Xiang Yun

Chen Cuichang (born 27 October 1961), better known by her stage name Xiang Yun, is a Singaporean actress & television host. [1] She is commonly referred to as MediaCorp's first "Ah Jie" (Senior actress)[2] for being among the first locally trained artistes and has been in the entertainment industry for more than 30 years.

Xiang Yun
Born
Chen Cuichang
(simplified Chinese: 陈翠嫦; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Chén Cuìcháng; Wade–Giles: Ch'en1 Ts'ui4 Ch'ang2)

(1961-10-27) 27 October 1961
ResidenceSingapore
NationalitySingaporean
OccupationActress & Television host
Years active1980s-present
Spouse(s)
Edmund Chen (m. 1989)
ChildrenChen Yixin (daughter)
Chen Yixi (son)
RelativesLoretta Chen (sister-in-law)
AwardsStar Award 1995 : Special Achievement Award
Star Awards 1998, Star Awards 2000, Star Awards 2001 and Star Awards 2009 : Best Supporting Actress
Star Awards 2011 : All-Time Favourite Artiste
Star Awards 2017 & Star Awards 2019: Best Evergreen Artiste
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese向云
Musical career
OriginSingapore

Career

Chen is one of the first batch of graduates from SBC's drama training class. She began her career in children's drama in 1980 and proceeded to act in the drama series Double Blessings and All That Glitters Is Not Gold in 1983. It was her role as "Ah Mei", love interest of Huang Wenyong's character "Ah Shui", in the 1984 blockbuster drama series The Awakening that propelled her to fame, evidenced by the fact that she and Huang were named among the "Top 5 Favourite On-Screen Partners" and "Top 5 Most Memorable Drama Characters" of the last 25 years at the Star Awards 2007 anniversary special.

In 1997, she played Singaporean war heroine Elizabeth Choy in the war drama The Price of Peace. After the birth of her second child, she took a brief hiatus from acting.[3] She returned to television in 2000 and has since been cast in major roles in many of MediaCorp's large-scale productions, such as Double Happiness, Portrait of Home, The Little Nyonya and Kinship.

Despite competition from younger actresses, Chen's popularity remained high as she was voted the "Top 10 Most Popular Artistes" in the annual Star Awards from 2000 to 2010 and was awarded the coveted "All-Time Favourite Artiste Award".[4] She has also won the "Best Supporting Actress" award for a record 4 times, in years 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2009.

In 2011 , she received the All-Time Favourite Artiste award after winning the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes award from 2000-2010 respectively.

Personal life

Chen is married to former MediaCorp actor Edmund Chen. They first met on the set of Patrol and married after a whirlwind romance, which drew much media attention as unpublicised celebrity marriages were uncommon in the local entertainment industry at that time.[3][5] They have a son, Yixi and daughter, Yixin.[6][7]

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
2020Happy Prince
快乐王子
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2019 A Whole World Difference
都市狂想
Doctor
许湘群医生
  • Supporting Role 女配角
  • Toggle Original Series
New Little Nyonya
新.小娘惹
Chen Laotai
陈老太
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
  • China Co-production
My One In A Million
我的万里挑一
Xu Cuifeng
徐翠凤
Dear Neighbours
我的左邻右里
Bella Tan Meizhen
谭美贞
  • Supporting Role 女配角
The Play Book
爱本
Passer-by
路人
  • Pairs up with Zhu Houren
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
  • Directional Debut Project
Voyage Of Love
爱起航
Hong Yuxia
洪玉霞
  • Pairs up with Marcus Chin
  • 1/3 of the Female Lead 三大女主角之一
How Are You?
好世谋
Zhang Jingyu
张晶玉
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
2018Heart To Heart
心点心
Yang Fengzhu
杨凤珠
  • Mother of Elvin Ng
  • 1/2 of the Female Lead 两大女主角之一
Dream Walkers
梦行者
Fang Hua
方华
  • Sibiling with He Yingying
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
  • Toggle Original Series
Divided
分裂
Li-Zhu Huimin
李朱慧敏
  • Mother of Richie Koh
  • Unit Female Lead 单元女主角
  • Toggle Original Series
Love At Cavenagh Bridge
加文纳桥的约定
Li Huiyi
黎慧仪
  • Pairs up with Chen Shucheng
  • Unit Female Lead 单元女主角
  • Toggle Original Series
2017Life Less Ordinary
小人物向前冲
Wu Xiaoqiao
吴小巧
  • Siblings with Rayson Tan
  • Pairs up with Bernard Tan
  • 1/2 of the Female Leads 两大女主角之一
  • 130 Episodes long running drama series
The Lead
第一主角
Chen Xiangrong
陈湘蓉
Eat Already? 2
吃饱没?2
Meiling
美玲
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
2016Hero
大英雄
Quan Min'er
权敏儿
You Can Be an Angel 2
你也可以是天使2
Wang Ruo'en
王若恩
  • Siblings with Zoe Tay
  • Supporting Role 女配角
My First School
快乐第一班
Lin Yixin
林怡心
Peace & Prosperity
富贵平安
Shen Ping'an
沈平安
House of Fortune
钱来运转
Chen Xiulian
陈秀莲
  • Mother of Shane Pow
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2015Sealed with a Kiss
吻我吧, 住家男
Cheng Xinshan
程欣善
  • Aunt of Elvin Ng
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Super Senior
长辈甜心
Yu Fang
于芳
You Can Be an Angel Too
你也可以是天使
Wang Ruo'en
王若恩
  • Siblings with Zoe Tay
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2014The Caregivers
Missy 先生
Molly
Served H.O.T
烧。卖
Li Yueniang
李月娘
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
2013Love At Risk
爱情风险
Shi Sanmei
十三妹
Start-Up!
创!
Fang Wenxin
方雯馨
2012Beyond
X元素
Zhang Cuiyan
张翠燕
Yours Fatefully
孤男寡女
Liu Xiuying
刘秀英
Pillow Talk
再见单人床
Mao Yunling
毛云玲
Unriddle 2
最火搭档2
Yang Qiujun
杨秋君
  • Mother of Rui En
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2011A Tale of 2 Cities
乐在双城
Wang Cuilan
王翠烂
2010The Score
无花果
Xu Anna
许安那
Unriddle
最火搭档
Yang Qiujun
杨秋君
  • Mother of Rui En
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Priceless Wonder
游戏人生
Su Bizhu
苏碧珠
  • Supporting Role 女配角
2009Baby Bonus
添丁发财
Huang Meiling
黄美玲
  • Supporting Role 女配角
Housewives' Holiday
煮妇的假期
Zhong Aiqin
钟爱琴
2008The Little Nyonya
小娘惹
Wang Tianlan
王天兰
Yamamoto Yueniang
(Older Version)
山本月娘
The Defining Moment
沸腾冰点
Tang Lilian
唐丽莲
2007Kinship 2
手足 II
Lin Meiqi
林美琪
Kinship
手足
Lin Mei Qi
林美琪
Let It Shine
萤火虫的梦
Guo Yaoyao's Mother
郭瑶瑶母亲
2006Yours Always
让爱自邮
Li Huifen
李惠芬
Love at 0°C
爱情零度C
Liao Qunfang
廖群芳
I Not Stupid Too
小孩不笨2
Xu Xiumei
许秀梅
  • Sitcom
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
2005 Portrait of Home 2
同心圆 II
Zhang Xiuhua
张绣花
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
Portrait of Home
同心圆
  • 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
2004Double Happiness 2
喜临门 II
Luo Jia Xi
罗家喜
Double Happiness
喜临门
Luo Jia Xi
罗家喜
The Crime Hunters
心网追凶
Le Qi
乐颀
2003Holland V
荷兰村
Su Yue Ping
苏月萍
  • Supporting Role
Always on My Mind
无炎的爱
Wang Wei
王薇
2002I Not Stupid
小孩不笨
Wen Shi Ya
温诗雅
Fantasy
星梦情真
Yao Hui Ru
姚惠茹
Kopi-O II
浓浓咖啡乌
Hong Jin Hua
洪金花
Bukit Ho Swee
河水山
Liao Mei Jiao
廖美娇
Health Matters
一切由慎开始
Cai Jin Zhen
蔡锦珍
2001The Hotel
大酒店
Diana
  • Special Appearance
The Challenge
谁与争锋
Wang Li Guang
王丽光
2000My Home Affairs
家事
A-Yan
阿燕
Looking for Stars
星锁
Yuan Shu Wei
袁树伟
1999Hero of the Times
新方世玉
Wu Hua Niang
伍花娘
My Teacher, My Friend
小岛醒了
Aunt Pig Liver
猪肝嫂
Wok of Life
福满人间
Margaret Ma Dai Xiang
1998Living in Geylang
芽笼芽笼
Zhu Xiuli
朱秀丽
Myths and Legends of Singapore
石叻坡传说 之《求子树》
Li Yu Zhen
李玉珍
Singapore Short Stories
小说剧场 之《天算》
Lu Shanshan
陆姗姗
Around People's Park
珍珠街坊
A-Hua
阿花
The Royal Monk 2
真命小和尚之十二铜人
Leng Xiaofeng
冷小凤
1997The Price of Peace
和平的代价
Elizabeth Choy
蔡杨素梅
  • 1st Female Lead 第一女主角
Immortal Love
不老传说
Chen Shulan
陈淑兰
1996Mirror of Life
实况剧场 之《三水红头巾》
Pan Yueyin
潘月银
Give Me a Break
老板放轻松
Wang Wenfang
王文芳
  • Sitcom
Tales of the Third Kind II
第三类剧场2 之《杀夫之谜》
Wang Cuiyun
王翠云
Diary of a Teacher
老师日记
Kong Ai Si
孔爱思
1995The Golden Pillow
金枕头
Sai Guixiang
赛桂香
King Of Hades
阎罗传奇
Nian Nu
念奴
Pairs up with Xie Shaoguang and Rayson Tan
When A Child is Born
有儿万事足
Wang Lichang
王丽嫦
  • Telemovie
The Last Rhythm
曲终魂断
Liang Ya Song (Ya Zi)
梁雅颂(雅子)
Pairs up with Xie Shaoguang

Lover of Morimura Kenichi (Played by Xie Shaoguang)

Mother of Morimura Toshio (Also played by Xie Shaoguang)

1994Scorned Angel
冷太阳
Ma Miaoqing
马苗青
Against All Odds
共闯荆途
Zhang Yongmei
张咏梅
1993The Wilful Siblings
斗气姐妹
Betty
杨贝蒂
Endless Love
未了缘
Liu Xiaohan
柳小涵
Angel of Vengeance
暴雨狂花
Cai Yihua
蔡亦华
1992The Male Syndrome
妙男正传
Chuan Qi Xing Zi
川崎杏子
Woman of Substance
悲欢岁月
1990Enchanted Eyes
天眼
Na Lan Rong Yu
纳兰容玉
  • Playing 2 roles
Liu Mu Chan
柳慕婵
Wishing Well
幻海奇遇 之《错体夫妻》
Li Li Ming
李丽明
1989Patrol
铁警雄风
Zhou Huijuan
周惠娟
Return of the Prince
丝路谜城
Jin Lv Yi
金缕衣
1988Heiress
世纪情
Zhao Wan'er
赵婉儿
Airforce
空军
Fang Zijun
方紫筠
The Last Applause
舞榭歌台
Lan Xin Yi
蓝心怡
Mystery
迷离夜 之《琴》
Zhao Yongqin
赵咏琴
Strange Encounters 2
奇缘2 之《客途秋恨》
Piaohong
飘红
1987Painted Faces
戏班
Bai Mu Dan
白牡丹
  • Playing 2 roles
Bai Lan Xiang
白兰香
1986Men of Valour
盗日英雄传
Princess Jian Guo
建国公主
The Bond
天涯同命鸟
Hong Jinfeng
洪金凤
1985The Unyielding Butterflies
铁蝴蝶
Fu Xuejun
傅雪君
Takeover
人在旅途
Ye Qianyun
叶倩云
The Coffee Shop
咖啡乌
Hong Jinhua
洪金花
1984The Awakening 1
霧鎖南洋
Ah Mei
Blossoms in the Sun
阳光蜜糖
Lin Liting
林丽婷
The Awakening 2
霧鎖南洋 II
Ah Mei
1983Double Blessings
春风得意
He Cui Fang
何翠芳
Army Series
新兵小传
Cousin
表妹
All that Glitters is Not Gold
捷径

Accolades

Star Awards – Acting Awards
YearCeremonyCategoryNominated workResult
19952nd Star Awards CeremonySpecial Achievement AwardN/AWon
2nd Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 20
19985th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActressAround People's Park
(as Hua)
Won
5th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 20
19996th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 20
20007th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActressMy Home Affairs
(as Yan)
Won
7th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 10
20018th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActressThe Challenge
(as Wang Liguang)
Won
8th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 10
20029th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 10
200310th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting Actress Holland V
(as Su Yueping)
Nominated
10th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 10
200411th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 10
200512th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 10
200613th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActressLove at 0°C
(as Liang Qunfang)
Nominated
13th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 10
200714th Star Awards CeremonyBest Evergreen VeteranN/AWon
14th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 10
200915th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActressThe Little Nyonya
(as Tianlan)
Won
15th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 10
201016th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActressBaby Bonus
(Huang Meiling)
Nominated
16th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtistesN/ATop 10
201117th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActressUnriddle
(as Yang Qiujin)
Nominated
17th Star Awards CeremonyAll-Time Favourite ArtisteN/AReceived
201319th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActressPillow Talk
(as Mao Yunling)
Nominated
201420th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActressBeyond
(as Zhang Cuiyan)
Nominated
20th Star Awards CeremonyStar Awards for Most Popular Regional Artiste (China)N/ANominated
201521st Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActressThe Caregivers
(as Molly)
Nominated
2016 22nd Star Awards CeremonyBest Evergreen ArtisteSuper Senior
(as Yu Fang)
Nominated
22nd Star Awards CeremonyFavourite Female CharacterSuper Senior
(as Yu Fang)
Nominated
201723rd Star Awards CeremonyBest Evergreen ArtistePeace & Prosperity
(as Shen Ping'an)
Won
201824th Star Awards CeremonyBest Evergreen ArtisteN/ANominated
24th Star Awards CeremonyBest Theme SongLife Less Ordinary 《小人物向前冲》Nominated
201925th Star Awards CeremonyBest Evergreen ArtisteN/AWon[8]
Asian Television Awards – Acting Awards
YearAwardRepresentative WorkResult
2014 Best Actress in a Supporting RoleThe Caregivers
(as Molly)
Nominated
2015You Can Be an Angel Too
(as Wang Ruo'en)
Nominated

References

  1. Lee, Jocelyn (12 April 2017). "And The Favourite-est All-Time Favourite Artiste Is..." 8 Days.
  2. "向云离开新视". 14 March 2000. Archived from the original on 8 August 2002.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  3. "Actress Bio". Xin MS Entertainment. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  4. "Celebrity Couples Who Met On Set". xin.msn.com. 16 September 2012.
  5. Children of Edmund Chen and Xiang Yun
  6. "Celeb couple's son makes acting debut". AsiaOne. 27 February 2012.
  7. Tan, Celine (17 April 2019). "Hits & Misses Of Star Awards 2019". TODAYonline. Retrieved 19 May 2019.

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