Corinna Chamberlain

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Corinna Chamberlain
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Chamberlain in 2013
Corinna Kathy Chamberlain

(1982-04-07) 7 April 1982 (age 39)
OccupationActress, Singer, Host
Years active2007–present
Eddie Cheng
(m. 2017)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese陳明恩
Simplified Chinese陈明恩
Musical career
OriginHong Kong

Corinna Kathy Chamberlain Cheng (Chinese: 陳明恩; Jyutping: Can4 Ming4 Jan1, born 7 April 1982) is a New Zealand-Hong Kong singer and actress. She is also a musical theatre performer, model, and occasional television host for TVB. She was a director for the dance company, "Morethandance" until December 2008.

Early life[edit]

Born to an Australian mother and a New Zealand father, she was raised in Hong Kong and speaks fluent Cantonese.[1] Her family arrived in Hong Kong as missionaries. Her parents and older brother can also speak Cantonese fluently. Her older brother was also born and raised in Hong Kong, but has been living in Japan with his wife since 2009.

She is a Christian. Her Chinese name – "Ming Yan" means "understanding and grace".


Chamberlain graduated from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts[2] majoring in Musical Theatre Dance. She received The Society of APA Scholarship, Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarships (Outstanding Awards) and Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship. She won first place in the duet section of Olympic 2000 competition that took her on tour in HK and Australia. She has worked as vocalist, dancer, actress, instructor, choreographer, model and MC. Corinna’s musical performances include "Leaving" as Sally, "Vision Party" as B.B. Tang, "Disco Inferno" as Lady Marmalade, "The Boyfriend" as Masie, soloist for "Postcards From Broadway" with Michael Heath and Laurie Williamson, "And Then There’s You", "Annie" as Grace Farrell, and soloist in "Can’t Help It My Feet Love To Dance" and "Snowqueen". She has participated in numerous shows including "Side By Side", "On The Edge", "Yeah Show", Eternity’s 20th Anniversary Concert, APM shows, Sandy Lam’s 2007 Concert, "Q Zoo Zoo", "What’s Up The World", "R's Adventurous Drift" and many other commercial productions for companies including for Rene Martin, Hennessey, Addidas, Gucci and Miss Sixty.

Her choreographic work has included being assistant choreographer to Pewan Chau for Goodnews Communications International’s musical, "Burning My Life 201", choreographer for the musical, "Moses", produced at United Christian College Kowloon East for Media Evangelism’s musical, "An Ark Sparks in the Dark" and co-choreographer for Eternity’s concert performance at Queen Elizabeth Stadium with Morethandance, for a dance performance at the release of Gucci’s 2004 watch collection, for Millennium Centre’s ETV production, for Tsang Shui Tim Secondary School’s production of "The Sound of Music" and for Millennium Centre’s primary school musical production. She has taught musical theatre jazz, lyrical jazz, pop jazz, modern jazz, song & dance, tap, and singing at places including CCDC, 3ami and numerous highschools.

Chamberlain is a TVB host as of May 2008. On 16 July 2008 she appeared in Best Selling Secrets, a popular TVB comedy soap opera, demonstrating her excellent Cantonese-speaking ability as well as good acting and martial arts skills.

Some viewers have likened her looks to British television host Terri Dwyer.

In 2008, she participated in William So's So I Sing concert series, and performed duets with him.

In 2008, she was the guest musician who sang both the Australian and New Zealand National Anthems at the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Game between Australia and New Zealand which was hosted by Hong Kong.

In August 2013, she became a contestant for TVB singing contest for actors, The Voice of the Stars (zh:星夢傳奇) and placed third.

Personal life[edit]

Corinna and Eddy Cheng got married in Hong Kong in February 2017.[3]


Year Title Role
2007 Best Selling Secrets Nicole
2009 You're Hired Annie Leung
2010 Every Move You Make Angela
2012 Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles Sze Wai-nga
2013 Inbound Troubles Cindy
2013 Bullet Brain Joanna Rose
2014 Come On, Cousin Mo Dik
2015 Limelight Years Alice
2019 Flying Tiger 2 Tom


Year Title Place
2013 The Voice of the Stars 2nd runner up


  1. ^ Schroeder, Charlie (3 February 2014). "This blond and blue-eyed singer wows Hong Kongers with her flawless Cantopop". Public Radio International. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  2. ^ Lau, Chris (21 May 2013). "Non-Chinese can succeed in local entertainment industry, says actress". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  3. ^ "【嫁初戀情人】入鄉隨俗掛金豬牌出嫁 鬼妹陳明恩:感激遇到好男人". Apple Daily 蘋果日報. Retrieved 23 March 2017.

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