Kelly Chen (traditional Chinese: 陳慧琳; simplified Chinese: 陈慧琳) (born September 13, 1972) is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress. Kelly has also been known as a diva in Asia. She has a great success in Asia Entertainment industry. She has won a number of awards and is involved in many philanthropic activities.
Chen was born under the name of Vivian Chen Wai Man on September 13, 1972 in Hong Kong. She attended Canadian Academy International School in Kobe, Japan, for high school and then Parsons The New School for Design in New York, where she studied graphic art.
She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, and English. Has an elder sister and a younger brother, singer Victor Chen Si Hon.
Kelly was ranked as the third most-earned income artist, following byJackie Chan and Andy Lau (the most-earned female artist) overall all Greater China region from 2005 to 2007.
In 2008, Kelly perform in the movie "Empress and the Warriors"(江山美人), the box office was about HKD$100,000,000. She also held 6 concerts in Hong Kong, named "Kelly Chen Love Fighters Concert 2008"(陳慧琳Love Fighters演唱會08). She announced to all the audiences that she will marry to Alex Lau in her last concert in 18 June. Kelly has turned down all the shows of the "Kelly Chen Love Fighters World Tour"(陳慧琳Love Fighters 世界巡迴演唱會) in China, Taiwan, Korea, USA, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia because she wanted to give birth. She was married to Alex Lau(劉建浩) in 2 October. She performed in the Closing Ceremony of 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.
Since 1998, Chen has been involved in a number of charitable activities, and has served as an ambassador for a number of causes including environmental protection, education, and children's causes. She was appointed a Hong Kong Goodwill Ambassador in 1998.
Chen was appointed Hong Kong Ambassador of Environment in 1998. With Greenpeace, she has made a number of commercials to promote awareness of environmental protection. She was appointed by UNICEF as the Honorable China Children's Health Ambassador. Kelly was later appointed by The Hong Kong Girl Guides Association as "Girl Guides Millennium Goodwill Ambassador", which led her to visit inner Mongolia to investigate the way young children were living and the health and food services they were receiving. In 2001, Kelly added yet another title to her growing list as The Volunteer Ambassador 2001 as appointed by the Social Welfare Department. She was later appointed by UNICEF a second time as The Ambassador of The Hong Kong Committee For UNICEF.