Kim Chiu Biography: Movies, Net Worth, Children, Age, Height, Instagram, Husband, Parents

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Kim Chiu is a Filipino actress and recording artist who rose to fame after winning the first teen edition of Pinoy Big Brother in 2006.

Since then, she has starred in numerous films and television shows, earning her the title of “Chinita Princess” and “Multimedia Idol”.

She is also a successful singer, having released three studio albums and staged a solo concert. She is among the most influential and highest-grossing Filipino celebrities, according to Forbes Asia and LionhearTV.


  • Full name: Kimberly Sue Yap Chiu
  • Nickname: Kim
  • Date of birth: April 19, 1990
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines
  • Nationality: Filipino
  • Profession: Actress, singer, host, model, vlogger
  • Height: 5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
  • Parents: William Chiu and Louella Yap
  • Siblings: Lakam, Twinkle, William Jr., John Paul
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $5 million

Early Life and Education

Kim Chiu, now 34 years old, was born on April 19, 1990, in Tacloban, Leyte, to a Filipino-Chinese couple, William Chiu and Louella Yap. She has four siblings: Lakam, Twinkle, William Jr., and John Paul.

Her family moved around places like General Santos, Mindoro, and Cebu in the Philippines. When she was nine, her parents separated, and her grandparents raised her and her siblings. She attended St. Candida School and St.

Paul College in Cebu, where she finished high school. She later enrolled at the University of the Philippines Open University, taking a business administration course.

Personal Life

Kim Chiu has been romantically linked to several actors, such as Gerald Anderson, her first on-screen partner, and Simon Atkins, a basketball player.

However, her most publicized relationship was with Xian Lim, whom she met in 2011 while working on the My Binondo Girl series.

The two became a real-life couple in 2013 and appeared in several projects, such as Bride for Rent, The Story of Us, and Love Thy Woman. They also travelled to different countries and celebrated their anniversaries.

However, in 2023, it was confirmed by talent manager Ogie Diaz that Kim and Xian had broken up after 12 years of being together.

The reason for their split was not disclosed, but it was speculated that it had something to do with their plans for the future.

Kim and Xian have not spoken publicly about their breakup but have deleted their photos and videos on their social media accounts.


Kim Chiu started her showbiz career when she joined and won the first teen edition of Pinoy Big Brother in 2006.

She was then signed by Star Magic, ABS-CBN’s talent agency, and given various opportunities to showcase her talents. She made her acting debut in the teen drama series Sana Maulit Muli, opposite Gerald Anderson, in 2007.

The show was a hit and earned her the Most Promising Female Star Award. She and Anderson became one of the most popular love teams in the industry and starred in several films and shows, such as I’ve Fallen For You, Tayong Dalawa, Paano Na Kaya, and Till My Heartaches End.

In 2010, Kim Chiu ventured into more mature and diverse roles in comedy and drama. She topped Yes! Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful Stars list received positive reviews for her performances in the horror film The Healing, the romantic comedy Bride for Rent, and the drama series Ina, Kapatid, Anak.

She collaborated with other actors, such as Coco Martin, Jake Cuenca, Enchong Dee, and Xian Lim. She was named Princess of Philippine Movies and TV and won a PMPC Award for Best Drama Actress.

As a recording artist, Kim Chiu released her debut album, Gwa Ai Di, in 2007, followed by Chinita Princess in 2015 and Chinita Princess: Touch of Your Love in 2017. Her albums were certified Gold or more by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry.

She also staged a solo concert at the New Frontier Theater in 2016, showcasing her singing and dancing skills. Some of her popular songs include “Mr. Right”, “Okay Na Ako”, and “Bawal Lumabas”.

Kim Chiu is also a host, model, and vlogger. She is one of the main hosts of the noontime variety show It’s Showtime and a regular performer in the musical variety show ASAP. Disney Southeast Asia picked her to model as Mulan in a special 2015 calendar shoot.

She also launched her YouTube channel, Kim Chiu PH, in 2019, where she uploads vlogs about her personal and professional life. She has over 1.7 million subscribers and over 100 million views as of 2024.


Kim Chiu has received numerous awards and nominations for her work in various genres and platforms.

Some of the notable awards she has won are:

  • Most Promising Female Star for TV (Sana Maulit Muli) – 38th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Box Office Entertainment Awards, 2007.
  • Princess of Philippine Movies and TV (Bride for Rent and Ikaw Lamang) – 46th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Box Office Entertainment Awards, 2015.
  • Best Drama Actress (Ikaw Lamang) – 28th PMPC Star Awards for Television, 2014.
  • Best Actress (The Healing) – 60th FAMAS Awards, 2012.
  • Favorite Female Artist – Myx Music Awards, 2016 and 2018.
  • Most Influential Female Endorser of the Year – EdukCircle Awards, 2016 and 2017.
  • Eastwood City Walk of Fame Inductee – 2010.
  • Forbes Asia’s 100 Digital Stars – 2020.


Kim Chiu has faced several controversies throughout her career, from personal to professional issues.

Some of the most notable ones are:

Her parents’ separation and her estrangement from her father, who died in 2013. She revealed that she had not seen her father for five years before his death and that she was not able to attend his funeral due to work commitments. She also said that she had forgiven him for leaving their family.

Her breakup with Gerald Anderson and his subsequent relationship with Maja Salvador, who was Kim’s close friend. Kim admitted that the betrayal hurt her and that she had a falling out with Maja. She also said she had moved on from Gerald and wished him happiness.

Her viral “bawal lumabas” statement was made during an online rally for ABS-CBN in 2020. She compared the network’s shutdown to a classroom situation where the whole class was punished for one student’s mistake.

However, her analogy was confusing and illogical, spawning memes, jokes, and criticisms online. She later apologized for her blunder and turned it into a song she performed on her YouTube channel and It’s Showtime. She also donated the proceeds of the song to charity.

Her ambush shooting in 2020 sparked speculations and theories about the possible motives and suspects behind the attack. Some people linked the incident to her support for ABS-CBN, while others suggested it was a publicity stunt or a personal vendetta.

Kim denied the allegations and said she had no enemies or issues with anyone. She also appealed to the authorities to investigate the case and find the culprits.

Her breakup with Xian Lim in 2023 surprised and saddened many of their fans. The two had been together for 12 years and were considered one of showbiz’s most stable and sweetest couples. However, they decided to end their relationship for unknown reasons.

Their talent manager, Ogie Diaz, confirmed the news and said they parted ways amicably and remained friends. Kim and Xian have not spoken publicly about their breakup but have deleted their photos and videos on their social media accounts.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @chinitaprincess
  • Twitter handle: @prinsesachinita
  • YouTube channel: Kim Chiu PH
  • TikTok handle: @kimchiu_official


  • Sana Maulit Muli
  • I’ve Fallen For You
  • Tayong Dalawa
  • Paano Na Kaya
  • Till My Heartaches End
  • The Healing
  • Ina, Kapatid, Anak
  • Bride for Rent
  • Ikaw Lamang
  • The Story of Us


  • Gwa Ai Di
  • Chinita Princess
  • Chinita Princess: Touch of Your Love
  • Mr. Right
  • Okay Na Ako
  • Bawal Lumabas


Kim Chiu has published one book under ABS-CBN Publishing. Her book is:

  • Kim Chiu: A Chinese-Filipino in the World of Showbiz (2011)

Net Worth

According to sources, Kim Chiu has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She earns income from her various endeavours as an actress, singer, host, model, and vlogger.

She also has several endorsements and businesses, such as a nail salon, a clothing line, and a perfume brand.

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