Vivian Lai

Vivian Lai Yi-ling is a Taiwanese actress & television host.

Vivian Lai
Vivian Lai in 2007.
ResidenceSingapore
NationalityTaiwanese
OccupationActress, television host
Years active1987-Present
Spouse(s)
Alain Ong (m. 2001)
ChildrenVera Ong daughter)
Ariel Ong (daughter)
AwardsStar Awards 2015 :
All-Time Favourite Artiste & Star Awards for YES 933 Best Speech
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese賴怡伶
Simplified Chinese赖怡伶
Musical career

Life and career

Lai migrated to Singapore with her Taiwanese family when she was still a student. She joined Star Search Singapore 1999 and was the winner in the Singapore edition and the overall champion in the female contestants category.[1]

Lai started out as an actress, making her debut in Knotty Liaisons, and won good reviews. She eventually diversified into hosting and has hosted various kinds of programmes ranging from food reviews to travelogues. In 2012, after numerous nominations, she won her first professional award, the Best Supporting Actress award, at the Star Awards 2012 for her role as a Chinese immigrant in Love Thy Neighbour.

At the Star Awards 2015, Lai received the All-Time Favourite Artiste after winning the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes award from 2001, 2003-2004, 2007-2014 respectively with Jeanette Aw.

Lai is also the brand ambassador for beverage brand Coca-Cola, 7-Eleven, Mannings, NSK and Osim.[2]

Personal life

Lai is married to Alain Ong and the couple have two daughters, Vera and Ariel.[3] Alain Ong is the CEO of Pokka Singapore, which Lai has been brand ambassador for multiple years. This has thus attracted its fair share of controversy, amid allegations of conflict of interest.

Filmography

TV series

Year Title Role Notes
2000Knotty Liaisons
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Adam's CompanyElaine 怡绫
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Dare To Strike
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2001Looking For StarsPiggy 小猪
  • Supporting Role 女配角
The Hotel
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Three Women and A Half
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2002Bukit Ho SweeWang Qing
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Kopi-O II
  • Supporting Role 女配角
The Unbeatables IIIDong Mei Yao
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2003Holland VMo Rou Rou 莫柔柔
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2004Double HappinessLuo Jia Qian 罗家茜
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Double Happiness IILuo Jia Qian 罗家茜
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2005Love at 0°CLiu Si Qi 刘思琦
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2006Time to Heal
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2007Live AgainJenny 珍妮
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Making MiraclesXu Xiu Yuan 许秀妍
  • Supporting Role 女配角
The HomecomingQian Yi 倩仪
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2008Just in SingaporeJin Yan 金艳
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Love Blossoms IIFan Fan
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2011Be Happy
生日快乐
Mable
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Love Thy Neighbour
四个门牌一个梦
Shan Shan
姗姗
  • Pairs up with Douglas Kung
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2014World at Your Feet
球在你脚下
Mo Lihua
茉莉花
2015Super Senior
长辈甜心
Ivy Ji Shanzhong
纪姗钟
  • Pairs up with Rayson Tan
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2016The Queen
复仇女王
Zeng Jing
曾静
2019My One In A Million
我的万里挑一
Vivian Lai
赖怡伶
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
The Good Fight
致胜出击
Rourou
柔柔
  • Mother of Venessa Xu
  • Supporting Role 女配角

Variety shows

Year Title Notes
2006Property Classified
2007On the Beat II
My Beautiful Life
Star Awards Post-Show Party
2008The NTUC Show
Lunar New Year Eve Celebration
Dialect Delights
Bioskin Dreams Come True II
On the Beat III
Amuse Me
DIY My Home
2009My House Husband's Journal
Amuse U
2010You Are The Man
2011Sizzling Woks 3
Ladies Nite
Home Makeover 2
2012My Fair Ladies
Silver Carnival
Simply Exquisite
Dessert Time
2013Say It!
2014Eat and Be Merry
Black Rose 2
Style: Check-In 4Guest Host
Say It! 2
Style: Check-In 5
Ladies Nite 3
2015Hey Chef!
Hey Gorgeous 2015
The Successor
2016Touch Screen Cuisine
What's In The Fridge?
2017 A Gift For Mum

Accolades

YearCeremonyCategoryNominated WorkResult
2000 7th Star Awards Ceremony Best Newcomer N/A Nominated
2001 8th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
2003 9th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
2004 10th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
Best Supporting ActressDouble Happiness
(as Luo Jiaqian)
Nominated
2005 11th Star Awards Ceremony Best Supporting Actress Double Happiness II
(as Luo Jiaqian)
Nominated
2007 13th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
2009 15th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
2010 16th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
2011 17th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
2012 18th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
Best Supporting Actress Love Thy Neighbour
(as Shan Shan)
Won
2013 19th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
2014 20th Star Awards Ceremony Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes N/A Won
Best Variety Show Host Finding U Nominated
2015 21st Star Awards Ceremony All-Time Favourite Artiste N/A Received
Star Awards for YES 933 Best Speech N/A Won
Asian Skin Solutions Most Radiant Skin Award N/A Won

References

  1. "Female Star Search Finalist Vivian Lai (right) who won the Female Star Search prize during the All-Asian Star Search grand final held in Television Corporation of Singapore TV Theatre". National Archives of Singapore. Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts Collection, courtesy of National Archives of Singapore. 25 April 1999. Archived from the original on 29 July 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  2. "Awkward age? Not for 'aunty' Lai". The New Paper. 2 December 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  3. Ong, Sandra. "Vivian Lai Gives Birth". theAsianParent Singapore. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2018.

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