China Chow Biography
In 1996, China Chow was named as one of the It Girls of Harper Bazaar and was included in Vogue magazines The Next Best-Dressed List of 1996. She then ventured into the world of acting in 1998 in the action-comedy movie The Big Hit, co-starring Mark Wahlberg and Lou Diamond Philipps. She played the role of Keiko Nishi, whom Lou Diamond Philipps and his group kidnapped and sent to the care of Mark Wahlberg. It was also rumored that China Chow and Mark Wahlberg dated during the making of the film. Her other film credits include the romantic comedy Head Over Heels alongside Monica Potter and Freddie Prinze, Jr., Spun, Starring, and Carnival Sun. She as well starred in the horror film Frankenfish as biologist Mary Callahan.
In 2000, China Chow posed on the cover of Maxim magazine. Her sexy black and white photographs are featured on the magazines Girls of Maxim gallery. The following year, China Chow was listed #52 on Maxims Hot 100 Women.
China Chows most recent work was in 2004 when she provided the voice for a character in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
China Chow is Eurasian; her father is of Scottish and Chinese descent, while her mother is part-German and part-Japanese. She has a younger brother named Maximillian. Her aunt, her fathers sister, is actress Tsai Chin, Bond Girl of the 1969 You Only Live Twice, co-starring Sean Connery. Her mother, Tina Chow, died of AIDS in 1992.