Jesseca Liu

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Jesseca Liu
Chinese name 刘子绚 (simplified)
Birth name Lao Chew Yen(刘秋雁)
Born (1979-02-13) 13 February 1979 (age 36)
Malaysia Langkawi, Malaysia
Other name(s) 刘芷绚 (Stage name in Singapore as an actress)
Occupation Actor, singer, model
Instrument(s) Vocals
Label(s) HIM International (2010–present)
Years active 2004 - present
Official website jessecaliu.net

Jesseca Liu Zi Xuan, stage-name Liu Zi Xuan 刘子绚, before Liu Zi Xuan actually is Liu Zhi Xuan 刘芷绚, real-name is Lao Chew Yen 刘秋雁, (born 13 February 1979), is a Malaysian and Singapore-based singer and actress. Previously, she was a contracted artiste under MediaCorp, now belonging to HIM International Music.

Early life[edit]

Jesseca Liu was born in Langkawi, Malaysia. She began modelling after graduating from Saito Academy in 2001. Languages often spoken by Liu are Cantonese, Mandarin, English and Malay. First known as Lao Chew Yen, she finished second for a Malaysian beauty contest in 2001. Liu began acting in Malaysia with a few Chinese drama productions at Singapore.

Career[edit]

Liu was spotted by a producer in MediaCorp in 2004 who offered her the meaty role of He Yi Xuan in the sports themed drama, The Champion, starring opposite Qi Yu Wu and Taiwanese actors Toro and Yan Xing Shu. She then began a career as a full-time actress in Singapore.

She snagged a role in the 100-episode drama series Portrait of Home in 2005. She played a Vietnamese bride Ruan Mianmian, and starred opposite veteran thespians Adrian Pang and Louise Lee. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Most Popular Newcomer Award categories for the Star Awards 2005 ceremony with her role as Ruan Mianmian in Portrait of Home. She bagged the Most Popular Newcomer Award that year.

Her first lead role was Ding Yirou in Rhapsody in Blue in 2006. She was given opportunities to play lead roles thereafter. She filmed a movie by MediaCorp Raintree Pictures back in 2007 and it was scheduled to be screened in the second quarter of 2008. However, the screening of the movie was put to a halt due to copyright problems. Liu released a book diary, Jesseca's Diary (Chinese : 绚日记) in December 2007.

In March 2011, she starred in the Channel U blockbuster of the year Secrets For Sale, alongside Christopher Lee and Lin Meijiao. She played Jiaqi, a private investigator. The 13-episode serial was produced by Wawa productions and gained much favourable response from the viewers.

In October 2011, she went on to play the role of a medical doctor Yang Minfei in the medical-themed series The Oath, which is one of the highest rated series of the year. The drama also starred Christopher Lee, Ann Kok and Ix Shen.

Departure from MediaCorp[edit]

Liu's contract with Mediacorp expired in May 2010. She then went on to sign a contract with HIM International Music (Singapore) in the same year. Her first production under her new company was Channel U's 2010 feature film, Lost and Found 《小孩·狗》 with Taiwan's popular child star Xiao Xiao Bin and Taiwanese idol James Wen Sheng Hao. The film garnered the highest viewership amongst the other two feature films aired, starring Mediacorp actresses Joanne Peh and Felicia Chin respectively.

She then filmed Mediacorp Channel U's 2011 blockbuster drama, Secrets For Sale 《拍·卖》 as the lead actress alongside Mediacorp actors Christopher Lee and Thomas Ong. The drama was well-accepted by the audience in Singapore.

Together with Olivia Ong, she sang the theme song for The Silver Tribute Charity Night which was aired "live" on MediaCorp Channel 8 on 5 June 2011. This marked her first appearance on a live programme since Star Awards 2010.

Works[edit]

TV dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 The Queen
复仇女王
Guan Xin
关欣
  • Pairs up with Darren Lim
  • 1/5 of the Female Lead 五大女主角之一
  • Wawa production
2015 Hand In Hand
手牵手
Hong Meifang
洪美芳
  • Pairs up with Ben Yeo
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
Accidental Agents
绝队保险
Sammi
  • Pairs up with Andie Chen and Chris Lee
  • Wawa Pictures / StarHub Go Local production
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
2014 Three Wishes
三个愿望
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
Who Killed The Lead
侦凶
Lin Huiru
林慧如
  • Pairs up with Elvin Ng
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
  • Wawa production
Blessings
祖先保佑
She Meiren
佘美仁
  • Pairs up with Shaun Chen
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
Served H.O.T.
烧·卖
Li Xiaorong
李小蓉
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
2013 Disclosed
揭秘
Kuang Yunxiang
邝芸香
  • Pairs up with Tender Huang
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
  • Wawa production
Marry Me
我要嫁出去
Rainbow Ang
洪彩虹
  • Pairs up with Pierre Png
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
  • Wawa production
2012 Game Plan
千方百计
Zhao Xingtong
赵欣彤
  • Pairs up with Christopher Lee
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
  • Wawa production
Yours Fatefully
孤男寡女
Song Xinxin
宋心心
  • Pairs up with Kingone Wang
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
2011 The Oath
行医
Yang Minfei
杨敏妃
  • Pairs up with Christopher Lee
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
  • Wawa production
In Time with You
我可能不会爱你
Huang Haiyan
黄海燕
  • Overseas drama guest appearance
  • Taiwan GTV production
Secrets For Sale
拍。卖
Zhou Jiaqi
周家琦
  • Pairs up with Christopher Lee
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
  • Wawa production
2010 New Beginnings
红白囍事
Tang Wenxi
唐汶汐
  • Pairs up with Tay Ping Hui
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
2009 Baby Bonus
添丁发财
Zheng Xiaoyang
郑晓阳
Romantic Delicacies
美食厨师男
Shen Xiaoxin
沈小欣
  • Singapore-Malaysia co-production
The Dream Catchers
未来不是梦
Lin Jiale
林佳乐
  • Pairs up with Tay Ping Hui
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
2008 Crime Busters x 2
叮当神探
Ou Fenni
欧芬妮
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
Beach.Ball.Babes
球爱大战
Cai Yanfang
蔡艳芳
  • 1/3 of the Female Lead 三大女主角之一
Rhythm of Life
变奏曲
Liu Zhiling
刘志玲
Kinship II
手足 II
Zheng Yusheng
郑玉生
  • Pairs up with Elvin Ng
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
2007 Falling in Love
情有可缘
Zheng Zihui
郑子荟
  • Pairs up with Zhang Yaodong
  • 1/3 of the Female Lead 三大女主角之一
  • Singapore-Malaysia co-production
Kinship I
手足 I
Zheng Yusheng
郑玉生
  • Pairs up with Elvin Ng
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
Mars vs Venus
幸福双人床
Weng Ziling
翁紫玲
  • Pairs up with Pierre Png
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
2006 Through It All
海的儿子
Huang Qianyun
黄倩云
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
Rhapsody in Blue
蓝色仙人掌
Ding Yirou
丁以柔
  • Pairs up with Chen Hanwei
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
Women of Times
至尊红颜
Jia Wanqi
贾宛琪
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Yours Always Wang Yingru
王颖如
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2005 Portrait of Home II
同心园 II
Ruan Mianmian
阮棉(软绵绵)
Portrait of Home I
同心园 I
My Lucky Charm
情来运转
Chen Xiuwen
陈秀文
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2004 The Champion
任我遨游
He Yixuan
何亦萱
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Rumput Jiwa Jesseca Liu
刘秋雁
  • Cameo Appearance 客串

Telemovie[edit]

  • Lost and Found 《小孩·狗》 as Li Zi Xuan 李子萱 (2011)

Film[edit]

  • Untold Beauty 《還原》
  • Greedy Ghost 《贪心鬼见鬼》
  • Bring Back The Dead 《招魂》

Publications/Books[edit]

  • Jesseca's Diary 《绚日记》

Accolades[edit]

Year Accolade Representative Work Notes
2005 Star Awards 2005, Best Supporting Actress Portrait of Home Nominated
2005 Star Awards 2005, Most Popular Newcomer Won
2006 Star Awards 2006, Best Actress Rhapsody in Blue Nominated
2006 Star Awards 2006, Top Ten Most Popular Female Artiste Won
2007 Star Awards 2007, Best Actress Kinship Nominated
2007 Star Awards 2007, Top Ten Most Popular Female Artiste Won
2009 Star Awards 2009, Top Ten Most Popular Female Artiste Won
2010 Star Awards 2010, Top Ten Most Popular Female Artiste Won
2010 Star Awards 2010, Favourite Female Character The Dream Catchers Nominated
2010 Golden Awards 2010, Most Popular Actress Nominated
2010 Golden Awards 2010, Top 5 Best Actress Romantic Delicacies Nominated
2012 Star Awards 2010, Favourite Female Character The Oath Nominated
2012 Star Awards 2012, Favourite Onscreen Couple The Oath Nominated
2013 Star Awards 2013, Favourite Onscreen Couple Game Plan Nominated

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