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Leung Wing-ngan (Chinese: 梁穎顏) (born 6 December 1967), better known by her stage name Celine Ma Tai-lo (Chinese: 馬蹄露), is a Hong Kong actress and singer. She is best known for her role as May May in the long running TVB television series A Kindred Spirit.

Celine Ma
Leung Wing-ngan (梁穎顏)

(1967-12-06) 6 December 1967 (age 51)
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1989–present
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese馬蹄露
Simplified Chinese马蹄露


Celine Ma had participated in the New Talent Singing Awards organised by TVB and Capital Artists. She also worked as a DJ at Commercial Radio Hong Kong, where she was in charge of the traffic bulletin, thus obtaining her stage name Ma Tai Lo (馬蹄露).

After entering TVB, she made her debut in A Kindred Spirit as May May, her most well known role. The episode where her character attempted suicide was the highest rated episode during the series' four-year run from 1995-1999. Celine was awarded Most Hated Television Character for her role in the 1997 TVB Anniversary Awards.

Celine Ma has remained as an active supporting actress in TVB. She has either played supporting roles or made guest appearances in numerous TVB dramas. Celine has also acted in several Hong Kong films.

Political attitudesEdit

On 5 July 2019, Ma described the protesters who are against the 2019 Hong Kong extradition bill as "rubbish".[1] On 6 October 2019, Ma was involved in a physical altercation with a group of demonstrators while she was filming them demolishing the Bank of China. She was then injured and required stitches on her chin and the back of her head.[2] After being interviewed by an Australian reporter, she requested the reporter to escort her to the police for treatment, refusing first aid from the protesters saying she "doesn't trust [them] anymore."[3]


Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Remark
1995-1999 A Kindred Spirit May May[4] Won - Most Hated Television Character
1997 Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils
A Recipe for the Heart Bo Choi Lin
Detective Investigation Files III Helen Episodes 37 - 40
1998 Dark Tales II Toad Spirit Part VI (Episodes 26–30)
The Duke of Mount Deer 1998 Mo Tung Chu
1999 Untraceable Evidence II Wu Pui Man Episodes 16-17
Feminine Masculinity May May Chan
Detective Investigation Files IV Man On Yee Episodes 1-3
A Loving Spirit
Anti-Crime Squad Dan Gai Yee
At the Threshold of an Era Hui Men Ying
2000 Witness to a Prosecution Sung Ling
The Legendary Four Aces Ha Yeurng
2001 Reaching Out
A Taste of Love Ma Lai Na
In the Realm of Success Chan Siu Mei
Virtues of Harmony Bak Hup
Armed Reaction III Rita
The Stamp of Love Lo Choi Hung
2002 Take My Word For It Pang Kwok Fu's wife
2004 Armed Reaction IV Rita
2005 Lost in the Chamber of Love Ho Yuk Lin
The Gâteau Affairs Mu Si
Fantasy Hotel Cheung Suk Han
The Zone
Wars of In-laws So Gu
Hidden Treasures Cheung Pak Chi
2006 The Bitter Bitten Grace Wong Yin
Maidens' Vow Wun Yuen Yao
Placebo Cure Lee Yeun Chi Episode 13
2007 A Change of Destiny Lee Lai Ping
Phoenix Rising Hon Wan
Word Twisters' Adventures
2008 Catch Me Now Luk Ding Hung
The Money-Maker Recipe Fan Tai
Speech of Silence Gung Wai Kiu
When a Dog Loves a Cat Sally
The Gem of Life Candy
2008-2010 Off Pedder Lee Yee Kam Sitcom regular
2009 Sweetness in the Salt Wu Choi Dip
The Beauty of the Game Ha Bing (Ice)
2010 Don Juan DeMercado
My Better Half Doctor Episode 17
Fly With Me
2010-2011 Show Me the Happy
2011 Be Home for Dinner
Forensic Heroes III Chan Man Kuen Episodes 28-30
2012–2015 Come Home Love So Bik Sitcom regular
2012 No Good Either Way Frances Gan
Ghetto Justice II Beauty
2013 The Day of Days Sum Kai Yiu
Awfully Lawful Fanny
Brother's Keeper
2014 The Ultimate Addiction Chu Kiu Chim
2014-2015 Noblesse Oblige Ho Sau-yee
2015 Eye in the Sky Chu Lau-si
Ghost of Relativity Ma May-zing
The Fixer Chu Lee-yin Episodes 8-16
2016 Speed of Life Susan
Presumed Accidents Helen



Year Title Role Remark
1993 Chez n' Ham Teacher Also known as Curry and Pepper 3
Murder Secretary
1998 Tricky King Zilla
Mr. Wai-Go
How to Get Rich by Feng Shui
Take Five Principal
Step Into the Dark May May
2010 72 Tenants of Prosperity "Hoi Phone Fu" employee
2011 I Love Hong Kong Lin
2012 I Love Hong Kong 2012 Rosemary
2013 I Love Hong Kong 2013 Lin
Blind Detective Casino gambler


  1. ^ 【逃犯條例】馬蹄露FB用垃圾隱喻示威者:垃圾要求回應
  2. ^ Looi, Sylvia. "Former Hong Kong actress Celine Ma claims attack by protestors, video surfaces insisting otherwise (VIDEO) | Malay Mail". Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  3. ^ Violent protests continue in Hong Kong, retrieved 2019-10-13
  4. ^ "Kindred Spirit".
  5. ^ "Celine Ma Tai Lo". Hong Kong Movie Database.