|Chinese name||洪乙心 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Hóng Yǐxīn (Mandarin)|
|Born||Hong Ee Ping
|Occupation||Actress, host, singer|
Hong was first runner-up in the Malaysian edition of Star Search 1999 and moved to Singapore after being offered a contract by TCS (now MediaCorp). She was then known as the ‘Malaysian Shu Qi’ due to her slight resemblance to the Hong Kong actress. Several years later she moved to SPH MediaWorks but was transferred back to MediaCorp when both companies merged in 2005. She made her cinema debut in Jack Neo's 2005 film One More Chance, starring as Mark Lee's on-screen wife. Besides acting, Hong was also a prominent face on magazine covers, print ads and television commercials in both Singapore and Malaysia.
As an artist in a wide range of areas, Hong's next venture is to release her debut music EP in Singapore and Malaysia. The EP concept consisting of 8-tracks with various musical genres including acoustic easy-listening, piano-pop tunes and also fusion of Chinese and Irish-styled songs. This EP is penned by some of the most prominent award winning musicians from Singapore and Malaysia (taken more than 18-months to produce), Song arrangements by Mac Chew, Lee Nai Kong, Jamie Wilson (arranged for Sandy Lam, Z-Chen, Emil Chou, A-Do, Richie Ren, 光良 etc.), Songwriters Lee Chee Cheng and Fred Chong (written for A-Do, Stefanie Sun, Miriam Yeung, Elva, Z-Chen, Fish Leong, 品冠, Kelly Chen etc.), Visual and artistic director (including design of album cover) to be helmed by renowned Singapore stylist guru David Gan (Zhang Zi Yi’s stylist) and Bernard Ooi.
Hong left the entertainment industry as her contract with MediaCorp expired in October 2011 as she chose not to renew it. While she continued filming with MediaCorp on a per-project basis, she stated she had wanted to spend time managing the Kuala Lumpur branch of Xiao Bar Wang (owned by former fellow MediaCorp actor Jeff Wang) and planned to further her showbiz career in China.
|2001||In Pursuit of Peace
|Ding Yueguang||* Supporting Role|
|Heroes in Black
|Liu Feiyu||* Supporting Role|
|2003||Eternity: A Chinese Ghost Story
|Ping An||* Supporting Role|
|2005||Portrait of Home
|Gao Jimei||* Pairs up with Terence Cao|
|2006||Portrait of Home II
|Sister Maria||* Supporting Role|
|Long Liwen 龙丽雯||* 3rd Female Lead 第三女主角|
|2007||The Greatest Love of All
|Yang Qian Ru||* 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角|
|2008||Love Is All Around
|Fu Xiaoyue||* Pairs up with Wee Kheng Ming
* 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
|Just in Singapore
|Qian Qian||* Supporting Role|
|Welcome Home, My Love
|Vivien Tan Huey Yan||* Pairs up with Steve Yap|
|The Little Nyonya
|Huang Meiyu||* Supporting Role|
|Angel||* Supporting Role|
|Phyllis Qiu Shuang Xi||* 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角|
|Lemon He||* Supporting Role|
|Josephine||* Supporting Role
* Villain of the Drama
|Liang Xin||* Pairs up with Cavin Soh
* Supporting Role
|2012||Joys of Life
|Zhang Xiaoyu||* Supporting Role|
|Anna 安娜||* Supporting Role|
|2015||Mind Game 心迷||Linda||* Supporting Role|
|Ni Qiaowen 倪巧雯||* 1/5 of the Female Lead 五大女主角之一|
Awards and nominations
|Star Awards – Acting Awards|
|1999||Best Newcomer||P.I Blues||Nominated|
- Tan, Kenneth Paul (2008). Cinema and television in Singapore: resistance in one dimension. BRILL. p. 176. ISBN 978-90-04-16643-1. Retrieved 8 December 2010.
- "Apple Hong is starting over in Beijing". AsiaOne. 27 June 2012.
- 王建复马国开新店 洪乙心王爱玲成合伙人 (in Chinese). xin.msn.com. 14 September 2011.
- "Of greener pastures and indecent proposals". The New Paper. 25 June 2012. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013.
- Seto, Kit Yan (17 December 2007). "All about love". The Star. Malaysia. Archived from the original on 8 December 2010.