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Joan Lin
林鳳嬌
Born 30 June 1953 (1953-06-30) (age 68)
Taipei, Taiwan
Nationality Taiwanese
Occupation Actress
Years active 1972–1982
Spouse(s)
Jackie Chan (m. 1982)
Children Jaycee Chan (son)
Joan Lin
Traditional Chinese 林鳳嬌
Simplified Chinese 林凤娇

Joan Lin Feng-jiao (born 30 June 1953) is a former Taiwanese actress. She is married to martial artist Jackie Chan.

Early life

Born 30 June 1953 in Taipei, Taiwan, Lin was the second child out of five children. She dropped out of school at the age of 12 due to her family's poverty.

Career

In 1972, at age 19, Lin starred in her first film, The Hero of Chiu Chow [zh] (also known as Hero of Waterfront), a Kung fu film. Many of her films are based on the novels of Chiung Yao.

Lin, together with Charlie Chin and Chin Han and Brigitte Lin, were the biggest names in the Taiwanese and Hong Kong cinema industries in the 1970s. Dubbed the "Two Chins, Two Lins" (二秦二林) by the media, they were known for starring in several box-office hits, many of which were adaptations of Chiung Yao's novels.

In 1979, she won Best Leading Actress at the 16th Golden Horse Awards for her performance in The Story of a Small Town. During her 10-year career, Lin appeared in more than 70 films.

Personal life

Joan Lin met Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan in January 1981 and they secretly married in Los Angeles in 1982. Their only child, Jaycee Chan, was born the day after they got married. Lin has since retired from the film industry.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1978 15th Golden Horse Awards Best Leading Actress He Never Gives Up Nominated
1979 16th Golden Horse Awards Best Leading Actress The Story of a Small Town Won
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