Date of birth: January 21, 1981
Occupation: singer, actor
Star sign: Aquarius
Chung was born in Hong Kong as Chung Dik-saan. It was later changed since the Chinese character Dik was believed to be too strong. When she was 2, her family renamed her Chung Ka-lai. Her father died when she was one year old. She initially grew up in a single parent family until her mother remarried when Chung was in high school. Chung graduated from Kowloon True Light Middle School and briefly attended the William Angliss Institute of TAFE in Melbourne, Australia. She was given the English name "Gillian" while in high school.