Vivian Lai

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Vivian Lai
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Vivian lai in 2007.
Background information
Chinese name 賴怡伶 (traditional)
Chinese name 赖怡伶 (simplified)
Pinyin Lài Yílíng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Laai6 Ji4 Ling4 (Cantonese)
Born (1976-12-18) 18 December 1976 (age 41)
Johor Bahru, Malaysia[1]
Occupation Actress, television host
Spouse(s) Alain Ong (m. 2001)
Children Vera Ong (daughter)
Ariel Ong (daughter)
Star Awards 2015 :
All-Time Favourite Artiste & Star Awards for YES 933 Best Speech
Star Awards 2001 - Star Awards 2014 :
Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes

Vivian Lai Yi-ling (born 18 December 1976) is a Malaysia-born[2] Singaporean actress & television host , who is contracted artiste under MediaCorp.

Life and career[edit]

Lai migrated to Singapore with her Taiwanese family when she was still a student. She joined Star Search Singapore 1999 and was the winner in the Singapore edition and the overall champion in the female contestants category.

Lai started out as an actress, making her debut in Knotty Liaisons, and won good reviews. She eventually diversified into hosting and has hosted various kinds of programmes ranging from food reviews to travelogues. In 2012, after numerous nominations, she won her first professional award, the Best Supporting Actress award, at the Star Awards 2012 for her role as a Chinese immigrant in Love Thy Neighbour.

At the Star Awards 2015, Lai received the All-Time Favourite Artiste , which is given to artiste who has received the Top 10 Most Popular Artiste award for 10 times. She received the award together with actress Jeanette Aw.

Lai is also the brand Ambassador for beverage brand Pokka (where her husband is CEO), Lion Kirei Kirei, Samsung Home Appliances, 3M Scotch Brite, Osim etc.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Lai is married to Alain Ong and the couple have two daughters, Vera and Ariel. Alain Ong is the CEO of Pokka Singapore, which Lai has been brand ambassador for multiple years. This has thus attracted its fair share of controversy, amid allegations of conflict of interest.


TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Knotty Liaisons
  • Supporting Cast
Adam's Company Elaine
  • Supporting Cast
Dare To Strike
  • Supporting Cast
2001 Looking For Stars Peggy
The Hotel
Three Women and A Half
  • Supporting Cast
2002 Bukit Ho Swee Wang Qing
  • Supporting Cast
Kopi-O II
  • Supporting Cast
The Unbeatables III Dong Mei Yao
  • Supporting Cast
2003 Holland V Mo Rou Rou
  • Supporting Cast
2004 Double Happiness Luo Jia Qian
  • Supporting Cast
Double Happiness II Luo Jia Qian
  • Supporting Cast
2005 Love at 0°C Liu Si Qi
  • Supporting Cast
2006 Time to Heal
  • Supporting Cast
2007 Live Again Jenny
  • Supporting Cast
Making Miracles Xu Xiu Yuan
  • Supporting Cast
The Homecoming Qian Yi
  • Supporting Cast
2008 Just in Singapore Jin Yan
  • Supporting Cast
Love Blossoms II Fan Fan
  • Supporting Cast
2011 Be Happy
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Love Thy Neighbour
Shan Shan
  • Pairs up with Dolgaus Koh
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2014 World at Your Feet
Mo Lihua
2015 Super Senior
Ivy Ji Shanzhong
  • Pairs up with Rayson Tan
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2016 The Queen
Zeng Jing
  • Pairs up with Daren Tan
  • 1/5 of the Female Lead 五大女主角之一


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Money No Enough 2 Yanyan, Baohuang's wife
2017 The Fortune Handbook Su Fu's wife

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Notes
2006 Property Classified
2007 On the Beat II
My Beautiful Life
Star Awards Post-Show Party
2008 The NTUC Show
Lunar New Year Eve Celebration
Dialect Delights
Bioskin Dreams Come True II
On the Beat III
Amuse Me
DIY My Home
2009 My House Husband's Journal
Amuse U
2010 You Are The Man
2011 Sizzling Woks 3
Ladies Nite
Home Makeover 2
2012 My Fair Ladies
Silver Carnival
Simply Exquisite
Dessert Time
2013 Say It!
2014 Eat and Be Merry
Black Rose 2
Style: Check-In 4 Guest Host
Say It! 2
Style: Check-In 5
Ladies Nite 3
2015 Hey Chef!
Hey Gorgeous 2015
The Successor
2016 Touch Screen Cuisine
What's In The Fridge?
2017 A Gift For Mum


Star Awards – Acting / Hosting Awards
Year Award Work Result
2000 Best Newcomer N/A Nominated
2004 Best Supporting Actress Double Happiness Nominated
2005 Double Happiness II Nominated
2012 Love Thy Neighbour Won
2014 Best Variety Show Host Finding U Nominated
Star Awards – Popularity Awards
Year Award Result
2001 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes Won
2003 Won
2004 Won
2007 Won
2009 Won
2010 Won
2011 Won
2012 Won
2013 Won
2014 Won
2015 All-Time Favourite Artiste Won
Star Awards for YES 933 Best Speech Won
Asian Skin Solutions Most Radiant Skin Award Won


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