|Pinyin||Lín Xiāngpíng (Mandarin)|
28 September 1976 |
|Spouse(s)||Married Alex Tien in 2014|
|Children||Alex Junior, Alexa|
She also recorded and released a solo Mandarin album in the year 2000. In 2002, she participated in the Hong Kong television station ATV 30-part courtroom drama Innocently Guilty, which also starred Anita Yuen, Kent Cheng and Felix Wong.
Early and personal life
Lim was born to Hokkien family. She studied at CHIJ St Theresa's Convent and graduated with a Diploma in Electronic, Computer & Communication Engineering (DECC) at Singapore Polytechnic in 1996. In an interview with SP's alumni magazine, she stated that she was a "shy girl" who rarely took part in extracurricular activities. At the recommendation of some friends, she took part in the Miss Singapore Polytechnic beauty pageant and finished first runner-up. She was a finalist with Go Magazine's Cover Girl Contest and did some modelling before joining Star Search Singapore 1997. While she was eliminated in the finals she was offered a contract by the Television Corporation of Singapore (predecessor of MediaCorp).
She is married to ex-Taiwanese boy band B.A.D member, Alex Tien, who is 4 years younger than her. The couple held their wedding on 7 September 2014 at Riz Carlton Hotel, Singapore and after which they moved to Taiwan.
Lim has an official fan club called Yverlasting Yvonne.
Lim was given a lead role in Starting Point, where she played a young entrepreneur, and was well received by audiences. She was nominated for Best Newcomer and Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes in the Star Awards 1998 after her debut Starting Point. Although she did not manage to win the 'Best Newcomer 1998', she was voted into the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes for that year.
Her subsequent progress was fairly slow, mainly appearing in minor supporting roles (A Child's Hope, The Vagrant). Some attribute this trend to her petite build, which dwarf her in comparison to other actresses. However, her career started to pick up again in 1999 with her role of an unfortunate girl lost in the crowds of Singapore in the early 20th century in Stepping Out.
In 2005, she landed major roles in popular dramas such as A New Life, where she plays a poor but contented woman, and Portrait of Home, in which she plays one of the antagonists. At the Star Awards 2005, she had the rare honour of being nominated for both acting categories and won the Best Supporting Actress for the latter. That drama's role as a vengeful woman was also named one of the top 10 most memorable villains at the Star Awards 2007 25th anniversary special.
In 2006, her stock rose even further when she landed the lead role in An Enchanted Life, a story of a Taiwanese betel nut seller who journeys to Singapore in search of her long-lost father. She also starred in the hit drama Metamorphosis in 2007, which granted her the coveted Star Awards 2007 Best Actress Award. This award was an important milestone for her as it led to her rising popularity. Metamorphosis also won Best TV Serial in the Star Awards 2007.
Lim appeared on numerous variety and game shows, including 'Let's Party With Food!' and 'The Giant Show' in 2008, after her win for Best Actress in the Star Awards 2007.
Lim has been nominated for 'Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes' in the Star Awards for every single year since she joined Mediacorp in 1998. After her first win in 1998, she did not win the Top 10 award until 2009.
In 2012, Lim signed with Lafeng Entertainment 拉风娱乐, a China Management Company.
- 真相 Truth Be Told
- 我的狗蚪蚪 My Dog Dou Dou
- Popiah 薄饼 - A Short Film By Royston Tan
- 青春列车 Starting Point
- 迷离剧场之影子凶手 Danger in Sight
- 心灵物语之爱上衣柜人 The Voices Within
- 陆小凤 II Master Swordsman Lu Xiaofeng 2
- 敢敢做个开心人 Don't Worry, Be Happy V
- 法内情 Innocently Guilty
- 城人杂志 City Beat
|A Child's Hope
|2005||Portrait of Home
|Fyn||100-ep long running drama
|Portrait of Home II
|Fyn||100-ep long running drama|
|A New Life
|2006||Fairy of the Chalice
|An Enchanted Life
|2007||A Mobile Love Story
|Sheryl Wen Wanrou
|Love Blossoms II
|55-ep long running drama|
|2009||Your Hand in Mine
|180-ep long running drama|
|2014||World at Your Feet
|1997||Star Awards 1997, Best Newcomer||N/A||Nominated|
|1998||Star Awards 1998, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Won|
|1998||Star Awards 1998, Best Supporting Actress||Condor Heroes||Nominated|
|1999||Star Awards 1999, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Nominated|
|1999||Star Awards 1999, Best Supporting Actress||Stepping Out||Nominated|
|2000||Star Awards 2000, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Nominated|
|2001||Star Awards 2001, Best Supporting Actress||Master Swordsman Lu Xiaofeng 2||Nominated|
|2001||Star Awards 2001, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Nominated|
|2002||Star Awards 2002, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Nominated|
|2003||Star Awards 2003, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Nominated|
|2004||Star Awards 2004, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Nominated|
|2005||Star Awards 2005, Best Actress||A New Life||Nominated|
|2005||Star Awards 2005, Best Supporting Actress||Portrait of Home||Won|
|2005||Star Awards 2005, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Nominated|
|2006||Star Awards 2006, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Nominated|
|2006||Asian Television Awards 2006, Best Actress||Portrait Of Home II||Commendation|
|2007||Star Awards 2007, Best Actress||Metamorphosis||Won|
|2007||Star Awards 25th Drama Anniversary, Top 10 Most Memorable Villains||Portrait of Home||Won|
|2007||Star Awards 2007, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Nominated|
|2009||Star Awards 2009, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Won|
|2009||Asian Television Awards 2009, Best Actress||Perfect Cut||Nominated|
|2010||Star Awards 2010, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Won|
|2011||Star Awards 2011, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Won|
|2012||Star Awards 2012, Best Supporting Actress||The Oath||Nominated|
|2012||Star Awards 2012, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Won|
|2013||Star Awards 2013, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Won|
|2014||Star Awards 2014, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Won|
|2014||Star Awards 2014, Most Popular Regional Artiste (China)||N/A||Won|
|2015||Star Awards 2015, Best Actress||World at Your Feet||Nominated|