Aileen Tan

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This is about the Singaporean actress; for the Malaysian-descended British actress, see Elaine Tan.
Aileen Tan
Chinese name 陳麗貞 (traditional)
Chinese name 陈丽贞 (simplified)
Pinyin Chén Lìzhēn (Mandarin)
Born (1966-10-18) 18 October 1966 (age 48)
Singapore
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present

Aileen Tan (born 18 October 1966) is a versatile actress in Singapore. She entered the entertainment industry through placing second in the first Star Search Competition in 1988. She was often the lead actress in the first 15 years of her acting career, but she is mainly given supporting roles in recent years that provides her with less exposure.

Aileen is best known for her top notch acting skills and is a multi-nominee in the Best Actress category in the annual Star Awards. She was nominated for the Best Actress award in Years 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2003; she won the award once in Year 2001 for her role in Three Women and a Half, playing a manager in an advertising company who would make use of her good figure and charms to climb up the corporate ladder.

Aileen took a break from television in 2005. In 2006, she appeared in two high-profile Singapore dramas, Women of Times and Measure of Man, the latter drama having the second highest viewership drama for Year 2006. However, Aileen was not nominated for either role at the Star Awards 2006.

On 10 March 2007, Aileen was voted as the most popular actress aged 40 and above by TV audience. She beat down hot favourites such as Xiang Yun who was a nominees in the poll. Aileen made her first appearance in English dramas. Firstly in 2000, she played as Mae in the longest-running drama series, Growing Up. Later in 2009, she played Suzanne Kong, the wife of a tycoon in the drama Red Thread. Her co-stars included Adrian Pang and Patrick Teoh. The drama consisted of 40 episodes and was telecast on MediaCorp Channel 5.

Aileen's close friends in the entertainment industry include local award-winning actress Huang Biren, Pan Lingling as well as Hong Kong celebrity Jacqueline Law. She has been married to a Hong Kong director named Gerald since 2006.

Appearances[edit]

Drama serials[edit]

  • 1988
    • 窈窕淑女 My Fair Ladies
    • 钻石人生 The Fortune Hunters
  • 1989
    • 早安!老师 Good Morning, Sir
    • 浮沉 Turn of the Tide
  • 1990
    • 出人头地 The Finishing Line
    • 生命街车 Journey's End
  • 1991
    • 烈血青春 The Darkest Hour
    • 黑凤凰 Black Phoenix
  • 1992
    • Mini-Drama in Variety Tonight (Kao Family Theatre)
    • 迷离夜II Mystery II
    • 爱在女儿乡 Love Is in the Air
  • 1993
    • 人海孤鸿 Battle of Justice
  • 1994
    • 情网 Bond of Love
    • 兰桂坊血案 The Blazing Trail
    • 一线生机 A Chance of Life
    • 法医故事 Dr Justice
  • 1995
    • 爱在心处 Deep Within My Heart
    • 惊魂恋 The Ultimate Truth
  • 1996
    • 法医故事II Dr. Justice II
    • 妙警点38 Ace Cops
    • 风雨柴船头 River of Love
    • 新阿郎 New Brave World
  • 1997
    • 阿公肉骨茶 Grandpa's Bak Kut Teh
    • 101老婆 My Wife, Your Wife, Their Wives
    • 狮城奇案录之第一个上绞台的女人 Crimes & Tribulations : In the Face of Death
  • 1998
    • 豪门奇骗 The Scam
    • 我家小豆豆 My Little Angels
  • 1999
    • 卫斯理传奇 New Adventures of Wisely
    • 乌龙档案 P.I. Blues
  • 2000
    • 家事 My Home Affairs
    • 亚当周记 Adam's Company
    • Growing Up 成长岁月 (English Drama)
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
    • 一线之间 When The Time Comes
    • 喜临门 I Double Happiness I
    • 喜临门 II Double Happiness II
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
    • 我们的饭店 Our Rice House
    • Sayang Sayang (English sitcom)
    • 奶爸百分百 Nanny Daddy
    • 心花朵朵开 II Love Blossoms II
  • 2009
    • Red Thread (40 episodes English long running drama)
    • 难兄烂弟 My Buddy
    • 当我们同在一起 Together (2009 Channel 8 Year End Blockbuster drama)
  • 2011
    • 喜事连连 Prosperity (Lunar New Year drama; Lead Actress)
    • 警徽天职 C.L.I.F.
    • 阿娣 Devotion
    • 四个门牌一个梦 Love Thy Neighbour
  • 2012
    • 那一年我们淋着雨 The Day It Rained on Our Parade
    • 浴女图 The Enchanted
  • 2013
    • 警徽天职2 C.L.I.F. II
    • Mata Mata (MediaCorp Channel 5 drama series in commemoration of 50 Years of TV)
  • 2014
    • 日落洞 Entangled (Singapore-Malaysia co-production)
    • 球在你腳下 World at Your Feet
    • Mata Mata 2
    • 初一的心愿 Life Is Beautiful
  • 2015
    • 信约·我们的家园 The Journey: Our Homeland

TV Hosting[edit]

  • 1991
    • Lunar New Year Special
  • 2002
    • 非常任务 Mission Malaysia
  • 2007
    • A Good Deal 货真价实

Feature film[edit]

  • 2002
    • 天使心 Angel Heart
  • 2003
    • 出轨 ( 电视电影)

Theatre[edit]

  • 1999
    • 我和春天有个约会 I Have A Date With Spring

Achievements[edit]

  • 1988 – First Runner-up, Star Search Singapore 1988
  • 1988 – Most Photogenic, Star Search Singapore 1988
  • 1994 – Top 5 Most Popular Female Artistes, Star Awards '94
  • 1995 – Best Actress nomination, Star Awards '95
  • 1996 – Best Actress nomination, Star Awards '96
  • 1997 – Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes, Star Awards '97
  • 1997 – Best Actress nomination, Star Awards '97
  • 2001 – Best Actress award, Star Awards '01 (Three Women and a Half)
  • 2001 – 联合早报 风云人物 – 电视:陈丽贞 (Organised by Lian He Zao Bao)
  • 2002 – Best Drama Performance by an Actress, Asian Television Awards '02 (Three Women and a Half)
  • 2002 – Best Actress nomination, Star Awards '02 (Beautiful Connection)
  • 2003 – Best Actress nomination, Star Awards '03 (Romance De Amour)
  • 2010 – Best Supporting Actress nomination, Star Awards '10 (Together)
  • 2012 – Top 20 Most Popular Female Artistes, Star Awards 2012
  • 2013 – Best Supporting Actress, Asian Television Awards 2013 (The Day It Rained on Our Parade)
  • 2014 – Best Supporting Actress nomination, Star Awards 20 (C.L.I.F. 2)

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