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Angie Chai (Chinese: 柴智屏; pinyin: Chái Zhìpíng, born May 14, 1962 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan) is a Taiwanese television producer. She is best known for producing "idol" dramas, such as Meteor Garden. Chai produced a remake to Meteor Garden in 2018.

Chai also produced Mars, Devil Beside You, Corner with Love, Miss No Good, Hi My Sweetheart, and Behind Your Smile.

Biography

Early life

Angie Chai was born on May 14, 1962 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She is an only child.[1]

Career

Chai graduated from Chinese Culture University, before beginning her career as a screenwriter. She went on work on a variety show, Diamond Stage, as an executive producer and teleplay writer[2] in the 1980s. She also served as producer of Super Sunday, hosted by Chang Hsiao-yen and Harlem Yu.

In 2001, Chai produced the megahit show, Meteor Garden, which was based on a Japanese comic. She also produced its sequels, Meteor Rain (2001) and Meteor Garden II (2002). After the success of Meteor Garden, Chai helped form the boyband F4, made up of the four male leads, Jerry Yan, Vic Chou, Vanness Wu, and Ken Chu. Also in 2001, she worked on Peach Girl with Wu and Marmalade Boy with Chu. Chai produced Hi Working Girl with Show Luo and Jolin Tsai in 2003. The same year, Chai collaborated again with Chou and Barbie Hsu for Mars.

Chai worked with Rainie Yang for City of Sky and Devil Beside You in 2005. The stars of Devil Beside You, namely Yang, Mike He, and Kingone Wang, reunited for Why Why Love (2007), also produced by Chai. The same year, Chai produced Corner with Love with Hsu and Sweet Relationship with Chou. Chai worked with Yang again on the popular dramas Miss No Good (2008) and Hi My Sweetheart (2009). In 2011, she produced Rainbow Sweetheart, an adaptation of the Korean drama My Girl. Also in 2011, Chai produced her first film You Are the Apple of My Eye, which was well received by critics.

In 2012, she produced Fondant Garden, starring SS501 member Park Jung-min. Chai worked on the first two films of the Tiny Times franchise in 2013. After Tiny Times, she produced the television dramas First Kiss (2014) and Behind Your Smile (2016), and the films Café. Waiting. Love (2014), The Tenants Downstairs (2016), and Mon Mon Mon Monsters (2017). In April 2017, Chai announced plans to remake Meteor Garden. She handpicked the leads, Shen Yue, Dylan Wang, Darren Chen, Liang Jing Kang, and Caesar Wu. The drama was released in the summer of 2018.

Filmography

As producer
Television dramas

Year Title Notes
2001 Meteor Garden
Meteor Rain
Love Scar
Peach Girl
Poor Prince
Marmalade Boy
2002 Meteor Garden II
Come to My Place
2003 Love Storm
2004 Hi Working Girl
Good Beautiful Clinic
Mars
2005 Good Beautiful Clinic 2
Magic Ring
Starry Night
City of Sky
Devil Beside You
2006 Goku Dou High School
Silence
2007 Corner with Love
Sweet Relationship
Angel
Why Why Love
2008 Wish to See You Again
Miss No Good
Prince + Princess 2
Infernal Lover
2009 Calling For Love
Hi My Sweetheart
2010 Endless Love
2011 Rainbow Sweetheart
2012 Fondant Garden
2014 First Kiss
2016 Behind Your Smile
2018 Meteor Garden

Films

Year Title Notes
2011 You Are the Apple of My Eye
2013 Tiny Times
Tiny Times 2
2014 Café. Waiting. Love
2016 The Tenants Downstairs
2017 Mon Mon Mon Monsters

Notes

  • Due to her success with idol dramas, Chai has been given the moniker "Idol Drama Godmother" (偶像劇教母).[3]
  • Chai has a cameo at the end of the final episode of Meteor Garden (2018) singing "Qing Fei De Yi" with Harlem Yu and the cast.
  • She has become friends with Boys Over Flowers creator Yoko Kamio, who she communicates with via WeChat in either English or translated Chinese. Kamio drew Chai a color illustration of Tsukushi and Tsukasa to celebrate her daughter's marriage.[4]
  • Her daughter, Kao Chun Ya (高隽雅), also known as Clover Kao, appeared in Chai's dramas, Miss No Good and Hi My Sweetheart. She also contributed a track to the Meteor Garden (2018) soundtrack.

  • Jerry Yan reunited with Chai in Love Scar (2001) and Come to My Place (2002).
  • Chai cast Winnie Chien in Love Scar (2001) and Magic Ring (2005).
  • Angie Tang also appeared in Love Scar (2001), Starry Night (2005), Devil Beside You, Sweet Relationship (2007), Miss No Good (2008), and Fondant Garden (2012).
  • Chai chose Vanness Wu to star in Peach Girl (2001) and Come to My Place (2002).
  • Peien Chien appeared in Chai's Peach Girl (2001).
  • Edward Ou also appeared in Peach Girl (2001) and Poor Prince (2001).
  • Vic Chou starred in the Chai produced dramas, Poor Prince (2001), Come to My Place (2002), Love Storm (2003), Mars (2004), Silence (2006), Sweet Relationship (2007), and Wish to See You Again (2008).
  • Chai cast Ken Chu in a number of dramas, including Poor Prince (2001), Marmalade Boy (2001), Come to My Place (2002), Love Storm (2003), Hi Working Girl (2004), City of Sky (2005), and Wish to See You Again (2008).
  • Megan Lai appeared in Chai's dramas, Love Storm (2003), Hi Working Girl (2004), Mars (2004), Good Beautiful Clinic 2 (2005), Starry Night (2005), Silence (2006), and Sweet Relationship (2007). She also appeared in the films, You Are the Apple of My Eye (2011) and Café. Waiting. Love (2014).
  • Beatrice Hsu also starred in Love Storm (2003).
  • Chai also cast Wallace Chung in Hi Working Girl (2004).
  • Chai reunited with Barbie Hsu in Mars (2004) and Corner with Love (2007).
  • Rainie Yang has worked on a number of dramas with Chai, including City of Sky (2005), Devil Beside You (2005), Why Why Love (2007), Miss No Good (2008), and Hi My Sweetheart (2009).
  • Michelle Saram also appeared in City of Sky (2005).
  • Chai reunited with Wang Yue in Hi My Sweetheart (2009). She also had a cameo in Chai's Meteor Garden reboot.

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