Celina Jade Biography
Celina Jade is an American-Hong Kong actress, singer-songwriter, model and martial artist. She is internationally known for her role as Shado in the 2010s Arrow. In China, she’s best known for starring in the 2017 blockbuster Wolf Warrior 2. Due to her recent success, she has returned to the martial arts-infused roles in movies such as Legendary Assassin.
Celina Jade Age
She was born on 10 June 1985 in British Hong Kong.
Celina Jade Height
She is 1.69 meters tall (169 centimeters).
Celina Jade Personal Life
Her parents are, American Kung Fu star Roy Horan and Chinese mother Christina Hui. She learned archery, shooting, and Taekwondo from her father while growing up. She was educated in a local Chinese school from kindergarten through high school and is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. She left Hong Kong for New Jersey at the age 14. She Later returned to Hong Kong shortly after and attended Island School. She later attended the London School of Economics. She graduated top of her class with First Class Honours in BSc Management.
Since February 2018, Jade has been in a relationship with Han Geng, a Chinese actor, singer and former member of the South Korean boy band Super Junior. The couple met at the Chinese film awards ceremony where they were rejoicing the event as presenters.
Celina Jade Acting Career
Her acting career started in 2007. She was cast alongside Wu Jing in Legendary Assasin. She also starred in Love Connected, and All’s Well Ends Well. Additionally, she also appeared on TV shows like Dolce Vita, Solid Gold; with regular appearances across TV channels in China including TVB, CCTV and Hunan TV.
In 2012. During the same year, she lent her voice as the character, Not Ping, in the Square Enix game Sleeping Dogs.
She began filming her first web series, Wish Upon a Star, alongside Asian actor Peter Ho. Later in 2012, was cast to play the recurring role of Shado in Arrow. She appeared in eighteen episodes over the first two seasons, before reappearing as Shado’s twin sister Mei for two episodes of season three and 1 episode in season 4. In 2015, she starred opposite Tony Jaa, Dolph Lundgren and Ron Perlman in Skin Trade. She was later cast to play the character April in April Flowers. In 2016, she rejoined Wu Jing to star in Wolf Warrior alongside China’s Zhang Han & Frank Grillo. It is the first and only non-Hollywood film ever to be included in the list of 100 all-time highest-grossing films worldwide. It was selected as the Chinese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards.
Celina Jade Singing Career
She started singing at a very early age. At the age of 14, Jade won an Asia-wide singing competition. Due to this, she earned a record deal with Japanese producer, Tetsuya Komuro. Together, they released two EPs, Good News Bad News and ‘Kwong Ying Zi Gan’.
She performed alongside Namie Amuro in front of President Bill Clinton & other world leaders at the G8 Summit in Okinawa, Japan in July 2000. She had her first hit with the song, Kwong Ying Zi Gan, in Taiwan at the age of 15. Since then, she has been featured in multiple ad campaigns for Marks & Spencers, Cathay Pacific, Motorola, and Ponds globally.
She signed with music mogul Paco Wong under Gold Typhoon (EMI) in 2007. Additionally, she sang the theme song for Legendary Assassin, Ceng Jing Xin Teng. In 2009, she left GoldTyphoon (EMI) and signed with Terry McBride, CEO of Nettwerk Music Group. In 2011, she wrote & sang Xun Zhao (The Find) for the web series Wish Upon A Star & sang the theme song Shi Zhong with The Wheels. In late 2012, she independently released her first self-written album across the internet, Celina. In 2013, she was cast in Good Morning Hong Kong which played at the Lyric Theatre in the Academy of Performing Arts. In 2014, she recorded a duet “迷彩 Fighting For which hit on the TVB8 Chart and won the TVB8 Best Song Awards. The “Fighting For” Music Movie was selected by the Hanoi International Film Festival 2014 to premiere in Asia.
Celina Jade Charity Activities
She supports Maggie’s Cancer Caring Center in Hong Kong since 2004, by offering her singing performances to raise money at the Fayre of St John’s yearly event. Other charities & causes she supports throughout the years include Filmaid (using the power of film and media to transcend language and literacy), Room To Read (focusing on girls’ education and children’s literacy in Asia and Africa), Bloomberg Charity Day, the Elephant Society (by working to stop the illegal trade in wildlife and animal parts), Foodlink Hong Kong (Helps to mitigate hunger, fights poverty and fosters nutritional wellness in HK, AMFAR), supporting HIV/AIDS research, Asia Society forging closer ties between Asia and the West through arts, education, policy, and business outreach.