Place of Birth: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Date of Birth: February 27, 1977
Ethnicity: Chinese Malaysian
James Wan is a Malaysian-born Australian film director, screenwriter, and producer.
James was born in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, of Chinese descent. He was raised in Australia and is an Australian citizen.
James has stated:
I was born in Malaysia and grew up in Australia. I moved there when I was about 7. Language-wise, my mom and dad’s dialect, they’re pretty obscure. It’s Chinese, but not your traditional Chinese, like Cantonese or Mandarin. It wasn’t something that I got to use very much growing up. We eventually just spoke English around the house.
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