Jeanette Aw Biography
Jeanette Aw Ee-Ping born on 28th June 1979, better known by her stage name Ou Xuan (欧萱), is a Mediacorp actress, filmmaker and author. She was prominently a full-time Mediacorp artiste from 2002 to 2017 but continues to film on an ad-hoc basis and was once managed under Hype Records.
Through her television career, Aw has established herself as one of the most popular and high-profile celebrities in Singapore. She has won 29 awards, the record number for a performer, at Mediacorp’s Star Awards. Aw has published two books – the best-selling Jeanette Aw: Definitions in 2012 and Sol’s World: Somebody to Love in 2015 – and starred in musical Beauty World in 2015.
While in college, Aw entered Route to Glamour, in which she placed first. She signed on with SPH Mediaworks and made her acting debut in the 2001 drama Touched. Aw then switched to Mediacorp in 2002 and played Mo Jingjing in Holland V (2003). Aw was named as one of the Seven Princesses of Mediacorp in 2006, after which she achieved wider success with her leading role in acclaimed drama The Little Nyonya (2008).
Aw garnered critical appreciation for portraying flawed actress, Zhao Fei Er, in The Dream Makers (2013) and its 2015 sequel. She won her first Best Actress award at the Star Awards for her performance in the latter drama. Aw’s off-screen roles include duties as a brand ambassador for several Singapore and international companies.
Aw was born in Singapore to Hokkien parents with ancestry from Southern Fujian, China. She has an elder sister and an elder brother. Coming from an English-speaking family, Aw rarely used Mandarin in their conversations. She considered her childhood blessed and fortunate because her parents provided for everything that she needed.
Growing up with a carefree nature, she was an introvert and was “the kind of girl who loved reading, writing and drawing”. Aw wanted to be a dancer, an artist or a child psychologist. Attending Raffles Girls’ Primary School, Crescent Girls’ School, National Junior College and National University of Singapore, Aw was a school prefect and a model student.
Her best subjects were English Literature and English, and she scored an A for art at the O Levels. Aw did gymnastics in primary school, dance in secondary school and swimming in junior college. She started ballet training at 13, and Aw went on to dance almost everyday before signing her first acting contract.
She also played the saxophone in her secondary school concert band and trained for a girl group in junior college. In university, Aw was President of the NUS Dance Ensemble. Though she considered majoring in child psychology because of her love for children, Aw planned to pursue a career on stage and eventually graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Theatre Studies.
Jeanette Aw Age
Jeanette Aw Ee-Ping born on 28th June 1979, better known by her stage name Ou Xuan (欧萱), is a Mediacorp actress, filmmaker and author.
Jeanette Aw Boyfriend
Few people would know that fiercely private local actress Jeanette Aw went through a breast cancer scare two years ago – she discovered a lump in her breast, but it turned out to be benign. Or that the 32-year-old has been playing mother to her three young godchildren for the past six years.
These revelations and more are presented in her debut book, Jeanette Aw: Definitions, available from tomorrow at $18.90. In the book, which includes black-and-white photos and sketches she drew, Aw defines what’s important to her in words from A to Z.
But the biggest revelation about The Little Nyonya star lay innocuously on the Acknowledgments page. In the last line, Aw thanks her parents, her three godchildren Jacob, Jay and Jean, and one “Marcus”. In an interview last Friday, Aw admitted that Marcus is indeed the mysterious Caucasian boyfriend that the local showbiz grapevine has been speculating about.
She had written nothing more about him in the book and had wondered if anyone would pick up on that single one-name mention. Well, we did. But she wouldn’t tell us more about him. Not a word about how they met, how long they’ve been together or what she loves about him. She wants to keep it private, she stressed.
Jeanette Aw TV Shows
|2015||Find My Dad|
|2017||The Last Entry|
|2018||Till We Meet Again|
|2017||118 II||Li Taimei|
|2016||The Dream Job|
|2015||The Dream Makers II|
|The Journey: Our Homeland|
|Let It Go|
|2014||The Journey: Tumultuous Times|
|World at Your Feet|
|2013||The Journey: A Voyage|
|The Dream Makers|
|Destiny in Her Hands|
|2008||The Little Nyonya|
|The Defining Moment|
|Rhythm of Life|
|The Shaolin Warriors|
|2007||Dear, Dear Son in Law|
|2006||Through It All|
|2005||The Rainbow Connection|
|My Lucky Charm|
|A Child’s Hope II|
|Kiss of a Toast II|
|Cash is King|
Variety and infotainment
|2015||Singapore Tonight||News program|
|The 5 Show||Magazine program|
|2014||Celebrate SG50||Variety special|
|Minute to Win It|
|Star’s Day Off|
|Say It! 2|
|The Joy Truck 2|
|2013||Celebrate TV50||Variety special|
|CTN 10th Anniversary Show||Variety special|
|Asia Style Collection||Variety special|
|Talent search competition|
|2011||Stars for a Cause 3|
|2010||穿越外景地 – 新加坡: 本土文化之旅||Travelogue|
|The Green Room|
|E-News Front Line|
|Entertainment on 5||Magazine program|
|One Moment of Glory||Talent search competition|
|Stars for a Cause 2|
|2009||Channel 8 Countdown Party 2010 at Vivocity|
|Good Morning Singapore|
|The Princess & The Prince|
|The Little Nyonya’s Big Reunion|
|2008||Channel 8 Countdown Party 2009 at Vivocity|
|Sichuan Earthquake Charity Show|
|Thye Hua Kwan Charity Show|
|Good Morning Singapore|
|2007||SPD Charity Show|
|The Princesses and the Dude|
|2005||Ren Ci Charity Show 2005|
|Wish You were Here||Travelogue|
|2004||Extreme Gourmet 2||Travelogue|
|Stars of all Trades|
|Affairs of the Heart|
|2000||Route to Glamour|
|Talent search competition|
|2009||The Peranakan Ball||Bee Tin|
Jeanette Aw Star Awards
After being nominated seven times in the same category, Jeanette Aw finally clinched the Best Actress award on April 24th Star Awards for her role as Zhao Fei Er, a top TV actress who falls into depression after several setbacks in her personal life and career in the showbiz drama The Dream Makers 2.
A visibly excited Aw told reporters backstage that while she has done a number of “representative roles” in the past, such as the one in The Little Nyonya (2008), she feels that if she had won back then, people would have felt it was “a given” simply because she was the female lead in a hugely popular show.
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