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. He is known for directing Saw, The Conjuring, Aquaman, and Malignant, among others.
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.