James Lye

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James Lye
Chinese name 賴興祥 (traditional)
Chinese name 赖兴祥 (simplified)
Pinyin Lài Xìngxiáng (Mandarin)
Born Lai Tiang Kang
(1969-06-17) 17 June 1969 (age 48)
Occupation banker, former actor
Years active 1996-1999
Spouse(s) Diana Ser (m. 2004)
Children Jaymee Lye (daughter)
Jake Lye (son)
Christy Lye (daughter)
Ancestry Hakka

Star Awards 1997 : Best Newcomer
Star Awards 1997 & Star Awards 1999 : Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes

James Lye (Chinese: 赖兴祥; pinyin: Lài Xìngxiáng, born 17 June 1969), born Lai Tiang Kang, is a former MediaCorp Singaporean television and Raintree Pictures movie actor.


Lye was educated at an Anglo-Chinese School and an Anglo-Chinese Junior College and studied at Arizona State University in the United States where he graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

Professional background[edit]

Lye first entered the entertainment industry in 1996 with the former Television Corporation of Singapore and has starred in both English and Chinese shows. He left the industry after a brief acting career and is currently working as a Cluster Head with Citibank in Singapore. His last drama was The Millenium Bug in 1999.

Personal life[edit]

On 27 June 2004, Lye married former Channel NewsAsia presenter Diana Ser after a nine-year courtship.[1] The couple have a son, Jake, and two daughters, Christy and Jaymee.[2]


Year Award Result
1997 Best Newcomer Won

Star Awards - Popularity Awards[edit]

Year Award Result
1997 Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Top 10
1999 Top 10


Year Work Role Notes
1995-1999 Triple Nine Insp Mike Chin Channel 5
1997 The Price of Peace 和平的代价 Di Da Cheng 地哒城 Won - Best Newcomer, Star Awards 1999
1998 VR Man Alex Foo Channel 5
Season of Love 甜甜的季节
1999 The Millenium Bug 千年虫 Liu Xing Yu 刘星宇



  1. ^ "Diana Ser weds long-time beau James Lye". Channel NewsAsia. 27 June 2004. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Show moves Diana Ser to tears". The New Paper. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 

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