Felicia Chin


Felicia Chin

Infobox actor
name = Felicia Chin
陈靓瑄


birthdate = birth date and age|1984|10|24
location = Flagicon|Singapore Singapore
dialect = Hakka
height = 170 cm
birthname = Felicia Chin Jing Xuan
notable role =Shi Jianing in "The Beginning";
Guo YaoYao in "Let It Shine";
Baobei in "Portrait of Home"

Felicia Chin Jing Xuan (zh-sp|s=陈靓瑄|p=Chén Jìng Xuān), formerly known as Felicia Chin Foon Ling (zh-sp|s=陈凤玲|p=Chén Fèng Líng) before February 2 2008, born October 24 1984 is a television actress from Singapore.

Early life

Felicia Chin studied in Tanjong Katong Girls' School and Victoria Junior College. [cite web | first = Victoria Junior College | title = Archives | work = [http://www.vjc.moe.edu.sg Victoria Junior College - About VJC] | date = 2005 | url = http://www.vjc.moe.edu.sg/02_archives03.shtml | accessdate = 2006-11-06]

Chin was also an avid softball player while in secondary school and junior college. At the age of 15, she made the national softball team. She was the team's youngest player. In 1999, Felicia Chin represented Singapore in the Women's Asian Softball Competition and in 2000, the Asian Youth Softball Competition.

She also won the 'A' Division softball gold medal with Victoria Junior College in 2002. From 1998 to 2001, she was part of the Combined Schools team, National Youth team and National teams. Eventually, she left the national team to concentrate on her studies. At 18, she stopped playing softball competitively.

Although she obtained fairly good grades in her 'A' levels, she decided to forgo a confirmed place in the National University of Singapore Arts Faculty in order to focus on her acting career. [cite web | first = Mediacorp | title = Interviews, "Big on Felicia Chin" | work = [http://ch8.mediacorptv.com MediaCorp Channel 8] | date = 2003 | url = http://ch8.mediacorptv.com/around8/interviews/view/257/1/ | format = | doi = | accessdate = 2006-11-23 ]

Career

Chin took part in the Singapore television talent hunt "Star Search" in 2003 and was crowned champion, thus beginning her acting career. She made her debut TV appearance in the SARS drama "Always On My Mind" with top actress Fann Wong. [cite web | first = MediaCorp | title = Felicia Chin Celeb Bio | work = [http://ch8.mediacorptv.com MediaCorp Channel 8] | date = 2006 | url = http://www.mediacorptv.com/celeb/felicia/ | format = | doi = | accessdate = 2006-11-06 ]

Felicia started out with mainly supporting roles until three years later she finally received her first local leading role in the idol drama "Let It Shine" [cite web | first = Mediacorp | title = Interviews, "Felicia finds her pot of gold" | work = [http://ch8.mediacorptv.com MediaCorp Channel 8] | date = 2003 | url = http://ch8.mediacorptv.com/around8/interviews/view/846/1/.html | format = | doi = | accessdate = 2006-12-10 ] .

Felicia is the brand ambassador for Vitagen, a health beverage. She is said to have been chosen ahead of other actresses due to her healthy image and her popularity among all age groups. [cite web
title = Vitagen News | url = http://www.vitagen.com.sg/news.htm | format = | doi = | accessdate = 2006-12-10
] She also starred in many commercials such as Wisma Atria, Silky Girl and Whisper Ads. [cite web | first = Mediacorp | title = Interviews, "Felicia finds her pot of gold" | work = [http://ch8.mediacorptv.com MediaCorp Channel 8] | date = 2003 | url = http://ch8.mediacorptv.com/around8/interviews/view/846/1/.html | format = | doi = | accessdate = 2006-12-10 ]

Felicia is seen as one of the fast rising female stars of her generation, with many tipping her as the next Queen of Caldecott Hill. Felicia also is one of the Mediacorp seven princesses with Fiona Xie, Jesseca Liu, Jeanette Aw, Rui En, Joanne Peh, and Dawn Yeoh.

Felicia recently changed her Chinese name from Chen Feng Ling to Chen Jing Xuan (陈靓瑄) under the advice of a Taiwanese fortune teller.

Felicia was number 10 in the "FHM Top 100 Sexiest Women In The World list" in 2007; in 2008, she was ranked number 3. She was one of only 2 Princesses to have posed for FHM, the other being Rui En.

Personal life

The tall, slim actress is a regular jogger at Bedok Reservoir, where she makes it a point to jog at least three times a week, covering 5 km to 8 km at a stretch. She also enjoys swimming, cycling, roller-blading and wakeboarding.

Felicia lost her father to cancer at the age of 17.

Achievements

*2003
**Star Search 2003, Female Champion
**Star Search 2003, Best Acting Potential
**Star Search 2003, Miss Vibrant
*2006
**Nominated Best Supporting Actress "(Women of Times)"
**Star Awards 2006, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
*2007
** Star Awards 2007, Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
** Star Awards 25th Anniversary Special, Screen Sweetheart of the 2000s era

Filmography

TV dramas

Variety shows

References

External links

* [http://feliciasrainbow.blogspot.com/ Personal blog]
* [http://chenjingxuan.net/ Felicia's website]
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