Apple Hong

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Apple Hong
Chinese name 洪乙心 (simplified)
Pinyin Hóng Yǐxīn (Mandarin)
Born Hong Ee Ping
Malaysia Malaysia
Occupation Actress, host, singer
Years active 1999-present
Label(s) Mediacorp

Apple Hong is a Malaysian actress and singer. She was prominently a full-time Mediacorp artiste from 1999 to 2011. She is a Singaporean permanent resident but continues to film on an ad-hoc basis.

Career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[citation needed]

Hong left the entertainment industry as her contract with MediaCorp expired in October 2011 as she chose not to renew it.[2] 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)[3] and planned to further her showbiz career in China.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Television Dramas
Year Drama Role Notes
2001 In Pursuit of Peace
何日军再来
Ding Yueguang * Supporting Role
Heroes in Black
我来也
Liu Feiyu * Supporting Role
2003 Eternity: A Chinese Ghost Story
倩女幽魂
Ping An * Supporting Role
2005 Portrait of Home
同心园
Gao Jimei * Pairs up with Terence Cao
2006 Portrait of Home II
同心园 2
Sister Maria * Supporting Role
C.I.D.
刑警2人组
Long Liwen 龙丽雯 * 3rd Female Lead 第三女主角
2007 The Greatest Love of All
爱.特别的你
Yang Qian Ru * 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
2008 Love Is All Around
爱在你左右[5]
Fu Xiaoyue * Pairs up with Wee Kheng Ming
* 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
Just in Singapore
一房半厅一水缸
Qian Qian * Supporting Role
Welcome Home, My Love
快乐一家
Vivien Tan Huey Yan * Pairs up with Steve Yap
The Little Nyonya
小娘惹
Huang Meiyu * Supporting Role
2009 Baby Bonus
添丁发财
Angel * Supporting Role
2010 Mrs P.I.
查某人
Phyllis Qiu Shuang Xi * 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
Happy Family
过好年
Lemon He * Supporting Role
2011 Be Happy
生日快乐
Josephine * Supporting Role
* Villain of the Drama
The In-Laws
麻婆斗妇
Liang Xin * Pairs up with Cavin Soh
* Supporting Role
2012 Joys of Life
花样人间
Zhang Xiaoyu * Supporting Role
2014 Three Wishes
三个愿望
Anna 安娜 * Supporting Role
2015 Mind Game 心迷 Linda * Supporting Role
2016 The Queen
复仇女王
Ni Qiaowen 倪巧雯 * 1/5 of the Female Lead 五大女主角之一

Awards and nominations[edit]

The Star Awards are presented by Mediacorp.

Star Awards – Acting Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result
1999 Best Newcomer P.I Blues Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Apple Hong is starting over in Beijing". AsiaOne. 27 June 2012. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Of greener pastures and indecent proposals". The New Paper. 25 June 2012. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Seto, Kit Yan (17 December 2007). "All about love". The Star. Malaysia. Archived from the original on 8 December 2010.