Joshua Ang

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Joshua Ang
Chinese name 洪賜健 (traditional)
Chinese name 洪赐健 (simplified)
Pinyin Hóng Cìjiàn (Mandarin)
Jyutping hong2 ci4 kin4 (Cantonese)
Born Joshua Ang Ser Kian
(1989-03-01) 1 March 1989 (age 29)
Singapore
Other names Nutzhen
Origin Singapore
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present
Instrument(s) voice
Associated acts I Not Stupid
I Not Stupid Too
Spouse(s) Shannon Low
Ancestry Fujian, China

Joshua Ang Ser Kian (Chinese: 洪賜健; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Âng Sù-kiān) is a former Mediacorp artiste from Singapore who starred alongside Shawn Lee in the film I Not Stupid and its sequel I Not Stupid Too. He was a prominently a full-time Mediacorp artiste from 2002 to 2012.

Career[edit]

Ang began acting in 2001 and was one of four child actors who were cast by Jack Neo and his team in the box office hit I Not Stupid. He was cast in Homerun, another successful film. Ang soon rose to stardom and was cast in more films, including Nobody's Child. In 2008, after completing his National Service, Ang signed a contract with Mediacorp as a full-time artiste.[1] Ang also starred in Mediacorp Channel 8's 180 episode drama, Your Hand in Mine.

In 2012, Joshua founded the online humour TV channel Reelity TV. His last drama was Your Hand in Mine.[2] with Nuffnang CEO Cheo Ming Shen.

Personal life[edit]

Ang attended Pasir Ris Secondary School. After completing his O Levels, he served out his Singapore National Service term before joining Mediacorp on a full-time contract.

On 15 July 2010, Ang announced that he would not be renewing his contract with Mediacorp to spend more time on his new startup, a recycling business, and with his family.[3] He made a brief return to television in Unriddle 2 to reprise his role as Liu Shisan and in films We Not Naughty and Timeless Love.

The 29-year-old, who shot to fame after starring in Jack Neo’s hit movie I Not Stupid (2002), shared exclusively with 8 DAYS that his wife, air stewardess Shannon Low, 27, is expecting.

“We're still in the early stages of the pregnancy, but everything's pretty normal so far,” he says. “But of course, I'm doing my part to take good care of her. I will make sure she has the emotional support she needs throughout this journey and that all her cravings are satisfied.”

The couple got hitched at a beach wedding held at Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa last Saturday (Mar 3).

They spent close to $50,000 on the nuptials, which saw a total of 180 guests in attendance, including his former I Not Stupid co-star Shawn Lee.

Joshua, who left showbiz in 2012, is now working in sales for a liquor company. He met Shannon two years ago when he was studying part-time for a Banking and Finance degree in Murdoch University.

Besides I Not Stupid, Joshua also starred in several Ch 8 shows like long-form drama Your Hand In Mine (2009-2010), Table of Glory (2009) and Unriddle (2010), as well as local movies Homerun (2003) and Timeless Love (2012).

On his soon-to-be father status, Joshua says: “I was very happy when I found out that I was going to be a dad. We’re guessing it’s a boy and have even thought of a couple of names for the baby (laughs).”

He adds: “We’re worried about our finances as raising a kid can be financially taxing, but of course, we will do our best for our child. And you know what, we’re definitely not stopping at one!”

Awards and nominations[edit]

The Star Awards are presented by Mediacorp.

Star Awards – Acting Awards
Year Ceremony Category Nominated work Result
2002 9th Star Awards Ceremony Young Talent Award I Not Stupid Too Nominated
2010 16th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Work Role Notes
2012 Unriddle 2 最火搭档2 Liu Shisan 刘拾叁
  • Supporting Role
2011 A Tale of 2 Cities 乐在双城 Qian Wenlong
  • Supporting Role
2010 Unriddle 最火搭档 Liu Shisan 刘拾叁
  • Supporting Role
New Beginnings 红白囍事 Cai Shicai 蔡施才
  • Siblings with Tracy Tan & Jeanette Aw
2009 Your Hand In Mine 想握你的手 Gao Yongjun 高勇俊
  • Supporting Role
  • 180 Episodes long form drama
Table of Glory 乒乓圆 He Shengwu 何胜武
  • 1st Male Lead
2008 Crime Busters x 2 叮当神探 Xiaogou 小狗
  • Cameo appearance
2006 I Not Stupid Too 小孩不笨2 Lim Chengcai 林成才
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
2002 I Not Stupid 小孩不笨 Ang Boon Hock 洪文福
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一

Films[edit]

Year Work Role
2012 Timeless Love 那个夏天 Eden
We Not Naughty 孩子不坏 Damien Lau Jianren
2008 Missing You... Qiang
2006 I Not Stupid Too 小孩不笨2 Lim Chengcai 林成才
2004 Nobody's Child 谁来爱我 Wei 伟哥
2003 Homerun 跑吧孩子! Tan Beng Soon 陈明顺
2002 I Not Stupid 小孩不笨 Ang Boon Hock 洪文福

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