Shaun Chen

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Shaun Chen
Born
Shaun Chen (陈泓宇)

(1978-11-03) November 3, 1978 (age 40)
Penang, Malaysia
OccupationActor, model
Years active2003 – present
Agent
Spouse(s)Celine Chin
Partner(s)Michelle Chia (2009 - 2011)
Children2 - Nellie Chen 陈歆蒽 & Neia Chen 陈歆霓
AwardsStar Awards 2015 : Best Actor & Rocket Star Awards 2015, Star Awards 2018 & Star Awards 2019 : Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese陳泓宇
Simplified Chinese陈泓宇
Musical career
Also known asTey Kim Soon
OriginMalaysia

Shaun Chen (Chinese: 陳泓宇; pinyin: Chén Hóngyǔ, born Tey Kim Soon, 3 November 1978) is a Chinese actor, who is based in Singapore. Chen is most notable for starring in the long-running drama series Holland V and for playing villains in several drama series. He received his first award, the Rocket Award, at the Star Awards 2015 Show 1, for being the most improved artiste in 2014. He starred as the lead character in both Blessings and The Journey: Tumultuous Times. He further clinched the Best Actor award for The Journey: Tumultuous Times and was voted into the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes list at the Star Awards 2015 Show 2.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

Prior to coming to Singapore, Chen was a former spectacles dealer and model in Malaysia and used to be the face on billboards for Maxis, Malaysia's largest telecom operator.[4] His endorsements include Silky For Men.

Chen first joined Mediacorp in 2002 where he filmed three drama series before leaving to join MediaWorks in early 2004. In mid-2005 when the two companies merged, Chen returned to MediaCorp as a full-time artiste, enjoying moderate success. Early in his career Chen was known for playing villains and earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination in the Star Awards 2006 for his role in CID.

Chen was then nominated for the Best Actor award and was in the running for the Top Ten Most Popular Male Artistes in the Star Awards 2011 ceremony but did not win. [5]

In 2011, Chen starred in the top-rated drama serial Love Thy Neighbour, alongside Hong Kong veteran actor Ha Yu and Felicia Chin.

In 2015, Chen won the Best Actor award on his second nomination in the Star Awards 2015 ceremony for his role as a kindhearted gangster in blockbuster drama The Journey: Tumultuous Times. He also picked up his first Top Ten Most Popular Male Artistes award in the same ceremony.

In Star Awards 2018 , he was nominated for Best Actor for the drama , My Friends From Afar

Personal life[edit]

Chen married his girlfriend of 6 years, fellow MediaCorp artiste Michelle Chia in May 2009.[6] Their wedding was televised live on MediaCorp Channel 8 and hosted by colleagues Guo Liang, Lee Teng and Pornsak. Fellow locally based Malaysian actors and good friends Zzen Zhang and Zhang Yaodong were his best men.

In a joint statement released by both Michelle Chia and Shaun Chen expressed that they are currently filing for divorce and requested for some space and privacy. They also wished for each other to be "healthy and happy". The couple confirmed their divorce on 27 April 2011 but insist they still remain friends. At Star Awards 2011 Show 2, the couple refuted rumours and insisted that there weren't any problems in their marriage. Married for two years, their relationship reportedly took a turn for the worse in October 2010 and subsequently became talk of the town when Michelle rejected a hosting gig for a wedding-themed variety programme.[7][8]

In 2015, it was revealed that Chen married his Malaysian girlfriend, Celine in July, and they are expecting a daughter due in December.[9][10] She was born on 5 December in Alor Star and her name is Nellie Chen Xin En 陈歆蒽. On 25 July 2017, he had a second daughter born named Neia Chen 陈歆霓.

Filmography[edit]

Year Work Role Notes
2019 Fly By Night
While You Were Away
一切从昏睡开始
  • Pairs up with Yvonne Lim
  • 1st Male Lead 第一男主角
Hello From The Other Side
阴错阳差
Niu Junyang
牛俊阳
  • Pairs up with Rui En
  • 1st Male Lead 第一男主角
2018 Blessings 2
祖先保佑 2
Lian Xuegeng
连学庚
  • Pairs up with Paige Chua
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
  • First dual role
2017 My Friends From Afar
知星人
Yang Tiansheng
杨天生
  • Pairs up with Carrie Wong
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
My Alien Girlfriend
我的知星女友
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
  • Toggle Original Series
The Lead
第一主角
Xie Guanghui
谢光辉
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
2016 Hero
大英雄
Zhou Fada
周发达
  • Pairs up with Jesseca Liu
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
The Dream Job
绝世好工
Li Junfeng
李俊风
  • Pairs up with Rebecca Lim
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
2015 The Journey: Our Homeland
信约 : 我们的家园
Zhang Jia
张佳
  • Pairs up with Rui En
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
2014 The Journey: Tumultuous Times
信约:动荡的年代
Hu Jia/ Zhang Jia
胡佳/ 张佳
  • Pairs up with Jeanette Aw
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
Blessings
祖先保佑
Lian Wending
连文鼎
  • Pairs up with Jesseca Liu
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
2013 The Dream Makers
志在四方
Du Zhanpeng
杜展鹏
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2012 Justice in the City
庭外和解
Qiu Jianzhi
邱健志
  • Pairs up with Tong Bingyu
  • 1st Male Lead 第一男主角
  • Malaysian Production
Beyond
X元素
Qiu Hanxiang
丘汉祥
  • Siblings with Sora Ma
  • 3rd Male Lead 第三男主角
Game Plan
千方百计
Zeng Junwei
曾骏纬
  • Pairs up with Tong Bingyu
  • 2nd Male Lead 第二男主角
2011 Kampong Ties
甘榜情
Wang Lihai
王李嗨
  • Pairs up with Yvonne Lim
  • 2nd Male Lead 第二男主角
  • Malaysian Production
Love Thy Neighbour
四个门牌一个梦
Ye Meng
叶蒙
The Seeds of Life
漁米人家
Luo Shicong
罗世聪
  • 2nd Male Lead 第二男主角
  • Malaysian Production
2010 Unriddle
最火搭档
Luo Zhongxiao
罗衷晓
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Happy Family
过好年
Chen Haojie
陈浩杰
  • Pairs up with Ya Hui
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2009 Your Hand in Mine
想握你的手
Li Liqin
李立勤
  • Pairs up with Yvonne Lim
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
  • 180 episodes long form drama
The Dream Catchers
未来不是梦
Jiang Chengfeng
江乘风
  • 2nd Male Lead 第二男主角
2008 Crime Busters x 2
叮当神探
Jiang Zaixi
姜在熙
  • 2nd Male Lead 第二男主角
La Femme
绝对佳人
Liang Xingxiong
梁兴雄
The Truth
谜图
Alex Su
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
2007 Live Again
天堂鸟
Du Xiangyi
度祥仪
Fallen Angel
天使的烙印
Ye Ziyang
叶子样
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
Switched!
幸运星
Qin Shixuan
秦世轩
  • 2nd Male Lead 第二男主角
Making Miracles
奇迹
Kelvin
  • 2nd Male Lead 第二男主角
2006 Let It Shine
萤火虫的梦
Ma Zikang
马子康
The Beginning
原点
Fang Yucheng
方宇诚
  • Pairs up with Stella Chung
  • 2nd Male Lead 第二男主角
  • Malaysia-Singapore Co-production
C.I.D
刑警2人组
Lin Chenghui
林成辉
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2005 Love Concierge
爱的掌门人
Yummy Yummy 吴世龙
  • Singapore-Hong Kong co-production
Heartlanders IV James
2003 Always on My Mind
无炎的爱
Holland V
荷兰村
Yu Hongzhi
余宏志
True Heroes
真心英雄
Zhang Hanliang
张汉良

Compilation album[edit]

Year English title Mandarin title
2017 MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 17 新传媒群星咕鸡咕鸡庆丰年
2018 MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 18 新传媒群星阿狗狗过好年

Accolades[edit]

The Star Awards are presented by Mediacorp.

Year Ceremony Category Nominated Work Result
2006 13th Star Awards Ceremony Best Supporting Actor C.I.D.
(as Li Chenghui)
Nominated
2007 14th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
2010 16th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
2011 17th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor Your Hand In Mine
(as Li Liqin)
Nominated
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
2014 20th Star Awards Ceremony Best Supporting Actor The Dream Makers
(as Du Zhanpeng)
Nominated
2015 PPCTV Awards Favorite Supporting Actor Nominated
21st Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor The Journey: Tumultuous Times
(as Zhang Jia/ Hu Jia)
Won
Rocket Award Won
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
London Choco Roll Happiness Award Blessings
(as Lian Wending)
Nominated
2016 22nd Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor The Journey: Our Homeland
(as Zhang Jia)
Nominated
Favourite Onscreen Couple (with Rui En) Nominated
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
2017 23rd Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor Hero
(as Zhou Fada)
Nominated
London Choco Roll Happiness Award Nominated
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
2018 24th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor My Friends From Afar
(as Yang Tiansheng)
Nominated
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2019 25th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actor Blessings 2
(as Lian Xuegeng)
Nominated
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Han, Wei Chou (20 April 2015). "Jeanette Aw wins big at Star Awards 2015 Show". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Shaun Chen, Rebecca Lim win Best Actor, Actress at Star Awards 2015". Channel NewsAsia. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  3. ^ Seah, May (6 June 2015). "Shaun Chen: Man of the moment". Today. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  4. ^ "It's now or never". Today Online. 9 October 2012.
  5. ^ "The Official Star Awards 红星大奖 2011 Nominations List is Here!". Bagua TV. Archived from the original on 1 July 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  6. ^ "MediaCorp artistes Shaun Chen, Michelle Chia marry". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  7. ^ "Michelle Chia and Shaun Chen announce divorce". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  8. ^ "Shaun Chen grapples with sorrow, six-pack abs and a new start". Channel News Asia. 26 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Channel 8 star Shaun Chen has quietly remarried and is welcoming a baby girl in December". The Straits Times. 25 October 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  10. ^ Goh, Joanna (25 October 2015). "Shaun Chen to welcome baby girl in December". Toggle. Retrieved 2 November 2015.

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