Khym Lam

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Khym Lam
Khym Lam.jpg
Born 1963/1964 (age 53–54)
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Richard Fidler

Khym Lam is an Australian actress.

Lam was born in Singapore to a Malayan father and a Eurasian mother—her grandparents were Charles Davis, a Welsh engineer who married May Lawrence, a part-Chinese woman, before World War II. Lam and her family moved to Australia when she was aged seven. She studied film-making in Melbourne, while waitressing and taking acting roles to support her studies.[1]

Lam's breakthrough role came in 1988 when she was cast as the female lead role of Julie Soong in the Network Ten mini-series Tanamera – Lion of Singapore.[1] She also had a lead role as Yoshie in the 1987 horror film Zombie Brigade.[2]

In 1991, Lam played the Shitsu Tonka Newsreader in the ABC TV comedy series DAAS Kapital.[3] It was on the series that she met Doug Anthony All Stars member Richard Fidler who she would go on to marry.[4]

In 1994 and in 1995, she appeared in several episodes of Neighbours as Ling Mai Chan, the daughter of Lou Carpenter.[5]

In 1998, she wrote a recipe book—Eating In: a Post Modern Posthaste Experience—which was published by Hodder Headline.[6]


  1. ^ a b Wilson, George (12 February 1989). "Beauty, Khym!". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Shelley, Peter (2012). Australian Horror Films 1973–2010. McFarland. ISBN 0786461675. 
  3. ^ DAAS Kapital – Faith, Australian Screen, National Film and Sound Archive, 1992.
  4. ^ All Star secrets revealed, Chortle – The UK Comedy Guide, 13 April 2013.
  5. ^ Guest Character Profiles: Ling Mai Chan, Neighbours: The Perfect Blend.
  6. ^ Eating in : a post modern posthaste experience / Khym Lam ; photography Oliver Strewe, National Library of Australia.

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