Ivy Lee (actress)

Ivy Lee (simplified Chinese: 李锦梅; traditional Chinese: 李錦梅; pinyin: Lǐ Jǐnméi; born 16 July 1973) is a Singaporean former actress and host. She was prominently a full-time Mediacorp artiste from 1993 to 2007.Lee left Mediacorp in November 2009 and moved to Hong Kong with her family.

Ivy Lee
Born (1973-07-16) 16 July 1973
ResidenceLondon
NationalitySingaporean
OccupationActress, host
Years active1993— present
Spouse(s)Raymond Choy [1]
Children
  • Mikki Choy (daughter)
  • Nik Choy (son)
  • Dash Choy (son)
  • Leah Choy (daughter)
Awards Star Search Champion
Star Search Miss Photogenic
Star Awards 1994 : Star Awards for Most Popular Female Newcomer
Star Awards 2000 : Best Actress
Star Awards 2004 : Best Actress
Star Awards 2006 : Best Actress
Star Awards 2007 :
Star Awards 25th Anniversary Show — Top 10 Villains in Dramas & Star Awards 25th Anniversary Show — Favourite On-screen Partners (with Edmund Chen)
Star Awards 1995 :
Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
Asian Television AwardsAsian Television Award for Best Actress

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese李錦梅
Simplified Chinese李锦梅

Early life and career

Lee graduated from Singapore Polytechnic with a Diploma in Biomedical in 1993.[1] The same year, she joined TCS (predecessor of MediaCorp) after winning the biannual Star Search and clinching the "Miss Photogenic" title at the same contest.

At the Star Awards 2006, Lee was awarded the Best Actress award for her role as a lawyer in the drama serial Family Matters. Before that, she was also named the Best Actress another two times; the first in 2000, and then in 2004.

Later in her career, Lee was known for her on-screen partnership with actor Edmund Chen, most notably in Beyond the Axis of Truth and Double Happiness. At the Star Awards 2007 anniversary special celebrating 25 years of Chinese drama in Singapore, they were named one of the Top 5 Favourite On-screen Partners for their roles as husband and wife in Double Happiness.

Lee left the entertainment industry in November 2009 and moved to Hong Kong with her family. As of 2017, she moved again to London.

Personal life

Lee currently lives in Hong Kong with her four children and her Hong Kong-born television producer and director husband Raymond Choy. In 1997, she gave birth to a girl. In 2005, Lee gave birth to twin boys. In 2009, she gave birth to another girl.[1] In an interview, Lee stated that she relocated to Hong Kong with her children so as to be nearer to her husband who travels frequently within the Greater China Region.[2]

Filmography

TV series

Year English title Mandarin title Role Notes
1993That Moment in Time红尘独舞蒋心仪 (Jiang Xinyi)
  • 1/3 of the Female Lead 三大女主角之一
1994Those Were The Days生命擂台洛雪婷 (Luo Xueting)
    1994Fiery Lover烈火情人阮加琪 (Ruan Jiaqi)
      1994Strike Back越界威龙王伟儿 (Wang Weier)
      • Telemovie
      1994The Magnate叱咤风云张亦君 (Zhang Yijun) / 阮敏 (Ruan Min)
        1995Sea Eagle海岸猎鹰文梅宝 (Wen Meibao)
        • Telemovie
        1995Dream Hunters追心一族
          1995The Last Rhythm曲终魂断何碧如 (He Biru)
          • Female Lead 女主角
          1995The Dragons Five飞龙五将刘美英 (Liu Meiying)
            1996Ah Xue阿雪阿雪 (Ah Xue) / 张靖雯 (Zhang Jingwen)
              1996Kungfu Master 1996掌门人1996黄祖儿 (Huang Zuer)
                1996Ordinary Ambitions阳光伴我行
                  1997The Royal Monk真命小和尚莹莹郡主 (Princess Yingying)
                    1997Crimes & Tribulations狮城奇案录 之《绑票大亨》红红 (Honghong)
                      1997The Price of Peace和平的代价夏树秀子 (Natsuki Hideko) / 秀秀(Xiuxiu)
                        1998Act 235刑事235范嘉萱 (Fan Jiaxuan)
                          1998Season of Love甜甜的季节林晓双 (Lin Xiaoshuang)
                            1999Stepping Out出路阿菊 (Ah Ju)
                              2000The Legendary Swordsman笑傲江湖岳灵珊 (Yue Lingshan)
                                2000Angel's Dream真相陈安琪 (Chen Anqi)
                                  2000Four Walls And A Ceiling我爱黄金屋符美燕 (Fu Meiyan)
                                    2001No Problem考试家族孙凤喜 (Sun Fengxi)
                                      2001Beyond the Axis of Truth法医X档案伍品瑜 (Wu Pinyu)
                                      • Female Lead 女主角
                                      2001The Hotel大酒店Miss Seto
                                        2002Brotherhood有情有义张丽 (Zhang Li)
                                        • Cameo Appearance
                                        2002The Wing Of Desire天使的诱惑林家萱 (Lin Jiaxuan)
                                          2003A Child's Hope孩有明天颜丽珠 (Yan Lizhu)
                                            2003Always on My Mind无炎的爱杨美娜 (Yang Meina)
                                              2004Double Happiness I & II喜临门 I & II司徒雅喜 (Situ Yaxi)
                                                2004Beautiful Trio大女人·小女人Leo Leo
                                                  2005Beyond The aXis of Truth II法医X档案 II伍品瑜(Wu Pinyu) / 章亮星 (Zhang Liangxing)
                                                  2006C.I.D.刑警2人组叶雪 (Ye Xue)
                                                  2006Family Matters法庭悄佳人赵舒扬 (Zhao Shuyang)
                                                    2006House of Joy欢乐满屋郑一欢 (Zheng Yihuan)
                                                      2007Live Again天堂鸟韩琪真 (Han Qizhen)
                                                        2008Love Blossoms心花朵朵开陶紫荆 (Tao Zijing)
                                                        2008Love Blossoms II心花朵朵开 II

                                                        Variety show host

                                                        Year English title Mandarin title
                                                        2002Foodies Choice美食包打听
                                                        2003Be My Guest客人来
                                                        2007My Star Guide II我的导游是明星 II

                                                        Compilation album

                                                        Year English title Mandarin title
                                                        2003MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 03新传媒群星贺岁庆丰年
                                                        2005MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 05新传媒迎春接福喜临门
                                                        2009MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 09新传媒福牛迎端年

                                                        Accolades

                                                        Star Awards – Acting Awards
                                                        YearCeremonyCategoryNominated workResult
                                                        19941st Star Awards CeremonyBest NewcomerN/AWon
                                                        19952nd Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 5
                                                        19962nd Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 20
                                                        19996th Star Awards Ceremony Best ActressStepping Out
                                                        (as Ju)
                                                        Nominated
                                                        6th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 10
                                                        20007th Star Awards CeremonyBest ActressAngel's Dream
                                                        (as Chen Anqi)
                                                        Won
                                                        7th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 10
                                                        20018th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 10
                                                        20029th Star Awards CeremonyBest ActressThe Wing Of Desire
                                                        (as Lin Jiaxuan)
                                                        Nominated
                                                        9th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 10
                                                        200310th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 20
                                                        200411th Star Awards CeremonyBest ActressDouble Happiness
                                                        (as Situ Yaxi)
                                                        Won
                                                        11th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 20
                                                        200613th Star Awards CeremonyBest ActressFamily Matters
                                                        (as Zhao Shuyang)
                                                        Won
                                                        13th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 20
                                                        200714th Star Awards CeremonyBest ActressHouse of Joy
                                                        (as Zheng Yihuan)
                                                        Nominated
                                                        14th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 10
                                                        200915th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 10

                                                        References

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