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CHRISTINE FAN (born March 18, 1976), better known by her stage name FANFAN or her Chinese name FAN WEI-CHI, is an American-born Taiwanese singer-songwriter, TV presenter, record producer, actress, author and philanthropist. She sings mostly in Mandarin, but has also recorded in English. A popular singer, she has 3 million followers on Facebook
Facebook
and over 47 million fans on the Chinese portal Sina Weibo .

CONTENTS

* 1 Early life

* 2 Biography

* 2.1 Personal life

* 3 Discography

* 4 Filmography

* 4.1 Film * 4.2 TV Dramas

* 5 References * 6 External links

EARLY LIFE

Fan was born in Ohio
Ohio
on 18 March 1976. She is the elder of two children and has a younger brother. She is a member of the Fàn family .

BIOGRAPHY

Ohio
Ohio
-born, she studied at Pomona College before transferring to Harvard Extension School . She hosted the variety show , Bang Bang Tang (模范棒棒堂) on Channel in Taiwan
Taiwan
and has also starred in various commercials. On 1 November 2008, she held her first ticketed concert in Taipei
Taipei
. She later held concerts in Taichung
Taichung
, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
, Beijing
Beijing
and other Chinese cities. She was also the special guest in JJ Lin 's concert in Singapore
Singapore
.

She has composed and written lyrics for herself as well as other artists, including Claire Kuo , Angela Chang
Angela Chang
, Freya Lim
Freya Lim
, and the girl group Hey Girl . In 2015, she and Blackie Chen founded a talent agent company and signed Kimberley Chen , and she became her mentor, talent agent and record producer while she was pregnant with twin boys.

PERSONAL LIFE

In 2003, because of the pressure of her sudden change in career path suggested by her record company to let her become an actress, she suffered severe depression and mild anorexia. She eventually recovered through her religion and with support from friends. A week after receiving the diagnosis, her doctor committed suicide.

She dated basketball-player-turned-entertainer Blackie Chen for ten years before he proposed on February 17, 2010 during a National Basketball Association game between the New Jersey Nets and the Miami Heat in Izod Center . (They had courtside seats cheering for Chen's friend, Nets player Yi Jianlian
Yi Jianlian
. She also sang "The Star-Spangled Banner " for the Nets home game against the Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies
on February 21, 2010. ) Both Christians, they married on May 7, 2011 in a church in Taipei. Their twin sons were born on January 15, 2015.

The couple is active in charity work, most notably co-founding the Love Life campaign.

DISCOGRAPHY

* FanFan\'s World (范范的世界) (2000) * The Sun (太陽) (2001) * The Sound of Music (真善美) (2003) * First Dream (最初的夢想) (2004) * One to One (一比一) (2005) * Our Anniversary (我們的紀念日) (2006) * Philosopher (哲學家) (2007) * Faces of FanFan
FanFan
(2008) * F One (2009) * Love and FanFan (2011) * Together (爱,在一起) (2012) * Fanfan\'s time to give thanks (范范的感恩節) (2016)

FILMOGRAPHY

FILM

YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

2008 Attitude (態度)

documentary, music supervisor

2009 Love Life herself documentary, also music supervisor

2013 The Stolen Years
The Stolen Years
(被偷走的那五年)

TV DRAMAS

YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

2002 Tomorrow (愛情白皮書) Ji Hsing-hua

2005 The Sour Pack (醋溜族) Xiaohong

2008 Mysterious Incredible Terminator (霹靂MIT) Miss Cherry

The Legend of Brown Sugar Chivalries
The Legend of Brown Sugar Chivalries
(黑糖群俠傳) Dongfang Bubai

REFERENCES

* ^ FanFan
FanFan
on Facebook
Facebook
* ^ (in Chinese) FanFan
FanFan
on Sina Weibo * ^ Christine Fan\'s Darker Secrets (Chinese) * ^ "我的求婚超緊張的啊!但是希望能跟大家分享..." Facebook
Facebook
. February 18, 2010. Retrieved November 24, 2012. * ^ Nets Hold Evening of Chinese Culture to Celebrate Spring Festival * ^ Lofe Life\'s Baidu page (Chinese)

EXTERNAL LINKS

Wikimedia Commons has media related to CHRISTINE FAN .

* FanFan\'s official website

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