Karena Lam

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Karena Lam
林嘉欣 - Sitting position.jpg
Lam interviewed by am730 in 2019
Born (1978-08-17) 17 August 1978 (age 44)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation(s)Actress, singer
Years active1996–present
Awards
Hong Kong Film AwardsBest New Performer
2002 July Rhapsody
Best Supporting Actress
2002 July Rhapsody

Golden Bauhinia AwardsBest Supporting Actress
2003 July Rhapsody

Golden Horse AwardsBest New Performer
2002 July Rhapsody
Best Supporting Actress
2002 July Rhapsody
Best Actress
2015 Zinnia Flower

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese林嘉欣
Simplified Chinese林嘉欣

Karena Lam (Chinese: 林嘉欣; pinyin: Lín Jiāxīn; Jyutping: Lam4 Gaa1 Jan1; Cantonese Yale: Làm Gāyān; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lîm Ka-him; born 17 August 1978) is a Taiwanese Canadian actress and singer based in Hong Kong. In 2015, she won the Best Actress award at the Golden Horse Awards for her role in Zinnia Flower, making her the first person ever to have won all of the following three Golden Horse awards: Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best New Performer.[1]

Early life[edit]

On 17 August 1978, Lam was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Lam's father is from Hong Kong, while her mother is a Japanese–Chinese from Taiwan.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Lam is a Hong Kong-based actress and winner of three Golden Horse Awards. Lam's first film was Sing Kei Hok Yeuk Kui (Saturday Appointment), a 1996 Adult Thriller film directed by Sam Ho Shu-Pui.[2][3][4]

Lam is also an artist, curator and ambassador of Le French May. As the curator of Le French May 2017 "Celebration of the Arts", she handpicked a selection of iconic French movies for this cinema programme. Exhibitions she curated include Inoue Yuichi Solo Exhibition ‘Hana’ (at agnes b.’s LIBRAIRIE GALERIE, Hong Kong) and Watanabe Mayumi Solo Exhibition ‘Send in the Clowns’ (Librairie Galerie at K11 Art Mall, Hong Kong).[3]

Personal life[edit]

Lam married Yuen Kim Wai, an advertising director, in June 2010.[5] Lam has two daughters, Kaya (b. 2010) and Sofie (b. 2013).[3][5]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

This is a partial list of films.

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Tiramisu Jane Chan [2]
Inner Senses Cheung Yan Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress[2]
July Rhapsody Choy-Lam Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer
Golden Horse Award for Best New Performer
Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actress
Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Supporting Actress [2]
2003 Heroic Duo Brenda
Truth or Dare: 6th Floor Rear Flat Karena
The Floating Landscape Maan Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
2004 Six Strong Guys Ding Ding
Super Model Karena
Koma Suen Ling Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
2005 Home Sweet Home Yim Hung Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
Mob Sister Nova Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
It Had to Be You! Jill
2007 Anna & Anna Anna/Siyu
Kidnap Lam Hiu-yeung
2006 Silk Wei
2008 Claustrophobia Pearl Ming Pao Anniversary Award for Outstanding Actress in Film
Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Golden Horse Award for Best Actress
Candy Rain Ricky
Fit Lover Nie Bing
Happy Funeral Cameo
2010 Lover's Discourse Nancy Nominated – Ming Pao Anniversary Award for Outstanding Actress in Film
Don Quixote
Let the Wind Carry Me
2015 Dragon Blade Karena
Keeper of Darkness
Zinnia Flower Min Golden Horse Award for Best Actress
2016 Heaven in the Dark Michelle Chan Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress[6]
2017 The Liquidator Wei Wei
2019 Integrity Shirley Kong
The White Storm 2 - Drug Lords Fung
Declared Legally Dead Ling
2021 American Girl Wang Li-li (Lily)
Nominated – Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taiwan's Karena Lam wins Golden Horse best lead actress". The Central News Agency. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Interview Karena Lam". cinemasie.com. April 2003. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "Actress Karena Lam is Living the Life Artistic". scmp.com. 16 September 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2020. archived
  4. ^ "Karena Lam Ka-Yan". hkmdb.com. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Karena Lam gives birth to 2nd daughter". Yahoo! Entertainment. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Hong Kong Film Awards: Stephen Chow's Record-Breaking 'The Mermaid' Picks Up 8 Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 6 March 2017.

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