Ann Kok

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Ann Kok
Chinese name 郭舒賢 (traditional)
Chinese name 郭舒贤 (simplified)
Pinyin Guō Shūxián (Mandarin)
Ancestry Guangdong, China
Born (1973-01-11) 11 January 1973 (age 41)
Singapore
Other name(s) 郭淑娴
郭淑贤
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993 to present
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Kok.

Ann Kok (born 11 January 1973) is a Chinese Singaporean television actress and singer.

Biography[edit]

Kok is the youngest child of a family of six children. She has three brothers and two sisters. She started her acting career in 1993 after emerging as a finalist in the local talent-search competition Star Search, where she won a contract to work on Chinese language TV channel SBC 8 (now MediaCorp Channel 8). She was also regarded as "Third Sister" (third most popular actress in Singapore's Chinese-language entertainment industry) in the 1990s. She received many offers to play the leading roles in the television dramas of that time. In 2000, Kok ventured overseas to expand her acting career, but was not successful. She returned to Singapore's MediaCorp in 2005.

For the first time in her 13-year long career, Kok was nominated for the Best Actress Award in the Star Awards 2006 for her performance as Jiang Ruqing in Love Concierge, but did not win the award. In La Femme, she played a career-minded woman who neglects her family and later suffers from breast cancer. In 2009, she played the lead role of Alice Zeng, a materialistic and show-off housewife, in the highly acclaimed drama serial Housewives' Holiday, which won her praise and positive reviews from audiences.[1][2] For her performance, Kok was nominated for the Best Actress Award again in the Star Awards 2010 and was the hot favourite to win, but unexpectedly lost to Chen Liping.[3]

In 2011, Kok made another appearance in Kampong Ties, which was filmed in Sungai Lembing, Malaysia, for a period of 4 months. In the same year, Kok also appeared in The Oath and Bountiful Blessings, starring alongside established actors such as Christopher Lee, Tay Ping Hui and Malaysian actress Jesseca Liu.

Apart from acting, Kok has produced three solo albums.[4] She also sang at The Peranakan Ball in 2009 for The Little Nyonya musical.

In 2012, Kok became the first actress in Asia to snag two nominations in the same category since the inception of the Asian Television Awards (ATA) in 1994. Kok was nominated for the Best Actress in a Leading Role award for her performances in Kampong Ties and Show Hand for ATA 2012. Results would be announced in December 2012.[5][6]

In 2013, Kok won Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes in Star Awards 2013. She also walked away with "BottomSlim Sexiest Legs" Award for Star Awards 2012 Walk of Fame. At the Star Awards 2013, Kok presented an award with Yvonne Lim to Xu Ying Ying in Best Costume & Image Design Category. Kok was nominated in Favourite Female Character, Favourite On-screen Couple (Drama), BottomSlim Sexiest Legs Award, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes.

In 2014, Kok announced that she will be leaving Mediacorp once more to pursue personal career, hence she is not eligible to participate in 2014 Star Award. She would have collected her 9th most popular female artiste award if she was qualified and won this year 2014.

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Moment in Time (红尘独舞)
1994 The Young Ones (壮志骄阳)
Men on the Edge (帮会1889)
The Valiant One (昆仑奴) Zhang Ying
1995 Coffee or Tea (是非屋)
Heartbeat (医胆仁心)
Heavenly Ghost (天师钟馗) Liu Yeqin Singaporean-Taiwanese co-production
The Morning Express (阳光列车)
The Morning Express II (阳光列车II)
1996 Legend of the White Hair Brides (塞外奇侠) Nalan Minghui Singapore-China co-production
Heart of the Family (家有一宝)
The Legend of Jigong (济公活佛) Yue Yinping / Li Xiaomei
The Night is Young (美丽夜女郎)
1997 Curtain Call (大锣大鼓)
Courting Trouble (婚姻法庭)
My Wife, Your Wife, Our Wives 17+1 (101老婆之17+1)
The Guest People (客家之歌) Juxiang
1998 Facing the Music (钢琴88)
Dreams (七个梦之不道德的梦)
Riding the Storm (陌生人)
1999 Wok of Life (福满人间) Saiman / Yue'e
2000 The Tax Files (流金税月)
Dare to Strike (掃冰者) Singaporean-Hong Kong-Taiwanese co-production
2002 No.8 Bus (八号巴士) Hong Kong-production
Venus (维纳斯) Korean production
Venture Against Time (子是古人来) young Shi Caiyu Hong Kong production
Just in Time for the Wedding (一切从结婚开始) Taiwanese production
2003 OK No Problem (OK没问题)
2004 Money No Problem (恭喜发财)
Be Somebody (海军)
Changing Lanes (易心人)
Zero (零楼)
2005 A New Life (有福) Guo Jialing
Love Concierge (爱的掌门人) Jiang Ruqing
2006 Family Matters (法庭俏佳人)
2007 The Peak (最高点) Xiuping
Kinship (手足) Zheng Yinsha
2008 La Femme (绝对佳人) Lin Xiuhui
My Destiny (幸福满贯) Singaporean-Malaysian co-production
2009 Housewives' Holiday (煮妇的假期) Alice Zeng Huixian
My School Daze (书包太重) Kang Qiaozhen
Daddy at Home (企鹅爸爸) Yang Xinbei
2010 Happy Family (过好年) Dong Shuixing
The Illusionist (魔幻世界) Shayne Yang
Precious Babes (三个女人一个宝) Lin Huixian
Cooking Without Clothes (煮持人) Jia Ying Telemovie
Film selected for broadcast at Shanghai Film Festival 2010
The Family Court (走进走出) Danni
2011 Bountiful Blessings (万富楼) Liang Pin Hong/Yi Pin Hong
The Oath (行医) Ye Zhi Yi
Kampong Ties (甘榜情) Feng Yue Man 2011 Year-End Blockbuster Drama
Filmed in Sungai Lembing, Malaysia for four months
2012 Show Hand 注定 Xu Shumin
It Takes Two (对对碰) Vivian 2012 Year-End Blockbuster Drama
2014 Soup of Life 砂煲肉骨茶 林芳 Lin Fang Malaysian co-production

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Notes
2006 Life Scent II (花花都市II)
Rail Taiwan (铁定好玩台湾游)
2009 Driving Miss Foodie (驾车找吃路) Co-host
CelebriTEA Break 2 (艺点心思II) Guest Host for Episode 5
2012 My Fair Ladies (小女人大世界) Host

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Notes
1997 记得我的样子
1998 爱情点心
2000 享受现在

Other performances[edit]

Year Title Notes
2009 The Peranakan Ball (娘惹之恋)

Achievements[edit]

Year Achievement Representative work
1995 Top 5 Most Popular Female Artistes, Star Awards 1995
1996 Top 5 Most Popular Female Artistes, Star Awards 1996
1997 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes, Star Awards 1997
1998 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes, Star Awards 1998
1999 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes, Star Awards 1999
2004 10 Sexiest Women in the World, FHM
2006 Best Actress nomination, Star Awards 2006 Love Concierge
2007 My Favourite Actress nomination, Star Awards 2007
Screen Sweetheart nomination, Star Awards 2007
2010 Best Actress nomination, Star Awards 2010 Housewives' Holiday
Top 12 Most Popular Female Artistes, Star Awards 2010
Most Popular Local TV Actress nomination, Singapore e-Awards '10
2011 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes, Star Awards 2011
Best Supporting Actress nomination, Star Awards 2011 The Family Court
2012 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes, Star Awards 2012
Best Actress nomination, Star Awards 2012 Bountiful Blessings
Favourite Female Character nomination, Star Awards 2012 Kampong Ties
2013 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes, Star Awards 2013
Favourite Female Character nomination, Star Awards 2013 It Takes Two
Bottom Slim Sexiest Legs award, Star Awards 2013

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From sex siren to aunty". AsiaOne Diva. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "郭舒贤演阿嫂 可望咸鱼翻身". Lian He Wan Bao. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Best Actress Category Prediction". xinmsn.com. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "当过"三片歌手" 郭舒贤: 知足感恩". omy.sg. Retrieved 20 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Nomination List for Asian Television Awards 2012". Asian Television Awards. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "亚洲电视大奖 郭舒贤一人获两女主角提名". omy.sg. Retrieved 17 November 2012.