Gemma Chan Bio, Age, Family, Dating, Body Stats, Net Worth, Facts

Gemma Chan

Who is Gemma Chan?

Gemma Chan is an English actress and model best known for her portrayals in both British TV shows and films. She played Charlotte in season 4 of the Showtime and ITV2 series Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Mia Bennett in the BBC’s Doctor Who “The Waters of Mars” and Soo Lin in Sherlock. She has appeared in films like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Transformers: The Last Knight. Gemma has been cast to star Minn Erva in the 2019 film Captain Marvel.


Gemma Chan was born on the 26th of November 1982, in London, England, UK. She’s currently 38 years old.

Birth NameGemma Chan
Date of Birth29 November 1982
Place of BirthLondon, England
Age38 years old
Sun SignSagittarius
ProfessionActress, Former Model
ResidenceKent, Canterbury, United Kingdom


  • Father – Unknown (Engineer)
  • Mother – Helen Born (Pharmacist)
  • Siblings – One Sister


Gemma attended Newstead Wood School for Girls in Orpington in the London borough of Bromley. She later obtained her degree in Law from Worcester College, Oxford.

Despite she secured a training contract offer as a graduate at the law firm Slaughter and May, she decided to pursue an acting career and joined the Drama Centre London to study acting.

Gemma Chan Personal Life

Gemma Chan was in a relationship with comedian Jack Whitehall from 2011 to 2017. They announced their separation in September 2017.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 5 feet 8 inches
Centimeters – 173 cm
Meters – 1.73 m
WeightKilograms – 58 kg
Pounds – 128 lbs
Body BuildSlim
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Distinctive Features Her smile

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Gemma Chan made her onscreen debut in the 2006 mystery-thriller “When Evil Calls,” starring as Molly Nelson.

Television Debut

Gemma was fist appeared on the reality series Project Catwalk as a contestant in 2006.

Brand Endorsements

Chan has been affiliated with Investec Derby Festival, UNICEF, and Amnesty International in the past.

Famous For

Best known for her roles such as Charlotte in season four of the Showtime and ITV2 series Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Ruth in Channel 4’s Fresh Meat, Mia Bennett in the BBC’s Doctor Who “The Waters of Mars” and Soo Lin in Sherlock.

She has also starred in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

Favorite Things

  • Place – Ibiza
  • Football Team – Arsenal

Gemma Chan Net worth

Gemma Chan has a net worth of $6 million dollars.

Social Media Profiles

Gemma Chan Facts

Chan was raised near Sevenoaks, a town in west Kent, in South East England.

She worked as a model and appeared in several ad campaigns for Nokia, Nivea Visage and Selfridges to supplement her drama school training.

Gemma was also featured in several magazines including Elle, Cosmopolitan and The Sunday Times Style.

She learned ballet and how to play the violin when she was young.

Chan made her professional stage debut in the British Premiere of Bertolt Brecht’s last play Turandot at the Hampstead Theatre, London.

In July 2016, Chan voiced the character of Dewdrop in BBC One’s animated television series “Watership Down”.

She is set to appear in the film Captain Marvel alongside Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, and Djimon Hounsou.