Hong Chau

1979 - Today

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Hong Chau (born June 25, 1979) is an American actress. She has received several award nominations for her film roles as Ngoc Lan Tran in Downsizing (2017) and as Liz, a nurse, in The Whale (2022), including one for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the latter. Chau was born to Vietnamese parents who lived in a refugee camp in Thailand after fleeing Vietnam in the late 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hong Chau has received more than 5,674,183 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Hong Chau is the 9,095th most popular actor (up from 10,518th in 2019), the 108th most popular biography from Thailand (up from 119th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Thai Actor.

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  • 5.7M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 39.16

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.42

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Hong Chau ranks 9,095 out of 13,578Before her are Louise Beavers, Joel David Moore, Paul Frees, Durga Khote, Jessica Bowman, and Max Irons. After her are T. P. McKenna, Jay Acovone, George MacKay, Jayne Meadows, Begoña Vargas, and Freya Allan.

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Among people born in 1979, Hong Chau ranks 379Before her are Kristina Ohlsson, Deborah Secco, Ana Moura, Nathalie Dechy, Andrej Komac, and Sander van Doorn. After her are Vyacheslav Shevchuk, Bojana Popović, Busy Philipps, Thomas Voeckler, Hanna Ljungberg, and Patrick Owomoyela.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Hong Chau ranks 108 out of 186Before her are Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (1962), Siriporn Ampaipong (1964), Somluck Kamsing (1973), Mike Phiromphon (1970), Pornsak Songsaeng (1960), and Theerathon Bunmathan (1990). After her are Chalermpol Malakham (1962), Sirivannavari (1987), Mario Maurer (1988), Bin Bunluerit (1962), Mai Charoenpura (1969), and Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul (1992).

Among ACTORS In Thailand

Among actors born in Thailand, Hong Chau ranks 4Before her are Tony Jaa (1976), Mum Jokmok (1965), and Somluck Kamsing (1973). After her are Mario Maurer (1988), Bin Bunluerit (1962), Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul (1992), Urassaya Sperbund (1993), Rhatha Phongam (1983), Vachirawit Chivaaree (1997), Ranee Campen (1989), and Nadech Kugimiya (1991).

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