Phyllis Quek

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Phyllis Quek
Chinese name 郭妃麗
Chinese name 郭妃麗 (traditional)
Chinese name 郭妃丽 (simplified)
Born (1973-08-23) August 23, 1973 (age 44)
Star Awards 1996 : Best Newcomer
Star Awards 1997 - Star Awards 2004 : Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes

Phyllis Quek (Chinese: 郭妃丽; Pinyin: Guō Fēilì) is a Malaysia-born model-turned-actress in Singapore. She first came into the public eye after entering Star Search 1995, a showbiz entry competition in Singapore. Her last drama with Mediacorp was The Best Things In Life. She is best known for her debut movie role opposite Hong Kong megastar Aaron Kwok in the film 2000 A.D..


Early career[edit]

Phyllis Quek's entry to Singapore showbiz was through Star Search 1995, in which she garnered a third placing. Despite this, a stunning performance in her debut drama serial, Beyond Dawn (女子监狱), left an indelible impression in the hearts of viewers. She was subsequently awarded the Best Newcomer Award at MediaCorp's Star Awards ceremony in 1996.


Phyllis struck gold when MediaCorp Raintree Pictures offered her a lead role opposite Hong Kong megastar Aaron Kwok and Daniel Wu in a Hong Kong-Singapore joint collaboration movie, 2000 A.D.. Through this action flick, she won attention in the Asian media and is noted to have a high potential in local book Singapore Cinema by Raphaël Millet. She subsequently followed this up with a supporting role as a policewoman in another Raintree Pictures film, The Tree (孩子树).

Album release[edit]

Her recording of the theme song of her earlier drama, The Other Parent (妈妈先生) and Mind Games (危险人物) marked the start of a nascent career in singing. She then released her debut album, Phyllis, under Hype Records which contained primarily dance tunes and singles from the soundtrack of The Tree and Beyond The Axis Of Truth (法医X档案). To promote her album, Phyllis guest starred in a Channel 5's crime drama series Heartlanders 2 where she played a stalked actress. That particular episode featured her song, '不知不觉', thrice and was a radio hit along with her other singles, 'Freedom'. However, the album did not mark the start of a longstanding music career for Phyllis and it was to remain her first and only album.


As soon as her contract expired in 2001, she made a critical decision to switch to another management company, Hype Records Artiste Networks after she enjoyed working with them whilst producing her debut album. In keeping with Hype Records' plans for regionalisation, Phyllis made another conscious decision to star in productions from primarily the East Asian region (including Taiwan and China). She made her debut in Taiwan headlining the wacky lead role in a fluffy idol drama titled My Fair Lady (丑女大翻身), in which she donned fatsuits and prosthetics in order to play a fat and undesired girl.


Phyllis first huge endorsement deal was for Japan's Bigen Prominous Hair Dye in 2001. Her Bigen Prominous's advertisement could still be seen in 2006 when Bigen sponsored Project Superstar 2. In December 2003, Phyllis hit the headlines for gaining noticeable pounds at Star Awards 2003. She was immediately signed by Marie France Bodyline to be their spokesperson. Phyllis was the first Singapore Artiste to endorse Marie France Bodyline.

MediaCorp Consolidation[edit]

The regional productions and endorsement had earned Phyllis some form of recognition in the East Asian showbiz arena, but she has never been a news-maker. This, combined with her long absence from Singapore showbiz, resulted in a gradual decline of media exposure on her in Singapore. This was exacerbated by the fact that she still occasionally receives supporting drama roles instead of lead roles that was de rigueur in the past. In addition, the 2005 consolidation of MediaCorp and SPH MediaWorks has resulted in a fervor to develop new TV showbiz talents, to the detriment of older artistes. Phyllis has not been nominated for Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste in the annual Star Awards since and the perception has been that Phyllis's star has waned since her heyday in 2000 and 2001.

Recent Showbiz Career[edit]

In 2007, she resurfaced in drama , Live Again (天堂鸟), slated for a November release. This was her first drama since Rhapsody In Blue (蓝色仙人掌) in early 2006. In 2009, Phyllis gained some recognition for her performance in Perfect Cut II (一切完美2) and was soon cast alongside Christopher Lee as #1 female lead to star in new movie, Kidnapper (绑匪), which is slated for a 2010 release. As of 2011, Phyllis has starred in more than 40 local and overseas production dramas and 6 movies.

Personal life[edit]

Phyllis married Australian businessman, David Cox, 51 in December 2012. She is to hold a wedding dinner on the 23rd of June 2013.


Year Title Chinese Production Notes
1996 Beyond Dawn 女子监狱
1996 Marriage, Dollars & Sense 5C 老公
1996 A Brave New World 新阿郎
1996 Ace Cops 妙警点三八 Mediacorp Telemovie
1997 Longing 悲情年代
1997 Crimes and Tribulations - Price Of Passion 狮城奇案录之俪人巧骗
1997 My Wife, Your Wife, Their Wives 101老婆之99朵玫瑰
1997 The Other Parent 妈妈先生
1997 From The Medical Files 医生档案
1997 Dreams - Miss Freckles 七个梦
1997 Under One Roof - Special Guest
1997 Hope 人间有梦 Mediacorp Telemovie
1998 Mind Games 危险人物
1998 The New Adventures of Wisely 卫斯理传奇
1998 Legend of the Eight Immortals 东游记
1999 Lost Souls 另类佳人
1999 PI Blues 乌龙档案 Special Guest
1999 From The Medical Files 2 医生档案2
2000 2000 AD 公元2000年 Movie
2000 Born Wild 野兽之瞳 Movie
2000 On The Frontline 穿梭生死线
2000 The Invincible Squad 迷幻特警
2000 Adam's Company 亚当周记
2001 The Tree 孩子树 Movie
2001 Lost Soul 另类佳人 Movie
2001 Devil's Blue 叛逆战队
2001 My Fair Lady 丑女大翻身
2001 The Hotel 大酒店
2002 Sonic Youth 极速青春
2002 The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber 倚天屠龙记
2003 Good Luck 齐鸣大吉 Movie
2003 Palm Of Rulai 新如來神掌
2003 True Heroes 真心英雄
2003 A Child's Hope 孩有明天
2003 Carry Me Fly And Walk Off 带我飞 带我走
2003 When The Time Comes 一线之间
2003 Heartlanders 2 - Special Guest
2004 Love Contract 爱情和约
2004 Man At Forty 跑吧,男人!
2004 Lover Of Herb 香草恋人馆
2005 The Scarlet Kid 红孩儿
2005 The Little Fairy 天外飞仙
2005 Angel Lover 天使情人
2006 Rhapsody In Blue 蓝色仙人掌
2007 Oh! Squints Movie
2007 Live Again 天堂鸟
2007 City Fables - Daybreak 都市寓言之一日情 HD Drama
2008 Addicted To Love 都市恋人的追逐
2009 Perfect Cut II 一切完美2
2009 Autumn In March 午夜烟花 Movie (released 8 Sep 2009)
2009 The Cat Goes To The Company 猫咪创立了公司 Movie
2010 Kidnapper 绑匪 Movie (released 18 March 2010)
2010 The Best Things In Life 五福到
2011 The Ultimate Winner 赢家 Movie (released 14 April 2011)
2011 Hero 大英雄 Movie (released 16 December 2011)
2017 Legal Eagles 法网天后 Main Villain of the show
2017 My Teacher Is a Thug 爱不迟疑
2017 Hand In Hand 手牵手 Movie (released 22 September 2017)
2018 Oh! Squints III Movie (released 21 September 2018)


  • 2009: Fashion Asia 亚洲时尚风 (Seoul)
  • 2010: Citispa Beauty Perfection 2010 Citispa完美大挑战2010


Album Track Song Title Used In Theme
阳光系列2 4 只要你肯尝试 薯条 汉堡 青春豆 Main Theme
8 无价之宝 妈妈先生 Main Theme
阳光系列3 6 但愿 卫斯理传奇 Sub Theme
10 宁愿你平凡 危险人物 Main Theme
阳光系列4 1 不能没有爱 穿梭生死线 Main Theme
阳光系列6 1 分享 大酒店 Main Theme
4 仿佛 大酒店 Sub Theme
11 Freedom / 不想说 Remix
阳光系列7 11 好天气 孩有明天 Sub Theme
Phyllis 1 Freedom
2 没心情 孩子树 Sub Theme
3 Limit Of My Heart
4 着迷 迷幻特警 Sub Theme
5 阵雨
6 失去 孩子树 Main Theme
7 Enjoy
8 不想说 法医X档案 Main Theme
9 不知不觉 Heartlanders 2 Sub Theme
10 睡美人 法医X档案 Sub Theme
11 Daze 孩子树 Sub Theme
An Evening With The Stars 2 Freedom
6 不想说 法医X档案 Main Theme
Unreleased - 疑惑 迷幻特警 Main Theme
- 每一天的思念 真心英雄 Sub Theme


Year Accolade Notes
1995 Star Search 1995 Won third place
1996 Star Awards 1996, Best Newcomer Won
1997 Star Awards 1997, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes Won
1998 Star Awards 1998, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes Won
1999 Star Awards 1999, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes Nominated
2000 Star Awards 2000, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes Won
2001 Star Awards 2001, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes Won
2002 Star Awards 2002, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes Won
2003 Star Awards 2003, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes Won
2004 Star Awards 2004, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes Won

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