Yvonne Lim

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lim.
Yvonne Lim
Chinese name 林湘萍
Pinyin Lín Xiāngpíng (Mandarin)
Ancestry Fujian, China
Born (1976-09-28) 28 September 1976 (age 38)
Singapore
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990s-present
Spouse(s) Alex Tien (m. 2014)
Children Alex Junior- (2014-12-27) December 27, 2014 (age 0)

Yvonne Lim (Chinese: 林湘萍; pinyin: Lín Xiāngpíng, born 28 September 1976) is a Singaporean actress who has starred in many Chinese-language television dramas on MediaCorp Channel 8 since 1997.

She also recorded and released a solo Mandarin album in the year 2000. In 2002, she also teamed up with Hong Kong television station ATV in a 30-part courtroom drama Innocently Guilty, also starring Anita Yuen, Kent Cheng and Felix Wong.[1]

She is married to ex-Taiwanese boy band B.A.D member Alex Tien. The couple held their wedding on 7 September 2014 at Riz Carlton Hotel, Singapore.

Early life and education[edit]

Lim was born to Hokkien family. She studied at CHIJ St Theresa's Convent and graduated with a Diploma in Electronic, Computer & Communication Engineering (DECC) at Singapore Polytechnic in 1996.[2] In an interview with SP's alumni magazine, she stated that she was a "shy girl" who rarely took part in extracurricular activities. At the recommendation of some friends, she took part in the Miss Singapore Polytechnic beauty pageant and finished first runner-up. She was a finalist with Go Magazine's Cover Girl Contest and did some modelling before joining Star Search Singapore 1997. While she was eliminated in the finals she was offered a contract by the Television Corporation of Singapore (predecessor of MediaCorp).

Career[edit]

Lim was given a lead role in Starting Point, where she played a young entrepreneur, and was well received by audiences. She was nominated for Best Newcomer and Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes in the Star Awards 1998 after her debut Starting Point. Although she did not manage to win the 'Best Newcomer 1998', she was voted into the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes for that year.[3]

Her subsequent progress was fairly slow, mainly appearing in minor supporting roles (A Child's Hope, The Vagrant). Some attribute this trend to her petite build, which dwarf her in comparison to other actresses. However, her career started to pick up again in 1999 with her role of an unfortunate girl lost in the crowds of Singapore in the early 20th century in Stepping Out.

In 2005, she landed major roles in popular dramas such as A New Life, where she plays a poor but contented woman, and Portrait of Home, in which she plays one of the antagonists. At the Star Awards 2005, she had the rare honour of being nominated for both acting categories and won the Best Supporting Actress for the latter.[4] That drama's role as a vengeful woman was also named one of the top 10 most memorable villains at the Star Awards 2007 25th anniversary special.

In 2006, her stock rose even further when she landed the lead role in An Enchanted Life, a story of a Taiwanese betel nut seller who journeys to Singapore in search of her long-lost father. She also starred in the hit drama Metamorphosis in 2007, which granted her the coveted Star Awards 2007 Best Actress Award.[5] This award was an important milestone for her as it led to her rising popularity. Metamorphosis also won Best TV Serial in the Star Awards 2007.

Lim appeared on numerous variety and game shows, including 'Let's Party With Food!' and 'The Giant Show' in 2008, after her win for Best Actress in the Star Awards 2007.

Lim has been nominated for 'Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes' in the Star Awards for every single year since she joined Mediacorp in 1998. After her first win in 1998, she did not win the Top 10 award until 2009.[6]

In 2012, Lim signed a contract with Lafeng Entertainment 拉风娱乐, a China Management Company.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

  • 2007
    • 真相 Truth Be Told

Television[edit]

  • 1997
    • 青春列车 Starting Point
    • 迷离剧场之影子凶手 Danger in Sight
  • 2002
    • 法内情 Innocently Guilty
    • 城人杂志 City Beat
  • 2004
    • Amnesia
    • 烟花三月
    • 我爱钟无艳 My Fair Lady
  • 2009
    • 想握你的手 Your Hand in Mine
    • 宝莲灯前传 Lotus Lantern Origins (China production)
  • 2010
    • Secret Garden 秘密花园
  • 2012
    • 995 Rescue 995
    • 凤凰牡丹 For the Sake of Beauty (饰演"苏亚郡主" )
  • 2013
    • Marry Me 我要嫁出去
    • Breakfree 曙光
    • 新济公活佛 (饰演 牡丹)

Accolades[edit]

Year Accolade Representative Work Notes
1997 Star Awards 1997, Best Newcomer N/A Nominated
1998 Star Awards 1998, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
1998 Star Awards 1998, Best Supporting Actress Condor Heroes Nominated
1999 Star Awards 1999, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Nominated
1999 Star Awards 1999, Best Supporting Actress Stepping Out Nominated
2000 Star Awards 2000, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Nominated
2001 Star Awards 2001, Best Supporting Actress Master Swordsman Lu Xiaofeng 2 Nominated
2001 Star Awards 2001, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Nominated
2002 Star Awards 2002, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Nominated
2003 Star Awards 2003, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Nominated
2004 Star Awards 2004, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Nominated
2005 Star Awards 2005, Best Actress A New Life Nominated
2005 Star Awards 2005, Best Supporting Actress Portrait of Home Won
2005 Star Awards 2005, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Nominated
2006 Star Awards 2006, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Nominated
2006 Asian Television Awards 2006, Best Actress Portrait Of Home II Won highly commended
2007 Star Awards 2007, Best Actress Metamorphosis Won
2007 Star Awards 25th Drama Anniversary, Top 10 Most Memorable Villains Portrait of Home Won
2007 Star Awards 2007, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Nominated
2009 Star Awards 2009, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
2009 Asian Television Awards 2009, Best Actress Perfect Cut Nominated
2010 Star Awards 2010, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
2011 Star Awards 2011, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
2012 Star Awards 2012, Best Supporting Actress The Oath Nominated
2012 Star Awards 2012, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
2013 Star Awards 2013, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
2014 Star Awards 2014, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
2014 Star Awards 2014, Most Popular Regional Artiste (China) Won
2015 Star Awards 2015, Best Actress World At Your Feet Nominated

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