Emily Lim

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Emily Lim
林佩琦
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Born (1982-08-05) 5 August 1982 (age 39)
Malacca, Malaysia
Occupation
  • Actress
  • Model
  • Host
  • Nutritionist
Years active2006–present
Partner(s)Alan Yun (husband)
AwardsAnugerah Majlis Pengkritik Filem Kuala Limpur
Best Leading Actress
2019 Two Sisters

Emily Lim (林佩琦; born 05 August 1982) is a Malaysian-born Chinese actress, model, host and nutritionist. In 2005, she participated in the Miss ASTRO International Chinese Pageant contest in Malaysia and made her debut as 1st runner-up, Miss Perfect Body and Miss Elegant. [1] In 2006, she participated in local TV series "The Begining", which was her first TV series. In 2019, she won the Best Leading Actress in the Kuala Lumpur Film Critics Association of Malaysia (Anugerah Majlis Pengkritik Filem Kuala Limpur) for her local horror film "Two Sisters".

Early Life

Born in 1982, Emily was raised in Malacca, living with her family close to the Portuguese Settlement. Her childhood was less than idyllic however, as her father constantly imperiled their family. Unsurprisingly enough, her father ran away which he could never return the money. It led to a terrifying experience during which incensed thugs barged into the Emily's household and attempted to abduct a terrified Emily. She was only 16 years old at the time. In order to reduce the family's burden, Emily actively sought scholarships and worked everywhere to repay her father's debts. Later, she is attracted by the prize money of the beauty contest and resolutely signed up to participate. Finally, as she wished, she won the first runner-up of the Malaysia Miss ASTRO Chinese International Pageant and paid off part of the debts. Her time in the entertainment industry seemed to be brief at first, and she entered the corporate world after graduating. Emily's beauty and attractive performance in the pageant has caught the attention of the audience, commercial advertisers and TV drama producers began to invite her to participate in their projects. After discussion and encouraging by her boss of the engineering company, she decided to quit her full-time high paid salary job. In 2006, she decided to join the advertising model industry and the showbiz circle. [2]

Career

Emily debuted in the television series "The Beginning" and played minor role, which were co-produced by Malaysia ntv7 and Singapore Mediacorp Studios in 2006 and her performance was remarkable. In the same year, she received more performance opportunities from Mediacorp Studios, featured in many local drama series, such as "Falling In Love", "The Beautiful Scent", "Glittering Days", "Addicted To Love", "My Destiny" "and many more. At the same time, Emily has also won the favor of many commercial advertisers and has taken many dazzling advertising works.

In 2009, she got her first good opportunity in her acting career and officially became one of the heroines for the drama series "My Kampong Days", which was broadcast on the local TV station ntv7. In following year, she starred in the drama series "Injustice", even then though, she felt at odds with her role on the set, and without proper training in acting, she sometimes felt a little out of place. Furthermore, she felt stressed because was often asked to maintain a slim figure. She used extreme weight loss methods, which led to hormonal imbalance and out of shape. Later, she suffered from depression and was unable to perform for nearly a year. Fortunately, when she was in the most difficult time during she was filming "Injustice", she met her current husband Alan Yun and started dating. Alan always been by her side to encourage and support her and she gradually regain confidence and get rid of obstacles.

Emily acting career has gradually improved and changed. During year 2011-2019, she starred in many well-known Chinese drama series, such as "Justice In The City", "In Laws II", "On the Brink", "The Precedents", "Turning Point", "Secret Lover", "My Sensei Nyonya", "Turning Point 2", "I Court You" and so on. In 2012, while in the United States, Emily took up an acting course in Los Angeles which finally gave her the confidence she needed to believe in her own skills. At the same time, she also studied nutrition to increase her knowledge about general nutrition, understand the rules of human nutrition and quality improvement of daily diet, and was graduated as a nutritionist in 2013.

In 2018, she was given an opportunity to star in the thriller film "Two Sisters", directed by James Lee. With her superb performance, she won the Best Leading Actress in the Kuala Lumpur Film Critics Association of Malaysia and nominated for the 30th Malaysia Film Festival. The movie "Two Sisters" was also exhibited at major film festival events such as the China Golden Rooster Awards and the 21st Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy, and was highly appreciated by the outside world.

Personal Life

In 2010, Emily began a romantic relationship with actor Alan Yun, she married him on 28 February 2018. [3]

Filmography

Television Series

Year Title Role Broadcaster Notes
2006 The Beginning ntv7 Minor Role
Falling In Love ntv7 Minor Role
2007 The Beautiful Scent Shi Yun ntv7 Supporting Role
2008 Addicted To Love ntv7 Supporting Role
My Destiny ntv7 Supporting Role
2009 My Kampong Days ntv7 Leading Role
Timeless Season ntv7 Supporting Role
2010 Glittering Days ntv7 Supporting Role
Injustice He Jingchun ntv7 Leading Role
2011 The Seeds Of Life ntv7 Supporting Role
Model a La Mode Ivy 8tv Leading Role
2012 Justice In The City He Le-Er ntv7 Leading Role
2013 The Enchanted Liang Qian Qian Mediacorp Channel 8 & Astro Shuang Xing Supporting Role
2014 Outbound Love TVB HK Cameo Role
Entangled Mediacorp Channel 8 supporting Role
In Laws II Lin Bao Er ntv7 Leading Role
On the Brink Xia Wei ntv7 Leading Role
2015 3cm Short Chen Shu Fen ntv7 Cameo Role
The Precedents Chen Min Er ntv7 Leading Role
Turning Point Wang Xiao Fan ntv7 Leading Role
Persona Liu Yu En/Liu Yu Tong 8tv Column Lead Role
2016 Beyond Words Gu Hua Mediacorp Channel 8 Supporting Role
On the Brink Xue Li ntv7 Special Appearance
Secret Lover Lou Shi Lan ntv7 Leading Role
2017 Legal Eagles Amy Mediacorp Channel 8 Supporting Role
2018 All Under One Roof Tao Mei Mei 8tv Supporting Role
My Sensei Nyonya Xie Li Sa 8tv Leading Role
2019 Turning Point 2 Fang Ann Ying 8tv Leading Role
2020 I Court You Jian Man Ru 8tv Leading Role

Film

Year Title Role Director Notes
2008 The Legacy Of A Lost Love Lai Malaysia Film
2013 Kick Ass Girls Red Dragon Emily Vincci Cheuk Wan Chi Hong Kong Film
2014 Second Life Of Thieves Miss Tan Woo Min Jin Malaysia Film
2016 KL Wagan Olivia Pekin Ibrahim Malaysia Film
2019 Two Sisters Mei Xi James Lee Malaysia Film

Short Film

  • 2013:Floating Sun - 3 Doors Of Horrors[4]
  • 2014:The Woman Upstairs[5]
  • 2016:SHE[6]
  • 2016:Breaking Point[7]

Host

  • We Love Kuala Lumpur
  • NTV7 Good Morning Tai Tai Breakfast Show
  • The 2nd Asia Success Award Gala Dinner
  • Mrs. Malaysia International Year 2012
  • Start Society “I Believe” 2011 Charity Concert
  • Cellnique Annual Dinner Shanghai Banquet
  • Euro Asia Chinese Golf Association Auction Gala night
  • Euro Asia Chinese Golf Association Invitational Friendship & Charity Golf Competition Award night
  • I-choice Online Fashion Magazine Launch
  • Mother’s Day Event Super Mummy Competition
  • Poh Kong Jewellery Showcase
  • Glenmarie Cove Property Launch
  • Mah Sing Group Annual Dinner
  • Malaysia Corrugated Carton Manufacturers’ Association Annual Dinner
  • Federation of Goldsmiths and Jewelers Association of Malaysia Appreciation Night
  • World Vision Nutrition Talk “Malnutrition in Metropolitan City” in Year 2016
  • Pensonic Longevity Detox recipes book
  • Nutrition Talk about “Weight Lost and Diabetes” in Pudu First Assembly of God Church
  • Develop Health food menu S2 Slimming Center

  • Horlicks、Johnson & Johnson (Thailand)、Oral-B (China)、Mountain Dew (China)、Tourism Malaysia (Korea)、Caltrate (Hong Kong)、Sony (Asia)
  • Bausch & Lomb、Kao Laurier、LG、DBS (Singapore)、Panadol (Taiwan)、Angel EZ110 Motorbike (Vietnam)、AOWA Electrical Gas Stove (Philipines)
  • Maybank、Nestle Drumstick、ENO (Singapore)、Dubai Tower (Dubai)、Dettol (hong Kong)、Anmum Milk Powder

Commercial Short Film

  • Petronas CNY 2019
  • Petronas Kaamatan
  • Petronas The Perfect Wedding

Awards/Achievement

Drama

Year Event Title Name Character outcome
2019 30th Malaysia Film Festival (FFM) [8][9] Best Actress in Leading Role 《Two Sisters》 Mei Xi Nominated
2019 Anugerah Majlis Pengkritik Filem Kuala Lumpur Best Actress in Leading role 《The Undercover》 Mei Xi Won

Beauty Pageant

Year Event Title Outcome
2005 Miss ASTRO International Chinese Pageant First Runner Up Won
2005 Miss ASTRO International Chinese Pageant Miss Perfect Body Won
2005 Miss ASTRO International Chinese Pageant Miss Elegant Won

Sport

Year Event Title Outcome
2005 Initial-D Drifting Queen Contest Second Runner Up Won

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