Celina Jade

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Celina Jade
Celina Jade July 2014.jpg
BornCelina Horan
(1985-06-10) June 10, 1985 (age 29)
Hong Kong
OccupationActress, singer, model
Years active2008–present
 
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Celina Jade
Celina Jade July 2014.jpg
BornCelina Horan
(1985-06-10) June 10, 1985 (age 29)
Hong Kong
OccupationActress, singer, model
Years active2008–present

Celina Jade (born June 10, 1985), is a Chinese American actress, model, and singer who worked in Hollywood films.

Personal life[edit]

Jade was born in Hong Kong to American kung fu star Roy Horan.[1]

Career[edit]

Jade played the lead role in her first film, Legendary Assassin.[1] She also starred in Love Connected, and All's Well Ends Well; TV shows like Dolce Vita, Jade Solid Gold; and, regular appearances across TV channels in China including CCTV, Hunan TV, and CETV. There after, she landed her first role in a U.S. movie, The Man with the Iron Fists, as directed by the RZA. During the same year, she lent her voice as a character in the Square Enix game Sleeping Dogs. She also began filming her first web series, Wish Upon a Star, as lead actress alongside Asian superstar Peter Ho. This coincided with her first role in the CW network series Arrow, where she plays the role of Shado.[1] She appeared in six episodes in the first season and will be continuing her role in upcoming episodes.

Singing career[edit]

At age 14, Jade won an Asia-wide singing competition, which led to a record deal with Japanese producer, Tetsuya Komuro. Together, they released two EPs, Good News Bad News and 'Kwong Ying Zi Gan'. In July, 2000, she performed alongside Namie Amuro at the G8 Summit in Okinawa, Japan for the World Leaders. At age 15, she had her first No. 1 hit with the song, "Kwong Ying Zi Gan" in Taiwan. She has since then been featured in multiple ad campaigns for Marks & Spencer, Cathay Pacific, Motorola and Ponds globally.

Jade signed with music mogul Paco Wong (EMI) in 2007. She also sang the theme song for Legendary Assassin, "Ceng Jing Xin Teng", which was performed live on TV and radio stations across Asia. In 2009, she left Golden Typhoon (EMI) and signed with Terry McBride, CEO of Nettwerk Music Group (the force behind Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Dido). In late 2012, Jade independently released her first self-written album across the internet.

Filmography[edit]

Jade in 2014

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008Legendary AssassinHiu Wor
2009All's Well, Ends Well 2009Friend At Birthday Party
Love ConnectedMary
2012The Man with the Iron FistsDragon Inn Singer
Zombie GuillotinesNunShort Film
I See YouMelissaShort Film
2013Tomorrow Comes TodayChin-Chin / Ting-Ting
2014Skin TradeMin

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2011Wish Upon a Star (Xing Yuan Tong Xing)Xiao Hui
2012Mister French TasteAngie Clarke1 Episode
2013ArrowShadoRecurring

Video games[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2012Sleeping DogsNot PingVoice Actress
Nightmare in North PointNot PingVoice Actress

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Geb, Ashley (April 11, 2013). "An Interview with ‘Arrow’ Actress Celina Jade". The Daily Quirk. 

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