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Pauline Chan (Chinese: 陈宝玲; pinyin: Chén Bǎolíng; born 1956) is an Australian actress, director, screenwriter and producer.[1]

Pauline Chan
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Chan in 2011
Born1956 (age 62–63)
OccupationActress, director, screenwriter, producer
Years active1987–present


Early lifeEdit

Born and raised 16 years in Vietnam, Pauline Chan was sent to Hong Kong during the Vietnam War. She is of Chinese descent. Chan attended high school, enrolled in drama school, and worked as an actress in Hong Kong. Later, she traveled to the United States and studied Film at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1980, Pauline Chan moved to Sydney, Australia.[2]


In 1987 she debut as Australian actress in the George Miller produced Australian TV mini-series Vietnam. In 1989 TV miniseries Bangkok Hilton, Pauline Chan has appeared as Kang playing a corrupt pretty warder near Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving and Denholm Elliott.

In 1994 Pauline Chan wrote and directed the film Traps. She also directed, wrote and produced the 2011 film 33 Postcards.

In 1991 at Torino International Festival of Young Cinema Chan's Short film Dusty Hearts won the Special Mention Award in Category Short Film Competition

Pauline Chan resides in Australia.


as ActressEdit

Zhu Lin and Pauline Chan (R) at the 33 Postcards premiere (2011)

as DirectorEdit

as ProducerEdit

  • 2006 Ultraviolet
  • 2009 The Last Dragon – Search for the Last Pearl
  • 2011 33 Postcards

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