Eliza Sam

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Eliza Sam
Eliza Sam 2014.jpg
Background information
Chinese name 岑麗香 (traditional)
Chinese name 岑丽香 (simplified)
Pinyin Cén Lìxiāng (Mandarin)
Jyutping sam4 lai6 hoeng1 (Cantonese)
Born (1984-11-17) 17 November 1984 (age 32)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 2010–present
Spouse(s) Joshua Ngo (m. 2016)
Ancestry Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Eliza Sam (Chinese: 岑麗香; born 17 November 1984) is a Canadian actress based in Hong Kong, and is currently under contract in TVB. She won the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant in 2009, and went on to win the 2010 Miss Chinese International Pageant.[1][2] After winning the Miss Chinese Vancouver title 2010, Sam was involved supporting organizations such as the Canadian Cancer Society and S.U.C.C.E.S.S..[2] She won the World Chinese Entrepreneur Scholarship in January 2010, hosted by The 4th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention, Canada Founding & Development Society.[3]

Sam's family are Hoa, with parents of Chinese descent from Vietnam, and grandparents from Guangdong and Fujian.[1][4] She was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Eliza has also stated publicly that she is a Christian.[5]

She graduated from Surrey, Greater Vancouver's Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2010, with a bachelor's degree in fashion design and marketing management, as well as a diploma in human resources.[1][4] She was an English teacher prior to participating in Miss Chinese International.[1]

After winning the Vancouver pageant, Sam represented Vancouver in the Miss Chinese International Pageant 2010 organized by TVB. During her final speech (which was to void points from the previous performance segments) she talked about her Cantonese being weak, and thus spending one year to practice and improve her Cantonese.[3] Sam won the competition under the new voting system.[6] Later she signed with TVB. On 2 December 2016, Sam openly admitted her engagement on social media with her out of industry boyfriend and investment banker, Joshua Ngo. They married in Vancouver on 17 December 2016.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Ghetto Justice II Bo Bo Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artist
Divas in Distress Hannah Heung Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artist
The Confidant Lady in waiting
2013 Inbound Troubles young Lee Tsz Sin TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artist
Triumph in the Skies II Tracy TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artist
Sniper Standoff Lai Chun TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artist
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actress
The Hippocratic Crush II Che Hiu Tung (車車) TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artist
2013-2014 Coffee Cat Mama Bin Kwai Chi Main Role
2014 Never Dance Alone Carrie (嘉麗)/Lorelei Supporting Actress
Come On, Cousin young Cai Chow Sui Guest Star
Lady Sour San Cha
2015 Limelight Years Tong Yan Supporting Actress
Brick Slaves Peggy Main role
Under the Veil Hung Mao-Dan/carp spirit StarHub TVB Award for My Favourite TVB Female TV Character
Nominated-StarHub TVB Award for My Favourite TVB Actress
2016 Angel In-the-Making Halley Kei (祁樂; Kei Lok) Main role
My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan Joyce Ho Fuen-sam (何寬心) TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2016 for My Favourite TVB Drama Character Top 15

Main Role

Inspector Gourmet Tong Ka-ka Main role
2017 Heart of Greed 3 Supporting Actress

Music videos[edit]

Year Singer Title Position
2011 Raymond Lam
林峯
One Person
人一個
Female lead

Films[edit]

TVB Programs[edit]

  • Big Fun Canton 《千奇百趣省港澳》 (2011)
  • Kansai Banzai 《關西風雨》 (2011)
  • Miss Chinese International Pageant 2012 《國際中華小姐競選》 (Appearing as the reigning Miss Chinese International winner) (2012)
  • Dolce Vita 《港生活·港享受(明珠生活)》 (2012)
  • The Armur River 《黑龍江》 (2012)
  • TV Funny 《玩轉三周1/2》 (2012)
  • Neighborhood Treasures 4 《千奇百趣高B班》 (2012)
  • Big Fun SE Asia 《千奇百趣東南亞》 (2012)
  • Nat Around The World 《叻哥遊世界》 (2013)
  • Feastival A La Stars 《明星愛廚房》 (2014-2015)

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Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2013 TVB Anniversary Awards Most Improved Female Artist Inbound Troubles, Triumph in the skies 2, Sniper Standoff and The Hippocratic Crash 2 Won
Best Actress in a supporting role Sniper Standoff Nominated
TVB Star Awards Malaysia Most promising actress N/A Won
2014 TVB Star Awards Malaysia My Favourite TVB Drama Series Never Dance Alone Nominated
My Favourite TVB Actress in a Supporting Role Coffee Cat Mama Nominated
My Favourite TVB On-Screen Couple Coffee Cat Mama with Bosco Wong Nominated
TVB Anniversary Awards My Favourite TVB Drama Series Coffee Cat Mama Nominated
Never Dance Alone Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Never Dance Alone Nominated
2015 TVB Star Awards Malaysia My Favourite TVB Drama Under the Veil Nominated
My Favourite TVB Actress in a Supporting Role Brick Slaves Nominated
TVB Anniversary Awards Best Drama Serial Lady Sour Nominated
Brick Slaves Nominated
Under the Veil Nominated
Best Actress in a Leading Role Under the Veil Nominated
Most popular female character Under the Veil Nominated
2016 TVB Star Awards Malaysia My Favourite TVB Drama Top 15 My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan Won
My Favourite TVB Drama Series My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan Nominated
My Favourite TVB Actress in a Leading Role My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan Nominated
My Favourite TVB Drama Character My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan Won
TVB Starhub Awards My Favourite TVB Actress My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan Nominated
My Favourite TVB Female TV Character My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan Nominated
TVB Anniversary Awards My Favourite TVB Actress in a Leading Role My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan Nominated
My Favourite TVB Drama Serial Inspector Gourmet Nominated
My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan Nominated
Most popular Female Character My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan Nominated
  • World Chinese Entrepreneur Scholarship: Academic, community service and leadership award
Awards and achievements
Miss Chinese Vancouver
Preceded by
Cici Chen 陳娜良子
Miss Chinese Vancouver Champion
2009
Succeeded by
Susan Su 蘇慧文
Preceded by
Shu Yi Lu 陸舒怡
Miss Photogenic
2009
Succeeded by
Susan Su 蘇慧文
Miss Chinese International
Preceded by
Christine Kuo 苟芸慧
Miss Chinese International Pageant 2010

Champion
2010

Succeeded by
Kelly Cheung 張曦雯

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 岑麗香獲冠軍 (in Chinese). www.laonanren.com. 11 November 2010. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Eliza Sam makes Canada proud". southasianpost. 2010-11-30. 
  3. ^ a b 國際華姐冠軍岑麗香 瞄準影壇 (in Chinese). fairchild television. Archived from the original on 21 December 2010. 
  4. ^ a b 基本信息岑麗香 (in Chinese). wangchao.net.cn. 
  5. ^ "Jayne Stars". 
  6. ^ "Oriental Daily". 
  7. ^ Eliza Sam at hkmdb.com
  8. ^ Eliza Sam at chinesemov.com

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