Xiang Yun

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Xiang Yun
Chinese name 向雲 (traditional)
Chinese name 向云 (simplified)
Pinyin Xiàng Yún
Wade-Giles: Hsiang4 Yün2
(Mandarin)
Born Chen Cuichang
(Chinese: 陈翠嫦; pinyin: Chén Cuìcháng; Wade–Giles: Ch'en1 Ts'ui4 Ch'ang2)

(1961-10-27) 27 October 1961 (age 56)
Singapore
Origin Singapore
Occupation Actress, television host
Years active 1980s-present
Label(s) Mediacorp
Spouse(s) Edmund Chen
Children 2 - Chen Yixin (daughter) &
Chen Yixi (son)
Awards
Star Awards 1998, Star Awards 2000, Star Awards 2001 and Star Awards 2009 : Best Supporting Actress
Star Awards 2011 : All-Time Favourite Artiste
Star Awards 2017 : Best Evergreen Artiste
Star Awards 1997 - Star Awards 2010 : Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes

Chen Cuichang (born 27 October 1961), better known by her stage name Xiang Yun, is a Singaporean actress & television host who is a contracted artiste under MediaCorp. [1] She is commonly referred to as MediaCorp's first "Ah Jie" (senior actress)[2] for being among the first locally trained artistes and has been in the entertainment industry for more than 30 years.

Career[edit]

Chen is one of the first batch of graduates from SBC's drama training class. She began her career in children's drama in 1980 and proceeded to act in the drama series Double Blessings and All That Glitters Is Not Gold in 1983. It was her role as "Ah Mei", love interest of Huang Wenyong's character "Ah Shui", in the 1984 blockbuster drama series The Awakening that propelled her to fame, evidenced by the fact that she and Huang were named among the "Top 5 Favourite On-Screen Partners" and "Top 5 Most Memorable Drama Characters" of the last 25 years at the Star Awards 2007 anniversary special.

In 1997, she played Singaporean war heroine Elizabeth Choy in the war drama The Price of Peace. After the birth of her second child, she took a brief hiatus from acting.[3] She returned to television in 2000 and has since been cast in major roles in many of MediaCorp's large-scale productions, such as Double Happiness, Portrait of Home, The Little Nyonya and Kinship.

Despite competition from younger actresses, Chen's popularity remained high as she was voted the "Top 10 Most Popular Artistes" in the annual Star Awards from 2000 to 2010 and was awarded the coveted "All-Time Favourite Artiste Award".[4] She has also won the "Best Supporting Actress" award for a record 4 times, in years 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2009.

In 2011 , she received the All-Time Favourite Artiste award for obtaining Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes.

Personal life[edit]

Chen is married to former MediaCorp actor Edmund Chen. They first met on the set of Patrol and married after a whirlwind romance, which drew much media attention as unpublicised celebrity marriages were uncommon in the local entertainment industry at that time.[3][5] They have a son, Yixi and daughter, Yixin.[6][7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Life Less Ordinary
小人物向前冲
Wu Xiaoqiao
吴小巧
  • Sibling with Rayson Tan
  • Pairs up with Bernard Tan
  • 1/2 of the Female Leads 两大女主角之一
  • 130 Episodes long running drama series
The Lead
第一主角
Chen Xiangrong
陈湘蓉
Eat Already? 2
吃饱没?2
Meiling
美玲
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
2016 Hero
大英雄
Quan Min'er
权敏儿
You Can Be An Angel 2
你也可以是天使2
Wang Ruo'en
王若恩
  • 1/4 of the Female Lead 四大女主角之一
My First School
快乐第一班
Lin Yixin
林怡心
Peace & Prosperity
富贵平安
Shen Ping'an
沈平安

Tracy Lee, Julie Tan & Michelle Wong

  • Pairs up with Li Wenhai
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
  • 170 Episodes long running drama series
House of Fortune
钱来运转
Chen Xiulian
陈秀莲
  • Mother of Shane Pow
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2015 Sealed With A Kiss
吻我吧, 住家男
Cheng Xinshan
程欣善
  • Aunt of Elvin Ng
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Super Senior
长辈甜心
Yu Fang
于芳
You Can Be An Angel Too
你也可以是天使
Wang Ruo'en
王若恩
  • 1/4 of the Female Lead 四大女主角之一
2014 The Caregivers
Missy 先生
Molly
Served H.O.T
烧。卖
Li Yueniang
李月娘
Special appearance
2013 Love At Risk
爱情风险
Shi Sanmei
十三妹
Start-Up!
创!
Fang Wenxin
方雯馨
2012 Beyond
X元素
Zhang Cuiyan
张翠燕
Yours Fatefully
孤男寡女
Liu Xiuying
刘秀英
Pillow Talk
再见单人床
Mao Yunling
毛云玲
Unriddle 2
最火搭档2
Yang Qiujun
杨秋君
2011 A Tale of 2 Cities
乐在双城
Wang Cuilan
王翠烂
2010 The Score
无花果
Xu Anna
许安那
Unriddle
最火搭档
Yang Qiujun
杨秋君
Priceless Wonder
游戏人生
Su Bizhu
苏碧珠
2009 Baby Bonus
添丁发财
Huang Meiling
黄美玲
Housewives' Holiday
煮妇的假期
Zhong Aiqin
钟爱琴
*Pairs Up with Rayson Tan
* 1/3 of the Female Lead 三大女主角之一
2008 The Little Nyonya
小娘惹
Wang Tianlan
王天兰
Dual Role
Yamamoto Yueniang
(Older Version)
山本月娘
2007 Let It Shine
萤火虫的梦
Guo Yaoyao's Mother
郭瑶瑶母亲
Year Title
2006 Yours Always
Love at 0°C
I Not Stupid Too
2005 Portrait of Home
2003 Health Matters 2
Holland V
Always on My Mind
2002 Kopi-O II
Fantasy
I Not Stupid
2000 My Home Affairs
Looking for Stars
1998 Around People's Park
1997 The Price of Peace
Immortal Love
1996 The Golden Pillow
Triad Justice
Tales of the Third Kind II
1995 King Of Hades
1994 Scorned Angel
Against All Odds
1993 Angel of Vengeance
1992 Woman of Substance
1990 Enchanted Eyes
1989 Patrol
Return of the Prince
1988 Heiress
Airforce
Mystery 1
The Last Applause
Strange Encounters 2
1987 Painted Faces
1986 Men of Valour
The Bond
1985 The Unyielding Butterflies
Takeover
The Coffee Shop
1984 The Awakening 1
Blossoms in the Sun
The Awakening 2
1983 Double Blessings
Army Series
All that Glitters is Not Gold

Awards and nominations[edit]

The Star Awards are presented by Mediacorp.

Star Awards – Acting Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result
1998 Star Awards for Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角 Around People's Park Won
2000 Star Awards for Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角 My Home Affairs Won
2003 Star Awards for Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角 Holland V 荷兰村 Nominated
2004 Star Awards for Best Actress 最佳女主角 Double Happiness 囍临门 Nominated
2008 Star Awards for Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角 Love at 0°C 爱情零度C Nominated
2009 Star Awards for Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角 The Little Nyonya 小娘惹 Won
2010 Star Awards for Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角 Baby Bonus 添丁发财 Nominated
2011 Star Awards for Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角 Unriddle 最火搭档 Nominated
2013 Star Awards for Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角 Pillow Talk 再见单人床 Nominated
2014 Star Awards for Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角 Beyond X 元素 Nominated
2015 Star Awards for Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角 The Caregivers Missy 先生 Nominated
2016 Best Evergreen Artiste 常青演绎奖 Super Senior 长辈甜心 Nominated
2017 Best Evergreen Artiste 常青演绎奖 Peace & Prosperity 富贵平安 Won

Star Awards - Popularity Awards[edit]

Year Award Result
1997 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes 十大最受欢迎女艺人 Nominated
1998 Nominated
1999 Nominated
2000 Won
2001 Won
2002 Won
2003 Won
2004 Won
2005 Won
2006 Won
2007 Won
2009 Won
2010 Won
Star Awards – Popularity Awards
Year Category Nominated Work Result
2011 All-Time Favourite Artiste 超级红星 N/A Won
2016 Star Awards for Favourite Female Character 最喜爱女角色 Super Senior Nominated
Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1995 Star Awards Top 5 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Nominated
2007 Star Awards Evergreen Veteran N/A Won
2014 Asian Television Awards Best Supporting Actress The Caregivers Nominated
2015 Asian Television Awards Best Supporting Actress You Can Be An Angel Too Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Lee, Jocelyn (12 April 2017). "And The Favourite-est All-Time Favourite Artiste Is..." 8 Days. 
  3. ^ a b "向云离开新视". 14 March 2000. Archived from the original on 8 August 2002. 
  4. ^ "Actress Bio". Xin MS Entertainment. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  5. ^ "Celebrity Couples Who Met On Set". xin.msn.com. 16 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Children of Edmund Chen and Xiang Yun
  7. ^ "Celeb couple's son makes acting debut". AsiaOne. 27 February 2012. 

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