Hong Chau is an American actress who rose to fame with some of her finest performances in Hollywood. With the release of films and television series, including Downsizing, Treme, and Inherent Vice, she got recognition in the film industry. She has been nominated for several prestigious awards and also won an award for her performance as a Vietnamese refugee. With this content, read more about Hong Chau’s biography, age, body measurement, family birthday, affairs, quotes, net worth, and films.

Hong Chau biography


  • Real Name – Hong Chau (Nickname –)
  • Birthday – June
  • Age – 40 years
  • Birth Place – Thailand
  • Date of Birth – June 3, 1979
  • Debut Movie – Inherent Vice (2014)
  • Famous roles – Ngoc Lan Tran in Downsizing
  • Ethnicity – Asian
  • Nationality – American
  • Profession – Actress
  • Religion – Christianity
  • Sun sign – Gemini

Hong Chau height, weight, and body measurement


  • Height – 155 cm in centimeters, 1.5 m in meter and 5’1” inches in feet
  • Weight – N/A
  • Body Measurements – N/A
  • Cup Size – N/A
  • Shoe Size – 8 (US)
  • Dress Size – 4 (US)
  • Hair Color – Brown
  • Eye Color – Grey
  • Sexual Orientation – Straight

Hong Chau qualification/education       

  • School – Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts
  • College – Boston University
  • Degree – Creative writing

Hong Chau family

  • Father – N/A
  • Mother – N/A
  • Siblings – Three

Hong Chau affairs/dating (relationship status)

  • Marital Status – N/A
  • Affair – N/A

Hong Chau net worth

  • $15 million

Hong Chau movies/filmography

  • 2014 – Inherent Vice as Jade
  • 2017 – Downsizing, a 2017 American science fiction comedy-drama film by Alexander Payne, as Ngoc Lan Tran
  • 2018 – Duck Butter as Glow
  • 2019 – Driveways as Kathy and American Woman as Jenny Shimada
  • 2020 – Artemis Fowl, upcoming American science fantasy adventure film, directed by Kenneth Branagh

Hong Chau television shows

  • 2008 – The Sarah Silverman Program as Asian Masseuse
  • 2010 – How I Met Your Mother as Cook Pu; Trenches as Spc. Wing; NCIS as Molly Choi; My Boys as Audrey, and $h*! My Dad Says as DJ
  • 2011–13 – Treme as Linh
  • 2012 – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Julie Blanch and Good Luck Charlie as Theresa
  • 2014–15 – A to Z as Lora
  • 2017 – Big Little Lies as Jackie and American Dad! As Korean Spy (voice)
  • 2018 – BoJack Horseman as Pickles Aplenty (voice); Forever as Sarah, and Homecoming as Audrey Temple
  • 2019 – Watchmen as Lady T.

Hong Chau awards

  • 2014 Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award for Inherent Vice
  • 2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuosos Award for Downsizing
  • Nominations – 2017 Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress; 2017 Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress; 2017 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture; 2017 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role; and St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress 2017

Hong  interview/personal quotes

On how she got into acting

“My first job out of college was at PBS as an administrative assistant. I thought I would be on the production side of things. I fell into acting because I was really shy, and so at night after work, I took public speaking and improve classes, and I started going to auditions sort of as a dare. That was my version of Fear Factor.”

On getting a big break

“The term “break” suggests that my career is suddenly going to launch into the stratosphere commercially, and that’s not necessarily what I’m looking for. Two weeks after I wrapped on Downsizing I did this tiny movie, a small part in an experimental film that Miguel Arteta made. And the next thing I’m going to be working on is a really small film with a first-time feature director [American Woman, playing a radical who helps Patty Hearst]. So those are the things I gravitate toward. I only hope that it means that I’m getting seen by people who share similar sensibilities.”

Hong trivia

She played the role of Vietnamese amputee and political activist Ngoc Lan Tran. She is not an amputee really, but she just played the character of an amputee. Moreover, she is not disabled at all.

She has also played a supporting role in Big Little Lies, the HBO TV miniseries, together with Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.