Jacelyn Tay

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Jacelyn Tay
Chinese name 郑秀珍 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhèng Xiùzhēn (Mandarin)
Born (1975-06-12) June 12, 1975 (age 39)
Occupation Actress, Health Coach
Years active 1995-present
Spouse(s) Brian Wong (2010-present)
Official Website www.bodyinc.sg

Jacelyn Tay (Chinese: 郑秀珍; pinyin: Zhèng Xiùzhēn born on June 12, 1975) is a Singaporean actress.


Actress. Author. Health Coach. Speaker.

In 1995, while in her freshman year at the [National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences|National University of Singapore Arts Faculty]], she entered the 4th bi-annual Star Search Competition organised by MediaCorp (Chinese: 新传媒; pinyin: Xīn Chuánméi). She won the female category of the competitions and was awarded a contract.

She soon discovered that she enjoyed acting and decided to quit her studies. The first few years with MediaCorp were tough for her but Tay finally got her big break when she got the role for He Xiangu in the TV series Legends of the Eight Immortals in 1998. Her popularity soared and as a result for her acting in this series, she received her first Star Award in the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste category.

As one of the leading stars of MediaCorp, Tay's features make her an ideal candidate for both period and contemporary roles. In the Wuxia drama, The Legendary Swordsman, an adaptation of Louis Cha's The Smiling, Proud Wanderer, she played one of her more challenging roles as Dongfang Bubai.

She has acted in various roles ranging from a girl-next-door, to a member of a hotel staff to a psychiatrist. Tay's screen performances in period dramas were so well-received that she won the coveted award of Taiwan's Most Popular MediaCorp Female Artiste in Star Awards 1999. She went on to produce a magazine show, write 2 books, script and host a health and beauty show entitled A New You in 2005.

Another of Tay's many talents is singing. She recorded a few songs for drama serials in which she was starring, including "Love Me, Love Me Not (Singapore TV series)", which was a radio chart-stopper on Singapore's popular 93.3FM. It was also used as an intermediate song in another of her dramas, "Da jiu dian" (English title: The Hotel). Tay also has a compilation album for MediaCorp Music along with the rest of the MediaCorp artists.

Tay briefly left MediaCorp to take a break from acting. She made her TV comeback in 2012 where she played a lawyer, Alice in Pillow Talk opposite Thomas Ong and Michelle Chia. Tay also announced plans to film one drama series per year.


A true believer in holistic health, in 2006 Jacelyn started her journey as a health coach and founded Body Inc. Integrated Medicine [www.bodyinc.sg] which comprises of Western Herbal Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Osteopathy and Nutrition. Body Inc. empowers individuals to understand the root cause of their health, beauty and weight issue(s) and help bring balance back to their body systems with detoxification programs and nutritional therapies. Jacelyn is well-versed in herbs and she is also a Bach Flower Remedies Practitioner.

She is a sought-after speaker for workshops and talks for the past 10 years. Her areas of expertise include health & beauty, entrepreneurship and motivational topics. List of companies that Jacelyn has worked with includes NTUC, SingTel, M1, MOH, Ricoh and she was recently engaged by Health Promotion Board to conduct a series of health talks on food & nutrition to the working adults in Mapletree Business Center.

Personal life[edit]

Tay married business man and former MediaCorp VP of Sales Brian Wong on 10 October 2010 at the Pan Pacific Singapore with some 560 guests witnessing the marriage. They have a 3 year old son.

Jacelyn became a believer of God and received Christ in 2006. She has been ministering to many with her testimonies that she shares in churches.


Drama Series[edit]


    • Homerun (笑着回家)

Variety Shows[edit]


  • Makeup For Asian Women (Times Editions - Marshall Cavendish, June 10, 2005) ISBN 981-261-079-0
  • Feel Good, Look Good with Jacelyn (Lee Mei Lin, Editor, Times Editions, Singapore, July 1, 2004) ISBN 981-232-816-5

Jacelyn is also the author of “Feel Good Look Good with Jacelyn” published in 2004, which made her one of the few local writers who made it to No. 1 Non-Fiction Book Author on The Straits Times Life! Best Seller List. Her 2nd book, “Makeup for the Asian Women”, was also a hit, still under request for reprinting to date.


  • Love, No Boundaries (2001, Compilation) (<爱,无国界>合辑 : <收获> 单曲)


Star Awards[edit]

  • 1996
    • Best Newcomer Award Nomination
  • 1997
    • Top 20 Most Popular Female Artistes
  • 1998
    • Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
  • 1999
    • Top 20 Most Popular Female Artistes
    • Most Popular Female Artiste in Taiwan
  • 2000
    • Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
  • 2001
    • Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
  • 2002
    • Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
    • Best Actress Nomination (Wings of Desire)
    • Most Popular Female Artiste (Malaysia) Nomination
  • 2003
    • Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
    • Best Actress Nomination (Romance De Amour)
    • Most Popular Female Artiste (Malaysia) Nomination
  • 2004
    • Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
  • 2005
    • Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
    • Best Actress Nomination (You Are The One)
  • 2006
    • Top 14 Most Popular Female Artistes
    • Best Actress Nomination (Love Concierge)

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