Jeanette Aw

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Jeanette Aw
Jeanette Aw.jpg
Chinese name 歐萱 (traditional)
Chinese name 欧萱 (simplified)
Pinyin Ōu Xuān (Mandarin)
Jyutping Au1 Hyun1 (Cantonese)
Birth name Jeanette Aw Ee-Ping
(Chinese: 欧燕苹; pinyin: Ōu Yànpíng)
Ancestry Fujian, China
Born (1979-06-28) 28 June 1979 (age 36)
Singapore
Occupation Actress
Label(s) Hype Records (2002–present)
MediaCorp (2002–present)
SPH MediaWorks (2001–2002)
Years active 2001–present
Official Website simplyjeanette.com
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Aw.

Jeanette Aw Ee-Ping (born 28 June 1979), also better known by her Chinese stage name Ou Xuan (欧萱), is a Singaporean television actress. Aw has won several popularity awards at MediaCorp's Star Awards including "Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste", "Favourite Female Character", "Favourite Onscreen Couple" and "Most Popular Regional Artiste". Aw received her "All time Favourite Artiste" in 2015 Star Awards Show 2 after winning Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste 10 times in Star Awards ceremony along the years. Despite her being the first of the seven princesses of Caldecott hill to get the 'All-time favourite Artiste Award' , she still has not gotten any acting award.

In February 2012, Aw released her first book, Jeanette Aw: Definitions, about things that she thought of, things that she felt defined or described who she was and how her mind was wired. It was on the top of the best-selling list of all major bookstores. Later in March 2012, Aw published Jeanette Aw: Definitions(Limited Edition).

In May 2015, Aw released her second book, Sol’s World: Somebody to Love‏, which is about Sol’s Journey of self discovery. She wakes up one day feeling as though something is missing in her life and goes on a journey to search for the answer. “Somebody to Love” is Jeanette Aw’s second publication. Jeanette explored her love for Art and attempts to express herself through this medium. The drawings are accompanied with a simple story and is something that both adults and children can enjoy.

Aw was the first and only Singapore celebrity and Mediacorp artiste to reached 1 million likes on her Facebook page.[1] Giving her a title as the Caldecott Hill’s social media queen as she won Singapore Blog Awards for the 7th times on 2015 and also won Star Awards "Social Media Award" in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Early life[edit]

Aw was born to parents with ancestry from Fujian, China. She has an elder sister and an elder brother. She was educated in Raffles Girls' Primary School, Crescent Girls' School, National Junior College. Aw graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), specialising in Theatre Studies.[2]

Career[edit]

2001–2002: Career beginnings[edit]

In 2001, Aw emerged champion (out of six contestants) in a talent search contest, "Route to Glamour", organised by the now defunct television network SPH MediaWorks. She was also awarded Best Performer and Best Newcomer in that same year she joined SPH MediaWorks. She was invited to co-star in a Taiwanese television drama later that year. She left SPH MediaWorks in early 2002 to continue her studies, and joined MediaCorp later that year. She starred as Fan Keke in Beautiful Connection, the highest rated television drama in Singapore in 2002. She also went to Taiwan again to film the idol drama Kiss of a Toast II. Aw won the Best Newcomer award in the Star Awards 2002.

2003–2005: Holland V and lead roles[edit]

In 2003, Aw starred in True Heroes as Chen Huimin, but her performance did not receive much attention. Later that year, she starred as Mo Jingjing, a girl with low IQ, in Holland V, the most watched television drama in Singapore in 2003. She gained popularity for playing Mo Jingjing and was nominated in the Star Awards 2003, but lost the award to her co-star Chen Liping. However, she won her very first Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes award.

After the mega success of Holland V, Aw was seen as a possible successor of the Ah Jie (big sister) status. With her rising popularity, she also endorsed SK Jewellery. She starred in her first female lead role as Wen Qian in Spice Siblings alongside Tay Ping Hui and Cynthia Koh. Following that, she also starred in two more dramas – A Child's Hope II and The Champion. She was again nominated for Best Actress for her excellent performance in A Child's Hope II and also won the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes award at Star Awards 2004.

In 2005, after two years of non-stop filming, Aw became less productive. In January, she starred as Fang Lixiang in My Lucky Charm alongside Huang Biren, who played her mother in the series. Aw only filmed one drama in 2005, The Rainbow Connection, where she played Ding Yingying, a talented dancer who has stage fright. This drama involved an ensemble cast with members not only from Singapore, but also from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Malaysia. As Aw is also a dancer in real life, she acted in many dancing scenes in the drama.

Though Aw did not manage to garner a Best Actress nomination in the Star Awards 2005, she still managed to win her third Top 10 award.

2006–2009: Mediacorp 7 Princess[edit]

In the 476th issue's cover story of I-Weekly about Star Awards published in December 2006, the term "7 Princesses" was born. Aw was named as one of the Mediacorp 7 Princess alongside with Jesseca Liu, Felicia Chin, Fiona Xie, Rui En Joanne Peh and Dawn Yeoh.

In Star Awards 2006, Aw clinched her fourth Top 10 award. In January 2007, Aw filmed The Peak in which she played Zhong Xiao Yang, a ship construction worker who ended up in a wheelchair to save her boyfriend. The drama was filmed when Aw lost her godmother, and many expected her to be nominated for Best Actress but she did not manage to get back to the list once again. In July, she was involved in 'Switched!' starring opposite Fann Wong where she played Jiang Xinhui, a famous, wilful and materialistic actress.

2008–2009: Breakthrough with The Little Nyonya[edit]

Aw spent four months filming in China for The Shaolin Warriors. Then, she starred as Xiaorou in Rhythm of Life. Following that, she played Lin Keyi in The Defining Moment where she was praised for her good acting. Then came her big deserved opportunity: to star in MediaCorp's mega-blockbuster production, The Little Nyonya. Several actresses were auditioned for the role as the main lead actress. Aw got the role eventually. Despite criticism and speculation that she did not fit the role well initially, Aw proved her detractors wrong with her performance in both the role of a mother and daughter. The drama was such a huge success that it became the most watched drama in 15 years. Since then, Aw has gained much more fans and won several awards.

In the first half of 2009, Aw was busy with endorsements and events, as well as musical The Peranakan Ball, where she paired with Dai Xiangyu for the 2nd time. Other casts included Ann Kok and Tan Diya. In the 2nd half of the year, Aw acted in Together with Dai Xiangyu for the 3rd time. She also earned a Best Actress nomination for the drama.

2010–2014: The Dream Makers and more Highlights[edit]

In 2011, Aw just finished filming the Blockbuster drama Precious in China which consists 30 episodes. She plays the main lead role. She will once again be collaborating with Dai Xiangyu – the fifth time in three years. Precious is the remake of The Little Nyonya. But this time, Aw will be playing three roles instead of two roles. The three roles consist: mother Fang Xi Ruo and daughter Ling Qian Jin and Qian Jin's granddaughter. Filming of Precious ended in September 2011. She has also finished filming Rescue 995 as Shi Hao Ran. This role will be much different from her recent emotional roles. Shi Hao Ran is a good and righteous girl, and is very bubbly and cheerful always. Channel U drama Jump! is Jeanette's first attempt in a laugh-out-loud comedy, making it a surprising and challenging attempt.

Said to be Aw's second breakthrough drama, The Dream Makers is Channel 8's mid-year blockbuster, alongside a grand cast including Zoe Tay, Chen Li Ping, Chen Han Wei, Qi Yu Wu and Rui En, which features stories in a TV station, as celebration of MediaCorp's 50th anniversary. In the show, Aw plays a third line actress who tries hard to make her way to fame. After this show, Aw received lots of positive comments from viewers and compliments for veteran artiste such as Zoe Tay, Chen Han Wei, Bryan Wong and Xiang Yun which once again made Aw as Hot Favourite for Best Actress in Star Awards 20 but was beaten to fellow co-star Chen Liping once again after Star Awards 2003.

Aw was also involved in another blockbuster at the end of the year 2013: The Journey- A Voyage, which will mark her fifth and third collaboration with Elvin Ng and Joanne Peh respectively. Being named as the 21st century version of The Awakening, the show is being put under big expectations, with many hope will bring local TV to the next peak like The Little Nyonya did 5 years ago.

In the April 2013 online voting event of Singapore eAwards, Aw beat Fann Wong and the long time winner Rui En in winning the Most Popular Local TV Artiste Award, which again marks the high status she stands in the local entertainment industry. In 2014, once again Aw was voted as Most Popular Local TV Artiste Award for the second consecutive year beating fellow actress Rui En as Aw secured the top position since Day One,

In June 2013, Aw won the Singapore Blog Awards as the Most Popular Local Celebrity Blog/Microblog for the sixth consecutive times since 2008, beating artistes like Fann Wong and Ann Kok.

In 2014, Star Awards 20 Show 1, Jeanette clinched back 4 awards in total which includes Social Media Award and Most Popular Regional Artiste (Cambodia) and the most anticipated awards of the night, Favourite Female Character and Favourite Onscreen Couple together with her co-star Qi Yu Wu. It was a tough and close battle between Jeanette Aw and the three time winner, Rui En but Aw managed to get back her title as Favourite Female Character with her role as Zhao Fei Er in The Dream Makers since 2010 as Aw was the first winner since the award introduced. Aw is the first and only artiste to win 4 awards in a night ever since Star Awards was introduced and also the first and only artiste to win 5 awards in Star Awards in a year after she clinched her 10th Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste in Star Awards Show 2 making her the first Mediacorp 7 Princess to win All Time Favourite Artiste Award. Aw is also involved in the drama World at Your Feet, a drama revolving around the theme of football in celebration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and The Journey: Tumultuous Times, the second part to the trilogy The Journey.

2015–present: All time Favourite Artiste and recent projects[edit]

In April 2015, after nabbing 6 awards at the Star Awards 2015 show 1, Aw expressed her wish to withdraw from voting-based award categories in the future. Speaking to the media after the ceremony, Aw said that the move is due to her concern about rabid fans who left messages online saying that they would harm themselves if she did not win enough awards.[3] Aw received her "All time Favourite Artiste" in 2015 Star Awards Show 2 together with Vivian Lai after winning Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste 10 times in Star Awards ceremony along the years. Aw unfortunately tripped on stage when she went to receive the award, making it even more memorable.

In upcoming May, Aw announced to open an art gallery and start filming upcoming drama The Dream Makers part 2. In July, Award-winning artiste and TV actress Jeanette Aw has been unveiled as the new face and spokesperson of skincare brand Bio-essence. Following in the footsteps of other internationally renowned talents such as Vivian Hsu and Linda Chung, the announcement comes in time to celebrate the brand’s latest launch: the Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream with Royal Jelly & ATP.

Others[edit]

"Jeanius (Singapore)" is Aw's official fan club and was established on 29 December 2004. The club's name is derived from Jeanette’s name and the word "genius". It is the only Official Fan Club personally acknowledged by Aw herself. Over the years, the club work closely with Aw's management, Artiste Networks.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Star Awards Other awards Notes
2001 Touched
《情色男女》
1st Female Lead Mediaworks:
Best Newcomer
Best Performer
2002 Cash is King
《胜券在握》
Ding Xiaoyi
丁小一
(Supporting Role)
Kiss of a Toast 2
《吐司男之吻2》
Supporting Role Co-production with Taiwan
Strange Encounter
《奇妙人生之爱情递送》
Supporting Role
Beautiful Connection
《九层糕》
Fan Ke Ke
范可可
(Supporting Role)
Best Newcomer
2003 True Heroes
《真心英雄》
Chen Huimin
陈慧敏
(2nd Female Lead)
Holland V
《荷兰村》
Mo Jingjing
莫晶晶
(2nd Female Lead)
Best Actress nomination
2004 Spice Siblings
《辣兄辣妹》
Wen Qing
温情
(1st Female Lead)
A Child's Hope 2
《孩有明天2》
Lin Jinghao
林静濠
(1st Female Lead)
Best Actress nomination
The Champion
《任我遨游》
Guo Jingwen
郭靖雯
(1st Female Lead)
Star Awards 25th Anniversary Show 2007:
Best Classic Scenes Award (shared with Fiona Xie, Felicia Chin, Hsiao Qiao)
2005 My Lucky Charm
《情来运转》
Fang Lixiang
方丽香
(2nd Female Lead)
The Rainbow Connection
《舞出彩虹》
Yoyo
Ding Yingying
丁莹莹
(1st Female Lead)
2006 C.I.D.
《刑警2人组》
Fang Jiayi (Original Identity: Tang Sijie)
方佳宜 (真实身份:唐思洁)
(2nd Female Lead)
Through It All
《海的儿子》
Cheng Xiaoxuan
程晓萱
(2nd Female Lead)
2007 The Peak
《最高点》
Zhong Xiaoyang
钟晓阳
(1st Female Lead)
Switched!
《幸运星》
Jiang Xinhui
江欣慧
(2nd Female Lead)
Dear, Dear Son in Law
《女婿当家》
Jiang Yijun
江怡君
(1st Female Lead)
2008 The Shaolin Warriors
《少林僧兵》
Haiqing
海清
(3rd Female Lead)
Co-production with China
Rhythm of Life
《变奏曲》
Chen Xiaorou
陈小柔
(1st Female Lead)
Asian Television Awards 2008:
Best Drama Performance by an Actress nomination
Channel 8 Countdown Party 2008:
Top 8 Most Likeable Female Lead Characters
(Chen Xiaorou 陈小柔)
The Defining Moment
《沸腾冰点》
Lin Keyi
林可怡
(2nd Female Lead)
Channel 8 Countdown Party 2008:
Top 8 Most Likeable Female Lead Characters
(Lin Keyi 林可怡)
The Little Nyonya
《小娘惹》
Mother: Huang Juxiang, 黄菊香
Daughter: Yamamoto Yueniang, 山本月娘
(1st Female Lead)
Best Actress nomination Channel 8 Countdown Party 2008:
Top 8 Most Likeable Female Lead Characters
(Huang Juxiang 黄菊香)
Top 8 Most Likeable Female Lead Characters
(Yamamoto Yueniang 山本月娘)
45th anniversary mega blockbuster
2009 Together
《当我们同在一起》
Yao Jianhong
姚剑虹
(1st Female Lead)
– Best Actress nomination
Favourite Female Character
(Yao Jianhong 姚剑虹)
46th anniversary mega blockbuster
2010 New Beginnings
《红白喜事》
Cai Shiya
蔡施雅
(1st Female Lead)
Breakout
《破天网》
Mother: Ye Ziqing, 叶子青
Daughter: Yang Nianqing (Original Name: Yang Minhui), 杨念青 (原名:杨敏慧)
(1st Female Lead)
– Best Actress nomination
Favourite Onscreen Couple (with Christopher Lee)
28 years in Chinese drama mega blockbuster
2011 Destiny in Her Hands
《断掌的女人》
Luo Jinyu
罗金玉
(1st Female Lead)
Singaporean-Malaysian co-production, Ntv7 blockbuster drama, debuts in Malaysia on 9 June 2011, Mondays–Thursdays 10 pm
Precious
《千金》
Mother: Fang Xiruo, 方惜若
Daughter: Ling Qianjin, 凌千金
Qianjin's granddaughter: Huang Peishan, 黄佩珊
(2nd Female Lead)
Singaporean-Chinese co-production, blockbuster drama.
2012 Rescue 995
《995》
Shi Haoran
施浩然
(1st Female Lead)
Jump!
《跳浪》
Xiao Chunli
萧春丽
(1st Female Lead)
Aired on Channel U
Beyond
《X元素》
Yang Zhiqing
杨芷晴
(1st Female Lead)
One of the 30th anniversary blockbusters.
2013 The Dream Makers
《志在四方》
Zhao Fei Er
赵非儿
(Female Lead)
– Best Actress nomination
Favourite Female Character
(Zhao Fei Er 赵非儿)
Favourite Onscreen Couple (with Qi Yuwu)
Channel 8 50th anniversary mid-year blockbuster. Jeanette's first collaboration with Mediacorp veteran Zoe Tay, Chen Hanwei and fellow Hype Records artiste Rui En.
The Journey: A Voyage
《信约:唐山到南洋》
Lin Yazi
林鸭子
(1st Female Lead)
Channel 8 50th anniversary year-end blockbuster. Part 1 of the trilogy, set in the 1920s to 1930s.
2014 World at Your Feet
《球在你脚下》
Mo Yuqing
莫雨晴
(1st Female Lead)
- "Favourite onscreen couple ( with Zhang Zhenhuan)" 2014 mid-year blockbuster. In celebration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The Journey: Tumultuous Times
《信约:动荡的年代》
Mother: Lin Yazi, 林鸭子
Daughter: Hong Minghui, 洪明慧
(1st Female Lead)
- "Favourite Female Character" Channel 8's 51st anniversary year-end blockbuster. Part 2 of the trilogy, set in the 1940s to the 1950s, will feature the children of the characters from Part 1.
Spice Up
《幸福料理》
Yu Nan
余男
(1st Female Lead)
Filmed in Malaysia in 2012, rescheduled to air on Channel 8 in 2014.
2015 Let It Go
《分手快乐》
Yan Neo
Liang Yuyan
梁语嫣
(1st Female Lead)
Channel U production
The Journey: Our Homeland
《信约:幸福的家园》
Hong Minghui
洪明慧
(Special Appearance)
Channel 8's 52nd anniversary mid-year blockbuster. Final part of the trilogy, in celebration of Singapore's 50th year after independence
The Dream Makers 2
《志在四方2》
Zhao Fei Er
赵非儿
(Female Lead)
squel of The Dream Makers (TV series)

Guest star[edit]

2014:

  • Say It! 2 –《好好说慢慢讲2》
  • Minute to Win It Cambodia
  • The Joy Truck 2 – 快乐速递 2

2011:

  • Stars for a Cause 3 – 明星志工队 3

2010:

  • Stars for a Cause 2 – 明星志工队 2
  • Entertainment on 5
  • One Moment of Glory
  • Evolution

2009

  • Good Morning Singapore
  • Princess & the Prince《当公主遇上王子》

2007

  • The Princesses and the Dude

2004:

  • Stars of all trades
  • Wish You were Here

2000:

  • Route to glamour

Awards[edit]

Year Organisation Award Representative Works Notes
2001 SPH MediaWorks Best Newcomer Won
2001 SPH MediaWorks Best Performer Won
2002 Star Awards 2002 Most Popular Newcomer Won
2003 Star Awards 2003 Best Actress Mo Jingjing – ( Holland V ) Nominated
2003 Star Awards 2003 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste Won
2004 Star Awards 2004 Best Actress Lin Jinghao – ( A Child's Hope II ) Nominated
2004 Star Awards 2004 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste Won
2005 Star Awards 2005 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste Won
2006 Star Awards 2006 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste Won
2007 Star Awards 25th Drama Anniversary Show My Favourite Actress Nominated
2007 Star Awards 25th Drama Anniversary Show Screen Sweetheart of 2000s era Nominated
2007 Star Awards 25th Drama Anniversary Show Best Classic Scenes Award Jeanette Aw, Fiona Xie, Felicia Chin and Joyce Chao – ( The Champion ) Won
2007 Star Awards 2007 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste Nominated
2008 Singapore Blog Awards Most Popular Local Celebrity Blog/Microblog Won
2008 Asian Television Award Best Actress in a Leading Role Chen Xiaorou – ( Rhythm of Life ) Nominated
2008 Channel 8 Countdown Party 2008 Top 8 Most Likeable Female Lead Characters Huang Juxiang – ( The Little Nyonya ) Won
2008 Channel 8 Countdown Party 2008 Top 8 Most Likeable Female Lead Characters Yamamoto Yueniang – ( The Little Nyonya ) Won
2008 Channel 8 Countdown Party 2008 Top 8 Most Likeable Female Lead Characters Chen Xiaorou – ( Rhythm of Life ) Won
2008 Channel 8 Countdown Party 2008 Top 8 Most Likeable Female Lead Characters Lin Keyi – ( The Defining Moment ) Won
2009 Singapore Blog Awards Most Popular Local Celebrity Blog/Microblog Won
2009 Star Awards 2009 Best Actress Yamamoto Yueniang/Huang Juxiang – ( The Little Nyonya ) Nominated
2009 Star Awards 2009 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste Won
2010 Singapore Blog Awards Most Popular Local Celebrity Blog/Microblog Won
2010 Star Awards 2010 Favourite Female Character Yao Jianhong – ( Together ) Won
2010 Star Awards 2010 Best Actress Yao Jianhong – ( Together ) Nominated
2010 Star Awards 2010 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste Won
2010 Asian Television Award Best Actress in a Leading Role Yao Jianhong – ( Together ) Nominated
2011 Singapore Blog Awards Most Popular Local Celebrity Blog/Microblog Won
2011 Star Awards 2011 Favourite Female Character Yang Nianqing – ( Breakout ) Nominated
2011 Star Awards 2011 Favourite Onscreen Couple (Drama) Jeanette Aw and Christopher Lee – ( Breakout ) Won
2011 Star Awards 2011 Systema Most Charming Smile Award Nominated
2011 Star Awards 2011 Best Actress Yang Nianqing – ( Breakout ) Nominated
2011 Star Awards 2011 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste Won
2011 Star Awards 2011 Post Show Party 最( i )明星风范奖 Won
2012 midea Youth Choice Awards Hottest Female Personality I Wanna Date Nominated
2012 Singapore Blog Awards Most Popular Local Celebrity Blog/Microblog Won
2012 Star Awards 2012 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste Won
2013 Singapore Blog Awards Most Popular Local Celebrity Blog/Microblog Won
2013 Star Awards 2013 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste Won
2013 Singapore Entertainment Awards Most Popular Local TV Actor Won
2014 Star Awards 20 Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (China) Nominated
2014 Star Awards 20 Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (Indonesia) Nominated
2014 Star Awards 20 Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (Malaysia) Nominated
2014 Star Awards 20 Best Actress Zhao Fei Er – ( The Dream Makers ) Nominated
2014 Star Awards 20 Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (Cambodia) Won
2014 Star Awards 20 Social Media Award Won
2014 Star Awards 20 Favourite Female Character Zhao Fei Er – ( The Dream Makers ) Won
2014 Star Awards 20 Favourite Onscreen Couple (Drama) Jeanette Aw and Qi Yu Wu – ( The Dream Makers ) Won
2014 Star Awards 20 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste Won
2014 Singapore Entertainment Awards Most Popular Local TV Actor Won
2015 Me Club Singapore Most Memorable Female Character Yamamoto Yueniang – ( The Little Nyonya ) Won
2015 Star Awards 2015 All Time Favourite Artiste Award Won
2015 Star Awards 2015 Favourite Female Character Hong Ming Hui – ( The Journey: Tumultuous Times ) Won
2015 Star Awards 2015 Favourite Onscreen Couple Jeanette Aw and Zhang Zhen Huan – ( World at Your Feet ) Won
2015 Star Awards 2015 Social Media Award Won
2015 Star Awards 2015 Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (Indonesia) Won
2015 Star Awards 2015 Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (Malaysia) Won
2015 Star Awards 2015 Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (Cambodia) Won
2015 Star Awards 2015 Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (China) Nominated
2015 Singapore Blog Awards Most Favourite Local Celebrity Instagram Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ [http://publishing.toggle.sg/en/magazine/8-days/cover-stories/article/aw-look-who-s-getting-all-emoji-nal
  2. ^ Alumnet – Jeanette Aw Ee-Ping
  3. ^ Jeanette Aw wins big at Star Awards 2015 Show 1

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