Li Nanxing

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Li Nanxing
Chinese name 李南星
Pinyin Lǐ Nánxīng (Mandarin)
Born Jonathan Lee Nam Heng
(1964-11-07) 7 November 1964 (age 53)
Singapore, Malaysia
Residence Singapore
Occupation Actor, film director
Years active 1986–present
Nationality Singaporean
Manager(s)
Spouse(s)
Yang Libing
(m. 1994; div. 2004)
Ancestry Chaozhou, Guangdong, China
Website linanxing.com
Also known as Big Brother of Caldecott Hill
Awards
Star Awards 2002 : Best Actor
Star Awards 1994 - Star Awards 2003 :
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes
Star Awards 2004 : All-Time Favourite Artiste
Star Awards 2006 : Best Actor

Jonathan Lee Nam Heng (born 7 November 1964), better known as Li Nanxing (Chinese: 李南星; Wade–Giles: Li2 Nan2 Hsing1), is a Mediacorp actor. He has acted in many Chinese-language television dramas produced by MediaCorp Channel 8. Li is also a Film Director and Film Producer.

Li is perhaps one of Singapore's most prolific veteran actors, and is widely regarded as the 'Ahbang' (大哥, "big brother") of Caldecott Hill, alongside Zoe Tay who is known as 'queen' and Chew Chor Meng, who is known as the 'leader', the three of them are having consistently been voted as the 'Top 10 Most Popular Artistes' for their respective genders in the annual Star Awards. Li has also won several Best Actor awards and was nominated every single year from 1997 to 2004.

Career[edit]

Li began his career during the 1980s after completing SBC's 6th drama training course and gradually rose to stardom in the 1990s. In 1993 he shot to fame for starring in The Unbeatables I alongside Zoe Tay, the first drama series ever produced in Singapore on gambling. For most of the 1990s, he, Tay and Chew Chor Meng were MediaCorp's three most popular actors and he was voted the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes ten years in a row and also won several Malaysia and Taiwan popularity polls at the Star Awards. In 2004 he was awarded the coveted " All-Time Favourite Artiste Award".

During the late 2000s, his career hit a rocky phase due to personal issues interfering with his work.[1] After a two-year hiatus, he made his comeback in On the Fringe 2011 and also directed his first film, The Ultimate Winner.[2] He produced his film, Imperfect, which he co-starred with Ian Fang and Kimberly Chia.

Some of his more famous shows include The Unbeatables trilogy and The Magnate; Li has also acted in 6 telemovies to date, and even sang the theme song of several of his shows. He mostly played in anti-hero roles such in The Vagrant, for which he won the Best Actor award at the Star Awards 2002 and On the Fringe 2011. In September 2012 it was announced that he will be cast in C.L.I.F. II as a police officer, which will be one of the few times he plays a protagonist.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Drama Serials[edit]

Year Work Role Notes
2019 C.L.I.F. 5
警徽天职5
Wei Lantian
魏蓝天
2017 My Teacher Is A Thug
爱.不迟疑
Jia Tianxiong
贾天雄
2016 C.L.I.F. 4
警徽天职4
Wei Lantian
魏蓝天
  • Pairs up with Rui En
  • 1st Male Lead 第一男主角
2015 The Dream Makers II
志在四方II
Lin Tao
林韬
  • Pairs up with Zoe Tay
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
A Blessed Life
吉人天相
Ye Daji
叶大吉
2014 The Journey: Tumultuous Times
信约:动荡的年代
Zhang Tianpeng
张天鹏
C.L.I.F. 3
警徽天职3
Wei Lantian
魏蓝天
  • Pairs up with Rui En
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 兩大男主角之一
2013 The Journey: A Voyage
信约:唐山到南洋
Zhang Tianpeng
张天鹏
  • Pairs up with Tong Bing Yu
  • Siblings with Allen Chen
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
C.L.I.F. 2
警徽天职2
Wei Lantian
魏蓝天
  • Pairs up with Rui En
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 兩大男主角之一
2012 Beyond
X 元素
Jiang Wei
江维
  • Pairs up with Jeanette Aw
  • 1st Male Lead 第一男主角
2009 Daddy at Home
企鹅爸爸
Liu Bang
刘帮
  • Pairs up with Ann Kok
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 兩大男主角之一
The Ultimatum
双子星
Zhang Feng / Zhou Yida
章风 / 周志达
2007 The Golden Path
黄金路
Ah Jin/ Jin Long
阿金/ 金龙
The Homecoming
十三鞭
Dong Weihong
董伟宏
2006 A Million Treasures
百万宝
Ma Da
马达
Pairs up with Zoe Tay
  • 1st Male Lead 第一男主角
Through It All
海的儿子
Guo Xianghai
郭向海
The Undisclosed
迷云二十天
Chen Musheng
程木胜
2004 A Child's Hope II
孩有明天
Hu Yiming
胡逸名
Double Happiness
喜临门
2003 Home in Toa Payoh
家在大巴窑
Li Baomei
李保美
Baby Boom
我家四个宝
Tim
Romance De Amour
1加1等于3
Huang Weide
黄维德
2002 The Unbeatables III
双天至尊III
Yan Fei
言飞
The Vagrant
豹子胆
Ah Bao /Liu Xiaoming
阿豹/ 刘小明
2001 The Hotel
大酒店
Cloudy
Heroes in Black
我来也
Song Dou / Wolaiye
宋斗/ 我来也
In Pursuit of Peace
何日军再来
Sakagami Ichiro
坂上一郎
2000 Dare to Strike
扫冰者
Wang Shen
王深
1999 Coup de Scorpion
天蝎行动
Zheng Nanshun
郑南顺
Bright Future
同一片蓝天
1998 The New Adventures of Wisely
卫斯理传奇
Guo Zeqing
郭则清
The Return of the Condor Heroes
神雕侠侣
Lu Liding
陸立鼎
1997 Rising Expectations
长河
Shi Guoying/Stone
石国英/石头
Crime and Tribulations
狮城奇案录
Chen Zhenwen
陈振文
My Wife, Your Wife, Their Wives
101老婆
1996 The Unbeatables II Yan Fei
言飞
  • Pairs up with Zoe Tay
    Nominated – Best Actor, Star Awards 1997
Dairy of a Teacher
老师日记
Yu Mingxing
余明星
1995 The Shadow Mission
地下猎人
Chen Zhixin
陈志新
1994 The Magnate
叱咤风云
Song Zhigao
宋志高
Twin Bliss
龙凤呈祥
You Long
游龙
Dreams Come True
美梦成真
Lu Wenyang
陆文杨
1993 The Unbeatables I
双天至尊
Li Jianfei / Yan Fei
林建飞/ 言飞
Smouldering Heat
赤道谜情
Lu Haojie
吕浩杰
Angel of Vengeance
暴雨狂花
Qiao Kang
乔康
The Great Conspiracy
莲花争霸
Shen Cong
沈冲
1992 Modern Romance
男欢女爱
My Buddies
浪漫战场
Mystery II
迷离夜II
Yang Tianwei
杨天威
Breaking Point
暴风边缘
1991 Private Eyes
妙探智多星
Chen Ya Jin
陈亚锦
Black Phoenix
黑凤凰
Wu Yunkai
巫云开
1990 Finishing Line
出人头地
Xia Dejian
夏德建
Happy Family
开心家族
Happy World
多多富贵多多情
Wang Baiwan
王百万
1989 Splash to Victory
绿水英姿
Li Jiajun
李嘉俊
Good Morning, Sir
早安! 老师
Zhou Wenjie
周文杰
A Mother's Love
亲心唤我心
Ye Jianhui
叶兆辉
1988 Song of Youth
生活歌手
Wei Jiahao
韦家豪
My Fair Ladies
窈窕淑女
Ding Lei
丁磊
Teahouse in Chinatown
牛车水人家
Chen Dejian
陈得建
On the Fringe
边缘少年
Chen Yong
陈勇
Airforce
空军
Li Zhengting
李政庭
1987 Moving On
变迁
Paint a Rainbow
调色板
Wu Qifan
吴启凡
Sunshine After Rain
雨过天晴
1986 Crossroads III
红绿灯
Under One Roof
家和万事兴
Neighbours
芝麻绿豆

Awards[edit]

Star Awards – Acting Awards
Year Ceremony Accolade Representative Work Results
1994 1st Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 5
1995 2nd Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor Wounded Tracks Won
2nd Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 5
1996 3rd Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor Somewhere in Time Nominated
3rd Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 5
1997 4th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor The Unbeatables II Nominated
4th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
1998 6th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor The Adventures Of Wisely Nominated
6th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
1999 7th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2000 8th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor Coup de Scorpion Nominated
8th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2001 9th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor Dare To Strike Nominated
9th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2002 10th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor The Vagrant Won
10th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2003 11th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor The Unbeatables III Nominated
11th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2004 12th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor A Child's Hope II Nominated
12th Star Awards Ceremony All-Time Favourite Artiste N/A Won
2006 14th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor The Undisclosed Won

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