JESSICA McNAMEE

Jessica McNamee was born in June 1986 in Sydney, Australia. She is an actress, known for Battle of the Sexes (2017), The Vow (2012) and CHIPS (2017).

Born:

in Sydney, Australia

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Actress (15 credits)
 2019 Locusts (post-production)
Izzy
 2018 The Meg
Lori
 2018/I The Neighbor
Jenna
 2017 Battle of the Sexes
Margaret Court
 2017 CHIPS
Lindsey Taylor
 2014-2015 Sirens (TV Series)
Theresa

Sub-Primal Fears (2015) … Theresa
No Love (2015) … Theresa
Six Feet Over/Under (2015) … Theresa
Balls (2015) … Theresa
Charbroiled (2015) … Theresa
 2014 The Time of Our Lives (TV Series)
Lisa Montego

The Dream (2014) … Lisa Montego
The Choice (2014) … Lisa Montego
The Negotiation (2014) … Lisa Montego
The Family Tree (2014) … Lisa Montego
 2008-2013 Packed to the Rafters (TV Series)
Sammy Rafter

Packing Up the Rafters (2013) … Sammy Rafter (as Jess McNamee)
Centre of the Universe (2013) … Sammy Rafter
Reality Checks (2013) … Sammy Rafter (as Jess McNamee)
Rites of Passage (2010) … Sammy Rafter
Simple Needs (2010) … Sammy Rafter
 2013 White Collar (TV Series)
Penny Chase

Shoot the Moon (2013) … Penny Chase
 2012 Scruples (TV Movie)
Maggie
 2012 The Vow
Gwen
 2011 50-50 (Short)
Nellie Cameron
 2009 The Loved Ones
Mia
 2007 Hammer Bay (TV Movie)
Amanda Blakely
 2007 Home and Away (TV Series)
Lisa Duffy

Episode #1.4490 (2007) … Lisa Duffy
Episode #1.4485 (2007) … Lisa Duffy
Episode #1.4484 (2007) … Lisa Duffy
Episode #1.4483 (2007) … Lisa Duffy
Episode #1.4482 (2007) … Lisa Duffy
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MARY ELIZABETH ELLIS

Mary Elizabeth Ellis was born on May 11, 1979 in Laurel, Mississippi, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Masterminds (2016), Free State of Jones (2016) and Without a Trace (2002). She has been married to Charlie Day since March 4, 2006. They have one child.
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Actress (38 credits)
 2017 Peen (Short) (post-production)
Moe
 2017-2018 Santa Clarita Diet (TV Series)
Lisa Palmer

Halibut! (2018) … Lisa Palmer
Easels and War Paint (2018) … Lisa Palmer
The Queen of England (2018) … Lisa Palmer
Coyote in Yoga Pants (2018) … Lisa Palmer
The Book! (2017) … Lisa Palmer
 2018 The Truth About Lies
Sharon
 2017 Animals. (TV Series)
Wendy

Roaches (2017) … Wendy (voice)
 2017 Don’t Mess with Julie Whitfield (Short)
Rachel Schneider
 2005-2017 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series)
Waitress / Manager

Dennis’ Double Life (2017) … Waitress
Frank Falls Out the Window (2016) … Waitress
The Gang Group Dates (2015) … Waitress
Flowers for Charlie (2013) … Waitress
 2014-2016 Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV Series)
Cordy / Network Executive

Fred Armisen Wears Black Jeans & Glasses (2014) … Network Executive
 2016/I Masterminds
Michelle Chambers
 2016 Free State of Jones
Margaret
 2015-2016 The Grinder (TV Series)
Debbie Sanderson

Full Circle (2016) … Debbie Sanderson
Divergence (2016) … Debbie Sanderson
For the People (2016) … Debbie Sanderson
A System on Trial (2016) … Debbie Sanderson
Genesis (2016) … Debbie Sanderson
 2016 Jeff Hobbs (TV Series)
Mary Elizabeth

Third Date: The Drunk Girl (2016) … Mary Elizabeth
 2015 Step 9 (Short)
Marian
 2015 Drunk History (TV Series)
Dorothy Fuldheim

Cleveland (2015) … Dorothy Fuldheim
 2011-2014 New Girl (TV Series)
Caroline

Exes (2014) … Caroline
See Ya (2012) … Caroline
Backslide (2012) … Caroline
Tomatoes (2012) … Caroline
Wedding (2011) … Caroline
 2013 God I Hope I Get It (Short)
Mary
 2013 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series)
Dr. Rossi

M.E. Time (2013) … Dr. Rossi
 2012-2013 Happy Endings (TV Series)
Daphne Wilson

She Got Game Night (2013) … Daphne Wilson
Big White Lies (2012) … Daphne Wilson
 2012 Tracer Gun (Short)
Abby
 2012 Up All Night (TV Series)
Connie

The Wedding (2012) … Connie
I Can’t Quit You (2012) … Connie
 2012 Georgia (TV Series)
Georgia

Hello, I’m Sunshine (2012) … Georgia
Hello, I’m Victor (2012) … Georgia
Hello, I’m Davinia (2012) … Georgia
 2012 Well Enough Alone (Short)
Sam
 2011 Hierophant (Short)
 2010-2011 Perfect Couples (TV Series)
Amy

Perfect Daughter (2011) … Amy
Perfect Pants (2011) … Amy
Perfect Wedding (2011) … Amy
Perfect Exes (2011) … Amy
Perfect Lies (2011) … Amy
 2009 Old Friends (TV Series)
Portia Bridges

Introductions (2009) … Portia Bridges
 2009 Pulling (TV Movie)
Karen
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series)
Shelly Reid

Lotto Fever (2009) … Shelly Reid
 2007 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Sally Price

Skin Deep (2007) … Sally Price
 2006 House (TV Series)
Sophie

Que Será Será (2006) … Sophie
 2005/I Seed (Short)
Fay
 2004 It’s Always Sunny on TV (TV Movie)
Waitress
 2004 Piss Hat (Short)
Lucy
 2004 Reno 911! (TV Series)
Inbred Twin

Not Without My Mustache (2004) … Inbred Twin
 2004 Cracking Up (TV Series)
Jennifer

Panic House (2004) … Jennifer
 2003 Party Foul (Short)
His Girl

MARSHA THOMASON

Marsha Thomason was born and raised in Manchester, England. Her love for acting began after watching the musical “Bugsy Malone”. Soon after, aged 12, she joined Oldham Theatre Workshop, where she performed many diverse stage plays, including “Our Day Out” by Willy Russell and “Peace” by Aristophanes. What began as a hobby soon helped her achieve
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Actress (44 credits)
 2018 Better Things (TV Series)
Mer

Episode #3.4 (2018) … Mer
Episode #3.2 (2018) … Mer
 2017-2018 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Secret Service Special Agent Nicole Dechamps

Venganza (2018) … Secret Service Special Agent Nicole Dechamps
Se Murio El Payaso (2017) … Secret Service Special Agent Nicole Dechamps
Old Tricks (2017) … Secret Service Special Agent Nicole Dechamps
 2018 SEAL Team (TV Series)
Vanessa Ryan

In Name Only (2018) … Vanessa Ryan
No Man’s Land (2018) … Vanessa Ryan
Call Out (2018) … Vanessa Ryan
 2017-2018 The Good Doctor (TV Series)
Dr. Isabel Barnes

Pain (2018) … Dr. Isabel Barnes
She (2018) … Dr. Isabel Barnes
Intangibles (2017) … Dr. Isabel Barnes
 2017 Bones (TV Series)
Amy Bryan

 2016 Zoobiquity (TV Movie)
Dr. Kara Martins
 2015 Safe House (TV Series)
Katy

Episode #1.4 (2015) … Katy
Episode #1.3 (2015) … Katy
Episode #1.2 (2015) … Katy
Episode #1.1 (2015) … Katy
 2009-2014 White Collar (TV Series)
Diana Barrigan

Au Revoir (2014) … Diana Barrigan
Whack-A-Mole (2014) … Diana Barrigan
All’s Fair (2014) … Diana Barrigan
Uncontrolled Variables (2014) … Diana Barrigan
Return to Sender (2014) … Diana Barrigan
 2013-2014 Men at Work (TV Series)
Selena

I Take Thee, Gibbs (2014) … Selena
Weekend at PJ’s (2013) … Selena
 2012 Hitman: Absolution (Video Game)
Diana (voice, as Marsha Tomason)
 2011 2 Broke Girls (TV Series)
Cashandra

And the Really Petty Cash (2011) … Cashandra
And Hoarder Culture (2011) … Cashandra
 2009-2010 Make It or Break It (TV Series)
MJ Martin / MJ

Are We Family? (2010) … MJ Martin
The Only Thing We Have to Fear (2010) … MJ Martin
California Girls (2010) … MJ
The Eleventh Hour (2010) … MJ
All That Glitters (2009) … MJ
 2009 General Hospital (TV Series)
Gillian Carlyle

Episode #1.11954 (2009) … Gillian Carlyle
Episode #1.11953 (2009) … Gillian Carlyle (voice)
Episode #1.11943 (2009) … Gillian Carlyle
Episode #1.11939 (2009) … Gillian Carlyle
 2008-2009 Easy Money (TV Series)
Julia Miller

Bags, Bangles and Booty (2009) … Julia Miller
Bella Roma (2009) … Julia Miller
BassMaster (2009) … Julia Miller
Extra Mayo (2009) … Julia Miller
Chock Full O’Nuts (2008) … Julia Miller
 2009 Into the Blue 2: The Reef (Video)
Azra
 2007-2009 Lost (TV Series)
Naomi Dorrit

Some Like It Hoth (2009) … Naomi Dorrit
Meet Kevin Johnson (2008) … Naomi Dorrit
The Economist (2008) … Naomi Dorrit
Confirmed Dead (2008) … Naomi Dorrit
The Beginning of the End (2008) … Naomi Dorrit
 2008 Messiah: The Rapture (TV Mini-Series)
Mel Palmer

Episode #1.2 (2008) … Mel Palmer
Episode #1.1 (2008) … Mel Palmer
 2008 Life (TV Series)
Jill Abraham

The Business of Miracles (2008) … Jill Abraham
 2007 Cane (TV Series)
Miranda Sanfilipino

Family Business (2007) … Miranda Sanfilipino
 2007 LA Blues
Carla
 2006 Tug of War (Short)
Sam
 2006 The Tripper
Linda
 2006 The Fast One (Short)
Lucy
 2006 Caffeine
Rachel
 2006 The Package (Short)
Melissa
 2003-2005 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Nessa Holt

Centennial (2005) … Nessa Holt
Magic Carpet Fred (2005) … Nessa Holt
Letters, Lawyers and Loose Women (2005) … Nessa Holt
Hide & Sneak (2005) … Nessa Holt
Hit Me! (2005) … Nessa Holt
 2005 The Nickel Children
Beatrice
 2004 My Baby’s Daddy
Brandy
 2003 The Haunted Mansion
Sara Evers
 2003 Burn It (TV Series)
Tina

Episode #2.3 (2003) … Tina
Episode #2.2 (2003) … Tina
Episode #1.1 (2003) … Tina
 2002/I Pure
Vicki
 2002 Long Time Dead
Lucy
 2001 Swallow (TV Series)
Tina Harford

Episode #1.1 (2001) … Tina Harford
 2001 Black Knight
Victoria the Chambermaid / Nicole
 2001 Table 12 (TV Series)
Denie

 1998-2000 Playing the Field (TV Series)
Sharon Pearce / Shazza Pearce

Episode #3.6 (2000) … Sharon Pearce
Episode #3.5 (2000) … Sharon Pearce
Episode #3.4 (2000) … Sharon Pearce
Episode #3.3 (2000) … Sharon Pearce
Episode #3.2 (2000) … Sharon Pearce
 1999 Love in the 21st Century (TV Series)
Louise

Threesomes (1999) … Louise
 1998-1999 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Jacqui Richards

The Letter (1999) … Jacqui Richards
Union (1999) … Jacqui Richards
Runaway (1999) … Jacqui Richards
A Higher Duty (1999) … Jacqui Richards
A Special Language (1999) … Jacqui Richards
 1997 Pie in the Sky (TV Series)
Sally

Smelling of Roses (1997) … Sally
In the Smoke (1997) … Sally
The Apprentice (1997) … Sally
Return Match (1997) … Sally
Cutting the Mustard (1997) … Sally
 1996 Brazen Hussies (TV Movie)
Sheena
 1996 Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (TV Mini-Series)
Janice Lafferty

Part 2 (1996) … Janice Lafferty
Part 1 (1996) … Janice Lafferty
 1994 Priest
Nurse
 1993 Screenplay (TV Series)
Wendy

Safe (1993) … Wendy

LAUREN STORM

Lauren Storm was born outside of Chicago, Illinois. She is a film and television actress, having worked alongside accomplished and award winning professionals for over fifteen years. In addition to acting, Lauren writes and coaches young actors. Lauren always makes time for reading, creating, and giving back. She resides in Los Angeles.
Actress (29 credits)
 2017 Are You There God? It’s Me Margot (TV Series)
Genna

Bae Talk (2017) … Genna (credit only)
If You’re A Bird (2017) … Genna
Pool Day (2017) … Genna (credit only)
Moon Cycles (2017) … Genna
Girls Night (2017) … Genna
 2015/I Last Word (Short)
Karen
 2014 Correcting Christmas (TV Movie)
Samantha
 2011 Munger Road
Rachael Donahue
 2011/I The Roommate
Maria’s Girlfriend
 2009 The Jerk Theory
Amy
 2009 The Inner Circle
Rachel Dugan
 2009 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Jenny Hanson

The Dress (2009) … Jenny Hanson
 2008/I Whore
Lauren
 2008 Together Again for the First Time (Video)
Chinelle Frobisher
 2005-2007 Flight 29 Down (TV Series)
Taylor

One Breath Away (2007) … Taylor
The Hotel Tango: Part 4 (2007) … Taylor
The Hotel Tango: Part 1 (2007) … Taylor
See Ya (2007) … Taylor
Good Luck Abby (2007) … Taylor
 2007 Judy’s Got a Gun (TV Movie)
Brooke
 2007 Resurrection Mary
Erica
 2007 The Game Plan
Nanny Cindy
 2007 Flight 29 Down: The Hotel Tango (TV Movie)
Taylor
 2004-2006 Still Standing (TV Series)
Kaitlin

Still Saying I Love You (2006) … Kaitlin
Still Shallow (2004) … Kaitlin
 2005 Mrs. Harris (TV Movie)
Favorite Madeira Student
 2004 Game Box 1.0
Waitress Pamela
 2004 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Christina Davies

Why Not Me? (2004) … Christina Davies
 2004 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Cameron

Lost Son (2004) … Cameron
 2004 Joan of Arcadia (TV Series)
Lori

No Bad Guy (2004) … Lori
 2004 Fillmore! (TV Series)
Gladys / Alexis Bixbee

Code Name: Electric Haircut, (2004) … Gladys / Alexis Bixbee (voice)
 2003 The Ripples (TV Movie)
Lexi
 2003 24 (TV Series)
Jenna

Day 3: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (2003) … Jenna
Day 3: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (2003) … Jenna
 2002 What Leonard Comes Home To (TV Movie)
Erin Huff
 2002 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Laurie

Company Picnic: Part 2 (2002) … Laurie
Company Picnic: Part 1 (2002) … Laurie
 2001 Boston Public (TV Series)
Donna Stuart

Chapter Twenty-One (2001) … Donna Stuart
Chapter Eighteen (2001) … Donna Stuart

LAUREN ELIZABETH

Lauren Elizabeth is an actress and producer, known for Bad Night (2015), Out of My League (2016) and Confessional (2018).
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Actress (13 credits)
 2018 Airplane Mode (completed) (as Lauren Elizabeth Luthringshausen)
 2017 Dark Tales
Shannon (segment “Pretty Boy”)
 2017 The Boonies (TV Series)
Stephanie
 2015-2017 Betch (TV Series)
Various Characters / Herself

A Claudia Sulewski Sketch Show (2017) … Various Characters (as Lauren Elizabeth Luthringshausen)
A Lil’ Laurd Sketch Show (2017) … Various Characters (as Lauren Elizabeth Luthringshausen)
An Unhosted Sketch Show (Ft. Hunter March) (2017) … Various Characters (as Lauren Elizabeth Luthringshausen)
A Makeup-Free Sketch Show (2017) … Various Characters (as Lauren Elizabeth Luthringshausen)
An Itty Bitty Titty Sketch Show (2017) … Various Characters (as Lauren Elizabeth Luthringshausen)
 2016 We Love You
Jess (as Lauren Elizabeth Luthringshausen)
 2016 Sleep Tight (TV Mini-Series)
Tara

Documentary (2016) … Tara (as Lauren Elizabeth Luthringshausen)
 2016 Out of My League (TV Series)
Claire

Out of the Park (2016) … Claire (as Lauren Elizabeth Luthringshausen)
The Comeback (2016) … Claire (as Lauren Elizabeth Luthringshausen)
Strike Out (2016) … Claire (as Lauren Elizabeth Luthringshausen)
Take Me Out (2016) … Claire (as Lauren Elizabeth Luthringshausen)
The Trophy Room (2016) … Claire (as Lauren Elizabeth Luthringshausen)
 2015 Flhaunt (TV Mini-Series)

Share or Die (2015)
 2015 Bad Night
Kate
 2012 The Adventures of Panda Warrior
Peggy Skyflyer (voice)

Jolin Tsai

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Jolin Tsai
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Background information
Chinese name
Pinyin Cài Yīlín (Mandarin)
Born Tsai I-ling
(1980-09-15) September 15, 1980 (age 37)
Hsinchuang, Taipei, Taiwan
Residence Taipei, Taiwan
Origin Taiwan
Ethnicity
Alma mater Fu Jen Catholic University
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer
  • actress
  • businesswoman
Years active 1999–present
Nationality Taiwanese
Genre(s) Pop
Instrument(s) Vocals
Voice type(s) Mezzo-soprano
Label(s)
Manager(s)
Parents
  • Tsai Chu-chen
  • Huang Chun-mei
Siblings Jo Tsai (sister)
show

Awards
RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards
Most Popular Female Singer (Copper)
2005
Golden Melody Awards
Best Mandarin Female Singer
2007 Dancing Diva
Song of the Year
2007 “Marry Me Today”
2013 “The Great Artist”
Best Mandarin Album
2015 Play
MTV Asia Awards
The Style Award
2006
Beijing Pop Music Awards
Most Popular Female Singer (Hong Kong/Taiwan)
2008
Song of the Year
2008 “Sun Will Never Set”
Other awards
MTV Video Music Award for International Viewer’s Choice
2001 “Fall in Love with a Street”
Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Asian Artist
2015

Jolin Tsai (/tsˈ/; Chinese: 蔡依林; born September 15, 1980) is a Taiwanese singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and businesswoman. Known for frequently reinventing both her music and image, Tsai is cited as a huge role of popularizing dance-pop as mainstream music in Greater China.[1] Referred to as the “Queen of C-pop“,[2]Asia’s Dancing Queen“,[3] and “Asian Madonna“,[4] she has achieved popularity in Chinese-speaking world by releasing a series of commercially and critically successful albums and has a dedicated fanbase worldwide.[5]

Born and raised in Taiwan, Tsai began her singing career by winning the champion at an MTV singing competition in 1998.[6] Her debut album, 1019 (1999), made her quickly become a teen idol with a large teenage fanbase.[7] Her album, Magic (2003), is regarded as one of her biggest successes so far, right after her album, Dancing Diva (2006), which reflected her mature artistic statement.[8] Her album, Play (2014), further thrust her into the international spotlight.[9] After several successful albums, her next album is expected to be released in 2018.[10]

Having sold more than 25 million records in Asia, Tsai is recognized as one of the best-selling artists in the region.[11] Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including four Golden Melody Awards, an MTV Asia Award, and an MTV Video Music Award.[1] She has been acclaimed as a businesswoman, particularly after she founded her own music production and management company Eternal in 2009.[12] Forbes reported that she is one of the highest-paid Chinese celebrities, with the estimated net worth of NT$2 billion in 2014.[1]

Life and career[edit]

1980–1999: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Tsai was born to parents Tsai Chu-chen and Huang Chun-mei in Hsinchuang, Taipei, Taiwan, on September 15, 1980.[13] Her father is of Han Chinese descent, while her mother is half Han Chinese and half Papora. Her Papora maternal grandmother hails from Puli, Nantou, Taiwan.[14] She attended Hsinchuang Elementary School. Tsai was known for her high grades, and frequently achieved top 3 in class since elementary school.[15] Tsai was a 200-meter sprinter in elementary school, but quit after she injured her ankle.[16] Tsai later attended Hsinchuang Junior High School and Chingmei Girls’ High School where she and her friends formed a band Twister for which she sang, but the band quickly dissolved.[17] In the second year of high school, she made her performance debut on campus, and sang the Cranberries‘s “Zombie” at the welcome party of the school’s pop music association.[18] In a different campus event, she sang Bette Midler‘s “The Rose“, and was buoyed up by the enthusiastic reception her audience gave her.[18]

In 1998, Tsai joined an MTV singing competition for a record of an extracurricular activity she performed in order to help her apply for colleges.[1] However, she emerged champion at the singing competition where she sang a rendition of Whitney Houston‘s “Greatest Love of All” in the final round.[19] It was an accidental win that kickstarted her singing career and paved the way to her journey in becoming a teen idol.[19] In 1999, she majored in English literature at Fu Jen Catholic University, and signed a recording deal with Universal Music Taiwan.[13]

1999–2002: 1019, Don’t Stop, Show Your Love, and Lucky Number[edit]

After Tsai signed a recording deal with Universal, her debut single, “Living with the World”, was released in July 1999.[20] She then started developing her debut album, 1019, which was released in September 1999, and she received positive feedback for the album, with 400,000 copies sold in Taiwan alone.[21] Tsai was named as the “Teenage Boy Killer” by media, and became an instant hit among teenagers in Taiwan.[22] The lead single, “I Know You’re Feeling Blue”, reached number thirty on the Hit FM Top 100 Singles of the Year.[23] In March 2000, she released her first live album, 1019 I Can Concert.[24] Tsai achieved general recognition in Greater China after the release of her second studio album, Don’t Stop, in April 2000.[22] The album became her best-selling album in Taiwan of her career to this date with sales of 450,000 in Taiwan alone.[25] The title track, “Don’t Stop”, reached number fourteen on the Hit FM Top 100 Singles of the Year.[26]

In May 2000, Tsai released her first photo book, Nineteen Years, with pictures primarily photographed in Hawaii, and it sold more than 60,000 copies in Taiwan alone.[27] In December 2000, Tsai released her third studio album, Show Your Love, which her voice in the album was considered more mature and soothing.[28] However, It was poorly received by such critics as Taiwanese singer Sandee Chan, who commented that “It was done intentionally. Having a good voice doesn’t always mean making a good album.”[29] The album sold more than 260,000 copies in Taiwan alone.[30] The hit singles, “Do You Still Love Me” Reached number thirty on the Hit FM Top 100 Singles of the Year.[26] In March 2001, she released her second live album, Show Your Love Concert.[31] In the same month, Tsai performed the title track, “Show Your Love”, at the Japan music program broadcast Asia Super Live in Tokyo by Japan television station Fuji Television.[32] Tsai won an MTV Video Music Award for International Viewer’s Choice for the music video of “Fall in Love with a Street”.[33]

In June 2001, she recorded the Mandarin version of the theme song, “Where the Dream Takes You“, for the 2001 Disney science fiction film, Atlantis: The Lost Empire.[34] The song was included on the pre-order edition of Tsai’s fourth studio album, Lucky Number, which was released in July 2001.[13] Tsai received mixed reviews for the album, and it only sold more than 150,000 copies in Taiwan alone.[13] The track, “If You Don’t Want to”, reached number ninety-four on the Hit FM Top 100 Singles of the Year.[26] Just after she released the album, Tsai’s music career came to a halt due to the conflict with her management company of the time, D Sound.[35] Tsai’s father sued D Sound and claimed inappropriate contents in her recording contract and poor bookkeeping in the company.[35] The dispute was resolved when Tsai paid NT$9 millions in liquidated damages to D Sound.[36] In December 2001, Tsai made a cameo appearance in the television drama, Six Friends.[37] In March 2002, Tsai made a cameo appearance in the television drama, Come to My Place.[38]

2002–2006: Magic, Castle, and J-Game[edit]

In July 2002, Tsai signed a recording deal with Sony Music Taiwan, and got one of the biggest transitions in her music career.[39] In August 2002, she made another cameo appearance in the television drama, In Love.[40] In the same month, Tsai released her second photo book, The Masque of the Princess·The Spirit of Knight, with pictures primarily photographed in Thailand.[28] It sold more than 50,000 copies in Taiwan alone.[41] The single, “Spirit of the knight”, which she collaborated with Taiwanese singer Jay Chou, was released.[28] Tsai’s highly anticipated fifth studio album, Magic, was released in March 2003.[42] The album garnered critical acclaim and sole more than 1.5 million copies in Asia,[43] with more than 360,000 copies sold in Taiwan alone,[44] and made her the best-selling female singer of the year in Taiwan.[44] The title track, “Magic”, reached number twenty-four on the Hit FM Top 100 Singles of the Year.[45] Two more hit songs, “Say Love You” and “Prague Square”, also reached number three and number sixty-five on the Hit FM Top 100.[45] Tsai earned her first two Golden Melody Award nominations for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Mandarin Female Singer.[46] She was also nominated for an MTV Asia Award for Favorite Artist Taiwan.[47] In April 2003, Tsai sang the theme song for the Hong Kong romantic comedy film, Why Me, Sweetie?!.[48] In September 2003, Tsai helped American singer Madonna translate her children’s book, titled The English Roses, into traditional Chinese, as well as successively translated five other Madonna’s books since then.[49] In October 2003, Tsai recorded the theme song, “Marage (Warriors in Peace)”, which was produced by Indian producer A. R. Rahman, for the Chinese action adventure film, Warriors of Heaven and Earth.[50]

In the 2003 television drama, Hi Working Girl, Tsai played the title role of Fu I-ling.[51] After its release, the television drama received mixed reviews.[51] The same year, she graduated from Fu Jen Catholic University and received her bachelor’s degree in English literature; She was later elected as a recipient of the Excellent Alumni Award in 2011.[52] In February 2004, Tsai’s sixth studio album, Castle, was released.[53] She received positive feedback for the album, and it sold more than 2 million copies in Asia,[43] with more than 300,000 copies sold in Taiwan alone,[54] and made her the best-selling female singer of the year in Taiwan.[54] Two hit tracks, “It’s Love” and “36 Tricks of Love”, reached number eight and seventy-eight on the Hit FM Top 100 Singles of the Year.[55] Tsai received an MTV Asia Award nomination for Favorite Artist Taiwan.[56] She was also nominated for an MTV Video Music Award Japan for Best Buzz Asia for the music video of “Pirates”.[57] Beginning in August 2004, Tsai embarked on her first concert tour, J1 World Tour. In December 2004, Tsai released her second remix album, J9, which contains the Hit FM Top 100 number sixty-one hit, “Signature Gesture”.[55] In February 2005, she performed “36 Tricks of Love” at the CCTV New Year’s Gala.[58] In March 2005, she signed with a contract with publisher YuanShen to be the author of a series of English reference books. The first release of these books, Jolin’s English Diary Book, sold more than 1 million copies in Asia, with more than 250,000 copies sold in Taiwan alone.[59]

Her seventh studio album, J-Game, was released in April 2005. The album received positive critical reception and sold more than 2 million copies in Asia,[43] with more than 260,000 copies sold in Taiwan alone,[60] and made her the best-selling female singer of the year in Taiwan.[60] Tsai received an MTV Asia Award nomination for Favorite Artist Taiwan.[61] The title track, “J-Game”, reached number twenty-six on the Hit FM Top 100 Singles of the Year.[62] Two more hit tracks, “Sky” and “Overlooking Purposely”, reached number two and sixty-five on the Hit FM Top 100.[62] In September 2005, she recorded the Mandarin version of the song, “Under the Sea“, from the Disney animated film, The Little Mermaid, to celebrate the grand opening of Hong Kong Disneyland.[63] At the same time, she also released her third live album, J1 Live Concert, which contains the performances from her J1 World Tour.[64] In October 2005, she provided a guest vocals on Taiwanese singer Show Lo‘s “Destined Guy”, which reached number fifty-five on the Hit FM Top 100 and was included on Lo’s album, Hypnosis Show.[62] In January 2006, Tsai released her second English reference book, Jolin’s Party, which sold more than 1 million copies in Asia, with more than 180,000 copies in Taiwan alone.[65]

2006–2008: Dancing Diva and Agent J[edit]

In February 2006, Tsai signed a recording deal with Capitol Music Taiwan.[66] In May 2006, she debuted her song, “Dancing Diva”, at the MTV Asia Awards 2006.[67] Tsai sparked controversy for the dance move of rhythmic gymnastics during performing the song.[67] She also won an MTV Asia Award for the Style Award.[68] At the same time, Tsai released her seventh studio album, Dancing Diva, which reflected another big change in her music and image.[69] The album received strong positive reaction from the media and the general public and sold more than 2.5 million copies in Asia,[8] with more than 260,000 copies in Taiwan alone,[70] and made her the best-selling singer of the year in Taiwan.[70] The tile track, “Dancing Diva”, reached number thirty-three on the Hit FM Top 100 Singles of the Year.[71] Two more hit songs, “Pretence” and “A Wonder in Madrid”, also reached number three and number fourteen on Hit FM Top 100.[71] The album honored her with two Golden Melody AwardsBest Mandarin Female Singer and Most Popular Female Singer (popular vote)—and was nominated for Best Mandarin Album.[72] “I want to thank the naysayers, your attack made me work harder,” Tsai said. “Thank my supporters, what you expect from me has always made me get the best out of myself.”[73] However, Tsai’s win for Best Mandarin Female Singer generated controversy from critics. The awards jury commented, “She won due to her all-round talent, hard work, and universal pop appeal.”[74] In August 2006, Tsai provided a guest vocals on Taiwanese singer David Tao‘s “Marry Me Today”, which reached number one on the Hit FM Top 100 and won for a Golden Melody Award for Song of the Year.[71][72] Tsai embarked on the Dancing Forever World Tour in September 2006, which continued until 2009.[75] The performances featured her striking yoga poses on rings and pommel horse.[76] However, some critics complained that the show concentrated on “juggling“, but generally the response was favorable.[76] At the same time, she release her third remix album, Dancing Forever, which contains Hit FM Top 100 number forty-six hit, “Dancing Forever”.[71] In February 2007, she performed the song, “Marry Me Today”, with David Tao at the CCTV New Year’s Gala.[77]

In June 2007, Tsai’s first documentary as well as her fourth live album, If You Think You Can, You Can!, was released.[78] The documentary chronicled her Dancing Forever World Tour.[78] In September 2007, she released her ninth studio album, Agent J.[76] The album was well received by critics and sold more than 2.5 million copies in Asia,[43] with more than 200,000 copies sold in Taiwan alone,[79] and made her the best-selling singer of the year in Taiwan again.[79] The title track, “Agent J”, reached number fourteen on the Hit FM Top 100 Singles of the Year.[80] Two more hits, “Sun Will Never Set” and “Bravo Lover”, reached number one and number forty-one on the Hit FM Top 100.[80] Tsai also received an MTV Asia Award nomination for Favorite Artist Taiwan.[81] To accompany the album, she released her debut film, Agent J, and played the title role.[82] She was well received by media and the general public. At the same time, she and her sister premiered Oops! Jealous, a range of nail polish products.[83] In November 2007, she provided a guest vocals on Kylie Minogue‘s “In My Arms“, which was included on the Asia edition of Minogue’s album, X.[84] In April 2008, she featured the theme song, “Beijing Welcomes You“, for the 100-day countdown of the 2008 Summer Olympics. In July 2008, she earned a Butterfly Award from the Ministry of Labor of Taiwan, and was acclaimed as a role model in the music industry.[85] In October 2008, Tsai released her first cover album as well as her third English reference book, Love Exercise, which contains her covers of ten English classic songs.[86] The album was scheduled to be released in March 2008, but it was forced to be delayed due to the withdrawal from the entire Greater China market of EMI in early 2008, which was the parent company of Tsai’s record label, Capitol.[87] However, Tsai’s busy schedule means she wouldn’t have as much time for her promotional duties for the album, hence it didn’t get any promotion.[88] The album was poorly received by critics but was the best-selling Western-language album of the year in Taiwan, with more than 30,000 copies sold in Taiwan alone.[89] The lead single, “I Won’t Last a Day Without You“, the cover of the Carpenters song, reached number seven on the Hit FM Top 100 Singles of the Year.[90]

2008–present: Butterfly, Myself, Muse, and Play[edit]

In December 2008, she signed a recording contract with Warner Music Taiwan.[91] In early 2009, Tsai and Ken Erman, the founder of the fashion brand Truth and Pride, co-founded a fashion brand, Seventy Two Changes, which was named after her 2003 studio album, Magic (also known as See My 72 Changes literally in Chinese), to include apparel and accessories;[92] It was closed down in 2011 due to the difference of business ideas between shareholders in mainland China and United States.[93] In March 2009, Tsai released her tenth studio album, Butterfly. Commercially, the album sold more than 1 million copies in Asia,[94] with more than 190,000 copies sold in Taiwan alone,[95] and made her the best-selling singer of the year in Taiwan.[96] However, media and critics reacted negatively, who commented that the album was a “confusing patchwork”.[97] The title track, “Butterfly”, reached number ten on the Hit FM Top 100 Singles of the Year.[98] The song, “Real Man”, also reached number twenty-five on the Hit FM Top 100.[98] To further promote the album, she embarked on the Butterfly School Concert Tour.[99] However, she distorted her right scapula, strained her thigh muscle, and sprained her right ankle due to over-training at the time.[100] In October 2009, she released her fifth live album, Love & Live, which contains the performances from two of her one-off concerts, Butterfly Concert and Slow Life Concert.[101] In October 2009, Tsai extended her business ventures and co-founded her own music production and management company, Eternal, with her manager Ke Fu-hung.[102] In April 2010, Tsai named the ambassador and recorded the theme song, “Heartbeat of Taiwan”, for Taiwan Pavilion of Expo 2010.[103]

Tsai released her eleventh studio album, Myself, in August 2010. The album is considered among her most adventurous, with almost all tracks are dance songs, which had never previously attempted by any Chinese singer. However, the album received mixed reviews and sold only more than 65,000 copies in Taiwan.[104] It became her lowest-selling studio album of her career to this date in Taiwan, but still made her the best-selling female singer of the year in Taiwan.[104] The hit song, “Honey Trap”, reached number one on the Hit FM Top 100 Singles of the Year.[105] Two more tracks, “Nothing Left to Say” and “Love Player”, reached number twenty and fifty-five on Hit FM Top 100.[105] The music video of “Honey Trap” features the dance moves of vogue in tribute to her icon Madonna.[106] The music video of “Honey Trap” was nominated for a Golden Melody Award for Best Music Video.[107] In December 2010, Tsai embarked on the Myself World Tour.[108] It was a box office success with a gross of NT$150 million from 35 shows.[109] An accident occurred during her rehearsal for the second leg of the tour. Tsai fell during the upside-down pole dance practice after her male dancing partner’s hand slipped, which left her with a dislocated spine that led to muscle spasms.[110] Tsai was forced to cancel the pole dance performance, which was originally planned to be performed during the Taipei stop of the tour in December 2012, but she eventually performed the pole dance during the Kaohsiung stop in April 2013.[111] In January 2011, Nokia released a chart of the top 10 songs downloaded globally through its Ovi Music Store in 2010, and Tsai’s “Honey Trap” made number nine on the chart.[112] In July 2011, she released her first diet book, Keep Fit, and it sold more than 120,000 copies in Taiwan alone.[113]

Tsai’s twelfth studio album, Muse, was released in September 2012.[114] Tsai commented: “The album combines art, pop and music to portray how a girl should act and stand out in modern society.”[114] Referred to as a “pop masterpiece”,[115] the album received acclaim from critics and sold more than 100,000 copies in Taiwan alone, and made her the best-selling female singer of the year in Taiwan.[116] The lead single, “The Great Artist”, reached number two on the Hit FM Top 100 Singles of the Year.[117] The track, “Wandering Poet”, reached number ten on the Hit FM Top 100.[117] Two more hits, “Dr. Jolin”, which reached number twenty-five on the Hit FM Top 100,[117] and “Fantasy” both catered to her gay audience.[118] At the same time, Tsai was nominated for an MTV Europe Music Award for Best Asian Act.[119] Tsai was also nominated for three Golden Melody Awards for Best Mandarin Album, Best Mandarin Female Singer, and Best Music Video for the album, and the lead single, “The Great Artist”, won for Song of the Year.[120][121] In January 2013, she attended the MIDEM in Cannes and performed in Paris at the concert named Taiwan Music Night.[122] In October 2013, she recorded a promotional single, “Journey”, which reached number fifteen on the Hit FM Top 100, for the jewelry brand Swarovski.[123][124] In October 2013, she released her sixth live album, Myself World Tour.[125] In June 2014, ahead of 2014 FIFA World Cup, she recorded an English single, “Now Is the Time”, which was included on the compilation album Pepsi Beats of the Beautiful Game, to support the World Cup of the year.[126] In the same month, Tsai recorded the theme song, “Kaleidoscope”, for the 2014 Chinese romantic drama film, Tiny Times 3.[127] In October 2014, Tsai became one of the judges for the reality television singing competition, Rising Star, with Harlem Yu, Chris Lee, and Li Jian.[128]

In November 2014, Tsai released her thirteenth studio album, Play.[129] Tsai commented, “The album refers to film script, acting or performance, which helped me gain wisdom and experiences during the past two years.[129] With the new witty music, I hope my fans will find it playful and joyful as well as bringing optimism to the future.”[129] The album garnered critical acclaim and was declared it as “easily the best album of the year”.[130] Commercially, the album sold more than 85,000 copies in Taiwan, and made her the best-selling female singer of the year in Taiwan.[131] The title track, “Play”, reached number one on the Hit FM Top 100 Singles of the Year.[132] The track, “The Third Person and I”, reached number eight on the Hit FM Top 100.[132] The music video of “Play” became the most-viewed music video of Taiwan in 2014 and helped thrust her into the international spotlight.[133] Nolan Feeney from Time magazine commented, “It might be the year’s best pop music video.”[134] She was nominated for an MTV Europe Music Award for Best Taiwanese Act.[135] The album also received ten Golden Melody Award nominations—nine in the 26th Golden Melody Awards and one in the 27th—and eventually won for Best Mandarin Album and Best Vocal Recording Album.[136][137] In December 2015, she performed the song, “Play”, at the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards, where she won for Best Asian Artist.[138] In May 2015, she began her Play World Tour, and the show was her first collaboration with Live Nation Entertainment.[139] In October 2015, a worker was killed when the sound, lighting, and video rigging collapsed at a concert that she was planning for at Guangxi Sports Center in Nanning. Tsai expressed sadness on her blog.[140][141]

In February 2016, Tsai joined the voice cast of Disney animated comedy-adventure film, Zootopia.[142] She voiced a European rabbit named Judy Hopps who is a newly appointed member of the Zootopia Police Department in the film’s Taiwanese version.[142] In May 2016, Tasi performed at a special event held by South Korean music program broadcast M Countdown in China.[143] In September 2016, Tsai collaborated with Swedish DJ Alesso and released an English single, “I Wanna Know”,[144] which reached number twenty-five on the Hit FM Top 100 Singles of the Year.[145] At the same time, she and Alesso closed International Music Summit‘s Asia-Pacific event with an discussion of what it takes to bridge the gap between East and West in electronic music.[146] In October 2016, she and Alesso performed the single, “I Wanna Know”, and a remix version of her song, “Play”, together at the Storm Music Festival in Shanghai.[147] In the same month, Tsai collaborated with Taiwanese producer Starr Chen and released a new single, “Ego-Holic”,[148] which reached number fifty-two on the Hit FM Top 100.[149] In December 2016, Tsai’s songs has over 100 million downloads over the past ten years through Migu Music, an online music store under China’s biggest mobile network operator China Mobile, made her the highest record sales for a female artist in Asia.[150][151] In May 2017, Tsai released a new single, “Give Love”, for the 2017 Mother’s Day and a related public interest campaign presented by the Taiwan television station Da Ai Television.[152] In June 2017, Tsai collaborated with Dutch DJ Hardwell and released an English single, “We Are One”.[153] In November 2017, Tsai recorded the theme song, “On Happiness Road”, for the 2018 Taiwanese animated film under the same title.[154] In December 2017, she recorded the theme song, “Stand Up”, for the 2018 Chinese film, Monster Hunt 2.[155] In January 2018, Tsai released her seventh live album, Play World Tour.[156] In June 2018, Tsai recorded the 10th anniversary theme song, “The Player”, for the video game, Dungeon & Fighter.[157]

Artistry[edit]

Musical style[edit]

Tsai’s music has been the subject of music analysis and scrutiny. China Times commented that what has brought Tsai success is “certainly not outstanding natural talent. As a vocalist or dancer, Tsai’s talents seem modest.”[158] It asserts Tsai’s success is mostly due to her effort and diligence.[159] Her musical career has been a continuous experimentation with new musical ideas and new images.[159] Grant concluded that having established herself as the “Queen of C-pop“,[2] Tsai did not stop there, but continued re-inventing.[160] Before emerging as a dance-pop star, Tsai began her career as a teen idol.[7] Since the release of her debut album, 1019 (1999), which foreshadowed several trends in her later works, Tsai has spent her early years in a mix of bouncy teen pop songs and piano-driven ballads that mainly appealed to teenagers.[1] Her early dance-pop roots can be found on her second album, Don’t Stop (2000), especially the successful eponymous lead single.[161] Tsai moved to a more up-tempo dance-pop direction with Magic (2003), which contained elements of nu-disco and hip hop.[162] The album’s songs reveal several key trends that have continued to define her success, and she continued to make ballads and dance songs with hard-hitting beats for Castle (2004) and J-Game (2005).[13] Her mature artistic statement was visible in Dancing Diva (2006) and Agent J (2007), which heavily influenced by synth-pop and electropop.[13] Since then, Tsai began as a dance-pop diva, in an era that did not have any such Chinese singers to speak of, and she started to have a huge role in popularizing dance-pop as mainstream music in Greater China.[163] Myself (2010) and Muse (2012) were also highly electronic in style.[164] Myself is considered among her most adventurous, with almost all tracks are dance songs, which had never previously attempted by any Chinese singer.[165] Muse contained elements of progressive house, trance, and techno.[166] In Play (2014), Tsai incorporated elements of dubstep and trap.[166]

Vocals[edit]

Tsai possesses a mezzo-soprano vocal range. She emerged champion at an MTV singing competition, and she used a bright, girlish vocal timbre in her early albums.[13] However, she has been criticized in her early years for her vocals due to her limited vocal range.[167] Producer Bing Wang, who collaborated with Tsai on her album Magic (2003), highlighted her tone and timbre as distinctive, but he claimed that “she does not have a gifted vocals.”[168] In 2007, Tsai won a Golden Melody Award for Best Mandarin Female Singer, and it was the very first time that her vocals was recognized by professional music awards.[72] However, her win for Best Mandarin Female Singer generated controversy from critics.[169] The awards jury responded that “she won due to her all-round talent and universal pop appeal.”[169] Sam Chen, the president of Warner Music Taiwan, commented that she is “not a born vocalist but studied with vocal coaches.”[170] Before the recording sessions of almost all of her studio albums, Tsai took vocal lessons, which increased her vocal range.[171] Producer Tiger Chung, who collaborated with Tsai on her album Play, praised her vocal range and power.[172] However, Play failed to earn her a Golden Melody Award nomination for Best Mandarin Female Singer.[173] It raised a controversy among general public, and the awards jury responded that they doubted the overuse of Auto-Tune in the album’s songs.[173] However, Tsai’s manager Tom Wang dismissed the rumours, “we welcome those who are in doubt to hear her live performance. I am confident with her ability,” he said.[173] Critics Chen Le-jung, after watched her live performance during her Play World Tour, commented that Tsai is “being able to sing long and vocal runs effortlessly”.[174]

Influences[edit]

Tsai has cited her major influences in her music career as being Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child, and Madonna. She cited Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey her “two favorite artists” whom she would often sing along to in her childhood.[175] Mariah Carey’s “Hero” and Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All” were two of the songs she performed in the MTV singing competition and helped her receive the champion.[176] Tsai also cited Destiny’s Child major influence in her early music career, and she praised their powerful vocals and dance.[175] Since Dancing Diva (2006), Tsai has drawn comparisons to Madonna in terms of stage presence. Tsai commented that “I have been a huge fan of Madonna. She’s the person I’ve looked up to. I would like to be a star like her.”[177] Choreographer Chang Sheng-feng, who collaborated with Tsai since her debut, claimed that she took time to watch Madonna’s live performance.[170] Tsai also described that “Madonna’s every single dance move was powerful, and that’s the stage performance style I’d look up to.”[170] During her J1 World Tour (2004–2006), Tsai appeared onstage on a rising platform and struck yoga poses, and later she claimed that it was inspired by Madonna’s live performance during her Re-Invention World Tour (2004);[178] The music video of “Honey Trap” from Myself (2010) features vogue in tribute to Madonna.[179] Madonna brought dance music into massive popularity in mainstream music scene, and it was similar to what Tsai would like to do in Greater China.[176] Tsai commented, “pop singer should challenge pre-existing concepts and lead audience to accept new genres of music; Madonna’s works were controversial and somewhat critically panned when just released, but after years they were considered masterpieces.”[180][181] She has also named Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue, Sandy Lam, Faye Wong, Coco Lee, and A-mei as sources of inspiration.[182][183][184][185][186]

Public image[edit]

Known for reinventing her style and image, Tsai’s music and fashion sense are noted by the media and general public.[160] Although she was modest in appearance in early years, her image and fashion has changed several times since the release of her fifth studio album, Magic (2003).[7] Around the time of the release of Magic, Japan’s Ray magazine named her “Taiwan’s trend-setter”.[164] However, many critics felt that her style at the time was too similar to those of Japanese singer Ayumi Hamsaki.[187] In a public interview, Tsai spoke about comparisons to Hamasaki: “Fashion is a prevailing trend in the style in which a person dresses, but there is nothing to do with copy; I feel honored to be compared with her, but we are different though we have similar fashion sense.”[187] With the beginning of her first concert tour, J1 World Tour (2004–2006), Tsai mostly dismissed her innocent image for a more sexy look.[188] In 2006, Tsai received an MTV Asia Award for the Style Award.[67] At the same time, Yahoo! Taiwan named her the most stylish artist in Taiwan.[189] Since 2007, Tsai has been invited to watch the “Big Four” fashion weeks, Met Gala, and Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, made her the first Chinese singer that has been officially invited to attend all of these notable fashion events.[190] Her fashionable appearance has also landed her on the cover of magazines such as Elle,[191] Harper’s Bazaar,[192] Marie Claire,[193] and Vogue.[194] Described as one of the sexiest woman of her generation, Tsai is considered a sex symbol.[195] In 2006, FHM Taiwan ranked her first on the “100 Sexiest Women in the World” list. She also had appeared in the top ten on the list seven times in the subsequent nine years. In 2016, FHM Taiwan ranked her first on the list again.[196]

Tsai was considered a “quality product” in C-pop music industry, and she mostly obeyed the arrangements of her labels for commercial purpose in early years.[197] Since Magic (2003), each of her studio albums made her the best-selling female singer of the year in Taiwan.[198] Dancing Diva (2006), Agent J (2007), and Butterfly (2009) each even made her the best-selling singer of the year in Taiwan.[199] Tsai is considered one of the highest-paid Chinese female singers of the 21st century. In 2010, Forbes China began reporting on earnings of Chinese celebrities born in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and abroad. In 2010, Forbes ranked Tsai seventh on their “Forbes China Celebrity 100” list with NT$222 million, made her the highest-paid Chinese female singer of the year.[200] In 2011 and 2012, she ranked fifteenth and seventh on the list with NT$262 million and NT$397 million, made her the second highest-paid Chinese female singer of both years.[201][202] In 2013 and 2014, she ranked ninth and twentieth on the list with NT$478 million and NT$260 million, made her the highest-paid Chinese female singer of both years.[203][204] In 2015, she ranked sixteenth on the list with NT$252 million, made her the second highest-paid Chinese female singer of the year.[205] In 2017, due to the declining influence of Chinese music industry,[206] she ranked eighty-third on the list with NT$229 million, but still made her the third highest-paid Chinese female singer of the year.[207] As of December 2014, Tsai’s net worth was estimated to be more than NT$2 billion.[208]

Having a dedicated fanbase composed mostly by female and gay people, Tsai is considered a gay icon.[209] In 2007, Tsai’s “Bravo Lover” became the theme song of the 2007 Taiwan Pride parade.[210] Her other songs, including “Fantasy”, “Dr. Jolin”, “Gentlewoman”, and “We’re All Different, Yet the Same”, all cater to the gay audience and support same-sex love.[210][211] In 2012, she signed the petition calling for Taiwan’s government passing Marriage Equality Act and legalizing same-sex marriage in Taiwan.[210] Recognized as a long-term ally of the LGBT community, Tsai was given the Icon Award at the 2nd Asia LGBT Milestone Awards to praise her putting aside the pressure of public opinion and appreciate her using her influence to support same-sex love in Chinese-speaking world.[210] In 2015, Tsai featured on the cover of lesbian-themed magazine Lezs.[210] In an interview with Lezs, she spoke about homophobia and advocated people to embrace all kinds of love.[210] She stated, “we have to give them the time to get to understand one another, since the definition of love varies from person to person.”[210] During her Play World Tour (2015–2016), Tsai gave a speech to support transgender people, and spoke against the bullying of children and teenagers in general, including the bullying of gay teens and a related recent suicide in Taiwan.[212]

Personal life[edit]

Tsai was rumored to have a relationship with Taiwanese singer Jay Chou after their collaboration on “Can’t Speak Clearly”, which appeared on her fourth studio album Lucky Number (2001).[213] In December 2001, Tsai and Chou were first spotted dining at an izakaya in Shinjuku, Japan.[213] Although they did not admit to their relationship, their romance was an open secret in those years.[214] However, in February 2005, Chou was spotted shopping intimately with Taiwanese news presenter Patty Hou in Shibuya, Japan.[214] Since then, Tsai deliberately avoided meeting Chou and Hou during public events.[215] In June 2010, Tsai and Chou finally made amends, and Tsai appeared as a special guest at Chou’s concert in Taipei and shocked the public.[216] In July 2013, when being interviewed by Taiwanese TV host Matilda Tao, for the first time, Tsai admitted she used to be in love with Chou.[217] In addition, Tsai said that since Chou cheated on her, she felt disappointed and broke up with Chou.[217] In January 2007, Tsai and Taiwanese actor Eddie Peng were spotted shopping in a mall in London.[218] In September 2008, Peng had a conflict with his management company of the time, Power Generation, and the reason was believed to be the company tried to interrupt his affair with Tsai and then led them to break up.[219] In August 2009, Peng’s former manager Liu Wei-tzu confirmed they tried to interrupt Tsai and Peng’s relationship, and she also confirmed that they started a relationship in mid 2006 and it lasted three years.[220] In July 2010, New Zealand model Vivian Dawson featured in the music video of Tsai’s “Love Player”.[221] In September 2010, Tsai and Dawson were spotted on a date in Tokyo.[222] In February 2013, Dawson took Tsai to visit his parents and relatives in New Zealand, and their relationship was believed to be settled.[223] In December 2016, Tsai’s manager Tom Wang confirmed Tsai and Dawson parted amicably in November and remain close friends.[224]

Achievements[edit]

Tsai has sold more than 25 million albums in Asia, and is recognized as one of the best-selling artist in Asia.[11] Due to the adverse impact from the copyright infringement and Internet downloads in Greater China since the 2000s, Chinese recording artists have experienced losses and decrease in sales. However, since her album Magic (2003), each of her studio albums made her the best-selling female singer of the year in Taiwan.[198] Three albums–Dancing Diva (2006), Agent J (2007), and Butterfly (2009)–each even became the best-selling album of the year in Taiwan.[199] Tsai has 33 songs listed on the Hit FM Top 100 Singles of the Year, the Taiwan’s equivalent to the Billboard Year-End Hot 100.[225] With four songs–”Marry Me Today”, “Sun Will Never Set”, “Honey Trap”, and “Play”–topping the chart, she became the singer with the most number-one songs on the chart, leading to a tie with Taiwanese singer Jay Chou.[225] Tsai has been honored with numerous awards and nominations domestically and internationally, including an MTV Video Music Award for International Viewer’s Choice,[33] an MTV Asia Award for the Style Award,[67] an Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Asian Artist.[226] She has also won four Golden Melody Awards, the most equivalent to the Grammy Awards in Greater China, and made her the dance-pop singer with the most Golden Melody Award trophies received.[227] In 2016, her album Play set the record for the most Golden Melody Awards nominations (ten nominations), leading to a tie with Taiwanese singers Jay Chou’s Fantasy (2001) and A-mei‘s Amit (2009).[228]

Other ventures[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Since the launch of her career, Tsai has endorsed a number of internationally famous brands, including Adidas,[229] Always,[230] Asus,[231] Bausch & Lomb,[232] BenQ,[233] China Airlines,[234] China Life,[235] Gap,[236] Dungeon & Fighter,[237] Head & Shoulders,[238] Hi-Chew,[239] Intel,[240], Knorr,[241] Lay’s,[242] Levi’s,[243] L’Oréal,[244] Lux,[245] Max Factor,[246] McDonald’s,[247] Mengniu,[248] Motorola,[249] Pechoin,[250] Pepsi,[251] Pony,[252] Quaker,[253] Rémy Martin,[254] Samsung,[255] Shisedo,[256] Standard Chartered,[257] Swarovski,[258] Taiwan Beer,[259] TalesWeaver,[260] Toyota,[261] Tropicana,[262] Xtep,[263] Yamaha,[264] and 7-Eleven.[265]

Products[edit]

In 2007, Tsai and her sister launched the nail polish brand named Oops! Jealous.[83] With a range of nail polish products, the brand was originally available at the Taiwan’s online shopping website PayEasy.[83] In 2009, Tsai’s sister and friend opened a nail salon named Oops! J&I in Walnut, California, and the nail polish products were also available at the salon.[266] In 2010, Oops! Jealous collaborated with PayEasy to introduce a vending machine specialized in dispensing cosmetics into the shopping mall Q Square in Taipei.[83] In 2011, the brand was available at the personal care chain store Wastons in Taiwan.[83] In 2014, her sister’s nail salon in the United States transferred the ownership to successor.[266]

In 2009, Tsai and Ken Erman, the founder of the fashion company Truth and Pride, co-founded the fashion brand, Seventy Two Changes, named after her 2003 album Magic (also as known as See My 72 Changes literally in Chinese).[267][268] The brand consisted of apparel, footwear, and accessories, and was available at department stores in more than 30 cities worldwide.[269] In 2010, Tsai opened the brand’s first boutique at Shanghai Times Square in Shanghai.[269] The net profits of the two years was more than US$5 million.[270] However, the business was closed down in 2011 due to the difference of business ideas between shareholders in mainland China and United States.[271]

Philanthropy[edit]

Tsai has supported various charitable organizations and causes during her career. In 2003, Tsai and other Taiwanese artists recorded a single titled “Hand in Hand” with the intention to call for fighting against the 2003 SARS outbreak.[272] She then made a visit to Centers for Disease Control of Taiwan to meet with the medical staff and express her thanks to them.[272] At the same time, Tsai joined Ronald McDonald House Charities to support their program to build Ronald McDonald Family Room and improve the well being of sick children in Taiwan.[273] She donated part of the tickets revenue of the Taipei stop of her J1 World Tour to the organization in 2004.[274] She donated an extra NT$10 million to the organization in 2006.[275] In response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, Tsai donated several times anonymously to help the victims of the catastrophe.[276] In 2008, Tsai donated NT$5 million to help the victims of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.[277] She then joined World Vision and represented the organization to visit the disaster area and express sympathy and solicitude to the victims of the disaster area.[278] In 2009, Tsai donated NT$3 million to help the victims of the typhoon Morakot.[279] In 2010, Tsai donated NT$1.5 million to help the victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[280] In 2013, Tsai donated NT$5 million to help the victims of the 2013 Lushan earthquake.[281] She then joined Sichuan Charity Federation and donated an extra NT$0.7 million to fund educational programs in the disaster area.[282] In 2014, Tsai donated NT$2 million to help the emergency workers and victims of the 2014 Kaohsiung gas explosions.[283] In 2016, Tsai joined Bazaar Charity Fund Foundation and China Siyuan Foundation for Poverty Alleviation to donate NT$3.5 million to help purchase ambulances for poverty-stricken areas in China.[284] In 2017, Tsai joined Beijing I-db Foundation to donate NT$2 million to help deaf children’s rehabilitation.[285] She then joined Huashan Social Welfare Foundation to donate NT$2 million to improve the quality of life of elderly people living alone.[286] In 2018, Tsai donated NT$1 million to help the victims of the 2018 Hualien earthquake.[287]

Discography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jolin’s English Diary Book (2005)
  • Jolin’s Party (2006)
  • Love Exercise (2008)
  • Keep Fit (2011)

Tours[edit]

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Gloria Tsai is known for her work on Eli and David (2016), People with Issues (2018) and Mrs. Mafia (2018).
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Actress (20 credits)
 2018 Bicycle (TV Movie) (filming)
Office Worker
 2018 Birthday Boy (Short) (post-production)
Phoebe
 2018 Fly on the Stall (Short) (post-production)
Lauren
 2018 Without a Trace (Short) (post-production)
Prima Donna
 2018 Mack (completed)
Marsha
 2017 The Demaros (Short) (completed)
Cara Demaro
 2018 Nightmare on Film Set (Short)
Make-up / Prop
 2018 Mrs. Mafia (TV Series)
Dr. Michaels

Mrs. Mafia (2018) … Dr. Michaels
 2018 People with Issues
Roberta’s Party Friend
 2018/II Fetish (Short)
Gloria
 2018 Friday’s Child
Dancer
 2017 FU Glory Days (Short)
June
 2016-2017 Eli and David (TV Series)
Courtney

Our Time (2017) … Courtney
Commercial Success (2017) … Courtney
Always Great at the Start (2016) … Courtney
The Housewarming Party (2016) … Courtney
 2017/II First Date (Short)
Renee
 2016 F O R W A R D (TV Movie)
Paige Cho
 2016 The Earth Below (Short)
The Matriarch
 2016 You Gotta Be $hi**Ing Me (Short)
Ying Shu
 2016 The Collaborators (Short)
Amy
 2016/VI The Closet (Short)
Gloria

SILVANA ARIAS

Silvana Arias was born on April 7, 1982 in Lima, Peru. She is an actress and producer, known for Passions (1999), The Zwickys (2014) and Perro Amor (2010).
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Actress (29 credits)
 2017/I In the Light (completed)
Natalia Cortez
 2017 Mismatch Made in Heaven (Short)
Melany
 2017 Milagros de Navidad (TV Mini-Series)
Lolita

Una sorpresa para Elisa (2017) … Lolita
 2017 La Fan (TV Series)
Bárbara Blanco

Episode #1.125 (2017) … Bárbara Blanco
Episode #1.124 (2017) … Bárbara Blanco
Episode #1.123 (2017) … Bárbara Blanco
Episode #1.120 (2017) … Bárbara Blanco
Episode #1.119 (2017) … Bárbara Blanco
 2016/III The Jump (Short)
Maria
 2015-2016 ¿Quién es quién? (TV Series)
Socorro ‘Cocó’ Sánchez

Episode #1.120 (2016) … Socorro ‘Cocó’ Sánchez
Episode #1.119 (2016) … Socorro ‘Cocó’ Sánchez
Episode #1.118 (2016) … Socorro ‘Cocó’ Sánchez
Episode #1.117 (2016) … Socorro ‘Cocó’ Sánchez
Episode #1.115 (2016) … Socorro ‘Cocó’ Sánchez
 2015 Tómame o Déjame (TV Series)
Raquel

Episode #1.6 (2015) … Raquel
Episode #1.10 (2015) … Raquel
Episode #1.5 (2015) … Raquel
Episode #1.9 (2015) … Raquel
Episode #1.4 (2015) … Raquel
 2014 The Zwickys
Kayden Zwicky
 2014 Villa Paraíso (TV Mini-Series)
Silvia Arteaga

Episode #1.20 (2014) … Silvia Arteaga
Episode #1.19 (2014) … Silvia Arteaga
Episode #1.18 (2014) … Silvia Arteaga
Episode #1.17 (2014) … Silvia Arteaga
Episode #1.15 (2014) … Silvia Arteaga
 2014 En Otra Piel (TV Series)
Mayte Carvajal

Episode #1.154 (2014) … Mayte Carvajal
Episode #1.151 (2014) … Mayte Carvajal
Episode #1.150 (2014) … Mayte Carvajal
Episode #1.148 (2014) … Mayte Carvajal
Episode #1.147 (2014) … Mayte Carvajal
 2014 Locas y Atrapadas
Sabrina
 2013 11-11 En mi cuadra nada cuadra (TV Series)
Mariana Valle

Bienvenido a 11-11 (2013) … Mariana Valle
 2013 The Glades (TV Series)
Sara

Yankee Dan (2013) … Sara
 2012 Grachi (TV Series)
Ivis

Episode #2.81 (2012) … Ivis
Episode #2.80 (2012) … Ivis
Episode #2.72 (2012) … Ivis
Episode #2.71 (2012) … Ivis
Episode #2.70 (2012) … Ivis
 2010 Las Angeles
Marta
 2010 Pecadora (TV Series)
Violeta

Episode #1.1 (2010) … Violeta
 2010 Perro Amor (TV Series)
Veronica Jessica Murillo ‘La Vero’

Gran lanzamiento (2010) … Veronica Jessica Murillo ‘La Vero’
 2009 Encrucijada (TV Series)
Lilián Martínez
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series)
Piedad Luque

Stealing Home (2009) … Piedad Luque
 2008 Starting Under (TV Movie)
Rosa
 2004-2007 Passions (TV Series)
Paloma Lopez-Fitzgerald

Episode #1.2071 (2007) … Paloma Lopez-Fitzgerald
Episode #1.2070 (2007) … Paloma Lopez-Fitzgerald
Episode #1.2069 (2007) … Paloma Lopez-Fitzgerald
Episode #1.2067 (2007) … Paloma Lopez-Fitzgerald
Episode #1.2066 (2007) … Paloma Lopez-Fitzgerald
 2007 The Trip (Short)
Silvana
 2003 Karen Sisco (TV Series)
Girl with Herve

The One That Got Away (2003) … Girl with Herve
 2003 Amor Descarado (TV Series)
Constanza ‘Coni’ Valdez

Inicia la confusión (2003) … Constanza ‘Coni’ Valdez
 2002-2003 Gata salvaje (TV Series)
Jimena Arismendi

Episode #1.250 (2003) … Jimena Arismendi
Episode #1.3 (2002) … Jimena Arismendi
Episode #1.2 (2002) … Jimena Arismendi
Episode #1.1 (2002) … Jimena Arismendi
Episode dated 1 August 2002 (2002) … Jimena Arismendi
 2001-2002 Soledad (TV Series)
Lucía Reyes

Episode #1.195 (2002) … Lucía Reyes
Episode #1.194 (2002) … Lucía Reyes
Episode #1.192 (2002) … Lucía Reyes
Episode #1.187 (2002) … Lucía Reyes
Episode #1.184 (2001) … Lucía Reyes
 2000 Pobre diabla (TV Series)
Carmen

Episode #1.1 (2000) … Carmen
 1999 María Emilia: Querida (TV Series)
Susana ‘Susanita’ Peña

Episode #1.1 (1999) … Susana ‘Susanita’ Peña

LAURA MOURE

Laura Moure is an actress, known for L’Agent (2013), Hipnotízame (2016) and La ruleta de la suerte (2006).
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Actress (1 credit)
 2013 L’Agent (Video short)
The Party
Hide Hide Show Show Self (3 credits)
 2018 Wheel of Fortune (TV Series)
Herself

Wheel Around the World 5 (2018) … Herself (uncredited)
Wheel Around the World 4 (2018) … Herself (uncredited)
Wheel Around the World 3 (2018) … Herself (uncredited)
Wheel Around the World 2 (2018) … Herself
 2016 Hipnotízame (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #1.2 (2016) … Herself
 2011 La ruleta de la suerte (TV Series)
Herself – Host

Episode dated 10 January 2011 (2011) … Herself – Host

MONICA CARRILLO

Mónica Carrillo was born in 1976 in Elche, Alicante, Spain. She is an actress, known for La hora de José Mota (2009), Se7en. Los 7 pecados capitales de provincia (2011) and Hipnotízame (2016).
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Actress (2 credits)
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 2016 The Tunnel (the producers wish to thank – as Monica Carrillo)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (6 credits)
 2018 El hormiguero (TV Series)
Herself – Special Guest on Video

Santiago Segura (2018) … Herself – Special Guest on Video
 2017 Hipnotízame (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #1.5 (2017) … Herself
 2014 Ilustres ignorantes (TV Series)
Herself – Guest

La ilusión (2014) … Herself – Guest
 2013 Tu cara me suena (TV Series)
Herself

Tu cara más solidaria (2013) … Herself
 2004-2011 Antena 3 noticias (TV Series)
Herself – Newsreader

Episode dated 10 January 2011 (2011) … Herself – Newsreader
Episode dated 25 December 2010 (2010) … Herself – Newsreader
Episode dated 19 December 2010 (2010) … Herself – Newsreader
Episode dated 15 April 2010 (2010) … Herself – Newsreader
Episode dated 11 January 2010 (2010) … Herself – Newsreader
 2009 Gala TP de Oro 2008 (TV Special)
Herself