Born Chow Sing-Chi in Hong Kong on 22nd June 1962, Stephen Chow spent his youth days with three sisters in Shanghai, China. He developed an interest in the martial arts after witnessing the talent of Bruce Lee, where he began training in the style of Wing Chun, which was one of Bruce Lee’s specialties. His martial arts training served him well to a minimum and he incorporated it in many of his famous action films.
In 1982, he graduated from high school and auditioned for an acting school run by TVB, a Hong Kong television station where he was rejected. His friend ‘Waise’ Lee Chi-Hung (The Legend of the Swordsman, John Woo’s ‘A Better Tomorrow’) helped him out and he was allowed to take night classes. He graduated in 1983 and was hired to host a children’s television program called ‘Space Shuttle 430’ even though he wasn’t fond of children. This didn’t stop him from carrying on his duty as he developed an off-beat rapport with co-stars of the show that audiences loved, which led… read more