Myolie Wu

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Myolie Wu
Born (1979-11-06) November 6, 1979 (age 39)
Occupation Actress, Singer, Merchant
Years active1999present
Spouse(s)Philip Lee
ChildrenBrendan Lee (born 13 October 2017)
Awards Miss Hong Kong
1999 2nd Runner-UpTVB Anniversary Awards Best Actress
2011 Curse of the Royal Harem
My Favourite Female Character
2011 Ghetto Justice
Most Improved Female Artiste
2002 Golden Faith
Most Fashionable Charming Artist
2008 for 2008 ceremony
Extraordinary Elegant Female Artiste
2011 for 2011 ceremony

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 胡杏兒
Simplified Chinese 胡杏儿
Musical career
Origin Hong Kong
Genres Cantopop
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsTVB, Neway Star

Myolie Wu Hang-yee (born 6 November 1979), is a Hong Kong actress and singer. Born in Hong Kong with Guangdong Taishan ancestry, she is signed under for the Hong Kong TVB television station and a singer under contracts with Neway Star. In 2011, She has won "Best Actress" for her role in Curse of the Royal Harem, a TVB grand production, "Most Favourite TV Female Character" for her role in Ghetto Justice and also won "Extraordinary Elegant Actress" at the TVB Anniversary Awards 2011, making her the first ever Triple TV Queen of the year. By summer of 2015, Myolie left TVB to explore new avenues. [1]

Taishan, Guangdong County-level city in Guangdong, Peoples Republic of China

Taishan or Taishan County, formerly romanized in Cantonese as Toishan, in local dialect as Hoisan or Toisan, and formerly known as Xinning or Sunning, is a county-level city in the southwest of Guangdong province, China. It is administered as part of the prefecture-level city of Jiangmen. During the 2010 census, there were 941,095 inhabitants, of which 394,855 were classified as urban. Taishan calls itself the "First Home of the Overseas Chinese". An estimated half a million Chinese Americans are of Taishanese descent.

<i>Curse of the Royal Harem</i> television series

Curse of the Royal Harem is a 2011 Hong Kong period drama produced by TVB under executive producer Chong Wai-kin. The 45-minute episodes aired from 31 October to 4 December 2011, in a total of 27 episodes in Hong Kong and 29 episodes for the overseas audience. Its stars Jessica Hsuan, Myolie Wu, Sunny Chan, Gigi Wong, Nancy Wu & Joel Chan as the casts of this series. It is one of three grand TVB productions used to celebrate the channel's 44th anniversary, the other two being Super Snoops and Forensic Heroes III.

<i>Ghetto Justice</i>

Ghetto Justice is a TVB modern drama series about a former talented lawyer who fights injustice for the people of the Sham Shui Po district in Hong Kong. The series became a success and was followed by a sequel, Ghetto Justice II.

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Early years

In her schooling days, Myolie received high school education in Boarding School at Methodist College Belfast, Northern Ireland. She later returned to Hong Kong and attended the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, majoring in Biochemistry.

Methodist College Belfast voluntary grammar school in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Methodist College Belfast (MCB), locally known as Methody, is a Northern Irish coeducational voluntary grammar school in Belfast, located at the foot of the Malone Road. It was founded in 1865 by the Methodist Church in Ireland and is one of eight Northern Irish schools represented on the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. It is also a member of the Independent Schools Council and the Governing Bodies Association.

Northern Ireland Part of the United Kingdom lying in the north-east of the island of Ireland, created 1921

Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland, variously described as a country, province or region. Northern Ireland shares a border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland. In 2011, its population was 1,810,863, constituting about 30% of the island's total population and about 3% of the UK's population. Established by the Northern Ireland Act 1998 as part of the Good Friday Agreement, the Northern Ireland Assembly holds responsibility for a range of devolved policy matters, while other areas are reserved for the British government. Northern Ireland co-operates with the Republic of Ireland in some areas, and the Agreement granted the Republic the ability to "put forward views and proposals" with "determined efforts to resolve disagreements between the two governments".

Hong Kong East Asian city

Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and commonly abbreviated as HK, is a special administrative region of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China. With over 7.4 million people of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is the world's fourth-most densely populated region.

During her first year in university, Myolie took part the Miss Hong Kong pageant in 1999 and clinched second runner-up. Shortly afterward, she signed on to TVB as a full-time contracted artiste and withdrew from school.

Acting career

In her early years, Myolie started out as supporting characters in television serials. Her acting began to gain recognition through her breakthrough performance in Golden Faith , in which she portrayed the mentally challenged younger sister of Gallen Lo. [2] Her role was well received by the audience and she was awarded the Most Improved Female Artiste Award at the 2002 TVB Anniversary Awards . [3]

<i>Golden Faith</i>

Golden Faith is a 2002 Hong Kong television drama produced by TVB, starring a cast that includes a strong mix of new generation actors such as Gallen Lo, Deric Wan, Jessica Hsuan, Raymond Lam, Anne Heung, Myolie Wu, Tavia Yeung, and Michelle Ye and old generation powerhouse actors such as Paul Chun, Lau Dan, Shek Sau, Kwok Fung, Lau Kong, and Gigi Wong. It is Gallen Lo's final dramatic epic before he left TVB, Deric Wan's comeback drama, Myolie Wu's breakthrough role and Felix Lok's first major role from random support characters. It is billed as a major production from the makers of At the Threshold of an Era.

Gallen Lo Ka-leung is a Hong Kong actor and singer who primarily acts in television series. He is sometimes credited as King Gallen or Law Ka-leung.

The TVB Anniversary Awards, officially known as the TV Awards Presentation of TVB, is an annual awards ceremony honoring TVB's programming achievements in Hong Kong television; despite claims that it is the region's equivalent to the American Emmy and the Australian Logie, no other networks are allowed to enter their programmes into TVB competition, and it is awarded solely to TVB programming. Winners are awarded a copy of the golden TVB anniversary statuette, which depicts a man and a woman holding up TVB's square logo. The TVB Anniversary Awards are only one of three TVB awards given out. The other two types of TVB awards that are given out before the anniversary awards are: TVB Star Awards Malaysia and StarHub TVB Awards (Singapore). A list of all TVB awards winners is compiled here in the TVB Awards Winners Lists.

Myolie was offered her first lead role in Survivor's Law in 2003. [4] In the same year, she also starred in the classic TVB drama Triumph in the Skies alongside veteran actors Francis Ng and Flora Chan. [5] Both series received high viewership ratings and Myolie soon rose to popularity.

<i>Survivors Law</i>

Survivor's Law is a 25-episode TVB drama broadcast between July 14, 2003 to August 15, 2003. It is the direct prequel to 2007's Survivor's Law II (律政新人王II).

Francis Ng Chun-yu is a Hong Kong actor and director. He is known for his roles in the TVB series Triumph in the Skies and in films such as Young and Dangerous, Once Upon a Time in Triad Society and The Mission.

Flora Chan Wai-shan, is an American actress active primarily in Hong Kong television and film. Along with Maggie Cheung Ho-yee, Kenix Kwok, Jessica Hsuan, and Ada Choi, she is known as one of the Top 5 "Fa Dans" of TVB from the mid-1990s to mid-2000s.

In 2005, TVB aired five drama serials in which Myolie was lead actress. She received further acknowledgement for her acting in the hit series Wars of In-Laws where she played the shrewd daughter in-law of Liza Wang. The same serial was also what sparked her ongoing rumours with co-star Bosco Wong. [6]

Liza Wang Hong Kong entertainer and politician

Liza Wang Ming-chuenSBS, is a diva, actress and MC from Hong Kong. She is a personality in Chinese-speaking communities. She has been nicknamed "The Big Sister" in the HK entertainment circle. Wang was a delegate in the National People's Congress from 1988 to 1997, and she is a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Bosco Wong actor

Bosco Wong Chung-chak is a Hong Kong actor under TVB management and singer under East Asia Music.

In 2007, Myolie was paired with Mainland actor Feng Shao Feng in the TVB-CCTV joint production The Drive Of Life . The couple was well received by fans. She also starred as Chow Lai-Man in the second installment of War of In-Laws, Wars of In-Laws II in same year.

Myolie took another step in her acting career in 2009 by filming her first Mainland drama Beauty's Rival in Palace , in which she guest-starred in for five episodes and was once again paired with Feng Shao Feng. The drama achieved a high viewership rating and her performance was well-praised. She continued to film her second Mainland series Happy Mother-in-Law, Pretty Daughter-in-Law as lead actress the same year and gained widespread popularity in Mainland China.

She also filmed her third Mainland drama Racecourse alongside boyfriend Bosco Wong in late 2010. The series was their third collaboration portraying a couple.

In 2011, Myolie starred in TVB dramas The Rippling Blossom , Ghetto Justice , and Curse of the Royal Harem and all three series were listed as Top 5 in viewership ratings of the year. She was crowned "TV Queen" at the 2011 TVB Anniversary Awards after being awarded Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Curse of the Royal Harem and My Favorite Female Character for her role in Ghetto Justice . She was also voted by the audience as the Most Extraordinary Elegant Actress (Bosco Wong won the male equivalent) during the awards, making her the first ever TVB actress to win 3 awards at the same award ceremony. By the summer of 2015, after 16 years with TVB, Myolie decided not to renew her contract with TVB to explore new prospects. Despite former TVB actors heavily critical of TVB's treatment towards their stars, Myolie only offered her gratitude and bid farewell to the station. [1] With the support of her fellow TVB actresses, Myolie opened a bridal studio business as part of her venture into business. [7]

Music career

Myolie took the first step in her singing career through singing the theme song for her television series War and Destiny in 2007.

She then signed on to the music label Neway Star in 2008 and released her first EP entitled Evolve. In 2009, she released her second EP Loveholic and held her first solo mini-concert. The concert version Liveholic of her EP Loveholic was then released in early 2010.

Myolie continues to sing theme songs for TVB's television series.

Personal life

After ending her 8-year relationship with her ex-boyfriend Bosco Wong, [8] Wu began dating British born Philip Lee in 2014. [9] They married in December 2015. [10] It was announced in 14 May 2017 via Instagram that she was expecting her first child with her husband. On October 13, 2017, Myolie gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy called Brendan Lee which she announced via Instagram.

Filmography

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2001Scaremonger
2010 72 Tenants of Prosperity Myolie Wu Cameo
2011 The Founding of a Party Yuan Shikai's concubineCameo
Life Without Principle Connie
2014 Temporary Family Cheung Yee
2017Little LuckyXie Yuer
2019 Death Notify Meng Yun
Television dramas
YearTitleRoleTVB Anniversary Awards
2001 Colourful Life Ching Wing-chi
The Awakening Story Sheung Ping-ping
At Point BlankSamantha Ching Hiu-kwan
2002 Legal Entanglement To Bi-bi
Eternal Happiness Lau Yin-yuk
Golden Faith Elaine Ting Sin-yan TVB Anniversary Awards for Most Improved Actress
Family Man Ko Chui-yi
2003 Virtues of Harmony II Mandy Yuen YingEpisodes 2225
Survivor's Law Chung Ching-ling (Ling Ling)
Triumph in the Skies Zoe So Yi
2004 Dream of Colours Michelle Koo Lok-man
2005 Lost in the Chamber of Love Hung Leung
Scavengers' Paradise Cheng Pik-wan
The Gateau Affairs Tong Sheung
Wars of In-Laws Tin Lik (Eleven)
20056 When Rules Turn Loose Shum Yat-yin (Yan)
2006 Net Deception Nancy Kong Kin-yee
To Grow With Love Tina Ho Mei-tin
2007 Doomed to Oblivion Hiu Ng-mui
War and Destiny Koo Ping-on
The Drive of Life Yuki Fong Bing-yi
2008 Wars of In-Laws II Chow Lai-man
The Master of Tai Chi Yin Chi-kwai
When a Dog Loves a Cat Chow Chi-yu (Chow Chow)
2009 Burning Flame III Ko Wai-ying
200910 A Chip Off the Old Block So Fung-nei
2010 In the Eye of the Beholder Chau-heung
Beauty's Rival in Palace Lu Yu
Happy Mother-in-Law, Pretty Daughter-in-Law Qian Manguan
2011 The Rippling Blossom Keung Keung
Ghetto Justice Kris Wong Sze-fu TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character
Curse of the Royal Harem Empress Consort Hao-sun TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress
2012 Wish and Switch Fan Suk-heung
RacecourseLu Bihui
House of Harmony and Vengeance Lei Tsoi-shan (Purple Princess)
Ghetto Justice II Kris Wong Sze-fu
2013 Season of Love Yiu Tung-nei
La Ma Qiao BaGu Dandan
Triumph in the Skies II Zoe So Yi / Summer Koo Ha-san
A Splendid FamilyZhang Hanyan (Liu Yuping)
2014Wine BeautyChen Yiman
Lady Sour Cho Ching
2015 Every Step You Take Phoebe Sung Tin Chung
Lord of Shanghai Gu Xiaolou
2016 No Reserve Cheung Kei-sangPost-production
The Adoption/The Adopt (领养)Xue Mei CCTV-8
2017 Nothing Gold Can Stay Wu Yongmei
2018Hong Kong West Side StoriesYang Yuya

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References

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Awards and achievements
TVB Anniversary Awards
Preceded by
None
Most Improved Actress
2002
for Golden Faith
Succeeded by
Tavia Yeung
for Vigilante Force
Preceded by
Sheren Tang
for No Regrets
Best Actress
2011
for Curse of the Royal Harem
Succeeded by
Tavia Yeung
for Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles
Preceded by
Charmaine Sheh
for Can't Buy Me Love
My Favourite Female Character
2011
for Ghetto Justice
Succeeded by
Kate Tsui
for Highs and Lows
Miss Hong Kong
Preceded by
Natalie Ng
吳文忻
Miss Hong Kong 2nd Runner-Up
1999
Succeeded by
Maree Lau
劉嘉慧