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Chloé Zhao

Chloé Zhao

Keynote Speaker: Chinese Filmmaker Best Known for "Nomadland;" First Asian Woman to Win Oscar for Best Director

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Chloé Zhao Biography

Chloé Zhao is a Chinese filmmaker, known primarily for her work in independent American films. Zhao made history in 2021 when she became the First Asian woman and only the second woman ever to earn the Academy Award for Best Director. Her film, Nomadland, also received the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Her 2015 feature debut Songs My Brothers Taught Me premiered in US Dramatic Competition at Sundance Film Festival and Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival. It was nominated for three 2016 Independent Spirit Awards. Her second feature, The Rider, premiered in Directors' Fortnight at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival where it received the Art Cinema Award and was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics. In April 2018, it was announced that Amazon Studios greenlit Zhao's upcoming untitled Bass Reeves biopic, a historical Western about the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal.

Zhao garnered further success with Nomadland, which received widespread acclaim and won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Zhao won Best Director Golden Globe for Nomadland, making her the first woman of Asian descent to be honored.

Zhao ventured into blockbuster filmmaking with the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Eternals, slated for release in November 2021.

Zhao was born in Beijing and currently resides in the United States.

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Chloé Zhao Videos

Chloé Zhao first Asian woman to win best director at Golden Globes
Under the Influence: Chloé Zhao on THE NEW WORLD
Chloe Zhao on "The Rider"

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What topics does Chloé Zhao speak about?

Chloé Zhao is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Diversity, Television & Film, Entertainers, Asian Heritage and Social Activism.

Where does Chloé Zhao travel from?

Chloé Zhao generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Chloé Zhao is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Diversity, Television & Film and Entertainers. The estimated speaking fee range to book Chloé Zhao for live events is $100,000 - $200,000, and for virtual events $50,000 - $100,000. Chloé Zhao generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Simu Liu, Viola Davis and Lisa Ling. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chloé Zhao for an upcoming event.

Chloé Zhao Videos

Chloé Zhao first Asian woman to win best director at Golden Globes
Under the Influence: Chloé Zhao on THE NEW WORLD
Chloe Zhao on "The Rider"
Chloé Zhao Bucks Tradition for THE RIDER | TIFF 2018

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