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Sharon Au | Facts, Singaporean Actress, Biography, Career, Personal Life

QUICK FACTS

IntroFormer Singaporean actress and host
IsActor
FromSingapore
TypeFilm, Television, Stage and Radio
GenderFemale

BIOGRAPHY

Sharon Au (simplified Chinese: 欧菁仙; traditional Chinese: 歐菁仙; pinyin: Ōu Jīngxiān) is a former Singaporean actress and host. Having joined the TCS during the mid-1990s, she won many awards as an artiste with MediaCorp before leaving the industry to pursue further studies. She is still with MediaCorp but is now in an executive position.

CAREER

Previously a flight stewardess with Singapore Airlines, Au’s career in the entertainment industry began when she was talent-spotted from a Toy Factory Productions English remake of a Hong Kong stage musical I Have A Date With Spring. During the late 1990s she was best known for co-hosting City Beat with Kym Ng and Bryan Wong. She played numerous roles ranging from a cabaret girl in the stage musical, Beauty World to an enthusiastic radio presenter in the sitcom Right Frequency, each receiving rave reviews.

Competent and effectively bilingual, Au proved to be one of the most established hosts in Mediacorp alongside Quan Yi Fong and Guo Liang. This made her the favourite choice compere for most of MediaCorp’s variety special programmes. This is further endorsed with her victory when she clinched the Best Variety Show Host Award at the Star Awards for four consecutive years.

She left for Japan to further her studies in 2005 in the School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University in Tokyo on a MediaCorp scholarship. As part of her studies, she went to Jean Moulin University Lyon 3 in France for a year to study, as part of Waseda University’s One-Year international Exchange Program.

Au came back to Singapore specially to host the Star Awards 2007 having been missing from the screen since September 2005.

She was last seen on stage as Mrs Lee Kuan Yew in The LKY Musical in 2015.

Au attended CHIJ Saint Nicholas Girls’ School (Secondary) and Hwa Chong Junior College in Singapore. She graduated from Waseda University in Tokyo with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in 2011.

DRAMA

  • 1997
    • 第三类剧场III之油鬼仔 Tales of the 3rd Kind III
    • 心结(电视电影) Hidden Scars
  • 1998
    • 播音人 Right Frequency
  • 1999
    • 播音人II Right Frequency II
  • 2000
    • 新心关系 Soho@Work
    • 播音人III Right Frequency III
  • 2001
    • 大酒店 The Hotel
  • 2002
    • 发财八百万 Lucky Numbers
    • 春到人间 Springs of Life
  • 2004
    • 孩有明天
    • 偶像·爸爸 Oh Dad!
  • 2005
    • Tiramisu

VARIETY SHOW

  • 1995
    • 欢乐大放送 Entertainment Beat
    • 宜康之夜 Econ Night
    • 环岛追追追 Singapore Fun Discovery
    • 午后闲情 Afternoon Leisure Hour
  • 1996
    • 鼠来宝喜迎春 Lunar New Year Special
    • 宜康之夜 Econ Night
    • 欢乐大放送 Entertainment Beat
    • 娱乐新天地 Sunday Variety
    • TCS Staff Dinner Show
    • Samsung Show
    • 总统星光慈善 President’s Star Charity
    • 搞笑行动 Comedy Night
    • 群星照亮千万心 NKF Charity Show
    • TCS Olympics Opening/Closing
    • 环岛追追追 Singapore Fun Discovery
    • 欢乐周末夜 Weekend Delight
    • Eversoft Show
    • Talent Search Semi-final Show
  • 1997
    • 搞笑行动 Comedy Night
    • 宜康之夜 Econ Night
    • 早安您好 Good Morning Singapore
    • Kid’s Camp
    • 金牛贺岁迎新春 Lunar New Year Show
    • 总统星光慈善 President’s Star Charity
    • 环岛追追追 Singapore Fun Discovery
    • 非一般年轻 In Generation
    • 群星照亮千万心 NKF Charity Show
    • 才华横溢出新秀 Star Search Final
    • 超级老街坊 Truly Streetwise
    • 欢乐周末夜 Weekend Delight
    • Great World City Show
  • 1998
    • 做做朋友 Let’s Be Friends
    • 城人杂志 City Beat
    • 虎啸春到嘻洋洋 Lunar New Year Show
    • 歌舞欢腾贺新春 All-Star Variety Show
    • 宜康之夜 Econ Night
    • 群星照亮千万心 NKF Charity Show
    • 总统星光慈善 President’s Star Charity
  • 1999
    • 城人杂志City Beat
    • 玉兔贺岁迎丰年 Lunar New Year Show
    • 歌舞欢腾贺新春 All-Star Variety Show
    • 妆艺游行 Chingay ’99
    • 群星照亮千万心 NKF Charity Show
    • 欢乐周末夜 Weekend Delight
    • 歌舞今宵 Yesterday Once More
    • National Day Parade
    • 全星展艺献温情 MCS All-Stars Charity
    • Millennium Swing Singapore
  • 2000
    • 城人杂志City Beat
    • 千禧祥龙迎新春 Lunar New Year Show
    • 歌舞欢腾贺新春 All-Star Variety Show
    • 欢乐周末夜 Weekend Delight
    • National Day Parade
    • 群星照亮千万心 NKF Charity Show
    • 心手相连 Affairs of the Heart
  • 2001
    • 城人杂志City Beat
    • 千禧祥龙迎新春 Lunar New Year Show
    • 歌舞欢腾贺新春 All-Star Variety Show
    • 名人Tic Tac Toe Celebrity Squares
    • 群星照亮千万心 NKF Charity Show
    • 欢乐周末夜 Weekend Delight
    • 才华横溢出新秀 Star Search Final
    • 总统星光慈善 President’s Star Charity
    • National Day Parade
  • 2002
    • 城人杂志 City Beat
    • 群星照亮千万心 NKF Charity Show
    • 名人Tic Tac Toe Celebrity Squares
    • 欢乐周末夜 Weekend Delight
    • 名人TicTacToe III TicTacToe III
    • 名人TicTacToe特辑 TicTacToe Special
    • National Day Parade
    • 城人杂志 新系列
  • 2003
    • 佳居情缘 Living Room
    • 金童玉女心碰心 Perfect Match
    • National Day Parade
    • 欢乐周末夜 Weekend Delight
    • 才华横溢出新秀 2003 总决赛 Star Search 2003 Finals
  • 2004
    • 群星照亮千万心2004 NKF Charity Show 2004
    • 物物大交换 Barter Trade
    • 道地美食大搜寻 Malaysia Road Feast
    • 威力无比加油战 Spring N Slide
    • 不说你不知 Trivia Trove
    • 普威之夜 2004 PSC Nite 2004
    • National Day Parade
    • 全情真爱满童心 Children Medical Fund Charity Show
    • 澳妙新滋味 Flavours of Australia
  • 2005
    • 天鸡报喜贺新春 Lunar New Year’s Eve Variety Special
    • 群星照亮千万心2005 NKF Charity Show 2005
    • 也许或者有可能II I’m the One
    • 街头美食星 Star Choice
    • 乐在台湾 Naruwan Taiwan
    • National Day Parade
  • 2007
    • 红星大奖 2007 Star Awards 2007
  • 2011
    • National Day Parade
  • 2012
    • National Day Parade
    • 总统星光慈善 President’s Star Charity 2012
  • 2015
    • 28th Southeast Asian Games

THEATER

  • I Have a Date with Spring (in English and Mandarin, 我和春天有个约会), Toy Factory Productions, Singapore, 1995
  • Beauty World (in Mandarin, 美丽新世界), MediaCorp, Singapore, 1998
  • Storm (in Mandarin, 雷雨), Toy Factory Productions, Singapore, 1998
  • A Tinted Edge (in Mandarin, 角色), Toy Factory Productions, Singapore Arts Festival, Singapore, 2000
  • Chessmaster (in Mandarin, 棋人), Toy Factory Productions, Singapore, 2002
  • Happy Ghost (in Mandarin, 開心鬼), Spring-Time Stage Productions, Singapore, 2003
  • The LKY Musical, Metropolitan Productions, Singapore, 2015
  • “Toy Factory turns 20”. The Straits Times. Retrieved 27 December 2010.

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

YearOrganisationAwardNominated Work TitleResult
1998Star AwardsBest Variety Show HostNKF Charity Show 1998Nominated
1999Star AwardsBest Comedy PerformerRight FrequencyNominated
1999Star AwardsBest Variety Show HostCity BeatNominated
1999Star AwardsTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtisteN/AWon
2000Star AwardsBest Comedy PerformerSoho@WorkNominated
2000Star AwardsBest Variety Show HostCity BeatWon
2000Star AwardsTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtisteN/AWon
2001Star AwardsBest Comedy PerformerRight Frequency 3Won
2001Star AwardsBest Variety Show HostCity BeatWon
2001Star AwardsTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtisteN/AWon
2002Star AwardsBest Variety Show HostCity BeatWon
2002Star AwardsTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtisteN/AWon
2003Star AwardsBest Variety Show HostCity BeatWon
2003Star AwardsTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtisteN/AWon
2004Star AwardsBest Variety Show HostSpring N SlideNominated
2004Star AwardsTop 10 Most Popular Female ArtisteN/AWon
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