Stephen Chow

Name in Native Language: "周星驰" (ZH-HANT)
Film Director / Actor / Screenwriter / Comedian / Film Producer | * 06/22/1962 (62) | Hong Kong (People's Republic of China)
Stephen Chow Sing-chi (Chinese: 周星馳; born 22 June 1962) is a Hong Kong filmmaker, former actor and comedian, known for Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle. ()

Stephen Chiau Sing Chi, professionally known as Stephen Chow, is a Hong Kong filmmaker, actor, and producer.Stephen Chow was born in Hong Kong on 22 June 1962 to Ling Po Yee, an alumna of Guangzhou Normal University, and Chow Yik Sheung, an immigrant from Ningbo, Zhejiang. Chow has an elder sister named Chow Man Kei and a younger sister named Chow Sing Ha. Chow's given name "Sing-chi" derives from Tang dynasty Chinese poet Wang Bo's essay Preface to the Prince of Teng's Pavilion.After his parents divorced when he was seven, Chow was raised by his mother. Chow attended Heep Woh Primary School, a missionary school attached to the Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China in Prince Edward Road, Kowloon Peninsula. When he was nine, he saw Bruce Lee's film The Big Boss, which inspired him to become a martial arts star. Chow entered San Marino Secondary School, where he studied alongside Lee Kin-yan. After graduation, he was accepted to TVB's acting classes.Chow began his career as an extra for Rediffusion Television. He later joined TVB in 1982. He was drawn to attention hosting the TVB Jade children's program 430 Space Shuttle.Chow made his film debut in the 1988 film Final Justice, which won him the Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 25th Golden Globe Awards.Chow shot to stardom in The Final Combat. The following decade, he appeared in more than 40 films. Fight Back to School became Hong Kong's top-grossing film of all time. In 1994, he began directing films, starting with From Beijing with Love. In the latter half of the 1990s, Chow becomes very famous in China, he became a legend and the Stephen Chow Phenomenon.In 2001, his film Shaolin Soccer grossed over US$50 million worldwide. Chow won Best Director and Best Actor at the 2002 Hong Kong Film Awards, and the film went on to garner additional awards including a Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and the Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Picture and Best Director. It was the highest-grossing Chinese film in Hong Kong at the time, grossing $46 million in the Asia region.In 2004, his film Kung Fu Hustle grossed over US$106 million worldwide. Chow also won Best Director at the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards and Best Picture of Imagine Film Festival as well as over twenty international awards. Critics as well as film stars such as comedian Bill Murray said that the film was the supreme achievement of modern comedy that had outshone any preexisting form of American comedy, including Murray's directorial work.His film CJ7 began filming in July 2006 in the eastern Chinese port of Ningbo. In August 2007, the film was given the title CJ7, a play on China's successful Shenzhou manned space missions—Shenzhou 5 and Shenzhou 6. CJ7 became the highest-grossing film of all time in Malaysia.For his work in comedy, he has received praise from notable institutions such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, who called him the King of Comedy.Stephen Chow has directed multiple classic films since the 1990s.In 2013, his film Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons became the highest-grossing Chinese film of all time.In 2016, his film The Mermaid broke numerous box office records, and became the highest-grossing film of all time in China.

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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Action | Drama

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Awards & Nominations for Stephen Chow

Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film Golden Horse Award for Best Director Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer 2x Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor 7x Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor 2x Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay 2x Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film MTV Movie Award for Best Fight 2x Hundred Flowers Award for Best Director Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actor BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language 2x Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film
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Movies with Stephen Chow as Actor(60)

as Theater Employee (uncredited)2017 Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back
as Ti (voice)2010 CJ7: The Cartoon
as Ti Chow2008 CJ7
as Sing2004 Kung Fu Hustle
as Sing2001 Shaolin Soccer
as Policeman with dog1999 Gorgeous
as Wan Tin-Sau1999 King of Comedy
as Master Wong1999 The Tricky Master
as Ho Kam-Sui1998 The Lucky Guy
as Chan Mon-Gut1997 Lawyer Lawyer
as himself1996 The God of Cookery
as Ling Ling Fat1996 Forbidden City Cop
as Leon1995 Out of the Dark
as Lee Chak-Sing1995 Sixty Million Dollar Man
as Chi Juen Bo / Joker / Monkey King1995 A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella
as Chi Juen Bo / Suen Ng Hung / Joker1995 A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box
as Pao Lung Sing1994 Hail the Judge
as Ho Kam An1994 Love on Delivery
as Ling Ling Chat1994 From Beijing with Love
as Dragon Fighter Lo Han1993 The Mad Monk
as Star Chow, Million Wong1993 Fight Back to School 3
as Tang Pak Fu / Wah On1993 Flirting Scholar
as Wei Siu Bo / Wilson Bond1992 Royal Tramp 2
as So Chan Ha Yee Chan / Tsan, So Hat Ngai1992 King of Beggars
as Sung Sai-Kit / Sung Shih-Chieh1992 Justice, My Foot!
as Dyun Siu Fei1992 The Thief of Time
as Sing Chi1992 Fist of Fury 1991 II
as Chow Sing Sing1992 Fight Back to School 2
as Shang Foon1992 All's Well, Ends Well
as Wei Siu Bo / Wilson Bond1992 Royal Tramp
as Lau Ching / Saint of Gamblers1991 Fist of Fury 1991
as Koo Jing / Chi Man-Jing / Maggie Koo1991 Tricky Brains
as Star Chow1991 Fight Back to School
as Chow Siu-Lung1991 Legend of the Dragon
as Romeo / Shun1991 The Magnificent Scoundrels
as Chow Sing-Chee1991 The Banquet
as Shing1991 The Top Bet
as Narrator (voice)1991 Crazy Safari
as Sin (as Sing Chi Chow)1990 Triad Story
as Xing1990 Sleazy Dizzy
as Rubbish Pool1990 Lung Fung Restaurant
as Pepper1990 Curry and Pepper
as Sam Shek Kam-Shui1990 Love Is Love
as Chow Sing Cho1990 God of Gamblers II
as Sing1990 My Hero
as Sing1990 All for the Winner
as Hsing1990 Look Out, Officer!
as Vincent Hing1990 When Fortune Smiles
as Cheung Lon / Cockroach1990 The Unmatchable Match
as Sui Yien1989 Thunder Cops II
as 'Jacky' Yuen Kei-hao1989 Just Heroes
as Andy Yau1989 Dragon Fight
as Lau Ting Kin1988 The Last Conflict
as Puddin Lai1988 Faithfully Yours
as Boy1988 Final Justice
as Taiwanese Triad1986 A Better Tomorrow

TV Shows/Series with Stephen Chow as Actor(7)

Movies with Stephen Chow as Crew(36)

Production/Executive Producer2023 The Monkey King
Directing/Director2019 The New King of Comedy
Production/Producer2019 The New King of Comedy
Writing/Writer2019 The New King of Comedy
Directing/Director2016 The Mermaid
Production/Executive Producer2016 The Mermaid
Writing/Writer2016 The Mermaid
Writing/Writer2009 Jump
Production/Producer2009 Dragonball Evolution
Directing/Director2008 CJ7
Production/Producer2008 CJ7
Writing/Writer2008 CJ7
Production/Producer2008 Shaolin Girl
Directing/Director2004 Kung Fu Hustle
Production/Producer2004 Kung Fu Hustle
Sound/Music2004 Kung Fu Hustle
Writing/Screenplay2004 Kung Fu Hustle
Directing/Director2003 1:99 Shorts
Crew/Presenter2001 Shaolin Soccer
Directing/Director2001 Shaolin Soccer
Writing/Screenplay2001 Shaolin Soccer
Directing/Director1999 King of Comedy
Writing/Writer1999 King of Comedy
Directing/Director1996 The God of Cookery
Writing/Writer1996 The God of Cookery
Directing/Director1996 Forbidden City Cop
Writing/Writer1996 Forbidden City Cop
Directing/Director1994 Love on Delivery
Directing/Director1994 From Beijing with Love
Writing/Writer1994 From Beijing with Love
Directing/Director1993 Flirting Scholar

Full Name: Stephen Xingchi Zhou
Born: Friday, 06/22 1962 (June) in Hong Kong (People's Republic of China) (current age: 62 years + 23 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: Chinese (Cantonese) (CN, native language), Standard Mandarin
Educated at: ELCHK Lutheran Secondary School
Other names for Stephen Chow (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Stephen Chow Sing-Chi"
"Zhōu Xīngchí"
"Sing Yeh"
"Steven Chow"
"Sing-Chi Chow"
"Zhou Xingchi"
"Zhou Xing-chi"
"Xing-chi Zhou"
"Xingchi Zhou"
"Châu Tinh Trì"
"星爺" (Pseudonym)
"幇主" (Pseudonym)
Stephen Chow frequently works together with these people:
Ng Man-tat (28x, Actor)
Jeffrey Lau (27x, Crew)
Wong Jing (26x, Crew)
Vincent Kok (18x, Actor)
Lee Lik-Chi (18x, Crew)
Shing Fui-On (15x, Actor)
Sandra Ng Kwun-Yu (15x, Actress)
Sharla Cheung (14x, Actress)
Corey Yuen (14x, Actor)
Lee Kin-Yan (13x, Actor)
Lowell Lo (11x, Crew)
Francis Ng (4x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:283, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/11/2024