Tsai Chin



Place of birth:

Tianjin, China:


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tsai Chin, also known by her Chinese name Zhou Caiqin, is an actress, director, teacher and author, best known in America for her role as Auntie Lindo in the film The Joy Luck Club. The third daughter of the legendary Peking opera actor and singer Zhou Xinfang, Tsai Chin was the first Chinese student trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and later earned a Masters Degree at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Her career spans more than five decades and three continents. She starred onstage in London's West End in The World of Susie Wong, and on Broadway in Golden Child. Chin appeared in two James Bond films: as a Bond girl in You Only Live Twice; and Casino Royale. Her single, "The Ding Dong Song," recorded for Decca, hit the top of the music charts in Asia. She was the first acting instructor to be invited to teach acting in China after the Cultural Revolution, when China's universities re-opened. In China she is best known for her portrayal of Grandmother Jia in the 2010 TV drama series The Dream of Red Mansions.

Film Credits

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
as Waipo
Lucky Grandma (2020)
as Grandma
Abominable (2019)
as Nai Nai (voice)
上海的女儿 (2019)
as Herself
The Jade Pendant (2017)
as Madame Pong
She's Got a Plan (2016)
as Mrs. Roberts
Now You See Me 2 (2016)
as Bu Bu
She Lights Up Well (2014)
as Grandma
Nani (2012)
as Isabel
Year of the Fish (2007)
as Mrs. Su
Hollywood Chinese (2007)
as Self
Casino Royale (2006)
as Madame Wu
Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (2006)
as Grandma
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
as Auntie
The Interpreter (2005)
as Luan
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003)
as Madame Lu
Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity (2002)
as Hun Ping Wong
Titan A.E. (2000)
as Old Woman (voice)
Inside 'You Only Live Twice' (2000)
My American Vacation (1999)
as Grandma Lee
Red Corner (1997)
as Chairman Xu
The Magic Pearl (1997)
as Additional Voices
The West Side Waltz (1995)
Crowfoot (1995)
as Det. Lisa Ishima
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
as Lindo Jong
Rentadick (1972)
as Madam Greenfly
The Virgin Soldiers (1969)
as Juicy Lucy
The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969)
as Lin Tang
The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)
as Lin Tang
You Only Live Twice (1967)
as Ling
The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (1967)
as Lin Tang
Blow-Up (1966)
as Thomas's Receptionist (uncredited)
The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966)
as Lin Tang
Invasion (1965)
as Nurse Lim
The Face of Fu Manchu (1965)
as Lin Tang
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
as Sui-Lan
Violent Playground (1958)
as Primrose
Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst (1957)
as Sampan Woman