Rebecca Lim

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Rebecca Lim 林慧玲
Chinese name 林慧玲 (traditional)
Chinese name 林慧玲 (simplified)
Pinyin Lín Huìlíng (Mandarin)
Birth name Rebecca Lim Hui Ling
Origin Singapore
Born (1986-09-26) 26 September 1986 (age 30)
Singapore Singapore
Occupation Actress
Label(s) Mediacorp (2004 - Present)
Years active 2004–present
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lim.

Rebecca Lim is a Singaporean actress who has acted in several English and Chinese dramas produced by MediaCorp. Lim is best known for her portrayal of Wendy Lim, a trainee lawyer in the Channel 5 television series The Pupil, for which she won the Best Actress Award at the 15th Asian Television Awards in 2010. She also won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the Star Awards 2014 for her portrayal as Lisa Xiao in "The Dream Makers". In 2015, her comedic performance in "Yes We Can!" earned Lim her very first Best Actress Award at MediaCorp's annual Star Awards Ceremony, after being tipped to win by local media outlets. Lim has an official fan club called The Becker's Team.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Lim was born to a Hokkien family. The second child of three children, Rebecca studied at CHIJ Saint Nicholas Girls' School (Pre-school, Primary and Secondary), Victoria Junior College and Singapore Management University (SMU). While she was studying for her Accountancy Degree in Singapore Management University, she was signed on to Mediacorp as a part-time actress.[2] When she graduated, she signed on full-time to Mediacorp.[3]

Career[edit]

Her first leading role in a drama came in 2008 – The Truth, where she co-starred with Tay Ping Hui and Joanne Peh. However, she was criticised for her command of the Chinese language.[4]

In 2009, Lim starred in Fighting Spiders, which garnered positive reviews for her portrayal of Susie Woon, a prostitute. In 2010, the drama had a second season which won her the honours of Actress of the Year at ELLE Singapore Awards 2010.[5]

In 2010, Lim starred in the award-winning Channel 5 law production, The Pupil, where she played a trainee lawyer, Wendy Lim, in Roberts & Fongs. Her performance in The Pupil earned her the Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2010 Asian Television Awards.[6]

In 2012, Lim's Mandarin breakthrough role was her portrayal of a psychiatrist in the Channel 8 drama Unriddle 2. Her performance earned her a Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes accolade at the annual Star Awards 2012. This was her first nomination and consequently her first win in the category.[7]

In 2013, Lim was nominated for the Best Actress award for Star Awards 2013 for her role in Unriddle 2, her first nomination in the category.

In 2014, Lim was nominated for both the Best Actress and the Best Supporting Actress awards in Star Awards 20 for her roles in Sudden and The Dream Makers respectively.[8] She won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role as the free-spirited airtime sales manager, Lisa, in "The Dream Makers".[9]

In 2015, Lim won The New Paper's Babe of the Year for the second time after her first win in 2011. [10] In the same year, she won the Best Actress award in Star Awards 2015 for her portrayal of Zhang Xueqin in Yes We Can!.[11]

In February 2016, Lim was embroiled in major controversy when she made an announcement on her Instagram account, saying "... I've decided to do something that will change my life [...] I'm all set and I'm retiring. [...] Meanwhile, be happy for me." The sudden announcement left members of the public bewildered by what exactly could have been the reason for making such a decision. Her supporters expressed support and disappointment at the decision. However, 10 hours after publishing the post, Lim said through a telephone conference call that she was not actually retiring from acting and she was "sorry for any misunderstanding". The announcement was revealed to be a "collaboration" with insurance company NTUC Income to advocate the young to plan for retirement. Representatives from NTUC Income said that the post was meant to showcase "retiring as a journey", and that they "did not set out to mislead anyone" and "regret upsetting anyone". The Straits Times labeled the post as a "publicity stunt", criticizing Lim for not issuing a genuine apology, and for being "disingenuous". The journalist said that "her credibility and that of NTUC Income's have taken a hit." [12][13] Two weeks after the incident, Lim apologised again online through yet another Instagram post, which garnered more than 8000 likes.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

  • 2007: Oh! Squints
  • 2011: The Ultimate Winner
  • 2011: Homecoming
  • 2012: Rough Mix
  • 2013: Judgment Day
  • 2013: Oh! Squints II
  • 2016: 100 Yards

Television (Channel 8 & U)[edit]

Year Drama Role Notes
2017 Generation Z
Z时代
The Lead
第一主角
Lin Meizhen
林美真
  • Pairs up with Shaun Chen
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2016 Hero
大英雄
Herself
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
You Can Be An Angel 2
你也可以是天使2
Guan Xinni
关馨霓
  • Pairs up with Bryan Wong
  • 1/4 of the Female Lead 四大女主角之一
The Dream Job
绝世好工
Jiang Xinya
江欣雅
  • Pairs up with Shaun Chen
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角]
The Truth Seekers
真探
Huang Yuyang
黄渝阳
  • Pairs up with Desmond Tan
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
2015 Sealed With A Kiss
吻我吧, 住家男
Du Junning
杜均宁
  • Pairs up with Elvin Ng
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
The Journey: Our Homeland
信约: 我们的家园
Wan Feifei
万菲菲
  • Pairs up with Romeo Tan
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
Love?
限量爱情
Rebecca Hong
洪凯玲
  • Pairs up with Tay Ping Hui
  • Unit Female Lead 单元女主角
Second Chance
流氓律师
Zhang Xiaoxian
张小娴
  • Pairs up with Desmond Tan
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
You Can Be An Angel Too
你也可以是天使
Guan Xinni
关馨霓
  • Pairs up with Bryan Wong
  • 1/4 of the Female Lead 四大女主角之一
2014 Yes We Can!
我们一定行!
Zhang Xueqin
张雪芹
  • Pairs up with Romeo Tan
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
2013 Sudden
骤变
Guo Weiqian
郭玮茜
Huang Yixin
黄逸欣
  • Special Appearance 特别主演
  • Pairs up with Yuan Shuai
  • Villain of the series
The Dream Makers
志在四方
Lisa Xiao
萧丽霞
  • Pairs up with Shaun Chen
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Start-Up!
创!
Yin Xuan
殷萱
  • Pairs up with Tay Ping Hui
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
2012 Poetic Justice
微笑正义
Feng Luoling
冯洛凌
  • Pairs up with Dai Yangtian
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
Unriddle 2
最火搭档2
Gao Jieyu
高婕妤
  • 3rd Female Lead 第三女主角
  • Main Villain of the series
Absolutely Charming
糊里糊涂爱上它
Song Xinmei
宋心玫
  • Sibling with Elvin Ng
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2011 Love Thy Neighbour
四个门牌一个梦
Bai Yufang
  • Supporting Role 女配角
C.L.I.F.
警徽天职
(Moon) Liu Yuemei
刘月美
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Secrets For Sale
拍卖
Lin Yawen
林雅文
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Secret Garden
秘密花园
Xu Xiaoli
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Prosperity
喜事年年
Janice Tian
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2010 Breakout
破天网
Su Ying
素英
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
No Limits
泳闯琴关
Xu Jiayi
许嘉宜
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2009 The Will
一切从遗嘱开始
Huang Ying
Mr & Mrs Kok
神探妙夫妻
2008 Crime Busters x 2
叮当神探
Hu Huadie/Cai Die
胡花蝶/彩蝶
The Defining Moment
沸腾冰点
Xiao Ning
  • Supporting Role 女配角
The Truth
谜图
Chen Shufen
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
2007 Closet Affairs 2 In
女皇 2
Co-Host
Honour and Passion
宝家卫国
May
Mars vs Venus
幸福双人床
  • Supporting Role 女配角
My Dear Kins
亲本家人
2006 Family Matters
法庭俏佳人
Luo Manshi
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Love at 0 °C
爱情零度C
  • Supporting Role 女配角

Television (Channel 5)[edit]

Year Drama Role Notes
2015 Mata Mata: A New Generation Margaret Chin Cameo in Episode 2
2014 Mata Mata: A New Era Margaret Chin
Code of Law 2 Wendy Lim
2013 TesTube 3 – Umbrella Tales Episode 2
2012 Code of Law Wendy Lim Cameo in Episode 10
Everyday Heroes Host
2011 Perfect Deception Jessica Lee Filmed in 2006
The Pupil II Wendy Lim
2010 Fighting Spiders Season 2 Susie Woon
The Pupil Wendy Lim Won for Best Actress at 15th Asian Television Awards
2009 Fighting Spiders Susie Woon Won for Actress of the Year at ELLE Awards 2010
2008 Calefare Charleline(?) Episode 9
En Bloc ranee
2007 Life Story – Elizabeth Choy Elizabeth Choy
Stories of Love – Bride Out of Order

Web/Mini Drama[edit]

Year Drama Role Notes
2014 Youthful Aspirations 细水长流 Lin Yi An 林以安 1-Episode Musical Drama on Channel 8
2012 Of Love And Hidden Charms Christel Xinmsn Drama
The Ups and Downs of Ms Chan Poh Geok Ms Chan Poh Geok

Accolades[edit]

Asian Television Awards[edit]

The Asian Television Awards is organized by Television Asia Plus magazine.

Asian Television Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result
2014 Best Supporting Actress The Dream Makers Nominated
2010 Best Actress in a Leading Role The Pupil Won

Seoul International Drama Awards[edit]

Seoul International Drama Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result
2016 Asian Star Award The Journey: Our Homeland Won

Star Awards[edit]

The Star Awards are presented by Mediacorp.

Star Awards – Acting Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result
2017 Best Actress You Can Be An Angel 2 Nominated
2016 Best Actress Sealed With A Kiss Nominated
2015 Best Actress Yes We Can! Won
2014 Best Actress Sudden Nominated
2014 Best Supporting Actress The Dream Makers Won
2013 Best Actress Unriddle 2 Nominated
Star Awards – Popularity Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result
2017 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 8
2017 Best Dressed Award N/A Nominated
2016 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
2015 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
2015 Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (China) Nominated
2015 Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (Indonesia) Nominated
2015 Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (Cambodia) Nominated
2015 Favourite Female Character Yes We Can! Nominated
2015 Favourite Onscreen Couple with Romeo Tan Yes We Can! Nominated
2015 London Choco Roll Happiness Award Yes We Can! Won
2014 Asian Skin Solution Award N/A Won
2014 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
2014 Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (China) Nominated
2014 Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (Indonesia) Nominated
2014 Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (Malaysia) Nominated
2014 Favourite Female Character Sudden Nominated
2013 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
2013 Favourite Female Character Poetic Justice Nominated
2012 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10

PPCTV Mediacorp Awards[edit]

The PPCTV Mediacorp Awards is organized by Phnom Penh Cable Television (PPCTV).

PPCTV Mediacorp Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result
2015 Favourite Female Character (Cambodia) Sudden Nominated
2015 Favourite Supporting Actress (Cambodia) The Dream Makers Won
2015 Favourite Lead Actress (Cambodia) Sudden Nominated

Miscellaneous[edit]

Miscellaneous
Year Awards Nominated work Result
2014 The New Paper Flame Awards 2014, Babe of the Year N/A Won
2011 The New Paper Flame Awards 2011, Babe of the Year N/A Won
2010 ELLE Awards 2010, Actress of the Year Fighting Spiders Won

Television commercial[edit]

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