Gemma Chan

41, from London, England, UK

Artwork for Captain MarvelImage of Gemma Chan

Biography

Gemma Chan (born 29 November 1982) is an English actress. Born and raised in London, Chan attended the Newstead Wood School for Girls and studied law at Worcester College, Oxford before choosing to pursue a career in acting instead, enrolling at the Drama Centre London. Chan was subsequently cast in various supporting roles on television, including Doctor Who, Sherlock, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Fresh Meat, Bedlam and True Love. She also appeared in independent films Exam (2009), Submarine (2010) and Belles Familles (2015). Chan performed in the British premiere of Yellow Face at The Park Theatre and Our Ajax at the Southwark Playhouse.

Chan had minor roles in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) and Transformers: The Last Knight (2017). She starred as a servile anthropomorph in sci-fi series Humans (2015–2018) to critical praise. Chan gained widespread recognition for portraying Astrid Leong-Teo in Jon M. Chu's romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians (2018), which became a critical and commercial hit. Chan along with the ensemble was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture. Chan played Bess of Hardwick in the historical drama Mary Queen of Scots (2018) and voiced the antagonist Namaari in Disney's animated film Raya and the Last Dragon (2021). In Marvel Studios' Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Chan portrayed Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel (2019) before headlining Eternals (2021) as Sersi.

Timeline

2023Aged 41

  • Poster for The Creator

    Maya

  • Poster for True Love: Making 'The Creator'

    Self

2022Aged 40

  • Poster for Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Eternals

    Self - Sersi

  • Poster for Don't Worry Darling

    Shelley

  • Poster for Closing Dynasty

    Executive Producer

2021Aged 39

  • Poster for Raya and the Last Dragon

    Namaari (voice)

  • Poster for Eternals

    Sersi

  • Poster for L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth

    Self

2020Aged 38

  • Poster for Let Them All Talk

    Karen

2019Aged 37

  • Poster for Mr. Malcolm's List

    Julia

  • Poster for Captain Marvel

    Minn-Erva

  • Poster for Intrigo: Dear Agnes

    Henny

2018Aged 36

  • Poster for Leading Lady Parts

    Actress #5

  • Poster for Crazy Rich Asians

    Astrid Leong-Teo

  • Poster for London Fields

    Petronella

  • Poster for Mary Queen of Scots

    Bess of Hardwick

2017Aged 35

  • Poster for Transformers: The Last Knight

    Quintessa

  • Poster for Stratton

    Aggy

  • Poster for Revolting Rhymes

    Snow White (voice)

2016Aged 34

  • Poster for Everyday Performance Artists

    Melody

  • Poster for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Madame Ya Zou

2015Aged 33

  • Poster for Love Is a Four Letter Word: Worth Seven Points

    Wife

  • Poster for Families

    Chen-Lin

2014Aged 32

  • Poster for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

    Amy Chan

  • Poster for The Double

    'The Replicator' - Glamourous Judge

2011Aged 29

  • Poster for Submarine

    Kim-Lin

2010Aged 28

  • Poster for Pimp

    Bo

  • Poster for Shanghai

    Shin Shin

2009Aged 27

  • Poster for Exam

    Chinese Girl

  • Poster for Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars

    Mia Bennett

2006Aged 24

Year unknown