|Chinese name||陳泓宇 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||陈泓宇 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Chén Hóngyǔ (Mandarin)|
3 November 1978 |
|Years active||2003 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Michelle Chia (2009–2011)|
Shaun Chen (Chinese: 陳泓宇; pinyin: Chén Hóngyǔ, born 3 November 1978) is a Malaysian actor currently based in Singapore. Chen is most notable for starring in the long-running drama series Holland V and for playing villains in several drama series. He received his first award, the Rocket Award, at the Star Awards 2015 Show 1, for being the most improved artiste in 2014. He starred as the lead character in both Blessings and The Journey: Tumultuous Times. He further clinched the Best Actor award for The Journey: Tumultuous Times and was voted into the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes list at the Star Awards 2015 Show 2.
Prior to coming to Singapore, Chen was a former spectacles dealer and model in Malaysia and used to be the face on billboards for Maxis, Malaysia's largest telecom operator. His endorsements include Silky For Men.
Chen first joined Mediacorp in 2002 where he filmed three drama series before leaving to join MediaWorks in early 2004. In mid-2005 when the two companies merged, Chen returned to MediaCorp as a full-time artiste, enjoying moderate success. Early in his career Chen was known for playing villains and earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination in the Star Awards 2006 for his role in CID.
In 2015, Chen won the Best Actor award on his second nomination in the Star Awards 2015 ceremony for his role as a kindhearted gangster in blockbuster drama The Journey: Tumultuous Times. He also picked up his first Top Ten Most Popular Male Artistes award in the same ceremony.
Chen married his girlfriend of 6 years, fellow MediaCorp artiste Michelle Chia in May 2009. Their wedding was televised live on MediaCorp Channel 8 and hosted by colleagues Guo Liang, Lee Teng and Pornsak. Fellow locally-based Malaysian actors and good friends Zzen Zhang and Zhang Yaodong were his best men.
|2003||True Heroes 真心英雄||Zhang Hanliang 张汉良|
|Holland V 荷兰村||Yu Hongzhi|
|Always on My Mind 无炎的爱|
|2004||To Mum With Love 非一般妈妈|
|Power of Love 甜蜜风暴|
|2005||Heartlanders IV||James||Channel 5 production|
|Yummy Yummy||吴世龙||Singapore-Hong Kong co-production|
|Love Concierge 爱的掌门人|
|2006||C.I.D 刑警2人组||Lin Chenghui 林成辉||Nominated – Best Supporting Actor Star Awards 2006|
|The Beginning 原点||Fang Yucheng 方宇诚||Malaysia-Singapore Co-production|
|Let It Shine 萤火虫的梦||Ma Zikang 马子康|
|2007||Making Miracles 奇迹||Kelvin|
|Switched! 幸运星||Qin Shixuan 秦世轩|
|Men in White|
|Fallen Angel 天使的烙印||Ye Ziyang||Co-production|
|Live Again 天堂鸟||Du Xiangyi 天堂鸟|
|2008||The Truth 谜图||Alex Su|
|La Femme 绝对佳人|
|Crime Busters x 2 叮当神探||Jiang Zaixi 姜在熙|
|2009||The Dream Catchers 未来不是梦||Jiang Chengfeng 江乘风|
|Your Hand in Mine 想握你的手||Li Liqin 李立勤||180 episodes
Nominated – Best Actor, Star Awards 2011
|2010||Happy Family 过好年||Chen Haojie|
|Unriddle 最火搭档||Luo Zhongxiao|
|2011||The Seeds of Life 漁米人家||Luo Shicong 罗世聪||Malaysia-Singapore Co-production|
|Love Thy Neighbour 四个门牌一个梦||Ye Meng|
|Kampong Ties 甘榜情||Wang Lihai||Malaysian production|
|2012||Game Plan 千方百计||Zeng Junwei 曾骏纬||Wawa Pictures production|
|Beyond X元素||Qiu Hanxiang 丘汉祥|
|Justice in the City 庭外和解||Qiu Jianzhi 邱健志||Malaysia-Singapore Co-production|
|Love, Now 《真愛趁現在》||Yan Kai 嚴凱||SETTV production|
|2013||The Dream-Makers 志在四方||Du Zhan Peng 杜展鹏||Nominated – Best Supporting Actor, Star Awards 20|
|2014||Blessings 祖先保佑||Lian Wending 连文鼎|
|The Journey: Tumultuous Times 信。约：动荡的年代||Hu Jia/Zhang Jia 胡佳/张佳||Won - Best Actor, Star Awards 2015|
|2015||The Journey: Our Homeland 信。约 : 我们的家园||Zhang Jia 张佳|
|2006||Star Awards 2006, Best Supporting Actor||C.I.D.||Nominated|
|2007||Star Awards 2007, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes||Nominated|
|2010||Star Awards 2010, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes||Nominated|
|2011||Star Awards 2011, Best Actor||Your Hand In Mine||Nominated|
|2011||Star Awards 2011, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes||Nominated|
|2014||Star Awards 2014, Best Supporting Actor||The Dream Makers||Nominated|
|2015||Star Awards 2015, Best Actor||The Journey: Tumultuous Times||Won|
|2015||Star Awards 2015, Rocket Award||The Journey: Tumultuous Times||Won|
|2015||Star Awards 2015, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes||Won|
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- "The Official Star Awards 红星大奖 2011 Nominations List is Here!". Bagua TV. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
- "MediaCorp artistes Shaun Chen, Michelle Chia marry". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
- "Michelle Chia and Shaun Chen announce divorce". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
- "Shaun Chen grapples with sorrow, six-pack abs and a new start". Channel News Asia. 26 September 2011.
- 陳泓宇大馬跳溝渠吞死魚 (in Chinese). China Press. 15 December 2011.
- "Shaun Chen awaits true love". xinmsn Entertainment. 21 March 2014.