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Ian Chen (born September 7, 2006) is an American actor. In 2014, he was cast as a series regular in the ABC comedy series Fresh Off the Boat.

Ian Chen
IanChenFoxLa Screening2018.jpg
Ian Chen at the 2018 Fox LA Screenings
Born (2006-09-07) September 7, 2006 (age 11)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Ian Chen
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese 陈琦烨



In November 2016, Chen opened the "FASO Goes Pops!" orchestra concert with a performance of the young Michael Jackson hit, "Ben."[1]

In June 2016, he starred as the main character in Eric Nam's music video "Into You".[2] In 2017, he was cast in the live-action Shazam! movie.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2013 Modern Family Episode: "Larry's Wife"
2014 Grey's Anatomy Luca Episode: "I Must Have Lost It on the Wind"
2015–present Fresh Off the Boat Evan Huang Series regular
2016 Dr. Ken Henry Guest star (episode: "The Wedding Sitter")
2016 Loosely Exactly Nicole Troy Guest star (episode: "Babysitting")
2017 Family Guy Guest star (episode: "Dearly Deported)"


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Shazam! Eugene Choi Post-production

Awards and nominationsEdit

Chen was ranked #3 in Entertainment Weekly's "12 Under 12: The Best Child Actors of 2015", behind Jacob Tremblay and Marsai Martin.[4]

Year Award Category Work Result
2015 Vulture Best Child Actor Fresh Off the Boat Nominated[5]
2016 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast In A TV Series Won[6]
Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actor Nominated
Young Entertainer Awards Best Young Ensemble Cast - TV Series Won
2017 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actor Nominated
Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor Loosely Exactly Nicole Won
Young Entertainer Awards Best Leading Young Actor 14 and Under - Television Series Fresh Off the Boat Nominated

Personal lifeEdit

Chen has a younger brother and is fluent in Mandarin.[7]

He is a big fan of Minecraft.[8]

He also sings and plays guitar in a band.[9]


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