Urassaya Sperbund

Urassaya Sperbund (Thai: อุรัสยา เสปอร์บันด์; born 18 March 1993), more commonly known as Yaya, is a Thai-Norwegian actress and model. She is the recipient of numerous accolades including; an Suphannahong National Film Awards, a Maya Awards, a TV Gold Awards and three Mekhala Awards.

Urassaya Sperbund
อุรัสยา เสปอร์บันด์
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Born (1993-03-18) 18 March 1993 (age 29)
Pattaya, Thailand
Other namesYaya (ญาญ่า)
Alma materChulalongkorn University (Faculty of Arts)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2007–present
AgentChannel 3
Notable workBrother of the Year
PartnerNadech Kugimiya
WebsiteOfficial website

Sperbund began her acting career with the 2008 comedy series Peun See Long Hon. She received greater recognition with lead roles in Duang Jai Akkanee (2010), Game Rai Game Rak (2011), Torranee Ni Nee Krai Krong (2012), Kleun Cheewit (2017) and The Crown Princess (2018).[1]

Sperbund's film roles including; Brother of the Year, Nakee 2 (2018) and Fast And Feel Love (2022). For Brother of the Year, she won the Suphannahong National Film Award for Best Actress.

Early lifeEdit

Sperbund was born on 18 March 1993 in Thailand. She is of Norwegian and Thai descent. She is fluent in Thai, English, and Norwegian.[2] She also knows some French and Spanish, but she is not fluent in either. Sperbund attended Regents International School Pattaya for primary[3] and secondary education before moving to Bangkok Patana School. She graduated from Chulalongkorn University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2015.[4]

CareerEdit

Sperbund has further stabilized her acting abilities and position in the entertainment industry with her roles in several television series. She has endorsed famous brands including Maybelline, Pantene and Uniqlo.[5] Sperbund is the first Thai actress who received the title of "Friend of Louis Vuitton" and became the first ever Thai celebrity featured in US Vogue.[6]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Brother of the Year Jane
Nakee 2 Sroy
2021 Raya and the Last Dragon Raya Thai dubbing[7]
2022 Fast and Feel Love Jay

Television seriesEdit

Key
  Denotes works that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Peun See Long Hon Som
2010 Kularb Rai Narm Nucharee
Thara Himalaya Ajjima Potsawat (Jeed) The series 4 Huajai Haeng Koon Kao
Duang Jai Akkanee
Pathapee Leh Ruk
Wayupak Montra
2011 Tawan Deard Phet Roong
Game Rai Game Rak Fahlada / Nang Fah
2012 Torranee Ni Nee Krai Krong Darunee
2013 Maya Tawan Mattana
Dao Raung Dao Raung
2014 Roy Ruk Hak Liam Tawan Mayumi Takahashi The series The Rising Sun
Roy Fun Tawan Duerd
2015 Neung Nai Suang Hatairach (Poom)
2017 Kleun Cheewit Jeerawat (Jee)
Leh Lub Salub Rarng Petra Pawadee
2018 The Crown Princess Princess Alice Madeleine Theresa Phillips
2019 Klin Kasalong Kasalong / Songpeep / Pimpisa / Pimmada
2022 Bad Romeo Saikim
Thai Cave Rescue Kelly Suwannarat (Hydrology engineer)
Lai Kinnaree   Mae Ying Pudsorn
TBA Jon Kwa Ja Dai Ruk Gun   Apo

DiscographyEdit

Year Title Notes
2011 "Nalika Tai" (นาฬิกาตาย) from Tawan Deard OST
2012 "Ah Karn Rak" (อาการรัก) from Torranee Ni Nee Krai Krong OST
"Summer Nee Tong Me Lay's" (ซัมเมอร์นี้ต้องมีเลย์)
(with Nadech Kugimiya)
"Plian" (เปลี่ยน)
2013 "Lay's Summer" (เลย์ซัมเมอร์)
(with Nadech Kugimiya)
"Khao Tueng Jai Thahan Tamruat Tai" (เข้าถึงใจทหารตำรวจไทย)
"Yak Bok Rak" (อยากบอกรัก)
(with Harin Suthamjarus, The Richman Toy and Gan from The Jukks)
2014 "Klai Naw" (ใครหนอ)
"Laew Rao Ja Dai Rak Gan Mai" (แล้วเราจะได้รักกันไหม)
(with Nadech Kugimiya)
The Rising Sun: The Original Soundtrack
2015 "Joop" (จูบ)
(with Jirayu Tangsrisuk)
from Neung Nai Suang OST
2016 "Happy Birthday"
(with Nadech Kugimiya)
Channel 3 46th Anniversary
"Set Laew Tob" (เซตแล้วตบ)
(with Rasri Balenciaga Chirathiwat, Kimberley Anne Woltemas, Ranee Campen, Nittha Jirayungyurn and Ranida Techasit)
Channel 3 promotional anthem for the 2016 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Week 6
2017 "Make It Happen"
(with Daboyway)
2019 "Touch Thi Dee Tor Jai" (ทัชที่ดีต่อใจ)
(with Klear)
2020 "Rak Na Guard Ya Tok" (รักนะการ์ดอย่าตก)
(with Jarinporn Joonkiat and Joke)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2022 21st New York Asian Film Festival Rising Star Asia Award Fast and Feel Love Won [8][9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "What is the BoF 500?". businessoffashion. 21 October 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  2. ^ Wong, Silvia (15 July 2022). "Thai actress Yaya and 'Fast And Feel Love' director talk NYAFF opening film". screendaily.com. Retrieved 17 July 2022. Born and raised in Thailand, Yaya speaks fluent English, Norwegian and Thai.
  3. ^ Warner, Alicia (21 October 2018). "Girl Rising touches the heart of The Regent's School Pattaya community". pattayamail. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  4. ^ "'ญาญ่า'สุดปลื้ม แทบหลั่งน้ำตา!! นำทีมดารารับพระราชทานปริญญาบัตร ที่จุฬาฯ". 21 October 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  5. ^ Losmithgul, Mary (21 October 2018). "Urassaya Sperbund Is One Of The #BOF500". thailandtatler. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  6. ^ Kim, Monica (21 October 2018). "Watch Yaya, Thai Superstar, Take New York (and the Fashion World!) by Storm". Vogue. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  7. ^ Disney's Raya and The Last Dragon รายากับมังกรตัวสุดท้าย | เปิดตัวญาญ่า ผู้ให้เสียงพากย์รายา, retrieved 8 December 2021
  8. ^ Michael Rosser (30 June 2022). "New York Asian Film Festival reveals Screen honourees and full line-up". Screen Daily. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  9. ^ Jean Noh (22 May 2022). "NYAFF reveals opening film, Urassaya 'Yaya' Sperbund named Rising Star (exclusive)". Screen Daily. Retrieved 14 July 2022.

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