Angela Tong

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Angela Tong
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Background information
Chinese name湯盈盈 (traditional)
Chinese name汤盈盈 (simplified)
PinyinTāng Yíngyíng (Mandarin)
Jyutpingtong1 jing4 jing4 (Cantonese)
Born (1975-06-30) 30 June 1975 (age 43)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
OriginHong Kong
OccupationActress
Spouse(s)Chin Kar-lok
ChildrenAlyssa Chin
(2013-03-10) March 10, 2013 (age 5) Kassidy Chin
(2015-09-23) September 23, 2015 (age 3)
AncestryShunde, Guangdong, China
WebsiteOfficial site
Awards
TVB Anniversary Awards
Best Supporting Actress
2005 Life Made Simple

Angela Tong (born 30 June 1975) is a Hong Kong actress. She was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with family roots in Shunde, Guangdong, China. She was Miss Chinese Montreal 1995. She was educated in Concordia University.

Pageant life[edit]

After winning the 12th place in Miss Chinese Montréal Pageant in 1994, Tong represented Montréal to compete in the Miss Chinese International Pageant 1995. Although she only reached the Top 12 in the pageant, she was approached by TVB with an acting contract.[1]

Acting career[edit]

Tong has been in numerous TVB dramas since 1995, but mostly supporting roles and is mostly cast as a showgirl or "the other woman". After for 10 years, her big break finally came with the TVB series Life Made Simple (阿旺新傳) playing a physically unattractive girl with a heart of gold and a wonderful singing voice called "Lee Siu Ho (李笑好)".

The role won her critical acclaim, winning the Best Supporting Actress award at the TVB 37th Anniversary Awards in November 2005.

Her portrayal of Lee Siu Ho was so popular that TVB composed a primetime special called Ho Is Beside You (好在你左右) as well as the 12-episode variety program Always Smiling (笑口常開), both with Angela hosting in character as Lee Siu Ho.

Personal life[edit]

Tong married Chin Ka-lok, who she had been dating for five years, on 13 November 2012, the two becoming the first couple to marry in Ocean Park's panda enclosure. They held a wedding banquet on the 15th, an event attended by many co-stars and colleagues of Hong Kong's entertainment industry. Tong has two daughters, Alyssa and Kassidy.

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Awards and titles[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miss Chinese Montreal Official Page".
Awards and achievements
TVB Anniversary Awards
Preceded by
Sheren Tang
for War and Beauty
Best Supporting Actress
2005
for Life Made Simple
Succeeded by
Shirley Yeung
for Always Ready