crowd for Channel 4.

In 2012, Chan was a regular in series two of Sky Living’s supernatural drama Bedlam and in True Love, a five-part semi-improvised television series produced by Working Title for BBC One.

Gemma Chan Personal Life

Chan started dating comedian and Fresh Meat co-star Jack Whitehall in 2011; the couple split up in 2017 after six years together, with their busy work schedules cited as the main reason for their breakup. They have remained good friends following their split.

Likewise, in December 2018, Chan made her first public appearance with Dominic Cooper as a couple at the British Fashion Awards. In September 2013, Chan appeared at the Old Bailey in central London as a witness to a fatal stabbing outside Putney Bridge tube station.


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  • Full Name: Gemma Chan
  • Date of Birth: November 29, 1982
  • Age: 39 years
  • Birth Place: London, United Kingdom
  • Height: 1.73 m
  • Nationality: British
  • Nominations: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, MORE
  • Education: Drama Centre London, Worcester College, Oxford, Newstead Wood School
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 2006–present
  • Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
  • Partner(s): Dominic Cooper
  • Net Worth: $6 million
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