Paige Chua

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Paige Chua
Chinese name 蔡琦慧 (simplified)
Pinyin Cài Qíhuì (Mandarin)
Birth name Paige Chua Qi Hui
Born (1981-06-25) 25 June 1981 (age 35)
Singapore
Occupation Actress, television host, model
Label(s) Mediacorp
Years active 2008-present
Website www.paigechua.com

Paige Chua (Chinese: 蔡琦慧; pinyin: Cài Qíhuì, born 25 June 1981) is a Singaporean actress and television host.

Early life[edit]

Chua studied at Mayflower Secondary School and graduated from the National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts. An active netball player in school, Chua represented Singapore in netball and was part of the National Youth Netball team (1997 – 1999). She was discovered at a basic modelling class, thus starting her four-year career as a model.

Career[edit]

Chua first worked in a bank for two months, after which she quit her job and became a model in 2003. She has since appeared in many magazines and was also cast in a StarHub commercial on television.

Chua made her acting debut in Just in Singapore, where she was cast as the half-sister of Fiona Xie. In the later part of 2008, she had 2 more roles in major dramas, such as La Femme and Crime Busters x 2. Chua continued to take on significant roles where in 2009, she plays a tomboy Zhang Xiao Wei in The Dream Catchers and an aspiring director Li Lifen in the long TV series Your Hand in Mine.

2010 was a breakthrough year for Chua. She earned her first nomination for “Best Supporting Actress” in Star Awards 2010 for her character in The Dream Catchers. She made a guest appearance in Unriddle as Zhang Mei Lin, a girl with a dubious identity. The Score marks Chua first entrance as a lead actress where she plays Zhou Tian Lan an office lady with a mysterious background. She also acted in a drama series Secret Garden which its plot revolves around the psychological problems faced in the society these days where she plays an enthusiastic, idealistic social worker.

In 2011, Chua started to move towards the bigger screen. She acted in the movie It's a Great, Great World a local production where she plays Mu Dan a nightclub dancer. This movie was being screened during Chinese New Year period and received overwhelming response where it broke S$2Million box offices mark. Chua also starred alongside Chen Hanwei as his wife, Bai Xiu Ming a jovial workaholic in the drama Be Happy. 2011 also marks Chua popularity and recognition from the audiences as she was nominated one of the Top 20 Popular Female Artiste in Star Awards 2011.

Chua is also a host, and was involved in hosting a lifestyle information program, "LOHAS" and "The Activist's Journey II", an info-ed program in 2012. On 29 April 2012, Chua won her first Star Award, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste at Star Awards 2012.

2013 was a busy year for Chua as she starred in numerous dramas such as It's A Wonderful Life, 96°C Café, The Enchanted and Sudden. Chua had her first taste in a comedy role in the sitcom, The Recruit Diaries where she plays LT Angie Chen, an army officer which trains a new group of recruits. She also had a role in Okto as an inexperienced elementary school teacher in The School Bell Rings. Chua also hosted season 4 of RenovAID. A programme about helping the less fortunate among us; to revitalize their homes and in turn, their lives.

In 2014, Chua won Bottomslim Sexiest leg award at Star Awards 20. Her character as part of a chivalrous team in Against The Tide was also another breakthrough role that earned her a nomination for "Best Supporting Actress" in Star Awards 2015.

Chua won her second Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste award at Star Awards 2015.

2016 has been a rewarding year for Chua. She participated in Beyond Words (TV series) a Malaysia production, and was one of the leading actresses for If Only I Could (TV series), The Gentlemen and Soul Reaper. Chua was also cast in the year-end blockbuster drama Hero (2016 TV series) where she plays a damsel in distress, a character unlike her previous drama roles. This character was seen as a breakthrough role and earned her numerous praises and a nomination for "Best Supporting Actress" in Star Awards 2017.

As 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of National service in Singapore (NS), Chua will be playing a Navy Captain in When Duty Calls, a NS50 drama which Mediacorp Channel 8 collaborates with Ministry of Defence (Singapore) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (Singapore) to commemorate this milestone. Chua won her third Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes award in Star Awards 2017.

Filmography[edit]

Television series and film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 My Friend From Afar
知星人
When Duty Calls
卫国先锋
Shen Yixuan
沈宜萱
  • Pairs up with James Seah
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
Mightiest Mother-in-Law
最强岳母
Guan Shuhui
管淑慧
  • Pairs up with Thomas Ong
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
2016 Hero
大英雄
Ou Jinxuan
区金萱
  • Pairs up with Chen Hanwei
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
Soul Reaper
勾魂使者
Angela
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
The Gentlemen
来自水星的男人
Su Meidai
苏美黛
  • Pairs up with Pierre Png
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
If Only I Could
十年...你还好吗?
Huo Xiwen
霍希文
  • Pairs up with Elvin Ng
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
Beyond Words
爱要怎么说
Vivian
徐家慧
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
2015 Mind Game
心迷
Feng Xuezhi
冯雪芝
  • Pairs up with Tay Pinghui
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
Liang Huixin
梁慧心
Families On The Edge
一家都不能少
Karen Yeo
  • Pairs up with James Seah
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
Code of Law III Amy Chin
Love?
限量爱情
Rachel Yap
Let It Go
分手快乐
Emily Xie
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
Good Luck
百岁大吉
Fang Enqi
方恩琦
2014 Against The Tide
逆潮
Zhang Jingxuan
张静璇
2013 The School Bell Rings Jessie Lee
Sudden
骤变
Zhao Kexuan
照克绚
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
The Recruit Diaries
阿兵新传
Angie Chen Yanxi
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
The Enchanted
浴女图
Chen Jingli
陈金莉
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
96°C Café
96 °C 咖啡
Luo Xijie
罗曦洁
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
It's A Wonderful Life
好运到
Isabella
  • Pairs up with Zzen Zhang
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2012 Poetic Justice
微笑正义
Liang Huiqin
亮慧琴
2011 It's a Great, Great World
大世界
Mu Dan
牡丹
Be Happy
生日快乐
Bai Xiuming
白秀敏
Code of Honour
正义武馆
Tang Jiabao
唐家宝
  • Pairs up with Andie Chen
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2010 Secret Garden
秘密花园
Tracy
The Score
无花果
Zhou Tianlan
周天蓝
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Unriddle
最火搭档
Zhang Meilin
张梅玲
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
2009 Your Hand in Mine
想握你的手
Li Lifen
李立芬
  • Supporting Role
The Dream Catchers
未来不是梦
Zhang Xiaowei
张小薇
2008 Crime Busters x 2
叮当神探
Yu Jie
于洁
La Femme
绝对佳人
Qian Tingting
钱婷婷
  • Pairs up with Nat Ho
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Just in Singapore
一房半厅一水缸
Lin Xiuzhen
林秀真
  • Supporting Role 女配角

Hosting[edit]

Year Title
2012 LOHAS 乐活好正点
The Activist Journey II 仁心侠旅 II
2013 RenovAID Season 4
2014 Green Footprints 绿悠游
2015 Women Warriors 巾帼女将
Unusual School 不一样的学校

Accolades[edit]

Year Accolade Works Notes
2009 Star Awards 2009, Best Newcomer N/A Nominated
2010 Star Awards 2010, Best Supporting Actress The Dream Catchers Nominated
2011 Star Awards 2011, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Nominated
2012 Star Awards 2012, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
2012 Star Awards 2012, Systema Charming Smile Award N/A Nominated
2013 Star Awards 2013, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Nominated
2014 Star Awards 2014, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Nominated
2014 Star Awards 2014, BottomSlim Sexiest Legs Award N/A Won
2015 Star Awards 2015, Best Supporting Actress Against The Tide Nominated
2015 Star Awards 2015, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
2015 Star Awards 2015, Tokyo Bust Express Sexy Babe Award N/A Nominated
2015 Star Awards 2015, iWeekly Best Dressed Award 最i风范奖 N/A Won
2015 Star Awards 2015, Rocket Award Against The Tide Nominated
2015 PPCTV Awards 2015, Favourite Supporting Actress 96°C Cafe Nominated
2015 PPCTV Awards 2015, Dream Idol Award Nominated
2015 PPCTV Awards 2015, Most Stylish Award N/A Won
2016 Star Awards 2016, Best Supporting Actress Good Luck 百岁大吉 Nominated
2016 Star Awards 2016, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Nominated
2016 Star Awards 2016, Bioskin Flawless Skin Award N/A Nominated
2017 Star Awards 2017, Best Supporting Actress Hero Nominated
2017 Star Awards 2017,Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won

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