Ivy Lee (actress)

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Ivy Lee
Chinese name 李錦梅 (traditional)
Chinese name 李锦梅 (simplified)
Pinyin Lǐ Jǐnméi (Mandarin)
Ancestry Fujian, China
Born (1973-07-16) 16 July 1973 (age 41)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993-2009
Spouse(s) Raymond Choy
Children 4

Ivy Lee (Chinese: 李锦梅; pinyin: Lǐ Jǐnméi; born 16 July 1973) is a Singaporean actress who was formerly contracted to MediaCorp.


Lee joined TCS (predecessor of MediaCorp) after winning the biannual Star Search in 1993.

At the Star Awards 2006, Lee was awarded the Best Actress award for her role as a lawyer in the drama serial Family Matters. Before that, she was also crowned for the Best Actress another two times. The first in 2000, and then in 2004. That was a feat only matched by fellow actress Huang Biren (However, Huang still wins if nominations for Asian Television Awards are taken into account).

Later in her career, Lee was known for her partnership with veteran actor Edmund Chen, most notably in Beyond the Axis of Truth and Double Happiness. At the Star Awards 2007 anniversary special celebrating 25 years of Chinese drama in Singapore, they were named one of the Top 5 Favourite On-screen Partners for their roles as husband and wife in Double Happiness.

Lee left the entertainment industry in November 2009 and moved to Hong Kong with her family.

Personal life[edit]

Lee lives in Hong Kong with her four children and her director husband, who is from Hong Kong. In 2005, Lee gave birth to a pair of twin sons. She also has a daughter (now 13 years old as of 2010) prior to the twin sons. In 2009, she gave birth to yet another baby girl (her 4th child). She had relocated to Hong Kong with her children to be nearer to her husband as he travels frequently within China.[1]


Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 1993 Champion, Star Search 1993
  • 1994 Best Female Newcomer, Star Awards 1994
  • 1995 Top 5 Most Popular Female Artistes, Star Awards 1995
  • 1999 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes, Star Awards 1999
  • 1999 Best Actress Nomination, Stepping Out, Star Awards 1999
  • 2000 Best Actress, Star Awards 2000 (Angel's Dream)
  • 2000 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes, Star Awards 2000
  • 2001 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes, Star Awards 2001
  • 2001 Best Actress, Asian Television Awards (Angel's Dream)
  • 2002 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes, Star Awards 2002
  • 2002 Best Actress Nomination, The Wing Of Desire, Star Awards 2003
  • 2004 Best Actress, Star Awards 2004 (Double Happiness)
  • 2006 Best Actress, Star Awards 2006 (Family Matters)
  • 2007 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes, Star Awards 2007
  • 2007 Best Actress Nomination, House Of Joy, Star Awards 2007
  • 2007 Top 10 Most Evil Roles in Dramas Award (Ivy Lee - The Wing Of Desire)
  • 2007 Favourite On-screen Partners Award (Edmund Chen & Ivy Lee - Double Happiness)
  • 2007 My Favourite Actress Nomination
  • 2007 Screen Sweetheart Nomination
  • 2008 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes, Star Awards 2009


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