A Star Who Makes A Difference: Vietnamese Superstar, Ha Phuong

Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine
Published in
6 min readJul 3, 2018

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“When I was little, I had a critical illness, my parents had to sell everything we had to save my life. When I recovered I told myself when I grow up and happen to be fortunate, I will always help out those who have experienced something similar to my family’s situation.”

I had the pleasure to interview Vietnamese Superstar, Ha Phuong. Ha Phuong has released twelve solo albums and numerous records throughout Asia and the U.S. She has also delved into the film spectrum releasing her first feature film Finding Julia, in which she stars and produced. If acting and singing weren’t enough, she is a natural born philanthropist founding the Ha Phuong Foundation, an organization that provides aid to underprivileged children directly by paying for necessities such as surgery, food, clothing, and education.

Thank you so much for joining us! What is your “backstory”?

I was born on March 31. I’m one of six children. My father was a musician. My sisters are famous singers in Vietnam. Growing up, I studied voice, acting, choreography and participated in theatre arts in school and around the city. I won many music prizes and I later won the final round in a national television program “The Voice of Television” in 1991.

I relocated to the US in 2000, and married Chính Chu in 2002 and had two daughters, Diana Phuong Phuong Chu and Angelina Tieu Phuong Chu. I published my first novel Finding Julia, in English and Vietnamese. The book was co-authored by myself, Judy Katz and Minh Ngọc. I produced and star in the film “Finding Julia” which will be released in theatres this fall.

Besides my work as an actor and singer, I am well known for my philanthropy.

Can you share the funniest or most interesting story that occurred to you in the course of your career?

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Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine

A “Positive” Influencer, Founder & Editor of Authority Magazine, CEO of Thought Leader Incubator