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Jessica Hester Hsuan|
18 August 1970
Hsuan's father gave her the name 'Jessica', while her mother gave her the name 'Hester', which gave her full name Jessica Hester Hsuan. She was educated at Hong Kong's Maryknoll Convent School for primary education, and then at Pooi To Middle School. She later boarded at Roedean School in Britain.
Hsuan started her career in late 1992 and early 1993. Along with Maggie Cheung Ho Yee, Ada Choi, Flora Chan and Kenix Kwok, she is known as one of the Top 5 "Fa Dans" (term used for actresses with high popularity) of TVB from the mid-1990s to mid-2000s. She has collaborated with many TVB leading actors including Louis Koo, Wong He, Chilam Cheung, Nick Cheung, Gallen Lo, Roger Kwok, Sunny Chan, Joe Ma, Bobby Au-yeung, etc. she won the 1999 Best Actress for her role in Detective Investigation Files IV.
She changed her contract to a "per-series" as of late 2006, after it was disclosed that she did not renew her current contract.
In 2017, Jessica played a leading role in TVB series "My Unfair Lady" (Chinese: 不懂撒嬌的女人). She won My Favorite TVB Actress (also known as Malaysia's TV Queen) at the TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2017 for her performance in this series, making it her first leading actress award since 1999.