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Gemma Chan


Gemma Chan is a British film, television, theatre actress and former fashion model best known for her recent roles as Astrid Leong-Teo in “Crazy Rich Asians” and Minn-Erva in “Captain Marvel.”

After graduating from Worcester College, she turned down for a job at a law firm for a career in modeling and then in acting. Her parents weren’t comfortable with this choice, but the was determined to break into the industry and enrolled in the Drama Centre London, where she was scouted by British film producer Damian Jones.

Gemma has since starred on shows such as “Doctor Who,” “Secret Diary of a Call Girl,” and “Sherlock.” She is also a theatre actress who has appeared on stage in Bertolt Brecht’s play “Turandot,” Anders Lustgarten’s “The Sugar-Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie,” David Henry Hwang’s “Yellow Face,” and Timberlake Wertenbaker’s “Our Ajax.”