Michele B. Chan

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Michele B. Chan
  • Actress
  • Philanthropist
Known forrole of Mei Jan in MacGyver
Spouse(s)Patrick Soon-Shiong

Michele B. Chan is an American philanthropist and former actress. She was born in East London, South Africa.[1] Chan is currently the CEO of NantStudio, which she founded in 2015.[1]

Acting career[]

She was best known for her role in the series MacGyver as Mei Jan, who impersonated MacGyver's deceased foster daughter Sue Ling.[1][2] She appeared in the movie American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt and also had recurring roles in the American television series Hotel and the Canadian TV show Danger Bay.[1]

Personal life[]

Chan married South African-born American billionaire surgeon, businessman, and minority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers Patrick Soon-Shiong in 1977. They have two children.[3][1] In 2018, they became co-owners of the Los Angeles Times after purchasing the newspaper.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Patrick Soon-Shiong and Michele B. Chan". National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution.
  2. ^ Pompeo, Joe. ""Assholes" and "Frat Boys": How the L.A. Times Rose from the Near-Dead". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
  3. ^ Whitford, David (9 December 2013). "Who's the Richest Guy in Los Angeles?". Fortune (paper). Marty Jones (associate reporter).
  4. ^ "L.A. Times faces painful reckoning over race in its staff and pages". Los Angeles Times. 2020-06-25. Retrieved 2021-04-01.

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