Jesseca Liu

Jesseca Liu (simplified Chinese: 刘子绚; traditional Chinese: 劉子絢; pinyin: Liú zi xuàn) (刘芷绚/刘芷絢 Liu Zhi Xuan was her previous Chinese stage name) (born on (1979-02-13)February 13, 1979) is a Malaysian actress, who is based in Singapore was named as one of the Seven Princesses of Mediacorp in 2006. She was a prominently a full-time Mediacorp artiste from 2004 to 2010 . Now she is a contracted artiste under MediaCorp and managed under HIM International Music.

Jesseca Liu
Born
Lao Chew Yen(刘秋雁)

(1979-02-13) February 13, 1979
Kedah, Malaysia
ResidenceSingapore
NationalityMalaysian
Alma materSaito Academy
OccupationActress, model
Years active2004–present
Agent
Spouse(s)
Jeremy Chan (m. 2017)
AwardsStar Awards 2006 - Star Awards 2017 : Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes & Star Awards 2019 : Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese劉子絢
Simplified Chinese刘子绚
Musical career
Associated actsSeven Princesses of Mediacorp

Early life

Jesseca Liu was born in Langkawi, Malaysia, with the name Lao Chew Yen. She began modelling after graduating from Saito Academy in 2001. Languages often spoken by Liu are Cantonese, Mandarin, English and Malay. She finished second for a Malaysian beauty contest in 2001. Liu began acting in Malaysia in a few Chinese drama productions produced by Singapore-based companies.

Career

Liu was spotted by a producer in MediaCorp in 2004 who offered her the meaty role of He Yi Xuan in the sports themed drama, The Champion, starring opposite Qi Yu Wu and Taiwanese actors Toro and Yan Xing Shu. She then began a career as a full-time actress in Singapore.

She snagged a role in the 100-episode drama series Portrait of Home in 2005. She played a Vietnamese bride Ruan Mianmian, and starred opposite veteran thespians Adrian Pang and Louise Lee. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Most Popular Newcomer Award categories for the Star Awards 2005 ceremony with her role as Ruan Mianmian in Portrait of Home. She won the Most Popular Newcomer Award that year.

Her first lead role was Ding Yirou in Rhapsody in Blue in 2006. She was given opportunities to play lead roles thereafter. She filmed a movie by MediaCorp Raintree Pictures back in 2007 and it was scheduled to be screened in the second quarter of 2008. However, the screening of the movie was put to a halt due to copyright problems. Liu released a book diary, Jesseca's Diary (Chinese : 绚日记) in December 2007.

In March 2011, she starred in the Channel U blockbuster of the year Secrets For Sale, alongside Christopher Lee and Lin Meijiao. She played Jiaqi, a private investigator. The 13-episode serial was produced by Wawa productions.

In October 2011, she went on to play the role of a medical doctor Yang Minfei in the medical-themed series The Oath, which is one of the highest rated series of the year. The drama also starred Christopher Lee, Ann Kok and Ix Shen. She continued to star in other Wawa productions, such as Game Plan and Disclosed, and wrote two episodes of Let It Go.

Departure from MediaCorp

Liu's contract with MediaCorp expired in May 2010. She then went on to sign a contract with HIM International Music (Singapore) in the same year. Her first production under her new company was Channel U's 2010 feature film, Lost and Found 《小孩·狗》 with Taiwan's popular child star Xiao Xiao Bin and Taiwanese idol James Wen Sheng Hao. The film garnered the highest viewership amongst the other two feature films aired, starring Mediacorp actresses Joanne Peh and Felicia Chin respectively.

She then filmed Mediacorp Channel U's 2011 blockbuster drama, Secrets For Sale 《拍·卖》as the lead actress alongside Mediacorp actors Christopher Lee and Thomas Ong.

Together with Olivia Ong, she sang the theme song for The Silver Tribute Charity Night which was aired "live" on MediaCorp Channel 8 on 5 June 2011. This marked her first appearance on a live programme since Star Awards 2010.

Return to Mediacorp

Liu recently signed a new acting contract with Mediacorp in 2015, rendering her eligible for the Top 20 Most Popular Female Artistes nominations. She was last nominated in 2010. Prior to this, she starred in three Mediacorp drama series: Yours Fatefully, Blessings and Hand In Hand. She starred in a new Wawa production called The Queen.

In 2017, she is involved in a drama called Hero where she played as a female lead with many cameo appearance in the drama. Which helped her gained a nomination for Best Actress. She also got involved in a drama called Eat Already? 2 where she played a cameo appearance as a doctor.

In 2018, she filmed two dramas called Mind Matters with Qi Yuwu and currently broadcast the drama called Babies On Board with Tay Ping Hui.

Liu has gotten 7 out of 10 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes from 2005-2009, 2016-2017, 2019 respectively.

Personal life

Liu married Jeremy Chan on 16 July 2017.[1][2]

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
2020Circle LineTBA
  • Pairs up with Patrick Lee
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
  • mm2 Entertainment Pte Ltd Chinese Movie
Loving You
爱没有距离
Lin Li
林俐
  • Pairs up with Ayden Sng
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
Mind's Eye
心眼
He Si Jia
何思嘉
  • Pairs up with Tay Ping Hui
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
  • Toggle Original Series
2019The Driver
伺机
Su Xin & Xu Zi Xin
素心 & 徐子欣
  • Pairs up with Kaiser Chuang
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
  • Toggle Original Series
When Ghost Meets Zombie
女鬼爱上尸
Bai Bai
白白
  • Pairs up with Jeremy Chan
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
  • Wawa Pictures Chinese Movie
Hello From The Other Side - It's Time
阴错阳差 — 时辰到
Meng Ru
孟如
  • Pairs up with Desmond Tan
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
  • Toggle Original Series
2018Babies On Board
新生
Peng Shiyun
彭诗韵
Mind Matters
心。情
Qin Xiuxiu
秦秀秀
  • Pairs up with Qi Yuwu
  • Mother of Ivan Lo
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
2017Eat Already? 2
吃饱没?2
Psychologist
心里医生
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
  • Dialect Drama Series
2016Hero
大英雄
Zhang Weixiong
张伟雄
The Queen
复仇女王
Guan Xin
关欣
2015Hand In Hand
手牵手
Hong Meifang
洪美芳
Accidental Agents
绝队保险
Sammi
2014Three Wishes
三个愿望
Cameo
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
Who Killed The Lead
侦凶
Lin Huiru
林慧如
Blessings
祖先保佑
She Meiren
佘美仁
  • Pairs up with Shaun Chen
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
Lin Xiaomei
林小梅
Served H.O.T.
烧·卖
Li Xiaorong
李小蓉
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
2013Disclosed
揭秘
Kuang Yunxiang
邝芸香
  • Pairs up with Tender Huang
  • Siblings with Shane Pow
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
Marry Me
我要嫁出去
Rainbow Ang
洪彩虹
2012Game Plan
千方百计
Zhao Xingtong
赵欣彤
Yours Fatefully
孤男寡女
Song Xinxin
宋心心
2011The Oath
行医
Yang Minfei
杨敏妃
In Time with You
我可能不会爱你
Huang Haiyan
黄海燕
  • Overseas drama guest appearance
  • Supporting Role 女配角
  • Taiwan GTV Production
Secrets For Sale
拍。卖
Zhou Jiaqi
周家琦
2010New Beginnings
红白囍事
Tang Wenxi
唐汶汐
2009Baby Bonus
添丁发财
Zheng Xiaoyang
郑晓阳
Romantic Delicacies
美食厨师男
Shen Xiaoxin
沈小欣
  • Pairs up with Melvin Sia
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
  • Singapore-Malaysia co-production
The Dream Catchers
未来不是梦
Lin Jiale
林佳乐
2008Crime Busters x 2
叮当神探
Ou Fenni
欧芬妮
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
Beach.Ball.Babes
球爱大战
Cai Yanfang
蔡艳芳
Rhythm of Life
变奏曲
Liu Zhiling
刘志玲
Kinship II
手足 II
Zheng Yusheng
郑玉生
  • Pairs up with Elvin Ng
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
2007Falling in Love
情有可缘
Zheng Zihui
郑子荟
  • Pairs up with Zhang Yaodong
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
  • Singapore-Malaysia co-production
Kinship I
手足 I
Zheng Yusheng
郑玉生
  • Pairs up with Elvin Ng
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
Mars vs Venus
幸福双人床
Weng Ziling
翁紫玲
  • Pairs up with Pierre Png
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
2006Through It All
海的儿子
Huang Qianyun
黄倩云
  • Pairs up with Li Nanxing
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
Rhapsody in Blue
蓝色仙人掌
Ding Yirou
丁以柔
  • Pairs up with Chen Hanwei
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
Women of Times
至尊红颜
Jia Wanqi
贾宛琪
Yours AlwaysWang Yingru
王颖如
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2005Portrait of Home II
同心园 II
Ruan Mianmian
阮棉(软绵绵)
Portrait of Home
同心园
My Lucky Charm
情来运转
Chen Xiuwen
陈秀文
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2004The Champion
任我遨游
He Yixuan
何亦萱
  • Pairs up with Qi Yuwu
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Rumput Jiwa
灵犀草
Jesseca Liu
刘秋雁
  • Cameo Appearance 客串

Compilation album

Year English title Mandarin title
2017MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 17新传媒群星咕鸡咕鸡庆丰年
2018MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 18新传媒群星阿狗狗过好年

Accolades

Year Ceremony Category Nominated Work Result
2005 12th Star Awards Ceremony Best Supporting Actress Portrait of Home
(as Ruan Mianmian)
Nominated
Best Newcomer Won
2006 13th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
Best Actress Rhapsody in Blue
(as Ding Yirou)
Nominated
2007 14th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
Best Actress Kinship
(as Zheng Yusheng)
Nominated
2009 15th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
2010 16th Star Awards Ceremony N/A Won
Favourite Female Character The Dream Catchers
(as Lin Jiale)
Nominated
2012 18th Star Awards Ceremony The Oath
(as Yang Minfei)
Nominated
Favourite Onscreen Couple
(with Christopher Lee)
Nominated
2013 19th Star Awards Ceremony Game Plan
(as Zhao Xintong)
Nominated
2016 22nd Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
2017 23rd Star Awards Ceremony N/A Top 10
Best Actress Hero
(as Zhang Weixiong)
Nominated
2019 Asia Rainbow TV Awards Outstanding Leading Actress in Comedy Won
201925th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10

References

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