- Isabella Leong
Infobox Chinese-language singer and actor
name = Isabella Leong
chinesename = 梁洛施
pinyinchinesename = Liáng Luò Shī
jyutpingchinesename = loeng4 lok3 si1
birthname = Leong Lok Yiu (梁樂瑤)
birthdate = birth date and age|1988|6|23
othername = Isabella Leong, Isabella Leung, Leung Lok-si, Luoshi Liang
Emperor Entertainment Group
yearsactive = 2004-present
website = [http://www.eegmusic.com/artists/details.aspx?CTID=909f9847-06e4-4e60-8ef9-4584758d3b76 www.eegmusic.com]
Isabella Leong (
traditional Chinese: 梁洛施; pinyin: Liáng Luò Shī) is a Hong Kong-based singer, actress, and model. She is considered a symbol of a new generation of actresses in Hong Kong's entertainment industry. She can speak Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
Leong was born in Hong Kong on
June 23, 1988. Her Portuguese father died when Leong was a few months old and she moved with her Chinese-English mother to Macau. They remained in Macau until Isabella was 15 years old. [cite web
last = Arcilla
first = Tesa
title = Isabella Figura
work = Review Asia
date = February 2008
url = http://www.review-asia.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=267&Itemid=30
accessdate = 2008-06-15 ]
To help her mother support the family, Leong joined the
Emperor Entertainment Groupat 12 years old and began to work as a teenage model. She later turned to singing and released her debut album, "Isabella", at 16 years of age. "Isabella" did not achieve the success hoped for and Leong turned to acting instead.
In 2004, Leong appeared as a guest star in the TV series
Sunshine Heartbeat. In 2005, she made her film debut in The Eye 10and also appeared in Bug Me Not, for which she was nominated as Best New Performer in the Hong Kong Film Awards.
In 2006 Leong won the leading role in the highly successful "Isabella". The film allowed her to win a number of award nominations -- Best Actress at the
Hong Kong Film Awards, the Fantasportoand the Hong Kong Film Awards, and an award at Golden Bauhinia Awardsfor Best New Performer. The film also won the Silver Berlin award at the Berlin Film Festivalfor Best Film Music. Best of all, the film led to an increased level of public recognition and admiration, especially from the Chinese community.
Hong Kong Film Awards2007, Leong received two nominations: one for Isabella, and one for Diary- Best Supporting Actress; these nominations further increased her growing popularity. In 2007 Leong co-starred in the arthouseand lesbian-related film Spider Liliesalongside Taiwanese pop singer and actress Rainie Yang. Spider Lilieswas shown at the Berlin Film Festivaland won the Teddy Awardfor Best Feature Film.
In an attempt to follow in the successful footsteps of fellow Chinese actress
Zhang Ziyi, Leong went to Hollywoodand landed a supporting role in the film "" which was released on 1 August, 2008. [ [http://www.china.org.cn/english/entertainment/211807.htm Isabella to fight Mummy 3] .]
Hong Kong Film Awards(2005)
* Best New Performer for
Bug Me Not"' Hong Kong Film Awards(2007)
* Best Actress for Isabella "'
Hong Kong Film Awards(2007)
* Best Supporting Actress for
Diary"' Golden Bauhinia Awards(2007)
* Best Supporting Actress for
* [http://www.eegmusic.com/artists/details.aspx?CTID=909f9847-06e4-4e60-8ef9-4584758d3b76 EEG Isabella Leong Profile]
* [http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=97239175 Isabella Leong] on
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