Apple Hong

Apple Hong (born 31 Oct 1978) is a Malaysian actress and singer. She was prominently a full-time Mediacorp artiste from 1999 to 2011. She is a Singaporean permanent resident but continues to film on TV on an ad-hoc basis. She recently married a businessman.

Apple Hong
Born
Apple Hong Yi Xin

(1978-10-31) 31 October 1978
OccupationActress, host, singer
Years active1999-present
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese洪乙心
Musical career
LabelsMediacorp

Career

Hong was first runner-up in the Malaysian edition of Star Search 1999 and moved to Singapore after being offered a contract by TCS (now MediaCorp). She was then known as the ‘Malaysian Shu Qi’ due to her slight resemblance to the Hong Kong actress. Several years later she moved to SPH MediaWorks but was transferred back to MediaCorp when both companies merged in 2005. She made her cinema debut in Jack Neo's 2005 film One More Chance, starring as Mark Lee's on-screen wife.[1] Besides acting, Hong was also a prominent face on magazine covers, print ads and television commercials in both Singapore and Malaysia.

As an artist in a wide range of areas, Hong's next venture is to release her debut music EP in Singapore and Malaysia. The EP concept consisting of 8-tracks with various musical genres including acoustic easy-listening, piano-pop tunes and also fusion of Chinese and Irish-styled songs. This EP is penned by some of the most prominent award winning musicians from Singapore and Malaysia (taken more than 18-months to produce), Song arrangements by Mac Chew, Lee Nai Kong, Jamie Wilson (arranged for Sandy Lam, Z-Chen, Emil Chou, A-Do, Richie Ren, 光良 etc.), Songwriters Lee Chee Cheng and Fred Chong (written for A-Do, Stefanie Sun, Miriam Yeung, Elva, Z-Chen, Fish Leong, 品冠, Kelly Chen etc.), Visual and artistic director (including design of album cover) to be helmed by renowned Singapore stylist guru David Gan (Zhang Zi Yi’s stylist) and Bernard Ooi.

Hong left the entertainment industry in October 2011 as she opted not to renew her full-time contract.[2] While she continued filming with MediaCorp on a per-project basis, she stated she had wanted to spend time managing the Kuala Lumpur branch of Xiao Bar Wang (owned by former fellow MediaCorp actor Jeff Wang)[3] and planned to further her showbiz career in China.[4] She recently married a businessman.

Filmography

YearWorkRoleNotes
2001In Pursuit of Peace
何日军再来
Ding Yueguang
丁月光
  • Supporting Role
Heroes in Black
我来也
Liu Feiyu
刘菲玉
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2003Eternity: A Chinese Ghost Story
倩女幽魂
Ping An
平安
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2005Portrait of Home
同心园
Gao Jimei
搞姬梅
2006Portrait of Home II
同心圆 II
Gao Jimei
搞姬梅
C.I.D.
刑警2人组
Long Liwen
龙丽雯
  • 3rd Female Lead 第三女主角
2007The Greatest Love of All
爱.特别的你
Yang Qianru
杨嵌入
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
2008Love Is All Around
爱在你左右
Fu Xiaoyue
富晓月
Just in Singapore
一房半厅一水缸
Qian Qian
茜茜
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Welcome Home, My Love
快乐一家
Vivien Tan Huey Yan
  • Pairs up with Steve Yap
  • Supporting Role 女配角
The Little Nyonya
小娘惹
Huang Meiyu
黄美玉
2009Baby Bonus
添丁发财
Angel
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2010Happy Family
过好年
Lemon He
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Mrs P.I.
查某人
Phyllis Qiu Shuang Xi
秋双细
2011Be Happy
生日快乐
Josephine
  • Pairs up with Zen Chong
  • Supporting Role 女配角
The In-Laws
麻婆斗妇
Liang Xin
梁芯
  • Pairs up with Cavin Soh
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2012Joys of Life
花样人间
Zhang Xiaoyu
张小雨
2014Three Wishes
三个愿望
Anna
安娜
2015Mind Game
心迷
Linda
  • Supporting Role 女配角
  • Malaysian Production
2016The Queen
复仇女王
Ni Qiaowen
倪巧雯
2019Walk With Me
谢谢你出现在我的行程里
Vivian
  • Pairs up with Alex Ko
  • Mother of Danny Lee
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Day Break
天空渐渐亮
  • Supporting Role 女配角
After The Stars
攻星计
Lin Fei
林菲
  • Supporting Role 女配角

Awards and nominations

The Star Awards are presented by Mediacorp.

Star Awards – Acting Awards
YearCategoryNominated workResult
1999Best NewcomerP.I BluesNominated

References

  1. Tan, Kenneth Paul (2008). Cinema and television in Singapore: resistance in one dimension. BRILL. p. 176. ISBN 978-90-04-16643-1. Retrieved 8 December 2010.
  2. "Apple Hong is starting over in Beijing". AsiaOne. 27 June 2012.
  3. "Archived copy" 王建复马国开新店 洪乙心王爱玲成合伙人 (in Chinese). xin.msn.com. 14 September 2011. Archived from the original on 26 September 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Of greener pastures and indecent proposals". The New Paper. 25 June 2012. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013.
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