Chen Liping Biography
Chen Liping (Tan Lee Peng) was born on 22 August 1965. She is known professionally as Chen Liping, is a Mediacorp actress and former top model and managed under Hype Records. Chen attended Crescent Girls’ School from 1978 to 1983. She is married to actor Rayson Tan in 1998, and has a son named Xavier, who was born in 2002.
Chen Liping Age
Chen Liping was born on 22 August 1965. She is 53 years old as of 1965.
Chen Liping Husband
Chen Liping is married to Rayson Tan. They got married in 1998.
Chen Liping Child
Chen Liping is mother to Xavier Tan who was born in 2002 .
Chen Liping Weight Loss
The 47-year-old, who is lifestyle and wellness group Mary Chia’s new celebrity ambassador, told The New Paper on Wednesday: “To me, health is the most important. Over the past few months, I’ve seen some of my colleagues battle health issues, and it made me want to lose weight and be healthier.”
However, she also has her restrictions when it comes to her slimming programme – no oral medication and no skin products. Over a decade ago, Chen had controversially consumed Slim 10 diet pills in her bid to lose weight. Her actor-husband Rayson Tan even sold the same pills to fellow actress Andrea de Cruz. De Cruz subsequently suffered from liver failure after taking them and the incident snowballed, landing the parties in court.
Alluding to the incident, Chen said: “I don’t live in the shadow of it anymore, but my number one condition for taking up this slimming programme is that I will not take any pills.”
She added: “I have very sensitive skin as well, so I requested not to apply unknown skin products.”
And the programme seems to have worked. She went from 73kg to 67kg in three weeks. Chen is 1.65m-tall. Chen, who has been in the industry for close to 30 years, is now starring in the Channel 8 drama The Dream Makers, playing a senior executive in a television station. She revealed that she was at her heaviest – 75kg – when she was filming the show earlier this year.
She said: “I felt helpless and upset when watching myself on TV and would think to myself: ‘Why was the lighting so bad? Why was this scene filmed at such a bad angle? Why did the director make me look so fat on screen?'”
“I was always finding excuses for myself, rather than thinking that I was the one who needed to lose weight.”
Chen’s appearance also drew criticism from her 11-year-old son Xavier’s classmates, who told him”your mother is very fat”.
She said: “He’s used to such comments, and he would always ask me not to eat so much. Kids are usually very direct, and it doesn’t help that TV made me look fatter.”
She explained that she did not have much motivation to lose weight over the years as she has a loving husband and very supportive fans who do not mind her being plus-sized. However, she has her low moments too, especially when stylists tell her that they cannot find clothes her size.
She said: “I wore loose clothes in The Dream Makers as there weren’t many choices. I felt like I should be wearing tighter, classier clothes as I was portraying a senior (executive) in the show, but I couldn’t wear those.”
Now that she is en route to a slimmer body, Chen wants to don sporty outfits on the small screen.
“I can play a sports coach more convincingly with my new figure, and I can wear sporty shorts and skirts,” she said.
Chen Liping Star Awards/ Filmography
|26 May 1992||ABC English for Children : Let’s Learn About (VOL 1)|
|26 May 1992 – 1997||ABC English for Children|
|23 January 1993||ABC English for Children : Telling Time (VOL 2)|
|10 September 1994||ABC English for Children : Let’s of the About (VOL 3)]]|
|1 October 1994 – 8 February 1997||Television Corporation of Singapore|
|10 November 1995||ABC English for Children : Let’s Learn About (VOL 4)|
|25 December 1996||ABC English for Children : Let’s Learn About (VOL 5)|
|8 February 1997||ABC English for Children : Let’s Learn About (VOL 6)|
|The Young Heroes|
|1986||Men of Valour|
|1988||Silk and Satin|
|Teahouse in Chinatown|
|Song of Youth|
|1989||Good Morning, Sir!|
|Splash to Victory|
|1990||When Dawn Breaks|
|The Winning Team|
|1991||Golden Shenton Way|
|The Legend of a Beauty|
|Duel in Shanghai|
|Love is in the Air|
|Web of Deceit|
|1994||Dreams Come True|
|It’s My World|
|1996||A Teacher’s Diary|
|Three in One Love|
|1997||My Wife, Your Wife, Their Wives|
|1998||Riding by the Storm|
|My Teacher, Aiyoyo!|
|From the Medical Files|
|2004||The Ties That Bind|
|A Child’s Hope II|
|2005||Baby Blues (Singaporean TV series)
|Zero to Hero
|2007||Happily Ever After
|Wang Mu Niang Niang
|The Golden Path
|2008||Just in Singapore
|Your Hand in Mine
|Joys of Life
|2013||It’s A Wonderful Life
|The Dream Makers
|2014||Yes We Can!
|2015||A Blessed Life
|Life – Fear Not
|2016||My First School
|Life Less Ordinary
|Star Awards – Acting Awards|
|1994||1st Star Awards Ceremony||Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Top 5|
|1995||2nd Star Awards Ceremony||Best Actress||Heartbeat||Nominated|
|2nd Star Awards Ceremony||Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Top 5|
|1996||3rd Star Awards Ceremony||Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Top 5|
|1997||4th Star Awards Ceremony||Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Top 10|
|1998||5th Star Awards Ceremony||Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Top 10|
|1999||6th Star Awards Ceremony||Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Top 10|
|2000||7th Star Awards Ceremony||Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Top 10|
|2001||8th Star Awards Ceremony||Best Actress||Beyond the Axis of Truth||Nominated|
|8th Star Awards Ceremony||Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Top 20|
|2002||9th Star Awards Ceremony||Best Actress||No Problem||Nominated|
|9th Star Awards Ceremony||Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Top 10|
|2003||10th Star Awards Ceremony||Best Actress||Holland V||Won|
|10th Star Awards Ceremony||Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Top 20|
|2004||11th Star Awards Ceremony||Best Supporting Actress||A Child’s Hope II||Nominated|
|11th Star Awards Ceremony||Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Top 10|
|2005||12th Star Awards Ceremony||Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes||N/A||Top 10|
|2006||13th Star Awards Ceremony||All-Time Favourite Artiste||N/A||Won|
|2009||15th Star Awards Ceremony||Best Actress||Just in Singapore||Nominated|
|2009||15th Star Awards Ceremony||Best Actress||The Golden Path||Nominated|
|2010||16th Star Awards Ceremony||Best Actress||Reunion Dinner||Won|
|2011||17th Star Awards Ceremony||Best Actress||Unriddle||Nominated|
|2014||20th Star Awards Ceremony||Best Actress||The Dream Makers||Won|
|2017||23rd Star Awards Ceremony||Best Speech Award||N/A||Nominated|
|2018||24th Star Awards Ceremony||Best Actress||Mightiest Mother-In-Law||Nominated|
|24th Star Awards Ceremony||Best Theme Song||Life Less Ordinary||Nominated|
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What do Gurmit Singh, Chen Liping and Rayson Tan have in common with Singapore besides being the same age?
Updated: 08 Aug 2018
At 53, local celebs share their heartfelt thoughts with CNA Lifestyle on their personal journeys – and the parallels with Singapore’s story.
SINGAPORE: If you were born in 1965, it’s hard to forget how old you are – especially on Aug 9 every year.
At 53, Chen Liping asserts, she’s far from done learning. “No matter how old you are, you have to keep learning without ceasing. That’s true for me even when I’ve been in the industry for so long,” she said. “Every show, every phase of life, offers something to learn from, experience or overcome.”
Those are weighty words coming from somebody who has been acting for 33 years and counting, and is still remembered for her iconic roles such as that of a teacher in 1989’s Good Morning, Sir!. But on the subject of school, if there’s anything she could go back and do again, she said, she would put a little more effort into her studies.
“I think back to when I was a student. I loved outdoor activities and exercising,” she said. “Sometimes I think to myself, ‘Why didn’t I work a little harder? It wasn’t that I was lazy; I just liked sports, so I didn’t focus wholeheartedly on my studies. I went to a Chinese school, but then I switched to an English school, so now, my language skills are neither here nor there. I really admire people who can write and speak well. Many people say academics aren’t that important, but I think that when you’re young, you should put more effort into studying.”
Still, her love of outdoor activities laid foundations for active roles in sports dramas such as 1990’s volleyball-themed The Winning Team. Having found her career niche early on, Chen’s love for acting hasn’t abated at midlife. “It’s been so many years, but the passion is still there. I love thinking about how to craft each and every one of my roles, obtain inspiration from the scripts and deliver my best,” said the actress, who currently stars in the drama Say Cheese, airing weekdays at 9pm on Mediacorp TV Channel 8.
At 53, growth is still on her mind. “Things are always moving forward and changing, especially in television and with social media. We have to be able to keep up. No one knows about the future. We will all grow together. In Singapore, everything is very well established. How to maintain that is another question. I think that’s the challenge. It’s that way with people and also with the country.”