Joanne Peh

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Joanne Peh
Joanne Peh at the Star Awards 2011
Background information
Chinese name 白薇秀
Pinyin Bái Wēixìu (Mandarin)
Born (1983-04-25) 25 April 1983 (age 34)
Occupation Actress
Label(s) Mediacorp (2002-present)
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Qi Yuwu (m. 2014)
Children 2

Joanne Peh (born 25 April 1983) is a Singaporean actress and Mediacorp artiste.

Life and career[edit]

After winning the title of Miss Elegant and Miss Personality in Miss Singapore Universe 2002, Joanne was signed on as an artiste with MediaCorp. Despite having to juggle both work and her university studies at the same time, she won both the Most Popular Newcomer award and the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes award at the Star Awards 2004, an annual Singaporean award ceremony for TV personalities.

Joanne was educated in Temasek Secondary School where she was head prefect and Victoria Junior College. After her graduation with a mass communications degree from the School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University, Joanne continued her acting career with the station as a full-time actress.[1] She impressed audiences with her natural acting in drama serials such as Like Father, Like Daughter, The Golden Path, The Little Nyonya and A Tale of 2 Cities. Her compelling portrayal of Yuzhu, the ill-fated girl with a heart of gold in The Little Nyonya, earned her rave reviews, as well as a Best Actress award nod at Star Awards 2009.[citation needed]

Joanne's foray into movies started as early as 2004, when she acted in Jack Neo's movie The Best Bet. In 2011, she proved her versatility and potential as a movie actress in Raintree Pictures' highly successful festive blockbuster, It's A Great Great World.[citation needed]

Effectively bilingual and well known for her eloquence and intelligence, Joanne is also a competent host for variety shows and specials, including President's Star Charity 2005 and The Activist Journey, which won her the Best Info-ed Programme Host award at Star Awards 2011, edging out veterans like Mark Lee and Bryan Wong for the award.

She won her second Best Actress at the Star Awards 2012 for her performance as a spoilt girl trying to find love in A Tale Of 2 Cities. This is a feat only matched by fellow MediaCorp actress Rui En. Joanne scored a rare double nomination in the Star Awards 2015 for her roles as Zhang Hui Niang in The Journey: Tumultuous Times and Police Inspector Leow Xin Yi in C.L.I.F. 3, in which she won the Best Supporting Actress.

A highly sought-after celebrity for commercial endorsements, Joanne has lent her face to numerous immensely successful campaigns, including Lux and Jetstar.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Peh was in a high profile relationship with radio deejay and celebrity Bobby Tonelli for four years, after meeting on the set of The Little Nyonya. The couple regularly appeared on television shows and commercials with one another before their split.[2]

In April 2013, Peh began dating Qi Yuwu.[3] They were married in a private ceremony on 9 September 2014 at The Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa.[4] On 28 January 2015, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child.[5] On 7 August 2015, she gave birth to a baby girl.[6]

Peh received the "All Time Favourite" Award at the Star Awards 2017 after obtaining Top 10 Most Popular Female Artist for 10 times. On 21 April 2017 she gave birth to her second child, a boy.[7]

Peh has an official fan club called "Jollity Club" which has been running since 2005.


Television series
Year Title Role Notes
2017 Dream Coder
Zhong Yayun
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
  • Pairs Up with Yao Wenlong
2015 Mind Game
Zhao Anni
Code of Law (Season 3) Sabrina Wong
2014 The Journey: Tumultuous Times
Zhang Huiniang
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
  • Pairs up with Allen Chen
C.L.I.F. 3
Liao Xinyi
  • Pairs up with Qi Yuwu
  • 1/3 Female Lead 三大女主角之一
Code of Law (Season 2) Sabrina Wong
2013 The Journey: A Voyage
Zhang Huiniang
  • Pairs up with Allen Chen
  • 1/3 Female Lead 三大女主角之一
Love at Risk
Xin Sisi
  • Pairs up with Tay Ping Hui
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 三大女主角之一
C.L.I.F. 2
Liao Xinyi
  • Pairs up with Qi Yuwu
  • 1/3 Female Lead 三大女主角之一
2012 Code of Law (Season 1) Sabrina Wong
Keong Saik Street Rebecca
Pillow Talk
Zhang Qiuxue
  • Pairs up with Pierre Png
  • 1/3 Female Lead 三大女主角之一
2011 A Song to Remember
Yu Hong
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 三大女主角之一
Liao Xinyi
  • Pairs up with Qi Yuwu
  • 1/3 Female Lead 三大女主角之一
A Tale of 2 Cities
Pan Leyao
2010 Love In A Cab
*Supporting Role
Carlsberg Telemovie Showcase
2009 Your Hand in Mine
(180-episode long running drama)
Daughter: Wu Youqing 吴有情
Mother: Liu Jinlian 刘金莲
2008 The Little Nyonya
Huang Yuzhu
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
  • Pairs Up with Zen Chong
Twin Sisters:
Liu Xuan
Rainie Liu Feng
The Truth
Chen Shuxian *Supporting Role
2007 The Golden Path
  • Pairs up with Nathaniel Ho
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
Like Father, Like Daughter
Dai Chunchun
The Greatest Love of All
Luo Wenxin
After Hours
Happily Ever After
Wang Tianqin / Weaving Maiden
王天琴 / 织女
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
  • Pairs Up with Elvin Ng
Making Miracles
Li Xiaoman *Supporting Role
2006 Yours Always
*Supporting Role
2005 Destiny
Yao Siqi
*Supporting Role
A Life of Hope
Fei Fei
*Supporting Role
2004 The Ties That Bind
*Supporting Role
To Mum With Love
Yu Huan *Supporting Role
I Love My Home
*Supporting Role
The Crime Hunters
  • Supporting Role
2002 Beautiful Connection
He Wei
  • Supporting Role


Year Title Role
2004 The Best Bet 突然发财 Local Movie directed by Jack Neo
2011 It's a Great, Great World 大世界
2015 1965 Zhou Jun

Variety host[edit]

Year Show
2002 PSC Nite'02 普威之夜
City Beat 城人杂志
2003 Lunar New Year Special 三羊开泰迎丰年
2004 Lunar New Year Special 灵猴献宝贺新春
2005 High on Life
President's Star Charity 2005 总统星光慈善 2005
2006 Vesak Day Special 明灯相映真善美
2008 Jolly Good Time 佳节年华
2009 The Princess & The Prince 当公主遇上王子
Fashion Asia – Bangkok 亚洲时尚风 – 曼谷
2010 The Activist Journey 仁心侠旅
2012 Sasuke Singapore
Kawaii Style Celebrate 2013 哈日时尚风
2014 President's Star Charity 2014 总统星光慈善 2014


  • 2004 新传媒花开富贵迎新春


Year Award Representative Work Notes
2004 Star Awards 2004, Star Awards for Best Newcomer To Mum With Love Won
2010 Star Awards 2010, Female Media Darling N/A Won
2011 Star Awards 2011, Best Info-ed Programme Host The Activist's Journey Won
2012 Asian Television Awards 2012, Best Actress A Song To Remember Nominated
2015 PPCTV Mediacorp Awards, Favorite Lead Actress The Journey: A Voyage Nominated
2015 Asian Television Awards 2015, Best Supporting Actress The Journey: Tumultuous Times Nominated

Star Awards[edit]

The Star Awards are presented by Mediacorp.

Star Awards – Acting Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result
2007 Best Actress Like Father, Like Daughter Nominated
2009 Best Actress The Little Nyonya Won
2011 Best Actrress Your Hand In Mine Nominated
2012 Best Actress A Tale of 2 Cities Won
2013 Best Actress Pillow Talk Nominated
2015 Best Actress C.L.I.F. 3 Nominated
2015 Best Supporting Actress The Journey: Tumultuous Times Won

Star Awards - Popularity Awards[edit]

Year Award Nominated Work Result
2014 Star Awards for Favourite Female Character The Journey: A Voyage Nominated
2015 Star Awards for Favourite Onscreen Couple (Drama) C.L.I.F. 3 Nominated
Year Award Result
2004 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes Won
2005 Won
2006 Nominated
2007 Nominated
2008 Won
2009 Won
2010 Nominated
2011 Won
2012 Won
2013 Won
2014 Won
2015 Won
2016 Won
Year Award Result
2017 All-Time Favourite Artiste Won


  1. ^ "People – Let's Talk – Peh-back Time!" (PDF). Hey!. NTU. May–June 2012. p. 6. 
  2. ^ "Joanne Peh and Bobby Tonelli split up". Yahoo SG. 11 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Joanne Peh finds love with Qi Yuwu". Yahoo SG. 8 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Joanne Peh marries Qi Yuwu". Asiaone. 12 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Joanne Peh, Qi Yuwu expecting SG50 baby". Channel NewsAsia. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "It's a girl! Joanne Peh, Qi Yuwu welcome baby Qi". 
  7. ^ "Joanne Peh and Qi Yuwu welcome baby boy". 21 April 2017. 

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