Winston Chao

Essential Film Stars, Winston Chao

Winston Chao Wen-hsuan was born in June of 1960 in Taiwan. Leading a simple life, Chao was working as an airline steward when director Ang Lee discovered him and offered him a role in the film The Wedding Banquet. Chao was understandably reluctant at first, as he had absolutely no previous acting experience whatsoever. Lee felt Chao had potential and took the young man under his wing, spending up to four hours each day teaching Chao how to be an actor.