Queenie Chu

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Queenie Chu
Chinese name 朱慧敏
Pinyin zhū huì mǐn (Mandarin)
Jyutping Ju1 Hwai6 man5 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Shunde, Foshan, Guangdong
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1981-04-22) 22 April 1981 (age 33)
Hong Kong
Occupation Actress

Queenie Chu or Queenie Chu Wai Man (Traditional Chinese:朱慧敏), born in Hong Kong, on April 22, 1981 with family roots in Shunde, Guangdong, China, is a Hong Kong television presenter and actress affiliated with TVB. She was also Miss Hong Kong 2004 1st runner-up.

Biography[edit]

Queenie studied in University of Washington, Seattle, United States. After finishing her studies, she entered the Miss Hong Kong 2004 pageant in Seattle. She successfully entered the overseas group. She went back to Hong Kong in June 2004 to compete in the pageant.

Considered as a favorite from the start, she won the Tourism Ambassador title early on in the competition. After 3 months of training, she competed on stage for the Miss Hong Kong 2004 title. She placed as 1st runner-up to winner Kate Tsui.

During her reign, she appeared in TVB variety shows. She also did a lot of charity work and visited other countries as an ambassador for Hong Kong.

In November 2004, she traveled to Sanya, China to compete in the Miss World 2004. She wasn't considered as a favorite and failed to make the top 15. After she gave her 1st runner-up crown to her successor Sharon Luk in 2005, she was asked to compete in the Miss International 2005 pageant in Japan. Although she was dubbed as a favorite, she did not make the top 12 cut in Japan either, but did win Miss Friendship, a title that Hong Kong had won 3 times already. Interesting note was that Hong Kong won the Miss Friendship title 3 times in the last 5 years.

She signed an artist contract and hosted more shows for TVB after her reign was over. She stirred up some gossip in late 2005 when she was spotted making out in a car with Hong Kong actor Joey Leung. Leung has a steady girlfriend, former actress Margaret Chung. Being viewed as the "third person" who destroyed Leung and Chung's relationship, Queenie received a lot of negative press. Due to this incident, TVB cancelled all of her work while things cooled down. The news and rumors finally subsided months later. In the end, the negative press actually helped Queenie with her celebrity status and she has been more active in the entertainment business since the incident.

Awards[edit]

  • Miss Hong Kong 2004 1st runner up
  • Miss Hong Kong 2004 Tourism Ambassador
  • Miss International 2005 Miss Friendship

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Awards Notes
2006 C.I.B. Files Rachel Yu
Dicey Business Hak Muk Ning cameo (ep 27-28)
2007 Best Selling Secrets Ella Chan
Life Art Janice
Survivor's Law II Kan Ming Wai (Noel)
Fathers and Sons Joyce
2008 D.I.E. Cheuk Kei (Jacqueline)
A Journey Called Life Keung Ma Kei (Maggie)
Speech of Silence Chiu Man Kei (Kiki)
The Gem of Life Man Wai (Mandy) Nominated – TVB Award for Most Improved Actress
Off Pedder Ko Wai-Ling Nominated – TVB Award for Most Improved Actress
2009 The King of Snooker Gu Doi Bik (Debbie)
The Threshold of a Persona Ching Pui Ka (Connie)
The Greatness of a Hero Cho Fei warehoused
You're Hired Ngon Sum Bo (Bowie) Nominated – TVB Award for Most Improved Actress
A Watchdog's Tale Yun See See
2010 Fly With Me Kwok Hiu Lam (Cathy) Nominated - TVB Award for Best Supporting Actress (Top 15)
Ghost Writer Leung Pik-yuk
Twilight Investigation Lei Ka-man
2011 Be Home for Dinner Tong Mei-ching
Yes, Sir. Sorry, Sir! Koo Ka-sin (Ceci) Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actress (Top 15)
When Heaven Burns Lam Pui-ling (Jessica)
2012 Let It Be Love Chow Ka Wai
Witness Insecurity Kelly
Come Home Love
Sergeant Tabloid Constable Mai Ka-po

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2009 Overheard Elisha Lam
2010 Love in a Puff Yan
All About Love
2011 A Simple Life
2013 Ip Man: The Final Fight So Fei

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Miss Hong Kong
Preceded by
Rabee'a Yeung
楊洛婷
Miss Hong Kong 1st Runner-Up
2006
Succeeded by
Sharon Luk
陸詩韻