Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Chloé Zhao

Director, Writer & Producer

Chloé Zhao made history as the first woman of color, first Chinese woman, and second woman ever to be awarded Best Director at the Academy Awards for her 2021 hit film, “Nomadland.”


Born in Beijing, Chloé decided to pursue film production upon moving to the U.S. to finish her studies. She obtained a degree a few years later at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Chloé has been directing independent feature films since 2015, including “Songs My Brothers Taught Me” and “The Rider.”


Since its release in February 2021, “Nomadland” has won 34 awards for directly, 13 for screenplay, and 9 for editing: making Chloé the most awarded person in a single awards season in our generation.


As for upcoming projects, Chloé is directing the highly-anticipated Marvel film, “Eternals” and a sci-fi western film with a new, twisted take on Dracula.