Chua En Lai

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Chua En Lai
Chua En Lai (Chinese: 蔡恩来)

(1979-11-25) 25 November 1979 (age 39)
OccupationActor, Comedian, Host

Chua En Lai (born 25 November 1979) is a Singaporean stage and former television actor, best known for his work on the Mediacorp Channel 5 sitcom The Noose. He left Mediacorp due to his contract expiry.

Early life[edit]

Chua was born in Singapore and raised in New Zealand. He lived in New Zealand for 12 years before moving back to Singapore.[1] He has also expressed an interest in singing, having joined the Singapore Armed Forces Choir.[citation needed]


Chua has worked on over 30 theatre productions with groups such as Wild Rice!, Toy Factory, Spell#7, SRT, TheatreWorks, The Necessary Stage and Action Theatre.[2] On television, Chua is known for his roles as B.B.See (See Beh Biang) and Jacques Ooi in the Mediacorp Channel 5 sitcom The Noose. Chua has worked with Krishen Jit on several productions, including Squeeze & Squeezability, Plunge and The Visit of the Tai Tai.

In 2011, Chua starred as a platoon commander in The Ghosts Must Be Crazy, a two-part comedy horror film directed by Mark Lee and Boris Boo.[3] Chua has also made a cameo as a police officer in the comedy movie Taxi! Taxi!, directed by Kelvin Sng and starring Mark Lee and Gurmit Singh.

Chua is also a member of the Association of Singapore Actors. In 2013, Chua expressed an interest in moving to more dramatic roles.[4]

Despite his over the top acting and slapstick brand of humour, Chua has managed to find much success in the local market.


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2005-2007 My Sassy Neighbour Yu Jin
2007-2008 Parental Guidance Al
2007-2015 The Noose Multiple characters
2008-2009 Sayang Sayang Dennis
2011 Already Famous Vaness
2013 I'm in Charge Matino First and only Channel 8 Drama
2013 Say The Word B.B. See Channel 5 Game Show
2013 Say It Himself Channel 8 Variety Show


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Shopping & F***ing
2004 Bent
2007 Fundamentally Hapy
2013 The Importance of Being Earnest Gwendolen Fairfax[5] 2010 Life! Theatre Awards Best Supporting Actor[6]


Award Category Nominated Work Result
Elle Awards 2008 Actor of the Year N/A Won
Asian Television Awards 2010 Best Comedy Performance The Noose Won

Star Awards - Popularity Awards[edit]

Year Ceremony Award Result
2016 22nd Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Top 20
2019 25th Star Awards Ceremony Top 20