Ivy Lee (actress)

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Ivy Lee
Chinese name 李錦梅 (traditional)
Chinese name 李锦梅 (simplified)
Pinyin Lǐ Jǐnméi (Mandarin)
Born (1973-07-16) 16 July 1973 (age 45)
Singapore
Occupation Actress, host
Years active 1993— present
Spouse(s) Raymond Choy [1]
Children
  • Mikki Choy (daughter)
  • Nik Choy (son)
  • Dash Choy (son)
  • Leah Choy (daughter)
Awards
Asian Television Awards
Asian Television Award for Best Actress
Other awards
Star Search Champion
Star Search Miss Photogenic
Star Awards 1994 : Star Awards for Most Popular Female Newcomer
Star Awards 2000 : Best Actress
Star Awards 2004 : Best Actress
Star Awards 2006 : Best Actress
Star Awards 2007 :
Star Awards 25th Anniversary Show — Top 10 Villains in Dramas & Star Awards 25th Anniversary Show — Favourite On-screen Partners (with Edmund Chen)
Star Awards 1995 :
Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes

Ivy Lee (simplified Chinese: 李锦梅; traditional Chinese: 李錦梅; pinyin: Lǐ Jǐnméi; born 16 July 1973) is a former Mediacorp actress and host. She was prominently a full-time Mediacorp artiste from 1993 to 2007.

Early life and career[edit]

Lee graduated from Singapore Polytechnic with a Diploma in Biomedical in 1993.[1] The same year, she joined TCS (predecessor of MediaCorp) after winning the biannual Star Search and clinching the "Miss Photogenic" title at the same contest.

At the Star Awards 2006, Lee was awarded the Best Actress award for her role as a lawyer in the drama serial Family Matters. Before that, she was also named the Best Actress another two times; the first in 2000, and then in 2004.

Later in her career, Lee was known for her on-screen partnership with actor Edmund Chen, most notably in Beyond the Axis of Truth and Double Happiness. At the Star Awards 2007 anniversary special celebrating 25 years of Chinese drama in Singapore, they were named one of the Top 5 Favourite On-screen Partners for their roles as husband and wife in Double Happiness.

Lee left the entertainment industry in November 2009 and moved to Hong Kong with her family. As of 2017, she moved again to London.

Personal life[edit]

Lee currently lives in Hong Kong with her four children and her Hong Kong-born television producer and director husband Raymond Choy. In 1997, she gave birth to a girl, Mikki. In 2005, Lee gave birth to twin boys Nik and Dash. In 2009, she gave birth to another girl, Leah.[1] In an interview, Lee stated that she relocated to Hong Kong with her children so as to be nearer to her husband who travels frequently within the Greater China Region.[2]

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Year English title Mandarin title Role Notes
1993 That Moment in Time 红尘独舞 蒋心仪 (Jiang Xinyi)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
1994 Those Were The Days 生命擂台 洛雪婷 (Luo Xueting)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
1994 Fiery Lover 烈火情人
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
1994 Strike Back 越界威龙 Telemovie
1994 The Magnate 叱咤风云 张亦君 (Zhang Yijun) / 阮敏 (Ruan Min)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
1995 The Dragons Five 飞龙五将 刘美英 (Liu Meiying)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
1995 Sea Eagle 海岸猎鹰 文梅宝 (Wen Meibao) Telemovie
1995 Dream Hunters 追心一族
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
1995 The Last Rhythm 曲终魂断
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
1996 Ah Xue 阿雪 阿雪 (Ah Xue) / 张靖雯 (Zhang Jingwen)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
1996 Kungfu Master 1996 掌门人1996 黄祖儿 (Huang Zuer)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
1996 Ordinary Ambitions 阳光伴我行
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
1997 The Royal Monk 真命小和尚 莹莹郡主 (Princess Yingying)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
1997 Crimes & Tribulations 狮城奇案录 之《绑票大亨》 红红 (Honghong)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
1997 The Price of Peace 和平的代价 夏树秀子 (Natsuki Hideko) / 秀秀(Xiuxiu)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
1998 Act 235 刑事235 范嘉萱 (Fan Jiaxuan)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
1998 Season of Love 甜甜的季节 林晓双 (Lin Xiaoshuang)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
1999 Stepping Out 出路 阿菊 (Ah Ju)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2000 The Legendary Swordsman 笑傲江湖 岳灵珊 (Yue Lingshan)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2000 Angel's Dream 真相 陈安琪 (Chen Anqi)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2000 Four Walls And A Ceiling 我爱黄金屋 符美燕 (Fu Meiyan)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2001 No Problem 考试家族 孙凤喜 (Sun Fengxi)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2001 Beyond the Axis of Truth 法医X档案 伍品瑜 (Wu Pinyu)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2001 The Hotel 大酒店 Miss Seto
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2002 Brotherhood 有情有义 张丽 (Zhang Li)
  • Cameo Appearance
2002 The Wing Of Desire 天使的诱惑 林家萱 (Lin Jiaxuan)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2003 A Child's Hope 孩有明天 颜丽珠 (Yan Lizhu)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2003 Always on My Mind 无炎的爱 杨美娜 (Yang Meina)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2004 Double Happiness I & II 喜临门 I & II 司徒雅喜 (Situ Yaxi)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2004 Beautiful Trio 大女人·小女人 Leo Leo
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2005 Beyond The aXis of Truth II 法医X档案 II 伍品瑜(Wu Pinyu) / 章亮星 (Zhang Liangxing)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2006 C.I.D. 刑警2人组 叶雪 (Ye Xue)
  • Pairs Up with Shaun Chen
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2006 Family Matters 法庭悄佳人 赵舒扬 (Zhao Shuyang)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2006 House of Joy 欢乐满屋 郑一欢 (Zheng Yihuan)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2007 Live Again 天堂鸟 韩琪真 (Han Qizhen)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2008 Love Blossoms 心花朵朵开 陶紫荆 (Tao Zijing)
  • Pairs up with Zheng Ge Ping
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2008 Love Blossoms II 心花朵朵开 II

Variety show host[edit]

Year English title Mandarin title
2002 Foodies Choice 美食包打听
2003 Be My Guest 客人来
2007 My Star Guide II 我的导游是明星 II

Compilation album[edit]

Year English title Mandarin title
2003 MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 03 新传媒群星贺岁庆丰年
2005 MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 05 新传媒迎春接福喜临门

Accolades[edit]

Star Awards – Acting Awards
Year Ceremony Category Nominated work Result
1994 1st Star Awards Ceremony Best Newcomer N/A Won
1995 2nd Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 5
1996 2nd Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 20
1999 6th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actress Stepping Out Nominated
6th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
2000 7th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actress Angel's Dream Won
7th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
2001 8th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
2002 9th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actress The Wing Of Desire Nominated
9th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
2003 10th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 20
2004 11th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actress Double Happiness Won
11th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 20
2006 13th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actress Family Matters Won
13th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 20
2007 14th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actress House of Joy Nominated
14th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
2009 15th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ivy's not poisoned". SP. 7 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Ivy Lee declares 'baby factory' closed". Channel NewsAsia. 2 June 2009.

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