Pierre Png Biography
Pierre Png Theodore Tiang Huat, better known as Pierre Png is a Singaporean actor and comedian of Peranakan descent. He was born 29 October 1973 Singapore. He was educated at St Gabriel’s Primary School and Holy Innocents’ High School.
He is known for starring in MediaCorp’s Channel 5 and Channel 8’s dramas. Early in his career, he was known for playing the role of Phua Chu Beng in long-running sitcom Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd. He is also known for his role as a troubled and unhappy husband in the 2008 year-end blockbuster period drama The Little Nyonya, and as a villain in 2013 drama The Journey: A Voyage.
He made his television debut on Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd and several Channel 5 productions. He later began acting in Chinese language dramas on Channel 8 and was nominated for the Most Popular Newcomer Award at the 2001 Star Awards. In 2006 he received his first Best Actor award nomination at the Star Awards 2006 for his role in The Shining Star. He won the coveted award on his fourth nomination in 2014 for his vicious role Hei Long in MediaCorp’s year-end mega-blockbuster.
In 2014, he snared a leading role in the Channel 5 blockbuster drama Zero Calling and clinched the Best Actor award at the 19th Asian Television Awards. He co-starred in the Warner Bros. film Crazy Rich Asians, with Constance Wu and Henry Golding. The film marked his Hollywood feature film debut.
Pierre Png Age
He was born on 29 October 1973 in Singapore. He is at the age of 44 as in 2018.
Pierre Png Wife
He is married to former actress Andrea De Cruz. The couple got married in 2003.
Pierre Png Height
- Height: 1.78m.
- Weight: 72kg.
Pierre Png Net Worth
He has a worth of 43 million US dollars.
Pierre Png Movies
- Crazy Rich Asians
- Nothing to Lose
- The Eye
- Chicken Rice War
- That’s the Way I Like It
Pierre Png Crazy Rich Asian
Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She’s also surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse — Nick’s disapproving mother.
Initial release: 15 August 2018 (Canada)
Director: Jon M. Chu
Budget: 30 million USD
Production company: Color Force
Producers: Nina Jacobson, John Penotti, Bradford Simpson
Pierre Png That’s the Way I Like It
Blind for most of her life, concert violinist Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba) is the recipient of a double corneal transplant that restores her sight at long last. With the help of her doctor (Alessandro Nivola) and sister (Parker Posey), she learns to see again. Soon, however, frightening visions convince her that a terrifying alternate world exists, and only she can see it.
Initial release: 1 February 2008 (USA)
Directors: David Moreau, Xavier Palud
Box office: 56.96 million USD
Budget: 12 million USD
Story by: Danny Pang Phat, Oxide Pang Chun, Jojo Hui, Pang brothers
Pierre Png Nothing to Lose
Advertising executive Nick Beame (Tim Robbins) learns that his wife (Kelly Preston) is sleeping with his employer (Michael McKean). In a state of despair, he encounters a bumbling thief (Martin Lawrence) whose attempted carjacking goes awry when Nick takes him on an involuntary joyride. Soon the betrayed businessman and the incompetent crook strike up a partnership and develop a robbery-revenge scheme. But it turns out that some other criminals in the area don’t appreciate the competition.
Initial release: 18 July 1997 (USA)
Director: Steve Oedekerk
Music composed by: Robert Folk
Box office: 44.5 million USD
Screenplay: Steve Oedekerk
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Pierre Png Interview News
Crazy Rich Asians star Pierre Png’s pearls of wisdom to looking good past 40
Updated: Aug 27, 2018
On Looking Good Past 40…
I have to say I have been blessed with good genes. I have been told many times my father is the best-looking guy in Hougang (and some say Batam) and I got his height as well. Food-wise, I do eat everything, but in moderation.
I grew up eating chilli belachan. Peranakan cuisine is just amazing and makes you sweat a lot. That does help burn calories – and your mouth. Perhaps it is also because of my upbringing. We laugh a lot, and we don’t take things too seriously. Religion and love at home – that’s helped a lot mentally.
I am really simple, the anti-metrosexual perhaps. I used to clean myself in my younger days with just one bar of soap. These days, because of all the products I have to put on from filming, I have to clean myself properly.
(Local host) Andrea (De Cruz), the missus, does recommend certain cleansers that work well and fast.
Hair-wise, because of all the hair product, I have found using cold water for the first rinse does help, followed by a second more vigorous scrub. This helps me get all the gunk and hairspray out of my follicles.
Here is a pro tip for guys looking to hide damaged hair or are having bad hair days: Don’t use a cap. Even if it’s a trucker cap where there is ventilation, you’re covering your hair follicles and not letting them breathe.
16 Years On…
I donated part of my liver to Andrea (in 2002), but to put things in perspective, it is an experience where I am still learning as it goes along.
Post-op, it took quite a while to get used to the bodily changes. I could literally feel that stuff had moved around in my innards, and I was left with a massive scar chest down as well. It took about three to four months before the pain and discomfort left and full range of motion returned.
As the years have gone by, I haven’t felt many side effects.
To a certain extent, the trauma now feels psychological – any workouts or training involving my core makes me hold back.
But fitness-wise, I seem to have over-compensated and I reckon I am actually fitter than before. I am really happy to reach this point of my life and with the decisions I’ve made.
I subscribe to (the teaching of Israeli fitness coach) Ido Portal – the philosophy that if you can’t control your own body and movement, you have no right moving anything else.
Lifting weights and all is great, but he likes to go back to controlled movement and getting a full range of stretches. Very much like calisthenics.
I used to do a lot of cardio, interval training and Tabata, but these days, my workouts involve push-ups and sit-ups.
I am all about Amrap (as many reps as possible). While sit-ups aren’t rocket science, I do take my pull-ups seriously. In fact, my home has gymnastic rings.
Talking Crazy Rich Asians
With Crazy Rich Asians, there was nothing to lose. I auditioned for three roles – Nick Young, the lead character; his best friend; and the role I ultimately got – Michael Teo.
He is a born and bred Singaporean, which is right up my alley, as I am also from a middle-income family, didn’t go overseas to study. My character is basically the only one who is neither crazy nor rich.
It was also a great learning experience. Set discipline for Hollywood films is remarkable. You get on set and everyone knows what they are doing, and for us actors you just do your best to try not to screw it up after all that hard work.
All that effort means actors get the best chance to put real emotions on screen, as we’re not distracted by anything else except being in that moment and right on cue.
It is always good to expand your horizons, rather than being holed up in Asia. You could send me off to India, Thailand, and I am game for anywhere and anything.