Priscelia Chan

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Not to be confused with Priscilla Chan.
Priscelia Chan
Chinese name 曾詩梅 (traditional)
Chinese name 曾诗梅 (simplified)
Pinyin Zēng Shīméi (Mandarin)
Birth name Chan Shih Mei
Ancestry Chinese
Born (1978-11-06) 6 November 1978 (age 36)
Other name(s) Zeng Shimei
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999-present
Spouse(s) Alan Tern (2007-present)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chan.

Priscelia Chan Shih Mei (born 6 November 1978), also known as Zeng Shimei, is a Singaporean television actress and host who works on two channels of MediaCorp - Channel 8 (Chinese-language) and Channel 5 (English-language).


Chan was a tax auditor before taking part in Star Search Singapore 1999. Despite being eliminated in the semifinals, she was offered a contract by TCS (later MediaCorp). She was initially cast in supporting roles in several Chinese-language television dramas produced by MediaCorp Channel 8, and made her debut as a lead actress in In Pursuit of Peace (2001) and Heartlanders III (2003). She acted in the mainland Chinese supernatural-fantasy television series The Legend and the Hero (2006). The series was aired on Channel 8 in 2009. She did not act in as many dramas in 2009 as she took several months off to finish her degree at SIM-RMIT.

Apart from acting, Chan has also performed songs for albums released by MediaCorp, with the latest being the MediaCorp 25th Anniversary Soundtrack Album. Chan also worked as a model for two television commercials for Fujifilm and Goldheart Jewellery in 2006 and 2007 respectively.

Chan was nominated as one of the Top 20 Most Popular Female Artistes in the Star Awards in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010.

Chan's performance as a villain in the 2013 mega-blockbuster The Voyage: A Journey was much lauded by industry professionals and audience members alike. This led to her clinching the coveted Rocket Award at the annual Star Awards, which is awarded to the MediaCorp artiste who has made the most breakthrough in the preceding year.

Personal life[edit]

Chan attended Bedok View Primary School and St. Hilda's Secondary School and obtained a diploma in accounting and finance from Temasek Polytechnic.[1] She married fellow MediaCorp artiste Alan Tern, whom she first met while filming Springs of Life, on 6 October 2007.[2] Since marrying, they have portrayed each other's spouse in Priceless Wonder and A Song to Remember[3]


Television dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Channel Notes
2000 Four Walls and a Ceiling Chen Aitian Channel 8
The Voices Within Channel 8
The Legendary Swordsman Yilin Channel 8
2001 Beyond The Axis of Truth Li Yiwen Channel 8
In Pursuit of Peace Channel 8
The Hotel Huang Xiaomei Channel 8 guest star
Lucky Numbers Channel 8
2002 Bukit Ho Swee Channel 8
Fantasy Fang Xiaoman Channel 8
Springs of Life Channel 8
2003 Love is Beautiful Song Ying Channel 8
My Love My Home Haihan Channel 8
A Toast of Love Channel 8 Guest appearance
Heartlanders III Lisa Gan Channel 5
2004 I Love My Home Channel 8
Double Happiness Ah Jiao Channel 8
2005 My Sassy Neighbour Xuan Channel 5
Heartlanders IV Lisa Gan Channel 5
Beyond The aXis of Truth II Chen Meishan Channel 8
Portrait of Home Li Xinmin Channel 8
Portrait of Home II Li Xinmin Channel 8
2006 My Sassy Neighbour 2 Xuan Channel 5
A Million Treasures Bai Liangliang Channel 8
2007 Police & Thief 4 Channel 5 Guest appearance
My Sassy Neighbour 3 Xuan Channel 5
Dear, Dear Son-In-Law Jiang Yijuan Channel 8
The Golden Path Lü Simin Channel 8
2008 Love Blossoms Ruan Erbo Channel 8
Calefare Channel 5 Guest appearance
Where The Heart Is Feng Yuhan Channel 8 Singapore-Malaysia co-production
Love Blossoms II Ruan Erbo Channel 8
2009 Perfect Cut II Kym Channel U Guest appearance
The Legend and the Hero Zixian Channel 8 mainland Chinese production
2010 The Pupil Theresa Wong Channel 5 Guest appearance
Priceless Wonder Lin Zhenni Channel 8
Precious Babes Lin Ailin Channel 8
Unriddle Li Meiyue Channel 8
The Family Court Su Shan Channel 8
2011 Prosperity Tang Aiming Channel 8
A Song To Remember Auntie Sweet Potato Channel 8
Mooncake Meiyue Channel U Singapore-Japan (TBS) co-production
2012 The Day It Rained on Our Parade Liu Lili Channel 8
Poetic Justice Tammy Channel 8
2013 The Journey: A Voyage Han Xiuxiang Channel 8
2014-15 118 Tang Sijia Channel 8

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Channel Notes
2002 Super TV Champion Channel 8
2006 Lodge With Me Channel 8
2007 Chong Qing Discovery Channel 8
2009 Stars for a Cause Channel U
2012 Quaint Channel 8 Guest hosted with Ben Yeo


Title Album Notes
Tong Yi Wu Yan Xia He Qi Guo Xing Nian Mediacorp Music Lunar New Year Album 2004
Li Wu Yangguang Series 7 Insert song from I Love My Home
Tong Yi Wu Yan Xia He Qi Guo Xing Nian Mediacorp Music Lunar New Year Album 2005
Li Wu Mediacorp 25th Anniversary Soundtrack Album (First Edition) Insert song from I Love My Home


Year Accolade
1999 Semi-finalist, Star Search 1999
2000 Female Magazine's 50 Most Gorgeous People 2000
2003 Nominated, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
2004 Nominated, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
2006 Nominated, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
2007 Nominated, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
2010 Nominated, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
2011 Nominated, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
2012 Nominated, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
2014 Won, Rocket Award
2014 Nominated, Best Supporting Actress (The Journey: A Voyage)
2014 Nominated, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
2014 Nominated, Most Popular Female Artiste in China


  1. ^ Chasing a Starlight
  2. ^ Huang Lijie (8 October 2007). "Alan Tern, Priscelia Chan tie the knot". The Straits Times. 
  3. ^ "Alan Tern's swansong is A Song to Remember". Channel News Asia. 22 November 2011. 

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