Yeo Yann Yann
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|Yeo Yann Yann
20 February 1977 |
|Other names||Yann Yeo|
|Height||1.56 m (5 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
Yeo Yann Yann (Chinese: 杨雁雁; pinyin: Yáng Yànyàn; born 1977) is a Malaysian actress based in Singapore. She has worked in theatre, television, and film; recent performances include Singapore Dreaming (as Mei), Thunderstorm 雷雨 (as Fan Yi 蘩漪) and a movie in August 2007, 881.
Besides acting, Yann Yann also hosts bilingual events and performs for corporate skits and projects. She is also a pioneer-graduate of Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI), formerly known as The Theatre Training and Research Programme (TTRP).
Yeo cites her acting mentor (the late theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun) as a big part in her career.
Her role as Mei in the 2009 film, Singapore Dreaming garnered rave reviews for her performance. Mei has been brought up against the favouritism of her parents. Mei is the underappreciated daughter of the family, married to CK, whom she occasionally henpecks. Indignant that younger brother Seng was sent overseas when she was the one whose academic performance was more distinguished, she bears a patent grudge against Seng. Mei's struggle against her family prejudice, career obstacles, financial difficulties allowed Yann Yann to fully display her flair in acting. The acclaim is more amplified by the fact that the producers were unacquainted with Yann Yann, though they used her face as a reference when writing for the character, Mei.
The film bagged the Montblanc New Screenwriters Award at the 54th San Sebastian International Film Festival, and was the first Singaporean film to receive an IFFPA-recognised international feature film award.
Previously only noted for role as Chen Mei Li (陈美丽) in The Right Frequency, Yann Yann has been progressively seen more frequently on local television programmes since 2008. Notable performances include Food Goin' Bananas (2008) and The A-Go-Go Princess (2009). In 2009 also, she played as the female leading actress in The Iron Lady (女头家), produced by ntv7, Malaysia.
Yeo has also been featured in the Speak Chinese campaign (华语cool!) organized by the Singaporean government in-character from her role in the Royston Tan film 881.
|Year||Title of Performance||Produced by|
|2011||Petaling Street Warriors||Juita Entertainment|
|2009||Crab Flower Club||Toy Factory Productions|
|2008||To Kill A Mockingbird||Sharon Ang|
|2008||National Language Class (Rerun)||Spell Seven Performance Club|
|2008||Chesty Nutty Bang Bang: The Hairspray of the Phoenix||STAGES|
|2007||The Tosca Project||The Theatre Practice|
|2006||Legends Alive Online : Mama Looking For Her Cat 2006 ||The Theatre Practice|
|2006||Thunderstorm 雷雨 ||The Theatre Practice|
|2006||National Language Class ||Spell Seven Performance Club|
|2006||Stranger at Home 独在家乡为异客||DramaBox|
|2006||A Beautiful Companion ||Theatreworks|
|2005||Separation Forty||The Necessary Stage|
|2005||The Admiral's Odyssey ||Action Theatre|
|2005||Boxing Day ||The Necessary Stage|
|2004||Wu Jun Ru And You and Me And Him 吴君如和你和我和他||The Theatre Practice|
|2004||Private Parts ||Vizpro|
|2004||Tempest ||The Theatre Practice|
|2004||Water Station ||TTRP|
|2003||Lights Up||The Theatre Practice|
|2000||The Day I Met The Prince||The Theatre Practice|
|2003||Lim Tzay Chuen||TTRP/Theatreworks|
|2003||The Tiger Tally||TTRP|
|2001||Dragon Dance||The Finger Players|
|2000||Invisibility ||Drama Box|
|1999||Red Hawk||The Theatre Practice|
|1997||Comedy of Mistakes||Toy Factory|
|2006||High Cost of Living|
|2007||One Last Dance|
|18 Grams of Love|
|2009||Love Matters||Jia Li|
|2011||Petaling Street Warriors||Zhung Lichun|
|Ilo Ilo||Hwee Leng|
|2014||The Bat Night|
|2017||You Mean the World to Me||Hoon|
|?||The Last Flight of the Red Butterflies|
|2007||Ah Ma |
|Flat Dreams |
|The Iron Lady (女头家)|
|The A-Go-Go Princess (穿越阿哥哥)|
|Food Goin' Bananas|
|Stories of Love: Anthology Series|
|18g of Love – HD Telemovie|
|Do Not Disturb |
|In Her Prime|
|Right Frequency (播音人)|
|A Date With Kym (钟琴有约)|
|2005||GhostBoys (series for 3G phones)|
|2005||POV Murder (series for 3G phones)|
Awards & Nominations
|2013||Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards (Best Supporting Actress) WINNER|
|2013||Vladivostok Film Festival (Best Actress) WINNER|
|2010||Golden Awards NTV7 (Best Actress) WINNER|
|2009||9th LIFE! Theatre Awards for Best Actress (National Language Class)|
|2007||7th LIFE! Theatre Awards for Best Actress (Thunderstorm) WINNER|
|2007||7th LIFE! Theatre Awards for Best Ensemble Acting (Mama Looking For Her Cat)|
|2006||1st Front Awards |
|2005||5th LIFE! Theatre Awards for Best Ensemble Acting (Wu Jun Ru And You And Me And Him)|
Radio station Lush995 speaks to Yann Yann on her recent and latest acting projects [April 2007]  Yann Yann has also been featured in the Singapore Speak Chinese Campaign (华语cool!) in her character image for the Singaporean local film 881 by Royston Tan.
- "Talented Singapore director's next film to be a musical set against the colourful and culturally unique backdrop of Chinese 7th month 'getai'". Media Development Authority of Singapore. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 7 February 2007.
- "Intercultural Theatre Institute: Alumni". Intercultural Theatre Institute. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
- http://www.ttp.org.sg/file_kuopaokun.htm. Missing or empty
- "光华电子新闻 – 从燕子到大雁杨雁雁为梦高飞". Retrieved 19 May 2009.