Hong Chau
Hong Chau
Real Name/Full Name Hong Chau
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Hong Chau
Birth Place: Thailand
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 25 June 1979
Age/How Old: 44 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 155 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 56 Kg
In Pounds – 126 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother – N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: Eleanor McMain Secondary School, Benjamin Franklin High School and Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts.
College: Boston University
Religion: Vietnamese Catholic Church
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Boyfriend: No
Husband/Spouse Name: No
Kids/Children Name: No
Profession: Actress
Net Worth: $15 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Hong Chau is an American actress best known for her supporting role as Vietnamese amputee and political activist Ngoc Lan Tran in the 2017 film Downsizing.

She starred in the television series Treme (2010–2013) and the film Inherent Vice before Downsizing (2014). She featured as a guest star in a number of TV shows in 2018. In 2019, she appeared in the limited series Watchmen as a supporting character. She also starred in the films American Woman and Driveways, both released in 2019.

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Biography and Early Life

Hong Chau’s parents and two boys lived in Vietnam before she was born. Chau’s mother was six months pregnant when her family joined the Vietnamese boat people who left their nation in 1979.

Chau’s father was shot and nearly died during their escape. Later that year, Chau was born in a Thai refugee camp. A local Vietnamese family was chosen to sponsor her family by a Vietnamese Catholic church in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Hong Chau in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Hong Chau’s age is 44 years old as of today’s date 14th April 2024 having been born on 25 June 1979. Though, she is 5′ 1″ in feet and inches and 155 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 126 lbs in Pound and 56 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Black and hair color is Brown.


Chau attended Eleanor McMain Secondary School and Benjamin Franklin High School in the eastern section of New Orleans, where she grew up. She graduated from Natchitoches, Louisiana’s Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. Her parents did menial jobs in order for their children to be able to attend college.

Chau attended Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, where she first studied creative writing and received student financial help in the form of Pell Grants. When her parents insisted that she pursue something more practical, she changed her degree to cinema studies.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Chau is the younger of two brothers. She resides in the city of Los Angeles, California. She owns a dog, a Rottweiler-Australian Shepherd mix, as of May 2020.

Is Hong Chau Lesbian?

No, she is not a lesbian.

Professional Career

In 2006, Chau debuted in cinema and television. Treme (2010–2013), a television series set in New Orleans, was one of her first significant appearances. Inherent Vice, a 2014 film, was her debut feature film role. She couldn’t obtain an audition for another film part for two years following her performance. In 2015, she had a pivotal part in Annie Baker’s Off-Broadway drama John, directed by Sam Gold.

Chau worked with three other actresses, including Georgia Engel and Lois Smith, and she credits the experience with helping her to improve her acting skills. She also appeared with Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon in the 2017 debut season of the miniseries Big Little Lies as a supporting character.

Following the success of Downsizing, Chau featured as a guest star in a number of TV shows in 2018, including BoJack Horseman and Forever. In the first season of the TV series Homecoming, she played a corporate secretary in a supporting role. According to Alison Herman of The Ringer, another actor might have sought out more recurring roles on TV shows.

“In the Peak TV Era, Chau chose something much savvier: accepting some chosen guest roles in a few highly renowned TV programs… Chau benefits from the reputation of these shows; the shows profit from her abilities,” Herman added.

Driveways and American Woman, both premiered at film festivals in 2019, were Chau’s first major roles. Chau was familiar with filmmaker Andrew Ahn’s earlier film Spa Night when he approached her with an offer for the role in Driveways, and she gladly accepted the opportunity.

In 2019, Chau starred as the trillionaire Lady Trieu in the limited series Watchmen, which The Hollywood Reporter’s TV writer Tim Goodman praised as one of the series’ “outstanding, unforgettable performances.” Chau has a “cool tenacity” in her parts, according to Maria Fontoura of Rolling Stone, who stated that Chau has a “cool tenacity” in her roles following the video-on-demand release of Driveways in 2020.

Chau has a bigger role in the second season of Homecoming in May 2020, when she went from secretary to person in control of the series’ featured business. Chau has “become somewhat of a scene stealer over the years,” according to Entertainment Tonight’s Stacy Lambe.


She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, and a number of other accolades for her work in Downsizing.

Hong Chau is also an Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award winner.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Hong Chau in 2024

Hong Chau Net Worth
Hong Chau Net Worth

Throughout her career, she has acquired an incredible amount of riches. Hong Chau’s net worth in 2024 is estimated to be $15 million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Hong Chau is still very fluent in Vietnamese.

Hong Chau is an amazing actress whose success story is just amazing and very inspiring. Starting out from a refugee camp in Vietnam, Hong Chau has been able to build an amazing acting career due to her passion for the industry and her hard work.


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