Fala Chen (simplified Chinese: 陈法拉; traditional Chinese: 陳法拉; pinyin: ChÃ©n Fǎlā, born 24 February 1982) is a Chinese-American beauty pageant titleholder. Chen has held the titles of Miss Asian America 2002 and Miss NY Chinese 2004, and placed as runner-up in Miss Chinatown USA 2003 (Miss Chinese Chamber of Commerce) and Miss Chinese International 2005.
Chen was born in Chengdu, People’s Republic of China, in 1982. She moved to the United States at the age of 15 in 1997. She attended Emory University in Georgia, where she majored in Marketing and International business and minored in Japanese. During her first year in college, she started entering beauty pageants. She graduated from Goizueta Business School of Emory University with a BBA degree in May, 2005.
After a period in New York, Chen returned to Hong Kong and joined TVB. She starred in the TVB series Forensic Heroes, where she started as an accidental murderess.
She crowned the 2006 Miss Chinese International 1st runner-up, Ginney Ann from Bangkok, Thailand.
For a time, Chen was unfavored by audiences due to the dislike many people held towards the characters she played in series such as Steps, which gradually grew into a dislike for the actress herself. However, Chen has recently experienced success in her TVB career with her appearances in Catch Me Now and the 2008 production Moonlight Resonance. She also played a mute character to critical acclaim, earning her audiences’ favor once again in the latter TV show.
In 2009, Chen played the main female character in Michael Tse’s movie Turning Point as Michael Tse’s girlfriend and Francis Ng’s sister.
In 2010, Fala Chen won Best Supporting Actress for the second time. Her first was in 2007 for her role as Carmen in, Steps
Date of Birth: February 24, 1982
Place of Birth: China (Mainland)