The Hong Kong entertainment circle may be more than simply “six degrees of separation”, as many artistes have actual family ties. Below are some lesser known family relations in the industry, which add to exciting trivia knowledge of stars spanning three generations in some cases:
Jane Li (32), Sandy Lam (56), Jan Lamb (52), Jerry Lamb (49), Ti Lung (73), Shaun Tam (39)
The former Commercial Radio DJ Jane (李澄) is the daughter of former host-singer Sandy Lamb (林珊珊), who now heads an entertainment company for artistes such as The Grasshopper (草蜢). Brothers, Jan Lam (林海峰) and Jerry Lamb (林曉峰), are Jane’s maternal uncles while Ti Lung (狄龍) is Jane’s granduncle. Jane’s father is renowned former national swimmer Johnny Li (李啟淦) who once held the national record for freestyle swimming. Ti Lung’s son, Shaun Tam (譚俊彦), currently films for TVB.
Hins Cheung (38), Louis Cheung (39), Kay Tse (42), and Anthony Lun, 62
Louis Cheung (張繼聰) is actually singer Hins Cheung’s (張敬軒) mom’s younger cousin, making Kay Tse (謝安琪) his senior as well. Famous Hong Kong singer/songwriter Anthony Lun (倫永亮) is also a distant relative of Hins.
Natalis Chan (69), and Daniel Chan (44)
Who knew that the boyishly good-looking singer-actor Daniel Chan (陳曉東), is related to the A-list host and veteran entertainer Natalis Chan (陳百祥)? The pair share a relationship as uncle and nephew.
Danny Summer (67) and Bernice Liu (39)
Known as the “Father of Hong Kong Rock n Roll”, Danny Summer (夏韶聲) is the uncle of ex-TVB artiste Bernice Liu (廖碧兒). The winner of Miss Chinese International in 2001, Bernice has filmed many dramas at TVB and has had a romantic history with Hawick Lau (劉愷威) and Moses Chan (陳豪), and left TVB in 2011. Besides producing music, Danny also has an interest in otherworldly topics such as UFOs and extraterrestrial creatures, and has appeared on many supernatural programs.
Eason Chan (44) and Wong Cho Lam (39)
Seemingly unrelated, Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) made the accidental discovery during visits to relatives that singer Eason Chan (陳奕迅) is his distant cousin. The two enjoy success in their respective fields, with Eason being a prolific singer and nominated actor, and Cho Lam successfully making the switch from artiste to artiste manager in recent years.
Joe Ma (51) and Mimi Chu (65)
Mimi Chu’s (朱咪咪) husband is apparently the paternal cousin of Joe Ma (馬德鐘), making the two in-laws. The duo shared a duet “Strangers When We Meet” at Mimi’s 2015 concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum and announced their “unusual relationship”.
Chilam Cheung (48), Charlie Cho (69), and Anna Ueyama (55)
Chilam Cheung’s (張智霖) uncle is the 1990s category III film actor Charlie Cho (曹查理). Former TVB actress Anna Ueyama (上山詩納) is also Charlie’s niece and therefore Julian’s cousin. (Her 22-year-old daughter Hilary stands behind Anna in the photo).
Kevin Cheng (50), Anne Heung (45), and Vinci Wong (49)
Recently coming out of the closet to marry his boyfriend, Vinci Wong (王賢誌) is a cousin of Kevin Cheung (鄭嘉穎), while former TVB actress Anne Heung (向海嵐) is Vinci’s aunt (daughter of maternal grandfather’s sister).
Edmond Leung (48), Michelle Yim (64) and the late Wan Chi Keung
Soccer legend Wan Chi Keung (尹志強) dated Michelle Yim (米雪) for 24 years. Though the two did not officially tie the knot as man and wife, they shared a loving relationship for many years. Singer Edmong Leung (梁漢文), who is Wan’s nephew, also shares his uncle’s passion for the sport and leads celebrity soccer matches.
DJ Donald (45), Janny, Steven Cheung (35)
Cantopop duo I Love You Boyz member DJ Donald (唐劍康) has been married to Janny (張詠恩), a former member of girl group Krusty, for nine years. When Janny became comatose from a stroke, Donald had prayed for her recovery by willingly exchanging 20 years of his life. Janny is also the elder sister of former Boy’z member Steven Cheung (張致恆), who has starred in TVB dramas such as Come Home Love: Dinner at 8 <爱·回家之八时入席>.
Chin Ka Lok (54) and Chin Siu Ho (56)
Former TVB actor Chin Ka Lok (錢嘉樂), who married fellow artiste Angela Tong (湯盈盈), is the younger sibling of martial arts actor Chin Siu Ho (錢小豪).
Derek Yee (62), John Chiang (72), Paul Chun (74), and Raymond Chu (55)
One an award-winning director and scriptwriter and the other two established veteran actors are all in the same family. John Chiang (姜大衛) and Paul Chun (秦沛) are brothers, and later gained a half-brother, Derek Yee (爾冬陞), when their mom remarried. TVB actor Raymond Cho (曹永廉) who recently hosted the travel variety show Roaming Siblings <兄弟姐妹去旅行> married John’s eldest daughter and is his son-in-law.
Paul Chun (74), Benji Chiang (39), and Lesley Chiang (33)
Paul Chun’s (秦沛) children, Benji Chiang (姜文杰) and Lesley Chiang (姜麗文) previously entered the industry as independent music producers, later advancing their careers individually. While the duo continue to make music, they have also been dabbling in acting, with Benji’s performance in the 2017 web drama series OTCB <反黑> being well-received while younger sister Lesley had worked at TVB.
Benz Hui (71) and Lu Xun
Ex-TVB artiste Benz Hui (許紹雄) had many memorable roles such as “Foon Hei Gor” Line Walker <使徒行者> . Benz is the nephew of influential modern Chinese author Lu Xun (魯迅).
Source: Oriental Sunday
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.