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Yeo Yann Yann (Chinese: 杨雁雁; pinyin: Yáng Yànyàn; born 20 February 1977) is a Malaysian actress. She has worked in theatre, television, and film. Her credits include Singapore Dreaming, Thunderstorm (雷雨), 881 and Ilo Ilo.[2]

Yeo Yann Yann
Born (1977-02-20) 20 February 1977 (age 42)
Other namesYann Yeo
Yang Yanyan
OccupationActress
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)
Ma Yuk-sing (m. 2012)
[1]
Children1
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese楊雁雁
Simplified Chinese杨雁雁

Besides acting, Yeo also hosts bilingual events and performs for corporate skits and projects. She is also a pioneer-graduate of Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI).[3]

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CareerEdit

Yeo cites her acting mentor (the late theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun) as a big part in her career.[4]

FilmEdit

Her role as Mei in the 2009 film, Singapore Dreaming garnered rave reviews for her performance.

The film won the Montblanc New Screenwriters Award at the 54th San Sebastian International Film Festival,[5] and was the first Singaporean film to receive an IFFPA-recognised international feature film award.[citation needed]

TelevisionEdit

Rising to recognition through her role as Chen Mei Li in The Right Frequency, Yeo began to appear more frequently in television programmes since 2008. Notable performances include Food Goin' Bananas (2008) and The A-Go-Go Princess (2009). In 2009 also, she played the leading role in The Iron Lady, produced by ntv7.[6]

Yeo has also been featured in the Singapore Speak Chinese campaign (华语cool!), in-character from her role in the Royston Tan film 881.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Yeo is married to Hong Kong action choreographer Ma Yuk-sing.[1]. They have a daughter, Song Wen (Vera), born in August 2012.[8][9]

FilmographyEdit

Feature filmEdit

Year Title Role
2006 High Cost of Living
Singapore Dreaming Mei
2007 One Last Dance
881
2008 12 Lotus
Muallaf Cindy
18 Grams of Love
2009 Love Matters Jia Li
2010 Being Human
2011 Petaling Street Warriors Zhung Lichun
2013 Paper Moon
Ilo Ilo Hwee Leng
2014 The Bat Night
Rubbers Baoling
2015 Distance
2017 You Mean the World to Me Hoon
2018 Lee Chong Wei Khor Kim Choi
2019 Wet Season

Short filmEdit

Year Title
? The Last Flight of the Red Butterflies
2005 Heave
2006 Hello? [10]
Tracks [10]
2007 Ah Ma [11]
Flat Dreams [12]
2009 Tanjong rhu (The Casuarina Cove)

TelevisionEdit

Title
The Iron Lady (女头家)
The A-Go-Go Princess (穿越阿哥哥)
Food Goin' Bananas
Stories of Love: Anthology Series
18g of Love – HD Telemovie
Do Not Disturb [13]
In Her Prime
Right Frequency (播音人)
A Date With Kym (钟琴有约)

Other productionEdit

Year Title
2005 GhostBoys (series for 3G phones)
2005 POV Murder (series for 3G phones)

TheatreEdit

Year Title Produced by
2011 Petaling Street Warriors Juita Entertainment
2009 Crab Flower Club Toy Factory Productions
2008 To Kill A Mockingbird Sharon Ang
2008 National Language Class (re-run) Spell Seven Performance Club
2008 Chesty Nutty Bang Bang: The Hairspray of the Phoenix STAGES
2007 The Tosca Project The Theatre Practice
2006 Legends Alive Online : Mama Looking For Her Cat 2006[14] The Theatre Practice
2006 Thunderstorm (雷雨) [15] The Theatre Practice
2006 National Language Class[16] Spell Seven Performance Club
2006 Stranger at Home (独在家乡为异客) DramaBox
2006 A Beautiful Companion[17] Theatreworks
2005 Separation Forty The Necessary Stage
2005 The Admiral's Odyssey[18] Action Theatre
2005 Boxing Day[19] The Necessary Stage
2004 Wu Jun Ru And You and Me And Him (吴君如和你和我和他) The Theatre Practice
2004 Private Parts[20] Vizpro
2004 Tempest[21] The Theatre Practice
2004 Water Station[22] TTRP
2003 Lights Up The Theatre Practice
2000 The Day I Met The Prince The Theatre Practice
2003 Lim Tzay Chuen TTRP/Theatreworks
2003 Tartuffe TTRP
2003 The Tiger Tally TTRP
2001 Dragon Dance The Finger Players
2000 Invisibility[23] Drama Box
1999 Red Hawk The Theatre Practice
1998 Storm Toy Factory
1997 Comedy of Mistakes Toy Factory

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2005 5th LIFE! Theatre Awards Best Ensemble Acting Wu Jun Ru And You And Me And Him Nominated
2006 1st Front Awards[24] N/A N/A Nominated
2007 7th LIFE! Theatre Awards Best Ensemble Acting Mama Looking For Her Cat Won
2007 7th LIFE! Theatre Awards Best Actress Thunderstorm Won
2009 9th LIFE! Theatre Awards Best Actress National Language Class Nominated
2010 Golden Awards [25] Best Actress The Iron Lady Won
2012 Golden Awards Best Supporting Actress Time FM Won
2013 50th Golden Horse Awards[26] Best Supporting Actress Ilo Ilo Won
Vladivostok Film Festival [27] Best Actress Won
2014 8th Asian Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Yeo Yann Yann marries HK action director". Asiaone. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Talented Singapore director's next film to be a musical set against the colourful and culturally unique backdrop of Chinese 7th month 'getai'". Media Development Authority of Singapore. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 7 February 2007.
  3. ^ "Intercultural Theatre Institute: Alumni". Intercultural Theatre Institute. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Founding Artistic Director - KUO Pao Kun (1939)". Archived from the original on 26 July 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2007.
  5. ^ "Altadis New Director's Award", San Sebastian International Film Festival, Mister-i Mobile Solutions S.L., 2006-09-29. Archived from the original Archived 2008-11-23 at the Wayback Machine on 2008-11-23.
  6. ^ "光华电子新闻 – 从燕子到大雁杨雁雁为梦高飞". Archived from the original on 24 May 2009. Retrieved 19 May 2009.
  7. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2007.
  8. ^ "Yeo Yann Yann gives birth to baby girl". Asiaone. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  9. ^ "杨雁雁 超人妈妈". 优1周 - UWeekly. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  10. ^ a b "HOME". Voiddeckfilms.com. 26 March 2018. Archived from the original on 3 July 2007. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
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  12. ^ "Flat Dreams". Flatdreams.blogspot.com. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Arts Central - Your One Stop Dance Studio". www.artscentral.sg.
  14. ^ Theatrex. "Theatrex". Theatrex. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  15. ^ Theatrex. "Theatrex". Theatrex. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
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  17. ^ "Extra Media : April Benefits | Vol. 5 No. 3 Apr 2006". QLRS. 3 April 2006. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  18. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 23 December 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  19. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  20. ^ "Extra Media : Reassembling Vital Parts | Vol. 4 No. 1 Oct 2004". QLRS. 1 October 2004. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  21. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 26 September 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  22. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 10 July 2007. Retrieved 29 March 2007.
  23. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 16 October 2006. Retrieved 27 March 2007.
  24. ^ "Arts Central - Your One Stop Dance Studio". www.artscentral.sg.
  25. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 13 October 2010. Retrieved 9 October 2010.
  26. ^ "Golden Horse: Yeo Yann Yann wins Best Supporting Actress for Ilo Ilo". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 1 December 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  27. ^ Frater, Patrick (15 September 2013). "'Ilo Ilo' Sweeps Vladivostok Festival". Archived from the original on 25 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2017.

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