Linda Chung Ka-Yan (born 9 April 1984) was the 2004 Miss Chinese International Pageant winner and is now an actress with TVB in Hong Kong. She speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.. She has appeared in many successful series including Best Bet (2007), Heart of Greed (2007) along with its indirect sequel Moonlight Resonance (2008), A Journey Called Life (2008), Legends of the Demigods (2008) and the upcoming grand production The Gem of Life.
Linda was born in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. After graduating from Vancouver's Templeton Secondary School in 2002, Linda attended the University of British Columbia for a year. During that same year, Linda participated and won first place in a beauty-talent show hosted by Crystal Mall, an Asian mall located in Burnaby, British Columbia.
In 2003, Linda won the title of Miss Chinese Vancouver, along with three awards in the same event. In 2004, she joined Miss Chinese International, a beauty contest organized by TVB, and became the third Vancouverite in 4 years to win Miss Chinese International after Bernice Liu in 2001 and Shirley Zhou in 2002. The 1st and 2nd runner-up in the same year was Mandy Cho (Hong Kong) and Carlene Aguilar (Manila).
Linda made her acting debut in the series Virtues of Harmony II, the modern spin-off of the highly successful sitcom, Virtues of Harmony. Her role in Always Ready earned her the Most Improved Female Actress Award in 2006's TVB Anniversary Awards. Her role in the high-rating series, Heart of Greed, has been described as her breakthrough role and was nominated for TVB's "My Most Favorite Female Character Role". At the 41st TVB Anniversary Awards show, Linda was nominated and was top 5 in the "Best Actress" award for her successful role in A Journey Called Life. She was also nominated for "Most Favorite Female Character Role" Award for her role in Legend of the Demigods. After filming Heart Of Greed she was rumored dating her co-star Raymond Lam and to date their rumors continued because of their second collaboration in Moonlight Resonance again as a couple. Many people have tried hard to ask them if they were really dating but they always just smiles and changes the topic. During the filming of Moonlight Resonance they were caught eating the same sandwich and took extra care of each other while leaving other co-stars cold. At the birthday party of Moses Chan, Susanna Kwan, and herself, one of the other co-star Tavia Yeung forced Raymond to give Linda a birthday kiss. Under all of this pressure, Raymond did what he was asked to do and gave Linda a light kiss on the ear.