Shawn Lee (actor)

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Shawn Lee
Chinese name 李創銳 (traditional)
Chinese name 李创锐 (simplified)
Pinyin Li Chuàngruì (Mandarin)
Born (1990-02-11) 11 February 1990 (age 27)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–2012

Shawn Lee (simplified Chinese: 李创锐; traditional Chinese: 李創銳; pinyin: Li Chuàngruì) (born February 11, 1990), born Lee Chuang Rui, is a Singaporean actor. He first came into prominence for his award-winning performance alongside his friend and co-star Joshua Ang in the box office hit I Not Stupid.[1]

Background and career[edit]

Lee was one of four child actors who successfully auditioned for the child lead roles in Jack Neo's hit film I Not Stupid.[2] His performance in the sitcom adaptation earned him a nomination for the Best Young Talent award, which he won, along with co-stars Joshua Ang and Eric Huang at the 2002 Star Awards.[3] He would go on to star alongside them in three more of Neo's films. He filmed his last movie in 2007 before leaving the industry to concentrate on his A Levels.[4] He made a brief return to acting in Neo's new film We Not Naughty, which was released in conjunction with Chinese New Year 2012 and features former I Not Stupid co-stars Joshua Ang and Xiang Yun.[5][6]



Year Movie Role
2012 We Not Naughty 孩子不坏 Chen Weijie
2007 Colour Of Hope 再见阳光[7] Orange Light/Liu Chengguang
2007 Kinta 1881 Forerst
2006 I Not Stupid Too 小孩不笨2 Tom Yeo 杨学谦
2003 Homerun 跑吧!孩子 Chew Kiat Kun 周杰坤
2002 I Not Stupid 小孩不笨 Liu Kok Pin 刘国彬


Year Movie Role Notes
2006 I Not Stupid Too Tom Yeo
2002 I Not Stupid Liu Kok Pin Won - Young Talent Award, Star Awards 2002
2001 Beyond the Axis of Truth Chen Xueming (younger)

Personal life[edit]

Lee studied at Bukit Panjang Government High School and subsequently completed his A Levels at Anglo-Chinese Junior College.[4][8][9] An avid basketball player, he completed his national service in 2010 as a clerk due to an injury sustained during a match and is currently studying business at the National University of Singapore.[6]

Lee presented the Young Talents Award during the Star Awards with former co-star Megan Zheng at the Star Awards 2011.[10]


  1. ^ "Star Awards Hall of Fame 2002". 
  2. ^ "I Not Stupid cast". 
  3. ^ "Star Awards Hall of Fame". 18 February 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "I'm Not Stupid, really". AsiaOne. 9 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Naughty is Next". 29 August 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Show Boys to Men" (PDF). The New Paper (courtesy of 17 August 2011. pp. 22–23. 
  7. ^ "We're Kids No More". 
  8. ^ "'A'-Level students perform better in 2008 than in 2007". Channel News Asia. 6 March 2009. 
  9. ^ "ACJC 2008 A Levels". Archived from the original on March 9, 2009. 
  10. ^ Shawn Lee and Megan Tay at the Star Awards 2011

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