Apple Hong Biography
Apple Hong is a Malaysian actress and singer. She was prominently a full-time Mediacorp artiste from 1999 to 2011. She is a Singaporean permanent resident but continues to film on an ad-hoc basis. Hong was born on 31 October 1978. She was born named Ee-Ping Hong but she is commonly known by her stage name Apple Hong.
Apple Hong Age
Apple Hong was born on 31 October 1978. She is 39 Years old as of 2018.
Apple Hong Height
Apple Hong is 5′ 5″ or 1.65 meters tall.
Apple Hong Career
Hong was first runner-up in the Malaysian edition of Star Search 1999 and moved to Singapore after being offered a contract by TCS (now MediaCorp). She was then known as the ‘Malaysian Shu Qi’ due to her slight resemblance to the Hong Kong actress. Several years later she moved to SPH MediaWorks but was transferred back to MediaCorp when both companies merged in 2005. She made her cinema debut in Jack Neo’s 2005 film One More Chance, starring as Mark Lee’s on-screen wife. Besides acting, Hong was also a prominent face on magazine covers, print ads and television commercials in both Singapore and Malaysia.
As an artist in a wide range of areas, Hong’s next venture is to release her debut music EP in Singapore and Malaysia. The EP concept consisting of 8-tracks with various musical genres including acoustic easy-listening, piano-pop tunes and also fusion of Chinese and Irish-styled songs. This EP is penned by some of the most prominent award winning musicians from Singapore and Malaysia (taken more than 18-months to produce), Song arrangements by Mac Chew, Lee Nai Kong, Jamie Wilson (arranged for Sandy Lam, Z-Chen, Emil Chou, A-Do, Richie Ren, 光良 etc.), Songwriters Lee Chee Cheng and Fred Chong (written for A-Do, Stefanie Sun, Miriam Yeung, Elva, Z-Chen, Fish Leong, 品冠, Kelly Chen etc.), Visual and artistic director (including design of album cover) to be helmed by renowned Singapore stylist guru David Gan (Zhang Zi Yi’s stylist) and Bernard Ooi.
Hong left the entertainment industry as her contract with MediaCorp expired in October 2011 as she chose not to renew it. While she continued filming with MediaCorp on a per-project basis, she stated she had wanted to spend time managing the Kuala Lumpur branch of Xiao Bar Wang (owned by former fellow MediaCorp actor Jeff Wang) and planned to further her showbiz career in China.
Apple Hong Spouse
When asked about her husband she had these to say:
Hmm, my husband doesn’t like me talking about him in the media as he’s very low profile, so I won’t reveal his age or name. He’s Singaporean and is a businessman. We met at a work event and dated for 10 years before we got married. In fact, Tracy Lee invited me to her wedding in Singapore earlier this month but I was preparing for my wedding in Kuala Lumpur so I couldn’t make it.
Apple Hong Wedding
According to The Straits Times, she said in an interview: “I accidentally got married, I am already a wife.” I have no idea how someone could accidentally get married, but the world takes new turns everyday. While Apple declined to reveal the exact specifics, she disclosed that they held a wedding banquet in Kuala Lumpur on 30 Sep. They registered their marriage more than a week later, on Oct 10.
They encountered each other at a work event, and dated for 10 years before they got married. They might have registered their marriage on Oct 10 this year, but they were actually engaged way back in 2015. In fact, the engagement’s the reason why she returned to Singapore in 2015. Contrary to what we expected, it was apparently a really small wedding. They invited around 50-60 guests consisting of family and friends, and held a simple banquet in Malaysia.
Apple Hong Filmography
|2001||In Pursuit of Peace|
|Heroes in Black|
|Liu Feiyu||* Supporting Role|
|2003||Eternity: A Chinese Ghost Story|
|Ping An||* Supporting Role|
|2005||Portrait of Home|
|Gao Jimei||* Pairs up with Terence Cao|
|2006||Portrait of Home II|
|Sister Maria||* Supporting Role|
|Long Liwen 龙丽雯||* 3rd Female Lead 第三女主角|
|2007||The Greatest Love of All|
|Yang Qian Ru||* 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角|
|2008||Love Is All Around|
|Fu Xiaoyue||* Pairs up with Wee Kheng Ming|
* 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角
|Just in Singapore|
|Qian Qian||* Supporting Role|
|Welcome Home, My Love|
|Vivien Tan Huey Yan||* Pairs up with Steve Yap|
|The Little Nyonya|
|Huang Meiyu||* Supporting Role|
|Angel||* Supporting Role|
|Phyllis Qiu Shuang Xi||* 2nd Female Lead 第二女主角|
|Lemon He||* Supporting Role|
|Josephine||* Supporting Role|
* Villain of the Drama
|Liang Xin||* Pairs up with Cavin Soh|
* Supporting Role
|2012||Joys of Life|
|Zhang Xiaoyu||* Supporting Role|
|Anna 安娜||* Supporting Role|
|2015||Mind Game 心迷||Linda||* Supporting Role|
|Ni Qiaowen 倪巧雯||* 1/5 of the Female Lead 五大女主角之一|
Apple Hong Awards And Nominations
The Star Awards are presented by Mediacorp.
|Star Awards – Acting Awards|
|1999||Best Newcomer||P.I Blues||Nominated|