Hong Chau

Hong Chau

  • Birthday: 1979-06-25
  • Place of birth: Thailand
  • Also know as: 홍 차우

Biography

Hong Chau (born June 25, 1979) is an American actress known for her appearance in the US film Downsizing (2017) as Vietnamese amputee and political activist Ngoc Lan Tran. For her performance, she was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, and several other awards for best supporting actress. Before Downsizing, she appeared in the US television series Treme (2010-2013) and the US film Inherent Vice (2014). In 2018, she appeared as a guest star in several TV series. Chau was born to Vietnamese parents who lived in a refugee camp in Thailand after fleeing Vietnam in the late 1970s. A Vietnamese Catholic church in New Orleans, Louisiana arranged for a family to sponsor Chau and her family. After growing up in New Orleans, Chau majored in film studies at Boston University and pursued an acting career.

Filmography

American Woman

2019

As Jenny

Driveways

2020

As Kathy

Downsizing

2017

As Ngoc Lan Tran

Market Hours

2014

As Angela

Showing Up

2022

As Jo

The Whale

2022

As Liz

Duck Butter

2018

As Glow

The Menu

2022

As Elsa

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Inherent Vice

2014

As Jade

Artemis Fowl

2020

As Opal Koboi (uncredited)

Production

American Woman

2019

As Executive Producer

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