|Chinese name||李亞男 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||李亚男 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||li3 ya4 nan2 (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||lei5 aa3 naam4 (Cantonese)|
|Birth name||Li Yanan|
|Origin||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
25 November 1984 |
|Occupation||Actress, TV host|
Leanne Li Yanan (Chinese: 李亞男; born 25 November 1984 in Shanghai), is a Chinese-born Canadian actress and television host. She was the 2005 Miss Chinese International Pageant winner hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia. She is now an actress and a TV host for TVB.
After winning Miss Chinese International 2005, she gave up her studies in Vancouver and started her acting career at TVB. Due to her limited Cantonese, she was only able to host some shows on the TVB8 channel. Afterwards, she improved her Cantonese and now stars in TVB series. Her first series was "Love Guaranteed", playing an assistant of Melissa Ng's character, Hazel. She also had a role in the big production The Drive of Life. She played the role of Tavia Yeung's (Freeda in this series) best friend in the TVB series, The Building Blocks of Life.
Leanne's family originates from Shanghai, China who later emigrated to Canada when she was a child. The eldest of two girls, she was a second year fine arts student at the University of British Columbia before participating in the pageants. Leanne and her boyfriend Wong Cho Lam are both devoted Christians whom have both publicly declared sexual abstinence before marriage. During the 48th TVB anniversary celebration Wong Cho Lam proposed to her. They are now engaged.
At the age of 20, Leanne competed as contestant #10 in Miss Chinese Vancouver 2004 Pageant, taking the crown. She also took the titles of Miss Photogenic and Best Posture. As the winner this pageant, she represented the city of Vancouver at Miss Chinese International the following year.
In January, she arrived in Hong Kong to compete for the Miss Chinese International 2005 crown, and won. Being considered just a favorite, she beat out bigger favorite, Fala Chen of New York for the title. Her performance received positive reviews, especially during the final interview portion.
- La Femme Desperado (2006) - Guest Appearance
- Love Guaranteed (2006)
- Dicey Business (2006)
- Drive of Life (2007)
- The Building Blocks of Life (2007)
- War of In-Laws II (2008) - Guest Appearance
- Forensic Heroes 2 (2008)
- The Money-Maker Recipe (2008)
- Burning Flame III (2009)
- The Stew of Life (2009)
- Suspects in Love (2010) - Guest Appearance
- The Mysteries of Love (2010) - Guest Appearance
- Only You (2011)
- The Other Truth (2011) - Guest Appearance
- Men with No Shadows (2011) - Guest Appearance
- No Good Either Way (2012)
- A Great Way to Care 2 (2013)
- Brother's Keeper (2013)
- Ruse of Engagement (2014)
- Black Heart White Soul (2014)
- Shades of Life (2014)
- Come On, Cousin (2014)
Linda Chung 鍾嘉欣
|Miss Chinese Vancouver
Crystal Li 李培禎
Linda Chung 鍾嘉欣
|Miss Chinese International
Ina Lu 呂怡慧