Mandy Wong

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Mandy Wong
Chinese name 黃智雯 (traditional)
Chinese name 黄智雯 (simplified)
Pinyin Huáng Zhìwén (Mandarin)
Jyutping Wong4 Zi3 Man4 (Cantonese)
Born (1982-12-21) 21 December 1982 (age 34)
Hong Kong
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present
Ancestry Huadu, Guangdong, China

Mandy Wong (born 21 December 1982) is a Hong Kong television actress.

Wong began her television and acting career with her participation in the Miss Hong Kong 2007 beauty pageant, where she was placed among the top 5 finalists.[1] She joined TVB that same year and was part of TVB's graduating acting class of 2008. Wong debuted with a brief appearance in TVB's 2007 sitcom Best Selling Secrets. She later gained recognition as Cheng Siu-man in the 2010 romantic drama Suspects in Love, and has achieved wider fame for her performance in 2012 drama L'Escargot.

Early life[edit]

Born in Hong Kong, Wong was raised in a single-parent household. She has one older sister Cathy, who is an English teacher at King's Glory Education Centre. Her mother is the owner of a cosmetics shop in Wan Chai.[2]

Career[edit]

Following her graduation from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wong worked as a flight attendant for three years before participating in the Miss Hong Kong 2007 beauty pageant, in which she was placed among the top 5 finalists. She signed an artiste contract with TVB and her television debut came that same year with an uncredited appearance in the sitcom Best Selling Secrets. She graduated out of TVB's acting class in 2008.

After two years of appearing in dramas as small supporting roles, Wong gained broader public attention with her supporting role in the 2009 comedy-drama, A Chip Off the Old Block. She played So Fung-lin, the bespectacled younger sister of Myolie Wu's character, So Fung-nei. Her performance was positively received by both critics and netizens.[1] Impressed with her character portrayal, producer Poon Ka Tak cast Wong to portray Flora Chan's timid younger sister in the 2010 romantic comedy drama Suspects in Love. To prepare for her role, Wong studied Maggie Cheung's performance in Police Cadet '84.[1]

In 2012, she was cast in her first second female leading role in medical-drama The Hippocratic Crush as Tavia Yeung's younger sister. her popularity rose and was highly praised by netizens for her character Lau Siu-Lan in L'Escargot as Oscar Leung's ferrocious wife. In the same year, she was won the Most Improved Female Artiste in Malaysia's My AOD Favourite Awards and TVB Anniversary Awards. She was also placed Top 2 in TVB Anniversary Awards for Best Supporting Actress. The following year, she won the Most Improved Female Artiste in Singapore's Starhub TVB Awards. She is the first person to have won in all three countries.

She continued playing second female lead roles in 2013's drama Always and Ever starring as Esther Kwan's younger sister. Her villainous role was yet again highly praised by the netizens and producer. Through the sequel The Hippocratic Crush II, she has gained her first character nomination for TVB Anniversary Awards and has won one of the Top 15 Characters in Malaysia's TVB Star Awards Malaysia

In 2015, she played her first female leading role in the drama The Fixer, gaining good reviews from the netizens. She also has starred in her first ancient drama Captain of Destiny as a prostitute, pairing up Joel Chan. Following her first female leading role, Wong was cast in the family drama Daddy Dearest as female leading role again, alongside Jonhnson Lee and Jason Chan. In December, Wong was cast in the legal drama Law dis-order opposite the veterans Alex Fong and Liu Kai Chi.

In April 2016, Mandy was cast as the first female lead in Three Women and One Gene, playing a character with dissociative identity disorder, with three different personality. In August 2016, Mandy was once again cast as the first female lead in Conquering the Demon, playing a A&E doctor collaborating with Kenneth Ma.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 I Love Hong Kong 2012 TV station worker Cameo appearance
Natural Born Lovers
2013 Firestorm Yin Bin's colleague Cameo appearance

Television dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Best Selling Secrets neighbor Sitcom
2008 Moonlight Resonance Donna Chan Doh-dan
When Easterly Showers Fall on the Sunny West Chong Suk-woon
Off Pedder Store manager Sitcom (Episode 30)
Speech of Silence Piano player Cameo appearance (episode 10)
2009 E.U. Cheung Shu-san
The King of Snooker Amy
Just Love II Iris Ng Hoi-tung
In the Chamber of Bliss Ng Sheung-mui
A Chip Off the Old Block So Fung-lin
2010 Suspects in Love Cheng Siu-man
Some Day Yumi Ng Mau-dan Sitcom recurring
2010-2011 Home Troopers Karen Chukot Yung Nominated —TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste
2011 Ghetto Justice Silvia Cheung Chi-sum Nominated —TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste
Lives of Omission Constable Vicky Mung Sam-ling Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste
Nominated — My AOD Favourites Award for My Favourite Promising Actress
Men with No Shadows Tai Yan Nominated —TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste
2012 L'Escargot Lau Siu-lan Won —TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste
Won — My AOD Favourites Award for My Favourite Promising Actress
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Awards for Best Supporting Actress (Top 2)
Nominated — My AOD Favourites Award for My Favourite Actress in a Supporting Role (Top 5)
Nominated — My AOD Favourites Award for My Favourite Outstanding Popularity King
The Hippocratic Crush Dr. Hung Mei-suet TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste
Tiger Cubs P. Inspector So Man-keung TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste
Divas in Distress Kwai Yi-hei TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste
2012-2013 Friendly Fire Wong Fei-fei
2013 Sergeant Tabloid Inspector Szeto Kiu (Madam Kill) Previously warehoused; Released overseas April 2012
A Change of Heart Ha Sze-ka Nominated — TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2013 My Favourite TVB Supporting Actress
Always and Ever Tin Chau-ngan
The Hippocratic Crush II Dr. Hung Mei-suet Won — TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2013 for My Favourite TVB Drama Character (Top 15)
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Awards for My Favourite Female Character
Nominated — Starhub TVB Awards 2014 for My Favourite TVB Supporting Actress
2014-2015 Tiger Cubs II P. Inspector So Man-keung Nominated — Starhub TVB Awards 2015 for My Favourite TVB Supporting Actress
Nominated — TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2014 for My Favourite TVB Supporting Actress
Nominated — TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2014 for My Favourite TVB Drama Character (Top 15)
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Awards for Best Supporting Actresss
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Awards for My Favourite Female Character
2015 Madam Cutie On Duty Hung Dan-dan Nominated —TVB Anniversary Awards for My Favourite Female Character
Nominated — TVB Star Awards Malaysia Malaysia for My Favourite TVB Supporting Actress
The Fixer Lui Lui Won — TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2015 My Favourite Drama Character (Top 16)
Nominated —TVB Anniversary Awards for Best Actress
Captain of Destiny Chu Shuk-gwan Supporting Actress
2016 Daddy Dearest Tsu Lai Fa Lead Role
Law dis-Order Fong Ning (Martha) Nominated — Starhub TVB Awards 2016 for My Favourite TVB Actress
Won — Starhub TVB Awards 2016 for My Favourite TVB Female TV Character
Nominated — TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2016 for My Favourite TVB Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated — TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2016 for My Favourite Top 15 TVB Drama Characters
Second Main Lead
Rogue Emperor Ng Dor Yu
2017 Three Women and One Gene Fong Yi Yan (Evie) Lead Role
Conquering The Demon Lead Role
Miscellaneous Cops Lead Role

Awards and nominations[edit]

2012[edit]

  • My Astro On Demand Favourites Award: My Favourite Promising Actress
  • 45th TVB Anniversary Awards: Most Improved Female Artiste

2013[edit]

  • Next Magazine TV Awards: Best Scene-Stealing Supporting Actress
  • 2013 Singapore StarHub TVB Awards: Most Improved Female Artiste
  • 2013 Malaysia TVB Star Awards Malaysia: Top 15 My Favourite TVB Character as Hung Mei Suet in The Hippocratic Crush II

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

  • 2016 Singapore StarHub TVB Awards: My Favourite TVB Female Character
  • 2016 Singapore StarHub TVB Awards: My Favourite TVB Actress (Nominated)
  • 2016 TVB Star Awards Malaysia: My Favourite TVB Actress in a Leading Role (Nominated)
  • 2016 TVB Star Awards Malaysia: My Favourite Top 15 TVB Drama Characters as Fong Ning (Martha)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Apple Daily Interview". tvb.com (in Chinese). 2010-05-01. p. 1. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Quail Girl admits that she has a teacher sister; likes to refer to her friends as baby". Apple Daily (in Chinese). 2010-05-07. p. 1. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 

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