Sonija Kwok

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Sonija Kwok
Kwok Sonija @ 2014 in Zhongshan.jpg
Sonija Kwok at Zhongshan, China 2014
Chinese name 郭羨妮
Pinyin Guō Xiànnī (Mandarin)
Jyutping Kwok Sin Nei (Cantonese)
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1974-07-22) 22 July 1974 (age 40)
Hong Kong
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Zhu Shaojie (m. 2011- )

Sonija Kwok (Chinese: 郭羨妮, born in 22 July 1974) is a Hong Kong actress, currently works for TVB.

She was born in Hong Kong and is of mixed 3/4 Cantonese and 1/4 English parentage. Kwok immigrated to Vancouver, Canada from Hong Kong. She initially attended the University of British Columbia, but transferred to Simon Fraser University completing her BA major in Psychology. After graduation, she joined Cathay Pacific as a flight attendant.

Pageant career[edit]

After a short stint as a flight attendant, she returned to Hong Kong in 1999 and competed in the 1999 Miss Hong Kong pageant. During the semi-final, she won the Miss Photogenic award making her a favourite to win Miss Hong Kong following the precedent since 1996. She subsequently won the title "Miss Hong Kong" in July 1999 as well as Miss International Goodwill and Miss Intelligence. Coincidentally, all the winners of the Miss Hong Kong pageant spanning 1997-2000 hail from Vancouver, Canada.

After winning the "Miss Hong Kong" title, she participated in numerous TVB events. In February 2000, she represented Hong Kong at the 2000 Miss Chinese International pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was crowned as the winner and also won two other awards. She is considered one of the most successful winners, as she and Michelle Reis are the only two Miss Hong Kong pageant winners to win the same title while Michelle was the winner for the pageant's inaugural year in 1988. After her success in both pageants, she represented Hong Kong at the Miss Universe 2000 pageant held in Cyprus. Although she did not feature in the top ten list, she was included in the top ten list of "Miss Photogenic" featured on the Miss Universe's website main page. She is the last representative from Hong Kong to participate in Miss Universe contest.

She has appeared on many TVB drama series and has starred in other TV shows, series, commercials, and entertainment functions, as well as being a spokeswoman for many beauty and other commercial products in Hong Kong. She has also appeared on TV series produced in mainland China.

Assaulted by her maid[edit]

On 24 March 2009, Kwok was attacked by her maid, who bit her arm, pulled her hair and held a knife to her neck. This followed Kwok's reporting to the police of an earlier incident in which the maid, apparently distraught over the break-up of a relationship, held a knife to her own throat and was calmed by Kwok. The helper was subsequently held in a mental hospital.[1]

Personal[edit]

Kwok is married to a Chinese martial arts choreographer called Zhu Shaojie (朱少杰) organized in Guam in 2011. The pair met in a film shooting in China a year earlier.

She was linked to other TVB stars in the past including Deric Wan and Steven Ma.

Awards[edit]

Miss Hong Kong 1999
Miss Photogenic, Miss Intelligence, Miss International Goodwill, Winner.
Miss Chinese International 2000
Winner, Miss Internet Popularity, and Miss Vegas Gorgeous.
Starhub TVB Awards 2010
My Favourite TVB Female Character 2009: Ying Jing-Jing 邢晶晶.

Filmography[edit]

Television dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 A Step Into the Past Kam Ching / Chun Ching
Law Enforcers Cheng Wai-ling Episode 1
2002 Fight for Love (TV series) Ying Choi-yee Warehoused, direct-to-DVD
Where the Legend Begins Kwok Huen
Family Man Bobo Ko Po-yee
Love and Again Suen Siu-yuet
2003 Perish in the Name of Love Princess Chiu-yan (Chu Fai-lan)
The Legend of Love Chik-nui
The Driving Power Ngan Episode 20
2004 The Last Breakthrough Hong Kiu
Angels of Mission Chief Inspector Sam Sung Lok-kei
2005 Hidden Treasures Yuki Cheuk Lam
2006 Lethal Weapons of Love and Passion Kan Bing-wan
Vaganbond Vigilante Wan Chi-lo Warehoused; released on DVD
Au Revoir Shanghai Tong Yan Warehoused; released on DVD
Land of Wealth Baba Hayee Ko-wah Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 20)
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character (Top 20)
2006–07 The Conquest Xishi
2007 On the First Beat Inspector Winnie Yuen Wai-nei Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 20)
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character (Top 20)
2008 D.I.E. Inspector Ying Jing-jing Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 5)
Pages of Treasures Yuen Wai-chung
8 Avatar Bai Mudan
2009 D.I.E. Again Inspector Ying Jing-jing StarHub TVB Award for My Favourite Female TVB Character
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 15)
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character (Top 15)
ICAC Investigators 2009 Fong Chi-chuen Episode: "Nail House"
2010 When Lanes Merge Cheung Hiu-man
2011 7 Days in Life Christy Wong Ka-yu Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character (Top 15)
Palace Consort Xi
2012 Palace II Herself Episode 35
L'Escargot Sze Long-kiu
The Greatness of a Hero Cho Yuet Previously warehoused; released on DVD in 2009
Minguo Enchou Lu Wang Lizhen
2013 The Day of Days Tong Nga-yuen
2014 Ma Gu Xian Shou Queen Mother
TBA Under the Evil Sheh Wan-chu

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Cheaters Michelle Lui
The Replacement Suspects Vivian Lee aka The Replacement Suspect
2002 Fighting to Survive Snooker / Ling aka Bodyguard Of The Neighbourhood
2004 Hot Cop in the City Judy Chu Jing
Unbearable Heights aka Unbearable Height
2006 Wo Hu Elaine aka Operation Undercover
aka Undercover Tiger
2007 Happy Birthday Yan
2011 The Sorcerer and the White Snake Bu Ming aka Madame White Snake

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sonija Kwok attacked by maid, Yeinjee's Asian Journal, 25 Mar 09

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Anne Heung
Miss Hong Kong
1999
Succeeded by
Vivian Lau
Preceded by
Michelle Ye
Miss Chinese International
2000
Succeeded by
Bernice Liu