|Chinese name||岑麗香 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||岑丽香 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Cén Lìxiāng (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||sam4 lai6 hoeng1 (Cantonese)|
|Born||17 November 1984|
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Education||Kwantlen Polytechnic University|
|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. 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.. She won the World Chinese Entrepreneur Scholarship in January 2010, hosted by The 4th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention, Canada Founding & Development Society.
Sam's family are Hoa, with parents of Chinese descent from Vietnam, and grandparents from Guangdong and Fujian. She was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Eliza has also stated publicly that she is a Christian.
She graduated from Surrey, Greater Vancouver's Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2010, with a bachelor's degree in Business as well as a diploma in Marketing Management and a diploma in Fashion Design and Technology. She was an English teacher prior to participating in Miss Chinese International.
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. Sam won the competition under the new voting system. Later she signed with TVB. On 2 December 2016, Sam openly admitted her engagement on social media with her out of industry boyfriend Joshua Ngo. They married in Vancouver on 17 December 2016. In mid-June 2018 Eliza announced on her social media that her 8 year contract with TVB has come to an end.
- 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)
- A Starry Homecoming 《星星探親團》 (2016)
- My Handy Man 《乜都攪掂晒》 (2016)
Awards and nominations
|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|
|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|
Cici Chen 陳娜良子
| Miss Chinese Vancouver Champion
Susan Su 蘇慧文
Shu Yi Lu 陸舒怡
| Miss Photogenic
Susan Su 蘇慧文
|Miss Chinese International|
Christine Kuo 苟芸慧
| Miss Chinese International Pageant 2010
Kelly Cheung 張曦雯
- 岑麗香獲冠軍 (in Chinese). www.laonanren.com. 11 November 2010. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012.
- "Eliza Sam makes Canada proud". southasianpost. 2010-11-30.
- 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.
- 基本信息岑麗香 (in Chinese). wangchao.net.cn.
- "Jayne Stars".
- "Oriental Daily".
- Eliza Sam at hkmdb.com
- Eliza Sam at chinesemov.com
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