10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jackie Chan
8. Early Life
Jackie Chan was born Chan Kong-sang on April 7, 1954 in British Hong Kong to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan. Some reports indicate that he was actually supposed to be born in January and his mother was pregnant with him for 12 months before a doctor had to surgically remove him! Chan attended the Nah-Hwa Primate School on Hong Kong Island and he failed his first year, causing his parents to take him out of school.
7. Becoming “Jackie”
Jackie Chan has had a lot of nicknames throughout his life, but Jackie is one that has stuck best. After withdrawing him from school, his father moved to Canberra, Australia, in 1960 to work as the head cook for the American embassy and in 1976 Chan also moved to Canberra where he attended Dickson College and then began work as a construction worker. He worked under a senior worker named Jack, which earned him the nickname “Little Jack” and that quickly became Jackie.