Place of Birth: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Date of Birth: 26 February, 1977
Ethnicity: Chinese Malaysian
James Wan is a Malaysian-born Australian film director, screenwriter, and producer. He has directed the films Saw, Dead Silence, Death Sentence, Insidious, The Conjuring, Insidious: Chapter 2, Furious 7, The Conjuring 2, which he also co-wrote, Aquaman, and Malignant.
James was born in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, of Chinese descent. He was raised in Perth, Australia, and is an Australian citizen. James is married to Romanian actress, producer, and screenwriter Ingrid Bisu.
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.