|Chinese name||洪乙心 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Hóng Yǐxīn (Mandarin)|
|Birth name||Hong Ee Ping (Chinese: 洪依苹; pinyin: Hóng Yīpíng)|
31 October 1978 |
|Occupation||Actress, host, singer|
Hong was first runner-up in the Malaysian edition of Star Search 1999 and moved to Singapore after being offered a contract by TCS (now MediaCorp). She was then known as the ‘Malaysian Shu Qi’ due to her slight resemblance to the Hong Kong actress. Several years later she moved to SPH MediaWorks but was transferred back to MediaCorp when both companies merged in 2005. She made her cinema debut in Jack Neo's 2005 film One More Chance, starring as Mark Lee's on-screen wife. Besides acting, Hong was also a prominent face on magazine covers, print ads and television commercials in both Singapore and Malaysia.
As an artist in a wide range of areas, Hong's next venture is to release her debut music EP in Singapore and Malaysia. The EP concept consisting of 8-tracks with various musical genres including acoustic easy-listening, piano-pop tunes and also fusion of Chinese and Irish-styled songs. This EP is penned by some of the most prominent award winning musicians from Singapore and Malaysia (taken more than 18-months to produce), Song arrangements by Mac Chew, Lee Nai Kong, Jamie Wilson (arranged for Sandy Lam, Z-Chen, Emil Chou, A-Do, Richie Ren, 光良 etc.), Songwriters Lee Chee Cheng and Fred Chong (written for A-Do, Stefanie Sun, Miriam Yeung, Elva, Z-Chen, Fish Leong, 品冠, Kelly Chen etc.), Visual and artistic director (including design of album cover) to be helmed by renowned Singapore stylist guru David Gan (Zhang Zi Yi’s stylist) and Bernard Ooi.
Hong's contract with MediaCorp expired in October 2011 as she chose not to renew it. While she continued filming with MediaCorp on a per-project basis, she stated she had wanted to spend time managing the Kuala Lumpur branch of Xiao Bar Wang (owned by former fellow MediaCorp actor Jeff Wang) and planned to further her showbiz career in China.
- Apple Hong 洪乙心 EP Debut Album
- Knotty Liaison
- Angel's Dream
- Home Affairs
- In Pursuit of Peace
- Through It All
- Your Hand In Mine
- Mrs P.I.
- Happy Family
- Tan, Kenneth Paul (2008). Cinema and television in Singapore: resistance in one dimension. BRILL. p. 176. ISBN 978-90-04-16643-1. Retrieved 8 December 2010.
- "Apple Hong is starting over in Beijing". AsiaOne. 27 June 2012.
- "王建复马国开新店 洪乙心王爱玲成合伙人" (in Chinese). xin.msn.com. 14 September 2011.
- "Of greener pastures and indecent proposals". The New Paper. 25 June 2012.
- Seto, Kit Yan (17 December 2007). "All about love". The Star. Malaysia. Archived from the original on 8 December 2010.
2011 The-In Laws
- Profile on xin.msn.com