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Chow Yun Fat


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Birth Name: Chow Yun Fat
Born: 05/18/1955
Birth Place: Hong Kong

Born in Nam Nga Island, Hong Kong, on May 18, 1955, Chow Yun-Fat escaped an impoverished rural childhood. The child of an oil rigger and his homemaker wife, Chow was one of four children who were raised in a home without electricity. As a child, young Chow would start each day by rising at 4 a.m. to sell dim sum to commuters. In 1965, Chow and his family moved to Kowloon, where he attended a Maoist School. As the Cultural Revolution raged on the mainland, the pre-teen Chow took part in the 1967 Hong Kong riots, prompting his worried mother to transfer him to a boarding school run by the Nationalist Party Kuomintang. Not finding school to his liking, Chow quit at age 17 and worked as a bellbo... Continue Bio >>


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