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 September 28, 1976
Singapore
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990s-present
Partner(s) Alex Tien

Yvonne Lim (Chinese: 林湘萍; pinyin: Lín Xiāngpíng, born 28 September) 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 currently in the relationship with ex-Taiwanese boy band B.A.D member Alex Tien. The couple will hold their wedding on September 2014 in 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 modeling 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 A New Life.[4] Her role in Portrait of Home as a vengeful woman was 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
  • 1998
    • 神雕侠侣 The Return of the Condor Heroes(Costar with Christopher Lee, Fann Wong, Florence Tan)
    • 卫斯理传奇 The New Adventures Of Wisely
    • 东游记 Legends Of The Eight Immortals
  • 2000
    • 心灵物语之爱上衣柜人 The Voices Within
    • 陆小凤 II Master Swordsman Lu Xiaofeng 2 (Costar with Christopher Lee)
    • 敢敢做个开心人 Don't Worry, Be Happy V
  • 2001
    • 大酒店 The Hotel
    • 顶天立地 The Reunion (Couple with Chew Chor Meng)
    • 豹子胆 The Vagrant(Play the role of 'Song Xintian' and couple with Zhang Yaodong as 'Gan Yuan')
  • 2002
    • 法内情 Innocently Guilty (Couple with Sam Lee, Costar with Anita Yuen, Felix Kwok)
    • 城人杂志 City Beat
  • 2004
    • Amnesia (telemovie)
    • 烟花三月
    • 我爱钟无艳 My Fair Lady
  • 2007
    • 相聚北京(China production)(Costar with Nicky Wu, Fann Wong)
    • 东方霸主(China production)
    • 爱情占线 A Mobile Love Story (China co-production)(Couple with Wallace Huo, Costar with Christopher Lee)
    • 破茧而出 Metamorphosis (TV series)(Costar with Rui En, Terrence Cao)  (Played as "Wen Wan Rou" 饰演 温婉柔, a psychologist)
  • 2009
    • 想握你的手 Your Hand In Mine (180-episode long running drama)(Couple with Pierre Png and Shaun Chen) ( 饰演 "郑爱真")
    • 宝莲灯前传 Lotus Lantern Origins (China production)
  • 2010
    • 刘三姐 
    • Secret Garden 秘密花园 (Played as "Swan")
  • 2011
    • 甘榜情 Kampong Ties("Lin Shuixian" 饰演 林水仙)
    • The Oath 行医( 饰演 "韵文")
  • 2012
    • 995 Rescue 995 (Couple with Pierre Png)  ("Xu Wenqian" 饰演 许文倩, a paramedic)
    • 凤凰牡丹 For the Sake of Beauty (饰演“苏亚郡主” )
  • 2013
    • Marry Me 我要嫁出去 ("Liu Xixi" 饰演 刘喜喜, a gynecologist)
    • Breakfree 曙光 (饰演 “田诗诗”, a prison counsellor)
    • 新济公活佛 (饰演 牡丹)

Accolades[edit]

  • 1997
    • Singapore Polytechnic Beauty Quest 1997 1st Runner-up
    • Go Magazine's Cover Girl Contest 1997 Finalist
    • Star Search 1997 Finalist

Star Awards[edit]

  • 1997
    • Best Newcomer Award Nomination
  • 1998
    • Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
    • Best Supporting Actress Nomination (Condor Hero)
  • 1999
    • Top 14 Most Popular Female Artistes
    • Best Supporting Actress Nomination (Stepping Out)
  • 2000
    • Top 14 Most Popular Female Artistes
  • 2001
    • Top 14 Most Popular Female Artistes
    • Best Supporting Actress Nomination (Master Swordsman Lu Xiaofeng 2)
  • 2002
    • Top 14 Most Popular Female Artistes
    • Most Popular Female Artiste (Malaysia) Nomination
  • 2003
    • Top 14 Most Popular Female Artistes
    • Most Popular Female Artiste (Malaysia) Nomination
  • 2004
    • Top 14 Most Popular Female Artistes
  • 2006
    • Top 14 Most Popular Female Artistes
  • 2009
    • Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
  • 2010
    • Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
  • 2011
    • Top 10 Most Popular Female Aritstes
  • 2012
    • Top 10 Most Popular Female Aritstes
  • 2013
    • Top 10 Most Popular Female Aritstes

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