Priscilla Wong

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Priscilla Wong
Chinese name 黃翠如
Pinyin Huáng Cuì Rú (Mandarin)
Jyutping Wong4 Ceoi3 Jyu4 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Chaozhou, Guangdong, China
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1981-10-23) 23 October 1981 (age 33)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Wong Tsui Yu, Tsui Yu BB, Fish Wong
Occupation Actress, Television host
Years active 2003–present
Partner(s) Edwin Siu
(2014-present)
Official Website Official TVB page

Priscilla Wong (born 23 October 1981) is a Hong Kong television actress and host, currently under TVB management.[1] She attended and graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University. Wong is a devout Christian. She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English. She made her debut in 2003 anchoring i-Cable entertainment news program before signing with TVB in 2012 as an actress.

Biography[edit]

Wong was born the second oldest of a five child family. She has one older sister and three younger sisters. She graduated from Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong middle school in 2000. Wong later attended and graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2003, majoring in communications and public relations. During University Wong took a job as an intern at i-Cable and was later offered a full time job as an host when she graduated from university.[2]

Career[edit]

Hosting[edit]

Wong was discovered while she was in Middle School at the age of 17 by Sandy Yu who was than an artiste management exec and later became a top TVB drama production executive. Signed under management by Sundream Motion Pictures she did not fully start her career in the entertainment industry until after graduating from university. Wong worked as an anchor for travelogue programs and entertainment news reporter for i-Cable. She was dubbed as “Stephen Chow’s personal host.”, due to her easy access to interview the legendary comic actor.[3]

In 2010 Wong left i-Cable for Now TV, only to return one year later to i-Cable.

Acting[edit]

In 2008, Wong starred opposite Dicky Cheung in Sundream’s 2008 film The Champions (奪標), and earned critical praise for her performance.[3] She also had some previous acting experience from the film Love Dog Doc (妙狗仁心) [3]

In 2012, Wong signed with Hong Kong television station TVB as an actor. Wong was able to make a smooth transition from variety show host to acting but was constantly dogged by rumors that her success only came because of her friendship with current TVB exec Sandy Yu during her early years at TVB.[4] Her move to TVB proved successful as she gained a recognition as an actress and in 2014 Won the "Most Improved Female Artiste award".[5]

Personal life[edit]

In 2014 Priscilla Wong and Edwin Siu started dating after Madam Cutie On Duty finished filming. The two became close while filming of the drama in which they played pretend husband and wife. Initially secretive of their relationship, the two were caught on a date at the beach by gossip news photographers. Wong was soon labeled as a third party to Siu's previous relationship with entertainment news host Gigi Ho, whom Siu never admitted to dating and later stating that he has been single for a long time.[6][7] During this time period Ho, who was not willing to let go of her past relationship with Siu would leave cryptic messages on her Weibo page vilifying Siu and Wong.[8] Also netizens and gossip news articles bashed Wong as a boyfriend stealer, Siu eventually came clean professing his love for Wong and defending her on his personal Weibo page to stop further malicious false rumors about their relationship.[9][10] Weathering the storm together Siu and Wong has since been very open about their relationship.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Television dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Reality Check May Hui Mei-fung Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artist
Karma Rider Foon Hei Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artist
Return of the Silver Tongue Chow Guk TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste
2014 Swipe Tap Love Yu Chor-kin TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress
2015 Madam Cutie On Duty Apple Fa-Ping

Films[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Character
2004 I Will Be A Model 我要做Model Receptionist
2008 The Champions 奪標 Nan Ling
2014 Mom, I love you 媽媽,我愛您 Chan Suet

Hosting[edit]

i-CABLE[edit]

Year English title Chinese Title Notes
2003-2009, 2011 Entertainment News 有線娛樂新聞台
2007 Wonderful Life 活得很滋味
2008 40 Day Wild Vacation 40日峰狂嘆世界
2009 Love Match Turnaround 玩轉姻玄路
2011 World Exploration With Every Single Person 地平線上 這個世界那些人
The Stories Of Those 那些人的故事

Now TV[edit]

Year English title Chinese Title Notes
2010 Lifetival
Tiger Has Party 老虎都要 party
One Life One Earth 一個地球

TVB[edit]

Year English title Chinese Title Notes
2013 Pilgrimage of Wealth 走過浮華大地 with Tony Hung
Fun Hotels 蒲.酒店 with Jason Chan
Pilgrimage of Wealth (Sr.2) 走過浮華大地 亞洲篇 with Tony Hung
2014 The Conquerors 快樂聯盟
Pilgrimage to Football Meccas 走過足球聖地 with Tony Hung
Chef Minor 我係小廚神 with Bob Lam

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2013 TVB Anniversary Awards My Favourite Female Character Reality Check Nominated
Most Improved Female Artist Reality Check, Karma Rider, Pilgrimage of Wealth,
Explore Hotels, Pilgrimage of Wealth II
Nominated
Best Host (with Tony Hung) Pilgrimage of Wealth II Won
TVB Star Awards Malaysia My Favourite TVB Promising Actress Reality Check, Karma Rider Nominated
My Favourite TVB Host in Variety Program Pilgrimage of Wealth Won
Yahoo!Asia Buzz Awards Most Searched TV Actress Won
2014 TVB Most Popular TV Commercial Awards Best Actress Extra chewing gum Won
StarHub TVB Awards My Favourite TVB Actress Swipe Tap Love Nominated
My Favourite TVB Female TV Character Swipe Tap Love Nominated
My Favourite TVB On-Screen Couple (with Raymond Wong) Swipe Tap Love Nominated
TVB Star Awards Malaysia My Favourite TVB Actress in a Leading Role Swipe Tap Love Nominated
My Favourite TVB On Screen Couple (with Raymond Wong) Swipe Tap Love Nominated
My Favourite TVB Host in Variety Program (with Tony Hung) Pilgrimage to Football Meccas Nominated
TVB Anniversary Awards Best Actress Swipe Tap Love Nominated
My Favourite Female Character Swipe Tap Love Nominated
Most Improved Female Artist Return of the Silver Tongue, Swipe Tap Love,
The Conquerors, Pilgrimage to Football Meccas, Chef Minor
Won
Best Host (with Tony Hung) Pilgrimage to Football Meccas Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "黃翠如的廣播 - TVB藝人微博 - tvb.com". TVB. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  2. ^ [1] Priscilla Wong and Edwin Siu: Introverts in Love
  3. ^ a b c Ruco Chan at “Heart Road GPS” Costume Fitting Jaynestars.com (July 12, 2012). Retrieved on May 26, 2014.
  4. ^ [2] Tony Hung Defends Rumored Girlfriend, Priscilla Wong
  5. ^ [3] 2014 TVB Anniversary Awards
  6. ^ [4] Edwin Siu Admits Pursuing Priscilla Wong
  7. ^ [5] Edwin Siu Not Rich Enough to Date Gigi Ho?
  8. ^ [6] Edwin Siu’s Ex-Girlfriend, Gigi Ho, Hints at Unfair Love Play
  9. ^ [7] Priscilla Wong and Edwin Siu Exchange Uplifting Love Messages
  10. ^ [8] Edwin Siu and Priscilla Wong On Romantic Beach Date
  11. ^ [9] Edwin Siu Reveals Why He Fell in Love With Priscilla Wong

External links[edit]

  • TVB.com Priscilla Wong - Official Website (Chinese)