According to Wikipedia, Cheryl Chow was an American educator and politician. Early life Chow was born in Seattle, Washington on May 24, 1946. Chow's father was Edward Shui "Ping" Chow , who received U.S. Citizenship after he was discharged from United States Army. Chow's mother was Ruby Chow, who served as a King County Councilwoman, the first Asian American elected to that council.