Malaysian Actress Angelica Lee
The amazing actress, Angelica Lee has won the best actress award in Chinese Film Industry through her great work ethic. The door to Hollywood fame has opened for her and maybe we will soon see her alongside other familiar faces on the giant screen.
Angelica Lee was born on January 23, 1976 by the name Lee Sin-Jie. She was born in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia to a motorcycle shop owner and a homemaker. Her interest in the entertainment industry started in her early days in school.
During her time in elementary school, Angelica often took part in singing competitions where she won numerous awards. Besides that, she was also very active in various sporting activities.
Angelica’s interest in acting showed when she became the head of the school’s drama club at Keat Hwa Secondary School, where she continued her study.
FIRST STEP OF HER CAREER
Angelica’s talent was first discovered by Taiwan’s doyenne of film and music, Sylvia Chang, at an audition in Kuala Lumpur in 1995. Angelica Lee submitted her photos for the audition, a move which would change her life forever.
Sylvia was aware of the great talent possessed by Angelica Lee and decided to sign her to her management company called Red on Red. Angelica started her career in singing before she moved to Taiwan and Hong Kong to pursue her passion for acting.
In 1999, Angelica played in her first movie entitled The Sunshine Cops, followed by Betelnut Beauty two years later where she won an award as the “Best Newcomer” in Berlin Film Festival.
Her breakthrough came when the Pang Brothers, a film company in Hong Kong, saw Angelica on MTV. They were amazed when Angelica sang Ocean of Love. At that time, Pang Brothers wanted to make a film entitled The Eye. After they saw Angelica’s performance, they knew that they had finally found the actress that they waited a very long time for.
Angelica was able to acknowledge the trust given to her in the movie role. She acted amazingly as a blind woman who received supernatural sight from a donor.
Her great performance in a horror movie earned her the Golden Horse Award for Best Actress, a Best Actress award at the Hong Kong Film Festival and a Hong Kong Golden Bauhinia Award. Angelica Lee was the first and only actress from Malaysia to receive such an award.
Her career continues to develop and now she has 13 movies and three TV series under her belt.
Angelica Lee is married to Oxide Pang, one of the owners of the Pang Brothers. Angelica’s true character is well-suited to her name Sin-Jie which means pure heart. She has remained close and faithful to her family, friends and country.
This was shown when Angelica, Charlie Yeung, Gigi Leung and Valen Hsu established Hope Education Foundation, a foundation for children in need. They work hard to help the abandoned children and those who need assistance throughout the world.
Being famous doesn’t mean that you have to change what you are. In fact, it gives you greater chance to help others, like Angelica Lee shows us.
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