Jia Ling in a still from Hi, Mom.
Jia Ling in a still from Hi, Mom.

Who is Jia Ling? Hi, Mom actress and filmmaker who made Chinese box office history during the Lunar New Year holiday has a sad family story

  • Jia, who started her showbiz career as a comedian in the male-dominated crosstalk industry, says her bubbly persona hides a melancholic streak
  • Her film, a comedy in which she goes back in time and befriends her mum, then sees her die, springs from her regret at failing to see her mum before she died

Jia Ling in a still from Hi, Mom.
Jia Ling in a still from Hi, Mom.
READ FULL ARTICLE