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Chelsea Islan
Chelsea Islan at the Premiere of Headshot, at TIFF 2016 (29150299274).jpg
Chelsea Islan at the Premiere of Headshot, at 2016 Toronto International Film Festival
Chelsea Elizabeth Islan

(1995-06-02) 2 June 1995 (age 23)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
  • Actress
  • model
  • activist
Years active2011–present
Parent(s)Indra Budianto[2]
Samantha Barbara[3]

Chelsea Elizabeth Islan (born 2 June 1995) is an Indonesian actress. She gained public recognition in NET TV sitcom Tetangga Masa Gitu. She made her film debut in drama film Refrain (2013), later continued her acting career in several films such as Street Society (2014), Merry Riana: Mimpi Sejuta Dolar (2014), Di Balik 98 (2015), and Guru Bangsa: Tjokroaminoto (2015).[2] In 2017, she was appointed as ASEAN Parade ambassador, along with Indonesian actor Nicholas Saputra.[4]


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Personal life
  • 3 Youth of Indonesia community
  • 4 Filmography
    • 4.1 Film
    • 4.2 Television
    • 4.3 Music videos
  • 5 Commercials
  • 6 Awards and nominations
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Early life[edit]

Born in Washington DC to an American mother and an Indonesian father, Chelsea moved to Jakarta to start elementary school and stayed until she finished high school in Mentari International School.[5] Before entering the cinematic industry, she pursued theater world. When she was an elementary student, Chelsea got a role in the theater show for the first time in Once on This Island, which is based on the mythology of Greek Gods. In 2013, she debuted at the professional film industry while playing a role as Annalise in Refrain.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

She is a Catholic.[7] As of October 2017, she is in a relationship with Daffa Wardhana, a son of Indonesian senior actress Marini Zumarnis.[8][9]

Youth of Indonesia community[edit]

On the 88th anniversary of the Hari Sumpah Pemuda (Youth Pledge), on 28 October 2016, Chelsea and her friends established a youth community called "Youth of Indonesia". The community activities are encouraging young people to compete and protect and care for pluralism and other national values. "We should be proud of Indonesia and have to contribute to Indonesia. The younger generation is the agent of change for a nation, and this is where we established Youth of Indonesia," said Chelsea who is the President of Youth of Indonesia.[10][11][12] For her contribution to the youth community, she was rewarded for Innovative Young Leader in the event 2017 Southeast Asia Leaders Summit which was held at Kompleks Parlemen, Senayan, Central Jakarta, in April 2017.[13]



Title Year Role Notes Refs.
Refrain 2013 Annalise [14]
Street Society 2014 Karina [15]
Merry Riana: Mimpi Sejuta Dolar
(Merry Riana: A Million Dollar Dream)
2014 Merry Riana [16]
Di Balik 98
(Behind 98)
2015 Diana [17]
Guru Bangsa: Tjokroaminoto
(People's Teacher, Tjokroaminoto)
2015 Stella [18]
Love You.. Love You Not.. 2015 Amira [19]
3 Srikandi
(3 Female Warriors)
2016 Lilies Handayani [20]
Headshot 2016 Ailin [21]
Pinky Promise 2016 Chelsea [22]
Rudy Habibie 2016 Illona Ianovska [23]
Ayat-Ayat Cinta 2
(Verses of Love 2)
2017 Keira [24]
Sebelum Iblis Menjemput
(Before the Devil Picked up, May the Devil Take You)
2018 Alfie [25]


Title Year Role Network Refs.
Tetangga Masa Gitu??
(What An Annoying Neighbour!)
2014–2017 Bintang Howard Bornstein NET TV [26]
When You Wish Upon Sakura 2016 Ellie WakuWaku Japan [27]

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Artist Notes Refs.
"Tak Lagi Sama" 2013 Noah [28][29]


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2014 Chelsea Islan – Street Society Maya Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2015 Chelsea Islan Indonesian Movie Awards — Best Actress Nominated
Indonesian Movie Awards — Favorite Actress Nominated
Indonesian Choice Awards — Actress of the Year Won
Indonesia Kids' Choice Awards — Favorite Actress Won
Chelsea Islan – Di Balik 98 Indonesian Film Festival — Best Leading Actress Nominated
2016 Chelsea Islan Indonesian Choice Awards — Actress of the Year Won
Chelsea Islan – 3 Srikandi Maya Awards — Best Actress in a Supporting Role Won
Chelsea Islan – Rudy Habibie Bandung Film Festival — Best Leading Actress[30] Won
Indonesian Film Festival — Best Leading Actress Nominated
2017 Chelsea Islan – 3 Srikandi Indonesian Movie Actor Awards — Favorite Supporting Actress[31] Won
Chelsea Islan Indonesian Choice Awards — Actress of the Year Won
Indonesian Choice Awards — Creative and Innovative Person of the Year Nominated
2018 Chelsea Islan Indonesian Choice Awards — Actress of the Year[32] Won