Race Wong

Race Wong is a Singaporean actress, singer and businesswoman. She was one of the former Hong Kong cantopop duo singer group 2R alongside her elder sister Rosanne Wong.

Race Wong
Born
Wong Yuen Pui (simplified Chinese: 黄婉佩; traditional Chinese: 黃婉佩; pinyin: Huáng wǎn pèi)

(1982-09-07) 7 September 1982 (age 38)
NationalitySingaporean
Alma materUniversity of Newcastle, Australia
OccupationSinger, actress
Years active2002–2009
Spouse(s)
Chan Ching Kai
(m. 2004; div. 2009)

David Loh
(m. 2016)
Children1
FamilyRosanne Wong (sister)
Rhonda Wong (sister)
Musical career
OriginMalaysia
GenresCantopop
Associated acts2R
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese黃婉伶
Simplified Chinese黄婉伶
WebsiteRace Wong on Facebook

Professional backgroundEdit

Born in Malaysia, raised in Singapore, she pursued her career in the entertainment industry in Hong Kong with her sister Rosanne Wong which won her various awards for her singing career as the cantopop group 2R, including Most Promising Newcomer and Most Popular Group Award in the Annual Top 10 Song of the Year Awards (2003), Metro Broadcasting Music awards (2004), TVB Top 10 Songs of the Year (2004) and Hong Kong Commercial Radio Music Awards’ (2003).

Wong became a spotlight when she was chosen to star alongside Stephen Chow in his famous annual San Miguel TV advertisement. Following that, she rose to fame for her leading role in a TVB youth series Hearts of Fencing. Which jumpstarted both her singing and acting career.

Wong hoped to focus her acting on roles beyond her youthful and sweet appearance. Her outstanding performance in her first leading role in movie Abnormal Beauty Abnormal Beauty won her a nomination for the Best New Actor in the 24th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards (2005) and the 42nd Golden Horse Film Awards' (2005) in Taiwan. Wong continued to experiment with different roles both on-screen and off-screen. In 2006, together with her sister Rosanne Wong, they took on groundbreaking leading roles in a musical adaption of The Smiling Proud Wanderer stage performance by the Hong Kong Dance Company (2006) where Rosanne famously shaved bald for the role. The musical enjoyed a success which brought them to perform in Shanghai the following year.

Later in 2008, Wong's starring role as a pregnant new immigrant from China was a break away from her usual youthful image in the movie True Women for Sale which earned her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the 28th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2009.[1]

Over the years as 2R, Wong has been a product spokesperson for various products such as Modern Beauty, Microworks Technology, Citicall, Biotherm, SAFA Mp3, 2R Online, 花花瘦身茶 (Fruity Flower Tea) and Polaroid & Cool-iCam.

In 2010, Wong took a Masters of Business course and graduated with a Masters of Business majoring in Marketing from the University of Newcastle (Australia) in 2013. Concurrently in 2011, she made an unexpected career change into finance, taking on the role of Marketing Manager at Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Hong Kong). She was licensed with the Securities and Futures Commission to conduct equities trading.

The year she turned 30, Wong relocated back to Singapore where her family is based. Together with her younger sister, Rhonda, she set up Anthill Realtors Pte. Ltd in 2013. She then co-founded Ohmyhome Pte Ltd in 2016,[2] a tech company focused on connecting buyers to sellers, landlords to tenants in real estate. When asked about her career move, Wong said that she wanted to focus her attention on something that will provide more value to people, something on the opposite spectrum of her celebrity lifestyle.

Personal lifeEdit

Wong had a daughter, Cara Loh, born in 2017.[2] She birthed her second child, Damon in 2021.

DiscographyEdit

Music videosEdit

  • 2007 張棟樑 – "錯了再錯"
  • 2003 Joakim – "Come into My Kitchen" MV (法國)/
  • Joakim – "Come into My Kitchen" MV (France)
  • 2003 黃凱芹 – 《易愛難收》/ Chris Wong – 《易愛難收》
  • 2003/3 郭富城 – "愛的動力"/"原動力" MV (中國) /
  • Aaron Kwok – "愛的動力" / "原動力" MV (China)
  • 2002 余文樂 -《還你門匙》/ Shawn Yue -《還你門匙》

AwardsEdit

  • 2003
  • Most Promising Newcomer (Group) – 26th Annual Top 10 Song of the Year Awards
  • Most Explosive Newcomer (Group) – 2003 Metro Broadcasting Music Awards
  • Best New Group Bronze Award – 2003 Hong Kong Commercial Radio Music Awards
  • 2004
  • Most Popular Group Gold Award – 2003 TVB Top 10 Songs of the Year Awards
  • Most Popular Group – 2004 Metro Broadcasting Music Awards
  • 2005
  • Best New Actor (Race Wong – nominated) – 24th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards
  • Best New Actor (Race Wong – nominated) – 42nd Golden Horse Film Awards
  • 新城勁爆跳舞歌曲 新世界 – 2005 Metro Broadcasting Music Awards
  • 2006
  • 新城勁爆創意表現大獎 – 2006 Metro Broadcasting Music Awards
  • 2009
  • Best Supporting Actress (Race Wong – nominated) – 28th Hong Kong Film Awards

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Awards
2003 Hearts of Fencing Lam Lam
Sound of Colors
2004 Love is a Many Stupid Thing
Ab-normal Beauty Jiney Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer
Sunshine Heartbeat Lam Lam
2005 The Unusual Youth Suki
Moments of Love Strawberry
China's Next Top Princess Pearl
2006 Cocktail Stella
Black Night Hosie
The Third Eye
2007 Dancing Lion
2008 A Decade of Love
True Women For Sale Wong Lin-fa Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
See You in YouTube
2009 Short of Love Christy
2010 Shanghai
2011 Lan Kwai Fong

[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The 28th Hong Kong Film Award full nominees list Retrieved on 11 February 2010
  2. ^ a b "Former Cantopop Singer And Singapore Entrepreneur Race Wong Is Pregnant With Baby No.2". Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Race Wong". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 12 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Race Wong". chinesemov.com. Retrieved 12 April 2010.

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