Tavia Yeung

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Tavia Yeung
Born (1979-08-30) 30 August 1979 (age 39)
OccupationActress, singer, model
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s) Him Law
Awards TVB Anniversary Awards Most Improved Female Artiste
2003 Vigilante Force
Best Supporting Actress
2008 Moonlight Resonance
My Favourite Female Character
2009 Beyond the Realm of Conscience
Best Performance of the Year
2009 Sweetness in the Salt ; Beyond the Realm of Conscience
Best Actress
2012 Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 楊怡
Simplified Chinese 杨怡

Tavia Yeung Yi (born 30 August 1979) is a Hong Kong actress under Hong Kong's Television Broadcast Limited or TVB. She has starred in numerous popular Hong Kong television series such as Vigilante Force , Twin of Brothers , Dicey Business , Heart of Greed , Moonlight Resonance , Beyond the Realm of Conscience , The Mysteries of Love , The Other Truth , The Hippocratic Crush , and Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles .

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Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) is a television broadcasting company based in Hong Kong. The company operates five free-to-air terrestrial television channels in Hong Kong, with TVB Jade as its main Cantonese language service, and TVB Pearl as its main English service. TVB is headquartered at TVB City at the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate.

<i>Vigilante Force</i> (TV series)

Vigilante Force is a 2003 Hong Kong modern serial drama produced by TVB starring Bowie Lam, Kenix Kwok, Joe Ma, Benny Chan, Tavia Yeung, Leila Tong, Mak Cheung-ching, and Eileen Yeow.

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Career

Tavia Yeung is an Hong Kong actress contracted under TVB. Her elder sister, Griselda Yeung, was one of the final six contestants of Miss Hong Kong 2001. Griselda is now also a TVB actress on both TVB Jade and TVB 8.

Griselda Yeung Chinese actress

Griselda Yeung is a Hong Kong actress and sister of actress Tavia Yeung. She changed her English name to Lenna.

Having graduated from the 13th TVB Artistes Training Course in 1999, Tavia starred in numerous MTVs and after a few minor roles in series such as Street Fighters and When Dreams Come True , she caught the public's attention with her role as Ah Yan in The Awakening Story (starring Liza Wang and Damian Lau), in which she portrayed the younger sister of Maggie Cheung Ho Yee with whom she bore a remarkable resemblance.

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<i>The Awakening Story</i>

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Liza Wang Hong Kong entertainer and politician

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In 2003, Tavia was awarded the Most Improved Actress of the Year by TVB with her role as Kelly, the rebellious single-mother-to be in Vigilante Force. Since then, Tavia has been selected for many roles, particularly in period dramas as she has that sense of serenity required for them. As the leading lady in Twin of Brothers , starring alongside Raymond Lam and Ron Ng, she became increasingly popular across both the Chinese mainland and overseas.

<i>Twin of Brothers</i> 2004 TVB drama

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Raymond Lam Hong Kong actor and singer

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Ron Ng Hong Kong actor and singer

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In 2007, with her ‘girl-next-door’ image, Tavia surprised the public with her role in Dicey Business as the sexy Mimi Tam. She mentioned it was this role that opened up her insights on acting. During her birthday party in 2012, she told fans that Mimi Tam is her personal favourite. Followed by the much talked about series Heart of Greed , Tavia once again assured the public with her acting skills and secured her place as a prominent female lead in TVB. Four of Yeung's series Dicey Business , On the First Beat , Heart of Greed , and Fathers and Sons made it into TVB's top five rated dramas of 2007.

<i>Dicey Business</i>

Dicey Business is a 2006 grand production drama by Television Broadcasts Limited.

<i>Heart of Greed</i> 2007 Hong Kong television drama

Heart of Greed was a 2007 grand production drama by Hong Kong's TVB. It stars Moses Chan, Bosco Wong, Raymond Lam, Linda Chung, Tavia Yeung, Yoyo Mung, Louise Lee, Ha Yu, Michelle Yim, Susanna Kwan, Lai Lok-yi, Fala Chen and Louis Yuen. The reception was excellent for the series, and subsequently led it to win many of the TVB Anniversary Awards in 2007, including the 'Best Series' Award. It became 2007 highest rated series when it hit 48 points, within the final minutes of its finale. The series is currently re-running on TVB's Pay Vision Classic Channel, upgrading the series status as a classic.

<i>On the First Beat</i>

On the First Beat is a TVB modern action series broadcast in June 2007.

In 2008 Yeung was well received for her performance in Moonlight Resonance . Her portrayal of Suen Ho Yuet earned her much praise by the audience and her peers. She won the "Best Supporting Actress Award" at the TVB 41st Anniversary Awards on 15 November 2008 for her role in that series.

<i>Moonlight Resonance</i> television series

Moonlight Resonance is a 2008 grand production HDTV drama by TVB. It is a spiritual sequel to 2007's award-winning series, Heart of Greed featuring most of the original cast members. The series is written and edited by Cheung Wah-biu and Sit Ga-wah. Sponsored by Kee Wah Bakery, the series began broadcast on 28 July 2008. It stars Louise Lee, Ha Yu, Michelle Yim, Susanna Kwan, Moses Chan, Raymond Lam, Linda Chung, Tavia Yeung, Lee Heung Kam, Fala Chen, Chris Lai & Vincent Wan. Its final episode was the highest rated TVB episode ever at 50 points. The series was met with critical acclaim, with praise to the intense plot, excellent performances by the cast, and moving storyline. It went on to receive various awards across Asia Pacific and further cemented its position as one of the most successful and epic dramas in TVB's history.

In 2009, Tavia was one of the female leads beside Charmaine Sheh in TVB's grand production drama, Beyond the Realm of Conscience (宮心計), as Yiu Kam Ling. In October 2009, she was named as one of the nominees for Best Actress in her role as the evil and calculating Yiu Gam Ling at the 42nd TVB Anniversary Awards and was said to be a hot favourite beside veteran actress Sheren Tang. Although she did not manage to win the Best Actress award that year, Tavia managed to take home two other important awards - "My Favourite Female Character" and "Best Performance of the Year".

In 2010, one of Tavia's series, The Mysteries of Love , was released in Hong Kong and instantly became TVB's highest rated series for the first half of year. She was one of the most promoted artists in 2010 with four modern dramas to star in. These are ( The Rippling Blossom , Men with No Shadows , Yes Sir, Sorry Sir , The Other Truth ).

In early 2011, with less than two months of rest, Tavia was presented with a role and opportunity she could not turn down from mainland China. She cut short her leave to participate in an ancient grand production The Emperor's Harem(后宫) alongside Ady An and William Feng as the evil and conniving Imperial Corsort Wan. As soon as Yeung returned to Hong Kong from mainland china, she was presented with role after role, only taking a break from filming in October. Four of Tavia's series were released in 2011, three of which made it into the top five highest rated series in the first half of 2011.

2012 is easily Tavia's best year, with the release of three highly popular series: The Hippocratic Crush , Three Kingdoms RPG and Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles . Her popularity rose to another level as she was praised by colleagues and the audience for her strong acting skills and fantastic work ethics. The Hippocratic Crush brought Tavia her very first leading role award at the annual Malaysian Astro On Demand's My Favourite TVB Awards for "Best Actress In a Leading Role". The same night she brought home two other awards, one for "My Favourite TV Character" and the other for "My Favourite On-Screen Couple" alongside Kenneth Ma. Leading up to the all-important 45th TVB Anniversary Awards, Tavia was considered a hot favourite to take the covered Best Actress award based solely on audience voting. On December 17, 2012, she won the TVB Best Actress title for her portrayal of Hong Tse Kwan in Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles .

Tavia Yeung is the first actress to win the full set of TVB Anniversary Awards from all major categories including Most Improved Female Artiste (2003), Best Supporting Actress (2008), My Favourite Female Character (2009) and Best Actress (2012).

Personal life

In 2012, Him and Tavia admitted that they were in a relationship after Tavia was caught sitting on Him's lap by Apple Daily.

In March 2016, Tavia and Him had their private wedding ceremony at Leeds Castle. The pair have been together for over five years since they met each other on the set of TVB's Hippocratic Crush. After returning to Hong Kong from their wedding, the couple confirmed the good news and added that they would hold a banquet later in the year to celebrate with families and friends.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001Blue MoonBride's friend
2003Happy Go LuckyEva

Television dramas

YearTitleRoleNotes
1999 A Kindred Spirit Joan's coworker
Detective Investigation Files IV News reporter / Store employee / Irene (Extra)
Game of DeceitProstitute
Face to FaceNews Reporter
1999-2000 At the Threshold of an Era Guest / Secretary / Mary (Extra)
2000Ups and DownsSalesperson
When Dreams Come TrueJenny
The Sky is the LimitPR agent
War of the Genders Receptionist
The Legend of Lady Yang Palace maid (Extra)
Armed Reaction II News reporter
Return of the Cuckoo Girl
Street FightersChin Cho Yee
The Legendary Four AcesConcubine / worship girl (Extra)
The Green Hope Vivian Fung Wai Wai
2001FM701Szeto Nga Chung
The Heaven Sword & the Dragon Sabre 2000 Bhikkhuni (Extra)
A Taste of LoveTelevision host
Gods of Honour Imperial Consort ChanMakes an appearance in episode 19 and 20
Seven SistersPasserby (Extra)
The Awakening Story Suen Hing Yan
2002 Eternal Happiness So Ying Suet
Golden Faith Chung Chui Yee (Kiko)
2003Whatever It TakesMoyung Suet
Vigilante Force Kelly Wan Ka Lei TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste
The 'W' Files Wong Hung Hung
Find the Light Lee Kwai
Love Stories at Regalia BayBowie's friend Cameo
2004The Vigilante in the MaskChung Wan
Twin of Brothers Lee Sau-ning TVS Award for Most Potential Actress
Shades of Truth Hong Chi Sin (Siu Sin)
2005 The Prince's Shadow Yu YeeNominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste (Top 5)
The Academy Ho FaNominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste (Top 5)
Yummy Yummy Chow Chi Yan (Yan)Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste (Top 5)
2006 A Pillow Case of Mystery Princess Tsanggak Ming ChuNominated — TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character (Top 20)
Land of Wealth Kiu TsunNominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 20)
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste (Top 5)
Dicey Business Tam Chu Mei (Mimi)Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste (Top 5)
Good Against EvilShiu On Kei (Angel)
2007 Heart of Greed Cheuk Man Lai (Jackie)
On the First Beat Ho FaCameo
Fathers and Sons Law Sei Hei (Joey)
The Building Blocks of Life Cheung Man Ching (Freeda)Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste (Top 5)
2008 Moonlight Resonance Suen Ho Yuet TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actress
StarHub TVB Awards for My Favourite TVB Female Character
NEXT Magazine's Top 10 Favourite Artists — #3
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Female Artiste (Top 5)
2009 Sweetness in the Salt Dau Sing SuetTVB Anniversary Award for Best Performance of the Year
  • Pairs up with Steven Ma
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
Beyond the Realm of Conscience Yiu Kam LingTVB Anniversary Award for Best Performance of the Year
TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character
NEXT Magazine's Top 10 Favourite Artists — #4
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 5)
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2010 Cupid Stupid Kan Ngo Lam (Twinkle)
A Fistful of Stances Au-Yeung Wai Lan (Young)
The Mysteries of Love Tsui Siu Lai My AOD Favourites Award for My Favourite Drama Character (1 of 10)
StarHub TVB Awards for My Favourite TVB Female Character
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 5)
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character (Top 5)
Nominated — My AOD Favourites Award for My Favourite Actress in a Leading Role (Top 5)
2011 The Rippling Blossom Choi Tse LungNominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 15)
Yes, Sir. Sorry, Sir! Ho Miu Suet (Miss Ho)
The Other Truth Hong Tze Yan (Mavis) My AOD Favourites Award for My Favourite Drama Character (1 of 15)
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character (Top 15)
Nominated — My AOD Favourites Award for My Favourite Actress in a Leading Role (Top 5)
Men with No Shadows Fong Siu Fong
The Emperor's Harem Wan Zhener / Imperial Consort Wan
2012 The Hippocratic Crush Fan Tze Yu StarHub TVB Awards Singapore My Favorite Character 2012
Performing Artist 2012 Outstanding Television Performance Actress
My AOD Favourite Actress in a Leading Role 2012
My AOD Favourite On-Screen Couple (Kenneth Ma & Tavia Yeung)
My AOD Favourite TV Character (1 of 15)
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character (Top 10)
Three Kingdoms RPG Song Yau
Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles Hong Tze Kwan TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character (Top 10)
STARHUB Singapore My Favorite Character 2013
STARHUB Singapore My Favorite Actress in a Leading Role 2013
2012-2013 Friendly Fire Fong Tin Lam (Chris)
2013 A Great Way To Care IILam Chung Yan (Apple/Cheung Yi Lam)
The Hippocratic Crush II Fan Tze YuNominated - TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character (Top 15)
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress
TVB Stars Award Malaysia 2013 for my favorite TV character (1 of 15)
TVB Stars Award Malaysia 2013 for My Favourite On-Screen Couple
2014 Storm in a Cocoon Tong Bing-bing
2014-2015 Noblesse Oblige Wai Lam
2015 Eye in the Sky Ng Chan Nei (Jan)
Wudang Rules Lok Yeung
Momentary Lapse Of Reason Leung Sam
2016 The Last Healer In Forbidden City Fuk Ling
2018 Another Era Hayley

Awards and achievements

2003

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

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References

Awards and achievements
TVB Anniversary Awards
Preceded by
Myolie Wu
for Golden Faith
Most Improved Female Artiste
2003
for Vigilante Force
Succeeded by
Shirley Yeung
for Angels of Mission
Preceded by
Fala Chen
for Steps
Best Supporting Actress
2008
for Moonlight Resonance
Succeeded by
Susan Tse
for Rosy Business
Preceded by
Louise Lee
for Moonlight Resonance
My Favourite Female Character
2009
for Beyond the Realm of Conscience
Succeeded by
Charmaine Sheh
for Can't Buy Me Love
Preceded by
None
Best Performance of the Year
2009
for Beyond the Realm of Conscience
Succeeded by
Moses Chan
for Can't Buy Me Love
Preceded by
Myolie Wu
for Curse of the Royal Harem
Best Actress
2012
for Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles
Succeeded by
TBD
Power Academy Awards
Preceded by
Jessica Hsuan
for The Drive of Life
My Most Supportive Performance
2008
for Moonlight Resonance
Succeeded by
Michael Tse
for E.U.
MY AOD Favourite Awards
Preceded by
Myolie Wu
for Ghetto Justice
Best Actress in a Leading Role
2012
for The Hippocratic Crush
Succeeded by
incumbent