Carol Chu

Carol Chu Lai-chien (born Chu Lai-hing; 6 April 1966) is a Malaysian Chinese entertainer and former model. She was best known as the current wife of Hong Kong actor and singer Andy Lau, who she married in 2008.

Carol Chu
Native name
Chu Lai-hing (朱麗卿)

(1966-04-06) 6 April 1966
ResidenceKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hong Kong
Occupationentertainer, former model
Known forwife of Andy Lau
Home townPenang, Malaysia
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Andy Lau (m. 2008)
ChildrenHanna Lau (daughter)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Chu Lai-hing
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese


She was born Chu Lai-hing in Penang, Malaysia. Her family were Hoklo people descended from the Zhao'an County, Zhangzhou, Fujian Province of China. While she was still young, her family moved to Kuala Lumpur.

Chu first started out as a model, and later in 1985, she contested in the Malaysian New Tide beauty pageant and emerged as a third runner-up in the contest. On the following year in 1986, she was introduced to Hong Kong actor and singer Andy Lau, supposingly by the Hong Kong singer Sally Yeh (葉蒨文). However, sources often indicated that it was Lau's manager Cheung Kwok-chung (張國忠), who happens to be a relative of Chu.[1][2]

From 1991 onwards, Lau's secret relationship with her was often subjected to media attentions and speculations. Lau and Chu were discreetly married at Las Vegas, Nevada on 23 June 2008.[3]

Their daughter, Hanna Lau, was born at the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital in Hong Kong on 9 May 2012. In 2013, Lau, being devoted to Chu, became a vegetarian as well.[4] Their three-year old daughter was first revealed by the Next Magazine on 8 April 2015 while they were at the Chaoyang Park in Beijing.[5]


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  2. Majid, Noorsila Abd. "Oh! Carol - News | The Star Online". Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  3. "劉德華在官網承認結婚 向粉絲留言致歉(圖)-娛樂新聞-新浪新聞中心". 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2019-08-20.
  4. "Andy Lau gave up meat for his wife and daughter". Toggle. Retrieved 2019-08-20.
  5. "港媒曝刘德华3岁女儿近照 乖巧可人十分漂亮_娱乐_腾讯网". Retrieved 2019-08-20.
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