|Birth Name:||Chung Dik San|
|Birth Place:||Hong Kong|
|Date of Birth:||21/01/1981|
|Age:||41 years old|
Gillian Chung Yan-tung is a popular singer and actress from Hong Kong. This charming lady is famous as a member of the Cantopop duo Twins. And her role of Princess Changping in the movie Soccer Killer.
Gillian was born as Chung Dik San on January 21, 1981, in Hongkong. Gillian frequently collaborates with a fellow singer and group member of Twins, Charlene Choi.
Born as Chung Dik Saan, but her family changed her name to Chung Ka-lai at the age of two. She was a brilliant child from her early age. She completed her graduation from Kowloon True Light Middle School and later attended RMIT University located in Melbourne, Australia.
Moreover, her English name Gillian was given when she was in high school. Then on August 26, 2013, she changed her Chinese name, Chung Ka-lai to Zhongxin Tong (鍾欣潼).
Her father died in 1882 and she was just a year old that time. And she had to spend her childhood with single mother until her mother remarried her step-father.
Chung used to sing and act in her school programs and family events from an early age. She was able to grab the attention of a model agency by her appearance and performance for which she worked during 2000.
In the same year, Chung got the opportunity to work with Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG). The group gave her the stage name, Chung Yan-tung which was supposed to multiply her business skill. Later, in 2001, EEG approached her to form a singing group, Twins, with fellow Charlene Choi.
After three months they went on to release their first album. In 2002, they released the notable studio album with Our Souvenir. Till date, they have released more than fifteen albums together including Twins Party, Twins Language, and Trainee Cupid.
|U Man||2002||Candy Tong So-sum/Piggy|
|Just One Look||2002||Snow White/Snowie|
|Thge Twins Effect||2003||Gypsy|
|The Death Curse||2003||Linda Tung|
|Love on the Rocks||2004||Mandy|
|The Twins Effect II||2004||Blue Bird|
|House of Fury||2005||Natalie Yue|
|Ip Man: The Final Fight||2013||Chan Sei-mui|
|The Fox Lover||2013||Xiao Cui|
|The Wasted Times||2016||Xiao Wu|
|Soccer Killer||2017||Princess Changping|
|The House That Never Dies II||2017||Ji Jincui|
|The Monkey King: Quest for the Sutra||2001||Purple Rose|
|Kung Fu Soccer (guest)||2004||Kiu|
|Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain||2006||Cheng Lingsu|
|The Holy Pearl||2011||Baixi Xianyue / Ding Yao|
|Da Tang Nü Xun An||2011||Xie Yaohuan|
|Swords of Legends||2014||Princess Xunfang|
In 2006, Chung was stunned by the bra-clad picture that appeared on Hong Kong magazine, Easy Finder magazine. This incident happened while she was on the concert tour in Genting Highlands, Malaysia.
Chung was changing her clothes when the pictures were captured without her knowledge. The Magazine made a headline that reads “Ah Kiu releases bra near the back window.”
Chung became emotional and cried for hours the pictures went viral. Fans were on the street to support her. In fact, her Twins mate, Charlene too was in the picture.
Later in 2008, Chung was found guilty in the Edison Chen’s sex photo scandal. And this was considered one of the biggest scandal in Chinese entertainment industry. The pictures were taken by Chen and went viral on the internet. For this Chung made a public apology.
After this scandal, Chung and Charlene announced separation. But, the duo reconciled in 2010 after, Charlene divorced her husband, Ronald Cheng.
After their reunion, they are busy with the concert series; LOL Live around the world including Los Angeles and Toronto.
A pop-star, Gillian has been in several relationships. First, she was rumored to be dating, Juno Mark since 2006 to 2010. But, she never admitted Juno as her boyfriend.
Also, actor Edison Chen Koon-hei was assumed to be her boyfriend after the sex-photos scandal.
On February 1, 2018, Gillian got engaged to Taiwanese, Dr. Michael Lai. The lovebirds were dating since early January 2017. Chung posted a picture of a diamond ring on Instagram captioning,
Next Stop happiness.
According to Straits Times, she also shared pictures of the ring and birthday cakes on Weibo that captioned,
This is the best gift for my lunar birthday. Thank you for your love.
Caption-Gillian shared a picture on her birthday including the engagement ring.
According to 88 News, In 2009 she was endorsing Botox treatment clinic Dr. Pro. Moreover, she was paid a seven-digit amount for the endorsement. Also, she appeared in a concert of Neil Simon’s Ought to Be in Pictures. And it was produced by Emperor Concerts and have a budget of HK$2 million.
Chung went on doing many tours and concerts with a fellow, Charlene including The missing piece concert, EEG 10th anniversary concert held in The Venetian Macau luxury hotel, Nokia Twins 2010 concert and recently, LOL Live around the world. Surely, these tour and concerts add to Gillian Chung’s net worth.
She is also involved in the certain advertisement along with Charlene. Notably, these two appeared in their first advertisement for Whisper. They also appeared, between 2001 to 2005, in the advertisement of huge companies like Nokia, Epson, Coca-cola, and LG.
Chung along with her younger sister lives in the affluent Mid-levels district in Hong Kong. Importantly, her sister appears in Chung’s concerts.
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Published on 8/28/2017 and updated on 2/27/2018.