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Joan Lin

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Joan Lin is a retired Taiwanese actress. She is best known as the wife of famous action star Jackie Chan.

Joan Lin was born on 30 June 1953 in Taipei, Taiwan. Her Chinese name is Lin Feng-jiao. She dropped out of school at age 12 due to her family’s poverty. In 1972, at the age of 19, she starred in her first film, The Hero of Chiu Chow. Many of her films are based on the novels of Chiung Yao. In 1979, she won Best Leading Actress in the 16th Golden Horse Awards for her performance in The Story of a Small Town. Lin has made over 70 films during her 10-year career.

Lin Feng-Jiao is best known for her performance in ‘The Story of a Small Town’. Her portrayal of a mute young woman in the romantic drama film not only won her a prestigious award but also established her as one of the leading actresses in Taiwan.

Lin Feng-Jiao

In 1972, at age 19, she starred in her first film, The Hero of Chiu Chow (poster) / Hero of Waterfront (onscreen), a kung fu film. Many of her films are based on the novels of Chiung Yao.

In 1979, she won Best Leading Actress in the 16th Golden Horse Awards for her performance in The Story of a Small Town. Lin has made over 70 films during her 10-year career

She met Jackie Chan in 1981 and they married in Los Angeles the following year. Their only child, a son Jaycee Chan (now also an actor and singer), was born the day after they got married. Lin has since retired from the film industry.

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