Jessica Hsuan

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Hsuan.
Jessica Hsuan
Chinese name 宣萱
Pinyin Xuān Xuān (Mandarin)
Birth name Jessica Hester Hsuan
Born (1970-08-18) 18 August 1970 (age 46)
Hong Kong
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993—present
Ancestry Shanghai, China

Jessica Hester Hsuan (Chinese: 宣萱; pinyin: Xuān Xuān; [IPA: syn hyn]; born 18 August 1970), also known as Suen Huen, is a Hong Kong actress.

Early life[edit]

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 graduated with a bachelor's degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Imperial College London in 1992.[1]

Career[edit]

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.

Filmography[edit]

Awards[edit]

Main article: Jessica Hsuan awards

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
TVB Anniversary Awards
Preceded by
Ada Choi
for Secret of the Heart
Best Actress
1999
for Detective Investigation Files IV
Succeeded by
Carol Cheng
for War of the Genders
Power Academy Awards
Preceded by
Andy Lau
Performance Power Award
2002
for Burning Flame II
Succeeded by
herself
Preceded by
herself and Shing Ka-ying
for Burning Flame II
Performance Power Award
2003
for Square Pegs
Succeeded by
Leo Ku
Preceded by
Flora Chan
for A Case of Misadventure
Outstanding Actress in Television
2003
for Square Pegs
Succeeded by
Sheren Tang
for War and Beauty
Preceded by
vacant
Performance Power Award
2007
for The Drive of Life
Succeeded by
Tavia Yeung
for Moonlight Resonance