Ada Choi

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Ada Choi
Chinese name 蔡少芬
Pinyin Cài Shàofēn (Mandarin)
Jyutping Coi3 Siu2-fan1 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Chaozhou, Guangdong, China
Born (1973-09-17) 17 September 1973 (age 41)
Hong Kong
Spouse(s) Zhang Jin (m. 2008)
Children 2

Ada Choi (born 17 September 1973) is a Hong Kong actress best known for her work for TVB television, and to a lesser extent, for her film work.

Career[edit]

Choi was the second runner-up in the 1991 Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant. She won the TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress for her performance in Secret of the Heart (1998).

Along with Maggie Cheung Ho-yee, Kenix Kwok, Flora Chan and Jessica Hsuan, Choi is known as one of the Top 5 "Fa Dans" (term used for actresses with high popularity) of TVB from the mid-1990s to mid-2000s.

In 2009, she starred in Rebellion as a triad gang leader who chain-smokes and curses, a different type of role for Ada.

Personal life[edit]

On 12 January 2008, Choi married Chinese actor Zhang Jin, born on (1974-05-19) 19 May 1974 (age 40),[1][2] whom she had dated for four and a half years. He was her co-star in a number of Zhouyi Media television productions including Paradise and Eight Charts. Their daughter Zoe Zhang Chor-yee (張楚兒) was born on 11 May 2011.[3] Their second daughter, Zhang Shun-yee (張信兒), was born on 25 March 2013.[4]

Choi revealed in 2000 that her mother is a compulsive gambler who incurred millions of debts, which Choi has been paying off since she was 17 years old with all her earnings. Unable to pay off further debts, Choi severed relations with her mother.

Filmography and awards[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Awards
1992 Revelation of the Last Hero Ling Seung
1993 Racing Peak Chung Oi Ling
All About Tin Gu Suet
The Link Chai Suet Yi
The Buddhism Palm Strikes Back Tin Heung
The Movie About Stupid Mr. Lee Fat Jak Fong
Man of Wisdom Seung Seung
1994 Shade of Darkness Lo Siu Mei
1995 The Romance of the White Hair Maiden Lin Ngai-seung
Justice Pao Mang Yu Yik / Suen Siu Nga
The Fist of Law Fa Gu
1997 File of Justice V Lee Tong Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 5)
1998 Healing Hands Tong Chi Lai (Jackie) TVB Award for My Favourite On-Screen Partners
Secret of the Heart Suen Wah (Diana) TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress
1999 A Matter of Business Wong Yuk Fan Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 5)
At the Threshold of An Era Tin Ning
Unnatural Born Killer Tse Ngan Giu
2000 Healing Hands II Tong Chi Lai (Jackie) TVB Award for My Favourite On-Screen Partners
At the Threshold of An Era II Tin Ning
2001 Armed Reaction III Wai Ying Chi Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 5)
TVB Award for My Favourite Television Character
On the Track or Off Luk Wing Yee
2002 Where the Legend Begins Yan Fuk Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 5)
TVB Award for My Favourite Television Character
2003 Fate Twisters Seurng Hei
The Legend of Magic Mirror (水月洞天) Dou Dou (豆豆)
The Legend of Magic Mirror II Dou Dou
2004 Armed Reaction IV Wai Ying Chi
To Catch the Uncatchable Lei Wai Wai (Vivian) TVB Award for My Favourite On-Screen Partners
TVB Award for My Favourite Television Character
2006 Seven Swordsmen Flying Red Sash
Dance of Passion Jiu Yuk Won - Power Academy Award for Outstanding Actress in Television
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 5)
Nominated – TVB Award for My Favourite Female Character
Eight Charts (八阵图) Qian Xun
2007 Tian Xian Pei (天仙配) Fourth Fairy (Guest star)
2008 Lei Hen Jian (淚痕劍 Die Wu (蝶舞/琥珀)
The Gem of Life Hong Nga-Sze (Jessica) Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 5)
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character
Nominated - Magonlia Award for Best Actress
2010 Fly with Me Leung Hau-chi (Yvonne) / Janet Bin Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character
Who's the Hero (勝者為王) Tung Fa-shun (童花順)
2011 Xi Jin Du (西津渡) Shao Yue'e (邵月娥)
2012 The Legend of Zhen Huan Empress Xiaojingxian
In Love with Power (山河恋·美人无泪) Empress Xiaoduanwen
2013 Beauty at War Bouamukchaai Sheung-ling

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Hail the Judge Yu Yin
Fist of Legend Hua's Girlfriend
1995 A Chinese Odyssey Part Two - Cinderella Princess Iron Fan
The Golden Girls Lulu Shum
1996 Love and Sex Among the Ruins Billie Nominated - Golden Bauhinia Awards for Best Actress
Once Upon a Time in Triad Society 2 Deda Nominated - Golden Bauhinia Awards for Best Supporting Actress
Bloody Friday Ada
Mystery Files Foo Man Dik
1997 Passionate Nights
Walk In May
Troublesome Night Ken's love interest
Made in Heaven Lily Wong
Ah Fai, the Dumb Jody
1998 T.H.E. Professionals
Casino
The Suspect Annie Chung
Your Place or Mine! Vivian Ng Nominated - Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actress
Rape Trap Li Shan-Shan
1999 The Doctor in Spite of Himself Don
My Heart Will Go On
2000 Paramount Motel Li Yuk-hing
2004 The Miracle Box Dr. Joanna Tse
2009 Rebellion Cheung Wah Nominated - Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actress
2010 Just Another Pandora's Box Princess Iron Fan Guest star
2013 My Lucky Star
2014 Just Another Margin
One Step Away

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ada Choi & Max Zhang Gets Married!". 2008-01-19. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Ada Choi and Actor Zhang Jin Get Married". 2008-01-12. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  3. ^ [1] [2] 帶埋囡囡內地拍劇 蔡少芬微博放便便
  4. ^ [3] Ada Choi: I'm not giving birth anymore

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
TVB Anniversary Awards
Preceded by
Esther Kwan
for Lady Flower Fist
Best Actress
1998
for Secret of the Heart
Succeeded by
Jessica Hsuan
for Detective Investigation Files IV
Ming Pao Anniversary Awards
Preceded by
None
Outstanding Actress in Television
2001
for Armed Reaction III
Succeeded by
Flora Chan
for A Case of Misadventure
Preceded by
Liza Wang
for Wars of In-laws
Outstanding Actress in Television
2006
for Dance of Passion
Succeeded by
Louise Lee
for Heart of Greed
Miss Hong Kong
Preceded by
Noel Leung
梁小冰
Miss Hong Kong 2nd Runner-Up
1991
Succeeded by
Shirley Cheung
張雪玲