Amy Tan

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Birth Name: Amy Tan
Born: 02/19/1952
Birth Place: Oakland, California, USA

Tan's second novel "The Kitchen God's Wife" (published in 1991), told the story of an American-born daughter and her immigrant Chinese mother and the secrets that comprised their lives. This novel was another runaway success and also became the number one bestseller on the "Times" list. The next year, Tan wrote (in conjunction with illustrator Gretchen Schields) a children's book, "The Moon Lady". She made her screenwriting and producing debut with the film adaptation of "The Joy Luck Club" (1993). Directed by Wayne Wang (best known for "Chan Is Missing", 1982), the Disney-produced feature revealed an ethnically specific but universal story rarely shown before in the nation's multiplexes. Th... Continue Bio >>

Popular Movies and Television:
1993-09-08 The Joy Luck Club
2001 Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat
2000 Simpsons
1990 Maxine Hong Kingston: Talking Story