|Pinyin||Lǐ Nánxīng (Mandarin)|
|Birth name||Jonathan Lee Nam Chey|
|Ancestry||Chaozhou, Guangdong, China|
7 November 1964 |
|Occupation||Actor, film director|
Jonathan Lee Nam Chey (born 7 November 1964), better known as Li Nanxing, is a Singaporean actor and contracted artiste under MediaCorp. He is best known for acting in many Chinese-language television dramas produced by MediaCorp Channel 8. Li is also a Film Director and Film Producer.
Li is perhaps one of Singapore's most prolific veteran actors, and is widely regarded as the 'king' (大哥, "big brother") of Caldecott Hill, alongside Zoe Tay who is known as 'queen' and Chew Chor Meng, who is known as the 'leader', the three of them are having consistently been voted as the 'Top 10 Most Popular Artistes' for their respective genders in the annual Star Awards. Li has also won several Best Actor awards and was nominated every single year from 1997 to 2004.
Li began his career during the 1980s after completing SBC's 6th drama training course and gradually rose to stardom in the 1990s. In 1993 he shot to fame for starring in The Unbeatables I alongside Zoe Tay, the first drama series ever produced in Singapore on gambling. For most of the 1990s, he, Tay and Chew Chor Meng were MediaCorp's three most popular actors and he was voted the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes ten years in a row and also won several Malaysia and Taiwan popularity polls at the Star Awards. In 2004 he was awarded the coveted "All-Time Favourite Artiste Award".
During the late 2000s, his career hit a rocky phase due to personal issues interfering with his work. After a two-year hiatus, he made his comeback in On the Fringe 2011 and also directed his first film, The Ultimate Winner. He produced his film, Imperfect, which he co-starred with Ian Fang and Kimberly Chia.
Some of his more famous shows include The Unbeatables trilogy and The Magnate; Li has also acted in 6 telemovies to date, and even sang the theme song of several of his shows. He mostly played in anti-hero roles such in The Vagrant, for which he won the Best Actor award at the Star Awards 2002 and On the Fringe 2011. In September 2012 it was announced that he will be cast in C.L.I.F. II as a police officer, which will be one of the few times he plays a protagonist.
Li divorced his wife, former MediaCorp actress Yang Libing, in 2005, ending a marriage that had lasted 11 years. The couple had no children. Li is a Christian follower since 2003.
|2014||The Journey: Tumultuous Times 信约：动荡的年代||Zhang Tianpeng 张天鹏|
|C.L.I.F. 3 警徽天职3||Wei Lantian 魏蓝天|
|2013||The Journey: A Voyage 信约：唐山到南洋||Zhang Tianpeng 张天鹏|
|C.L.I.F. 2 警徽天职2||Wei Lantian 魏蓝天|
|2012||Beyond X 元素||Jiang Wei 江维|
|2011||On the Fringe 边缘父子||Tian Yibang 田一邦|
|2009||Daddy at Home 企鹅爸爸||Liu Bang 刘帮|
|The Ultimatum 双子星||Zhang Feng 章风 / Zhou Yida 周志达|
|2007||The Golden Path 黄金路||Ah Jin 阿金 / Jin Long 金龙|
|The Homecoming 十三鞭|
|2006||A Million Treasures 百万宝||Ma Da 马达|
|Through It All 海的儿子||Guo Xianghai|
|The Undisclosed 迷云二十天||Chen Musheng||Won – Best Actor, Star Awards 2006|
|2004||A Child's Hope II 孩有明天||Hu Yiming 胡逸名||Nominated – Best Actor, Star Awards 2004|
|Double Happiness 喜临门|
|2003||Home in Toa Payoh 家在大巴窑||Li Baomei 李保美|
|Baby Boom 我家四个宝||Tim|
|Romance De Amour 1加1等于3||Huang Weide|
|2002||The Unbeatables III 双天至尊III||Yan Fei 言飞||Nominated – Best Actor, Star Awards 2003|
|The Vagrant 豹子胆||Ah Bao||Won – Best Actor, Star Awards 2002|
|2001||The Hotel 大酒店||Cloudy|
|Heroes in Black 我来也|
|In Pursuit of Peace 何日军再来|
|2000||Dare to Strike 扫冰者||Co-production
Nominated – Best Actor, Star Awards 2001
|1999||Coup de Scorpion 天蝎行动||Nominated – Best Actor, Star Awards 2000|
|Bright Future 同一片蓝天|
|1998||The New Adventures of Wisely 卫斯理传奇||Nominated – Best Actor, Star Awards 1998|
|The Return of the Condor Heroes 神雕侠侣||Lu Liding 陸立鼎|
|1997||Rising Expectations 长河|
|Crime and Tribulations 狮城奇案录|
|My Wife, Your Wife, Their Wives 101老婆|
|1996||The Unbeatables II||Yan Fei 言飞||Nominated – Best Actor, Star Awards 1997|
|Dairy of a Teacher 老师日记||Yu Mingxing 余明星|
|1995||The Shadow Mission 地下猎人|
|1994||The Magnate 叱咤风云|
|Twin Bliss 龙凤呈祥|
|Dreams Come True 美梦成真|
|1993||The Unbeatables I 双天至尊||Li Jianfei / Yan Fei 言飞|
|Smouldering Heat 赤道谜情|
|Angel of Vengeance 暴雨狂花|
|The Great Conspiracy 莲花争霸|
|1992||Modern Romance 男欢女爱|
|My Buddies 浪漫战场|
|Mystery II 迷离夜II|
|Breaking Point 暴风边缘|
|1991||Private Eyes 妙探智多星|
|Black Phoenix 黑凤凰|
|1990||Finishing Line 出人头地||Xia Dejian 夏德建|
|Happy Family 开心家族|
|Happy World 多多富贵多多情|
|1989||Splash to Victory 绿水英姿|
|Good Morning, Sir 早安! 老师|
|A Mother's Love 亲心唤我心|
|1988||Song of Youth 生活歌手|
|My Fair Ladies 窈窕淑女|
|Teahouse in Chinatown 牛车水人家|
|On the Fringe 边缘少年|
|Airforce 空军||Li Zhengting 李政庭|
|1987||Moving On 变迁|
|Paint a Rainbow 调色板|
|Sunshine After Rain 雨过天晴|
|1986||Crossroads III 红绿灯|
|Under One Roof 家和万事兴|
- What A Wonderful World 奇异旅程 (1995)
- The Ultimate Winner 赢家 (2011), as also Director of the film
- Imperfect (2012), as also Producer of the film
|1997||Courage of Fire 炽火豪情|
|The Test of Time 三年零八个月|
|1996||Life on the Line 魂断四面佛|
|1995||Wounded Tracks 伤城记||Won – Best Actor, Star Awards 1995|
|Thorny Love 浪子的童话|
|Somewhere in Time 再世情缘|
- 2007: Singapore Star Award 25th anniversary special "Favourite On-screen Heartthrob" of the 1990s
- 2007: Singapore Star Award 25th anniversary special "Favourite On-screen Partners" (with Zoe Tay)
- 2006: Singapore Star Award "Best Actor" (The Undisclosed)
- 2004: Singapore Star Award "All Time Favorite Award"
- 2003: Singapore Star Award "Most Popular TV Partner" – shared award with Zoe Tay
- 2003: Singapore Star Award "Most Popular Actor in Malaysia"
- 2002: Singapore Star Award "Best Actor" (The Vagrant)
- 1996 – 2003: Singapore Star Award "Top 10 Most Popular Actors"
- 1994 – 1995: Singapore Star Award "Top 5 Most Popular Actors"
- 1995: Singapore Star Award "Best Actor" (Wounded Tracks)
- 1994: Singapore Star Award "Most Popular Actor"
- "Li Nanxing once racked up S$2m in debt, thought of suicide". Channel News Asia. 8 March 2010.
- "Li Nanxing's directorial debut may also be the last film he directs". Channel NewsAsia. 20 April 2011.
- "Actors disappear as police drama CLIF returns". Channel NewsAsia. 28 September 2012.