Jay Chou

LOS ANGELES - JAN 10:  Jay Chou arrives to Los Angeles Premiere

Chou in 2011, photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Chou Chieh-lun

Place of Birth: Linkou District, Taipei County, Taiwan

Date of Birth: 18 January, 1979

Ethnicity: Taiwanese [Hoklo Han Chinese]

Jay Chou (Chinese: 周杰倫;) is a Taiwanese singer, songwriter, record producer, rapper, actor, and television personality. His roles include the films Initial D, Curse of the Golden Flower, as Kato in The Green Hornet (2011), and Now You See Me 2. He directed the films Secret, which he co-wrote, and The Rooftop, which he wrote; and starred in both. Jay also directed and starred on the show Pandamen. He is known as the “King of Mandopop,” or President Chou.

He is the son of teacher parents, Yeh Hui-Mei (Chinese: 葉惠美; pinyin: Yè Huìměi) and Chou Yao-Chung (Chinese: 周耀中; pinyin: Zhōu Yàozhōng). Jay is married to actress and model Hannah Quinlivan, with whom he has three children.

1 Response

  1. Oaken05 says:

    He is off Hoklo (Han) Chinese ethnicity.

    The Hoklo make up about 70% of the population of Taiwan. The other significant groups in Taiwan are the Hakka (Han) Chinese at 15%, “mainland” (Han) Chinese, and Taiwanese indigenuous people who make up around 2% of the population.

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