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

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.


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.


TV dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Rumput Jiwa Jesseca Liu 刘秋雁 Guest appearance
The Champion 任我遨游 He Yixuan 何亦萱
2005 My Lucky Charm 情来运转 Chen Xiuwen 陈秀文
Portrait of Home I 同心园 I Ruan Mianmian 阮棉(软绵绵)
Portrait of Home II 同心园 II
2006 Yours Always Wang Yingru 王颖如
Women of Times 至尊红颜 Jia Wanqi 贾宛琪
Rhapsody in Blue 蓝色仙人掌 Ding Yirou 丁以柔
Through It All 海的儿子 Huang Qianyun 黄倩云
2007 Mars vs Venus 幸福双人床 Weng Ziling 翁紫玲
Kinship I 手足 I Zheng Yusheng 郑玉生
Falling in Love 情有可缘 Zheng Zihui 郑子荟 Singapore-Malaysia co-production
2008 Kinship II 手足 II Zheng Yusheng 郑玉生
Rhythm of Life 变奏曲 Liu Zhiling 刘志玲
Beach.Ball.Babes 球爱大战 Cai Yanfang 蔡艳芳
Crime Busters x 2 叮当神探 Ou Fenni 欧芬妮 Special appearance
2009 The Dream Catchers 未来不是梦 Lin Jiale 林佳乐
Romantic Delicacies 美食厨师男 Shen Xiaoxin 沈小欣 Singapore-Malaysia co-production
Baby Bonus 添丁发财 Zheng Xiaoyang 郑晓阳
2010 New Beginnings 红白囍事 Tang Wenxi 唐汶汐
2011 Secrets For Sale 拍。卖 Zhou Jia Qi 周家琦 Wawa production
In Time with You 我可能不会爱你 Huang Hai Yan 黄海燕 Overseas drama guest appearance
Taiwan GTV production
The Oath 行医 Yang Min Fei 杨敏妃 Wawa production
2012 Yours Fatefully 孤男寡女 Song Xinxin 宋心心
Game Plan 千方百计 Zhao Xing Tong 赵欣彤 Wawa production
2013 Marry Me 我要嫁出去 Rainbow Ang 洪彩虹
Disclosed 揭秘 Kuang Yun Xiang 邝芸香
2014 Served H.O.T. 烧·卖 Li Xiaorong 李小蓉 Guest appearance
Wawa production
Blessings 祖先保佑 Lin Xiaomei 林小梅 (1948) Dual role
She Meiren 佘美仁 (2014)
Three Wishes 三个愿望 Guest Appearance 特别嘉宾 Guest appearance
Wawa production
Who Killed The Lead 侦凶 Lin Hui Ru 林慧如 Wawa production
2015 Accidental Agents 绝队保险 Sammi Wawa Pictures / StarHub Go Local production
Hand In Hand 手牵手 Hong Meifang 洪美芳
2016 The Revenge Queen 复仇女王 Wawa production


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


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


  • Jesseca's Diary 《绚日记》


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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