Claire Yiu

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Claire Yiu
Chinese name 姚嘉妮
Pinyin Yáo Jiānī (Mandarin)
Jyutping Jiu4 Gaa1 Nei4 (Cantonese)
Born (1978-08-10) 10 August 1978 (age 38)
Hong Kong
Spouse(s) Thomas Jo-fai Lam
Children Kyra Lam (2009)
Kyros Lam (2012)

Claire Yiu (姚嘉妮, Yiu Ka Lei), 10 August 1978, is a Hong Kong actress.[1] She started her acting career after being the 2nd runner-up in the Miss Asia Pageant in 1998. After filming some ATV series, such as 海瑞鬥嚴嵩, and Ten Tigers of Guangdong (廣東十虎), she went over to TVB and filmed in some minor roles such as 趙美美 (Mia) in To Catch The Uncatchable and 戴玉瑩 (Grace) in Healing Hands 3. She began acting in some significant roles like 宋曼頤 (Rachel) in To Grow with Love and 游琳琳 (Donna) in Steps (TV series).

She is married to the former ATV actor, Thomas Lam Jo Fai (林祖輝).




Year Title Role TVB Anniversary Awards Notes
2001 In the Realm Of Success
2002 The White Flame Fung Siu Mei
2003 Life Begins at Forty Yeung Ming
Virtues of Harmony II
Back To Square One
2004 Angels of Mission
To Catch the Uncatchable
Dreams of Colours
Split Second Zhu Wing Kei
2005 Healing Hands III
2006 Under the Canopy of Love Karen Yip Ga-wan
To Grow with Love Rachel Sung Man-Yee
Land of Wealth Kiu Ching Nominated - Best Supporting Actress (Top 20)
2007 Steps Donna Yau Lam Lam
2008 A Journey Called Life Doctor (Obstetrician)
Speech of Silence Yuen Siu-na
Moonlight Resonance Yau Wing Lam
2009 The Threshold of a Persona Cheung Si-Man
2010-2011 Home Troopers Sung Tsz Kei
2011 Only You May
Grace Under Fire Lee Piu-hong
Ghetto Justice Ma Cheuk Yee-tak Guest star (ep. 2-4)
The Other Truth Chow Man Guest star (ep. 16-20)
Wax and Wane Wong Sau Ping
2011-2012 Bottled Passion Wan Yau
2012 The Greatness of a Hero Consort Wai
2014 Black Heart White Soul Yip Ying Sum
2015 Come Home Love Ming Lee Mau Guen
Captain of Destiny Wong Tai-nui
2016 Presumed Accidents 莫曦瑜 minor role
Two Steps From Heaven Carrie (傅嘉兒)
2017 May Fortune Smile on You Tsui Dan (徐 嬋), a toad demon


  1. ^ Thomas, Brian (June 2003). VideoHound's dragon: Asian action & cult flicks. Visible Ink Press. pp. 349–. ISBN 978-1-57859-141-1. Retrieved 5 May 2011.