Who is Camille Chen?
Camille Chen was born on 1 September 1979, in Taiwan, and is an actress, best known for her role in the 2018 film entitled “Game Night”, gaining numerous positive reviews for her performance. Other projects she’s worked on include “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”.
The Net Worth of Camille Chen
How rich is Camille Chen? As of early 2020, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a successful career as an actress.
She’s been active in the industry since the late-1990s, and has done commercial as well as voice-overs during her career. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Acting Beginnings
While Camille was born in Taiwan, her family later moved to the US where she would grow up. She developed a strong interest in acting at a young age, deciding to set herself on the path towards the entertainment industry. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin.
UT Austin was founded in 1883 and is the flagship institution of the University of Texas system. It has the countries’ eighth largest single campus enrollment with over 50,000 students enrolled annually. The university is considered a public ivy, having education on par with that of the Ivy League. The campus houses seven museums and 17 libraries. Numerous award winning individuals are a part of their faculty.
After graduating in 2001 degree, Camille then started working full-time, first as a voice actress, on the English version of the show “Lost Universe”, based on a series of science fiction light novels, written in the 1990s by Hajime Kanzaka.
Chen then gained another voice acting role in “Devil Lady”, which is based on the manga series by Go Nagai. It is the sequel to Devil Man, and follows the story of a teacher who transforms into Devil Lady protecting humanity from devil beasts and their creations.
Rise to Fame
One of her first on-screen appearances was an uncredited role as Miss New Hampshire in the 2000 film “Miss Congeniality”. She then had a small role in the film “The New Guy”, which is a teenage comedy following the story of a high school band geek, encountering unfortunate events which led him to become the cool kid in a new school.
In 2006, she was cast in a recurring role in “Studio 60 on the Sunset Trip” playing Samantha Li; it was a comedy series which ran on NBC for just one season. She then made a guest appearance in an episode of “Law & Order”, in which she played a serial killer who was pretending to be a victim. Another project she had during this period was in the stage musical “Avenue Q”.
In 2016, Camille gained a role in the independent pilot entitled “Poor Todd”, which aired through the New York Television Festival.
The following year, she made a guest appearance in an episode of “Teachers” which is a British show, known for featuring an ensemble cast, though originally focused on the teacher Simon Casey played by Andrew Lincoln. In 2018, she gained a lot of praise for her performance in “Game Night”, credited by several high profile publications, and also starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams. It is about a group of friends who organize a game night which turns into a real life mystery, when one of them is kidnapped.
The film was a commercial and critical success, with Jesse Plemons gaining a lot of acclaim for his performance.
During the same year she made numerous appearances in “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.”, in which she played robbery-homicide department secretary Grace Kim. She then had a starring role in “I Was a Teenage Pillow Queen”, which aired at the Tribeca TV Festival. A few of her latest projects include guest appearances in “Single Parents” and in “God Friended Me”.
She is also involved in a lot of commercial and advertising campaign work.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Chen has been married to Christian Andersen since 2017. He is a creator of custom puppets, and appears frequently in her social media profiles; they have a child together. She mentioned in an interview that during the start of her career, she had no choice when it came to roles, as no leading roles were offered to Asian Americans during her youth.
It was only later on that it became an advantage for her to be of a different ethnicity, with the industry becoming more focused on diversity.
Similar to numerous actresses, she is highly active online through accounts on social media. On Instagram she often posts personal photos, showcasing her life away from work, featuring her husband, their child, and some of the pets they own at home. She also has accounts on Twitter and Facebook but it hasn’t been active on them since 2017. She has a personal website on which she promotes her work, often featuring videos from commercials she’s done.