Real name: China Chow
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She is the daughter of restaurateur Michael Chow and late model/designer Tina Chow. Her father is of Chinese and Scottish descent, while her mother was of German and Japanese decent. She also has a brother who is 2 years younger. Her aunt is actress and onetime Bond girl Tsai Chin.
Before becoming an actress, China was the first college graduate in her family, majoring in psychology at Scripps College. She then spent several years following in her mother's footsteps working as a model for Shiseido cosmetics, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. Her modeling led to her being named one of Harper's Bazaar's "It Girls" in 1996 and appearing in the December 1996 edition of Vogue magazine's "The Next Best-Dressed List".
In 2000, Chow posed for Maxim magazine. Her B&W photo spread is featured on their Girls of Maxim gallery. She was ranked #54 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2001.