Elvin Ng Biography
Elvin Ng was born on 23 December 1980. He is a Mediacorp actor & model. Elvin Ng attended Jurong Primary School, Catholic High School, and National Junior College. He graduated with an honors degree in English Literature from the National University of Singapore where he wrote an honors thesis on carnivalesque in the female grotesque, in the works of Angela Carter and Frida Kahlo.
In his first three works from 2005 to 2006, Ng wore braces in the inside (lingual), which affected his ability to converse and articulate properly.
Elvin Ng Age
Elvin Ng was born on 23 December 1980. He is 37 years old as of 2018.
Elvin Ng Height
Elvin Ng is 1.81 meters.
Elvin Ng Net Worth
Elvin Ng net-worth as of 2018 is 3.5 million.
Elvin Ng Father
Elvin Ng is the son to Ng Chye Seng. His father was on his death bed. But actor Elvin Ng still had to continue filming a light-hearted comedy during those terrible four days. The 31-year-old had to shuttle between filming and visiting his father in the hospital since last Thursday, as the cast and crew had a tight schedule in the studios at MediaCorp.
A delay would have been costly. In those four days, Ng revealed, he slept a total of around three hours. Ng said he continued preparing for his role but when he read his script, the words didn’t sink in. He was near a breakdown.
Elvin Ng Girlfriend
Elvin Ng proposed to Rui En to be his girlfriend. They have been dating for long and soon would marry.
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MediaCorp actor Elvin Ng is Mr. Nice Guy. He is charming and friendly and gives you his undivided attention when he talks to you. The good-looking and popular actor has certainly felt the brunt of many public bashings over the years. Since he entered show business in 2005, he has become the guy that critics love to hate. At the upcoming Star Awards next month, he is only one of five stars to be nominated for a Most Popular Artiste award in all five country categories: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, and China.
In Cambodia, in particular, he has become a big star, gracing its local magazine covers and holding frenzied fan meets. Last year, he was also the leading man – and only Singaporean – in the Cambodian TV miniseries The Jade Elephant. Perhaps, his haters will always love to hate him because the accidental actor became a huge deal so quickly.
He was discovered on the variety show School Belle And The Beau (2004), which features a bevy of babes and hunks from local tertiary institutions. Then a National University of Singapore English literature student, he clearly charmed the pants off the producers at the TV station as the company offered him a prominent acting role in a drama series soon after. That role was the part of a “kind-hearted Ah Beng” in Channel 8’s A Life Of Hope (2005). He recalls: “It shocked me that I would get such a big role so soon. I had no acting experience at all, but I guess they felt I fit the role somehow.
“I had no idea what I was doing and having to juggle memorizing scripts and studying for school at the time was difficult. I have to thank the very good editors for editing the scenes to make my parts watchable,” he says with a chuckle.
Months later, the broadcaster offered him a three-year artist contract.
“I considered it for a long time. I felt very conflicted. I don’t have a lot of confidence in myself, but I thought if they saw something in me, then maybe I should just try it out,” he says.
At the time, he was wearing braces to fix his “Dracula fangs”, which hindered his speech somewhat for his first few roles.
“People said I talked as if I had an egg in my mouth. But I can’t complain because if I hadn’t fixed my teeth, I wouldn’t be able to have my big smile for Systema now, right?” he says with a laugh, referring to his endorsement commercials for the oral care brand. In the years to come, he would take on one leading-man role after another in dramas such as Rhythm Of Life (2008) alongside Christopher Lee and The Dream Catchers (2008) opposite Rui En. In most of them, his character was the dashing romantic hero.
“I guess that’s how my squeaky-clean image and the nice-guy image came about. Sometimes, I’ll ask the producers if I can try playing a bad boy, but they’ll say I should just keep playing the good guy because it suits my look,” he says.
“I’m fine with that. Since I’m sort of boxed in this way, I hope I can find ways to bring subtleties to every good guy character I get and make the most of this box.”
No matter how hard he tried, however, the criticism just kept coming his way. Audiences branded him “wooden” and speculated that he was coasting by only on his good looks.
“People kept saying I’m only lucky because I have the face. Maybe that could be true in the beginning, but you need to have something more to last this long.
“You also need character and perseverance and lots of tough, hard work. Other actors have come and gone, but I’m still here, right?”
Executive producer and director Chong Liung Man, 51, who has worked with Ng on several dramas since his debut including Breakout (2010), says the actor is a “very, very hardworking person”.
Mr. Chong says: “If you look at Elvin’s script, you’ll be stunned. Every page is filled with all of his thoughts and writing because he’s analyzing every line his character says to better prep for his role.
“I’ve told Elvin before he’s not gifted when it comes to acting, but you can’t ever deny that he gives it his all.”
Life! television critic Foong Woei Wan also praises him for his work ethic. “I’ve had my doubts about him. But through the years, he’s almost always worked a little harder on his Mandarin, on his acting, than expected – and that’s something,” she says.
Things finally seemed to take a turn for the better in 2010, when Ng was nominated for Best Actor at the Star Awards for playing the beefy, but naive Tarzan in the drama Together. A year later, he was nominated in the same category again for playing an autistic savant in the blockbuster drama Breakout (2010).
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One neighbor tipped off Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao about a near-daily sighting she found intriguing.
Ever since Mediacorp artiste Elvin Ng and his family had moved to a three-storeyed semi-detached property few months, Romeo Tan has been spotted visiting Ng almost every day. He even stayed in at Ng’s house frequently. This was an account given by the neighbor who tipped off Lianhe Zaobao.
Curious, the neighbor commented, “Regardless of how far they stay from the TV station, other artistes return to their own homes. Furthermore, these two [Elvin Ng and Romeo Tan] have their own families. Despite that, why is Romeo Tan going to another artiste [Elvin]’s house practically every night, and even staying in?”
When a reporter from Lianhe Zaobao asked about it, Ng didn’t take to it nicely. In his exact words in Mandarin, he responded with, “This question is already infringing on my privacy! Have I hurt anyone? If I were to have a house party, do I need to report who I’m inviting? While I’m at it, do I also need to report how many times do I bathe in a day?!”
On the contrary, Romeo Tan appeared to be more composed when the reporter approached him on this issue.
The local actor commented, “Thanks to everyone for your concern. There’s absolutely no issue with us, which part of it isn’t normal? Is the reader who tipped you off complaining about my parked car blocking their way? In fact, when I am there, I’d usually greet the neighbors.”
This may not come as a surprise as it is widely known that Elvin and Romeo have been the best of buddies, be it in the entertainment circle or in the public eye.
Romeo even confessed, “Amongst all the male artistes, the one whom I trust the most is Elvin. When it comes to female artists, it’d be Rebecca Lim. Yes, I did stay over at Elvin’s house but that is because I had to go for filming the next day. Besides, it’s only eight minutes’ drive from his house to the TV station. It’s much nearer as compared to my house located in the East.”
“Actually, I’m not the only one who has stayed over at his [Elvin’s] place. Rebecca Lim and Ian Fang have both stayed there before,” he added. Further, he also said, “As for staying over at Elvin’s place, so long our parents don’t find that an issue, outsiders needn’t meddle.”
Besides his parents, Tan lives with his brothers, sister-in-law, two nieces, and nephews in a four-room flat, so it is pretty cramped up. Even until now, he remarked that he still needed to share a room with his younger brother. Thus even in his own room, he doesn’t have privacy.
Elvin Ng Married
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After three successful seasons, Eat Already? 4 will return in February 2018 for what could be the series finale. This time around, Elvin Ng will reprise his role of Ah Bee after being absent for two seasons, and his character will also see his future self, Ah Tan (played by Richard Low) travel back in time to try to convince him to settle down while he’s still young.
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Why Does Elvin Ng Want Us To Call Him “A Cheapo”?
Updated; 03 JUL 2018
All publicity is good publicity, you say? Well, not for Elvin Ng. The Ch 8 actor recently made headlines for not-so-uplifting reasons. It all started with a news report in a local paper that claimed the actor’s year-long absence on Ch 8 primetime after winning the All-Time Favourite Artiste award last year was ’cos he was kept in “cold storage”. The report, which was based on a tip-off from a netizen known only by a mysterious IG handle, had cited anonymous industry sources who claimed the reasons for that were that the 37-year-old actor was “difficult to work with” and “there was no improvement in his acting”.
Thereafter, Elvin went on to refute the “cold storage” rumor on various platforms, including our cover story last week, where he had questioned “the credibility of the story”. While the dust is settling from that recent hoo-ha, Elvin’s mood seems far from settled. That much we glimpse during our chat with the actor at the press con of his upcoming Ch 8 drama Gifted (which will air on primetime, no less!), in which he plays a former child prodigy who gets recruited by a mysterious tycoon to locate his missing son.
Our question posed to Elvin seemed innocuous enough: What is one gift or talent that the actor would like to have? His reply: “I’d want to be able to spread positive energy so that it can cover anything that is negative. Life is hard enough as it is — we don’t need people who try and step on others or say bad things about others.” Sounds like just another one of Elvin’s philosophical musings, except that in light of that recent saga, that comment has more shade-throwing meaning than a T-Swift diss track.
But we get why Elvin is feeling less-than-perky today. The buzz has died down considerably, but the drama isn’t quite over. A day prior to this press con, a follow-up report by the same paper called Elvin out for only addressing the claim that he was “difficult to work with” but avoided talking about his “bad acting”. We ask Elvin what he has to say about that report. “I’ve had roles along the way in dramas like I’m in Charge, Unriddle and Eat Already? that was very well-received by the audience. And this affinity that I have with viewers is invaluable,” he tells us.
“You could talk about the technicalities [of acting], but that’s subjective. For example, there was once when [Zhang] Yaodong sent me a message that said, ‘Hey, I saw your show. There was this scene I liked a lot and I think you acted really well in that scene.’ It’s not common that we get [such messages] from our colleagues and peers, so I think it was very nice of him.” He added: “[One’s acting skills] is not all just measured by nominations or awards. I want to be the best actor that I can be, and I’ll continue to work on [my acting] to gain more respect. But at the end of the day, my productions and roles speak for themselves.”
Acting aside, when we ask Elvin to tell us a secret gift he has, the actor cheekily confesses about his natural flair for haggling like a pro. “I’m very good at negotiating and bargaining. Call me a cheapo,” jokes Elvin. “If I have to joke around with the seller, act cute or be thick-skinned just to get the price I want, then I would. I bargain even when I’m in Singapore. Do the storeowners recognize me? They do! That’s the problem! (Laughs) Of course, I’d feel paiseh. You would think that as an artist, I should be considering my image, right?
But when I’m buying something, I don’t see myself as an artist, but a consumer. Most recently, I was keen to buy an antique horse that cost $1,800. I really love it but I wasn’t willing to pay that price. I was hoping they could sell it to me for $1,000. But I felt very paiseh so I told the staff to help me tell her lady boss. She eventually agreed to sell it to me for $1,200. After that, I said, ‘No need delivery, I’ll carry it back myself!’ (Laughs)”