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Angie Chai (Chinese: 柴智屏; pinyin: Chái Zhì Píng, born May 14, 1962 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan) is a Taiwanese television producer. She is best known for producing "idol" dramas, such as Meteor Garden, which earned her the nickname, "Idol Drama Godmother" (偶像劇教母).[1] Chai produced a remake to Meteor Garden in 2018.[2]

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 as Chai Zhi Ping on May 14, 1962 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She was an only child.[3]

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[4] 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, Connor Leong, and Caesar Wu. The drama was released in the summer of 2018.

Filmography

As producer

Television dramas
Year Title Frequent collaborators
Meteor Garden Other
2001 Meteor Garden Barbie Hsu, Jerry Yan, Vic Chou, Ken Chu,
Vanness Wu, Rainie Yang, Winnie Chien,
Edward Ou, Wang Yue, Dong Zhi Cheng,
Angie Tang, Wallace Chung, Beatrice Hsu
Meteor Rain Jerry Yan, Vic Chou, Ken Chu, Vanness Wu,
Rainie Yang, Peien Chien
Love Scar Jerry Yan, Winnie Chien, Angie Tang Figaro Tseng
Peach Girl Vanness Wu, Peien Chien, Edward Ou Duncan Chow
Poor Prince Vic Chou, Ken Chu, Edward Ou Kimi Hsia
Marmalade Boy Ken Chu Kim Hsia
2002 Meteor Garden II Barbie Hsu, Jerry Yan, Vic Chou,
Ken Chu, Vanness Wu, Michelle Saram,
Wang Yue, Dong Zhi Cheng, Megan Lai
Come to My Place Jerry Yan, Vic Chou, Ken Chu, Vanness Wu Jolin Tsai, Kimi Hsia, Duncan Chow (cameo)
2003 Love Storm Vic Chou, Ken Chu, Megan Lai, Beatrice Hsu
2004 Hi Working Girl Megan Lai, Wallace Chung, Ken Chu (cameo) Show Luo, Jolin Tsai, Duncan Chow,
Kimi Hsia
Good Beautiful Clinic
Mars Barbie Hsu, Vic Chou, Megan Lai Kingone Wang
2005 Good Beautiful Clinic 2 Megan Lai
Magic Ring Winnie Chien Kimi Hsia
Starry Night Megan Lai, Angie Tang Figaro Tseng, Kingone Wang
City of Sky Ken Chu, Rainie Yang, Michelle Saram Jin Dong
Devil Beside You Rainie Yang, Angie Tang Mike He, Kingone Wang, Figaro Tseng
2006 Goku Dou High School Dean Fujioka, Kingone Wang
Silence Vic Chou, Megan Lai Jin Dong, Kingone Wang
2007 Corner with Love Barbie Hsu Show Luo, Dean Fujioka
Sweet Relationship Vic Chou, Megan Lai, Angie Tang
Angel Kimi Hsia
Why Why Love Rainie Yang Mike He, Kingone Wang, Michelle Chen
2008 Wish to See You Again Vic Chou, Ken Chu, Vanness Wu Michelle Chen
Miss No Good Rainie Yang, Angie Tang Dean Fujioka, Michelle Chen, Wilber Pan
Prince + Princess 2 Duncan Chow
Infernal Lover Mike He, Jin Dong
2009 Calling For Love Mike He
Hi My Sweetheart Rainie Yang, Wang Yue Show Luo
2010 Endless Love Wilber Pan
2011 Rainbow Sweetheart
2012 Fondant Garden Angie Tang Kingone Wang
2014 First Kiss Owodog
2016 Behind Your Smile Marcus Chang
2018 Meteor Garden
Films
Year Title Frequent collaborators
Meteor Garden Other
2011 You Are the Apple of My Eye Megan Lai (cameo) Michelle Chen, Kai Ko, Emerson Tsai,
Owodog
2013 Tiny Times Kai Ko
Tiny Times 2 Kai Ko
2014 Café. Waiting. Love Megan Lai Michelle Chen, Emerson Tsai (cameos),
Marcus Chang
2016 The Tenants Downstairs
2017 Mon Mon Mon Monsters Emerson Tsai, Kai Ko (cameos)

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