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|Chinese name||瑞恩 (simplified)|
Lu Rui En
29 January 1981 |
|Other name(s)||芮恩 (stage name in Taiwan)|
|Label(s)||Hype Records (2002–present)
Alfa Music (2002–2004)
Lu Rui En (born 29 January 1981), better known by her stage name Rui En (瑞恩), is a Singaporean actress and singer.
Rui En was talent-spotted after appearing in a SingTel hi!Card commercial as the "running girl" in 2001. She was offered a contract by Artiste Networks, a section of Hype Records. In 2002, Rui En debuted her acting career with her first drama, No Problem!. In late 2002, Rui En launched her music career in Taiwan, with the album Rui ∑n vol. 01, distributed by Alfa Music. Rui En released her second album in Singapore under Hype Records, titled United Nations, in late 2008.
Rui En first won the 'Best Actress Award' at the Singapore Star Awards 2011 with her role as a young widow in With You, the highest-rated Singapore drama in year 2010. Rui En was awarded the 'Best Actress in Leading Role' at the Asian Television Awards 2012, for her role as a tough cop in crime drama Unriddle 2. She went on to win her third acting award in the following year at the Star Awards 2013 for the same role in Unriddle 2, earning her second 'Best Actress Award' at Star Awards.
- 1 Life and career
- 2 Controversies
- 3 Community work
- 4 Discography
- 5 Filmography
- 6 Accolades
- 7 References
Life and career
Rui En studied at Singapore Chinese Girls' School for both her primary and secondary education. She took up ballet as a co-curricular activity in Primary Five but gave up in Secondary One, citing the pressure of coming from a wrong socio-economic class as the reason. She then joined the choir in Secondary Three and Four.
She completed her A Levels at the pre-tertiary education in Raffles Junior College, in which she won the championship in National Schools’ Hockey Tournament. Despite claiming to be her Chinese teacher's worst nightmare because she was never good in her Chinese, Rui En penned all the lyrics to her second Chinese album, titled United Nations.
Rui En graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Business in 2004, specialising in Banking and Finance. In 2007, Rui En was presented with the "Nanyang Outstanding Young People Award" by her alma mater Nanyang Technological University.
In December 2001, Rui En did an interview with The Straits Times. She confessed that she used to smoke and drink occasionally, and how she grew up feeling weird as the only child in her broken family. Her parents subsequently divorced when she was seventeen.
Rui En ventured into Taiwan in 2002 with the stage name 芮恩 (pinyin: Ruì'ēn). She made her first appearance as the female lead in label mate Jay Chou's music video for "Secret Code" and went on to co-endorse Panasonic GD68 with him. Rui En subsequently released her debut regional Chinese album, Rui ∑n vol. 01, in the same year under the co-production of Hype Records and Alfa Music. Chou composed the song "White Feather" for her debut album, Rui ∑n vol. 01' .
Rui En was nominated as the Best Local Singer in the Singapore Hits Awards 2003 and was selected alongside Taufik Batisah to perform both the English and Mandarin versions of the 2005 National Day Parade's theme song – "Reach Out for the Skies".
After a six years' break, Rui En released her second Chinese album in late 2008 under Hype Records, titled United Nations. This album was only released in Singapore, with all lyrics penned by Rui En herself. Since then, she resumed the use of her original name, 瑞恩 (pinyin: Ruì'ēn). In April 2009, Rui En was invited to perform at Singapore Day 2009 at London's Hampton Court Palace, a yearly event organised by the Overseas Singaporean Unit in the Prime Minister's Office to engage overseas Singaporeans.
Rui En landed her first leading role in 2005, with A Promise for Tomorrow. In the following year, she was identified as one of the most promising young actresses in the Singapore Entertainment Industry by local entertainment magazine I-Weekly and was hence labelled as one of the Seven Princesses of Mediacorp.
Since 2005, Rui En has garnered ten consecutive 'Top Ten Most Popular Female Artiste' award at the Star Awards.
She has an official fan club called RBKD.
In the year 2009's televised countdown event organised by Channel 8, Rui En won one of the eight 'Top 8 Likable Female Lead Characters' awards with her only production that year as Zhang Yu Hang in By My Side.
In Star Awards 2010, Rui En's role as Zhang Luoyun (My School Daze emerge as the 'Top 10 Favourite Female Characters' while her other role, Lin Jiaqi (The Dream Catchers), emerge as the 'Top 5 Favourite Female Characters'.
Channel NewsAsia has produced a three-part docudrama starring Rui En as pioneer painter Georgette Chen. The English-language series, which was also adapted into Mandarin, aired on Channel NewsAsia, MediaCorp Channel 5 and MediaCorp Channel 8 in April 2015.
She also participated in 2015's The Dream Makers 2 as Fang Tong Lin.
In 2016 Star Awards, Rui En received the "All-Time Favourite Artist" award.
In March 2008, Rui En was involved in a high-profile rejection of the role as an ambitious businesswoman struggling with mental illness in The Defining Moment, which subsequently went to Fann Wong instead. She was reported to have rejected the role due to a rape scene in the script. Rui En is known to be firm on her stance against intimate, revealing or kissing scenes and has been criticised by some as unprofessional. She is reported to have been blacklisted by some producers after this role-rejection incident.
2016 traffic violations
On 13 April 2016, Rui En was involved in a car accident when she was driving into a carpark near her home. Her BMW knocked over a stationary motorcycle in the carpark. On April 14 it was reported that Rui En was assisting the police with investigations into the accident She subsequently apologised and responded with an official statement regarding the accident. The owner of the motorcycle accepted Rui En's apology through Wanbao on April 15.
She has also volunteered for several children welfare organizations. Notably, in 2016, she volunteered her services together with her fan club to commemorate their 9th year anniversary.
Her fanclub, RBKD does regular volunteering service to the elderly, Chinese New Year, being one of the occasions.
|Rui En discography|
- Morning Express VI 阳光系列6 (2003)
- This compilation album consists of Rui En's The Way To Be Happy 快乐方式 (Track 3) and Test 考验 (Track 9). The songs were released under Rui En's birth name – 卢瑞恩 (Lú Ruì'ēn).
- Celebrating 25 Years of Chinese Drama Collector's Edition 戏剧情牵25 (2007)
- This album is a Collector's Edition composed of memorable theme songs spanning across the Singapore Chinese Drama's Twenty-Five years' History. Tracks from Rui En include a remix version of "The Way To Be Happy 快乐方式" and "Unfreeze 解冻". The songs were released under Rui En's stage name – 芮恩 (Ruì'ēn).
- This is the theme song for The Community Chest of Singapore and there are English and Mandarin versions to this song. The songs were released in the form of a Single.
- Reach Out for the Skies (2005)
- This is the theme song for National Day Parade, 2005 and there are English and Mandarin versions to this song. Music videos were produced for both versions.
- A remix version of the theme song for The Community Chest of Singapore, the Mandarin track was first performed on televised charity show, TrueHearts Show 2009. The EP released in November 2009 consisted of the original tracks and the remixes in both English and Mandarin. This graphic artwork for this single was designed by Rui En's fan club, RBKD, on behalf of The Community Chest of Singapore.
- Sky's The Limit
- A single by Taufik Batisah featuring Rui En.
- 麻木 (2013)
- A single by Rui En.
Drama theme songs
- Beautiful Connection – "The Way To Be Happy 快乐方式 "(2002)
- This song was nominated as Best Drama Theme Song in Star Awards 2002 and was first released in Morning Express VI. A remix version was released in Celebrating 25 Years of Chinese Drama Collector's Edition.
- No Problem! – "Test 考验" (2003)
- This is an insert song released in Morning Express VI.
- Love at 0 °C – "Unfreeze 解冻" (2006)
- This was Rui En's first set of self-penned lyrics published and also her first and only theme song for the drama she is starring in. This song is released in Celebrating 25 Years of Chinese Drama Collecter's Edition.
- By My Side – "Slow Dance 慢舞" (2008)
- This is an insert song found in Rui En's United Nations.
|2017||Have a Little Faith
|If Only I Could
|2015||The Dream Makers II
|The Journey: Our Homeland
|Life Is Beautiful
|2014||Against The Tide
|The Dream Makers
|Joys of Life
|2011||On the Fringe 2011
|Code of Honour
|A Tale of 2 Cities
|Zhang Ya Le
|2009||My School Daze
|The Dream Catchers
|2008||By My Side
|Honour and Passion
|2006||Love at 0°C
|2005||A Promise for Tomorrow
|Beyond The aXis of Truth II
|You Are the One
Other notable TV programs
|2003||Gotcha I||Variety show||Channel 5||Co-Host: Kui Jien|
|Chemistry||Drama||Channel 5||Role: Rachel|
|A Toast of Love||Sitcom||Channel 8||Role: Angela|
|2004||Achar! II||Sitcom||Channel 5||Role: Stephanie
Pairs up with Jas Arora
|2005||High on Life||Drama||Channel 5||Special Appearance|
|2008||Sense of Home:
Kampung Kid (Cambodia)
|Telemovie||Channel 5||Role: Caroline|
|2010||Lodge With Me: Hokkaido||Travelogue||Channel 8||Host|
|2014||The Joy Truck 2||Variety Show||Channel 8||Guest
Teams up with Pornsak and Chen Liping
|2015||The World of Georgette Chen||Three-part Documentary Drama||Channel NewsAsia||Georgette Chen|
Asian Television Awards
The Asian Television Awards is organized by Television Asia Plus magazine.
|Asian Television Awards|
|2014||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Sudden||Nominated|
|2012||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Unriddle 2||Won|
|Star Awards – Performance Awards|
|2017||Best Actress||If Only I Could||Nominated|
|2016||Best Actress||The Dream Makers II||Nominated|
|2015||Best Actress||Against The Tide||Nominated|
|2014||Best Actress||The Dream Makers||Nominated|
|2013||Best Actress||Unriddle 2||Won|
|2012||Best Actress||A Tale Of Two Cities||Nominated|
|2011||Best Actress||With You||Won|
|2002||Best Theme Song||Beautiful Connection||Nominated|
|Star Awards – Popularity Awards|
|2016||最i明星风范女艺人 / iWeekly Most Stylish Award||Won|
|2016||Toggle Most Beloved BFF Award||with Dennis Chew||Won|
|2016||Favourite Female Character||The Dream Makers II||Nominated|
|2016||Favourite Onscreen Couple||The Dream Makers II with Qi Yuwu||Nominated|
|2016||Favourite Onscreen Couple||The Journey: Our Homeland with Shaun Chen||Nominated|
|2016||All-Time Favourite Artiste Award||Won|
|2015||Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||Won|
|2015||Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (China)||Nominated|
|2015||Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (Indonesia)||Nominated|
|2015||Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (Malaysia)||Nominated|
|2015||Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (Cambodia)||Nominated|
|2015||Favourite On-Screen Couple||C.L.I.F. 3 with Li Nanxing||Nominated|
|2015||Favourite Female Character||Against The Tide||Nominated|
|2014||Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste||Won|
|2014||Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (China)||Nominated|
|2014||Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (Indonesia)||Won|
|2014||Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (Malaysia)||Won|
|2014||Most Popular Regional Artiste Award (Cambodia)||Nominated|
|2014||Favourite Onscreen Couple||The Dream Makers with Qi Yuwu||Nominated|
|2014||Favourite Onscreen Couple||Sudden with Romeo Tan||Nominated|
|2014||Favourite Onscreen Couple||C.L.I.F. 2 with Li Nanxing||Nominated|
|2014||Favourite Female Character||The Dream Makers||Nominated|
|2013||最i明星风范女艺人 / iWeekly Most Stylish Award||Won|
|2013||Star Awards 2013, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||Won|
|2013||Star Awards 2013, Favourite On-screen Couple||Joys of Life with Alien Huang||Nominated|
|2013||Star Awards 2013, Favourite On-screen Couple||Unriddle 2 with Elvin Ng||Won|
|2013||Star Awards 2013, Favourite Female Character||Poetic Justice||Won|
|2012||Star Awards 2012, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||Won|
|2012||Star Awards 2012, Favourite On-screen Couple||The In-Laws with Pierre Png||Nominated|
|2012||Star Awards 2012, Favourite On-screen Couple||Code of Honour with Elvin Ng||Won|
|2012||Star Awards 2012, Favourite Female Character||A Tale Of 2 Cities||Won|
|2011||Star Awards 2011, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||Won|
|2011||Star Awards 2011, Favourite Female Character||Happy Family||Won|
|2011||Star Awards 2011, Favourite On-screen Couple||With You with Chen Hanwei||Nominated|
|2011||Systema Most Charming Smile Award||Nominated|
|2010||Star Awards 2010, Favourite Female Character||My School Daze||Nominated|
|2010||Star Awards 2010, Favourite Female Character||The Dream Catchers||Nominated|
|2010||Star Awards 2010, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||Won|
|2009||Star Awards 2009, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||Won|
|2007||Star Awards 2007, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||Won|
|2006||Star Awards 2006, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||Won|
|2005||Star Awards 2005, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||Won|
|2004||Star Awards 2004, Most Popular Newcomer||Nominated|
PPCTV Mediacorp Awards
The PPCTV Mediacorp Awards is organized by Phnom Penh Cable Television (PPCTV).
|PPCTV Mediacorp Awards|
|2015||PPCTV Mediacorp Awards, Favorite Female TV Character||The Dream Makers||Nominated|
|2015||PPCTV Mediacorp Awards, Favorite On Screen Couple||Sudden with Romeo Tan||Nominated|
|2015||PPCTV Mediacorp Awards, Favorite Lead Actress||The Dream Makers||Nominated|
|2015||Me Club Singapore, Most Memorable Female Character||The Dream Makers||Nominated|
|2014||Singapore Entertainment Awards, Most Popular Local TV Actor||NA||Nominated|
|2013||Singapore Entertainment Awards, Most Popular Local TV Actor||N/A||Nominated|
|2012||The Flame Awards 2012, Babe of the Year||N/A||Won|
|2012||ELLE Awards, Actress of the Year||N/A||Won|
|2012||Singapore Entertainment Awards, Most Popular Local TV Actor||N/A||Won|
|2011||Singapore Entertainment Awards, Most Popular Local TV Actor||N/A||Won|
|2011||midea Youth Choice Awards, Hottest Female Personality I Wanna Date||N/A||Nominated|
|2010||Singapore Entertainment Awards, Most Popular Local TV Actress||N/A||Won|
|2008||The Flame Awards 2008, Babe of the Year||N/A||Won|
|2008||Channel 8 Countdown Party, Top 8 Likable Female Lead Characters||By My Side||Won|
|2007||Nanyang Alumni Awards, Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award||N/A||Won|
|2005||The Flame Awards, Incredible Shrinking Woman||N/A||Nominated|
|2005||8 Days Readers' Choice, Favourite Feisty Girl||N/A||Won|
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