Natalie Wong

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Natalie Wong
Chinese name 黃𨥈瑩
Chinese name 黃𨥈瑩 (traditional)
Chinese name 黄𨥈莹 (simplified)
Pinyin Huáng Jìyíng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Wong4 Gei2 Jing4 (Cantonese)
Born (1976-07-15) 15 July 1976 (age 40)
 Hong Kong, China

Natalie Kei Ying Wong (Chinese name: 黃𨥈瑩, sometimes credited as 黃紀瑩 or 黃釲瑩), born on 15 July 1976 in Hong Kong is a Chinese actress affiliated with TVB in Hong Kong.

Miss Hong Kong start[edit]

Natalie entered the Miss Hong Kong Pageant in 1994 while studying business in college. From the start she was deemed a favourite by the Hong Kong media, and she nabbed the Miss Photogenic award early on in the Semi-Finals. However, due to her average performance in the Finals, she lost her bid for the crown to winner Halina Tam 譚小環, first runner-up Annamarie Wood 活麗明, second runner-up Theresa Lee 李綺紅, placing in the top five.

Career[edit]

Due to her popularity during the contest, TVB quickly signed with her and cast her as one of the leading female roles in the sitcom "Happy Harmony" (餐餐有宋家), which aired from October 1994 to March 1995. With below average acting talent, she went on to second female leads in subsequent TVB Dramas after her run on "Happy Harmony".

In 1998, she was sent to host the long-running infotainment show, "K-100". Because of the hosting duties, Natalie was not able to take on any acting roles while she hosted. And due to the lack of exposure on TVB Dramas during this time, Natalie's popularity quickly decreased. Upon completing her duties on K-100 in 2000, she filmed "Prison On Fire - Plaintive Destiny 監獄風雲之夜囚" as the female lead and continued to take roles in TVB Dramas. However, the roles offered to her were mostly minor ones. Only until 2006 have roles for Natalie been greater in value, with her most recent being a major supporting role in "To Grow with Love" (肥田囍事) alongside Myolie Wu and Andy Hui. Because of the hosting exposure from "K-100", Natalie is regularly assigned to emcee live events and galas.

In 2011, she declined to renew her contract with TVB, instead choosing to fully focus on her engagements in the beauty and cosmetics sector. Nonetheless, Natalie parted with TVB on good terms and have stated in the past that she would consider filming again if the script is good. Currently, she makes public appearances around Asia and participates in GVG HK promotional events.

Middle Chinese character[edit]

The Chinese character, "𨥈".

The middle character, 𨥈 is an old Chinese scripture meaning royalty and is not readily available in most Chinese typing software. In fact, the character was only recently available as an add-on to the Unicode software Extension-B package. Therefore, a lot of media has just used the character "紀" (which has the same pronunciation) or incorrectly use a similar looking character "釲" (which is pronounced differently) in place of the original character.

Selected filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Film[edit]

  • 1997 03:00AM 夜半3點鐘
  • 1998 Troublesome Night 3 陰陽路3之升棺發財
  • 2001 Prison On Fire - Plaintive Destiny 監獄風雲之夜囚

Television presenting[edit]

Awards and achievements
Miss Hong Kong
Preceded by
Emily Lo (in 1992)
盧淑儀
Miss Photogenic
1994
Succeeded by
Sofie Rahman
李嘉慧

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