Pierre Png

Pierre Theodore Png Tiang Huat (simplified Chinese: 方展发; traditional Chinese: 方展發; pinyin: Fāng Zhǎnfā; born 29 October 1973), is a Singaporean actor of Peranakan descent. He is known for starring in multiple Singaporean MediaCorp's Channel 5 and Channel 8's dramas, with recent works include The Gentlemen and When Duty Calls.

Pierre Png
Born
Pierre Theodore Png Tiang Huat[1]

(1973-10-29) 29 October 1973
ResidenceSingapore
NationalitySingaporean
Alma materHoly Innocents' High School
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1997–present
AgentMediacorp
Spouse(s)
Andrea De Cruz (m. 2003)
AwardsStar Awards 2012 , Star Awards 2018 and 2019: Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes
Star Awards 2014 : Best Actor
Asian Television AwardsAsian Television Awards 2013 : Best Supporting Actor
Asian Television Awards 2014 : Best Actor
Asian Television Awards 2015 : Best Actor
Asian Television Awards 2016 : Best Supporting Actor


Chinese name
Traditional Chinese方展發
Simplified Chinese方展发

Early in his career, he was known for playing the comedic role of Phua Chu Beng in the long-running sitcom Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd. He is also known for his role as a troubled and unhappy husband in the 2008 year-end blockbuster period drama The Little Nyonya, and as a villain in 2013 drama The Journey: A Voyage. He co-starred in Hollywood film Crazy Rich Asians (2018).

Early life

Png was born on 29 October 1973 in Singapore, and was educated at St Gabriel's Primary School and Holy Innocents' High School.

Career

Png first encountered acting shortly after National Service in his role in the 1998 film Forever Fever. The role piqued his interest in acting, and he enrolled in an acting course. The same year, Png won the Channel 5 talent competition The Fame Awards.[2] Png made his television debut on Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd, and starred in several other Channel 5 productions. He later began acting in Chinese language dramas on Channel 8 and was nominated for the Most Popular Newcomer Award at the 2001 Star Awards. In 2006 he received his first Best Actor award nomination at the Star Awards 2006 for his role in The Shining Star. Png won the coveted award on his fourth nomination in 2014 for his vicious role Hei Long in MediaCorp's year-end mega-blockbuster The Journey: A Voyage. In 2014, he snared a leading role in the Channel 5 blockbuster drama Zero Calling and clinched the "Best Actor" award at the 19th Asian Television Awards (ATA).[3] He co-starred in the Warner Bros. film Crazy Rich Asians, with Constance Wu and Henry Golding. The film marked his Hollywood feature film debut.[4]

Png has gotten 3 out of 10 Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes from 2012, 2018-2019 respectively.

Personal life

Png has been married to former actress Andrea De Cruz since 2003.[5] Png and De Cruz met and began dating in 1999. The relationship was made public after De Cruz suffered from liver failure due to consumption of Slim 10 pills, and Png donated half his liver to her.[2] Under medical advice associated with the liver transplant,[6] the couple does not have children.[2]

Filmography

Films

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998Forever Fever (That's The Way I Like)Richard
2000Chicken Rice WarFenson Wong
2002Nothing To Lose (Neung Buak Neung Pen Soon)Somchai
The EyeDr Eak
2006Seed of ContentionShinzo
2018 Crazy Rich Asians Michael Teo

Television

English-language dramas

YearTitleRoleNotes
2018MissingSean Tan
2015Zero Calling 2 David Tan
2014Mata Mata 2Peter Beh
Zero CallingDavid Tan
1997Phua Chu Kang Pte LtdPhua Chu Beng

Mandarin-language dramas

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998Growing UpGuest starring
2000Money
2001The HotelGuest starring
In Pursuit of Peace
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
2003Holland VMo Yangyang
莫样样
  • 1 of the Male Leads 男主角之一
2004Room in My HeartLi Jinsheng
李金盛
  • 2nd Male Lead 第二男主角
2005Portrait of HomeDayang
大样
  • 1 of the Male Leads 男主角之一
Portrait of Home II
  • Pairs up with Felicia Chin
  • 1 of the Male Leads 男主角之一
2006An Enchanted LifeYang Zhiyun
样支韵
  • 1st Male Lead 第一男主角
The Shining StarWuming
  • 1st Male Lead 第一男主角
Yours AlwaysZhang Shaoqi
张烧骑
  • 1 of the Male Leads 男主角之一
2007Dear, Dear Son-In-LawZhang Shunfa
张顺法
  • 1st Male Lead 第一男主角
Honour and PassionPicasso Soh
  • 1 of the Male Leads 男主角之一
Mars vs VenusWilliam
  • 1 of 2 the Male Leads 两大男主角之一
2008The Defining Moment
沸腾冰点
Sun Jiaming
孙嘉明
1st Male Lead 第一男主角
The Little Nyonya
小娘惹
Chen Sheng
陈盛
  • Pairs up with Apple Hong
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
2009Your Hand in Mine
想喔你的手
Fang Kai
方凯
  • Pairs up with Joanne Peh
  • 1 of the Male Leads 男主角之一
  • 180-episode long-running drama
2010The Score
无花果
Luo Shunan
罗顺按
  • Pairs up with Cai Peixuan
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
2011A Tale of 2 Cities
乐在双城
Lin Wentao
林文涛
  • Pairs up with Rui En
  • 1/4 of the Male Lead 四大男主角之一
The In-Laws
麻婆斗妇
Xiao Jianhai
肖健嗨
  • Pairs up with Rui En
  • Siblings with Darren Lim
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
2012Rescue 995
995
Shi Zeming
诗泽明
Pillow Talk
再见单人床
He Tingkai
何挺凯
  • Pairs up with Joanne Peh
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
Beyond
X元素
Xu Wenbin
许文斌
  • Pairs up with Jeanette Aw
  • Siblings with Ng Hui
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
2013C.L.I.F. 2
警徽天职2
Chen Yanjun
陈彦均
  • 1 of the Male Leads 男主角之一
Marry Me
我要嫁出去
Richard Li Shunli
李顺利
  • Pairs up with Jesseca Liu
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
The Journey: A Voyage
信约:唐山到南洋
Hei Long
黑龙
  • Pairs up with Cai Peixuan
  • 1/5 of the Male Lead 五大男主角之一
2014C.L.I.F. 3
警徽天职3
Chen Yanjun
陈彦均
  • 1 of the Male Leads 男主角之一
In The Name of Love
最爱是你
Song Xinren
宋欣任
2015Life Is Beautiful
初一的心愿
Yu Yang
于洋
  • Pairs up with Rui En
  • 1st Male Lead 第一男主角
2016Beyond Words
爱要怎么说
Leo
徐文杰
  • 1 of 2 the Male Leads 两大男主角之一
  • Malaysian Production
The Gentlemen
来自水星的男人
Zhang Nailiang
张乃良
2017Home Truly
回家
Hong Jianfeng
洪剑锋
  • Siblings with Macy Chen
  • 1 of 2 the Male Leads 两大男主角之一
When Duty Calls
卫国先锋
Daniel Chen Jinbao
陈金保
  • Pairs up with Kym Ng
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
2018A Lonely Fish
寂寞鱼.听见
Tim
VIC
维多利亚的模力
Gordon Lee
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
  • Toggle Original Series
Love At Cavenagh Bridge
加文纳桥的约定
Lin Jiaming
林佳铭
  • Pairs up with Macy Chen
  • Unit Male Lead 单元男主角
  • Toggle Original Series
You Can Be An Angel 3
你也可以是天使3
Yuan Bin
袁斌
2019Limited Edition
我是限量版
Gao Ao
高傲
  • Father of Bonnie Loo
  • Unit Male Lead 单元男主角
  • Toggle Original Series
Voyage Of Love
爱。起航
Wayne Wei En
伟恩
  • Pairs up with Paige Chua
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
Dear Neighbours
我的左邻右里
Hugo
  • Pairs up with Felicia Chin
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
C.L.I.F 5: Honour Of Sea
警徽天职5之海岸卫队
Seow Fengze
萧峰泽
  • Pairs up with Cynthia Koh
  • 1st Male Lead 第一男主角
2020A Whole World Difference
都市狂想

  • Pairs up with Yvonne Lim
  • 1/2 of the Male lead 两大男主角之一

Awards and nominations

YearCeremonyCategoryNominated workResult
2001 7th Star Awards Ceremony Best Newcomer N/A Nominated
2006 12th Star Awards Ceremony Best ActorThe Shining Star
(as Wuming)
Nominated
2007 13th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
2009 Asian Television Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role The Little Nyonya
(as Chen Sheng)
Nominated
15th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
Best Actor The Little Nyonya
(as Chen Sheng)
Nominated
2010 16th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
2011 17th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
2012 18th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2013 Asian Television Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role C.L.I.F. 2
(as Chen Yanjun)
Won
19th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
Best Actor Pillow Talk
(as He Tingkai)
Nominated
2014 Asian Television Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role The Journey: A Voyage
(as Heilong)
Nominated
Zero Calling Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
20th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
Best Actor The Journey: A Voyage
(as Heilong)
Won
2015 Asian Television Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Zero Calling 2 Won
21st Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
2016 Asian Television Awards Best Actor in a Supporting RoleRise Won
22nd Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
2017 23rd Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Eliminated
Best Actor The Gentlemen
(as Zhang Nailiang)
Nominated
2018 24th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
Best Actor When Duty Calls
(as Daniel Tan)
Nominated
201925th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 10

References

  1. Name shown on Identification Card. Png's birth name can be seen on a Mediacorp advertisement for the Singaporean general election, 2011.
  2. Fam, Jonathan (24 August 2018). "Crazy Rich Asian's Pierre Png Is The Most Hardworking (& Handsomest) Star On Singapore TV". TODAYonline. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  3. "Asian Television Awards 2014 Winners". Archived from the original on 12 November 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  4. "'Crazy Rich Asians' Adds Awkwafina". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  5. "Plans to adopt put on hold". AsiaOne. 31 March 2012.
  6. Chua, Alvin (2016). "Slim 10 saga | Infopedia". Singapore Infopedia. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
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