Rebecca Lim

Rebecca Lim is a Singaporean actress who won 2 Best Actress accolades at the annual Star Awards ceremony and has also acted in several English and Chinese dramas produced by MediaCorp.[1]

Rebecca Lim
Born
Rebecca Lim Hui Ling

(1986-09-26) 26 September 1986
ResidenceSingapore
NationalitySingaporean
OccupationActress
Years active2006–present
AwardsStar Awards 2014: Best Supporting Actress
Star Awards 2015: Best Actress
Star Awards 2018: Best Actress
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese林慧玲
Simplified Chinese林慧玲

Early life and education

Lim was born to a Hokkien family. The second child of three children, Rebecca studied at CHIJ Saint Nicholas Girls' School (Pre-school, Primary and Secondary), Victoria Junior College and Singapore Management University (SMU). While she was studying for her Accountancy Degree in Singapore Management University, she was signed on to Mediacorp as a part-time actress.[2] When she graduated, she signed on full-time to Mediacorp.[3]

Career

Her first leading role in a drama came in 2008 – The Truth, where she co-starred with Tay Ping Hui and Joanne Peh. However, she was criticised for her command of the Chinese language.[4]

In 2009, Lim starred in Fighting Spiders, which garnered positive reviews for her portrayal of Susie Woon, a prostitute. In 2010, the drama had a second season which won her the honours of Actress of the Year at ELLE Singapore Awards 2010.[5]

In 2010, Lim starred in the award-winning Channel 5 law production, The Pupil, where she played a trainee lawyer, Wendy Lim, in Roberts & Fongs. Her performance in The Pupil earned her the Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2010 Asian Television Awards.[6]

In 2012, Lim's Mandarin breakthrough role was her portrayal of a psychiatrist in the Channel 8 drama Unriddle 2. Her performance earned her a Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes accolade at the annual Star Awards 2012. This was her first nomination and consequently her first win in the category.[7]

In 2013, Lim was nominated for the Best Actress award for Star Awards 2013 for her role in Unriddle 2, her first nomination in the category.

In 2014, Lim was nominated for both the Best Actress and the Best Supporting Actress awards in Star Awards 20 for her roles in Sudden and The Dream Makers respectively.[8] She won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role as the free-spirited airtime sales manager, Lisa, in "The Dream Makers".[9]

In 2015, Lim won The New Paper's Babe of the Year for the second time after her first win in 2011.[10] In the same year, she won the Best Actress award in Star Awards 2015 for her portrayal of Zhang Xueqin in Yes We Can!.[11]

In February 2016, Lim was embroiled in major controversy when she made an announcement on her Instagram account, saying "... I've decided to do something that will change my life [...] I'm all set and I'm retiring. [...] Meanwhile, be happy for me." The sudden announcement left members of the public bewildered by what exactly could have been the reason for making such a decision. Her supporters expressed support and disappointment at the decision. However, 10 hours after publishing the post, Lim said through a telephone conference call that she was not actually retiring from acting and she was "sorry for any misunderstanding". The announcement was revealed to be a "collaboration" with insurance company NTUC Income to advocate the young to plan for retirement. Representatives from NTUC Income said that the post was meant to showcase "retiring as a journey", and that they "did not set out to mislead anyone" and "regret upsetting anyone". The Straits Times labeled the post as a "publicity stunt", criticizing Lim for not issuing a genuine apology, and for being "disingenuous". The journalist said that "her credibility and that of NTUC Income's have taken a hit."[12][13] Two weeks after the incident, Lim apologised again online through yet another Instagram post, which garnered more than 8000 likes.

In Star Awards 2018, Lim won Best Actress for the drama, The Lead. Lim has gotten 8 out of 10 Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes from 2012-2019 respectively.

Filmography

Films

  • 2007: Oh! Squints
  • 2011: The Ultimate Winner
  • 2011: Homecoming
  • 2012: Rough Mix
  • 2013: Judgment Day
  • 2013: Oh! Squints II
  • 2016: 100 Yards

Chinese/Dialect Series

YearDramaRoleNotes
2019The Good Fight
致胜出击
Yan Yichen
颜逸晨
C.L.I.F. 5
警徽天职之海岸卫队
Wang Manting
王曼婷
2018You Can Be an Angel 3
你也可以是天使3
Guan Xinni
关馨霓
Blessings 2
祖先保佑 2
Chen Chunxian
陈春仙
  • 1/2 of the Female Leads 两大女主角之一
Zhou Meiyue
周美月
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Doppelganger
入侵者
Zhang Ailing
张爱玲
  • Pairs up with Ricky Liew
  • Special Appearance 特别演出
  • Wawa Pictures Production
Doppelganger - The Prequel
入侵者前传
  • Pairs up with Christopher Lee
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
  • Toggle Original Production
Eat Already? 4
吃饱没? 4
Zhu Ruiyun
朱瑞云
  • Pairs up with Elvin Ng
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
  • Dialect Drama Series
2017Life Less Ordinary
小人物向前冲
Jesse Leong
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
  • 130 Episodes Long Form Running TV Production
While We Are Young
Z时代
Zhong Ai
钟爱
The Lead
第一主角
Lin Meizhen
林美真
2016 Hero
大英雄
Rebecca Lim
林慧玲
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
You Can Be an Angel 2
你也可以是天使2
Guan Xinni
关馨霓
  • Pairs up with Bryan Wong
  • 1/4 of the Female Lead 四大女主角之一
The Dream Job
绝世好工
Jiang Xinya
江欣雅
The Truth Seekers
真探
Huang Yuyang
黄渝阳
  • Pairs up with Desmond Tan
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
2015Sealed with a Kiss
吻我吧, 住家男
Du Junning
杜均宁
The Journey: Our Homeland
信约: 我们的家园
Wan Feifei
万菲菲
Love?
限量爱情
Rebecca Hong
洪凯玲
  • Pairs up with Tay Pinghui
  • Unit Female Lead 单元女主角
Second Chance
流氓律师
Zhang Xiaoxian
张小娴
  • Pairs up with Desmond Tan
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
You Can Be an Angel Too
你也可以是天使
Guan Xinni
关馨霓
  • Pairs up with Bryan Wong
  • 1/4 of the Female Lead 四大女主角之一
2014Yes We Can!
我们一定行!
Zhang Xueqin
张雪芹
  • Pairs up with Romeo Tan
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
2013Sudden
骤变
Guo Weiqian
郭玮茜
Huang Yixin
黄逸欣
The Dream Makers
志在四方
Lisa Xiao
萧丽霞
  • Pairs up with Shaun Chen
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Start-Up!
创!
Yin Xuan
殷萱
  • Pairs up with Tay Pinghui
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
2012Poetic Justice
微笑正义
Feng Luoling
冯洛凌
Unriddle 2
最火搭档2
Gao Jieyu
高婕妤
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Absolutely Charming
糊里糊涂爱上它
Song Xinmei
宋心玫
  • Siblings with Elvin Ng
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2011Love Thy Neighbour
四个门牌一个梦
Bai Yufang
白玉芳
  • Pairs up with Shaun Chen
  • Supporting Role 女配角
C.L.I.F.
警徽天职
Moon Liu
刘月美
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Secrets For Sale
拍卖
Lin Yawen
林雅文
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Secret Garden
秘密花园
Xu Xiaoli
徐晓丽
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Prosperity
喜事年年
Janice Tian
  • Pairs up with Yuan Shuai
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2010Breakout
破天网
Su Ying
素英
No Limits
泳闯琴关
Xu Jiayi
许嘉宜
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2009The Will
一切从遗嘱开始
Huang Ying
黄颖
Mr & Mrs Kok
神探妙夫妻
2008Crime Busters x 2
叮当神探
Hu Huadie/Cai Die
胡花蝶/彩蝶
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  • Supporting Role 女配角
The Defining Moment
沸腾冰点
Xiao Ning
小宁
  • Supporting Role 女配角
The Truth
谜图
Chen Shufen
陈叔芬
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
2007Honour and Passion
宝家卫国
May
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Mars vs Venus
幸福双人床
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2006Family Matters
法庭俏佳人
Luo Manshi
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Love at 0 °C
爱情零度C
  • Supporting Role 女配角

Television (Channel 5)

YearDramaRoleNotes
2018MissingLynn Chao Pairs up with Pierre Png

1st Female Lead

Wawa Pictures Production

Singapore-Thailand co-production

2015Mata Mata: A New GenerationMargaret ChinCameo in Episode 2
2014Mata Mata: A New EraMargaret Chin
Code of Law 2Wendy Lim
2013TesTube 3 – Umbrella Tales Episode 2
2012Code of LawWendy LimCameo in Episode 10
Everyday HeroesHost
2011Perfect DeceptionJessica LeeFilmed in 2006
The Pupil IIWendy Lim
2010Fighting Spiders Season 2Susie Woon
The PupilWendy LimWon for Best Actress at 15th Asian Television Awards
2009Fighting SpidersSusie WoonWon for Actress of the Year at ELLE Awards 2010
2008CalefareCharleneEpisode 9
En BlocRanee
2007Life Story – Elizabeth ChoyElizabeth Choy
Stories of Love – Bride Out of Order

Web/Mini Drama

YearDramaRoleNotes
2019 The Bridge 2 Serena Teo Viu Original
2018 The Bridge Serena Teo Viu Original
2014Youthful Aspirations 细水长流Lin Yi An 林以安1-Episode Musical Drama on Channel 8
2012Of Love And Hidden CharmsChristelXinmsn Drama
The Ups and Downs of Ms Chan Poh GeokMs Chan Poh Geok

Compilation album

Year English title Mandarin title
2015MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 15新传媒群星金羊添吉祥
2016MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 16新传媒群星金猴添喜庆
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
2019MediaCorp Music Lunar New Year Album 19新传媒群星猪饱饱欢乐迎肥年

Accolades

YearCeremonyCategoryNominated WorkResult
2010 Asian Television Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role The Pupil
(as Wendy Lim)
Won
2012 18th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
2013 19th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actress Unriddle 2
(as Gao Jieyu)
Nominated
Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
Favourite Female Character Poetic Justice
(as Feng Ruoling)
Nominated
2014 20th Star Awards Ceremony Best Supporting Actress The Dream Makers
(as Lisa Xiao)
Won
Best Actress Sudden
(as Guo Weiqian/ Huang Yixin)
Nominated
Favourite Female Character Nominated
Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
Asian Skin Solution Award N/A Won
Asian Television Awards Best Supporting Actress The Dream Makers
(as Lisa Xiao)
Nominated
2015 21st Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
Best Actress Yes We Can!
(as Zhang Xueqin)
Won
Favourite Female Character Nominated
Favourite Onscreen Couple (with Romeo Tan) Nominated
London Choco Roll Happiness Award Won
PPCTV Awards Favourite Female Character (Cambodia) Sudden
(as Guo Weiqian/ Huang Yixin)
Nominated
Favourite Lead Actress (Cambodia) Nominated
Favourite Supporting Actress (Cambodia) The Dream Makers
(as Lisa Xiao)
Won
2016 22nd Star Awards Ceremony Best Actress Sealed with a Kiss
(as Du Junning)
Nominated
Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
Seoul International Drama Awards Asian Star Award The Journey: Our Homeland
(as Wan Feifei)
Won
2017 23rd Star Awards Ceremony Best Actress You Can Be an Angel 2
(as Guan Xinni)
Nominated
Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
2018 24th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actress The Lead
(as Lin Meizhen)
Won
Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Top 10
2019 25th Star Awards Ceremony Best Actress Blessings 2
(as Chen Chunxian 陈春仙 / Zhou Meiyue 周美月)
Nominated
Top 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 10

Television commercial

References

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  12. Boon Chan. "'Sorry' seems to be the hardest word for Rebecca Lim". The Straits Times. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
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