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)
Singapore
Occupation Actress
Host
Years active 1993—2009
Spouse(s) Raymond Choy (m. 1997)[1]
Children 4

Ivy Lee (simplified Chinese: 李锦梅; traditional Chinese: 李錦梅; pinyin: Lǐ Jǐnméi; born 16 July 1973) is a Singaporean former actress and host. She is a three-time winner of the Star Awards for Best Actress.

Early life and career[edit]

Lee graduated from Singapore Polytechnic with a Diploma in Biomedical in 1993.[1] The same year, she joined TCS (predecessor of MediaCorp) after winning the biannual Star Search and clinching the "Miss Photogenic" title at the same contest.

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 named the Best Actress another two times; the first in 2000, and then in 2004.

Later in her career, Lee was known for her on-screen partnership with 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 currently lives in Hong Kong with her four children and her Hong Kong-born television producer and director Raymond Choy. In 2005, Lee gave birth to twin boys Dash and Nik. She also has a elder daughter, Mikki.[1] In 2009, she gave birth to another baby girl (her 4th child). In an interview, Lee stated that she relocated to Hong Kong with her children so as to be nearer to her husband who travels frequently within the Greater China Region.[2]

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Year English title Mandarin title Role Notes
1993 That Moment in Time 红尘独舞
1994 The Magnate 叱咤风云 张亦君 (Zhang Yijun) / 阮敏 (Ruan Min)
1994 Fiery Lover 烈火情人
1994 Strike Back 越界威龙 Telemovie
1994 Those Were The Days 生命擂台
1995 The Dragons Five 飞龙五将 刘美英 (Liu Meiying)
1995 The Last Rhythm 曲终魂断
1995 Sea Eagle 海岸猎鹰 Telemovie
1995 Dream Hunters 追心一族
1996 Ordinary Ambitions 阳光伴我行
1996 Kungfu Master 1996 掌门人1996
1996 Ah Xue 阿雪 阿雪 (Ah Xue) / 张靖雯 (Zhang Jingwen)
1997 The Price of Peace 和平的代价 夏树秀子 (Natsuki Hideko) / 秀秀(Xiuxiu)
1997 Crimes & Tribulations 狮城奇案录之绑票大亨 红红 (Honghong)
1997 The Royal Monk 真命小和尚 莹莹郡主 (Princess Yingying)
1998 Season of Love 甜甜的季节 林晓双 (Lin Xiaoshuang)
1998 Act 235 刑事235 范嘉萱 (Fan Jiaxuan)
1998 The Legendary Swordsman 笑傲江湖 岳灵珊 (Yue Lingshan)
1999 Stepping Out 出路 阿菊 (Ah Ju) Nominated — Star Awards for Best Actress
2000 Angel's Dream 真相 陈安琪 (Chen Anqi) Star Awards for Best Actress
2000 Four Walls And A Ceiling 我爱黄金屋 符美燕 (Fu Meiyan)
2001 No Problem 考试家族 孙凤喜 (Sun Fengxi)
2001 The Hotel 大酒店 Miss Seto
2001 Beyond the Axis of Truth 法医X档案 伍品瑜 (Wu Pinyu)
2002 The Wing Of Desire 天使的诱惑 林家萱 (Lin Jiaxuan) Nominated — Star Awards for Best Actress
2002 Brotherhood 有情有义 张丽 (Zhang Li) Cameo
2003 Beautiful Trio 大女人·小女人 Leo Leo
2003 Always on My Mind 无炎的爱 杨美娜 (Yang Meina)
2003 A Child's Hope 孩有明天 颜丽珠 (Yan Lizhu)
2004 Double Happiness 喜临门 司徒雅喜 (Situ Yaxi) Star Awards for Best Actress
2005 Beyond The aXis of Truth II 法医X档案 II 伍品瑜(Wu Pinyu) / 章亮星 (Zhang Liangxing)
2006 House of Joy 欢乐满屋 郑一欢 (Zheng Yihuan) Nominated — Star Awards for Best Actress
2006 Family Matters 法庭悄佳人 赵舒扬 (Zhao Shuyang) Star Awards for Best Actress
2006 C.I.D. 刑警2人组 叶雪 (Ye Xue)
2007 Live Again 天堂鸟 韩琪真 (Han Qizhen)
2008 Love Blossoms 心花朵朵开 陶紫荆 (Tao Zijing)

Variety show host[edit]

Year English title Mandarin title
2002 Foodies Choice 美食包打听
2003 Be My Guest 客人来
2007 My Star Guide II 我的导游是明星 II

Compilation album[edit]

Year English title Mandarin title
2003 MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 03 新传媒群星贺岁庆丰年
2005 MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 05 新传媒迎春接福喜临门

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated work Result
1993 Star Search Champion N/A Won
Star Search Miss Photogenic N/A Won
1994 Star Awards for Most Popular Female Newcomer N/A Won
1995 Star Awards for Top 5 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
1996 Star Awards for Top 5 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Nominated
1999 Star Awards for Best Actress Stepping Out Nominated
Star Awards for Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
2000 Star Awards for Best Actress Angel's Dream Won
Star Awards for Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
2001 Star Awards for Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
2001 Asian Television Award for Best Actress Angel's Dream Won
2002 Star Awards for Best Actress The Wing Of Desire Nominated
Star Awards for Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
2003 Star Awards for Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Nominated
2004 Star Awards for Best Actress Double Happiness Won
Star Awards for Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Nominated
2005 Star Awards for Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Nominated
2006 Star Awards for Best Actress Family Matters Won
Star Awards for Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Nominated
2007 Star Awards for Best Actress House of Joy Nominated
Star Awards for Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
Star Awards 25th Anniversary Show — Top 10 Villains in Dramas The Wing Of Desire Won
Star Awards 25th Anniversary Show — Favourite On-screen Partners (with Edmund Chen) Double Happiness Won
Star Awards 25th Anniversary Show — Favourite Actress N/A Nominated
Star Awards 25th Anniversary Show — Screen Sweetheart N/A Nominated
2009 Star Awards for Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won

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