Yvonne Lim

Yvonne Lim (Chinese: 林湘萍; pinyin: Lín Xiāngpíng, born 28 September 1976) is a Singaporean actress managed under Lafeng Entertainment.

Yvonne Lim
Born (1976-09-28) 28 September 1976 (age 44)[1]
NationalitySingaporean
EducationCHIJ St Theresa's Convent
Alma materSingapore Polytechnic
OccupationActress
Years active1997–present
Agent
  • Lafeng Entertainment
Spouse(s)
Alex Tien
(m. 2014)
Children
  • Alex Junior Tien Zong Jie (son)
  • Alexa Tien Xin Yu (daughter)
AwardsStar Awards 2005 : Best Supporting Actress
Star Awards 2007 : Best Actress
Star Awards 2014 : Most Popular Regional Artiste Award
Star Awards 1998 - Star Awards 2014 :
Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
Star Awards 2021 :
Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
Musical career

She also recorded and released a solo Mandarin album in the year 2000. In 2002, she participated in the Hong Kong television station ATV 30-part courtroom drama Innocently Guilty, which also starred Anita Yuen, Kent Cheng and Felix Wong.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Lim was born to Hokkien family. She studied at CHIJ St Theresa's Convent and graduated with a Diploma in Electronic, Computer & Communication Engineering (DECC) at Singapore Polytechnic in 1996.[3] In an interview with SP's alumni magazine, she stated that she was a "shy girl" who rarely took part in extracurricular activities. At the recommendation of some friends, she took part in the Miss Singapore Polytechnic beauty pageant and finished first runner-up. She was a finalist with Go Magazine's Cover Girl Contest and did some modelling before joining Star Search Singapore 1997. While she was eliminated in the finals but she was offered a contract by the Television Corporation of Singapore (predecessor of MediaCorp).

CareerEdit

Lim was given a lead role in Starting Point, where she played a young entrepreneur, and was well received by audiences. She was nominated for Best Newcomer and Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes in the Star Awards 1998 after her debut Starting Point. Although she did not manage to win the 'Best Newcomer 1998', she was voted into the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes for that year.[4]

Her subsequent progress was fairly slow, mainly appearing in minor supporting roles (A Child's Hope, The Vagrant). Some attribute this trend to her petite build, which dwarf her in comparison to other actresses. However, her career started to pick up again in 1999 with her role of an unfortunate girl lost in the crowds of Singapore in the early 20th century in Stepping Out.

In 2005, she landed major roles in popular dramas such as A New Life, where she played a poor but contented woman, and Portrait of Home, in which she played one of the antagonists. At the Star Awards 2005, she had the rare honour of being nominated in both acting categories and won the Best Supporting Actress for the latter.[5] That drama's role as a vengeful woman was also named one of the top 10 most memorable villains at the Star Awards 2007 25th anniversary special.

In 2006, her stock rose even further when she landed the lead role in An Enchanted Life, a story of a Taiwanese betel nut seller who journeys to Singapore in search of her long-lost father. She also starred in the hit drama Metamorphosis in 2007, which granted her the coveted Star Awards 2007 Best Actress Award.[6] This award was an important milestone for her as it led to her rising popularity. Metamorphosis also won Best TV Serial in the Star Awards 2007.

Lim appeared on numerous variety and game shows, including 'Let's Party With Food!' and 'The Giant Show' in 2008, after her win for Best Actress in the Star Awards 2007.

Lim has been nominated for 'Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes' in the Star Awards for every single year since she joined Mediacorp in 1998. After her first win in 1998, she did not win the Top 10 award until 2009.[7]

In 2012, Lim signed with Lafeng Entertainment 拉风娱乐, a China Management Company. Her contract with Lafeng has ended, but she still has a valid contract with MediaCorp.

In 2014, Lim said she will only be taking a break and not leaving permanently from her acting career to move to Taiwan with her family as she is married to her husband Alex Tien.

In 2019, Lim who is currently based in Taipei, expressed her happiness during an interview claiming that she has "achieved success" with Alex "finally being able to see the good sides of Singapore." The star said that her husband wishes to apply for permanent residency and is considering the option of relocating here. However, it would not be so soon, "perhaps in three to four years' time," she added. The family of four had previously lived in Singapore for a month as Yvonne filmed her comeback drama, While You Were Away, which debuts end-June. Her son AJ, also attended preschool here. For now though, Lim is the only one still in town. Her husband returned to Taiwan two months ago with their two children and became a stay-at-home dad. Despite the seemingly perfect arrangement, Lim has a "complaint" - Alex has taken care of the children "too well and they seem to not miss her.Sometimes we do video calls twice a day, but the children thought it was too much. It makes me a little sad." Lim co-stars with local actor Shaun Chen in While You Were Away, and this will be their third drama in which they rekindle their on-screen romance. They were previously an on-screen couple for Channel 8's Your Hand in Mine in 2009 and Kampong Ties in 2011.

Personal lifeEdit

Lim is married to ex-Taiwanese boy band B.A.D member, Alex Tien, who is 3 years younger than her. The couple held their wedding on 7 September 2014 at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Singapore. On 27 December 2014, she gave birth to her son Alex Junior aka A.J. at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital, and after which they moved to Taiwan on 25 May 2015. On 6 January 2017, she gave birth to her second child, a daughter, Alexa in Taiwan.[8] As of 2018, Alexa acquired her Singapore citizenship.[9] Lim is in the process of moving her family back to Singapore.[10]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes Ref
2002 Nothing to Lose [citation needed]
2007 Truth Be Told (真相 ) [citation needed]
2011 It's A Great, Great World (大世界) [11]
2012 My Dog Dou Dou (我的狗蚪蚪) [citation needed]
2013 Popiah (薄饼) [citation needed]

Television seriesEdit

Television
Year Title Role TV Network/TV Station Ref
1997 Starting Point (青春列车) Mediacorp Channel 8 [citation needed]
Danger in Sight (迷离剧场之影子凶手) [citation needed]
1998 The Return of the Condor Heroes [citation needed]
The New Adventures of Wisely [citation needed]
Legend of the Eight Immortals [citation needed]
1999 Stepping Out [citation needed]
Hero of the Times [citation needed]
2000 The Voices Within (心灵物语之爱上衣柜人) [citation needed]
Master Swordsman Lu Xiaofeng 2 [citation needed]
Don't Worry, Be Happy V (敢敢做个开心人) [citation needed]
2001 The Hotel [citation needed]
The Reunion (顶天立地) [citation needed]
The Vagrant' [citation needed]
2002 Innocently Guilty (法内情) [citation needed]
2003 True Heroes Irene [citation needed]
A Child's Hope
孩有明天
Fang Xiuyue
方秀月
[citation needed]
2005 Portrait of Home Part I Fyn [citation needed]
Portrait of Home Part II [citation needed]
Beautiful Illusions Lu Xiaofen (录小芬) [citation needed]
A New Life Ah Mei (阿美) [citation needed]
2006 Fairy of the Chalice [citation needed]
An Enchanted Life Li Shanqi(李珊琦) [citation needed]
Police & Thief: Who stole Georgie Gan? Suzy

Mediacorp Channel 5

[citation needed]
2007 A Mobile Love Story Su Fei (苏菲) Mediacorp Channel 8 [citation needed]
Metamorphosis Sheryl Wen Wanrou (汶婉柔) [citation needed]
2008 Nanny Daddy Lin Aihua (林爱华) [citation needed]
Love Blossoms II Pan Jiaqi (潘佳琦) [citation needed]
Perfect Cut Herself Mediacorp Channel U [citation needed]
2009 Your Hand in Mine Zheng Aizhen (郑爱真) Mediacorp Channel 8 [citation needed]
2010 Secret Garden [citation needed]
2011 Kampong Ties Lin Shuixian (林稅贤) Malaysian production [citation needed]
The Oath Xu Yunwen (许芸雯) Mediacorp Channel 8 [citation needed]
2012 Rescue 995 Xu Wenqian (许汶钳) [citation needed]
2013 Marry Me Liu Xixi (刘细细) [citation needed]
Break Free Tian Shishi (田诗诗) [citation needed]
2014 World at Your Feet Zheng Yongyi (郑永仪) [citation needed]
Blessings Du Shini (杜诗妮) [citation needed]
2019 While You Were Away Wu Senmei (吴森美) [citation needed]
A World Of Difference Li Jiaying (李佳颖) [citation needed]

Compilation albumEdit

Year English title Mandarin title Ref
2009 MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 09 新传媒福牛迎端年 [citation needed]
2010 MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 10 新传媒金虎迎富贵 [citation needed]

AccoladesEdit

Asian Television Awards – Acting Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref
2006 Best Actress in a Leading Role Portrait Of Home II
(as Fyn)
Highly Commended [citation needed]
2009 Best Actress in a Leading Role Perfect Cut Nominated [citation needed]
Star Awards – Acting Awards
Year Ceremony Category Nominated work Result Ref
1998 8th Star Awards Ceremony Best Newcomer Starting Point Nominated [citation needed]
1998 8th Star Awards Ceremony Best Supporting Actress Condor Heroes
(as Guo Xiang)
Nominated [citation needed]
1998 8th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10 [citation needed]
1999 9th Star Awards Ceremony Best Supporting Actress Stepping Out
(as Hai Yan)
Nominated [citation needed]
1999 9th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 20 [citation needed]
2000 10th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 20 [citation needed]
2001 11th Star Awards Ceremony Best Supporting Actress Master Swordsman Lu Xiaofeng 2
(as Ye Xue)
Nominated [citation needed]
2001 11th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 20 [citation needed]
2002 12th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 20 [citation needed]
2003 12th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 20 [citation needed]
2004 12th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 20 [citation needed]
2005 13th Star Awards Ceremony Best Supporting Actress Portrait of Home
(as Fyn)
Won [citation needed]
2005 13th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 20 [citation needed]
2005 13th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actress A New Life
(as Mei)
Nominated [citation needed]
2006 13th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 20 [citation needed]
2007 14th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 20 [citation needed]
2007 14th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actress Metamorphosis
(as Wen Wanrou)
Won [citation needed]
2007 14th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Memorable Villains Portrait of Home
(as Fyn)
Won [citation needed]
2009 15th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10 [citation needed]
2010 16th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10 [citation needed]
2011 17th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10 [citation needed]
2012 18th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10 [citation needed]
2012 18th Star Awards Ceremony Best Supporting Actress The Oath
(as Yunwen)
Nominated [citation needed]
2013 19th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10 [citation needed]
2014 20th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10 [citation needed]
2014 20th Star Awards Ceremony Most Popular Regional Artiste (China) N/A Won [citation needed]
2015 21st Star Awards Ceremony Best Actress World at Your Feet
(as Zheng Yongyi)
Nominated [citation needed]
21st Star Awards Ceremony Star Awards for Most Popular Regional Artiste (China) N/A Nominated [citation needed]
21st Star Awards Ceremony Star Awards for Most Popular Regional Artiste (Cambodia) N/A Nominated [citation needed]
2021 26th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10 [citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "林湘萍庆祝43岁生日 晒一家四口合照超温馨". www.8world.com.
  2. ^ "Toggle". Celebs. Archived from the original on 29 March 2010.
  3. ^ "SPotlight: Yvonne Lim's Search for Stardom" (PDF). SPAN News, Issue 25 p.15. May 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 March 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 March 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 April 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Star Awards Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 21 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  8. ^ "Yvonne Lim welcomes her second child". TODAYonline. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Yvonne Lim Is Hatching A Plot To Move Her Family Home To Singapore". 8 Days. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Yvonne Lim Says Her Return To Acting Has Made Her Husband Appreciate Her More". TODAYonline. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Celluloid time machine: "It's a Great Great World"". ChannelNewsAsia.

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