A rare movie star who’s been able to bridge the divide between Eastern and Western film, Jackie Chan has been a cinematic force of nature for decades.
Over the course of his career, Chan has appeared in more than 150 films and has become world-renowned for his eye-popping stunts and unique mix of action and comedy.
Not all is perfect in Chan’s world right now, however, as reports have recently surfaced that his estranged daughter is homeless due to her ‘homophobic parents’ and living under a bridge with her girlfriend.
But just who is Jackie Chan? Here’s all you need to know about him, his net worth, how he makes his money, family, movies and estranged daughter.
Who is Jackie Chan?
Jackie Chan is an actor, filmmaker, martial artist, stuntman and singer who’s appeared in more than 150 movies and is beloved to Chinese and Western audiences alike.
He was born as Chan Kong-sang on April 7, 1954 in Hong Kong.
Chan excelled in the martial arts in his youth and made his first film appearance in 1962 as a child actor. After doing stunt work for Bruce Lee in several movies in the early 1970s, he broke out in the 1978 movie Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow.
After establishing himself as an action and comedy star in Hong Kong in the 1980s and early 1990s, he became well-known to Western film audiences for his role in the 1995 film Rumble in the Bronx and soon became an international icon after his starring role in the Rush Hour film franchise alongside Chris Tucker starting in 1998. Chan soon followed up with other successful films in both Hollywood and Hong Kong, though announced in 2012 that he would be reducing his stunt roles due to his age.
Over the course of his successful film career, Chan has been honored with many wins and nominations for accolades such as the Hong Kong Film Awards, the Academy Awards, the MTV Awards, the People’s Choice Awards and others
How old is Jackie Chan?
Jackie Chan is 64 years old.
He was born on April 7, 1954.
Who is Jackie Chan’s wife?
Jackie Chan’s wife is Taiwanese actress Joan Lin.
The couple have been married since 1982 and have one son, Jaycee Chan, born on December 3, 1982. Chan also has an estranged daughter, Etta Ng Chok Lam, with actress and former Miss Asia 1990 Elaine Ng Yi Lei, who he reportedly has no relationship with. Etta recently garnered international attention after claiming to be homeless and living under a bridge with her girlfriend due to her parents’ homophobia.