Krissada Sukosol Clapp
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Krissada at the world premiere of King Naresuan in 2007
|Birth name||Krissada Sukosol Clapp|
December 26, 1970 |
|Occupation(s)||Singer, dancer, actor|
Krissada Sukosol Clapp (born December 26, 1970, also known as Krissada Terrence, Noi S. Clapp or Noi Pru) is a Thai-American pop singer and actor. He is member of the Thai pop band Pru. His film roles include Bangkok Loco, The Adventure of Iron Pussy and 13 Beloved.
Krissada Sukosol Clapp (aka Noi S. Clapp; Noi Pru) is the son of a Thai mother, Kamala Sukosol, a jazz singer and heiress of the Siam City Hotels and Resorts chain, and an American father, Terrence H. Clapp. He studied anthropology at Boston University and waited tables in New York City while auditioning for theater roles. Noi was married in 2003, to Melanie Giles.
In 2001, he formed the band Pru with his older brother, guitarist-producer Kamol Sukosol. The band releases records on BEC-TERO's Bakery Music label, distributed through BMG Sony Music Entertainment (Thailand). Pru received the favorite band (Thailand) award at the 2002 MTV Asia Awards. The band built its reputation on its live shows, which feature the lanky, active Noi as lead singer. He dances athletically around the stage, and in one incident, he jumped up to a giant speaker, fell, and broke his leg. The band still performed while Noi's leg was in a cast, however. Noi still danced, sitting on a chair and using just his upper body to dance the same routines. Noi was among the Thai artists performing in The Ramakien: A Rak Opera on July 28–30, 2006 at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, a rock opera adaptation of the Ramakien national epic.
He broke into film acting in 2003, playing a leading role in The Adventure of Iron Pussy, co-directed by Michael Shaowanasai and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. The film was a parody and an homage to the Thai action films and musicals of the 1970s that starred Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat. In 2004, he starred in the musical-comedy, Bangkok Loco, playing a musician endowed with mystical rock-drumming powers.
In 2006, he portrayed salesman who must undertake a series of 13 degrading and dangerous stunts to win 100 million baht in 13 Beloved (13 เกมสยอง). He won best actor awards for the role, at the Thailand National Film Association Awards, the Starpics Awards and from the Bangkok Critics Assembly.
- My Teacher Eats Biscuits (1996)
- The Adventure of Iron Pussy (2004)
- Bangkok Loco (2004)
- 13 Beloved (2006)
- The Happiness of Kati (2009)
- A Moment in June (2009)
- The Holy Man III (2010)
- Antapal (2012)
- Thai Film Awards this year, ThaiCinema.org, 2007-02-28.