Fiona Xie Wan Yu

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Fiona Xie Wan Yu Profile:
Name: Fiona Xie Wan Yu (Xie WangYu)
Chinese name: 谢宛谕
Birth date: January 24, 1982
Birth place: Singapore
Height: 165cm
Language spoken: English, Mandarin and some Cantonese
Profession: Actress and TV host

Xie was noticed by a talent scout at the age of fifteen whereas was finding out in St. Hilda’s Secondary faculty. She modeled for varied print and tv commercials in Singapore and Hong Kong before joining MediaCorp Studios as a full-time artiste in 2001.
Xie created her acting debut as a nurse within the native hit drama series, Growing Up. Her convincing acting landed her one in all her most recognizable roles within the sitcom, My Genie. In 2001, she won “Best Newcomer Award” at Mediacorp’s Star Awards when simply over a year in show business.
Of late, Xie has become known for her skills as a bilingual selection show hostess, specially of the long-running series, City Beat. She has since hosted different selection shows, like the photography-based “Say Cheez” for Channel eight, and introducing celebrities’ favorite hawker foods in “Coffee speak and Hawker Woks” for Channel five. Recently she and actor Ben Yeo conjointly hosted the travel show “Weekend Escapade”.
In 2004, Xie created the news when she had to run with Jeanette Aw, Xiao Qiao and Felicia Chin, in bikinis, along the crowded Orchard Road for the drama series “The Champion”. She later admitted in an interview that she wore another bikini prime beneath, to forestall accidental exposure. That scene alone earned Fiona the nickname of “Boing Boing”.
Besides her work as host and actress, Xie has conjointly endorsed various product owing to her popularity with the mainstream population. These vary from Marigold juices to Osim massage product.
In 2005, Fiona was voted as sexiest girl for the “FHM prime one hundred Sexiest girls Singapore” list, even supposing she had never posed for FHM before. She continued to be ranked among the highest ten for the FHM lists within the next three years.
In 2006, Fiona tried her initial villain role as a spoilt diamond heiress within the drama series An Enchanted Life, starring alongside Yvonne Lim and Pierre Png. In December 2006, Fiona was identified joined of the foremost promising young actresses within the Singapore Entertainment business by leading native entertainment magazine I-Weekly and was hence labeled joined of the 七公主 (English: seven Princesses).
In 2007, Fiona Xie took half within the second season of the Singapore Edition of Deal or No Deal, where her winnings would attend a specific charity organisation. The episode aired on November twenty two, 2007.
Fiona appeared in her second film project and initial ever international film, “Rule #1″, directed by native filmmaker Kelvin Tong. The film starred HK actors Ekin Cheng and Shawn Yue, and debuted in Singapore and Malaysia on thirteen March 2008.
Fiona starred in a very MediaCorp Channel eight Mandarin drama titled “Just in Singapore” that has been airing since March 2008. She plays a kind-hearted tomboy who sells chicken wings at bazaars and sings ge-tai throughout the Lunar Seventh Month.
Fiona starred in a very MediaCorp Channel five sitcom titled “Calefare”, that starred Gurmit Singh, Benjamin Heng, Mastura Ahmad and Vadi PVSS. She played a calafare named Joleen Wee, a singer wannabe who really cannot sing, and sometimes expressed herself in terms of quotes like “eyes wide open”, “laugh out loud” and thus on.
Fiona Xie was originally slated to be within the Channel eight 2009 year-end blockbuster, Together. She would are enjoying the second feminine lead, the most important role that she has ever gotten. it had been announced on fifteen July 2009 that she has pulled out of along as a result of she has personal matters to attend to. She created the news yet again for the sudden disappearing act, that none of the native celebrities would dare to try and do. though the precise reason behind this has however to be determined, a number of the co-stars provided hints that Xie had expressed discomfort in doing this role. native artiste Eelyn Kok would eventually replace her role in along. Xie is additionally the lead actress in her up-coming movie, ‘Fist of Dragon” creating it her third movie. She is placed along the likes of different young actresses like Jesseca Liu, Jeanette Aw, Joanne Peh, Rui En, Felicia Chin and Dawn Yeoh, widely referred to as the “Mediacorp seven princesses”.
On two September 2009, ChannelNewsAsia carried news reports that Fiona had quit MediaCorp, however that was later disputed by another news article.
Xie has been obtaining hosting jobs in greenhorn selection shows despite her disapperence from the native TV scene. She was selected to host the greenhorn selection show, Lodge with Me (我行我宿), that is about to air in could 2010, alongside with Felicia Chin, Rui En, and newcomer Kola Zhou.
On half-dozen December 2009, Fiona was the most feature for top-selling magazines eight Days and I-weekly. within the interview, she revealed her reasons for leaving MediaCorp and what she had been busy with recently. She is currently based mostly in Hong Kong and living along with her boyfriend. in a very recent interview with MediaCorp, the corporate expressed they’re still optimistic in terms of getting operating relationships with Fiona in future. Fans of Fiona may still have an opportunity to envision her on TV within the close to future.