Jay Chou

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

Chou in 2011, photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Linkou District, Taipei County, Taiwan

Date of Birth: 18 January, 1979

Ethnicity: Taiwanese [Hoklo Han Chinese]

Jay Chou is a Taiwanese singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, film producer, actor, and director. He is known as the “King of Mandopop.” In the West, he is known for his roles in the films The Green Hornet (2011), as Kato, and Now You See Me 2. 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 two 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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