Angelica Lee

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Angelica Lee
Born (1976-01-23) 23 January 1976 (age 43)
OccupationActress, singer
Spouse(s)Oxide Pang (m. 2010)
AwardsBerlin International Film Awards
New Talent Award
2001 Betelnut Beauty
Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Actress
2003 The Eye

Golden Bauhinia AwardsBest Actress
2003 The Eye

Golden Horse AwardsBest Actress
2002 The Eye

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese李心潔
Simplified Chinese李心洁
Musical career
Also known asLee Sin Chet
Lee Sinje
Lee Sinjie

Angelica Lee (Chinese: 李心潔; pinyin: Lee Sin-je; born 23 January 1976 in Kedah, Malaysia) is a Malaysian Chinese film actress and pop singer. She started her career in singing and later moved on to acting in Taiwan and Hong Kong and Malaysia. Lee starred in The Eye, the hit Asian horror film by the Pang Brothers, winning her the Golden Horse Award for Best Actress, Best Actress at the Hong Kong Film Festival and a Hong Kong Golden Bauhinia Award.[1] She is among the very few Asian artists to be awarded Best Newcomer Awards at the Berlin Film Festival in 2001 for her role in Betelnut Beauty.

Lee has also starred in the films 20 30 40 (where she co-starred with the person who discovered her, Sylvia Chang), and Koma. She worked with the Pangs again on Re-cycle, which was screened at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Early life[edit]

On 23 January 1976, Lee was born in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia to a motorcycle shop owner and a homemaker.[1] During her years in primary school, Lee was an active participant in singing competitions, where she won numerous awards, and in various sport-related activities.[1] At Keat Hwa Secondary School, she was the head of her school's drama club.[1] In 1995, at 19 years old, Lee was discovered by Sylvia Chang at a Kuala Lumpur film audition.[1]


In 2006, Angelica and her friends, Charlie Yeung, Gigi Leung and Valen Hsu formed "Little Yellow Flower Education Foundation". It is a non-profit organisation to help children in need.

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Hong Kong born Thai director Oxide Pang.[2][3] Together, the couple has twin boys, born on 8 July 2016.[4]


Year English title Original title Role Notes
1999 The Sunshine Cops 陽光警察 Katy Lam
2001 Betelnut Beauty 愛你愛我 Fei Fei Best Newcomer, Berlin Film Festival Awards
2002 Princess D 想飛 Ling
The Eye 見鬼 Wong Kar-mun Won Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress
Won Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
Won Golden Bauhinia Awards for Best Actress
Nominated Fangoria Chainsaw Awards for Best Actress
Won Chinese Film Media Awards for Best Actress (Hong Kong/Taiwan)
2003 Robinson's Crusoe 魯濱遜漂流記 Hsiao Fei
Golden Chicken 2 金雞2 Wife of Mr. Chan
2004 20 30 40 Xiao Jie Nominated Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actress
Koma 救命 Fung Chi-ching
A-1 Headline A-1頭條 Elaine Tse
2005 Divergence 三岔口 Siu Fong / Amy
Love's Lone Flower 孤戀花 Wubao
2006 Re-cycle 鬼域 Tsui Ting-yin Nominated Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress
Nominated Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated Golden Bauhinia Awardsfor Best Actress
2007 Road to Dawn 夜。明 Xu Danrong
Mini 米尼 Mini
The Drummer 戰‧鼓 Hong Dou
2008 Missing 深海尋人 Dr. Gao Jing
2010 Ice Kacang Puppy Love * heroin: Ah niu 初戀紅豆冰 Fighting Fish Best Actress, 1st Golden Wau Awards[5]
2011 Sleepwalker 夢遊 Cheng Chi-yee
2012 Melody 腳趾上的星光 Melody
The Thieves 도둑들 Julie
2013 Out of Inferno 逃出生天 Si-lok
2015 Murmur of the Hearts 念念 Yu-mei Nominated Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actress
TBA The Garden of Evening Mists Movie adaptation of award-winning novel, The Garden of Evening Mists.[6]
Year English title Original title Role Notes
2002 Never Ending Summer 沒完沒了的夏天 Mango
2003 Si Shui Nian Hua 似水年華
2005 Love's Lone Flower 孤戀花 Wubao
2007 Big Shot 大人物 Tian Sisi
2014 The Election 選戰 Yip Ching [7]



  1. ^ a b c d e The Star (Malaysia). Thoroughly modest miss. 2 D马面e姐cember 2007. Retrieved 2 December 2007.
  2. ^ Tan, Jeanine (6 July 2006), "It's a horror film, not a crusade", Channel NewsAsia.
  3. ^ Ee-tan, Chow (6 July 2006, "I see dead people" Archived 18 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine, Malay Mail.
  4. ^ Found in Translation(11 July 2016), Malaysian singer-actress shares good news on social media, The Star (Malaysia).
  5. ^ Loy, Vincent. "Malaysia's 1st Golden Wau Awards 2013". Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  6. ^ Abdul Hadi, Eddino. "Movie adaptation of award-winning novel The Garden Of Evening Mists starts filming in Malaysia". Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Political drama set to win HKTV's election". 29 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.

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