Angelica Lee

Angelica Lee

Angelica Lee Sin-Jie (Chinese: 李心潔, Hakka Pinyin: Lee Sin Chet, pinyin: Lǐ Xīnjié) is a Malaysian-Taiwanese film actress and pop singer. She started her career in singing and later moved on to acting in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Lee starred in The Eye, the hit Asian horror film by the Pang Brothers, winning her the Golden Horse Award for Best Actress, Best Actress at the Hong Kong Film Festival and a Hong Kong Golden Bauhinia Award. She is among the very few Asian artists to be awarded as Berlin Film Festival Best Newcomer Awards in 2004 for her role in Betelnut Beauty.

Lee has also starred in the films 20 30 40 (where she co-starred with the person who discovered her, Sylvia Chang Ai Jia), and Koma. She worked with the Pangs again on Re-cycle, which was screened at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

She is engaged to director Oxide Pang. Lee speaks five languages and dialects: Mandarin, Hokkien, Malay, Cantonese and English.

Early life

On January 231976, Lee was born in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia to a bicycle shop owner and a homemaker. During her years in primary school, Lee was an active participant in singing competitions, where she won numerous awards, and in various sport-related activities. At Keat Hwa Secondary School, she was the head of her school's drama club. In 1995, at 19 years of age, Lee was discovered by Sylvia Chang at a Kuala Lumpur singing audition.

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