Nancy Wu

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Nancy Wu
Chinese name 胡定欣
Pinyin hú dìngxīn (Mandarin)
Yale Wù dihngyān (Cantonese)
Jyutping Wu4 ding6jan1 (Cantonese)
Birth name Nancy Wu Tingyan
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1981-09-09) September 9, 1981 (age 35)
Hong kong
Other name(s) nancy, 教主, 大小姐, 滿分舞后, TVB舞女, 小定, nan, 定定, nann, yan姐
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Ancestry Hetang, Xinhui, Guangdong, China

Nancy Wu (Chinese: 胡定欣) (born September 9, 1981) is a Hong Kong actress contracted to TVB.

Career[edit]

In 1999, she participated in TVB's 18th Annual New Talent Singing Awards competition and finished in the top four. In 2001, she entered TVB's 3rd Annual Cover Girl Competition and won the Most Photogenic Award, the Most Fit Award, the Most Attractive Award, and the Overall Winner Award. Following that, she enrolled in the 18th TVB Acting Class and entered the entertainment industry.[1]

In 2004, she gained much recognition in Hongkong and China mainland for playing Wan Wan in Twin of Brothers. This is one of her most memorable roles, people still talk about this character up to this day.

Along with nine other TVB artists, she went to Hunan in April 2008 to participate in the show Strictly Come Dancing - Season Two. She became the first participant of the show to achieve full marks in her individual dance. She also achieved full marks twice in the dance with her partner, Nathan Lee. Nancy and her partner were the favourites to win but came third place in the competition. Due to the number of full marks achieve in the competition, Nancy was given the title "Full Marks Dance Queen". Strictly Come Dancing - Season Two also brought Nancy a lot of functions regarding dance, and because of this colleagues in TVB have given her a nickname "TVB Dance Girl".

At the 2008 TVB Anniversary Awards, she won the Most Vastly Improved Actress Award based on Wars of In-Laws II, D.I.E, The Silver Chamber of Sorrows, Legend of the Demigods and Strictly Come Dancing - Season Two. The Silver Chamber of Sorrows also brought Nancy nomination in the Best Supporting Actress of that year.

In 2011, her performance as the ambitious, arrogant Eva was highly praised by the audiences and the producer Mui Siu-ching, making her a hot favourite for the "Best Supporting Actress" award.

In November 2012, Nancy received a Long Service Award from TVB for her contributions to the company.[2] She was also awarded the TVB Star Awards Malaysia for My Favourite Supporting Actress in November 2012, Asian Television Award, TVB Anniversary Awards for Best Supporting Actress in December 2012.

In 2013, her character Coco Ling in Triumph in the Skies II was well-received and gained her even more popularity, brought Nancy nomination in the Best Supporting Actress again. She holds the record for most Best Supporting Actress nominations (top 5) with 5 times (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013).

In December 2015, she won TVB Anniversary Awards Best Actress award with first leading role in her career, being the first TVB actress born in the 1980s and the third actress graduated from the TVB Acting Class to win this award.

She was highly praised by colleagues and the netizens for her acting skill.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Awards Notes
2003 Point of No Return Guest extra
Aqua Heroes Nurse extra
The 'W' Files Train Passenger extra
Virtues Of Harmony Obese Lady
Life Begins at Forty Tutor Worker
Seed of Hope Nurse
Not Just A Pretty Face Ann
Find The Light Siu Yu
The Driving Power Lily
Triumph in the Skies Coco
2004 The Legend of Love Third Fariy
Riches and Stitches Dancer
Twin of Brothers Wan Wan
2005 The Zone Lau Mei Mei
Lost in the Chamber of Love Cheung Nim Wai
Revolving Doors Of Vengeance Maria
When Rules Turn Loose Cheung Lai Kei
2006 Welcome to the House Tong Tong(Sugar)
Love Guaranteed Julie
At Home With Love Cindy
Face to Fate Sum Kong Hung
2007 Ten Brothers Yeun Tong-tong
Phoenix Rising Yip Zi-san
2008 Wars of In-Laws II Iris TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste
D.I.E Momoko TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste
The Silver Chamber of Sorrows Ha Fei-fei TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actress
Legend of the Demigods Ka Lau Lo/Mok Che TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste
2009 The Winter Melon Tale Fok Sze Sze
A Bride for a Ride Wong Sau Ying
Rosy Business Sun Hoi Tong Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actress
D.I.E. Again Momoko
A Chip Off the Old Block Leung Peen-peen
2010 A Fistful of Stances Chow Bing-bing
Every Move You Make Tang Ping-ping cameo
No Regrets Ma Lai-wah
Gun Metal Grey Hui Man-sze My AOD Favourites Award for My Favourite Promising Actress
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actress
2011 Forensic Heroes III Chow Yek-fei Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actress
Curse of the Royal Harem Borjigit Ching-yu
2012 Daddy Good Deeds Wendy Wan
The Hippocratic Crush Nurse Uncredited cameo
Gloves Come Off Ting Yan-chi My AOD Favourite Award for Best Supporting Actress
Asian Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress
TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actress
The Confidant Sin-yung
2013 Season of Love Ho Chau Sang
Triumph in the Skies II Coco Ling Supporting Actress
2013-2014 Coffee Cat Mama So Mei Major Role
2014 Gilded Chopsticks Nin Yeuk-bik
The Ultimate Addiction Fong Ming-yu Major Role
Tiger Cubs II Kam Sau-kei
Overachievers Ting Man-zi Supporting Actress
2015 Ghost of Relativity Keung Yung TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress
TVB Star Award for Favourite Actress
Main Role
2016 Short End of the Stick Kam Heung Main Role
House of Spirits Chu Chan-chan Main Role
A Fist Within Four Walls Tiu Lan TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress
TVB Star Award for Favourite Actress
StarHub TVB Award for Favourite Actress
Main Role
My Lover from the Planet Meow Cat Chiu Yiu Main Role
2017 The Alliance Yuen Tsing-yan Main Role
Deep in the Realm of Conscience Empress Main Role

Awards and nominations[edit]

2000[edit]

  • 2000: (TVB Magazine 3rd Annual CoverGirl Competition)「Mei Bo Lin Most Attractive Award」
  • 2000: (TVB Magazine 3rd Annual CoverGirl Competition)「Nikon Most Photogenic Award」
  • 2000: (TVB Magazine 3rd Annual CoverGirl Competition)「California Fitness Most Fit Award」
  • 2000: (TVB Magazine 3rd Annual CoverGirl Competition)「Overall Winner Award」

2006[edit]

  • 2006: (TVB Magazine Most Popular Award 2006)「Travel Artiste Award」
  • 2006: (TVB Anniversary Awards) Top 20 Best Supporting Actress Nomination (At Home With Love)

2007[edit]

  • 2007: (TVB Anniversary Awards) Most Vastly Improved Actress Nomination (Top 10)

2008[edit]

  • 2008:(Strictly Come Dancing - Season II)「Third」
  • 2008: (TVB Anniversary Awards) TVB.com Popular Artist (Top 2)
  • 2008: (TVB Anniversary Awards) Top 5 Best Supporting Actress Nomination (The Silver Chamber of Sorrows)
  • 2008: (TVB Anniversary Awards) Most Vastly Improved Actress Award

2010[edit]

  • 2010: (TVB Anniversary Awards) Top 5 Best Supporting Actress Nomination (Gun Metal Grey)
  • 2010: (My Astro On Demand Favourites Awards) Top 5 My Favourite Supporting Actress Nomination (No Regrets)

2011[edit]

  • 2011: (My Astro On Demand Favourites Awards) My Favourite Potential Actress
  • 2011: (My Astro On Demand Favourites Awards) Top 5 My Favourite Supporting Actress Nomination (Gun Metal Grey)
  • 2011: (My Astro On Demand Favourites Awards) Top 5 My Favourite On-screen Couple Nomination (with Vincent Wong) (Gun Metal Grey)
  • 2011: (TVB Anniversary Awards) Top 5 Best Supporting Actress Nomination (Forensic Heroes III)

2012[edit]

  • 2012: (TVB Anniversary Awards)Best Supporting Actress (Gloves Come Off)
  • 2012: (My Astro On Demand Favourites Awards) My Favourite Supporting Actress (Gloves Come Off)
  • 2012: (Asian Television Award)Best Supporting Actress (Gloves Come Off)

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

  • 2015: (Starhub TVB Award)My Favourite TVB Female TV Characters(Ghost of Relativity)
  • 2015: (My Astro On Demand Favourites Awards)My Favourite Supporting Actress (Ghost of Relativity)
  • 2015: (Yahoo!Asia Buzz Award )Most Searched Female TV Artistes
  • 2015: (TVB Anniversary Awards) Best Actress in a Leading Role

2016[edit]

References[edit]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Charmaine Sheh
for Line Walker
Best Actress
2015
for Ghost of Relativity
Succeeded by
Now
Asian Television Awards
Preceded by
Fala Chen
for No Regrets
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
2012
for Gloves Come Off
Succeeded by
TBD
My AOD Favourite Awards
Preceded by
None
My Favourite Potential Actress
2011
for Gun Metal Grey
Succeeded by
Mandy Wong
for L'Escargot
Preceded by
Sharon Chan
for Ghetto Justice
Best Supporting Actress
2012
for Gloves Come Off
Succeeded by
TBD
TVB Anniversary Awards
Preceded by
Kate Tsui
for On The First Beat; Steps
Most Improved Actress
2008
for Wars of In-Laws II; D.I.E.; Legend of the Demigods; The Silver Chamber of Sorrows; Strictly Come Dancing II
Succeeded by
Aimee Chan
for Off Pedder; E.U.; Burning Flame III
Preceded by
Sharon Chan
for Ghetto Justice
Best Supporting Actress
2012
for Gloves Come Off
Succeeded by
TBD