Christine Kuo

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Christine Kuo
Christine Kuo 2014.jpg
Kuo in 2014
Background information
Chinese name
Origin Taiwan
Born (1983-07-11) 11 July 1983 (age 33)
Taiwan
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present

Christine Kuo (Chinese: 苟芸慧; pinyin: Gōu Yúnhuì; Wade–Giles: Kou1 Yün2-hui4; Jyutping: Gau2 Wan4 Wai6; born 11 July 1983) is a Taiwanese-born Canadian actress based in Hong Kong. She is of mixed Korean, Japanese, Dutch, and Taiwanese aborigine parentage.[1][2] She was the winner of the Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 2008 and Miss Chinese International Pageant 2009.

Entering the Industry[edit]

Christine stated that Leanne Li and Linda Chung were her targets for her success. Her priority is improving her Cantonese.[3] They all come from Canada and are all Christians too.,[4][5] additionally Leanne helped Christine by playing Chinese games with her to improve her Cantonese, Leanne's husband Wong Cho Lam also taught Christine.[6]

Personal[edit]

Christine has a completed university-level education and can speak English, Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese. Some of her hobbies or talents are music: playing the piano and the flute; reading; and singing.[7] Her ambition is to be a successful woman. She resided in Toronto, Ontario with her father, mother, younger sister, and younger brother. Her Cantonese is not good due to her only learning it at church, without a professional. She is a Christian and is dating fellow Christian, and godmother's son actor Joey Law who was in Mr. Hong Kong.

Her parents are Taiwanese-born Chinese of Chinese, Korean, Dutch and Japanese descent.[8]

Pageant career[edit]

She won the four special awards in Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 2008 being the Miss Photogenic, Miss Fittest Posture, Miss Popularity and Miss Most Beautiful Hair.[9][10] In January 2009, she represented Toronto to compete in the Miss Chinese International Pageant 2009 as a huge favorite due to her awards and other attributes (she won the most votes) and was compared to beautiful people such as Kelly Lin and Zhang ZiYi,[11] then she quickly was awarded the Miss International Charm Award and later was crowned Miss Chinese International 2009 Champion, crowned by the previous titleholder, Océane Zhu, from Paris, France.[12] Her talent during the pageant was playing the flute and she played slowly due to her being sick during the pageant, therefore her performance was cut for being too long by Eric Tsang.[13]

Christine Kuo (苟芸慧) signed a 6-year contract with TVB and moved from Toronto to Hong Kong to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Film Year Role Notes
The Jade and the Pearl 2010 Princess Kuo
I Love Hong Kong 2011 secretary Cameo
The Fortune Buddies 2011 Kee Wah Bakery salesperson Cameo
I Love Hong Kong 2012 2012 Siu Fa Cameo
Natural Born Lovers 2012 Wai-yan
Hardcore Comedy 2013 Tse Wing-yan

Television dramas[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Don Juan De Mercado 2010 Yeung Sin-wah
The Mysteries of Love 2010 Pauline Cameo Episode 25
Home Troopers 2010–11 Michelle Kwai Sin-yau
The Life and Times of a Sentinel 2011 Kin-ching, the Fifth Princess Consort
Super Snoops 2011 Chap Yau
Forensic Heroes III 2011 Ann Cho Lai-mei Episode 1
Daddy Good Deeds 2012 Waitress Episode 1
Tiger Cubs 2012 Ting Wai-wai Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste
Ghetto Justice II 2012 Lynette King Ling-lei Nominated — TVB Anniversary Awards for Best Supporting Actress (Top 10)
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste
Friendly Fire 2012-2013 Bella Episode 2
A Great Way to Care II 2013 Dr. Scarlett Chan Sze-ka
Beauty at War 2013 Pakkiya Qianyue
Always and Ever 2013 Princess Hing-sau Episode 2-13 (11 episodes)
Tiger Cubs II 2014-2015 Ting Wai-wai
Over Run Over 2016 Joyce

MV[edit]

  • 2009: Leo Ku, 沒有腳的小鳥 (TVB version)
  • 2010: Raymond Lam, 我們很好 (TVB version)

Awards[edit]

  • Next TV Awards 2013-Most Promising Female Artist

Notes[edit]

  • She returned as a judge in the Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 2009.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Article". 
  2. ^ "Article". 
  3. ^ "Article". 
  4. ^ "Jayne Stars". 
  5. ^ "Article". 
  6. ^ "Christine Kuo's pageant profile". Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Article". 
  8. ^ "PLEM magazine article". 
  9. ^ "Pageant Information Organizer Page". Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Article". 
  11. ^ "Miss Chinese International 2009 Official Page". Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Article". 
  13. ^ "News Sing Tao". Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
Awards and achievements
Miss Chinese Toronto
Preceded by
Liang Wang
Miss Chinese Toronto
2008
Succeeded by
Candy Chang
Miss Chinese International
Preceded by
Océane Zhu
Miss Chinese International
Miss Chinese International Pageant 2009
Succeeded by
Eliza Sam