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|Nominated Member of Parliament|
14 February 2012 – 31 July 2014
|Children||Max Yeo, Lucas Yeo|
Goldsmith’s College |
National University of Singapore
Koh had her secondary school education at Singapore Chinese Girls' School. She later graduated from the Theatre Studies and Drama programme at Victoria Junior College and the National University of Singapore with an Honours degree in Theatre Studies. She also has a master's degree in Theatre with Distinction from Goldsmith’s College, London.
On television, Koh is well known for her role as the ambitious lawyer Angela Ang on the MediaCorp Channel 5 legal drama The Pupil. Her performance earned her an Asian Television Awards 2010 nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. Other projects include Fighting Spiders and Chase for Channel 5 and the award-winning Singapore Short Story Project. More recently, she played the quirky mom of Amos Lee in Okto’s The Dairy of Amos Lee.
A familiar face in the theatre scene, Koh won the coveted Life! Theatre Award for Best Actress in 2003 for her performance as Catherine in David Auburn's Proof and received a Life! Theatre Award Best Actress nomination in 2008 for her role in Ovidia Yu’s acclaimed play Hitting (On) Women. Recent work include Pangdemonium’s Swimming with Sharks, Alfian Sa'at’s sold-out play Cooling Off Day by W!LD RICE, Tan Tarn How's critically acclaimed Fear of Writing,《我爱阿爱》 by The Theatre Practice, Poop by The Finger Players, which was also nominated for the Life! Theatre Best Ensemble Award, The Crab Flower Club by Toy Factory, 120 and Diaspora by TheatreWorks.
Internationally, Koh has toured with a number of productions to major venues and festivals in Europe and Asia, including The King Lear Project to the Kunsten Festival des Arts in Brussels and TheatreWorks' Diaspora at the Edinburgh International Festival.
Koh made her international acting debut in the rom-com Crazy Rich Asians, directed by Jon M. Chu, starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding, and based on the critically-acclaimed novel of the same title by Kevin Kwan. Filming was done on location in both Malaysia and Singapore, where much of the first of three books in the series is based. The film was released globally in 2018, by Warner Bros.
|2004||Love Poetry||Dana||TV Movie|
|2010||Fighting Spiders||Mabel Lee||TV Series|
|2010-2012||The Pupil||Angela Ang||TV Series|
|2018||Crazy Rich Asians||Felicity Young|
|1998||Descendants of the Eunuch||Lead||Directed by Ong Keng Sen|
|2003||Proof||Catherine||Directed by Krishen Jit|
|2003||Jointly & Severably||Zee||Directed by Claire Wong|
|2005||Skylight||Kyra Hollis||Directed by Mark Waite|
|2005||Lovepuke||Louise||Produced by TheatreWorks|
|2005||Quills||Mdm Royer-Collard||Directed by Samantha Scott-Blackhall|
|2006||Diaspora||Main Ensemble||Directed by Ong Keng Sen|
|2009||The Crabflower Club||Lead||Produced by The Toy Factory, Singapore|
|2012||Swimming with Sharks||Lead||Produced by Pangdemonium, Singapore|
|2012||Cooling Off Day||Lead||Written by Alfian Sa'at|
|2013||Rabbit Hole||Lead||Opposite Adrian Pang|
- DBS Life! Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance as Catherine in David Auburn's Proof in 2003.
- In 2008, Koh received a Life! Theatre Award Best Actress nomination for her role in Ovidia Yu’s acclaimed play Hitting (On) Women.
- Koh's performance in The Pupil (TV series) earned her an Asian Television Awards 2010 nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
In 2012, Koh was selected to be one of nine new Nominated Member of Parliament (NMPs) in Singapore. She was nominated by the Arts community and was chosen from 47 eligible candidates. Koh is known for her support of the Singaporean arts scene, and her desire for transparency in regards to the MDA's censorship rulings.
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