Kym Ng Biography
Kym Ng born Ng Kwee Khim is Mediacorp television host and actress born on 1 July 1967 in Singapore. She comes from a working-class family of four children. She was educated at River Valley High School and did pre-university studies A Levels at Tanjong Katong Secondary School.
She is one of the three artistes who holds the record for most wins in the Best Variety Show Host category at Star Awards, with four wins.She was previously a flight stewardess with Singapore Airlines and began her show business career as a singer. She joined the MediaCorp’s predecessor Television Corporation of Singapore in 1995 and switched to hosting and acting. She became known to audiences as host of the popular infotainment programme City Beat.
Her performance in the programme earned her two wins in the coveted Best Variety Show Host award at the Star Awards. In 2001, she left MediaCorp and joined SPH MediaWorks. But after four years, SPH MediaWorks merged with MediaCorp and Ng was transferred back to MediaCorp.
She is most often seen on Chinese language programmes on Channel 8 and Channel U. She is known for her direct connection with the audience and her bubbly nature. She often hosts “food reviews” and variety shows. Since returning to MediaCorp, she has enjoyed success and has hosted more than 150 shows since the start of her television career.
In 2005, she was approached by director Wee Li Lin to star in the film, Gone Shopping. Her performance was stated by the Straits Times as Kym Ng is a revelation here. In 2011, She hosted the highly-acclaimed variety show Love on a Plate. The programme won Best Variety Programme and gotten her third Best Variety Show Host win at the Star Awards 2011.
It also won a “highly commended” recognition for Best Reality Programme at the 2011 Asian Television Awards. Her performance in Jobs Around the World bagged her fourth Best Variety Show Host win, tying her with Sharon Au and Mark Lee for the record of most wins in the category.
She secured her first Best Actress nomination at the Star Awards for acting, her role as the repressed Luo Na in “It Takes Two” . It was her second acting performance award nomination, following her Best Supporting Actress-nominated role as Hai De in The New Adventures of Wisely in 1998.
At Star Awards 2018, her supporting role as Lu Meiguang in When Duty Calls garnered her first acting performance award win at the award show. The win marks the second acting performance award of her career, after being recognized at the 2005 Asian Television Awards for Best Comedy Performance by an Actress for her role in Durian King.
Kym Ng Age
She was born on 1 July 1967 in Singapore. She is 51 years old as in 2018.
Kym Ng Family
She was born to a working-class family. She has three siblings. She said that she does not plan to have children because caring for a child, in the long run, is too much of a hassle.
Kym Ng Husband
In 2009 she married her longtime boyfriend Yang Guo. The couple married at a simple ceremony overseas. She does not disclose her private life or personal details to the media.
Kym Ng Height
She is 5′ 3″ or 1.6 meters tall.
Kym Ng Movies
- Dance Dance Dragon
- Gone Shopping
- It’s a Great, Great World
- Book and Sword: The Final Battle
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Kym Ng ends a 20-year wait to become Top 10 graduate
Updated: 23 Apr 2018
The 47-year-old has two more trophies to add to her collection tonight, as she also picked up her first Best Supporting Actress nod
Kym Ng’s heart raced for two very different reasons tonight – firstly, she picked up her very first acting award as she was awarded the Best Supporting Actress for her role in When Duty Calls, and afterward, when she finally ended her 20-year wait to become a Top 10 graduate.
After receiving her 10th – and final – Top 10 trophy tonight, she admitted that the first feeling that she experienced was a relief.
“I’m really thankful to my fans for not giving up for the past 20 years. They’ve been tirelessly voting for me all this time, and they can finally call it a day,” she quipped. “Many of my fellow artists were trying to lobby for votes for me and sending encouragement my way. In particular, Bryan (Wong) was very shamelessly lobbying nonstop for me – even when he was posting his own photos on social media, he would ask his followers to vote for me. Dasmond Koh and Quan Yifong did the same, which touched me greatly.”
Thanking her mother for her never-say-die attitude, Kym explained that her mum would always tell her that it was “normal to win sometimes, and not win at other times. There’s always next year!” She would also constantly remind Kym that she was doing great as she watched her on programmes, which the actress-host has taken as a source of motivation throughout the years.
“Honestly, the road that I’ve taken for the past 20 years has been pretty smooth, and there haven’t been many bumps along the way,” the 47-year-old smiled.
After her big win tonight, life still goes on as per usual for Kym, who chuckled that she won’t have time to celebrate with her husband tonight as she has to start filming Reach for the Skies at seven in the morning. “He was especially hardworking this year. He would always only vote less than 10 times for me in the past years, but he called the hotline at least 10 times a day this time around,” she revealed.
“I could really feel that everyone hoped that I could get my last trophy today. I’m so thankful.”
With the actress-host receiving her first performance award tonight as well, she shared that she “never imagined that I could stand next to Chen Han Wei when receiving an acting award”.
“I already felt like I won a prize when they told me that I was nominated!” she said. “I never thought that I would be a Best Supporting Actress nominee! I’m still filming Reach for the Skies now, and when I found out about my nomination, it was a really big encouragement for me and I told myself that I would definitely do my job well.”
Laughing that she felt like she was about to faint after she received the award, she shared that her heart started beating faster after the award was presented to her, but emphasised that she is “really, really, really happy (yet) afraid at the same time, because I’m very inexperienced when it comes to (acting).”
Now that she’s received her first acting award, Kym declared that she will work even harder “and do even more research and won’t laze around! Just because I’m a variety show host and can memorise the script really quickly, it doesn’t mean that I can only start reading the script when I’m on set,” she joked. “I’ll take my work even more seriously and be even more focused on my acting from now on.”
Han Wei, who received his second Best Supporting Actor award for his role in The Lead (his first was in 2015 for The Journey: Tumultuous Times), shared that while he heard that the total number of acting accolades is on par with former actor Xie Shaoguang (both actors each have five Best Actor and two Best Supporting Actor gongs to their name), he will not be taking the number of awards as a benchmark of how far he has come in his career.
“It’s been three years since I wore my (lucky charm) black rose. It’s better to rely on yourself, rather than a lucky charm,” he mused. “I worked on with Kym on another show before, and I actually just found out that it’s the first time that she’s won an award! I think she’s pretty good. As for the Best Actress award, I think my (on-screen) daughter Rebecca stands a pretty good chance. I realised that those actors who play my children tend to win awards quite often!”
Guess whose gut instinct turned out to be right last night?