Shaun Chen

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Shaun Chen
Born (1978-11-03) 3 November 1978 (age 42)
NationalityMalaysian
OccupationActor, model, host, businessman, badminton player
Years active2003 – present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2009; div. 2011)

Celine Chin
(m. 2015)
Children2
AwardsStar Awards 2015 : Best Actor & Rocket Star Awards 2015, Star Awards 2018 - Star Awards 2021  : Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese陳泓宇
Simplified Chinese陈泓宇

Shaun Chen (Chinese: 陳泓宇; born 3 November 1978) is a Malaysian actor and former national badminton player who is based in Singapore. He started as a host for the variety show City Beat alongside Sharon Au, Jeff Wang and Fiona Xie. In 2003, he made his debut acting in True Heroes and Holland V.[1] He received his first award, the Rocket Award, at the Star Awards 2015. He starred as the lead character in both Blessings and The Journey: Tumultuous Times. He won the Best Actor award for The Journey: Tumultuous Times and was voted in the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes list at the Star Awards 2015.[2][3][4]

Career[edit]

Prior to coming to Singapore, Chen was a spectacles dealer and model in Malaysia and appeared on billboards for Maxis.[5]

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.

In 2011, Chen starred in the top-rated drama serial Love Thy Neighbour. In 2015, Chen won the Best Actor award on his second nomination in the Star Awards 2015 ceremony for his role in The Journey: Tumultuous Times. 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, Michelle Chia, in May 2009.[6] The couple confirmed their divorce on 27 April 2011 but insist they still remain friends.[7][8]

In July 2015, Chen married his Malaysian girlfriend, Celine Chin. His relationship with Chin was not revealed until October 2015, when he announced that they were going to have a baby.[9][10] They have two daughters together, Nellie and Neia.

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Work Role Network Notes
2021 Leave No Soul Behind 21点灵 Gao Zichen 高梓辰 Mediacorp Channel 8
2020 Recipe Of Life 味之道 Qian Ruofeng 钱若凤
2019 After The Stars 攻星计 Zhang Guoyu 张国瑜
While You Were Away 一切从昏睡开始 He Zi Jun 何子骏
Hello From The Other Side 阴错阳差 Niu Junyang 牛俊阳
2018 Blessings 2 祖先保佑 2 Lian Xuegeng 连学庚
2017 My Friends From Afar 知星人 Yang Tiansheng 杨天生
My Alien Girlfriend 我的知星女友 Toggle
The Lead 第一主角 Xie Guanghui 谢光辉 Mediacorp Channel 8
2016 Hero 大英雄 Zhou Fada 周发达
The Dream Job 绝世好工 Li Junfeng 李俊风
2015 The Journey: Our Homeland 信约: 我们的家园 Zhang Jia 张佳
2014 The Journey: Tumultuous Times 信约: 动荡的年代 Hu Jia/ Zhang Jia 胡佳/ 张佳
Blessings 祖先保佑 Lian Wending 连文鼎
2013 The Dream Makers 志在四方 Du Zhanpeng 杜展鹏
2012 Justice in the City 庭外和解 Qiu Jianzhi 邱健志
Beyond X元素 Qiu Hanxiang 丘汉祥
Game Plan 千方百计 Zeng Junwei 曾骏纬
2011 Kampong Ties 甘榜情 Wang Lihai 王李嗨 Mediacorp Channel 8

NTV7

Love Thy Neighbour 四个门牌一个梦 Ye Meng 叶蒙 Mediacorp Channel 8
The Seeds of Life 漁米人家 Luo Shicong 罗世聪 Mediacorp Channel 8

NTV7

2010 Unriddle 最火搭档 Luo Zhongxiao 罗衷晓 Mediacorp Channel 8
Happy Family 过好年 Chen Haojie 陈浩杰
2009 Your Hand in Mine 想握你的手 Li Liqin 李立勤
The Dream Catchers 未来不是梦 Jiang Chengfeng 江乘风
2008 Crime Busters x 2 叮当神探 Jiang Zaixi 姜在熙
La Femme 绝对佳人 Liang Xingxiong 梁兴雄
The Truth 谜图 Alex Su
2007 Live Again 天堂鸟 Du Xiangyi 度祥仪
Fallen Angel 天使的烙印 Ye Ziyang 叶子样
Switched! 幸运星 Qin Shixuan 秦世轩
Making Miracles 奇迹 Kelvin
Let It Shine 萤火虫的梦 Ma Zikang 马子康
2006 The Beginning 原点 Fang Yucheng 方宇诚 Mediacorp Channel 8

NTV7

C.I.D 刑警2人组 Lin Chenghui 林成辉 Mediacorp Channel 8
2005 Love Concierge 爱的掌门人
Yummy Yummy 吴世龙 TVB
Heartlanders IV James MediaCorp Channel 5
2003 Always on My Mind 无炎的爱 Mediacorp Channel 8
Holland V 荷兰村 Yu Hongzhi 余宏志
True Heroes 真心英雄 Zhang Hanliang 张汉良

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2021 Daddy Day Camp Niu Haoyi 牛豪义
2018 Oh! Squints III Zhang Qing Jia 张清佳

Discography[edit]

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

Awards and nominations[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
2021 26th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kampung boy Shaun Chen finally makes good in Singapore". The Straits Times. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  2. ^ Han, Wei Chou (20 April 2015). "Jeanette Aw wins big at Star Awards 2015 Show". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Shaun Chen, Rebecca Lim win Best Actor, Actress at Star Awards 2015". Channel NewsAsia. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  4. ^ Seah, May (6 June 2015). "Shaun Chen: Man of the moment". Today. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  5. ^ "It's now or never". Today Online. 9 October 2012.[permanent dead link]
  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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