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Vernetta Lopez

Vernetta Lopez (born 22 July) is a Singaporean actress and radio DJ. She played the role of Denise in sitcom Under One Roof from 1995 to 2003.

Vernetta Lopez
Radio presenter
Mark Richmond
(m. 1994; div. 2005)

Wayne Gladwin (m. 2009)



Other than being a radio DJ, actress, voice-over artiste, and emcee, Lopez is also a wedding planner and former president of "One Singapore".


Lopez's actual first television appearance was for a music television program called NiteRage, where from 5 hosts, it was streamlined to just 2; Vernetta Lopez and Bernard Lim. Starring in Singapore's first family sitcom shot Lopez to stardom in the 90s. Playing Denise, the comedy hit record breaking ratings and started Vernetta on her acting career professionally. Since then, she has starred in various productions and has taken on roles ranging from daughters to mothers and from doctors to mental patients.

She has starred in other television sitcoms like, Can I Help You, Mind Your Language, First Touch, Shiver, Random Acts, Big Day Out, and Okto Channel's Zero Hero, playing Lady Magnificent alongside Timothy Nga.

She has also stomped the comedy floorboards in What the Butler Saw, starring Gerald Chew and has also starred in Hansel and Gretel by Wild Rice Productions.

Lopez has also starred in Rain Tree Production's local English film, The Leap Years, alongside Wong Li-Lin, Nadya Hutagalung, and Paula Malai Ali. She also made cameo appearances in local feature film City Sharks in 2003 and as a woman at the turnstile in the 2015 Hollywood sci-fi film Equals.[1]

Radio DJEdit

Lopez has been a familiar voice on the radio for the last 22 years, starting as a DJ on Heart 91.3, before moving on to Perfect 987FM, Class 95FM, and to the Breakfast Show with Mark Van Cuylenberg on Gold 90.5. Having won several Favorite Radio DJ over several years, Lopez hosts the weekday morning show from 6am to 10am with Mike Kasem on Live with Mike & Vernetta on Gold 90.5.

She is currently a full-time artiste with Mediacorp.

Personal lifeEdit

Lopez was educated at Assumption English School and earned her diploma for Mass Communication at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and later finished her bachelor's degree in Mass Communication with the Singapore Institute of Management.

Lopez is of Portuguese and Thai ancestry on her father's side and Peranakan ancestry on her mother's side.[2]

In 1998, Lopez married fellow radio DJ Mark Richmond. The couple divorced in 2005.

Lopez then married British software engineer Wayne Gladwin on 25 July 2009.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 City Sharks Bag lady and voice of Divine
2006 The Race Begins Voice
2008 The Leap Years Jennie
2015 Equals Woman at turnstile
2015 The Singaporean Herself Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1995-2003 Under One Roof Denise
2002 Ceciliation Cecilia Film
2002 First Touch Dr. Kelly Chan
2002 Oh Carol! Vivian Chong
2006 Stories of Love: The Anthology Series Marilyn Lee Film
2006-2008 Maggi & Me
2007 Random Acts Various
2008 Cosmo & George Amanda Wee
2011 Zero Hero Mimi Wong / Lady Magnificent
2011 The Pupil Vivian Lau
2016 Run Rachael Run Genevieve Phua
2016 Rojak Kit
2016 Fine Tune Lisa Wong
2018 Fam Joy

Awards and nominationsEdit

Lopez won her first Asian Television Awards[4] in 2000 for her role in Under One Roof as Denise with the award for Best Performance by an Actress (Comedy) and her second ATV award in 2003 for drama with the award for Best Performance by an Actress (Drama) for her role in Ceciliation.[5]

Vernetta Lopez currently holds the honour of being the only actress to win Asian Television Awards] Best Actress in both drama and comedy categories.

At the 2016 Asian Television Awards, Lopez was nominated twice in the same category (Best Comedy Performance by an Actor/Actress) for her roles in Run Rachael Run and Rojak.[6] Although she did not win the ATV in 2016 she did receive the accolade of 'Highly Commended' for her role in Run Rachael Run.[7]


  1. ^ "Equals – Review". Fmoviemag.
  2. ^ The Sunday Times Life!, 26 June 2005
  3. ^ No pre-wedding jitters for Vernetta Lopez, Christopher Toh, TODAY online, online at channelnewasia, 17 July 2010
  4. ^ "Best Performance by an Actress (Comedy)". Archived from the original on 2015-05-21. Retrieved 2015-07-11.
  5. ^ Lopez, Vernetta. "Best Performance by an Actress (Drama)". Asian Television Awards. Archived from the original on 2015-05-22. Retrieved 2015-07-11.
  6. ^ "2016 Nominees - Best Comedy Performance by an Actor/Actress".
  7. ^ "2016 Winners - Best Comedy Performance by an Actor/Actress".

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